Are you ready for the festive season?

Develop your knitting skills with these fun festive decorations on this knitting workshop in Brighton.

Learn to follow a pattern to work with two or more colours, improve your techniques for shaping using increasing and decreasing techniques, and sew up your creations with an invisible seam using the mattress stitch.

A course for those who can already cast on and off, knit and purl.


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COURSE TUTOR: Naomi Bancroft


DAY: Sunday

TIME:  10.30am-3.30pm


Autumn: 24 November 2019

WHERE: Brighton Junction

COURSE FEE: £40 Full Fee / £28 Concessions / £15 Better Living Through Learning


Please note that concessions are not available online.

Please see further information on fees and concessions online or in our brochure.






This course aims to: 

Teach students how to progress further with their knitting including with working with more than one colour and increase and decrease stitches.


Who this course is for?

Those who have completed a ‘Knitting for Beginners’ course or have some basic knowledge e.g. casting on and off, knit and purl stitches.



What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

  • Increase and decrease the number of stitches to create shaping.
  • Use more than one colour to create stripes.
  • Carry wool across the back of work to knit with two colours in fairisle style.
  • Sew up knitting using mattress stitch to finish.


What materials will I need for the course?

Please bring yarn of your colour choice (two or more colours). As we will be creating Christmas decorations, you may wish to bring red, green and white.  This can be any weight of yarn but 4ply or double knitting (DK) yarn is best.  The yarn label will show the best size needles.


Knitting needles and yarn can be provided or purchased from the tutor if you are unable to provide your own.


How much will these cost?

Knitting needles can be bought from the tutor or charity shops from as little as 50p, acrylic yarn starts from around 50p for a 25g ball.


Who is the course tutor?

Naomi Bancroft is an experienced knitter and has sewn and knitted since she was six years old, learning from her grandmother who was a dressmaker and her mother. Naomi is a qualified teacher with over 10 years of experience in delivering classes to a range of age groups. She has studied and completed a number of sewing, quilting and advanced knitting courses. She loves to knit Fair Isle and make beautiful jumpers for her two boys.


What next?

Further knitting courses at Friends Centre:

Cable Knitting – Sunday 2 February 2020

Knitting: Fun Phone Socks – Saturday 29 February 2020


Other arts and crafts courses at Friends Centre



Sunday 24 November 2019
10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sessions: 1

Full price: £40
Concession rate (if available): £28
Please note that concessions are not available online.
Click here for information on fees and concessions.

Brighton Junction


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