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Knitting Classes

Booking a Class/Workshop

To avoid disappointment all Classes/Workshops must be pre-booked. Due to the very limited enrolment numbers, payment must be made in FULL when booking. Bookings are non-refundable and there are no transfers or reschedules. Please check your diary carefully before you sign up. Of course, if you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send someone in your place; please provide your replacement’s name, phone number and email address in advance of the Class/Workshop

Our right to cancel a Class/Workshop

If a Class/Workshop is cancelled, we will try to give you as much warning as possible to the email address you have provided to us. We will refund booking fees or transfer you to a Class/Workshop of the same price, space permitting. However, we cannot accept responsibility for wasted travel or other costs or for disappointment.



Knitting for Beginners

knitting beginners

The class lasts 2 hours and costs £25. You will learn how to Cast On, Knit, and Purl.

Materials provided: Knitting needles and Yarn.

The following are dates available and you must book to avoid disappointment.

Sat 26 Jan 2-4pm
Fri 1 Feb 11-1pm
Tues 12 Feb 11-1pm
Wed 20 Feb 11-1pm
Web 27 Feb 11-1pm
Sat 9 March 2-4pm Class Full
Tues 12 March 11-1pm
Fri 22 March 11-1pm
Wed 27 March 11 -1pm
Tues 9 April 11-1pm
Wed 17 April 11 -1pm
Fri 26 April 11-1pm
Sat 4 May 2-4pm
Wed 8 May 11-1pm
Fri 17 May 11-1pm
Tues 21 May 11-1pm
Wed 5 June 11-1pm
Sat 8 June 2-4pm
Fri 14 June 11-1pm
Tues 18 June 11-1pm
Wed 26 June 11-1pm
e-mail us to book your class at
   yarnloft@gmail.com
or telephone 07825 702433.


Introduction of colour(s) into your knitting for the depiction of shapes and motifs is fun. In this class you will be shown stranded colour knitting (fair isle knitting).
The class lasts 3 hours and cost £32.
     
Experience needed: Knit, purl, cast on, cast off and ability to read a knitting pattern
     

Materials provided: Fair Isle chart pattern and DK weight yarn in contrasting colours.
     
Materials to bring: Size 4mm Knitting Needles
     
The following are dates available and you must book to avoid disappointment.
     
Sat 23 Feb 1-4pm
Sat 30 March 1-4pm
Sat 6 April 1-4pm
Sat 11 May 1-4pm
Sat 29 June 1-4pm
 
     
e-mail us to book your class at yarnloft@gmail.com
or telephone 07825 702433.    






Lace Knitting - Beginners     

Lace for beginners 
   
     
If you want to learn to knit lace, we have a series of classes available. The classes are over 2 sessions lasting 2½ each session & cost £50. You will learn the basic skills to begin knitting beautiful lace items & start a beautiful cowl using traditional lace motifs. We will look at special cast on/cast offs, decrease stitches commonly used in lace, & advice on blocking for the most beautiful finished project.    
     
Experience needed: knit, purl, cast on, cast off. The ability to read a pattern would be helpful.    
     
Materials provided:
  • Pattern - Debbie Bliss Lace Edged Cowl
  • Laceweight yarn – Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
   
     
Materials to bring:
  • 4mm straight needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Sewing needle with wide eye
   
     
Dates to be confirmed    
     
e-mail us to book your class at yarnloft@gmail.com    
or telephone 07825 702433.    







Knitting Cables
 
This class introduces you to working cables into your knitting. You will be knitting a hat in the round with cabling incorporated. The class lasts 3 hours and cost £32.

Experience needed: knit, purl, cast on, cast off and ability to read a knitting pattern.

Materials provided: Cabled Beanie pattern and Chunky weight yarn

Materials to bring:
  • Size 6mm Double Pointed Knitting Needles
  • or 6mm Circular Knitting Needles 60/80cm.
 
The following dates are available and you must book early to avoid disappointment
 
Sat 9 Feb 1-4pm
Sat 16 March 1-4pm
Tues 16 April 10.30am-1.30pm
e-mail us to book your class at yarnloft@gmail.com
or telephone 07825 702433.




   
Mystery Blanket Club Workshop With Debbie Abrahams
     
This is an one day workshop the cost is £58 and includes a complimentary lunch provided along with tea/coffee/soft drinks. It is suitable also for non Mystery Blanket members.
     
