Summer Knitting: Intermediate

Summer Knitting

Intermediate-level Summer Knitting! Learn and apply techniques such as various texture stitches; cables; knitting in the round; and colour work into a summer project

Learn techniques including knitting with summer weight yarns such as linen blends; knitting in the round on circular needles; top-down construction; short row shaping; twisted ribbing; simple lace work.

This series of two workshops (10am til 2pm with quick lunch break, if wanted) is for those who have mastered the basics of knitting and wish to extend their skills. Students must be already able to cast on; knit garter and purl stitch; increase stitches; bind off; and follow basic knitting pattern instructions.

Learning will be based on a Ravelry pattern called Tilly, a tee shirt style with quite an open texture. You can omit the lace detailing and make other changes like adding colour or texture.

At Workshop One we start at the more complicated part of the construction.

Depending on how much knitting you do between workshops you may need to finish your top later at home. The end part is easy though, just knitting in the round.

Dates Saturday 4 November and Saturday 11 November 2023
Time 10am – 2pm
Location 4 Warnock St, Grey Lynn
Cost $50-$90 sliding scale

Barbara Woodman

Barbara Woodman is a multi-talented tutor who is passionate about waste minimisation and creativity. She runs workshops through her social enterprise Warm Hearts Upcycling, whose purpose is to minimise textile waste. She teaches one to one or groups in traditional skills such as knitting, crochet, sewing, applique, mending, remaking.

As part of her community commitment she works with refugee women to develop their income and social connection.

Feedback from previous participants:

“I love that I can now knit!”

“Barabara is hilarious, encouraging, supportive, warm, and makes this class an experience I look forward to every week! Her encouragment even when I am frustrated is a big reason why I have been able to stick with learning how to knit.”

“Everything on this course is amazing.”

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