Knitting in the Round - My First Beanie with Tash
Start knitting for winter! If you've learned the basic stitches but don't know what to make next - learn all about knitting in the round by making a simple and cozy beanie you'll love wearing and want to knit again and again!
Start your winter knitting and learn the incredibly useful technique of knitting in the round, while making a lovely cozy beanie that you'll want to make more than once!
You've learned to knit the basic stitches and tried a washcloth or scarf knitted flat...what comes next? How about a simple beanie? In this class you'll progress to some new knitting skills used by master knitters, including how to knit in the round, a super important and useful technique which will enable you to branch out to beanies, jumpers, cowls and many other types of seamless projects knitted on circular needles. Plus you'll have a wearable beanie that you've knitted yourself!
Please note: this class is NOT designed for absolute beginner knitters, please book into Learn to Knit with Linda if you've never knitted before and want to learn the basics.
In this class you'll create a simple and stylish beanie that you'll want to make again and again for yourself and your loved ones. This class is about learning to knit in the round, an easy but extremely valuable knitting technique, used in thousands of knitting patterns. The beanie is a perfect project for learning this skill as it's quick to knit and only takes one ball of bulky yarn, plus you'll love making and wearing it!
Join Tash as she takes you through the techniques and skills required to knit your very own cozy full-sized adult beanie. She'll guide you through starting your beanie and all of the skills you need to complete it. You'll learn these important knitting techniques:
- Knitting in the round
- Long tail cast on
- Reading a pattern
- Decreases for shaping
- Weaving in ends
Tash will talk about common mistakes and how to avoid them, and where to go from here once you've finished your beanie. There'll also be plenty of time to ask questions and work on your beanie in class.
Skill level: This class is perfect for beginner knitters who have already learned to knit and purl and who want to progress to knitting in the round. Please note: this class is NOT designed for absolute beginner knitters, please book into Learn to Knit with Linda if you've never knitted before and are keen to start your knitting journey by learning the basic stitches.
By the end of this class, you'll be able to confidently knit your beanie, and you'll have the knowledge and skills to continue on. You'll leave with your beanie on the needles, ready to finish and wear at home!
Book now for this fun and practical class. You'll love your very own hand-knitted beanie - we can't wait to see you wearing it! Share it on Socials #skeinsisters
Important info for this class
Duration: 3 hours
Materials to bring with you:
- A Skein Sisters My First Beanie kit in the colour of your choice, or 1 ball of Fiddlesticks Grange 14 and 6mm x 40cm circular needles.
Please come to the shop 20 minutes before your class if you want to purchase materials on the same day as your class. Our friendly shop team is there to help you with your selection. You're also entitled to a 10% discount on yarn, accessory and book purchases in store on the day. Simply mention to our shop staff that you're attending a class to receive the discount.
Now you've mastered knitting in the round and you've made your First Beanie, take the next steps onwards and book into Knitting Beyond the Basics with Tash to learn more fabulously useful knitting techniques used by master knitters everywhere. Or if you want to try knitting a top-down, seamless sweater but don't know how to start then Knit My First Sweater with Linda is the class for you - you'll learn sweater techniques by knitting a mini sweater in class, which you can then scale up to a follow any simple top-down, in the round, full-sized sweater pattern at home. Otherwise you can explore our full range of knitting and crochet classes here.
Need some more help with your beanie or any other knitting/crochet problem or road block? We are the phone-a-friend of the yarn world! Our Help Clinics run every Wednesday afternoon 12pm-2pm. Book here and one of our experienced staff will help you resolve your issue so you can carry on confidently with your project at home.
Your teacher: Tash Childers
Tash is an experienced knitter with a vast knowledge of knitting techniques that she would love to share with you. She's been knitting ever since her grandmother taught her at 8 years of age. She was always a fearless knitter, tackling an all-over intarsia vest for her mum as her first garment when she was 12. While taking time off from Maths teaching to raise her children, she taught many of her friends to knit and co-ordinated a mothers’ group for knitters. She is passionate about sharing the joy of knitting with others and helping knitters to improve their skills, so they have the confidence to tackle any project.
Terms and conditions
- Full payment is required prior to the start of the class to confirm your spot.
- Minimum numbers - All classes require a minimum of three people in order to go ahead and, depending on the class, a maximum of up to 10. If your class or workshop does not have the minimum number of students, the class will be postponed and you will be notified within three days of the class date if it has been cancelled or changed. We cannot be held liable for travel or any other costs in the event of a cancellation.
- If your class is postponed or cancelled you can use the amount paid to transfer to another event/activity, use as a store credit, or be issued a full refund.
Cancelling a class
- Up to 7 days before the class - you are able to cancel, postpone or swap a class up to 7 days prior to the class date and can receive a full refund.
- 7 days-24 hours before the class - we are able to offer a credit but we cannot guarantee a full refund unless another booking fills your spot.
- Less than 24 hours before the class - no credit or refund available.
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