This workshop will give you the opportunity to meet Debbie and discuss any problems or queries that you have with your Mystery Blanket squares. You will be given a knitting kit for a small accessory inspired by the Mystery Blanket to knit up during the workshop, or you can choose to work on your Mystery Blanket squares. The yarn provided in the kit will be Rowan Glace Cotton dyed up in a unique selection of colours from the 2018 Mystery Blanket.
     
Advice and help will be given on several hand-knitting techniques used in the kit including Japanese short-row shaping, hooked-in beads and slip-stitch beading, sewing up (Mattress stitch) and picking up stitches.
     
The following date is available and you must book to avoid disappointment
   
Saturday 22 June 10am-4pm    

e-mail us to book at   yarnloft@gmail.com
or telephone 07825 702433.
   
     
     
Debbie Abrahams Mystery Blanket Workshop







Brioche Knitting with Sara Thornett
     
This is an one day workshop the cost is £58 and includes a complimentary lunch provided along with tea/coffee/soft drinks.
     
Brioche knitting is a very versatile technique that in its simplest form may be worked quite easily without the knitter really being aware that they are using such a fantastic method. It creates a fabric that is reversible and because of that, the results are quite thick and full bodied. It can therefore be quite lustrous.
     
This workshop will teach the basics of this technique, as well as show its capabilities. There will be a couple of projects available for the participants to choose from on the day. Its aim is to showcase a different knitting technique and inspire the participants towards future projects.
     
The tutor for this workshop is Sara Thornett. Sara has a Masters degree in Fashion and Knitwear. She is a published designer with patterns in books and online. Sara is a very experienced tutor and works nationwide as part of the Rowan Workshop Team.
     
The following date is available and you must book to avoid disappointment
     
To be confirmed     
e-mail us to book at yarnloft@gmail.com
or telephone 07825 702433.




Knit A Festive Project with Debbie Abrahams
     
     
This is a half day workshop the cost is £36 and includes a complimentary lunch provided along with tea/coffee/soft drinks.
     
This course is suitable for knitters who can already knit and follow a basic knitting pattern. Each participant will be given a kit for a set of small favour-bags for the festive table using Rowan DK-weight yarns. The following techniques will be demonstrated and discussed during the workshop:
     
- the fairisle technique – stranding and weaving-in using two colours
- reading and knitting stitches from a chart
- picking up stitches along a cast-on edge
- how to join seams using mattress stitch
     
The following date is available and you must book to avoid disappointment
     
To be confirmed
.
e-mail us to book at yarnloft@gmail.com
or telephone 07825 702433.




Knit a Cowl in the Round
 
Knit a Cowl

As well as Socks, many garments and accessories are knitted in the round. This method of knitting ensures there is no need to sew up seams and the garment is completed after casting off. We will show you how to join up your cast on stitches and knit a simple snood in 2 1/2 hours. The class cost £30.
     
Experience needed: Knit, purl, cast on, cast off and ability to read a knitting pattern
     
Materials provided: Cowl pattern and Chunky weight wool.
     
Materials to bring: Size 6mm Double Pointed Knitting Needles or 6mm Circular Knitting Needles 60/80cm.
     
The following dates are available and you must book early to avoid disappointment

     
Sat 2 March 1.30-4pm
Wed 20 March 11am-1.30pm
Sat 20 April 1.30-4pm
Wed 1 May 11am-1.30pm
Sat 1 June 1.30-4pm
     

e-mail us to book at yarnloft@gmail.com
or telephone 07825 702433.





Professional Finishing Techniques with Debbie Abrahams
     
This is a half day workshop the cost is £37 and includes a complimentary lunch provided along with tea/coffee/soft drinks
     
During this workshop we will discuss and practice various techniques to help improve your knitting and finishing skills. Included in the itinerary will be:
  • Methods of Casting on:
  • Thumb
  • Cable
  • Tubular
  • Methods of decreasing and increasing (fully fashioning)
  • Calculating the number of stitches to pick up along an edge
  • Picking up stitches along vertical and horizontal edges
  • Mattress stitch for vertical seams
 
     
The following date is available and you must book to avoid disappointment
     
Saturday 14 Sept 10am-4pm  
     
e-mail us to book at yarnloft@gmail.com
or telephone 07825 702433.
 
     
Debbie Abrahams Professional Finishing