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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Jacqueline Ferri!!!

Jacqueline Ferri (#1664) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning an Expert Level Knitting Merit Badge!

“I learned to knit when I was 9 from my mother. I made a simple scarf. Over the years, I did other needlecrafts. I didn’t pick up knitting again until 23 years later. After my third child was born, I took a continuing ed. class to refresh my knitting skills. The instructor had us make a cardigan. I joined a knitting guild, and here many of the members helped beginner knitters. From there, I just took off with new and varied knitting skills. Our guild provided workshops with renowned knitters, so we acquired interesting techniques. We went to Stitches, TKGA East Coast Conference, and a local knitting shop sponsored a “Ewephoric” Knitting Weekend. At these events, one breathes, sleeps, and eats knitting!!

I have learned the following techniques and have used them in various projects,.

Drop stitches
Aran knitting
Short rowing
Tunisian knitting
Lace knitting

and many more.

I have covered clear Christmas ornaments with a lacy beaded net that I knitted. I’ve knitted a sampler afghan, a winter white throw with chevrons and bobbles. I’ve made a shawl, sweater, and purse by knitting them on the diagonal using Jane Elliott’s designs (Not Your Plain Jane). I’ve knitted and felted a fun evening bag accented with eyelash yarn and a beaded handle. I have made hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters, blankets, and much more! I taught all four of my children how to knit when they were young, Two of them made scarves recently. My friend and I taught two Brownie troops how to knit. During our guild meetings, I have assisted beginner knitters. Our guild knits for various charities. I’ve knitted preemie caps, Oxfam sweaters, squares for blankets for the Linus Project. Presently I have a few projects going. I am knitting an aran pullover, a pattern from Vogue Knitting. The pattern has lots of cables and twists! It’s fun to knit! I’m also knitting a Mary Maxim poncho with some cables.”


  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Jacqueline, your Christmas ornaments are works of art! They must be stunning all over your family tree with twinkly lights!

    • Jacqueline Ferri says:

      Winnie, Thank you for your compliment. I love to add sparkle and variety to my Christmas tree. And of course, I love knitting!


  2. Jacqueline Ferri says:

    MaryJane, I am so flattered to be chosen for Merit Badge Awardee of the Week!!! My friend, Betty just call to inform and congratulate me. I had no idea! Thank you again!


  3. Nina Cole says:

    I love the Christmas ornament, and chance of getting the recipe?

  4. Arttie Cudnohufsky says:

    The ornament is beautiful! I would love the pattern too……..You are very talented! Congrats!

  5. Jacqueline Ferri says:

    Hi ladies, I got this kit years ago from Ornamental Knits. Thier web is ornamentalknits.com and this particular kit is Style C-Beaded Spiral. Good luck!


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