How to Knit for Improvers short course

Improvers knitting course in June 2019

How to Knit for Improvers short course

Let me tell you a bit about the improvers knitting short course that I’m running next in June 2019.

Improvers knitting: learn the techniques needed for a simple garment during How to Knit for Improvers short course with Nicki from Being Knitterly

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Why should you come to this improvers knitting short course?

You’ve knitted simple items using knits and purls. Or maybe you have already completed my How to Knit for Beginners’ short course. Maybe you’ve looked at some patterns, but don’t know what to try next. I’ll show you the techniques you need to knit some simple accessories, such as a scarf, hat and mittens.

I’ll also provide delicious homemade biscuits or cake and a variety of hot drinks. And if we’re lucky, the Being Knitterly barista (Mr BK), will be around to make some rather nice coffee!

How will you learn?

I’ll demonstrate each stitch, both to groups and individuals. The first few times that you try a technique, I’ll talk you through the process as you do it. You’ll also be given a handout with photographs and written instructions for each technique. Practise makes perfect, so a bit of practice between each class will help too.

You’ll practise by knitting small samples. Sometimes these will be miniature accessories, sometimes a small piece of knitting.

“Nicki is there every step of the way demonstrating, explaining and making sure that you don’t feel an absolute idiot when faced with new techniques! I was thrilled with the new skills I learned and am eagerly looking forward to the next course. Meanwhile I will be tackling some projects on my own that I wouldn’t have felt confident to try before this course.”


What will you learn?

You will learn to:

  • Knit a tension square and measure stitch and row tension.
  • Change colour.
  • Increase and decrease neatly.
  • Sewing seams.
  • Follow pattern abbreviations and written instructions.

In the first improvers knitting class you’ll learn about the things you need to know before starting your project. I’ll show you a simple knitting pattern and help you understand it. I’ll show you how I keep track of my rows when I’m knitting. You’ll also learn how to change colour so that you can knit stripes. By the end of this class you’ll be ready to knit several scarves and a simple pair of fingerless mittens.

In the second class you’ll learn how to block your knitting and join seams using mattress stitch. Then you will learn how to shape your knitting using increasing and decreasing. By the end of this class you’ll be ready to knit a simple hat.

In the third class you’ll learn how to knit in the round. You’ll cast-on, then join ready to knit a rib and stocking stitch in the round. By the end of this class you’ll be ready to knit a simple cowl.

When does it take place?

19:00 – 21:00, Tuesday evenings, 4, 11 & 18 June 2019.

Where is the Being Knitterly Studio?

The Being Knitterly Studio is based in Loughborough, north Leicestershire. Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking.

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How to Knit short courses

How to Knit for Beginners and Improvers – for each course choose a class on three of the following dates:

  • November 2019 & January 2020: 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 14 Jan, 21 Jan & 28 Jan.
  • May–June 2020: 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 2 June, 9 June, 16 June & 23 June.

How to Crochet short courses

How to Crochet for Beginners and Improvers – for each course choose a class on three of the following dates:

  • September–October 2019: 10 Sept, 17 Sept, 24 Sept, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 22 Oct & 29 Oct.
  • February–March 2020: 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 March, 10 March, 17 March & 24 March.

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