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Plymouth College of Art - 10 Week Machine Knitting for Beginners

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10 Week Machine Knitting

Aimed at confident beginners and intermediate learners, this course introduces students to the domestic knitting machine and its many possibilities and key functions. Through the exploration of numerous techniques, the course aids students in building up a glossary of samples to take away and refer to in future projects and ultimately culminates in a finished knitted object to take home.

Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place

Start Time: 18:00

End Time: 21:00

Start Date: 20/09/17

End Date: 29/11/17

Day: Wednesday

Fee: £200

Course Content

Starting off with basic machine operation, students will first learn about casting on and off, adjusting the tension dial and increasing and decreasing stitches. These skills are then applied to a myriad of techniques including creating ladders, lace, e-wrapping, cables, mock-ribs and fair isle. The course will also cover the basics of interpreting knitting patterns, the importance of checking your gauge, knitting resources, machine maintenance, yarn types and fibres and tips for purchasing knitting machines and machine knitting yarns. Students will investigate inspirational and current knitwear designers, brands and companies to discuss in session.

Entry Requirements

Although not imperative, experience in either hand or machine knitting is encouraged; a basic understanding of the structure of knit will hugely benefit students. Those who own knitting machines are encouraged to practice and further explore techniques in between sessions in order to get the most out of the course.

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Demonstration or materials for experimentation will be provided free of charge but you may be required to purchase your own materials in order to complete your personal creative projects. It is advised to bring a folder to gather handouts and samples in, as well as pen and paper to take notes.

Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.











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