Pattern reading workshop
Many good knitters feel bewildered when they look at a knitting pattern. The charts, the abbreviations, and terms can all seem mysterious to the uninitiated.
future dates tbc
1 class of 5 hours (£60*)
This class will help to familiarize you with the world of knitting patterns.
We will look at:
This class should prepare you for knitting from the pattern of your choice. Participants are welcome to bring along a pattern that they would like to knit from.
Taught by Juju Vail.
- Common abbreviations and their variations in American, British and other patterns
- Making / getting gauge
- Substituting yarns and needle sizes
- Choosing the size to make
- Following written directions and charts
- Checking for errata
- Construction methods
"Like many knitters, I’ve always loved making things. As a child I couldn’t find anyone to teach me to knit or crochet so I worked it out from instruction books.
My first completed project was a crocheted Italian flag for a geography project, when I was nine. I’ve never looked back.
After studying fashion and knitwear design in Montreal, I began a business designing and making hand knits that sold across Canada and the United States.
In 1990, I came to the UK and did an MA in textile design at St. Martins. Since graduating, I have taught and written books on many textile practices.
Most recently I have been working with beads and published a book called Creative Beading.
I chronicle my creative passions daily on my blog, jujulovespolkadots. Currently, I am fascinated by altering new and vintage ready-made clothing and planning a book on that subject.
I am passionate about combining felted, knitted, and crocheted wool with glass beads. The results show a vibrancy of colour and contrast of textures like no other craft."
*Please note price includes ball of yarn and a circular needle.
We will have double pointed needles on hand for you to use in the second class. 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.