The bane in every knitter's life - how best to finish that item you've been working on for months solid. Well wonder no more, enter here for an overview of all the main finishing techniques. We'll cover button holes, short row shaping for shoulders, cast offs, sewing techniques, grafting and kitchener stitch, picking up stitches and blocking. Blimey that's a lot to get through! Because of the amount of stuff you'll learn, we won't be able to make anything but an odd looking shape that serves no purpose other than to remind you of what you've learned... but it'll be good fun anyway!
You'll get a ball of yarn and a walk through guide of all the techniques we'll cover aswell as tea, coffee and biscuits. The needles aren't included so you can bring your own, borrow from us or buy some at a discount on the day. If you want to bring your own you'll need some 5mm straight needles.
This class is suitable for those who have made something from a pattern before, you'll need to be able to cast on, cast off, knit, purl, increase and decrease (but don't worry if you're not confident at that, we can sort it!).
All classes take place at the Trinity Walk shop and start at 10.30am sharp and finish at 3pm not so sharp... We have a half an hour lunch which I have to be strict about because four hours is a lot of finger work! You'll probably want to bring a lunch as there's not much open here on a Sunday but you might be able to survive on the biscuits.
All classes are taught by the magnificent Eleanor Burke, manager here at Knit Nottingham, who is an obsessive knitter, crocheter and yarn lover with the patience of a saint! Kids and young adults are welcome but she does have a penchant for fruity language...
Full payment is to be made in advance. Lessons are non-refundable – please only book if you're are going to be available on that date. In the case of illness please let us know as soon as possible and before the lesson begins and we will endeavour to book you onto an appropriate alternate date but this won't always be possible and we reserve the right not to as the lessons are sold as non-refundable. Lessons are transferable so if you can't come you can send a friend instead (ideally, you'd let me know so I can write that in the diary).