Learn to knit colourwork in three weeks

Colourwork is the vivid kind of magic that happens when you use two strands of yarn at the same time to create bright, multi-tonal knitted designs.

If you want to learn how to knit colourwork, but are intimidated by the thought, this three-part course is for you. Learn everything you need to know so you can take on stranded knitting with a classic Fair Isle patterned hat.

This course is suitable for advanced beginners and intermediate knitters who want to try something new. By the end, you'll have learnt all the skills you need to take on bigger colourwork projects, like a classic yoked sweater.

Over the course of three workshops you will:

  • Begin with the basics: how to read a pattern, pick your yarns and choose the right colours
  • Work through casting on and working with floats
  • Discover how to keep even tension and shape your hat
  • Brush up on blocking and finishing

The hat comes in three sizes and was designed by Jacki, who's leading the class. So if you've got any questions, you can be sure she'll be able to answer them.

With plenty of tea and snacks on hand, you'll be well fuelled and full of inspiration.

Session dates are: Thursday 14th September, 28th September, and 12th October.

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 £85

What people are saying

Linda Woodburn
Jan 2023

Really looking forward to subsequent sessions - greatvtea hi g and lovely atmosphere

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maggie young
Nov 2022

Could not fault anything. Absolutely brilliant.

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Wendy Green
Feb 2022

I really enjoyed the three sessions which were both informative and fun.

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Yarn, needles, and pattern are all included in the workshop price.


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

  • You'll need to wear a mask except when you're enjoying the refreshments. Pre-event lateral flow testing is encouraged. Please don't attend if you're feeling unwell.

On the day

  • On-street parking is available nearby or there's paid parking in the Diamond Street car park
  • Just bring yourself

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

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.

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