Jacki throwing mini skeins of yarn in the air

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 a 62in bust.

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

Autumn knitting workshops booking now!

If you want to learn to knit this autumn – or to learn a new knitting skill – then check out my schedule of autumn knitting workshops.

I’ve just added a whole load of new dates, both for in-person knitting classes in Bristol, and online knitting workshops.

And you can find me teaching at this year’s Stitch Fest at Newton Abbot Racecourse in November, where I’m running sessions on brioche knitting, and the first ever in-person Knits That Fit Your Tits workshop/


Jacki sitting down holding a selection of yarns.

Issue 1 of inTANDEM zine is on sale now

I’ve got a lovely new cowl pattern in issue 1 of inTANDEM (a brand-spanking-new knitting magazine that’s put together by designers). The digital download is available now on Ravelry or the inTANDEM website, a features 6 gorgeous patterns.

A woman wears a knitted circular cowl and hat in autumnal tones
image copyright A Day In The Light photography

Knits for all weathers

Bit baffled by what the weather’s up to as we move between seasons? You’re not alone. 

Lucky, then, that I’ve got a selection of layerable, wearable, fun to knit patterns that can see you through these in-betweeny days.

And they’re all fully size-inclusive, with clear directions and carefully considered details.

Watch the Woolly Badger podcast on YouTube

Yep, I’ve hauled my geriatric millennial self over to YouTube and started a knitting podcast. 

In episode 10, I’m talking about how I came to be a knitwear designer. Spoiler alert: you don’t need to study knitwear design to become a knitwear designer.

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

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.