Knitting for Improvers 2

TUTOR:

Naomi Bancroft

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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You will learn how to use yarn over and slip stitches to create lace effects in your knitting. You will learn how to read symbols to follow a chart pattern. This can help you to create simple eyelets in a jumper edge or knit a fine lace scarf. You will explore knitting in the round which is used to create a range of garments including socks. You will create a miniature sock and learn how to ‘turn a heel’.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

 

  • Create open work in your knitting to knit lace
  • Knit in the round
  • Knit socks including turning a heel
  • Follow more complex patterns

 

COURSE CONTENT

This can help you to create simple eyelets in a jumper edge or knit a fine lace scarf. You will explore knitting in the round which is used to create a range of garments including socks. You will create a miniature sock and learn how to ‘turn a heel’.


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

Completing the beginners knitting and knitting for improvers is helpful but being able to cast on and knit and purl is essential.


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. When working on lace knitting you may prefer to use finer wool and this is also advisable for socks. 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?

Continue to practice and try more advanced patterns.

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