Workshops and Events
Monthly Knit Night
Suggested donation £3
January 16th, February 13th, March 19th, April 16th, May 21st, June 18th, July 23rd, August 20th, September 17th, October 15th, November 19th and December 17th.
Workshop – Tuesdays December 10th and 17th, 2019
or Tuesdays January 14th and 21st, 2020
or Tuesdays February 4th and 11th, 2020
or Tuesdays March 10th and 17th, 2020
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: Tuesdays December 10th and 17th 2019, or Tuesdays January 14th and 21st 2020, or Tuesdays February 4th and 11th 2020, or Tuesdays March 10th and 17th, 19:00 - 20:30pm
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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