Knit yourself Calm

This season we are delighted to introduce our NEW tutor and top class knitter Sarah North to the studio for a developmental knitting course that will teach you, session by session, how to create a range of stitches and knit yourself calm with this step by step programme. This course is suitable for absolute beginners and comes with a full starter knit kit!


Course starts: Tuesday 15th January 2019

Course dates: Tuesday 29th January, Tuesday 12th February, Tuesday 26th February, Tuesday 12th March, Tuesday 26th March 2019.

Course times: 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Course Leader: Sarah North / Knitpod

Learn to knit:

In this calm and mindful introduction to knitting for well-being, you’ll learn how to create a beautiful merino wool blanket, step by step, square by square…

Each session will focus on key knitting skills and as you work your way through the squares of your blanket you’ll also learn new stitches, how to work with different needles and cover all finishing techniques needed to bring your project together.

Knit yourself calm with us…

How it works:

The course will run bi-weekly so you have the chance to work on your knits in between taught sessions. In total you’ll learn 6 different stitches learning to create different patterns for each and create at least 6 squares (there is space between sessions to create more if you like!) which you’ll learn how to bring together into one beautiful merino wool blanket.

What we provide:

We’ll provide a starter kit to get you going with knitting needles for the first session and a new ball of wool for each of the 6 sessions. We’ll be working with a beautiful merino wool rather than acrylic, so you’ll get an understanding of what real wool can do! You’ll need to commit to all six course dates in order to get the most out of this gorgeous course.

Course structure: Knit Yourself Calm

Week 1:

  • You’ll learn how to cast on

  • You’ll start on Square One: The Knit Square

  • Learn how to count stitches

  • Understand how to cast off

Week 2:

  • You’ll learn the Purl Stitch

  • You’ll start on Square Two: The Stockinette Square

  • Learn how to count rows

  • Understand how to weave in ends

Week 3:

  • Pick up and knit

  • You’ll start on Square Three: The Rib Square

  • You’ll learn about blocking

Week 4:

  • You’ll learn two different ways to join a new ball

  • You’ll start on Square Four: The Stripe Square

  • Learn how to change colours and how to pick up a dropped stitch

Week 5:

  • Learn the long tail cast on

  • You’ll start on Square Five: The Cable Square

  • You’ll learn how to use a cable needle and understand knitted life lines.

Week 6:

  • Learn the mattress stitch

  • Create a blanket border

  • You’ll learn about simple increases and decreases and understand finishing techniques.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners and is a comprehensive introduction into all the key skills needed to kick off the edge with knitting. Sessions will be calm and friendly with a tutor on hand to support your learning. If you find it hard to focus at home, you can also join our monthly Meet & Make sessions at the studio to work on your project.

How to book:

Book online to secure your spot. Starter kit with knitting needles and merino wool for each session included! Cost per session £35 (+ £2.50 booking fee if you’d like to pay in installments) Full booking terms and conditions are here.

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Studio Location:  All workshops take place in our fully equipped studio: The Old Dairy, Dean House Farm, Newdigate, Dorking, RH5 5DL. The studio is located in a beautiful rural setting with stunning views and plenty of free parking onsite.  Contact Ellie: 07861 761 167

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