Modular Knitting workshop

Have fun with Modular Knitting in August 2019

Modular Knitting workshop

I’m teaching a Modular Knitting workshop at the Being Knitterly Studio in August.

Modular knitting (also known as mitred or domino knitting) involves knitting modules one at a time. This is done seamlessly by picking up stitches from the edge of a previous module. Various shapes can be used for modules; in this workshop, you will learn the simplest one: the mitred square. The technique is relatively simple; the fun starts when you knit stripes. The decreases in a mitred square cause the stripes to form a corner rather than straight lines. It’s easy to create a knitted item that looks wonderful, but is actually easy to knit!

Samples of mitred squares made during a modular knitting workshop with Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

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Why should you come to the Modular Knitting workshop?

You are intrigued by the technique of modular knitting because you’ve seen some amazing designs. Maybe you have tried to knit mitred squares but struggled to pick up stitches neatly. You want to experiment with your own colour combinations, but using a simple technique. Maybe you may just want a fun day out with like-minded individuals.

You’ll have refreshments all day, a home-cooked vegetarian lunch, as well as delicious home-baked cake in the afternoon.

How will you learn?

I’ll demonstrate techniques, both to groups and individuals. The first few times that you try a new technique, I’ll talk you through it while you do it. You will repeat all the techniques a few times to make a small sample.

After lunch, the fun really begins. You’ll see what happens when you try out different stripe patterns. We’ll discuss how to turn your ideas into projects. You will finish the workshop inspired by everyone’s samples and wanting to try out different colour and stripe combinations when you get home.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn to:

  • Knit a mitred square in garter stitch.
  • Work a variety of decreases.
  • Make additional mitred squares by picking up stitches.
  • Knit triangles to fill in gaps at the edges.
  • Plan a project using mitred squares.
  • Vary the basic mitred square using stripes.

You’ll leave the Modular Knitting workshop with your knitted samples and instructions for the techniques covered, as well as plenty of ideas to try at home. You’ll be ready to make your first modular knitting project, such as a cushion cover, bag, scarf or throw.

When does the workshop take place?

10:00–16:00, Saturday 17 August 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.

Places cost £55.00. This includes tuition, yarn for swatches, instructions, lunch, refreshments and home-baked cake.

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2 Responses to Modular Knitting workshop

  1. Anne Cartwright 22 August 2019 at 19:08 #

    Modular Knitting Workshop: 17th August – that was the diary entry. Having been a knitter for 67 years I’d learned one important thing … you have more to learn than you already know and this workshop was a case in point. Nicky is very well qualified and her teaching is excellent.

    There were four of us and we were made very welcome. Warm drinks arrived quickly and Nicky introduced herself and the course. Mitred squares had been a spectacular failure for me years ago so I never tried again, but once Nicky started explaining things it made me want to start knitting them with confidence. It was fun.

    Nicky gave us beautiful flapjacks for elevenses, and home made soup and bread for lunch – delicious. It was a chatty occasion (sorry girls, I know I’m a chatterbox) and we shared experiences. The course ended at 4 pm with me feeling far from the idiot I felt beforehand, that I’d achieved something special. In fact, I booked another course while I was there.

    Thank you Nicky and Andrew.

    • Being Knitterly 24 August 2019 at 16:44 #

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the workshop Anne.

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