Knitwear Finishing Techniques workshop

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

£50.00£60.00

Make your hand knits look handmade, not homemade

10:00 – 16:00, Saturday 9 February, 2019
The Being Knitterly Studio, Loughborough, Leicestershire
7 maximum.

or

10:00 – 16:00, Saturday 1 June 2019
Hope & Elvis, Harley Foundation Studios, 7 Tan Gallop, Welbeck, Workshop Nottinghamshire, S80 3LW
10 maximum.

Please take a look at the How to Knit for Improvers short course if you have never made a garment or followed a pattern before.

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Description

Improve the finish of your knitted garments

One day knitwear finishing techniques workshop

Join knitwear designer Nicki Merrall to learn professional finishing techniques for knitwear. You will learn how to do mattress stitch to make neat seam, as well as lots of other tips to help achieve a finished garment to be proud of. The aim is for you to make your hand knits look handmade, not homemade

Dates:

10:00 – 16:00, Saturday 9 February, 2019
The Being Knitterly Studio, Loughborough, Leicestershire
7 maximum.

or

10:00 – 16:00, Saturday 1 June 2019
Hope & Elvis, Harley Foundation Studios, 7 Tan Gallop, Welbeck, Workshop Nottinghamshire, S80 3LW
10 maximum.

Venue:

The Being Knitterly Studio is in a beautiful Edwardian house in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Hope & Elvis is a large studio run by Louise Asher. It is situated in the tranquil Harley Foundation studios at Welbeck, North Nottinghamshire.

Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking.

Workshop comprises:

  • A designer’s ‘show and tell’ using Nicki’s own designs, swatches and knitting books.
  • Knitting samples to practice knitting selvedges, shaping sides and shoulders, and the three-needle cast-off.
  • Measuring stitch and row tension and blocking knitwear.
  • Sewing the seams and adding button and buttonhole bands.
  • Lunch (at the Being Knitterly Studio only).
  • Refreshments all day together with home baked cake in the afternoon.

You will learn to:

  • Knit and use a tension square.
  • Make and use different selvedges.
  • Work mirrored increases & decreases.
  • Work short-row shaping for shoulders & the three needle cast-off.
  • Block your knitting.
  • Sew seams on knitwear using mattress stitch.
  • Pick up stitches and knit button bands & buttonholes.

You will leave with samples of, and instructions for the techniques covered. You will be asked to knit one sample before the workshop, so you can make the most of the day.

Price includes:

  • Tuition.
  • Yarn for samples.
  • A summary of techniques covered.
  • Lunch (at the Being Knitterly Studio only).
  • Refreshments together with home baked cake in the afternoon.

Please bring:

  • Your knitted sample.
  • Notebook and pen.
  • 3.5 and 4.00 mm knitting needles.
  • Yarn scissors.
  • A yarn needle.

Level:

  • Intermediate knitter (have knitted a few garments, but not happy with the finished item).

Please take a look at the How to Knit for Improvers short course if you have never made a garment or followed a pattern before.

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Being Knitterly Studio, Hope & Elvis

3 reviews for Knitwear Finishing Techniques workshop

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessie (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the day at this workshop. The skills we learned were relevant to all knitters making garments. They made my knitting look neater and more professional. I feel I have learned new techniques which will be easy to adapt and use in my future projects.

    Nicki’s passion for knitting is infectious. She is patient and knowledgeable and clearly enjoys passing on her skills. The group was small enough ( 7 participants) for us all to have plenty of time to ask questions and have hands on help from Nicki.

    It was also very sociable and I particularly enjoyed chatting to other knitters as we worked.

    The venue is easy to get to and the food was delicious. There was a small pop up shop to tempt those of us that wanted to stock up on supplies.

    I’d describe myself as an intermediate level knitter having made a few garments but wanting to polish my skills. This was exactly what we achieved and I would definitely recommend this workshop to any improver knitter.

    • Being Knitterly

      Thank you Jessie! I wanted everyone to leave with lots of techniques for improving their knitting, and at the same time have had an enjoyable day with good food and company. I look forward to hearing how you get on with future projects.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    cdavis281 (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this course as it’s hands on and we worked through the different techniques at our own pace. The course covered many tips and techniques for shaping, all of which contribute to a much more professional end result when reaching the finale of making up a garment. It’s often the small things that make a difference eg tips about reading yarn labels, the value of tension squares, blocking, needle sizes and how the same size needle can produce a different tension etc. I’d describe my knitting ability as “just about intermediate”. I’m largely self taught and I’ve made many mistakes along the way (and still do!). I have a stop/start relationship with knitting projects. I came away inspired. I’ve now picked up my needles again and have my next project planned. I’m also going to try knitting with circular needles too and perhaps next year, venture into the world of crochet. The day flew by punctuated by many refreshments, delicious home made biscuits, cake and of course a vegetarian lunch. Perfect. Thanks Nicki.

    • Being Knitterly

      Thank you Caroline! I’m glad you found it useful. Hopefully, now you’ll want to knit more often. I’m looking forward to hearing about your next project.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Judith Sismey (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the course on 15th September. I’ve been knitting for a long time but often been disappointed with my finished garments. I’ve not always done the the things Nicki covered as I’ve always been impatient to get a garment finished! Having done the course and now having bought blocking mats I will be more careful with my knitting, doing a tension square and blocking my knitting before sewing up!! Nicki was very patient and encouraging and gave us alll the help we needed. It was a lovely group and we managed to chat as well as knit. The day went by very quickly but Nicki kept us all on track and we covered all the things in her very helpful booklet. It’s given me confidence to try some new skills. My projects may not get finished as quickly but they should be better in the long run!
    Thanks for an enjoyable day, Nicki and the lovely food!

    • Being Knitterly

      Judith, I’m so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Hopefully, you will find that you finish garments faster as you become more familiar with the techniques.

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