Reading Knitting Patterns Workshop

17 Jun

Monday 15th Julyh  2013    



with Kate Sinclair

7.00-9.30pm (2 ½ hrs) at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham


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This is a single workshop, of 2 ½ hours long, on how to read a knitting pattern and how to understand knitting terminology and abbreviations. Kate, who will be your tutor, will bring along a few tools to show you how these can help when knitting from a pattern and will get you in a position to take your work away to complete with confidence.

During this workshop you will learn the thumb method cast on, how to prepare a pattern for your knitting and starting a new project. You should be able to do a knit stitch and cast off and preferably how to pearl (although this can be touched on if needed). This workshop is suitable for those with limited knitting experience and more advanced knitters.

You will need to bring along an easy to knit pattern that you’d like to try (plus wool and needles) and Kate will teach you how to read it and how to work out the trickier parts.

Prior to the workshop you will be able to have a chat with Kate about the project you’d like to do. This is ideal if you are unsure of what wool or size needles are appropriate to the pattern you have chosen. She recommends that it you are unsure that it would be best to start with a simple garter stitch/stocking stitch pattern, either a child size, or doll clothes size or poncho for your first project as it can seem daunting to start with a full adult jumper at the start!

Here are some patterns from the internet that I found that might inspire you on your project? Try searching for ‘Free Easy Knitting Patterns’ online. Alternatively you can visit some of the wool stockists in Horsham, The Littlest Craft Shop, The Cloth Store or C&H Fabrics?


These photos of dolls cardigan and baby’s coat have come from Craftsy. This is a great site where you can download cheap, or sometimes free, patterns.



Suitable for: Those with basic knowledge of knitting.

Places:  limited to 6 places

Cost: £10

You will need to bring:  Details are on the Booking Form.


Email us on if you are interested and we can send you the booking form.



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