Knitting Workshops available

These workshops are available to be booked, either by a single individual (for a personalised one to one session 'at home' in Chester) ,by an organised group wanting to present a different creative experience, or by a  venue within 25 miles of Chester who might wish to add to their  offer.

 

Please contact by email or via the website contact page to begin a converstaion.

Brioche Knitting

Brioche gives a wonderful deep texture to your knitting.

 

Two colour Brioche gives both sides a fabulous look.

 

In this workshop you will be introduced to how to work this stitch and make your own sample.

 

Ideas about how to use this technique in other ways will be discussed during the workshop.

 

You will be provided with a detailed colour worksheet to help to remember what you have learnt in the workshop. Suitable for intermediate knitters.

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

Brioche Scarf

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She will help you understand how to follow this type of knitting pattern and give you a detailed worksheet to take home, to help you remember what you have learnt in the workshop.

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

Christmas Decorations

Join Molly and learn how to knit these adorable Christmas Decorations.

 

From Snowmen to mini jumpers and much more, Molly will teach you the techniques needed to create them for you to give as gifts or decorate your own Christmas tree.

Molly will teach how to increase and decrease; how to knit in the round using the magic loop.

 

Participants with more advanced skills will complete more in the day, participants with less experience may not complete all the items on offer.

Written patterns for all the decorations will be provided, so participants can complete more at home following the workshop.

Skills needed:
Participants need to be able to cast on and knit.

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

Entrelac

In this 90 minute workshop Molly will introduce you to this fascinating knitted technique.

 

She will show you how to work each of the blocks needed to create this effect.

 

You will work on a sample size of your own and learn how to form each of the units required to create the woven appearance of this knitted fabric.

 

Molly will provide a comprehensive worksheet with colour pictures, to help you remember what you have been shown in the workshop and continue the technique at home. Suitable for those who knit already and want to expand their skill base.

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

Magic Loop 2 at a time

You will learn how to knit using the magic loop on a circular needle.

 

Master this technique and it opens the door to knitting 2 socks at a time, avoiding suffering from ‘second sock syndrome’.

 

Indeed, anything can be knitted two at a time, sleeves, mittens, hats, the list goes on.

Molly will show you how to set up a magic loop and cover the pitfalls to look out for as the work grows.

 

Having mastered 1 loop, you will be shown how to set up 2 loops on 1 circular needle.

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

Cables and Bobbles

If you would like to know how to add texture to your knitting, this workshop will introduce you to the techniques and skills needed.

 

Molly will show you how to cable and make bobbles. Working on your own sample, you will create various sized bobbles and cables twisting in different directions.

 

You will also be talked through some of the frequently used knitting abbreviations that relate to this technique. Molly will provide you with worksheets to take home to help you remember what you have learnt in this workshop.

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

Fairisle and Intarsia

In this 90 minute workshop Molly will clarify the difference between these Intarsia and Fair Isle.

 

She will  introduce you to Intarsia, where blocks of contrasting colours are knitted and Fairisle, where changing colours are used to create an all over pattern on knitted fabric.

 

Working from a simple pattern, Molly will assist you to make your own samples of each technique.

 

She will help you understand how to follow this type of pattern and give you a detailed worksheet to take home to help you remember what you have learnt.

 

Suitable for any level, including children aged 12 and over when accompanied by an adult

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

Double Knitting

This is where a double thickness of fabric is created, both sides having a stocking stitch finish.

 

Molly will introduce you to various ways to cast on and work the edges, giving different effects to the finished piece.

 

Using 2 colours, you will start a sample with a pattern on both sides.

 

You will be provided with a detailed worksheet, to help you continue the work after the workshop.

 

This technique is suitable for making scarves, hats, pot holders, mats or anything where you want the front and back to look the same.

 

Suitable for any level, including children age 12 plus when accompanied by an adult.

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

Hotwater Bottle Cover

Learn how to knit this lovely hottie cover to give as a gift to your warmest friends, or to keep yourself warm this winter.

 

Molly will teach you how to knit this ingenious cover, knitted all in one piece, with NO sewing up to do.

 

This involves knitting in the round on a circular needle,

 

Molly will show you how to set this up and complete the shaping at the top.

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

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Flowers

Join Molly and learn how to knit beautiful flowers, from simple poppy shapes, to more complicated 3D flowers.

 

Molly will show you how to knit these lovely flowers shapes, introducing you to some simple techniques for creating petals.

 

Something for everyone, learn the techniques, then let your creativity fly with your own choice of colour and texture.

 

It’s a great way to use up oddment of yarn when you get home.

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

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How to knit

If you don't know how to knit, this workshop will open the door to the wonderful world of knitting.

 

Molly will show you how to do the basic steps in knitting, casting on, casting off and how to make both knit and purl stitches.

 

Depending on the progress she will move on to show you how to combine techniques to achieve a variety of simple stitches.

She will have a variety of simple patterns and help you select your first project.

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

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Toe up two-at-atime

This workshop banishes ‘second sock syndrome’ – if you have never heard of this, it is when you have completed 1 sock, but can’t face casting on the second!

It also ensures both socks are precisely the same size, as they are worked together.

Getting the toe and heel completed first also means you can then use up your yarn on the cuff, without fear you won’t have enough yarn to finish the toe.

This technique is win-win all round!

Time required:  xxxx

Skill level required:

ABC

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