Knitting

Knitting

Whether you’re an expert knitter looking for inspiration or wanting to take up a new hobby learning how to knit, we’ve got you covered. Britain’s finest tutors will help you with everything in videos for beginners on how to Cast On and Off to more challenging workshops on mastering different styles of Cable Stitches.

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  • Knitting Tips and Techniques

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    It is always helpful to pick up Tips and Techniques. In this Collection of videos, we focus on select Tips and Techniques from Britain's finest tutors. These videos are shorter than our full-length workshop videos because they focus in on a select Tip and Technique.

  • Choosing Yarn with Rosee Woodland

    Five things you should think about when selecting or purchasing your yarn, and note that this isn't just wool!

    1. The weight of the yarn.

    2. The type of yarn.

    3. Consider the price.

    4. The knitability.

    5. Remember to purchase all the skeins from the same dye lot.

    If you already ...

  • How to Knit Series for Beginners with Rosee Woodland

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  • FREE Tasters (Knitting)

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    Watch FREE to view Tasters for an idea of what you see in the full-length workshop.

  • Interviews with Knitting Artists

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    It is always great to find out more about your favourite artists. What they think about when coming up with designs. Their motivations. Helpful hints and tips. Watch these interviews for a special insight into the artist and their work.

  • Out and About

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    Join us for tours of amazing shows & exhibitions as well as initimate visits to local shops..

  • Extreme Knitting from Valerie Nesbitt

    In this little workshop Valerie uses up thin strips of fabric to create a knitted rug; if you know how to crochet then this is also an option.
    The trick is how to join the strips when they are so thin, and Valerie has a couple of suggestions
    If cotton fabrics are used the finished project is quit...

  • Knitted Sampler Throw Designed by Daphne Morris

    Daphne shares her family Afghan throw pattern in this introduction to the sampler throw series. It can be made in natural or synthetic yarn so is ideal for any household.

    She outlines how she uses a knit and purl stitch to create texture in the various patches. Resulting in a variety of patter...

  • Knitting a Remembrance Poppy from Rosee Woodland

    Rosee guides you through her pattern which is made up of small petals, large petals and a centre.
    She shows you how to increase to make the petal shape (this applies to both sizes). On the 5th row there are two different techniques. You will be knitting into the front and the back of the stitch a...

  • Knitted Cable Stitches with Daphne Morris

    Daphne loves to add cable to the garments she knits. Here we get to see a variety of styles including the very popular two part cable, a three part plait, and the honeycomb trellis. She also shares the idea of adding a cable border to something, such as a hat.

    Daphne shows how to create a simp...

  • How to Knit a Beret with Daphne Morris

    In this very helpful workshop, Daphne shows you how to knit this beret.

    She uses double pointed needles and a circular needle. This means you only need to use the knit stitch throughout.

    The beret can also be made using traditional needles but it means you will also have to purl, and you wi...

  • Knitted Amigurumi Pets with Fiona Goble

    Fiona shares with us her trio of delightful little pets that can be knitted (they are more usually found crocheted).   She assures us that they are easy for beginners. Utilising simple knitting stitches, together with standard yarn – preferably with some wool content – and small needles.
    In addit...

  • Meet Daphne Morris - a Passionate Knitter

    Valerie has known Daphne Morris for over 30 years through Creative Quilting.  She has only recently discovered Daphne's passion for knitting which she has been doing since the age of 4.

    Daphne shows Valerie a snapshot of her works over the last 60 years. This includes the oldest piece she owns...

  • How to Knit the Mock Cable Stitch with Daphne Morris

    Daphne shows us how easy it is to create the texture of cable. She does this without the need of a traditional cable needle, thus eliminating the need to move some of the stitches.

    You work this mock cable pattern over two stitches on the knit row only.  Row two is simple purl, even across the...

  • How to Block your Knitting with Daphne Morris

    Daphne shares with us those finishing techniques that give a knitted garment a smoother, flatter look.
    She demonstrates how to use pins and a pressing board to:

    stop seams rolling
    increase the size of garment pieces
    flatten seams for easier stitching
    accurately size pieces when altering pattern ...

  • 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!

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  • Knitted Tinsel Creatures with Fiona Goble

    We get to see and enjoy a selection of tinsel creatures that Fiona has knitted with King Cole tinsel eyelash chunky wool. These are simple and easy to do, particularly for beginners, and relatively quick too.

    Some of the creatures have additional DK wool added in to create the faces.

    You ca...

  • Knitting Mattress Stitch with Fiona Goble

    This is a simple but useful sewing stitch. It is used in knitting and it allows the knitting to lay flat when joining two pieces on top of each other.

    Fiona shows us how easy this is with a contrast thread. Usually, she would choose a matching colour to the knitted project.

    In this project ...

  • Knitted Brick Block with Daphne Morris

    Daphne Morris demonstrates this simple block using a combination of knit and purl stitches to produce a regular brick pattern.

    She covers a variety of tips and techniques that will give a great start to your knitted brick block.

    These include starting your block with a garter stitch to give...

  • How to Knit a Rabbit Scarf with Fiona Goble

    Knitting in super chunky yarn, this will be quick to knit and adding the rabbit details really fun. Fiona talks you through how to add the face which is made as an additional section. Plus she has a great tip for keeping the scarf flat as it's knitted.

    The face attaches to the scarf with Mattr...

  • How to Knit Animal Paws with Fiona Goble

    Fiona shows us how to knit the three toes for a tabby cat. But the method is obviously useful for other animals that you can find in this fun book.

    And she works the toes over two stitches, and has a very clever way of working down the side. So that her wool is in the right place for the next ...

  • Knitted Frida Kahlo Doll with Fiona Goble

    This simple knitted doll represents the iconic Mexican artist, often remembered for her mono-brow.   The Frida Kahlo Doll will use up scraps of dark/light worsted/8ply wool yarn. It is knitted flat on a pair of short (15cm) needles.  You can use bits and bobs from your cupboard to create her jewe...

  • Meet Fiona Goble - Knitting Enthusiast and Author

    Valerie chats to Fiona Goble who specialises in knitted toys and accessories. She describes the use of eyelash yarns to make knitted pets. These are straightforward patterns for beginner knitters.
    Fiona developed knitted  Japanese Amigurumi Pets for people who don’t crochet. These are further exp...

  • How to Pick Up Dropped Knitting Stitches with Daphne Morris

    Dropped stitches in knitting can be easily picked up with a fine crochet hook. Daphne demonstrates techniques for both knitted and pearled stitches.

    From divided stitches, a single dropped stitch several rows down, to a full ladder this technique provides an invisible solution. Consequently th...