Improvers Workshops

Improvers knitting

Strictly Knitting is offers a series of classes to help you build on and/or improve on your knitting techniques.

Each workshop is offered on an individual basis so if you can knit, purl, cast on and cast off then these are the workshops for you to build on the basics, and for those with more experience to perfect techniques

We offer all our improvers classes by appointment and once a class is scheduled we will book a maximum of 4 people per class.  If there is a class you are interested in please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call us on 01983 716252.



Entrelac is a knitting technique that creates a textured diamond pattern. While the result resembles basket-woven strips of knitted fabric, the actual material comprises interconnected squares on two different orientations and unlike many textured knitting techniques, Entrelac allows for colorwork as well which we will cover


Mitred Knitting

Most knitters have knitted squares, the only problem is the sewing them all together. Find out about the magic of mitred squares which create stunning shapes using simple decreasing techniques. By shaping in the middle of every other row the cast-on edge forms a point and this eventually forms the corner of a square. Further magic is created when you don't have to sew them together


Lace Knitting & Reading Charts


Knitting lace shawls is fast becoming a fashion skill that will impress even your closest friends whilst also providing you with a stunning garment.  Although both the charts and techniques look complex they are in fact quite simple it’s just a case of repeating the technique within a given sequence … simples!! 


Knitting in the Round/Working with Circular Needles

Would you like to work with circular needles but feel it is a step too far, or have you found it to be problematic – then this is the workshop for you


Broaden your Knitting Skills

As a follow on to the Finishing Techniques workshop the above course will enable you to be more adventurous with knitting. Over 2 sessions you will learn about

Provisional cast ons
Different methods of casting on and casting off
Inserting Pockets
Fully Fashioned Shaping
Converting patterns to knit in the round


£20.00 per workshop with a 10% discount when more than one booked.  Included in the price of the workshops are all the materials required plus a 10% discount on all purchases made in store on the day.

Please allow at least 2 hours per class.

 To make a booking or enquiry please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01983 716252.

 Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is a technique or area of knitting and/or crocheting that is currently not covered within our workshop range or you are heading to the Isle of Wight for a holiday and would like to incorporate a workshop whilst away we will do our best to accommodate you.