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knitting series 201 : building blocks blanket part 1



This class is a great skill builder for new knitters! Suitable for those who have completed our 101 knitting or know how to knit & purl confidentially.

This class takes you through a series of fun patterns that will build your knitting skills. Run over two 6 week parts, you can choose whether you just do part 1 or continue to part two and learn all 12 patterns.  Each week you will work on a different block, starting with a basic pattern and then building on it each week.  Patterns taught (in Part 1 and 2) include: cables, slip stitches, left twist, right twist, make one, mock cables, SSK, a basic design charted, lace and bobbles. 

Pattern will be demonstrated in class and then you will work on your own block. There is a significant amount of homework each week and after the first week it is necessary to come to class with the border done ready for that weeks block. 

Week 1- We will cast on for the first block and learn the seed stitch for the border. We will then review the pattern for the first block and it will be demonstrated by the instructor. You will then start working on your own block.

Week 2 onwards- You will come to class with the border already knitted for that weeks block. The pattern will be reviewed and then demonstrated. You will then start your block. 

Required Materials:

Pattern- building blocks blanket by Michelle Hunter.  Pattern available to purchase  here

Over the six weeks of part 1 you will make 6 blocks. 

We recommend the following yarns:

Cascade pacific
 or Berroco Vintage, both yarns are machine washable so a good option for a baby blanket 

Cascade 220 
Cascade pacific chunky Cascade eco/ eco+ these yarns are hand-wash only. 

You will need 1400 yds of yarn in total to make all 12 blocks of the blanket. The number of skeins required depends on which yarn you choose. 

Please have yarn wound and ready to be knitted with at the start of the class. 

Required tools: 

Needles US 10.5 24" circular needles for use with Cascade eco and Cascade chunky , available here 
Or US 9 24" circular for use with Cascade pacific, berroco vintage, and cascade 220 . - Will be available to purchase in the shop. 

Cable Stitch Holders (available here
Index cards
Pen or pencil
Ring markers  (available here)
Locking stitch markers (available here
Chibi needle (available here
Scissors, many options (available here)

Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend the class, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hrs in advance in writing by email and there is a waitlist for the class, and we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise, a credit for a future class will be issued.

No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hrs in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Juliet McDonnell
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