Course Summary

Our professional pattern designer will have you knitting and purling in no time. Learn casting on and classic knitting techniques, together with pattern reading. Four easy-to-knit original designs are supplied. Or you can bring along that project you’ve been trying to finish but just can’t seem to complete. We will help you through your knitting obstacles.    

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.

This class is perfect for the absolute beginner and those who have some experience and those wanting to learn more technical techniques. 

Course Sessions

Thursday, 3rd June - 4 classes


Session ID HVAS2403C
3 Jun - 24 Jun 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$225 / $214 (conc)
Teacher
Jennifer Occleshaw

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.

This class is perfect for the absolute beginner or for those who have some experience, as well as those wanting to learn more technical techniques. 

 

Jenny Occleshaw is a professional pattern designer who will have you knitting and purling in no time. She 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 nitting 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.

Please bring the following to class:

  • Two 50 gram 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 
Last updated: May 13, 2021 12:46pm