What’s it all about?
Want to knit your own woolies? Want something for your fingers to do whilst you’re on a long car journey? Then knitting is for you (and with a bit of practice you won’t even need to look at what you’re doing so no need to worry about getting travel sick)!
What will we cover?
We’ll cover the very basics of knitting including how to cast on (or get started), two different type of stitches (called knit and purl) and how to cast off (or finish your knitting).
We’ll also have a quick look at how to choose needles and wool that work together, when you might choose to use your different stitches and how to read knitting patterns so you won’t be stuck knitting scarves for the rest of time!
Who will be teaching?
Lucie Bradley is a chemistry PhD student by day and a Jill of all trades by night. She was just a little girl when she was first taught to knit by her grandmother (who was also kind enough to cast on, cast off and pick up all the dropped stitches for her) but later it was her mum and the internet that reminded her what to do. She practised her skills knitting Christmas stockings whilst on the bus to and from work and she’s still pretty pleased with the outcomes.