Knitting - For Speed and Comfort
Keen to speed up your knitting, use both hands for colourwork or give your dominant hand a break? This class is for you!
Teacher: Julia Billings
Workshop Duration: Half Day
Description: This class is all about increasing your options for how you hold and work with your needles and yarn. There is no “best” way to knit, only what meets your needs for any given project, and you should come away feeling confident to use a combination of knitting styles.
You’ll be guided through the major differing styles- English, Continental, Portuguese and Lever- and learn the pro and cons of each. This session is completely hands-on to allow you to practice and fine-tune each of the various styles. It should also be an opportunity to observe and learn about the styles of those knitting around you!
Materials: Please bring 50gm of 8-10ply yarn and both your preferred style of needles and (if they are not straight) a pair of straight needles (30-35cm) in the corresponding size.
Takeaway: Students will take away the knowledge and confidence to work a variety of different knitting styles, as well as comprehensive notes on the techniques covered.
Level: Adventurous beginner/ Intermediate. You must be able to easily cast on and off, knit and purl.