DesignaKnit version 8 & 9 in person, one to one private tuition

Learn to knit using the punch card facility or learn how to program an electronic machine via DAK8/9


This online course is for DesignaKnit 8 & 9 users who want to get more out of this fantastic & complex software. This course is for DAK users who want to to learn how to use this software for more creative end uses.
From beginners to more advanced knitters, there is much to learn about this program from the Soft Byte stable.
The course is one to one & is tailored to your needs but Claire can take you through some aspects of this programme to show you exactly what this software is capable of such as:
Original pattern Drafting
Graphic Studio
Lace Tool
Trace Tool
Interactive Knitting

Claire is a lecturer at the world renowned Nottingham Trent University on their B A Hons Fashion Knitwear Design Course & also at DeMontfort's BA Hons Textile Design Course. Claire also ids a knitwear designer to the industry & regularly sell design concepts to fashion houses around the world.

What you will learn:
You will learn to design your sweaters with confidence in the areas of the programme that you have chosen to concentrate on.
Learn new possibilities of what this programme can do & apply this to your own projects.

This is a private one to one course which is bespoke to you, so Claire can work at your own pace & you can ask as many questions you wish during the session.

Learning outcomes:
You will have the confidence to knit your own projects in the future with your new found knowledge of this excellent CAD package.

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?

Tailored tuition for DAK 8 & 9 users.
You can bring your own machine & computer if you prefer or you can use the Knitting School's equipment for the duration of the lesson
Yarns are supplied free with this course.
Free parking
Free tea & coffee

What you will need

Your own computer with DesignaKnit 8 or 9 installed.
Cable link specific to your machine, if you want to knit down designs.
Note book & pen is optional.


Claire Newberry at Claire Newberry's Knitting School


1A Euston Rd
Far Cotton

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


3 hours (flexible times to suit)

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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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