Prepare to knit your first garment!
Want to be more confident when knitting?
You’ve knitted simple items using knits and purls. Or maybe you completed How to Knit for Beginners with Nicki. Maybe you’ve looked at some patterns, but don’t know what to try next. Nicki will show you the techniques you need to knit some simple accessories, such as a scarf, hat and mittens. She’ll also help you to understand abbreviations and written instructions as well as a few symbols and simple charts. You’ll leave with samples of, and instructions for the techniques covered. After How to Knit for Improvers, you’ll have the confidence to use the skills learnt to make simple accessories.
“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.”
The Being Knitterly Studio is in a beautiful Edwardian house in Loughborough, Leicestershire.
Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking.
First class: introduction to knitting patterns, knitting a tension square, changing colour, selvedges.
Second class: measuring stitch and row tension; following a pattern; increasing and decreasing.
Third class: blocking fabrics; sewing seams; finishing ends.
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.
- Yarn for samples.
- A summary of the techniques covered.
- Notebook and pen.
- 4.0 mm knitting needles.
- Yarn scissors.
Knitting needles will be available to purchase.
- Improver knitter (you can cast on and off, knit and purl and work garter and stocking stitch).
Please take a look at the How to Knit for Beginners short course, if you have never tried to knit or have tried and couldn’t work out what to do.