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Beautiful Fierce

Workshop: MASTERCLASS Knit (4 evenings)


Running again in 2018 our popular Knit Masterclass with Marianne from Beautiful Fierce

This class will run over 4 evenings and is ideal for those who are looking to take their skills from novice to confident knitter. 

Marianne's overall aim : "for you to become confident in reading your knitting - understanding the basic structure of a knitted fabric and how it is made. If you can learn to read your knitting, then you will be able to see if you have made a mistake and be able to fix it. You will become confident in following patterns and being able to work out where you are up to after putting it down for a bit."

This is not a project based class - instead you will focus on a new technique/concept or two each week and work on building a library of swatches.

Here is the class overview (see Calendar for Week 1 dates):

Week 1
Getting organised - knitting kit essentials
Yarn & needle choices 
Tension, swatching and measuring
Counting stitches & rows : Right side vs Wrong side
Cast on techniques
Week 2
Shaping - increases & decreases
Joining yarn & changing colour 
Picking up stitches 

Week 3
Knitting in the round
Exploring cables & fairisle techniques

Week 4
Finishing your work
Bind off’s
Seaming & sewing up
Weaving in ends

Please bring along to class -  This is a practical class. A full list of what to bring, topics covered and any pre-workshop "homework" required will be included in a welcome letter issued in time for you to be fully prepared for the first class.

Prerequisites: Beginner Knit class at Cat off Collective or a competent knitter ready to advance

Tutor : Marianne Horton of Beautiful Fierce 

Marianne has a genuine passion for teaching and creating beautiful objects with simple tools and beautiful fibres. 

"Making things is one of my ways to tell a story - by shaping the material at hand, I am able to give voice to the tales of everyday life. Sometimes,those materials have their own words to add and so the story can often have a twist or an ending that surprises even the author."

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