Fri, 18 Mar|
Knit in the Round - Socks or Mittens with Marion Cook
Learn how to knit socks or mittens on circular needles in this two-part workshop.
Time & Location
18 Mar 2022, 18:30 – 25 Mar 2022, 20:30
Goring-by-Sea, 117 George V Ave, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN11 5SA, UK
About the Event
Choose to knit either socks or mittens with the magic loop technique on circular needles in this two-part workshop. As the techniques are the same, you’ll learn how to cast on & join in the round, how to knit in the round with the magic loop technique &how to increase & decrease stitches. You’ll start a sock or mitten in the first lesson & have some homework to do in order to continue in the second lesson. Marion’s patterns will guide you line by line so they’re easy to follow & she will advise on different knitting methods that you can further explore. Using these skills, you’ll be able to knit all the socks, mittens, hats & jumpers that your heart, and feet, desire.
Circular knitting or knitting in the round has several key differences to flat knitting, and you might find that you love them. You can try on your knitting as it grows; you may prefer the feel of working with circular needles and best of all with seamless knitting, there's no stitching together when you have finished! This is a versatile addition to your knitting skills & once you can knit socks, any knitting in the round is a breeze.
To get the most out of this workshop, you’ll already be able to cast on, knit & purl. You will be given to keep a set of KnitPro circular needles & a cable as well as stitch markers. Bring along your choice of yarn. You’ll need DK for the socks & Aran for the mittens - 100g, approx 150 yard skein is enough for either choice.
We recommend using a yarn with at least some wool content - it’s sustainable, warm & lovely to knit with. Most sock yarns also include some synthetic fibre for durability, like nylon. There are about a million options out there, from about £5 to £25 for 100g of wool yarn. Feel free to check in with us that your choice is suitable.
Marion Cook was taught to knit by her Grandmother and has enjoyed passing on the skill to her daughter. With over 50 years of knitting experience, she loves sharing hints and tips with fellow knitters and having those enlightening ‘have you tried it this way’ moments in a group. Marion enjoys trying out other crafts too, anything tactile is fair game, but knitting is her first love and she always has several projects on the go.
£60 includes circular knitting needles but NOT yarn.
6.30pm - 8.30pm 18th & 25th March
March 18th - Session 1
March 25th - Session 2
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