For confident knitters and budding designers with some knowledge of knitting: Learn how to work out a pattern for a simple stocking-stitch cardigan in double-knitting yarn with Tina.
Schedule for the day
10.30am Draw line diagram with detailed measurements as required
11am Work out the tension from your own swatch to be used to translate all the measurements into stitches and rows
11.15am Calculating back and front instructions and working out all shapings
2pm Calculating sleeve instruction and working out all shapings
3.45pm How to incorporate a simple stitch pattern into your own instructions
4.15pm Question time
4.30pm Workshop finishes
Do I Need to Bring Anything?
You will need to bring with you: ✤ An old sweater or item that fits you perfectly ✤ a calculator ✤ a tension sample knitted in the double-knitting yarn that you intend to knit the entire sweater. The sample should be knitted on 4mm (No. 8) over 34 stitches thus: K 3 rows. 1st row: K to end. 2nd row: K2, p30, k2. Repeat last 2 rows, 19 times more. Next 2 rows: K2, p30, k2. Cast off pwise.
Where: All our workshops will be held in the Learning Zone at 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP. We are close to Canary Wharf, which is on the Jubilee line and Heron Quays, which is on the DLR. Once you’ve booked your place, we’ll help you with directions should you need them.
When: Please arrive at 10 for a meet and greet. There will be two 15-minute tea breaks at around 11.30am and 3.15pm, where you can help yourselves to tea, coffee and water from the kitchen area. We’ll buy the biscuits. . There will also be an hour for lunch from 1pm; please do bring lunch with you –we have microwaves and there is a small supermarket nearby if you want to buy something. Half day workshops will start at 12 and finish at 4 – do bring a bite to eat with you.
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