This course is suitable for knitters who can already knit and follow a basic knitting pattern but want to design their own knitted garments or accessories. In this workshop you will be guided through the process of how to create a knitted swatch using your own source of inspiration.
The following techniques will be covered: creating motifs, patterns and textured stitches from your inspiration how to choose a colour palette understanding scale how to create pattern repeats and how to make them fit choosing the most suitable yarn for your project getting the fabric quality right how to measure tension accurately how to convert measurement into stitches and rows
Materials that you will need to bring with you: a source of inspiration (it can be anything that you like!) a selection of knitting needles (the size of knitting needles that you use will be determined by the yarn that you choose for your project) ruler coloured pens or pencils paper and pencil eraser