Wendy Poole Knitting Workshops
Join the super talented Wendy at Knit Happens in one of the amazing knitting workshops on offer in 2022. Select a tab to find out more about the workshops on offer. Then simply select the required date from the drop down box above.
Her workshops are aimed at you improving and developing your knitting and crochet skills and packed with helpful hints and tips, to help you become a better knitter or crocheter, along with having some light hearted fun along the way.
A bit about Wendy:
Wendy has been a life long knitter and crocheter. Studied Fashion, Design and Pattern Cutting and has also been a dressmaker throughout the years. With a background of theatrical costume and bridal. All this has led to an understanding of the “fit of a garment” whether it be knitted, crocheted or sewn and adapting to fit your body shape.
She has been teaching knitting and crochet workshops for over 15 years, this also led to a period of Guest Presenting knitting, crochet, sewing machine and knitting machine shows on a couple of the major TV Shopping Channels, before moving to Cornwall.
Over the last couple of years she has also been making YouTube videos for some of her projects. Including technique videos to act as a back-up for her workshops. So you will always have something to refer back to afterwards!
Top Down Knitted Raglan Sweater
In this workshop you’ll learn all the techniques needed to make a knitted Top Down Sweater. Wendy will guide you through the process from beginning to end. The fantastic new trend of making top down knitted sweaters means that there’s NO seams to sew up afterwards! You can try on your sweater as you’re making it. As a result, you can fully adjust the underarm depth, width, body length and sleeve length to suit your preferences.
On children’s sweaters this even means that you can come back to your sweater at a later date and lengthen the sleeves and body as they grow!
The round neck, raglan sweater can be made in any size. From a toddler 20” 50cm chest, through an adult up to a 50” (127cm) chest in DK. Pick the size you want, the yarn you want to make it with and Wendy will tailor the pattern to your specific requirements.
Wendy will take you step-by-step through the pattern. Show you everything you need to know and you’ll have the benefit of being able to refer back to her YouTube videos during the class or at home if you need to refer to any of the techniques afterwards.
This is a rolling workshop. You will not leave the first class with a finished article. You can come along as a returner to future workshops at a discounted price if required. (Subsequent classes can be booked using a discount code given at your first class). Simply select your preferred first class date from the choices above and you can come back to any future class at a discounted rate of £25.
- How to knit in the round
- Increasing & decreasing
- Hints and tips on ending with a neat finish on underarms
- How to read and understand patterns
- able to cast on, knit and purl and cast off
- The pattern in the size of your choice
- 3.25mm Circular Needles
- 4.00mm Circular Needles
- 1 100g ball of DK yarn of your choice (why not browse our DK yarns here).
- Cake and coffee!
Toe Up Sock Workshop
In this workshop you’ll start to make your own pair of Toe-Up Socks, which is a really popular option for sock knitting, as you can try your socks on as you go – to ensure a perfect fit. You can also easily calculate yarn usage and never run out of yarn on the second foot, plus this method avoids the need to use “Kitchener Stitch” at the Toe!
During the workshop you will learn how to cast-on from at the toe and increase up from the toe to the width of the foot, using the “Magic Loop Method”.
You will then learn the point to stop knitting the foot section to create the heel shaping and will guided through how to make a “German Short Row Heel’ and shown a stretchy “Cast-Off at the end of the cuff.
You will also have the benefit of being able to refer back to Wendy’s YouTube videos during the workshop or at home, if you need to refer back or refresh yourself with any of the techniques learned afterwards.
- How to knit in the round using the “Magic Loop” method.
- How to increase stitches.
- How to work a “German Short Row Heel”
- How to work a stretchy Cast-Off.