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Knitting For All

Learn and develop the skills and techniques for various knitting projects. We will look at both traditional skills and contemporary ideas exploring the usual and unusual aspects of working with yarn. All levels of experience are welcome each term. .
  • Who is it for?

    This course is aimed at beginners as well as those wanting to broaden their skills and techniques to take on more challenging knitting projects.

  • What does it cover?

    Basic knitting techniques will be learnt including casting on, knit and purl stitches, casting off, increase, decrease and to read and follow a simple pattern to make a small accessory.

    We will discuss different aspects of knitting and to make functional pieces to wear or items for the home as well as looking at artists and crafts people who use knitting to make sculptural pieces too.

    Students will have time to work on their own personal projects and those with some experience can have a go at more challenging techniques which may include complex stitch patterns, experimenting with none traditional materials and felted knitting techniques.


    1.Basic understanding of knitting techniques

    2.Use knitting materials and techniques creatively

    3.Understand basic colour theory and its importance to knitted textiles.

    4.Have evaluative skills in relation to your own and others' work.

  • What will it be like?

    Teaching methods:
    Visual demonstration and verbal explanation.Written handouts with visual diagrams.One-to-one teaching. Group discussions.

    Learning methods:
    Hands-on practical activities Reading handouts and following instructions.One-to-one and group discussion.

    Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
    Record students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives.

    Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Some materials will be supplied by the college and/or available to buy at cost price. Students need to provide materials for larger personal projects.

    Students should bring a note book, pencil and pen. We do have a range of knitting needles and crochet hooks for you to borrow but if you have your own, please bring these with you.

    Gather visual research to inspire their projects. Visit relevant galleries and exhibitions. Source materials (a list of suppliers will be supplied). Continue and complete work as required.

  • What could it lead to?

    There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre and a library of prospectuses for other London colleges to help you continue your studies.If you need more detailed advice, please ask your tutor.

    Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk tel: 0800 101 901, and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

Available Courses

Knitting For All

Learn and develop the skills and techniques for various knitting projects. We will look at both traditional skills and contemporary ideas exploring the usual and unusual aspects of working with yarn. All levels of experience are welcome each term. .

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:1333
£172 / £60
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:1331
£172 / £60
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 13:30 to 15:30
Course Code:1332
£172 / £60
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Course Code:1323
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Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
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25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1317
£291 / £102
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High Street, Stratford
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Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1315
£291 / £102
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High Street, Stratford
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Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1316
£291 / £102
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High Street, Stratford
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25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1326
£258 / £90
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Course Code:1324
£258 / £90
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High Street, Stratford
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Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
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£258 / £90
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High Street, Stratford
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