(Not so) Absolute Beginners – next step knitting

Saturday 4 December, 10:30-1pm, No Frills Knitting, Bedminster, Bristol

If you’ve mastered the art of the neverending garter stitch scarf, and want to start knitting something a bit more complex, then come along to my next step knitting workshop.

This workshop is designed to pick up right where the Absolute Beginners workshop ended, so in this half-day session we’ll be learning lovely new knitting skills like:

  • Working in rib
  • Simple increases and decreases
  • Knitting in the round
  • Some simple textures that jazz up your knitting

Tickets are just £32, and include handouts, tea, coffee, biscuits, and a copy of my Bingpot Beanie knitting pattern. Because by the end of this workshop you’ll TOTALLY be able to knit that.

Get your tickets now, or take a look below for some of the FAQs.

What’s included in the ticket price?

The cost of your ticket covers handouts, tea, coffee, biscuits, and a copy of my Bingpot Beanie knitting pattern. So all you need to do is bring yourself.

What about yarn and needles?

They’re not included in the ticket price, because people who’ve done the Absolute Beginners workshop will already have them. We’ll be working with DK-weight yarn on 4mm needles, so you’re welcome to bring your own – or you can take advantage of the lovely discount workshop attendees get and buy some on the day.

About the venue

This workshop is being held at the sparkly new No Frills Knitting shop in Bedminster, Bristol. It’s got level entrance from the street, and we’ll be using the workshop room at the back of the shop. You get to the space through the shop, but there is also a back door that can be propped open during workshops to move some air about and keep things Covid safe.

About the host

The workshop is being run by Jacki, the knitwear designer and teacher behind the Woolly Badger. She’s been knitting for over a decade, designing for a few years, and teaching workshops throughout 2021. You can visit her website to find out more, or have a snoop on Instagram to see just what she’s up to.

How much knitting experience do I need?

Just the basics – you’ll be expected to know how to cast on and work a knit stitch, but that’s pretty much it.

What will we be making?

We’ll just be making a little swatch to get our heads around how knitting works, but by the end of the workshop you’ll be ready to take on a project like a hat. Which is handy, since you’re getting a hat pattern as part of the workshop. You could even try a jumper if you fancy.

Any other questions?

Get in touch with Jacki – she’s always happy to help.