Friendly, faff-free knitting workshops in lovely Bedminster, Bristol.

Come and learn new knitting skills in my friendly workshops, where you’ll find no judgement and lots of tea. Take a look at my latest Bristol-based knitting workshops below, and if there’s a knitting technique that you want to learn that I’m not covering, give me a shout

All my in-person knitting workshops take place at lovely independent Bristol knitting shop No Frills Knitting at 15 Cannon Street in Bedminster. It’s close to the city centre, has a load of buses that stop nearby, and is near the Diamond Street car park.

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The workshop room at No Frills Knitting

Find the latest dates and book your knitting workshop on Yuup

Most of my Bristol knitting workshops are booked via Yuup, so if you want to see the latest dates and availability then head straight to my host page. I’ve got something for just about every level of knitting experience and skill – whether you’re looking for a complete beginners workshop, wanting to learn more advanced knitting skills like steeking (it’s cutting your knitting. Really) or just wanting some help knitting your first sweater.

Absolute Beginners – learn to knit

Got absolutely no idea what the heck you’re doing when it comes to knitting? Not even sure how to get started? Then come to my absolute beginners workshop at the delightful  No Frills Knitting shop in Bedminster, Bristol.

We will, in the words of Maria von Trapp, start at the very beginning. I hear it’s a very good place to start. 

For knitting, the very beginning means casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and casting back off again. We’ll master those skills in this session, and you’ll get all the materials you need (including handy slides) included.

Not so absolute beginners – next step knitting

If you’ve got the hang of the knitting basics – we’re talking stuff like the knit stitch, and casting on and off – and want to get stuck into some bigger projects, come along to this next step knitting workshop. We’ll be learning about things like increasing, decreasing, and all the things you need to start making hats – and even jumpers – to go with those simple scarves.

Level up your knits

Once you’ve mastered the skills in the absolute beginners and next steps sessions, it’s time to step up to take on some of knitting’s most fun skills. Join this 2.5hr session and you’ll learn how to work German short rows, knit in the round, work in magic loop, pick up stitches evenly, and plenty more.

You’ll leave ready to knit the sweater of your dreams. And feeling a bit like a knitting wizard.

Sweater school

Ready to take on your first knitted garment? Come along to this four session course, and knit yourself the jumper of your dreams.

You bring along your pattern, yarn, and needles, and in return you get tuition, tea, snacks, and a lovely welcoming environment.

We’ll go through everything you need to know, from deciphering your pattern, to swatching and picking a size, through knitting the thing, right the way to blocking and finishing.

Learn to knit lace

Yes, I say this about all the techniques, but I really do mean it when I say that lace knitting is one of my favourites. It’s beautiful and versatile and deceptively simple.

In this two part workshop I de-scary lace knitting for you, teaching how to work and recognise common stitches, read charts, and perhaps most crucially, fix mistakes in your lace knitting. A few simple tricks really do make all the difference.

lace shawl detail

Learn to knit stranded colourwork

If you want to learn to knit stranded colourwork, this is the course for you. Over three weeks we’ll learn everything needed to knit a classic Fair Isle hat. 

Which is also everything you need to know to knit something like a fancy colourwork jumper. Handy, that.

Swatching, blocking, and yarn substituting

Swatching, blocking, and yarn substitution are 3 skills that strike fear into the heart of many a knitter – but they needn’t.

In this session I’ll walk you through how to pick the perfect yarn for your project, how to swatch with it to make sure you’re getting the perfect gauge and fit, and ow to block your project for that professional finish.

There’s plenty of troubleshooting along the way, so come armed with your most awkward questions. I love that stuff.

Steeking masterclass

Scared of steeking? Makes sense – after all, it is taking scissors to your carefully worked knitting

But I promise it’s nothing to be scared of. During this workshop I’ll show you how to plan, reinforce, cut, and finish your steek – and you’ll work one of your own on a little colourwork square.

And I promise not to judge you if you let out a little shriek with the first cut.

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