Knitting for beginners

You will learn some basic stitches and how to combine them to create different decorative patterns. Learning how to change colour and create cable designs will add wonderful detail to your makes. You will also learn how to follow a pattern and will have support to work on a simple pattern of your choice. You will also learn how to sew up and finish your makes.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 24th September 2019
1900-2100
DURATION:
10 weeks
Code:
CL116
Full fee:
£110
Concessionary fee:*
£95

TUTOR:

Naomi Bancroft

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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You will learn some basic stitches and how to combine them to create different decorative patterns. Learning how to change colour and create cable designs will add wonderful detail to your makes. You will also learn how to follow a pattern and will have support to work on a simple pattern of your choice. You will also learn how to sew up and finish your makes.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Create basic knit and purl stitch and a variety of other stitches using these.
  • Cast on and off
  • Create stripes of colour
  • Create basic cable stitches
  • Finish your work
  • Follow a simple pattern
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Learning how to change colour and create cable designs will add wonderful detail to your makes. You will also learn how to follow a pattern and will have support to work on a simple pattern of your choice. You will also learn how to sew up and finish your makes.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Observing teacher demonstration each week and creating samples of your own.

    One to one support which will always be adapted to your needs.

    Discussions.

    Feedback.

    Handouts.

    Online tips and support.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    No previous experience necessary but a willingness to give it a go.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Tutor will take photos of your knitting samples and discuss how you feel you are progressing.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    It is helpful if you practice the techniques learnt at home as knitting becomes a relaxing a therapeutic hobby once you take the time to master the basics. Also if you are working on a project you will need to do some work on it at home depending on how big a project you take on.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Knitting needles and yarn.

    Chunky wool is easier to start with but double knitting is also fine if preferred. 4 ply is not advisable as it takes a long time to knit and see results. The tutor will have yarn and needles which can be bought at a small charge.

    Other tools you may find useful to have are small scissors, tape measure, large sewing needle and cable needle. We can look at some of these tools in the first classes.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    There will be an improvers course following on in spring.

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