Here at Kathy’s Knits we run regular knitting classes in our purpose built classroom, both in the evenings and at weekends.
You’ll find the details of all the knitting classes being run at Kathy’s Knits.
Please note that places are limited and are allocated on a first come basis.
To book onto any of the classes, use the button link below each class.
Mastering Mattress Stitch
Dates: 24th & 31st October
Venue: Kathy’s Knits
Cost: £45 per person
Completed correctly, mattress stitch – sometimes known as “ladder stitch” – can produce a near invisible join when sewing together sections of knitted fabric when viewed from the right side of the fabric. On the reverse side, this method produces a consistently even and robust seam, which is useful in providing structure and stability to our finished work.
In these two classes, we’ll practise three different applications of stocking stitch: (1) Row end to row end (e.g. to join side seams), (2) stitch to stitch (e.g. to join shoulder seams) and (3) row end to stitch (e.g. when setting-in sleeves). We’ll also extend these principles to sewing together fabric knitted in garter stitch.
A series of small, knitted and blocked swatches will be need to be prepared in advance of the classes – details of which will be provided upon registration.
Cathy Robb (‘Kathy’) is an enthustiastic yarnie with extensive experience of all things knitting. She has completed hundreds of projects over the years. From the most simple to complex she makes good use of her formal qualification in design, texture and colour. Kathy thoroughly enjoys sharing knowledge, and her desire to help fellow knitters develop new skills is as strong today as ever.
Katherine Lymer is a knowledgeable knitter and successful workshop tutor who enjoys teaching a wide range of subjects to groups all over the country. She is an experienced teacher and, over the last few years, has done much of her work with Rowan, the internationally renowned hand knitting company.
Kathy and Katherine are both active members of Ravelry, enjoy sharing ideas and views with fellow knitters and never stop learning themsleves.
There are also other specialist tutors from time to time.