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Suitable for complete beginners and those who would like a refresher in the basics.


An introduction to the relaxing world of knitting. Suitable for complete beginners or those who have dabbled in the past but need refreshing in the basic skills.

During this three hour workshop, Nicky will teach you how to cast on, cast off, knit and purl. You will also be introduced to basic knitting terminology, including yarn types and needle sizes.


Attendees will be supplied with a DK yarn and 4mm needles. Please also bring a pen/pencil, and a pair of scissors.

Maximum number of attendees: 8

About your tutor

Nicky Barfoot is an artist and tutor based on the South Coast of England. Brought up in a creative household, knitting, stitching and drawing have always been her passions. Nicky’s designs have won a number of accolades including second place in the Rowan International Design Competition, and both Silver and Gold in consecutive years of the UK Knitted Textile Awards. Her work has been featured in national knitting magazines and she has exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in Harrogate and London.

Nicky has a Foundation Degree in Stitched Textiles, a City and Guilds in Hand Knit Design, and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Her accessible patterns and workshops are designed to delight makers of all levels through the use of simple techniques to maximum effect.

Examples of Nicky’s own work can be seen on Instagram where she can be found as @nickybarfoot for art, and @nickybarfootknits for knit designs.

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Refunds (less Eventbrite admin fees) are available up to two weeks prior to the start of a course. After this date refunds are at the discretion of Jolly Stitcher.