Knitting Classes at Kathy’s Knits

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.

Whole Day Workshop

Toe-Up Socks

Whole day workshop – 23 Sept 2017

Day:       Saturday 23 September 2017
Time:     10.30 am – 4.30pm
Venue:   Kathy’s Knits Shop
Cost:      £65 per person

About the Class:

Have you ever wanted to knit socks from the toe up? Or do you fancy knitting socks using a circular needle (rather than dpns)?

During this one-day workshop, we will learn how to knit a basic sock, from the toe upwards (“toe up”) using the magic loop technique. We will concentrate on learning to master the important components of a basic sock: provisional cast on for the toe, toe-up heel gusset and flap, slipped-stitch heel and a stretchy cast off.

This workshop is ideal for those experienced in knitting socks from the cuff downwards, who want to try a new approach – as well as for adventurous knitters who are experienced in the basics and want to try knitting socks for the first time.

What’s included:

The cost includes all recommended yarns, your pattern, notes and tuition.

Knitting in the Round with cables, colour and lace.

Project: Cowl

3 Week Course: Oct – Nov 2017

Day:       Tuesday Evenings
Date:      24, 31 Oct and 7 Nov 2017 (three weeks)
Time:     7.00pm – 9.00 pm
Venue:   Kathy’s Knits Shop
Cost:      £65 per person

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About the Class:

Knitting in the round is an extremely useful technique allowing us to seamlessly create tubes of knitting that can be transformed into hats, socks, cuffs, sleeves and garments.

During these classes, we shall learn how to cast on to join our stiches in the round and how to work a variety of techniques, including stranded cables, colour work, and lace, while creating a beautiful cowl – perfect for the Scottish winter or an ideal Christmas present. We will also discuss the different tools that we can use to work in the round (circular needle and double pointed needles) and introduce some of the more advanced techniques for working smaller projects.

These classes are suitable for those who can already knit and purl and who wish to discover the delights of circular knitting.

To Note: Knitting in the Round with cables takes place at the first class so that the workshop on 27 October follows on nicely, for those who are interested in both.

What’s included:

The cost includes all recommended yarns, your pattern, notes and tuition.

Whole Day Workshop – Knitting with Cables

Project: Cable Gauntlets

Whole day workshop: Saturday 28 Oct 2017

Day:       Saturday 28 October 2017
Time:    10.30am – 4.30 pm
Venue:   Kathy’s Knits Shop
Cost:      £65 per person

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About the Class:

Embrace the romance of the trans-seasonal milder weather by making a beautiful pair of cabled gauntlets. Knitted in the round, these fingerless gloves are exquisitely adorned with a cable that curlicues from the back of your hand, caressing your arm with a stunning combination of twists and turns – these are not gauntlets to be hidden under a coat!

During this one day workshop, we will learn how to use the magic loop technique to knit small projects in the round – making it the perfect project for those new to circular knitting or for those who are used to knitting with dpns who want to try something new. We’ll be embellishing our gauntlets with cables so this is also a good time for try cabling for the first time – as well as getting comfortable working with charts in the round.

What’s included:

The cost includes all recommended yarns, your pattern, notes and tuition.

Christmas Workshop

Project: Adorn your own wreath with hand-knitted decorations

Whole day workshop: Saturday 25 Nov 2017
Day:       Saturday 25 Nov 2017
Time:    10.30am – 4.30 pm
Venue:   Kathy’s Knits Shop
Cost:      £65 per person

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About the Class:

During this festive workshop, we will make beautiful, scented decorations to adorn a Christmas wreath. We will have the opportunity to try a variety of knitting techniques, working with colour, using textured stitches such as bobbles and embellishing our designs using beads or sequins.

We will work from a selection of patterns to create our baubles, filling them with seasonal spices such as cinnamon and cloves to complete our fun, festive decorations.

What’s included:

The cost includes all recommended yarns, your pattern, notes and tuition.

Whole Day Workshop – Learn to Knit Socks

Project: Christmas Tree – Advent Sock

Whole day workshop: Saturday 2 Dec 2017
Day:       Saturday 2 Dec 2017
Time:    10.30am – 4.30 pm
Venue:   Kathy’s Knits Shop
Cost:      £65 per person

About the Class:

Have you ever wanted to knit socks?  For you, your loved ones – or your chimney?  Then join us for our dedicated day of sock knitting!

During this workshop, we’ll practise the important components of knitting socks from the top down using double pointed needles: casting on, turning the heel, forming the gusset and shaping and grafting the toes.  The sock we knit will be the perfect size for a young baby – or to adorn you Christmas tree.  Knit another 23, and you’ll have created a most stunning advent calendar!

Whilst previous experience of knitting with dpns is not essential, knitters should have a good understanding of the knitting basics (knit, purl, casting on and off)

What’s included:

The cost includes all recommended yarns, your pattern, notes and tuition.

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Knitting Classes – Tutor Profiles

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 – making 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.