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Monthly Knit Night

Join us for a social evening of knitting and fun. Bring your wool and needles, and let us knit together. All skill levels welcome! We’ll provide wine and snacks, and we’ll offer 10% off all yarns on the evening.
When: 3rd Thursday of the month (except March which is the 4th Thursday as we are attending the Edinburgh Yarn Festival), 6.30pm
Suggested donation £3

2019 dates:
January 17th, February 21st, March 28th, April 18th, May 16th, June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 19th, October 17th, November 21th and December 19th.

Workshop – Thursdays June 6th and 13th
or Thursdays July 4th and 11th, 2019

Learn to Knit Workshop

Learn the wonderful art of knitting. Over the course of two evenings you will learn the basics of knitting and end up with a wonderfully snuggly snood made by your own fair hands.

The first evening will cover an intro to knitting, how to cast on and the basic knit stitch. The second evening will see you finish off your snood, learn how to cast off and sew the snood up.

There will be gorgeous chunky wool in a range of fabulous colours and needles available to buy on the night at 10% discount or you can bring your own materials. You will come away with not just a lovely snood but hopefully a new passion.

The workshops are run by Cassie, who is passionate about knitting and passing on the knitting love. Cassie runs parents and babies knitting groups and knits for both stage and film.

Size of class: 6 students
When: Thursdays June 6th and 13th 2019, 19:00 - 20:30pm, or Thursdays July 4th and 11th 2019, 19:00 - 20:30pm
Fee: £50

Workshop – Sunday September 1st, 2019

Learn to Bind a Knitter's Journal

In this workshop you will bind your very own Knitter’s Journal. You will learn all the skills you need to make a multi-section soft cover exposed spine book, using the French Link Stitch method. Each student will choose from a selection of printed and plain papers to build up their own personal journal. Pages are made up of: handy Knitter’s facts, useful gauge measurements, project journal pages, knitters graph paper, useful pocket pages for holding notions or patterns and much more. The choice is up to you. These pages are then collated and bound by hand with step by step instruction provided by the tutor.

No bookbinding experience is necessary but a good eye for folding paper is always useful. A sharp bookbinders needle and awl are also used. Materials and equipment are provided for the workshop and each student will leave with their own A5 Journal with at least 112 pages. Students are also welcome to bring in their own A4 papers if they wish to also bind them into their journal.

This workshop is part of our Great London Yarn Crawl 2019 programme, £5 per yarn crawler that signs up for the workshop will be donated to GLYC's chosen charity Refuge.

Size of class: 6 students
When: Sunday September 1st 2019, 11:00am - 14:00pm
Fee: £35

Workshop – Friday October 25th, 2019

My Dream Sweater Workshop with Julie Knits in Paris

Our dear friend Julie Dubreux is returning to Knit with attitude with a 3-hour hands-on workshop enabling you to never knit a jumper that doesn't fit ever again!

Create your own sweater that fits your body shape and suits your fashion sense. Learn about top-down raglan sweater construction and proportions, and how to shape a sweater that is just right to make you feel good! The workshop also focuses on how to adapt sweater patterns to your body, and how to choose the size and ease that will work best for you.

As this is a Friday evening workshop we're thinking why not turn this into a proper Parisian night, Julie has promised to bring tasty freshly made baguettes from Paris, and we'll top that up with some French wine and cheese! This is truly a workshop-party you don't want to miss!

Size of class: 10 students
When: Friday October 25th 2019, 18:30 - 21:30pm
Fee: £60

Workshop – Saturday November 30th, 2019

Nordic Knitting with Karie Westermann

Karie Westermann is a knitwear designer and tutor working across the UK and Europe. Her client list includes Rowan Yarns, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Oslo Strikkefestival, Malabrigo, Blacker Yarns and Eden Cottage Yarns. Karie also regularly appears in knitting magazines and podcasts. She is an experienced and sought-after tutor with more than 15 years' experience teaching at all levels.

This full day workshop will introduce you to the many, varied knitting traditions of Scandinavia and the Nordic region. Together with Karie, you will explore Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian and Danish knitting heritage as you knit colourwork 'the Nordic way'. We'll discuss authentic colour choices and regional differences in colourwork among other things. You'll be working a wrist warmer pattern on the day, try two-handed colourwork, troubleshoot your colourwork techniques, and you will also get a chance to look at Karie's gorgeous samples.

Experience: Intermediate - you need to be comfortable knitting in the round and be able to follow an easy colourwork chart.

Size of class: 10 students
When: Saturday November 30th 2019, 11:00am - 16:00pm
Fee: £70

The Small Print:

Courses are payable in full on booking. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking at minimum two weeks before the event to receive a full refund. For later cancellations, your place needs to be filled by another student for a refund to be issued. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry, but Knit with attitude/Of Cabbages & Kings can not be held responsible for weather conditions or any other situations that are out of our control.

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