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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  • Sigga Sweater Pattern from Rosee Woodland

    Lopis are always worked in the round, so you will need circular needles, plus double-pointed needles for the sleeves. If you are comfortable using the Magic Loop technique you won’t need the DPNs.
    The colourwork sections are worked using the stranded technique. When working a colourwork round, st...

  • Rib 1x1 with Rosee Woodland

    The rib stitch is a combination of knitting and purling. You can use it for creating a neat and slightly stretchy edge to your project or garment.
    Rosee guides you through the ‘how to’ as well as giving you helpful tips on needle sizes for the rest of your project/garment.

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  • How to Cast Off with Rosee Woodland

    This completes our short series on knitting covering some basic ‘must have’ stitches. Casting off allows you to finish your work so that it won’t unravel and gives a plaited top edge.  Rosee has a great tip about tension and also points out that the plait will look different depending whether you...

  • How to Purl with Rosee Woodland

    The purl stitch is another of those must-have stitches if you wish to knit. It allows you to create a flatter piece of work than if you just use the knit stitch. When used in the combination of knit one stitch and purl one stitch, they can create the rib of a garment.
    Rosee shows you clearly how...

  • How to Knit with Rosee Woodland

    After casting on, the knit stitch is the first stitch you need to learn in order to create anything. Once you know how, you are off and running. We hope Rosee has inspired you to pop down to your local store and grab a pair of needles and a ball of wool and make a start.
    Next week we will be co...

  • How to Knit - Casting on with Rosee Woodland

    This is the first in our series of short videos on ‘How to Knit’ from our expert Rosee and here she does what she promises and shows you how to cast on.
    Coming next will be How to Knit (followed by how to purl and then how to cast off)

    Click here to learn more about Rosee Woodland....

  • Threads Exhibition at Wivenhoe

    The Nottage is a local maritime museum located on Wivenhoe Quay, with a fine collection of paintings, photographs and models all with local connections and  is becoming known for summer exhibitions. To learn more you can visit their website:

    https://www.nottagemaritimeinstitute.org.uk/.

    Thi...

  • Interview with Gillian Harris at the Fluff-a-Torium

    Valerie gets to learn all about the wet felt courses that Gillian runs at her shop in Dorking.
    You can learn how to make wet felt pictures, which are great for beginners, even if you can’t draw, Valerie thinks they are perfect to her!
    There are beginners courses in making felt bags and t-cosies, ...