Modular knitting workshop
A one-day workshop with Nicki Merrall
10:00–16:00, Saturday 25 June 2022
Being Knitterly Studio, Loughborough, Leicestershire
The beginner’s workshop is suitable for you if you are confident with casting on and off, knitting and purling, and working in garter and stocking stitch.
The improver’s workshop is suitable for you if you are also confident with knitting in the round.
Learn the modular knitting technique with knitwear designer and tutor Nicki Merrall. Modular knitting (also known as mitred or domino knitting) is a fun technique in which you knit one module (or shape) at a time so that each new module is joined to the previous one(s) as you knit it.
Modular Knitting for beginners
Knitters new to modular knitting will make squares with a single mitre knitted in rows. Your project is a small blanket comprising four mitred squares with a simple border. You will knit your first square using one colour. Then you will learn how to pick up stitches, ready to add more squares. You can use more than one colour for other squares, trying different stripe patterns. The decreases in a mitre cause the stripes to bend around a corner. Finally, you add an easy border, also knitted in rows. It is easy to knit a project that looks great and is relaxing to make!
Beginner’s workshop content:
- Casting on using the knitted cast-on method.
- Knitting a mitred square in garter stitch.
- Picking up stitches from an existing mitred square to start a new one.
- Varying the basic mitred squares using stripes.
- Adding a simple border to your mitred square sample.
- Planning projects using mitred squares.
- You should be confident with casting on and off and working in garter and stocking stitch.
Modular Knitting for improvers
If you have knitted mitred squares before, you will learn to make squares with four mitres, which you knit in the round. Your project is a small blanket comprising four mitred squares with a border. You will make your first square, and then learn how to pick up stitches, ready to add more squares. You can use more than one colour for each square. The decreases in these mitred squares cause the stripes to form concentric squares rather than straight lines. You can try different stripe patterns for your other squares before adding a border, which you will knit in the round. I think you will find it absorbing watching how each new colour changes the appearance of your square.
Improver’s workshop content:
- Knitting a mitred square in the round using garter stitch.
- Working a variety of decreases.
- Starting a new mitred square by picking up stitches from an existing one.
- Knitting mitred squares with concentric stripes.
- Adding a border to your mitred square sample by working in the round,.
- Planing projects using mitred squares.
- You are confident with casting on and off and working in garter and stocking stitch, and can knit in the round.
- Yarn for samples.
- A summary of techniques covered.
- Refreshments together with home-baked cake in the afternoon.
- Notebook and pen.
- 4.00 mm knitting needles for the beginner’s workshop.
- 4.00 mm double-pointed needles for the improver’s workshop.
- Lockable stitch markers.
- Yarn scissors.
- A yarn needle.
The Being Knitterly pop-up shop will be selling lockable stitch markers, knitting needles, and yarn.
The Being Knitterly Studio is in a beautiful Edwardian house in Loughborough, Leicestershire.
After booking, Nicki will email you details and directions, as well as ask about your previous experience.
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Saturday 25 June 2022 at the Being Knitterly Studio