Machine knitting bite-size, one to one tuition with Claire Newberry-ask me anything!



Ask me anything! This course is designed as a private, one to one, online lesson for machine knitters to get you kick started.

Ever wanted to get to grips with DesignaKnit? Ever wanted to master that ribber attachment? Or, do you just need a refresher session to get you back knitting on your machine? Then this is the course for you to get your confidence back on track.

Click 'Chat with the Maker' to discuss what you want to learn before your lesson. A tailored lesson plan can then be drawn up personally to you. A convenient date can then be arranged for your lesson at a time that suits you.

Tutor information: Claire Newberry is a knitwear designer & lecturer. She has worked in the knitwear industry for over 30yrs selling design concepts to international fashion houses & also lectures on the world renowned Nottingham Trent University's BA Hons Fashion Knitwear Design Course.
Claire has successfully taught countless people to knit over the years & has a relaxed, patient mode of teaching which is delivered totally at your own pace.

Machines/CAD covered:
Silver Reed
DesignaKnit 8 & 9

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

1 hour, private, tailored tuition with your knitting machine on the subject YOU want to cover. Delivered to you by a knitwear industry professional & university lecturer.

Course notes will be sent after the lesson if requested, at an additional cost.

What you will need

Your own knitting machine & equipment is preferable to get the most out of this course.
Suitable knitting yarn in two colours.
Notebook & pen is optional.


Claire Newberry at Claire Newberry's Knitting School

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 hour (flexible times to suit)

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This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

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Live online course
Tamsin Hickson - - #36077

Fantastic session with Claire - her explanations were wonderfully clear, and I now feel set to get knitting! I will definitely be booking more time once I've mastered the basics - so inspiring. Thank you Claire!

Response from Claire Newberry's Knitting School:

Thank you so much for your kind words Tamsin. You were a pleasure to teach.
Do get in touch if you get stuck
Happy knitting!

Live online course
Donna Waring - - #35603

Had a great online session with Claire learnt loads just putting it all into practice and I am sure I will be booking another course soon to increase my knitting machine knowledge even further.
Thank you so much

Response from Claire Newberry's Knitting School:

Hello Donna,

Thank you so much for your kind words.
You will be most welcome.
Happy knitting.


Live online course
Marian Dugdale - - #35699

I found this zoom call so good. It was so good to talk to someone who knew the answers to my questions. It’s been 25 years since my machines saw light of day but looking forward to getting started. Would highly recommend anyone who wants to know about knitting machines.

Response from Claire Newberry's Knitting School:

Hello Marian,
Thank you so much for your kind words.
It was a pleasure to teach you & happy knitting!

Best wishes,

Live online course
Kate - - #32489

Great session with Claire - tailored content and at my pace - I learnt loads and feel more confident to experiment with my machine! Claire has useful tips and tricks and explained in a clear and accessible way - thanks so much!

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