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One to One Knitting Workshops at Beaker Button


This post focuses on the various one to one knitting workshops I teach. Click on the photos to go and have a more detailed look on the website (fingers crossed I've got the links correct!)



Beginners Knitting covers a range of skills including working knit and purl, casting on and casting off, shaping, colour changing, pattern reading, and joining seams. I have students who have never knitted before and want to learn, and students who want to brush up on rusty skills. Because this course is one to one it can be tailored to suit your needs. Generally I teach throwing the yarn (English knitting) but can also show you how to knit continental style (picking the yarn). This workshop takes place over 4 sessions, each approximately 2 hours long. I can also teach left handed!



The following workshops are all great follow on workshops if you’ve already completed the beginner knitting classes, or if you want to expand your skills. You’ll get more out of them if you can knit and purl confidently.



Cable knitting workshop covers reading cable patterns, and charts. You’ll learn how to cable using a cable needle, and I’ll demonstrate cable knitting without the need for a cable needle. Usually we will make a pair of wrist warmers, but as with all my one to one workshops you can choose a different project to learn with.



Sock knitting workshops cover knitting in the round, using double pointed needles, wrap and turn, grafting, and pattern reading. This workshop is best done over 3 sessions, but if a day is your only option we can make a mini sock and cover everything in one day.



A lace knitting workshop will teach you how to read lace patterns and charts, expand your stitch repertoire, and finishing techniques for making lace knitting really shine. We normally make a scarf with several panels so you can practice a variety of stitches. Best over two long sessions.



Magic loop is a great way of working two items at once, or as an alternative to using double pointed needles. You can make a pair of mittens with this workshop, or a pair of socks, and we’ll cover all the skills you need.



Fair Isle/stranded colour work is a wonderful way of creating colourful knitwear, and this workshop covers all the skills you need, from reading charts, choosing colours, various ways of holding the yarns and working the stitches for even stranding and tension, to finishing your work so it looks amazing. There are several options for a project to make in this workshop, so there is something to suit everyone.



Steeking, or cutting your knitting. This workshop is a great way to demystify this process. We’ll cover why, how, and finishing your steek in various ways. This workshop is a great follow on from the Fair Isle workshop.



Intarsia knitting is the art of working blocks and shapes of different colours into your work. This workshop takes you through reading charts, securing your yarns, managing different colours on the same row, and finishing techniques to make your work spectacular.



Pattern support and finishing techniques are a firm favourite with my students. Want to learn mattress stitch? Or never heard of blocking? Want to read charts? Or perhaps you are stuck on a particular pattern. One to one slots available for pretty much any knitting related issue.



Workshops can take place as a whole day class, or can be split into smaller segments if you’d prefer. Materials are normally included in the price of the workshop except for pattern support and beginners knitting. We can teach up to 8 people at one time, if you wanted to bring a group, but are just as happy teaching one to one. If there is something you want to learn that isn’t on the workshop list let me know, and I’ll see about creating a workshop for you.



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