During this course you will learn how to knit whilst experimenting with the different styles of embroidery used on knits. You will make and embellish a series of blanket squares, a knitted rose and a pair of fingerless gloves or mittens. Those who wish to create swatches for a textile design portfolio may do so. Others may prefer to embroider a favourite old cardigan or jumper to give it a new life.


Embroidered smocking on rib, knitted rose and garter stitch sample Rowena Luke-king.

Starting with simple knit and purl combinations such as garter stitch, stocking stitch, moss stitch and rib you will learn how to cast-on and cast-off your stitches, and progress in your own time to more complicated patterns such as cable, bobble and knitted smocking. You will learn how to change colours as you knit, increase and decrease your stitches to create shape and stitch your patches, gloves and/or mittens together with a mattress stitch

As you practice your knitting you will be introduced to swiss-darning to give the appearance of a picture knit. You will experiment with cross stitch, blanket stitch, French knots and lazy daisies; padded satin stitch and embroidered smocking. You will learn how to plan a design and embroider through canvas and add trims such as fringes, crochet borders and pom-poms.

Equipment and materials will be provided with easy to follow two-needle knitting patterns for patchwork squares, knitted flowers, fingerless gloves and/or mittens. No Previous experience is needed.

Price: £375.00 for five, five-hour lessons with a maximum of four students.
Equipment and materials are included.

Dates: Five Sundays starting on Sunday 21st January 2018; (21st and 28th January, 11th and 25th Feb, and 11th March).

Lessons start at 10.30am and finish at 4.00pm allowing for a 30 minute lunch break. 

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