Tag Archive | Learn to knit

Knitting again from 8 January

The Fenton Knitting Group meets for the first time in 2019 tomorrow, 8 January, with a warm welcome to our returning members as well as any new knitters or anyone wanting to learn to knit.

So if you want to get crafty with your needles, Fenton is the place to be on Tuesday evenings.

Although the festive season is officially over once again for another year, our cake this week will be Mary Berry’s Twelfth Night Cake. See for yourself Soo’s very first attempt at ‘posh’ filigree icing. It may not look quite as smart as Mary’s version, but I promise you it will taste good!FKG postcard

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Groups and classes start again next week

Following the Easter weekend, there will be no meeting of the Aylesford Knitting Group or any knitting or crochet classes or workshops this week.

All groups and classes resume week commencing 28 April.  Looking forward to seeing you then.

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Why not try the double knitting technique?

Ideal for making lovely warm scarves with two different coloured yarns and no ‘wrong’ side, I finally got to grips with the double knitting technique.  Basically, you cast on twice the number of stitches you need for the width of your scarf and then work alternate stitches in each of the two yarns you’re using.  There’s a lot of switching your yarn backwards and forwards involved, too.   I admit it took a little practice and I’m still not completely happy with my results, but I’m going to pursue the technique.  It’s so great to try something new.    My progress is very slow at present, but that’s because you are knitting two sides at once.   Please excuse my rather bright colour scheme, but I wanted to be sure that I could see what I was doing!

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Want to make 2014 the year you learn to knit?

handmadebysoo is introducing a ‘drop in’ learn to knit opportunity in February.  No regular classes to attend.  No up front fee.  Simply pay as you go.  Any Wednesday evening complete beginners can come along between 6pm and 7.30pm.  You will receive coaching from the very beginning.  Come along for as many sessions as you like until you feel you are a confident knitter.  Only £6 for each session you choose to attend.

If you can’t make Wednesdays or need a different time, please contact us for details of one-to-one sessions available.

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Please contact us at handmadebysoo if you’d like to learn to knit on Wednesdays.

Sessions take place in Aylesford, Kent.

 

Christmas teapots!

Hand knitted Christmas tea cosy with pot

Hand knitted Christmas tea cosy with pot

handmadebysoo will be running a stall at the Allington Christmas Market on Saturday 7th December.  Buy beautiful handmade festive gifts and decorations or sign up for our New Year courses and workshops.

You will also have the opportunity to browse lots of other stalls selling Christmassy gifts, produce and refreshments.  Please come along to support this amazing community event.

Venue: St Nicholas Church Halls and Car Park, Poplar Grove, Allington ME16 0DE (opposite Grace Avenue Tesco/post office).

Time: 10.30-2.30

Christmas tree decorations

Hand knitted Father Christmas tree decoration

Hand knitted Father Christmas tree decoration

handmadebysoo will be running a stall at the Allington Christmas Market on Saturday 7th December.  Buy beautiful handmade festive gifts and decorations or sign up for our New Year courses and workshops.

You will also have the opportunity to browse lots of other stalls selling Christmassy gifts, produce and refreshments.  Please come along to support this amazing community event.

Venue: St Nicholas Church Halls and Car Park, Poplar Grove, Allington ME16 0DE (opposite Grace Avenue Tesco/post office).

Time: 10.30-2.30

For the Christmas table

handmadebysoo will be running a stall at the Allington Christmas Market on Saturday 7th December.  Buy beautiful handmade festive gifts and decorations or sign up for our New Year courses and workshops.

Hand sewn quilted country kitchen table runner

Hand sewn quilted country kitchen table runner

You will also have the opportunity to browse lots of other stalls selling Christmassy gifts, produce and refreshments.  Please come along to support this amazing community event.

Venue: St Nicholas Church Halls and Car Park, Poplar Grove, Allington ME16 0DE (opposite Grace Avenue Tesco/post office).

Time: 10.30-2.30