Knitting – Beginners and Improvers

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Knitting – Beginners and Improvers

Leisure Courses Location: Multiple locations
Type: Evening
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Course Details

Knitting starts at the very beginning, looking at the history of knitting, types of yarn, tension, needle size, gauges, casting on and off.  You will complete samples in garter stitch, stocking stitch, various ribs, ridges, basket weave stitch, moss stitch and puff ball stitch.  You will also look at knitting patterns and reading these by completing a beret and wrist warmers. This course is held at Greyfriars Community Centre in Ringwood.

We will look at more complicated samples, for example various cables introducing a cable needle. A variety of bobble and embossed patterns including berry stitch. You will look at garment construction and design and following pattern knitting.

The tutor will demonstrate knitting, but depending on group size will also use YouTube to demonstrate. Handouts with written instructions and diagrams will be provided. The tutor will teach individually and to small groups, depending on the size of the group, difficult of stitch and differentiation.

Information & Support

This is a mixed ability course and will cater for all levels.

You will need to bring the following items to the course:
4mm and 6mm Needles
Suitable Yarn for Samples
3 1/4mm Needles for Beret
4 x 50g Sirdar DK Yarn for Beret and Wrist Warmers
Sewing Needles for Thick Yarns

4mm and 6mm Needles
Suitable Yarn for Samples
Simple Garment Pattern to Knit and Construct in class (can be discussed with the tutor at the beginning of the course)

The tutor could provide a variety of patterns but you would need to provide the necessary equipment and yarn.

Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language.  Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.

For further details and enrolment please contact the Centre: Adult Learning & Skills Centre, Fusee House 164-166 Old Milton Road, New Milton, Hants. BH25 6EB. Telephone 01590 625222 or email-

Course Cost

Course costs are as follows:

8 weeks - £76

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Day Time Contact
LRAC3271AU Ringwood - Greyfriars Community Centre 20/09/2017 to 29/11/2017 Wednesday 19:00 to 21:00 01590 625222
LRAC3271SP Ringwood - Greyfriars Community Centre 10/01/2018 to 21/03/2018 Wednesday 19:00 to 21:00 01590 625222

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