Jacki sitting on the floor knitting

I’m Jacki, a knitting teacher and knitwear designer based in Bristol, UK. I’m all about encouraging knitters to try new things; whether that’s by attending one of my knitting workshops, or knitting one of my easy to follow knitting patterns.

My knitting patterns are all professionally tech-edited and thoroughly test knitted before publication, so you know you’re getting a lovely, straightforward knit. And they’re all size-inclusive; every adult garment design of mine is graded up to at least a 62in bust.

Learn to knit with me, wherever you are

I teach knitting workshops online, and in person in Bristol at lovely local yarn store No Frills Knitting. Whether you’re an absolute beginner wanting to learn to knit, or you’re looking to master more advanced skills like colourwork or cable knitting, I’m all about helping knitters increase their confidence and learn new skills

Summer Jimmy Jab flatlay
Sweater stack of Woolly Badger designs

Looking for a Christmas gift for a knitter?

A knitting workshop makes a superb gift for a knitter- or a wannabe knitter.

I teach loads of knitting workhops both in Bristol, UK, and online.

Whether you’re buying for a complete beginner who wants to learn the basics of how to knit, or an experienced knitter who wants to nail more complex skills like brioche knitting, chances are I’ve got a knitting workshop for them.

Jacki sitting down holding a selection of yarns.

Speedy gifts to knit up in no time

I’ve gathered together 6 of my favourite knitting patterns for quick gift knits – and they’re all ones you can knit with small amounts of yarn.

Handy, hey

Beautiful knits to cosy up in this winter

Nothing’s going to keep you as cosy during cold weather as layers of lovely hand knits in snuggly wool.

And oh man, do I have some cracking knits for layering. There’s the new, DK-weight Bryony slipover, which features two different optional bust adjustments for a brilliant fit.

Then there’s the even newer Monty Shawl, a shallow crescent shawl that works brilliantly worn with your winter coat.

That’s just two of the knits on offer; I’ve got plenty more in the back catalogue. They’re all fully size-inclusive, with clear directions and carefully considered details.

Check out my knitting tutorials on YouTube

Yep, I’ve been taking the time to record a whole host of new knitting tutorials over on YouTube.

I’m explaining things in simple, straightforward ways – after all, I’ve been teaching people to knit in person for over two years now, which means you learn how to explain stuff.

There are videos covering everything from casting on, to working 4 stitch brioche decreases. And I’ll be adding more all the time.

And, y’know, like and subscribe.

Got bigger boobs? I can help you make knits that fit your tits. For real.

If you’re going to put all the hours and effort into knitting yourself a beautiful garment, you want it to fit you properly, right?

Well, I can help that happen. Whether you attend my Knits That Fit Your Tits online workshop and learn how to adapt patterns to work for you, or knit one of my garment patterns with an optional bust adjustment included, we’ll get you knitting sweaters that don’t pull, or stretch, or swamp, or any of that rubbish stuff.

Knits that fit. Crazy times.

Back of a cardigan
Advent shawl

Faff-free, easy to follow knitting patterns

All my knitting patterns – whether they’re size inclusive garment knitting patterns, cute kids sweater patterns, or beautiful accessories like shawls and socks – are available for digital download on Ravelry and Payhip.

I’ve got over 30 published knitting patterns, with plenty more in the works. Subscribers to my mailing list get exclusive discounts on new releases and a 10% discount as a thank you for joining (among lots of other perks), so sign up now and get pattern shopping.

Thank you to these fellow creatives

My cute little Badger logo is the work of the talented Cathryn Worrell 

Gem Hicks photography took all the best shots on this website.