Knitting – for Beginners

Knitting allows you to create unique, long-lasting garments and accessories. It is a fun, meditative activity that can be practiced at home, on the train, alone or with fellow knitters.

In this beginners course we will help you understand the logic behind knitting. You will learn the key technical aspects and basic stitches: knit and purl. We will show you how to work classic patterns like stockinette, seed stitch and brioche, also how to increase and decrease, make cables and eyelets. You will be able to knit simple projects like scarves and wraps.

Day 1:
Materials and tools, fibres, yarns, types and thicknesses
Labels: composition, care instructions, weight, code, needle size
Needles: types, sizes and uses
Long-tail cast-on method; basic stitches (knit stitch and purl stitch); bind off
Basic stitches lexicon: stockinette stitch; garter stitch

Day 2:
Pattern abbreviations
Basic stitches lexicon: seed stitch; double seed stitch; ribbings; linen stitch

Day 3:
Basic stitches lexicon: yarn over, English rib (brioche), half English rib, cables (“S” and “Z”)

Day 4:
Basic stitches lexicon: increases and decreases, eyelet
Simple project development: e.g., scarf with fringes

Duration total:
10 hours

Hours per unit:

Anna & Juan

English, German and Spanish

No previous knowledge required

Number of participants:
Min. 3, max. 7

CHF 190.-

Basic material, printed directions, giveaway, tea and snacks

Wool (50 g) and a pair of straight bamboo needles for exercises are included. Material for your individual project(s) can be purchased with a discount of 10% directly on the spot.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Dynamo Zurich – Haus 19
Wasserwerkstrasse 19
8006 Zürich

When: 04/05/2017 - 20/05/2017
Weekday(s): Thursday - Saturday
Times: 18:00 - 20:30

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