Collaborative knitting workshop
Following about six different conversations I had on Monday’s Big Night Out, with both knitters and non-knitters alike, I’m excited to announce that our first craft workshop (on Monday 18th October) will be a collaborative knitting workshop.
For beginners/almost beginners, we’ll choose a pattern and novices can work with more experience knitters to learn basic knitting skills. We’ll choose a pattern, needles and wool in advance so that you can get tooled up before the night, then work through starting to knit and the basics of following a pattern. If, like me, you can technically do a bit of very basic knitting, but hit a wall each time, now’s your chance to ask all experience knitters all of your questions without any embarrassment. (Not least: why doesn’t my knitting look like your knitting?!)
If you’re a more confident knitter, you’re encouraged to help beginners as well as working with other advanced knitters to develop your technique and learn new knitty skills.
By the end of the evening, even those who’ve never knitted before will be on the way to having a hand-knitted item. And fear not – if you get home and realise you can’t remember a thing you learned, just come back to Granny Green’s Big Night Out any Monday night – if there’s a knitter present, they’ll probably be happy to help.
This is where I need your help, though: I’m very firmly in the Not A Knitter camp, and therefore have no idea what pattern to choose. I’d like something pretty simple for beginners, and if possible I’d like it to be something practical, like a scarf, that can be worn with pride once it’s done. Are there any free/cheap patterns (online or off) that you’d recommend? Let me know in the comments!