Classes with Sarah Hatton

Classes with Sarah Hatton

Sarah Hatton was born in St Albans and spent the early part of her life based in Hertfordshire. Taught to knit at the age of five, Sarah has always had a love of textiles and had a passion for dressing up. As a teenager she showed a flare for customising her own clothes and was always up to the minute with fashion.

Sarah’s first job was as a designer with a hand knit company. It was here she got to develop her skills in knitting, pattern writing and design. Sarah prides herself on the fact that she has always worked in the hand knitting industry.

Sarah’s inspiration has a tendency to be garment shape and she rarely works in more than one colour, yet produces amazing wearable garments that explore and push the boundaries of shape and texture. As a designer for Rowan for many years, Sarah is well-known for her innovative use of lace, cables and texture. She loves to play with garment shapes, often bringing a clever twist to classic styles.

Now working as an independent designer, Sarah continues to create beautiful patterns for Rowan, write books such as her “10 Simple Projects” series, produce collections for The Fibre Company and West Yorkshire Spinners, as well as designing regularly for Vogue Knitting, The Knitter and Simply Knitting.

Sarah loves to pass on the insider tricks she’s learned over her many years in the handknit world.

Signature Technique:

Wearable garment designs with innovative use of shape and texture.

Sara’s Top Tips:

- Scan fashion magazines and blogs for design inspiration and before starting always ask yourself, ‘Would I enjoy making this?’
- On a more complex project, make sure you read through the pattern before starting so you fully understand all the techniques and abbreviations used
- Learn a little about making up your garment as a nicely made up garment looks a hundred times nicer

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Classes with Sarah Hatton
  • Moss Hat Workshop with Sarah Hatton

    Sarah talks you through the different section of the hat construction: the rib, the moss stitch and the stocking stitch. They are all made with the same two stitches: knit and purl.

    Rib has the knit and purl sitting above each other. The moss stitch uses the two stitches offset to create the t...

  • Introduction to Cable Knitting with Sarah Hatton

    Cable is a delightful texture pattern often found on Aran sweaters. It can also give even the plainest of sweaters a real lift visually.

    Sarah shows us how to create this simple pattern, using three needles. Also, she shows you how to avoid the stitches falling off!

    Click here t...

  • Crochet for Left-handers with Sarah Hatton

    Sarah explains just how different it is to crochet if you are left-handed. She gives you some tips on what you need to look out for and what to think about when it comes to your patterns.

    Once you have mastered this, you can move on to double crochet and treble crochet. To finish, it's the sam...

  • Treble Crochet for Left-handers with Sarah Hatton

    This treble crochet stitch is often used to create Granny Squares, similar to knitting, which can then be turned into quilts or rugs. This is quite a tall stitch, so your work will grow quite quickly.

    If you would like to learn about double crochet for left-handers, just click here. Finishing ...

  • Double Crochet for Left-handers with Sarah Hatton

    Using this stitch requires working in the opposite direction to those who are right-handed. It is very different when working in the round to produce a pot.

    Sarah guides you through the sequence.

    Also, if you would like to learn how to treble crochet click here. To finish your crochet proje...

  • Meet Sarah Hatton - Knitwear Designer

    Taught to knit at the age of five, Sarah has always had a love of textiles. She had a passion for dressing up as a child. As a teenager she showed a flare for customising her own clothes. Sarah was always up to the minute with fashion in her own dress sense. Immediately after graduating, Sarah wa...

  • Magic Loop Knitting with Sarah Hatton

    Sarah designed this little hat especially for This method means you don’t have to sew up any seams: you can just keep knitting.

    Click here to learn more about Sarah Hatton.