Monica Russel, trading as The Knit Knacks designs and supplies knitting kits and patterns. Monica has 7 books with her knitting patterns and her designs regularly feature in knitting magazines – Let’s Knit, Simply Knitting and Knit Now.Monica has also created several designs for Roosters yarn, UK Alpaca and Jamiesons Yarn.

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Knitting Pattern Books all designed by Monica Russel

My Knitting pattern books  New Cosy Book Featuring 10 patterns

All books £4.99 - £6.00

Knitting Kits

Knitting kits

The knitting kits for tea cosies come in eco friendly boxes, my other kits for hats, wrist warmers, boot cuffs and other fun accessories are packaged in cellophane and contain the pattern and all the necessary yarns for your chosen item. A range of colour combinations can be chosen. Prices for kits start from £10.00. Kits are an economical way of making an item as they only contain sufficient yarns to make your item thus avoiding wastage.

Knitting Workshops and Masterclasses

The Knitting Workshops and Masterclasses are aimed at all levels of experience, ability and confidence and are available East Sussex and Central London. Monica will provide a friendly and inclusive environment where you can extend your range of skills and have fun along the way.

Downloadable Knitting Patterns

All of our knitting patterns can be quickly and easily downloaded and re-downloaded when needed.

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Why not brush up or develop your knitting skills by having private lessons or attending one of my workshops. I am also happy to run workshops for craft groups or in Haberdashery shops. 

Programme Of planned Workshops for 2017 - please see my workshop page for further details


Roosters Yarn

I am now stocking a range of Roosters Yarn which is luxurious and affordable and have designed a range of accessories for the company. There is a free pattern for a lace scarf when a skein of lace is purchased.

LACE YARN £16.00 ( 80% ALPACA 20% SILK). Lovely and soft.

If you would like to know more about knitting workshops or would like to set up a knitting class in your workplace or home then do contact me.

Special Offer and Promotions

New For Autumn 2017


Make this with or without Pom - Poms Cost £24.00 Colour Speckledy Gold


Copper Calypso Unisex Slipover Man's slipover knitted in UK Alpaca DK Yarn

Customer Testimonials

"I bought a kit and it was great"
Jim, Tunbridge Wells

" Sevice was excellent" Monica was very helpful

Mary, Cumbria

"Really enjoyed a Fair Isle workshop at Monica's House in East Sussex" 

Sue, Sussex