Our Punch Card Knitting Class will teach you how to use punch cards with your knitting machine and experiment with various punch card techniques to create beautiful designs with textured patterns.
What You Will Learn in Our Punch Card Knitting Class
You will learn how to:
- Knit with more challenging techniques
- Set up punch cards and learn how to use the various punch card functions on the knitting machine to knit, tuck, slip, weaving-in and fair isle designs
- Experiment with pre-punched cards to create texture in your work
- Create your own freehand punch card design
At the end of the class, you’ll have a collection of experimental punch card swatches which can be developed further into your design ideas for fashion, interiors and accessories.
Suitable for: Knitters who have completed our Beginner’s Class or who already have a basic understanding of machine knitting skills and who want to expand their knowledge.
How Long is the Punch Card Knitting Class?
Duration of Class: 1.5 hours
Tutor: Farah Govani is our resident machine knitting tutor. She has taught knitwear design skills to hundreds of students and hobbyists, both at beginner and more advanced levels. She has also designed for London’s theatre district and for several celebrities, including Paloma Faith on Channel 4’s Celebrity Juice. Farah currently teaches at Chelsea College of Arts.
Machines used: Brother Domestic Knitting Machines, Model KH836 & KH881.
Equipment for Punch Card Knitting Class
Yarns, Tools and Technical Notes: A domestic knitting machine, two cones of different coloured yarns (in different thicknesses – fine to chunky), claw weights, single and double point transfer tools, scissors, a set of pre punched cards for tuck, slip, fair isle and weaving-in patterns, blank punch cards, punch card clips and a puncher. A set of ‘how to’ notes will be emailed to you before the class.
Cancellation Policy for Punch Card Knitting Class
Cancellation policy: We will be happy to refund your payment in full if you inform us of your cancellation 5 or more days before the class is due to take place.
If you inform us of your cancellation less than 5 days prior to the class, we’re sorry that we will be unable to refund your payment. However, you are welcome to transfer your booking to another date if you so wish. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more details.
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