Knit Your First Jumper Course


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Come and knit your first jumper! If you want to move on from scarves and hats to your first garment, this course is for you. With a group of other intrepid knitters, your tutor will guide you through your project, breaking the pattern down into manageable sections and knitting it along with you. At the end of twelve weeks, you'll not only have a beautiful handmade garment fitted specially to you, but the knowledge and skills to knit hundreds of other patterns and fill your wardrobe with handknits!
You should be confident in some basic skills - knitting, purling, casting on and off. Experience knitting in the round is useful (but not totally necessary.) If you have any questions about the course requriements, please ask and we'll get you sorted!

This class covers:
  • reading knitting patterns
  • choosing your size
  • swatching for gauge
  • knitting to your shape
  • using stitch markers
  • knitting in the round
  • increasing stitches
  • short rows
We'll be using the Tin Can Knits Flax pattern - it runs from a 30" to a 68" chest circumference and uses aran weight yarn. This course welcomes knitters of all ages and genders!

September 2024 - November 2024
Classes run between 10:30 and 12:30 on alternate Saturdays at Slipstitch. There is some homework between classes.
    • Week One - 14th September: swatching, picking your size, understanding how the pattern will work
    • Week Two - 28th September: casting on, knitting in the round
    • Week Three - 12th October: increases, raglan shaping
    • Week Four - 26th October: short rows 
    • Week Five - 9th November: dividing for sleeves and body, waist shaping
    • Week Six - 23rd November: sleeves

    All our classes are 14+. Please see the Event Cancellation Policy for refund information.