Knitting for Beginners with Clare

  • 24th Jul, 2024
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEST)
  • Laneway Learning
    Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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$26 - $29 AUD + BF
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Knitting remains a fun and useful skill across the ages – whether it’s a beginner’s scarf, a cosy blanket, toys or complex garments.

Our knitting teacher, Clare, loves knitting all year round. In the warmer months plant-based fibres and yarns are great to create lighter pieces, and in cooler weather sustainable wools are her go to.

So why not pick up a new hobby that can serve you all year round! Learn about techniques, patterns and fibres you can use to make knits to wear in all seasons.

This class is suitable for complete beginners and those who have had a go and need some tips and encouragement. Keep your hands busy and focus your mind while learning with others.

All materials and tools provided. You will receive a pair of needles and yarn to learn with and take home.

What will we cover?

In this hands-on workshop we’ll cover everything needed for beginners’ knitting:

  • Casting on (getting started)
  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch
  • Casting off (finishing your knitting).
  • How to choose needles and yarns


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request 

    Who will be Teaching? 

    Clare (she/her) has been making and mending clothing since the 90s. An avid knitter, Clare learned from “Grandma YouTube” and lots and lots of practice having rediscovered the joy during 2020. 

     She has an enthusiastic, well rounded and playful teaching style and a 100% success rate so far in teaching others to start knitting or knit better with old-school skill sharing in person.

    Clare has knitted with cotton, t-shirt yarn, acrylic blends and plaited rope made from sheets. She much prefers ethical wool yarn and can be found knitting and listening to podcasts from Shetland.

    You can follow some of her crafty pursuits on her instagram.

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    Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just email Maddy (she/her) at