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Knitting for Improvers - one day workshop

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Knitting for Improvers - one day workshop

The March 12th and February 26th Class is being taught by Linda Litchfield. 

The March 18th class is taught by Claire Montgomerie.

Sunday March 12th ,11am-5pm (with a short break) 

Saturday March 18th ,11am-5pm (with a short break)

Classes are held in the shop. Maximum of 6 students per class.

100% deposit is required at registration.

This is a great class either for those moving on from the beginners workshop, or for those who know how to knit a little, but want to progress from the basic stitches and gain confidence with their knitting.

After a recap of the stitches to ensure everyone is ok with the basics of the knit and purl stitch, rib, cast on and cast off we will cover intermediate skills such as:

  • Reading patterns and the importance of the correct tension
  • Playing with the knit and purl stitches
  • Finishing techniques and tips for a neat finish when weaving ends and sewing seams.
  • Shaping using different techniques including making simple lace holes.
  • Working in the round on circular needles and double pointed needles to begin following a simple hat pattern using the skills learned.

Materials info :

- Aran weight yarn, two different shades ideally, or oddments of different yarns around this weight from your stash. Try to choose shades that are not too dark in shade and yet are contrasting so that the stitch definition and any stripes will be obvious.

It may also be helpful to bring a pen to make your own notations on the given worksheets. A small notebook may be used too, as often these notes are really helpful as an aide memoire after the class has finished.

Please could learners either bring an in progress item that needs some finishing/sewing up or at least two small (around 10x10cm) swatches of stocking stitch knitting to practice sewing up and finishing techniques.

Please also feel free to bring a pattern or project that you need some help with so we can work on this and aim to have you working on it independently with confidence. There may also be time to look at more advanced stitches such as cables or other advanced techniques that your project includes.

About Linda:

A former lawyer with a degree in fine-art textiles from Goldsmiths, Linda has been knitting for over 60 years and teaching knitting for 10 of those. She is slightly obsessed with knitting and yarn and loves passing on her skills to others. Teaching at Loop is her dream job.

About Claire:

Claire Montgomerie is a textile designer, author, stylist, teacher, and craft editor.
Claire was Loop's very first Loopette from 17 years ago and is the designer of our Syd Rabbit pattern from Vintage Crochet, and the Sweetie Pie Capelet from our book, Loop's 10 She has authored and edited many craft books and magazines, is the stylist and Photoshoot Editor for Inside Crochet magazine and has been teaching knitting and crochet workshops for over 15 years. We're thrilled to welcome her back to Loop.

Cancellation policy

A refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student, minus a 10% admin fee. Please be considerate.

We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given.

We're sorry, but Loop cannot be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out of its' control.

If we need to cancel the class due to any unforeseen circumstances, we will of course offer you a full refund or shop credit (whatever your preference is).