Fiona Goble

Fiona Goble

Fiona teaches knitting and sewing classes, and is the author of several bestselling knitting books, including: Knit Your Own Dolls, Knitted Animal Nursery, Knitted Animal Cozies, Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks, and Knitted Animal Hats. She started writing knitting patterns because she couldn’t find any that she really liked.

Fiona was taught to knit, crochet and sew by her aunt, grandmother – and the nuns at her local convent school. She’s had a project on the go ever since.

Before Fiona started knitting professionally, she was a charity worker, co-owned a copywriting and design agency, worked as a pottery decorator and ran an award-winning textile business making woollen throws and bags. She’s also worked as a political researcher and craft teacher.

Fiona lives in the UK, just outside London but overlooking a field of horses, with her husband and, sometimes, her student son.

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  • Knitted Tinsel Creatures with Fiona Goble

    We get to see and enjoy a selection of tinsel creatures that Fiona has knitted with King Cole tinsel eyelash chunky wool. These are simple and easy to do, particularly for beginners, and relatively quick too.

    Some of the creatures have additional DK wool added in to create the faces.

    You ca...

  • Knitting Mattress Stitch with Fiona Goble

    This is a simple but useful sewing stitch. It is used in knitting and it allows the knitting to lay flat when joining two pieces on top of each other.

    Fiona shows us how easy this is with a contrast thread. Usually, she would choose a matching colour to the knitted project.

    In this project ...

  • How to Knit a Rabbit Scarf with Fiona Goble

    Knitting in super chunky yarn, this will be quick to knit and adding the rabbit details really fun. Fiona talks you through how to add the face which is made as an additional section. Plus she has a great tip for keeping the scarf flat as it's knitted.

    The face attaches to the scarf with Mattr...

  • How to Knit Animal Paws with Fiona Goble

    Fiona shows us how to knit the three toes for a tabby cat. But the method is obviously useful for other animals that you can find in this fun book.

    And she works the toes over two stitches, and has a very clever way of working down the side. So that her wool is in the right place for the next ...

  • Knitted Frida Kahlo Doll with Fiona Goble

    This simple knitted doll represents the iconic Mexican artist, often remembered for her mono-brow.   The Frida Kahlo Doll will use up scraps of dark/light worsted/8ply wool yarn. It is knitted flat on a pair of short (15cm) needles.  You can use bits and bobs from your cupboard to create her jewe...

  • Knitted Amigurumi Pets with Fiona Goble

    Fiona shares with us her trio of delightful little pets that can be knitted (they are more usually found crocheted).   She assures us that they are easy for beginners. Utilising simple knitting stitches, together with standard yarn – preferably with some wool content – and small needles.
    In addit...

  • Meet Fiona Goble - Knitting Enthusiast and Author

    Valerie chats to Fiona Goble who specialises in knitted toys and accessories. She describes the use of eyelash yarns to make knitted pets. These are straightforward patterns for beginner knitters.
    Fiona developed knitted  Japanese Amigurumi Pets for people who don’t crochet. These are further exp...