Knitting – Intermediate Class

Course Description:

Do you already know the basics of knitting, but you’re not quite sure what to do next? If so, our intermediate knitting course is for you! This term, we’ll be exploring the various ways you can add an extra splash of colour and creativity into your knitted projects. 

During the 10-week course, we’ll begin by exploring three different techniques – intarsia, Fair Isle and slip stitch colourwork – and then complete a small project using each method. After that, you’ll be able to test out your new-found skills on a larger project, using your favourite colourwork style.

Along the way, you’ll learn about:

  • Reading knitting patterns – both written instructions and pattern charts
  • Working in the round to create seamless garments and accessories
  • Choosing materials and colour combinations
  • Designing your own colourwork motifs
  • Finishing, blocking and aftercare for your handknits.

Skills checklist – if you’re taking this course, I will assume you’re already confident in

  • Casting on
  • The two main stitches: knit and purl
  • Casting off  

Please Note: If there are any gaps in your knowledge in these areas, I’d recommend our Knitting for Beginners class on Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm, instead.

Course Day & Time: Thursday evening 7.00 – 9.00

Start Date: 19/09/24

Cost: 130 (Includes yarn for the first project)

Please Note:  Course fee does not include knitting needles or materials for the final project, which should be purchased separately by students.

Course Format: In class with tutor (Maximum of 12 students)

Duration: 10 weeks

Enrolment: You can enrol online through our website by clicking on the Easy Payments Plus button. Enrolment will open on Monday the 12th of August at 11am.

Tutor: Helen Crawford

I first learned to knit when I was six years old, and since then my knitting has taken me all  sorts of places – from selling my own handknitted pieces at craft markets to making Aran sweaters for a Dublin-based fashion designer. I started teaching in 2018, and nothing makes me happier than watching my students go from taking their first tentative stitches to proudly holding up a successfully completed project.

So, why not see where your knitting journey takes you next? Join me for Knitting, Intermediate Level at Malahide Community School… And in the meantime, visit me online for pattern ideas, a browse in my yarn store and a peek at what my current students are making!


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