This is a half-day knitting course for beginners led by knitting tutor and knitwear designer Maddie Harvey. During this morning session you will learn the basic techniques of knitting – reading a knitting pattern, casting on, working in garter stitch and casting off.
By the end of the morning you will have made either a cosy headband, a cowl or a pair of fingerless mitts. There will be lots of colour options for the accessories and the patterns can be adjusted by Maddie to suit your abilities and tastes. You will have the skills and the confidence to carry on with a knitting project at home – the possibilities are endless!
There are two options to choose from when booking – the course only (£30) or the course plus the equipment and materials needed to make your items (£38).
Please note, if you opt for bringing your own kit you will need a pair of knitting needles in size 8mm, 9mm or 10mm, and some super-chunky weight yarn (at least 50g).
Who is this course suitable for?
The course is suitable for beginners, and requires no previous experience. The course requires a moderate degree of manual dexterity and is unsuitable for under 12s. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. NB: Maddie is also running a child and adult workshop at Dalmore in the afternoon.
Maddie will also be hosting intermediate workshops later in the year, which will require some previous experience – this course is the ideal introduction to prepare.
Places are limited to eight.
What’s included and what to bring
The workshop price includes all knitting patterns and tuition required to make your knitted accessory.
You will need to bring knitting needles in size 8mm, 9mm or 10mm, and some super-chunky weight yarn (at least 50g).
If you are new to knitting and don’t have the above items, you can purchase a beginners kit that includes all of the above for £8, and you can select this option when booking. Additional small balls of super-chunky yarn will be available to purchase on the day for £2.50.
The price includes tea, coffee and home baking. We can cater for gluten-free and vegetarian diets – please indicate on the booking form if you have any dietary requirements.
What will you get from the day?
A unique, handmade accessory made with soft super-chunky yarn and wooden knitting needles, which are yours to keep along with the patterns used, and the skills and knowledge to continue knitting at home.