Ref: C3840777

Are you a knit wit? Can you already knit/crochet but want to learn new techniques/stitches? Perhaps you've always wanted to try your hand at learning something new. Well why not take up knitting/crochet today? Learn a new skill and make new friends!

Course aim

To enable the learner to make items of knitting/crochet for themselves working at their own level

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Recognize and work within Health and Safety guidelines for the course and centre.
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow a pattern.
  • Demonstrate the basic stitches of knitting/crochet needed to make items of both.
  • Critique one piece of finished work.

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?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • DK yarn, preferably a light colournand without Double knitting yarn (not mohair type or with bobbles), A crochet hook or knitting needles.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

KnitWits Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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