KnitWits

Ref: C3841460

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

Course aim

To enable the students 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 suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Recognise and work within Health & Safety guidelines for the course and centre.
  • Demonstrate the basic stitches of knitting and/or crochet needed to make items of both.
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow a pattern.
  • Critique 1 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
  • 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
  • Double knitting yarn (not mohair type or with bobbles), A 4.mm 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

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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