Knitting for Beginners

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Knitting is fun, relaxing and versatile!

Learn this ancient craft, and discover the exciting range of possibilities available to the modern knitter. Once you have learned the basics, it is possible to create beautiful and practical wearables and home wares for yourself, your family and friends.

In this Knitting for Beginners Class, the broad topics outlined below will be covered, but not necessarily in the exact order.

You will learn the basics of knitting techniques and work on a particular project of your choosing. Each student’s progress in a project will be discussed at the start of a teaching session and demonstrations of stitches and techniques will be given throughout the course.

  • Learn basic knitting stitches.
  • Learn about different yarns and their uses.
  • Discuss online resources.
  • Learn how to change to a new ball of yarn.
  • Learn how to read a simple pattern.
  • Understanding importance of tension.
  • Discuss basic finishing techniques.
  • Using learnt skills, begin or create a simple project. Participants will have the option of knitting either a simple scarf, or a beanie.
Learning Outcomes
  • Learn how to do basics of knitting:
  • Knit, purl, casting on and off, simple increase and decrease.
  • Learn to read simple patterns.
  • Apply techniques learnt to create or begin a simple knitting project.
Important information
  • Please bring the following to the first class.
  • One pair of 4 mm needles 25 – 30 cm long
  • One ball of 8 ply yarn (preferably a mid to light colour)
  • Pen and paper for taking notes
  • In the first week we will discuss possible projects and materials required
Additional Information

Please wear closed in shoes.

Feedback From Past Students

"The tutor is inspiring and dedicated. I signed up for this course because she was conducting it."

"I wanted to say another HUGE THANK YOU for the knitting class. Your passion and dedication to your craft really came through and it was enjoyable learning from someone so talented. I have definitely developed my own love for knitting and I can’t wait to keep going. I will send you a photo of my finished beanie as soon as I’m done."

"The tutor is really knowledgeable and has a clear love for knitting, which makes the class very engaging. Course was also well structured, with each lesson building on the last. Extrinsic materials provided were very helpful."

"Great fun, personable style, lots of expertise to share, built a sense of camaraderie across a group pf very diverse people to make the class very enjoyable. We all said we’d like to come back for more!"

"The tutor was interesting and engaging. She taught not just how to knit but also about her experiences. She made us feel
confident to try any knitting project. I would definitely recommend her class, and will look for other classes she teaches, she was great! The course was excellent"

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The tutor (Sally) was excellent in her knowledge and experience of knitting, and sharing practical information to help beginner knitters. The way she structured the classes really helped me feel comfortable and more confident with knitting.

  • said: The teacher was very attentive and knowledgeable. It was an enjoyable class to attend. Please create intermediate knitting class

  • said: FIVE STARS

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