Knitting is an endlessly fascinating hobby with so many different possibilities once you know the basics. Our knitting Tutor, Sally Hart, has devised a series of bags for you to learn on so you can progress from one to the other as your skills improve, but you will be making something useful right from the start rather than just sampling squares of knitting. Sally takes you through all the basic stitches, casting on and off, decreasing and increasing, ribbing sewing up and lining in the first two bags (Sally describes them as a bag for your knitting needles and a project holder, but they could also be used for bottle bags, ipad holders etc.) and then moves on to cover blocking your work and producing icords and pompoms and embellishing your knitting with a type of chain stitch embroidery. Vitally, she also includes an alternative set of the same video tutorials for those who wish to knit left-handed.
Sally has been knitting for over 30 years and crocheting for the past 10 years. From her 25 year career in social care and education she has experience of developing and delivering training and conducting on line assessments of work submitted. More recently Sally has had the opportunity to focus on her knitting and crochet, attending numerous workshops to develop her skills. She currently both knits and crochets for Stylecraft, as well as working part-time in her local yarn shop. Sally enjoys discussing and planning new projects with customers and students alike and loves helping them solve knitting and crochet problems and dilemmas. Sally is a complete yarn addict and spends her free time on yarny pursuits, always planning the next project.
What you'll need for your course;
Yarn of your choice in a variety of colours
Needles as per ball band
Stitch holder (or yarn of a different colour)
Double pointed needles (DPN’s) in same size
Sewing up needle
Row counter (or paper and pen)
Fabric of your choice
Needle and thread
Pins and a blocking board or towel
Ruler or tape measure
Pom pom maker or cardboard or your fingers
If you're not a complete beginner at knitting and would really like to undertake a course which is more advanced, then you can choose to undertake a City & Guilds accredited knitting course with Sally or another City & Guilds of London accredited textile course in a different subject with SST. You can review all of our course subjects and levels on our website.