How to Knit – The Basics

The Close Knit workshops are for everyone, from people who have ben knitting for years to those who are only just starting. I  am a complete beginner and find YouTube really useful when I’m at home and can’t remember what I am doing. So if you are a beginner too, here is a video which may will help you get started and ready for our next session at the Manchester Museum at the end off the month.



Hello, and welcome to the CloseKnitManchester blog!

This blog is to coincide with a series of year long knitting workshops being held across Manchester at Whitworth Art Gallery, the Manchester Art Gallery, the Manchester Museum and Gallery of Costume .

Each session will have a different focus and a different location, but all will fall on the last Saturday of the month. They will be a great chance to meet new people, show off your own projects or perhaps learn something new. It doesn’t matter if you are a complete novice or a semi-pro, everyone is welcome.

The first session is on the 28th January at the Costume Gallery and it would be great if you could join us! The ‘Stitch in Time’ workshop will be a chance to hear all about the programme and get started on some knitting. We’ll do some ‘get to know you knitting’ and share some of the hidden gems of the Gallery of Costume’s knitted collections.

Download the leaflet for more information.

Hope to see you there,
Closeknitmanchester Team