Creative Knitting & Crochet

Ref: C2523810

This course is for those wishing to learn about knitting and crochet techniques. Students will have the opportunity to make their own garments and as a group we will negotiate a project to work on as a team.

Course aim

To introduce students to the skills needed to complete a knitted or crochet project. Learners will learn hand knitting and crochet techniques and basic pattern reading skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Read and follow a knitting pattern to produce a garment.
  • Read and follow a crochet pattern to produce a garment.
  • Demonstrate three different knitting or crochet stitches or patterns
  • Discuss and produce a group project by negotiation.
  • Choose a personal project to try to complete by the end of the course.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Students will need to supply their own knitting equipment as the course progresses. Initially, the tutor will bring some wool and knitting needles.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • If students have some ideas of what they would like make before the start of the course then that would be desirable though the tutor has patterns for students to use.

What can I do next?

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Creative Knitting & Crochet


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
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