Machine Knitting: 3hr private, live online course

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


This one to one private course is 3hrs in duration. Claire Newberry will take you through a more in depth instruction on any machine knitting subject you need help with. This could be getting to know your machine for the first time, if you are an absolute beginner, right through to learning more in-depth features of your knitting equipment for the more advanced knitter.

It may be help with DesignaKnit 8 or 9 & getting to grips with designing patterns on this vast knitting software or learning to to use your ribber more effectively. Any aspect of the machine can be covered. This is your time devoted to you & what you want to learn.

Prior to the lesson Claire will ask you to list down the topic areas you want to cover in the session. A lesson plan will then be devised especially for you so learning is prepared & to the point.

Learning is at your own pace & geared to your level.

What you will learn:
How to use your own knitting machine more effectively.
Have the knowledge & confidence to carry out your own knitting projects with your new found techniques learnt during the course.

Learning outcomes:
You will come away from the session with a new found knowledge of your knitting machine & you will have the confidence to tackle your own projects in the future.

Tutor Claire Newberry lectures at the world renowned Nottingham Trent University on their BA Hons Fashion Knitwear Design Course & also lectures at DeMontfort on their BA Hons Textile Design Course. Claire is also a knitwear designer to the industry & regularly sells knitwear design concepts to the industry selling design concepts to fashion houses around the world. She has 30yrs experience designing & lecturing.

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?

A tailored course bespoke to your machine knitting needs. This maybe learning how to use your ribber, how to use a new machine or getting to grips with a garter carriage.
Expert knowledge given by Claire with some tricks of the trade on how to get the best out of your machine.

What you will need

Your own knitting machine &/or attachments are preferable to get the most out of this course.
Suitable machine knitting yarns in two colours.
Note book & pen, optional.


Claire Newberry at Claire Newberry's Knitting School

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


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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