Learn how to knit with our workshop that is perfect for complete beginners with Gwen Wagner-Adair, from Petitchoufleur Knits! You'll learn all the basics: how to knit, purl, put stitches on your needle (cast on), finish up (cast off), change yarn in the middle of your project, weave in your ends, and how to read the information that comes on a ball of yarn. You will then progress to basic increase and decreases, and learn how to read a basic pattern. By the end of the session you'll be able to knit a scarf and basic hat. Honest! You will!
Quotes from attendees:
"Individual guidance was invaluable. The atmosphere was really supportive and confidence building"
"How easy everything seems to be after Gwen has explained it!"
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 do I need to bring to the event?
All materials are included in our 'learn to' workshops so you don't need to bring a thing!
What skill level is this workshop?
Absolute beginner - no knitting knowledge required!
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.