If you would like to knit but are a novice or not very confident of your skills, then our 'Learn the Basics' courses would be ideal for you.
These courses are aimed at knitters who know how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off. We offer two, three week courses, Foundations and Building Blocks
Each course is made up of three sessions and cost £40.00 per set of three.
Each level has an optional materials pack to use during the course (£15.00) or you can bring your own.
knitting and purling technique check
increase and decreasing techniques and when to use them
Tension, pattern reading, mini-project to complete at home
Optional pack comprises: two sizes of zing 25cm straight knitting needles; a pair of snips; pins, sewing up needles, tape measure and one ball of Stylecraft Special DK yarn.
Working in the round using double pointed needles and circular needles
Colourwork -- intarsia and stranded
Lace & cables
Optional pack comprises: one set of double pointed needles and a circular needle; cable needle and two colours of Mambo DK.
At the end of each session we will give suggestions for patterns and yarns which use the skills learned that week to produce a small project.
If you would like to join our courses but have never knitted, we also offer a stand-alone session (Basics) which teaches how to cast-on, knit, purl and cast-off.
Optional pack as for the Building Blocks course.
Tuesday afternoons 1-3pm
Basic 10 September 2019
Foundations 01, 08, 15 October 2019
Building Blocks 05, 12 & 19 November 2019
Tuesday evenings 6.30—8.30pm
Basic 04 February 2020
Foundations 11 & 25 February and 03 March 2020
Building Blocks 17, 24 & 31 March 2020
Booking is recommended as numbers are restricted to five per course.
Learn the Basics Knitting Courses
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