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July Online Knitting Classes

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I have some online knitting workshops scheduled for July, including some '30 Minute Masterclasses'. Here's what's coming up!

July Knitting Classes

All classes will be held via Zoom and you will receive a link with login details before the class. Classes are informal, friendly and kept small to allow for focused tuition and time to ask questions as you go along. Please note that times are UK times (BST). If you would like to attend a particular class but the time does not work for you, please drop me an e-mail and let me know as I am happy to schedule extra classes if the demand is there.

To check the timings for your timezone you can use this time converter https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html .

Introduction to Shawl Knitting

Sat 17th July - 2-5pm

Join me as we knit 5 mini shawls and explore their shaping and construction.

The class is suitable for knitters who are comfortable with knit and purl stitches. The areas and techniques covered are:

  • How to choose yarns and needles that will work with your shawl pattern
  • Knitting mini shawls:
  1. Bottom Up Triangle Shawl
  2. Crescent Shaped Shawl and the Garter Tab cast on
  3. Semi-Circular Shawl
  4. Asymmetrical Shawl
  5. Top Down Triangle Shawl
  • Lace Bind-Off
  • How to block your shawl for a professional finish
  • Start your own shawl project

At the end of the class you will have 5 shawl patterns that you can start knitting straight away!


 

Knitting with Beads

Sunday 18th July - 11-12:30pm

Learn how to add beads to your knitting and design your own bead pattern to work on a beaded bracelet.

In this workshop we will look at how to add beads to a knitting project. We will look at:

  • How to add beads to your knitting using a crochet hook
  • Different types and of beads and which size will work best for your yarn
  • Hints and tips on where to place beads depending on your pattern
  • How to use a chart to plot your bead pattern
  • Creating your own bead design to use on a beaded bracelet

You will need to be comfortable with knit and purl stitches, basic lace knitting and reading charts for this class.


Reading Knitting Charts

Monday 18th July - 8-9pm

In this workshop we will look at the benefits of learning to read a knitting chart.

We will cover:

  • How knitting charts are used for colourwork and lacework
  • The most commonly used  chart symbols and what they mean
  • How to work repeat sections
  • How you can use a chart to 'read' your knitting
  • How charts can quickly help you spot any errors and avoid potential mistakes
  • How you can use a chart as a reference against the written instructions

A basic understanding of knitting and reading patterns is required for this class.

At the end of the class you will also receive a copy of the Dappled Days shawl pattern which you can use to put your new chart reading skills into practice!  


 

30 MM - Long Tail Cast On

 Weds 21st July - 8-8:30pm

The long-tail cast on is a common method of casting on knitting stitches. It is extremely versatile and can be used for most projects as it creates a firm, neat, elastic edge.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The benefits and characteristics of a long-tail cast on
  • How to calculate how much yarn you will need for the cast on
  • How to work the cast on
  • Tips and tricks for a better cast on

This class is suitable for beginner knitters and the class is kept small to allow for focused tutorial and questions along the way.


30 MM - Cables

Thursday 22nd July - 8-8:30pm

Cables are a way of making your stitches travel over your knitting by crossing sets of stitches over to create patterns. They are fun and easy to work and will add the wow factor to any knitted project.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • What yarns work best for knitting cables
  • How to knit a cable pattern
  • How to use a cable needle
  • How to read standard Cable abbreviations

This class is suitable for beginner knitters who are comfortable with knit and purl stitches. The class is kept small to allow for focused tutorial and questions along the way.


30 MM Easy Fix Mistakes

Monday 26th July - 8-8:30pm

When learning to knit it can be very frustrating when stitches are accidentally dropped, or a new one suddenly appears on the needles. In this class we will look at some of the common problems that can occur when learning to knit, how to spot them and how to easily fix them and get you back on track.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How stockinette stitch works and how to quickly identify any errors
  • How to pick up a dropped stitch
  • How to deal with any unintended extra stitches
  • How to change a purl to a knit stitch without ripping back, even if it occurs a few rows down
  • Ripping back and tinking
  • How to use a lifeline

This class is suitable for beginner knitters and the class is kept small to allow for focused tutorial and questions along the way.

So join me for this class and become the master of your stitches!


To see the full schedule of upcoming classes please visit my Eventbrite page.

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