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Knitting and Crochet Classes
We run a variety of very popular knitting and crochet classes. If you want to learn a new skill or improve your techniques then see what we have to offer. The lessons take place in our shop and you can relax and work at your own pace.
 
PLEASE note that all classes in May onwards will be held at the new shop at 11 Pocklingtons Walk LE1 6BU
Parking is available on Pocklingtons Walk on the meter spaces and single yellow lines - this is FREE after 6pm. Or there is Newarke Street multi storey and the small car park in front of the old Phoenix cinema.
 
You can inquire about a place by calling the shop on 0116 254 0650 or by email at knitone247@gmail.com, please leave a contact number too. If you're waiting for an email reply please check your SPAM folder.
 
As places are limited and popular payment must be made in FULL when booking. If you make an enquiry this is NOT a booking. Your place is only booked when payment is made. Apologies for sounding very prescriptive but to avoid disappointment please pay and book as soon as you know you want to do the class even if it is a few months way, we very rarely have space left close to the start of a course.
 
If you are left handed please let us know when booking your place.
 
The good news is you are entitled to 10% discount off anything purchased from the shop whilst doing the course (does not include books or patterns).
 

Getting the best out of Ravelry

Sunday 24th September 11.00 - 1.00pm £15. Bring your own tablet/ipad

Did you know that Ravelry is chock full of resources for you and your crafting? It can seem overwhelming, since there are over 7 million knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers, and probably just as many ways to use the free site. Our hands-on talk will help you navigate and get the most out of Ravelry – from patterns to inspiration, making new crafting friends to learning about yarn and fibre, and even ways to improve your projects and organise yourself.

Feel free to bring your own device to log in and play along, or we will have some screens to demonstrate along with a hand out to take home and try on your own.

 


Knitting Classes
Beginners Knitting
This is for those of you who have never knitted or who need a reminder.
 
Yarn and needles provided.
6 places in each class
5 week course
Cost £60
Monday evenings, 6.15 - 7.45pm
9th October - 6th November
 
Improvers' Knitting
This course is ideal for those of you who have done our beginners course. 
Also ideal for self taught knitters who want to progress from scarves and blankets!
 
You will cover -
You will make a size 0 - 6 month garment following a pattern and you will cover - 
Increasing and decreasing
Picking up stitches knitting a front band and button holes
Sewing, blocking and pressing
Basic cable stitch
Pattern reading
 
Yarn provided. Please bring 3.25mm and 4mm needles, scissors, sewing up needle and your glasses.
5 places in each class
6 week course
Cost £68
Wednesday evening 6.15 - 7.45pm
27th September - 25th October
 
Sewing up course for knitters
If you really hate sewing up your knitting because it doesn't look professional or neat enough. Sign up for our two session course.
Week 1  Technique
Week 2  Sewing up one of your own unfinished projects
6.15 - 8.00pm
£24
5 places 
Monday 25th and Monday 2nd October
 
Continental Knitting
If you would like to do the course phone the shop and we'll let you know when the next one is planned.

 

Top down knitting

This allows you to knit with no seams! There are many patterns available that knit starting at the neck and work down the garment. We will look at the techniques involved in knitting jumpers and cardigans in one piece. You will never look back!

No dates yet, if you are interested please email us your details

 

 
Sunday Classes
Domino knitting  with Jean Baxter
Learn this brilliantly versatile knitting technique, ideal for scarves, blankets, garments, great for using up your 
left overs. We will learn using double knit yarn, please bring 4mm needles and scissors and glasses (if you use them!)
11.00 - 2.00pm
£27
6 places
New Sunday date comng soon
 

Sock knitting  with Jean Baxter

Learn how to make socks using double pointed needles. 
We provide the yarn and needles and a light lunch, tea and coffee, please bring scissors and glasses (if you use them!)
10.30 - 3.30pm
£55
6 places
New Sunday date coming soon
 
 
 
 
Crochet classes
Beginners Crochet
This course is aimed at those of you who have never crocheted .before or have very limited experience. You will be taught basic skills and stitches including the double crochet stitch, half treble and the treble. You will learn how to crochet in rows and rounds, how to make granny squares and flowers. 
 
Yarn, hook and instruction booklet provided
5 places in each class
5 week course
Cost £60
 
TUESDAY evenings, 6.15 - 7.45pm
26th September - 31st October no class on 17th October
7th November - 12th December no class on 21st November
 
 
Intermediate Crochet
Want to learn some new stitches? 
Sign up for our two session course and learn Ripple stitch, Basket weave stitch, Start stitch and Corner to corner stitch to make 4 soft decorative face cloths which you can wrap with a bar of soap or shower gel for a lovely gift or keep them for yourself!
You will get instructions, 4 balls of cotton aran yarn, please bring a 5mm hook and scissors
6.15 - 8.00pm £34
5 places
Thursday 21st and 28th September