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 and UK Alpaca.

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Knitting Pattern Books


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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Programme Of Workshops 2016 - please see my workshop page for further details


Learn to knit FairIsle with a cute pair of knitted wristwarmers

Sat 30th January 2-5pm £22 . Materials are not included and you will need DK Yarn &  4/4.5mm needles…



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 £14.00 ( 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 Patterns and Yarns for 2016.

This jumper was designed for UK Alpaca in

a silk/alpaca 4ply yarn that is absolutely wonderful to wear.

Patterns and yarns available to purchase.

Fair Isle Frenzy Short Sleeved Jumper          The slipover is knitted in UK Alpaca DK yarn.

Copper Calypso Unisex SlipoverT

Customer Testimonials

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