Take your knitting skills further and practise new techniques in working with two or more colours on this knitting workshop in Brighton.

We will introduce you to methods for both intarsia (knitting blocks of colour) and Fair Isle (using different colours across a row).  Learn how to follow a colour chart, how to strand the yarn and learn tips to avoid holes or pulls in your work while you create your own phone sock.

You must be confident in how to cast on and off, knit and purl.


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COURSE TUTOR: Naomi Bancroft


DAY: Saturday

TIME:  10.30am-3.30pm


Spring: 29 February 2020

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 to create patterns and pictures in their work.


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?

  • Follow a chart to work a pattern in two different colours.
  • Knit motifs in intarsia style.
  • Carry wool across the back of your knitting to use two colours in fairisle style knitting.
  • Finish your knitting by sewing up in mattress stitch.



What materials will I need for the course?

Please bring yarn of your colour choice (two or more colours).  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


Other arts and crafts courses at Friends Centre

Saturday 29 February 2020
10:30 am to 3:30 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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