Knitting basics for beginners
- 60 British pounds£60
- Learn & Create
Knitting is a fantastic skill to learn - it’s a great craft to boost creativity, it helps keep the brain active and completing a project gives you a wonderful sense of accomplishment. We will start by learning the basics - casting on, the knit stitch and casting off. We will complete a simple pair of wrist warmers - giving the opportunity to use multiple colours as well We will then learn the purl stitch and mix knits and purls, plus basic decreasing to create a simple rib hat. Using these skills we will then explore Mitred Corner projects - a simple knitting technique to create squares. Once you have learnt the technique you can choose to create a blanket, cushion cover or dishcloths This is a six week course and includes two pairs of knitting needles. We will spend 2 weeks on each of the three projects so you may be required to do some extra knitting in between sessions. You will need to bring: - Aran weight yarn (one or more colours for each project) - we recommend Stylecraft Special Aran We do not recommend cotton yarn for new knitters - the threads can often split which can cause confusion with stitches.
Booking - Payments must be received in full or in part when booking online. Any remaining payment must be paid by bank transfer before the course/workshop start date. Festive Friends Discount - Eligible only on Winter 2023 Festive Workshops - Participants must book together (select 2 participants when booking) Cancellations These must be received at least two weeks before the workshop starts to receive a full refund. Payment cannot be refunded if places are cancelled later that this date. Young Creatives & After School Clubs If you cancel your place 14 days prior to the programme start date (e.g. by the first date of the block) you will receive a full refund. If you cancel your place 7 days prior to the programme start date (e.g. by the first date of the block) you will receive a 60% refund as by this time we are likely to have purchased materials. We will not be able to refund cancellations received later than 7 days prior to the programme start date.