Well, here we are… The last full week of August! Where did the summer go?
Still, I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s looking forward to the cooler days ahead, and all the autumn colours, drifts of fallen leaves and (most importantly) cosy woollies that come with them.
And speaking of knitwear, now is the perfect moment to make a start on a new knitted project… Or to pick up those needles for the very first time. If you’re not sure where to begin though, don’t worry! I have a whole heap of class options coming up over the next few months – why not join me and take your knitting to the next level?
Weekly Group Classes
New season, new timetable! This schedule will lauch in the week beginning the 5th of September. My group classes are suitable for beginners and intermediates, and I can either guide you in your choice of project and get you started, or help you with a pattern you already have. The group size for each session is limited to 4 students, so please be sure to book your place in advance here. Each class lasts 90 minutes, with a short tea break at half time, and the Knit With Helen yarn store will be open for in-class stocking up of yarn and needles!
New Night Class at Malahide Community School
For anyone based in North Dublin, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching the Knitting Beginners Class at Malahide Community School, starting next month. Malahide Community School has an extensive Adult Education programme, and their dedicated knitting class for beginners kicks off on Thursday 22nd of September. The course runs for 10 weeks, with a midterm break in late October.
So, in this class I’ll be starting at the very beginning, helping students to get to grips with the knit and purl stitches, plus other essential skills such as casting on, casting off, shaping and sewing up. We’ll be completing two projects together along the way, and the good news is that enrollment is already open!
Saturday Knit School Returns!
And finally – an option for any beginner knitters based in Dublin city centre! My Knit School Hat Workshop is the perfect way to get started with knitting in a fun and relaxed setting. Over the course of 5 weeks, beginning on the 10th of September, we’ll make a classic beanie-style hat… And learn a bunch of useful knitting skills along the way. All materials are provided, and as with my group classes, numbers are limited to make sure that everyone gets plenty of help with their project.
Hopefully there’s something there to pique your interest… But I’m always on the lookout for new ideas for knitting-related classes and workshops, so if there’s something you’d like to learn, be sure to tell me all about it in the comments!
See you next time, and happy knitting!