Knitting for beginners
Our Beginners Knitting course will take you from your very first stitches to making your own knitted projects. Knitting expert and tutor Debbie Tomkies will be teaching you all the essentials as well as sharing some of her top tips, tricks and hacks!
You will learn:
- Holding the needles
- Casting on
- Knit stitch
- Purl stitch
- Cast off
- Professional seaming
- Understanding and following a knitting pattern
- Measuring tension (gauge) and why it matters
- Each week you'll also have a small project to take away and complete at home
You will need:
Needles and all materials are included so just bring yourself!
As part of the course you will receive a pair of knitting needles and yarn to take home, fully illustrated handouts and a selection of Debbie's exclusive knitting patterns. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided during the classes.
The price for this 3-week course is £90 and includes all materials.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners and as a refresher for knitters who may not have picked up the needles in a while. This is a course aimed at adults. Where possible we welcome accompanied younger knitters but please let us know before booking.
This is an in person course and will be hosted at Debbie's studio at A4 studios and AIR Gallery in Altrincham, Cheshire.
The Beginners Knitting course runs over 3 weeks.
About the classes
Debbie likes to be able to give students individual attention so we keep our classes small and friendly. This class has a maximum of 6 students per class meaning there's plenty of time for your questions and to pick up valuable tips and tricks as you go. Debbie is adept at teaching both left and right-handed knitters (being a natural left-hander who taught herself to knit right-handed!).
Keen to learn to knit but can't attend in person?
No problem! We are planning to offer online knitting classes live via zoom where you can enjoy the course from the comfort of your own home. As the course is live you'll be able to ask questions and Debbie will be demonstrating techniques on screen. You'll also be able to chat with other students and share your progress if you wish, during the course. Details of zoom classes will be available soon. To keep up to date with the latest workshop and DT Crafts news, please sign up to our newsletter!
For more in-depth tuition with formal accreditation, you may also like to visit our sister site, Making Futures CIC, where Debbie teaches City & Guilds Creative Studies in design and handknitting via distance learning.
Organizer of Knitting for Beginners - evening (3 weeks)
Debbie loves to teach and has been a textile artist and designer for over 30 years so you'll be able to pick her brains for tips, tricks and hacks! Debbie has 5 internationally published books, has designed for Knit Now, Simply Knitting, Inside Crochet, Crochet Now, Simply Crochet and other magazines. She has been teaching textiles all over the UK and overseas for over 15 years.
Our workshop sessions are designed to be fun and enjoyable and you'll can expect to take home a number of small projects. The pace is relaxed and the small group size means there's time for individual attention, questions and chat.
LocationStudio 19, A4 Studios, 30 Grosvenor Road, WA14 1LD, Altrincham, United Kingdom
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