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Knitting Beginners

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 72 Conc £27 Full £146 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 12:30 5 MAC 04/11/2017 02/12/2017 CS1900

What will the course cover?

In this practical course you will be introduced to basic hand knitting. We will look at casting on, knitting simple stitches such as, plain, purl, rib, garter and stocking stitch. You will learn how to hold needles and the basics of tension. Feedback on work completed between classes with tips and support.

Who is the course for?

Anyone with an interest in beginning to develop knitting skills.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No prior experience is necessary, just the desire to learn this fun and satisfying craft.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Identify and state possible use for 3 types of needles and yarns. Hold needles and thread correctly (according to whether left or right handed). Discover and identify your own tension by knitting a sample. Cast on and off. Make types of stitch: plain, purl, rib, garter and stocking stitch and identify suitability of use. Identify how to knit simple toys or garments using the stitches above. Stuffing and stitching toys and garments. Health and safety doメs and donメts. More complex stitches will also be covered as we progress.

How is the course organised?

Individual practical work. Small group projects. Whole group activities.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Practice between classes to make good progress.

How will my progress be assessed?

Progress is assessed through discussing the work individually and in groups and recorded in your own individual learning plan.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Try other craft courses to diversify your skills.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A pair of each 4mm and 3mm needles. A ball of double knitting (100 grammes) in own colour choice (not dark or black colours please). The above can be sourced online.

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme funded by the Adult Learning and Skills Service and the Skills Funding Agency to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for course fees, essential equipment/materials or other necessary related expenses. The fund is open to all learners who are in receipt of an income related benefit or those learners who are on a low income. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.