Course Start DatesSaturday 8th February 2020
About the Course
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to knit by machine, this is the class for you! You’ll learn the basics of how a knitting machine works, how to set one up and you’ll be inspired to start experimenting with patterns and colours.
In this class, you’ll:
-Gain a firm grasp of basic machine knitting skills
-Learn how to set up a knitting machine, change between different coloured yarns and how to blend and mix different yarns together
-Learn various techniques, including casting on and off, lace holes stripes and ladders
-Have a better understanding of knitwear yarns, machines and gauges
-Practice how to use a transfer tool to make patterned eyelets in your swatches/garments
-Experiment with different yarns and create swatches to take away
At the end of the class, you’ll be able to knit a scarf and/or have a collection of experimental swatches, which can be further developed into your own designs.
Suitable for: Complete beginners or those who want to refresh their basic machine knitting skills
Location: Islington, London (7 minute walk from Angel tube station)
How to book:
Please book your place using the 'Book online' button above. Class sizes are small, so please book early to avoid disappointment!
Knithub 24 also runs hand knitting and crochet classes in London. Click on 'More courses run at this centre' below, to find out what we do.
We look forward to seeing you!
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Tutor: Farah Govani is our resident machine knitting tutor. She has taught knitwear design skills to hundreds of students and hobbyists, both at beginner and more advanced levels. She has also designed for London’s theatre district and for several celebrities, including Paloma Faith on Channel 4’s Celebrity Juice. Farah currently teaches at Chelsea College of Arts.
Machines used: Brother Domestic Knitting Machines, Model KH836 & KH881
Yarns and Technical Notes: All equipment and yarns will be provided. A set of ‘how to’ notes will be emailed to you after the class.
Refreshments: Tea and coffee facilities will be available throughout the class
I really enjoyed this class. I've learned that with machine knitting, the opportunities to create something new and different are literally endless. I'm really excited to try things out on my own now. I thought the teacher was excellent. She was super patient and showed me techniques again and again until I had mastered it. Highly recommend this class!
Lottie - - #26639
Response from Knithub 24:Thank you Lottie, for your lovely review! We hope you see you again soon.
Wonderful class! I had been wanting to learn machine knitting for months but I had never got round to it. I’m so pleased to have found Knithub 24. The teacher was really patient and knowledgeable. I will definitely come back for more classes.
Geraldine - - #26620
Response from Knithub 24:Thank you Geraldine! It was a pleasure to meet you. See you again soon!
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