Yarn O'Clock

There's always time for yarn…

Workshops with Jane Howorth

Each workshop is £20 and held here at Yarn O’clock from 7pm till 9pm, but we will be around from 6.30pm.

A non-refundable deposit of £10 must be paid at the time of booking.

 Jane Howorth is the tutor for all of these workshops – take a look at her blog and Ravelry pages to find out more about her.

Evening Workshops

Beginner’s Crochet                   Thursday 7th September                    Tuesday 7th November

This workshop covers the essential skills and techniques for the crochet novice: you will learn how to hold your yarn and hook, how to work the most useful stitches, how to keep your rows even and how to recognise the most common crochet symbols.

Move over Granny                   Tuesday 3rd October

We all know and love Granny square blankets, let’s face it; they’ve been around a while now. If you have ever thought about trying a different stitch for your blankets, then this could be the workshop for you. In this workshop led by Jane Howorth we are going to learn Bavarian crochet, which is just as colourful as granny squares, but a lot more fun.

Crocheted Socks                                                                                  Thursday 19th October

Knitted socks have been around for a long time, and now the crochet community is catching up. Techniques for crocheting socks have been developed and refined in recent years, and this class will equip you with the knowledge to crochet your own socks with confidence. We will work on a child’s sock to learn all the essential techniques, and there will be a sock pattern to take away with you.

Crocheted Snowflakes for Christmas                                            Thursday 23rd November

Tuesday 28th November

Delicate crochet snowflakes are easier to make than they look, and in this class Jane Howorth will show you how to make a snowflake, and then how to finish it, to make it into an envy-worthy tree decoration. There will be snowflake patterns, and a snowflake blocking guide to take away with you.

Design Your Own Knitted Cowl part 1                                           Thursday 28th September

If you have ever looked endlessly through pattern books and failed to find the pattern you want to knit, it could be that you just need to design it for yourself! This two-part class takes you by the hand through the steps in the design process, and enables you to make a knitted cowl entirely created by you.  You will choose the size, look and feel of the cowl, you will decide on the stitch pattern and any fastenings.  In a word, these classes will guide you through the whole process from initial idea to finished item (and you don’t have to be able to draw!). In Part 1 we will look at finding inspiration, selecting stitches, working our initial swatches and understanding the importance of tension and blocking. After this class you will have two weeks to complete your swatch(es) in time for Part 2.

Design Your Own Knitted Cowl part 2                                           Thursday 12th October

This class picks up where Part 1 left off, and is where the design really starts to come together. We will consider balance and proportion in your design and you will use your finished swatch(es) to create a pattern for your cowl. Jane Howorth will be there to guide you through every step of the process and to share some of her own designing tips with you.

Continental Knitting                                                                            Tuesday 24th October

Do you pick or throw? It’s claimed that picking, which is the continental-style of hooking the yarn through the stitch with your needle, is faster than our thrown ‘English’ style of looping the yarn over the needle. Continental style uses different muscles too, which can be good news for some of us. In this class Jane Howorth will pass on the skill of Norwegian-style knit and purl, and we’ll also take a look at combined knitting, which uses aspects of Eastern-style knitting, combined with our more familiar, Western-style. An evening of adventure awaits!

Knitted Lace: The Circular Shaw                                                    Tuesday 14th November

If you have ever wanted to adorn your shoulders with beautiful knitted lace wraps and shawls, come along to this workshop to learn exactly how to do it.  Led by Jane Howorth, you will learn how to work a crochet cast on for lace, how to do the essential stitches and read charts when working in the round, how to keep track of your knitting, and how to finish with a crochet cast off (and don’t worry: you don’t need to know how to crochet to do these techniques).

Social                                                                                                       Thursday 7th December

Fancy spending a couple of hours sitting, knitting, crocheting, chatting and discovering new skills and yarns, with other like-minded folk? Then come and join us, Jane and Anne will be on hand to offer any assistance so bring your ‘problem project’. Cost £10



All held at Yarn O’clock, 7pm – 9pm.

Spaces limited so booking essential, £20 with a £10 non-refundable deposit.