Workshops and Events
Virtual Knit Nights
How: We're using Zoom for our Virtual Knit Nights, so you will need to have this installed prior to the Knit night. For an updated invitation link, please visit our blog.
When: Thursdays 19:00 - 20:30pm
Learn How to Knit Virtual Course – Launching August 2020
iKnit7 with Friends – Starter Series by Carol Feller: Zero to Knit
One of the most important things we do as yarns shops is we teach. We introduce people to the wonderful world of wool! Nothing beats the expression on the face of someone where it just 'clicked', they solved the code, they get it! Isolation and social distancing prevents us from doing our usual Learn How to Knit Workshops for the foreseeable future. It is something we all miss and a challenge that has been thoroughly discussed between my friends and myself at iKnit7, how can we offer the best tutoring possible for beginner knitters without physically bringing them into the shops?
Together with renowned designer and online tutor extraordinaire Carol Feller, we have developed an online course specifically with the beginner knitter in mind. Whether you are completely new to knitting, or you were once taught back in the day and are in need of a refresher, the Stolen Stitches Starter Series From Zero to Knit is exactly what you are looking for.
Taking you from the very basic anatomy of a stitch, the different qualities of yarn and their weights, needles and their sizes, different stitches and techniques, knitting flat, knitting in the round – you name it … at the end of this course you will have finished three projects, and you can most definitely call yourself a knitter! Best of it all, everything comes neatly wrapped up in one package with materials included, you can work through the whole course in your own pace, in the safety of your home.
Zero to Knit is a power-packed workshop series that takes you by the hand from utter knitting novice right the way through to completing your first (mini) cardigan. Conquer knitting basics as you learn the lingo and technical know-how of everything from wool, yarn and the anatomy of a stitch. Develop your unique eye and keen set of skills that will leave you with all the skills you need to tackle your next knitting adventure. Time isn't a factor as we developed this course to be consumed in whatever stolen moments you can find. Guidance from a professional and experienced teacher with direct communication established through the course platform, no questions are too stupid to be asked.
Iknit7 is a collaboration by seven unique yarn shops: Emily foulds, Ginger Twist Studio, Wild and Woolly, Knit with attitude, This is Knit, Tribe Yarns and A Yarn Story. To learn more visit iKnit7.com
To book: Access The Starter Series Zero to Knit course online via a code provided in your kit.
When: In your own time at your own pace.
Workshop – Sunday January 26th, 2020
or Saturday February 29th, 2020
or Sunday March 29th, 2020
Beginner's Guide to Crochet Workshop
In this class you will learn all the basic stitches that you need as an introduction to Crochet. Absolute beginners welcome, but also suitable for anyone who already has some knowledge of crochet and wants to develop their skills further.
You can either pick a pattern to make yourself a scarf or to start on your very own Granny Square blanket. Alternatively you can start to make an amigurumi animal or toy, and learn how to crochet in 3D!
The Chevron Scarf patterns comes in 3 different shapes; straight & simple, skinny infinity loop or a button-up snood. The Granny Square is one of the most loved and iconic crochet patterns, and can be used as a starting point for many fantastic creations or accessories, as well as the classic blanket. I will have a selection of amigurumi patterns and examples to show you how that technique works too.
However, the class size is small enough to tailor the session to each student's preference of project, in a choose-your-own-adventure kind of way! If you already have an idea in mind of what you wish to learn to crochet, we can help you find a pattern or read one that you may have brought with you. Even better, get in touch beforehand about what you are interested in making, and between us we can discuss it all ahead of time to make sure you get the most out of the learning experience.
Some materials and hooks will be provided for you to use while you practice the stitches and you will also get a 10% discount in the shop for you to get started on your chosen project! Tea and biscuits will be provided for sustenance during the session! You are welcome to bring along your own supplies though too (whether that be yarns and/or snacks!)
Size of class: 6 students
When: Sunday January 26th 2020, or Saturday February 29th 2020, or Sunday March 29th 2020, 14:00 - 17:00pm
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
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
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