Learn to Knit
skill level: Beginner
In this fun workshop, held in our Auckland studio, you will learn the basic stitches knit and purl, and how to use these two stitches to make stockinette and garter fabrics. We will also teach you casting on and binding off. There’s plenty of time, so you can move at your own pace. And we can accomodate different learning styles so please join us!
We will be working flat with a right side and a wrong side (using circular needles), making a rectangle, that could easily become a scarf, the beginnings of a blanket or several other projects which we’ll discuss in class.
We'll touch on left and right handed knitting, gauge, patterns, yarns, tools & accessories, virtual resources we love, and fixing common mistakes as well.
We provide needles to use in the studio and you get to choose a skein of handdyed DK 8ply merino yarn right off the studio wall the morning of class!
Buying needles to take home with you is an option.
By the end of the class you'll have a good understanding of casting on, the knit and purl stitches, the difference between garter and stockinette, and how to bind off. This particular class is suited for teens and older. We offer a separate children’s class during holidays.
Please note, there is a two person discount if you’d like to attend with a friend.
100g of Prosper DK ($38 value)
needles to use in class
3 hours guided making with a tea break + an optional 2 hours of social making on your own in our yarn lounge.
Teas, and nibbles
What you need to bring:
Your own 4 to 5mm needles if you have them
A notebook & pencil and/or a device you can use to take notes, photos or videos
Please include your mobile phone number in the note section at checkout, or include it in your profile if you register with the website. Then we can text you if there are any last minute details, or changes.
If wearing a mask benefits you - we absolutely welcome that : )
We try our best to make our photos as accurate as possible but every screen displays colour slightly differently, so we cannot guarantee complete accuracy. Hand-dyed yarns vary from one batch to the next so there will always be some variation between the photo and each individual skein.
Part of the hand dyed allure is each skein's individuality. This gives final objects depth and nuance. With this in mind we recommend alternating skeins (every other row in flat knitting and every row in circular knitting) on larger projects creating a more cohesive blend.