Knit yourself Calm

This season we are delighted to welcome back 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 dates: Thursdays - 3rd, 17th, 31st October, 14th & 28th November and 12th December 2019

Course times: 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Course Leader: Sarah North / Knitpod

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.

This is a fantastic course for beginners as knitting squares allows you to get a full understanding of each stitch as you go.

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Knitting is so therapeutic, calms the mind and really helps you slow down!

Knitting is so therapeutic, calms the mind and really helps you slow down!

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 each creating a different pattern. Once you’ve knitted all your squares, you’ll learn how to bring them together into one beautiful merino wool blanket.

What we provide:

We’ll provide a starter kit to get you going with all the knitting equipment you’ll need for each session including:

  • A ball of wool for session one, 6.5 mm bamboo needles, interchangeable knitting needles and cable and a darning needle for sewing in your ends (all this will make way more sense when you start!)

Course structure: Knit Yourself Calm

Session 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

Session 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

Session 3:

  • Pick up and knit

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

  • You’ll learn about blocking

Session 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

Session 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.

Session 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 are calm and friendly with an experienced tutor on hand to support your learning. Tea, coffee, biscuits and banter around the table are all included!

Your finished blanket will show off the 6 different stitches you’ve learned!

Your finished blanket will show off the 6 different stitches you’ve learned!

How to Book

Book online to secure your spot.

Further information is emailed the week before the workshop. Suitable for absolute beginners.

Workshops are for adults, but young artists 14 + can join when accompanied by an adult (18+). Gift Option available at checkout. Full booking terms and conditions are here.

Knit yourself Calm Course
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Our Studio

This course takes place in our fully equipped studio: Surrey Art School, 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.