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.

Jacki throwing mini skeins of yarn in the air
Cup of tea and knitting

My knitting patterns are all professional tech-edited, and thoroughly test knitted before publication, so you know you’re getting a lovely, straightforward knit.

I teach workshops online, and in person in Bristol. 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.

Knit your first sweater with me

My Sweater School workshop is back at No Frills Knitting in Bedminster, Bristol, starting on Tuesday April 18th at 7pm.

Over the course of 4 sessions, we learn everything you need to know to knit your very first garment. From picking a size, right up to blocking your sweater and finishing it properly, I’ll walk you through every step.

Think of it as having a hand to hold while you knit a sweater. Not literally, obviously. Because that would make it a bit tricky, wouldn’t it?

Watch the Woolly Badger podcast on YouTube

Yep, I’ve hauled my geriatric millennial self over to YouTube and started a knitting podcast. On my channel you’ll find updates on WIPs, upcoming designs, yarns I’m loving, and occasional updates on my attempts to learn to spin.

And, y’know, like and subscribe.

Back of a cardigan
Handknit 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.