Beginners' knitting class
Learn the basics of knitting:
How to cast on. Basic stitches such as knit and purl. How to cast off. Increasing and decreasing. How to add new colours to make stripes. Stitch patterns such as rib, basket weave and garter eyelet. Some basic pattern reading. Also, start your first knitting project!
10th, 17th & 24th April 2013Taught by Meghan Fernandes.
11th & 18th May 2013
Saturdays 11am - 2pm
3 week sessions of 2 hours each or 2 week sessions of 3 hours each (a total of 6 hours: £90*)
"I first started knitting over a decade ago, completing an entire sweater for myself as a first project. Not being able to stop since, it seems making clothes is in my blood: my grandparents owned a men's tailoring shop in Washington DC and my grandmother in Goa also made lovely intricate crocheted items. That's where I first learned to crochet from a family friend on a hot day with the local lizards watching!
Originally educated in English Literature, I wrote my MA thesis on knitting in women's writing, to be published shortly. My article on colour in Regency fashion will also be published shortly in a special Jane Austen-themed issue of Interweave Knits magazine. Doing research for these projects has enabled me to appreciate the history of knitting in the past and the amazing culture of knitting we have today. I believe every handmade item has a history knitted right into it."*Prices include materials. Classes are held in the shop. Maximum of 7 students per class. 100% deposit is required at registration.
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry but loop can not be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out if its control.