Improvers Knitting Series: Lesson 1: Texture

About this experience

This is the first session of our Improvers Knitting series which is aimed at novice knitters (who have already started knitting the basics) or those wishing to return to knitting or anyone who wants to expand their knitting repertoire.  You should be able to cast on, knit and purl.

We will focus on knitting in texture using Knit and Purl stiches to create a motif patterned sampler square which can be used towards making a cushion or blanket.  We will look at how to read written and charted pattern and how to achieve correct pattern tension.

Different techniques will be looked at across the improver’s sessions and the different sampler squares knitted can then be collated to make a cushion cover or, if multiple squares are made, a blanket.


You Will Need To Bring:
•    1 pair of 4mm or 4.5mm knitting needles (either straight or circular needles is fine)
•    50g worsted weight (or heavy DK weight) yarn (such as Rowan’s Pure Wool Superwash Worsted, Handknit Cotton or Sandness Garn Peer Gynt) in a light or medium toned shade (very dark shades will be hard to see the textured knitting on).  

Skill Level:
You should be comfortable with the following
•    Cast On
•    Knit Stitch 
•    Purl Stitch
•    Cast Off