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

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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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Carolyn M - - #37360

I had a one hour zoom session with Claire and she was able to give me really helpful info that answered the specific questions i had. She gave me lots of ideas for taking things forward without bombarding me with too much info. She was very encouraging and positive, has expert knowledge and skills in her subject and was totally happy to share that in the spirit of helping me to make progress. I will return for another session in the future.

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C Francis - - #36859

Claire is a fantastic teacher, very thorough and detailed. I achieved more in my 3 hour lesson than I have been able to do by myself in over a year! Will be booking another lesson to learn more advanced skills. Highly recommended, thank you!

Response from Claire Newberry's Knitting School:

Thank you so much for your kind words. You were s pleasure to teach. Looking forward to teaching you again soon.
Happy knitting!
Claire Newberry.

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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!

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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.


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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,

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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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