MACHINE KNITTING - BEGINNERS

This is a beginners course in machine knitting.  

We will cover:
• How a knitting machine works and how to dismantle, restore and maintain one
• The basic knitting techniques: cast on/off, increase/decrease
• Knitting simple garments
• Using a punch card for decorative effect; tuck, slip and fair isle
• Using a knit leader to help design a garment

Who should attend?
Anyone who would like to learn machine knitting, and those that have some experience and would like to learn more.

What to bring:
1. Your knitting machine: Phillipa recommends the Brother 830/836/860/881/891 or similar to begin with, as these are the machines she is familiar with.  A ribber is optional but good to have.  Best place to buy one is on the Facebook page: NZ Knitting Machine, buy sell swap, parts, patterns, wool etc. Once you have joined the group you can request one of the above machines; expect to pay $0-$200 for a machine and ribber, and you may need to organise a courier.  Knitting machines are also available on Trademe; they sell for $100-$300. Check with the seller if the needles are rusty; if they are I would either not proceed with the sale or ask if they are happy to give the machine to you as new needles can cost up to $150. You can also ask on the Facebook group for anything you want including needles.

2. Bring some 2-4-ply yarn to the class if you have some on hand (acrylic is fine). Bring a pen and paper for note-taking and your phone.

Please note: All courses need a minimum number to go ahead. If your course does not have enough enrolments, we regret that we will have to cancel and will let you know by email - please check your emails, including your spam folder, regularly. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 1-2 working days prior to the scheduled start date. Please ensure you are aware of our terms and conditions before completing your enrolment.

Thursday, 1st August 2024 - MACKN2303

Time:
06:45pm to 08:45pm
Schedule:
8 weeks, Thu 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Presenter(s):
Price:
$120.00 incl. gst
Enrol online discount: $115.00 incl. gst
Non-NZ Residents (3): $240.00 incl. gst
Sessions:
8 Session(s)

Thursday, 17th October 2024 - MACKN2304

Time:
06:45pm to 08:45pm
Schedule:
7 weeks, Thu 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Presenter(s):
Price:
$120.00 incl. gst
Enrol online discount: $115.00 incl. gst
Non-NZ Residents (3): $240.00 incl. gst
Sessions:
8 Session(s)