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Virtual Learn to Knit Course: 18th & 25th April

Scafell Pike Windermere
Cowberry Isel
Helvellyn Eden Valley
White Heather Fair Hill
Buttermere Greystoke
  • Saturday 18th Apr 2020: 10:30am - 11:45pm
    Saturday 26th Apr 2020: 10:30am - 11:45pm

    This 2 session course of virtual knitting classes on Zoom will be everything you need to know to get you going with your new hobby!  Designed for total newbies, or those who are very rusty - no experience necessary! Max 6 students per class!

    Set over 2 x 75 minute sessions, our fabulous Instructor, Ingrid, will teach you how to knit a fabulous colour-block cushion cover! 

    The class includes:

    • 2 Skeins of High Quality, 100% Wool, British Cumbria Yarn (pre-wound into cakes for you)

    • Knitting Needles

    • 4 Buttons

    • Darning Needle for your ends

    • 1st class UK Postage of yarn and tools pre-class

    Ingrid is a very experienced knitter, teacher and Zoom expert. Her teaching style is cheerful and easy to follow.


    • The basic understanding of knitted fabrics

    • Cast on

    • Knit

    • Purl

    • Garter Stitch

    • Stocking Stitch

    • Joining a new colour

    • How to make a button hole

    • Cast off

    • Darning in your ends

    There will be some fun "home-work" to complete between sessions.

  • Class Duration:
    2 hours per class, 10:30am - 11:15am, 2 consecutive weeks. Classes will be hosted on https://zoom.us/. You will be emailed the login details when you book the class.

    Prior Experience:

    Class Materials: 
    Class includes yarn, knitting needles, pattern, buttons and darning needle.

    To use Zoom you will need:
    - a video camera, either built in to your device or a separate webcam (most modern computers, smartphones and tablets have this built in)
    - a microphone, either built in to your device or in the webcam (most modern computers, smartphones and tablets have this built in), or a phone
    a broadband internet connection
    - the Zoom app installed on your machine

    We are sorry but we cannot offer refunds on classes if you are unable to attend for whatever reason, unless we are able to refill your spot.

    We require a minimum of 3 students to run this course, and reserve the right to cancel the course if we cannot meet this minimum.

    Out of respect for your fellow participants, please don't be late
    Please minimise background noise as much as you can.

  • About Ingrid:

    Ingrid Curl is associate editor and chief sub-editor of Times Higher Education. She joined the magazine in February 2008. After graduating in psychology from University College London, Ingrid did a year’s postgraduate study at the Institute of Psychiatry before moving into a career in journalism.

    Ingrid has been a knitter for over 30 years and loves passing on her knowledge to new knitters! She has taught knitting in schools and for Duke of Edinburgh students, and feels that craft and working with your hands offers an important pause from the fast-paced world we live in.

    She is seriously considering using Trello to manage her wips*!

    *wip - work-in-progess

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