What you will do
2.5 hour class
In this group workshop we will go through the basic terminology of hand knitting and take a look at some necessary and helpful equipment.
We will chat about different yarns, fibre content and their properties, weight and thicknesses, how to choose the best yarn and needles for a project.
We will share how to find inspiration and where to look for yarn and patterns for beginners.
Bamboo needles and yarn, are included in the cost of this workshop and you will choose a wool, wool blend or other yarn not derived from animals if that’s your buzz to work with.
Learn to cast on, knit and purl stitches, how to use stitch markers and how to knit a simple pattern repeat.
This class will enable you to read your knitting by counting rows, fix mistakes/dropped stitches if and when they happen, how to change colour if you choose and finally casting off.
Although you will not complete a project in this session, knitting can be slow, you will leave the studio confident with needles in your hands and a good understanding of knitting.
Also, you will take home a scarf pattern designed for beginner knitters and you are welcome to purchase yarn to complete this scarf at home after the workshop.
Don’t forget to come back and show us your amazing handiwork!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Make Town
Make Town is a textiles & craft studio of sorts. Accessible to adults, children, men and whanau to enjoy together side by side. A local hive of buzzing creativity, focused on inspiring and guiding you through your personal journey of making whatever that happens to be.
Make Town have lots of events and workshops up our sleeves. We have amazing guest tutors and experienced makers wanting to share their passion for making across all textile based disciplines. Discover and learn something new with us, alongside tutors who are patient, encouraging and kind. Who have time to listen and watch your techniques as you work. Gentle advice, top tips and know how, so you continue your making adventure.
Book a workshop that floats your boat, pop in and brush up on a skill you once knew or purchase some sweet products and equipment from the haberdashery in store and online. Whether you are an absolute craft newbie or a seasoned sewing pro, Make Town has got ya x
Brooke Dennis has recently departed from The London Loom, which she co-ran for the the past 2 years to establish this new and exciting craft venture. Brooke has experience in many disciplines of craft, specialising in garment construction, weaving and individual teaching practices, especially with children. She is sofa king excited for this next chapter and can't wait to meet you.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.