Four Week Intensive Contemporary Machine Knitting Course

Learn a skill in our beautiful studio


This course is suitable for absolute beginners or those with some prior knowledge of machine knitting.

The structure of the course is underpinned with an emphasis on design and awareness of current trends within knitwear practice. Technical demonstrations are given throughout each week with opportunities for one to one tuition where needed.

Week One - Foundation

• Casting on and off, including interesting trims and hems
• Fully fashioning and shaping techniques
• Manipulating your knit with washing, felting, cutting and distressing

Week Two - Patterning

This week we will introduce you to the many creative ways in which you can utilise pattern and texture on the knitting machine. There will be continued emphasis on contemporary design to inspire your techniques and knit swatches.

The techniques explored will include:

• Jacquard
• Tuck stitch
• Slip stitch
• Plating
• Weaving

Week Three - Three Dimensional Structures

This weeks lessons will be focused towards three dimensional knit structures. You will develop techniques to create volume and form within your knit fabrics. You will utilise the many technical capabilities enabled by using the holding cams.

The week will include:

• Learning how to create volume with the holding cams.
• Applying the technique to the body form.
• Experimentation with yarn, colour and structure.

Week Four - Further Development

Now you have gained confidence with your knitting skills we will develop them within garment construction. Students have the choice of designing their own garment or knitting from a choice of ready to follow patterns. This will help to focus your attention on the placement of pattern, texture or striping.

All yarn provided is ethically sources 100% lambswool.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The week will include:

• Learning how to fit and measure for your garment.
• Calculating a tension swatch accurately.
• Casting on techniques.
• Casting off techniques.
• Neckline possibilities.
• Trim and edge variations.
• Pocket ideas.
• Buttonhole techniques.


Rachael Tamanè at Studio Tamanè


Studio 50
50 Brunswick Street
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00am)

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