Knit a Cardie or Jumper

    Feel warm and fabulous this winter with this cool knitting class that gives you freedom to make a fabulous cardigan or jumper.

    Knitting class

    3 hour class

    Beginners welcome

    Fabrications, E8

    What you'll learn

    Feel warm and fabulous this winter with this cool knitting class that gives you freedom to make a fabulous 'Top down' cardigan or jumper. Perfect for a friend or loved one, this wooly delight will keep the cold from biting and will provide a memory someone can wear and cherish for generations.

    In this class

    Master the basics of perfecting a raglan cardigan or sweater (Level 1) using circular needles, knitted from the 'Top Down'. Jill Bulgan will teach you her fabulously adaptable pattern, then she'll put you to work, creating a sweater or cardigan the length you want it, short or long sleeved, fitted and adjusted to your size.

    This is an introductory class aimed at confident beginners and improvers, using chunky wool to progress quickly with enough instruction to complete at home or at Fabrications' fortnightly Craft club

    Now you can

    • understand the importance of tension squares and sizing
    • create ribbing for elastication and detailing
    • increase and decrease to create shaping
    • make button holes or insert a zip


    Approx 350g yarn (see measurements below) and 80cm circular needles (bring your own or items are available to purchase in our shop) For the first top down we recommend using chunky yarn (using 10 / 12mm needles) so you progress quickly!

    Small 35" chest = approx 450m of yarn (200g) Medium 38" chest = approx 525m of yarn (250g) Large 41" chest = approx 675m of yarn (300g) 1 X Large = approx 825m of yarn (400g) 2 X Large = approx 975m of yarn (500g)

    Did you know?

    Knitting has proven in numerous studies to be fantastic for mental wellbeing and health, often helping people through tough times in their lives. It has the same benefits as meditation, alleviates symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression and helps prevent arthirits and tendinitis. Sarah Jessica Parker, from Sex and the City, claimed it had saved her in times of 'darkness and despair'

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    Class location

    Fabrications, Hackney

    7 Broadway Market, Hackney

    E8 4PH


    About your host, Fabrications

    Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!

    Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.

    Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 16 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.

    Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.