Welcome to the wonderful world of Knitting!
Join your tutor Jenny Occleshaw, a professional pattern designer who will have you knitting and purling in no time.
Professional pattern designer, Jenny Occleshaw, will soon have you up to speed. Learn casting on and classic knitting techniques, together with pattern reading. Four easy to knit original designs supplied. Or bring along that project that you have been trying to finish but just can’t seem to complete. Jenny will help you through your knitting obstacles and get you on your way again.
During this class you will learn how to:
- Read a pattern
- Understand the difference in needle types, sizes and tensions
- Choose the right yarn for your project
- Cast on and off
- Knit and purl
You will learn to create beautiful handknits, starting small and by weeks 3 and 4 you will be knitting with confidence. 4 easy to knit original designs will also be supplied.
Who is this class best suited to:
This class is perfect for the absolute beginner and those who have some experience and those wanting to learn more technical techniques.
Please bring the following to class:
- Two 50gram balls of 8 ply wool – preferably pure wool
- One Pair of 4.0mm Knitting needles
- A notebook and pen
- Any projects you are currently working on and need a little assistance
About the Teacher:
Jenny Occleshaw learned to knit, crochet, sew and embroider as a child, a time when she was encouraged to be creative. Knitting later became the perfect antidote to long hours of music studies and sustained her through a nursing career and then a stint at Paton’s, where she honed her pattern writing skills and perfected her crocheting under the eagle eye of Lucia Russo. At the same time Jenny has been writing patterns for Australian Creative Knitting, and magazines such as Yarn Art and Embellish. Books by the author include: Knitted Tea Cosies; Made for You; Girl’s Guide to Knitting; Girl’s Guide to Crochet; Miniature Knitted Animals. The inspiration for Jenny’s knitting comes from different sources, including her two young grandchildren. She particularly loves colour, a fact that is instantly apparent when looking at her designs.
Jenny has taught Knitting courses for many years, including courses at CAE, together with private courses at her studio at home. She enjoys teaching knitting and seeing the joy people find in learning a new skill or mastering new techniques.