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Beyond The Basics Workshop Sunday 21st May 2017
Sun 21 May 2017, 11:00 – 16:00 BST
Have you been on the Learn to Knit workshop and aren't sure what to do next? Do you want to learn some of those fancy stitch things you hear about, or even just get more confident with your knit and purl? This workshop with Gwen Wagner-Adair, from Petitchoufleur Knits is the perfect way to increase your skills and develop your knitting repertoire. Using our lovely Dovestone dk yarn, you’ll learn the basics of a specific selection of stitches (as detailed below). Bring along your questions too – we’ll all learn from them!
During the workshop, we will cover the stitches and techniques used in the four squares of the pictured cushion. You will also learn how to do mattress stitch, so that you can seam your squares together when you’re done. You'll learn lots about reading knitting patterns, how to read a chart v. written instructions, how to ‘read’ your knitting, and also how to fix some common mistakes. The cushion pattern includes the pattern for a knitted back as well.
How to read a pattern
How to read a chart and written instructions
How to read your knitting
How to fix common mistakes
Seaming/Sewing up (mattress stitch for both Stocking Stitch and Garter Stitch)
Stitch Patterns covered:
Knit and Purl stitch patterns (Moss Stitch and Checkerboard)
Slipped Stitches (Brick Stitch)
Mitred Squares (how to increase stitches)
In order to practice seaming, you will need to knit four (4) little sample squares, using the Sample Information pattern which you can download here. Please bring these knitted squares with you to the workshop.
What do I need to bring to the event?
Four (4) sample squares to practice seaming with (see pre-workshop sample knitting info)
Where is the event held?
The workshop will be held in our Chapel Allerton shop, at 180 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 4NZ
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Chapel Allerton has a frequent bus service from Leeds city centre - catch the 2, 3, or 3A from opposite Kirkgate Market or 36 from the bus station. Ask for Chapel Allerton, there is a stop just after the junction with the Yorkshire Bank. If you are coming from Headingley you can catch the 91 bus from Grove Lane. Parking in front of the shop is free for an hour. There are nearby streets behind the shop with free parking that will be a 2-5min walk to the shop that you can park all day.
Is there disabled access?
There are a few steps to gain access to our shop, and some steps inside too. We need to know in advance if you have a problem with stairs. We will always try to be flexible and to accommodate your needs if we can, so give us as much notice as possible and we will try to make arrangements.
What skill level is this workshop?
To make the most of this workshop you should be able to do the following before you start:
Cast on and cast off
Knit and purl.
(If you haven't mastered these yet, please book yourself on one of our 1 day Learn to Knit Workshops first
What about lunch and refreshments?
Tea or coffee will be provided free of charge as part of the workshop.
You can either bring your own lunch with you, pop out to one of the local cafes or shops, or pre-order (not included in the workshop fee) from our lovely local cafe menu to have your lunch delivered on the day.
***We will send a separate email a week before your workshop with the menu. If you would like to order lunch please reply to this email directly. Payment will be taken on the day of the workshop.***
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes you can transfer your ticket, but you need to re-register on Eventbrite - details on how to do this are here.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
We offer a full refund on places up to 2 weeks before the workshop. If you're unable to make the event at the last minute, you can easily transfer to a different date. Details of how to do that are here.