Knitting Masterclass: Swatching and Blocking

If you want to knit yourself the perfect jumper you'll need to get to grips with two of the most important parts of the process, not just the knitting itself.

Come along to this workshop led by your experienced hosts, knitwear designer Jacki from the Woolly Badger and yarn shop owner Meg from No Frills Knitting, to learn how swatching and blocking can completely transform your knits.

What to expect:

  • Find out what swatching is and why it matters for fit
  • Discover how to swatch flat and in the round
  • Learn to measure your gauge from your swatch
  • Find out what blocking is, how to do it
  • Explore how to block different fibres

There'll be plenty of time for questions so you can guarantee you'll leave with the skills and knowledge needed to progress your knitting.

Please note: a minimum of 2 bookings are required for this workshop to run. If this number isn't reached the host will be in touch to discuss re-scheduling.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £35

Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released? Register below to notify the host of your interest

What people are saying

★★★★★
Heidi Hudd
Jul 2024

Although having knitted for years I have never swatched or blocked. But today I blocked my first ...

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★★★★★
Jerry Gear
Nov 2022

very informative evening with the woolly badger, really enjoyed it

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★★★★★
Fiona Bird
Nov 2022

Learnt so much, and had a really lovely evening!

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Snacks, refreshments, and detailed handouts will be provided

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

On the day

On street parking is available nearby, or you can use the Diamond Street car park

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

The Woolly Badger

Jacki (aka The Woolly Badger) is a knitting teacher and designer based in Bristol. She's passionate about encouraging knitters to try out new things. Whether that’s colourwork, lace knitting, adjusting knitting patterns or anything else. Jacki firmly believes nothing in knitting is quite as scary as it seems - she promises!

The Woolly Badger runs knitting workshops in Bristol, both online and in-person. Jacki's friendly and fuss-free approach creates a nurturing environment where guests can build their confidence knitting and learn new skills. 10% of all Woolly Badger sales go to Bluebell Care, a perinatal mental health charity based in Bristol.

Jacki Badger

Jacki is the designer behind The Woolly Badger. This maker's been knitting for more than a decade, designing for a few years, and teaching online workshops since lockdown. Follow Jacki's latest adventures on Instagram or check out her designs on Ravelry.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to The Woolly Badger.

Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released? Register below to notify the host of your interest