Knitting Machine Basics - machine provided

Learn skills & make a beanie on a knitting machine

Next Available: Sat, 01 May 10:00AM (AEST) (1 more date)
6 hours 30 minutes
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Textiles Designer Lorena of Lore Lore brings us new knitting workshops and new ways to extend your creativity!

Knitting machine and yarn supplies are included in your booking for this 6-hour Knitting Machine Workshop. Participants will learn how to set up a single bed knitting machine and adjust for basic stitches, plus make a beanie.

Learn all the parts of the knitting machine (where to source parts and supplies), how to cast on, knit, make a welt, complete colour and tension striping, and use the draw cast-off technique. While completing your beanie you will also hand seam, work in ends and make a pom-pom.

Knitting machines provided!

If you are a knitter who has shied away from big projects because of the time required, learning to use a knitting machine is your natural next step! But if you are not a knitter, don't let that stop you. With a little know-how and Lorena's guidance, you can be whipping up projects in no time.

"This hands-on project will get you straight onto a machine experimenting with a few key techniques to get you started on your own beanie creation. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be returning home with your very own Pom Pom beanie crafted by you!"  

- Lorena

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What you will learn
  • Learn how to use a knitting machine and recognise all its parts
  • Learn how to make a beanie
  • Techniques including; cast on, plain knit, cast off, tension and colour striping, hems and finishes, tuck stitch, holes and ladders,
What you will get
  • All supplies to make (& take!) a beanie!
  • Notes and instructions from class
  • Use of a knitting machine in class
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • All supplies for your beanie are provided
What to wear


Appropriate for

No knitting experience necessary - this is perfect for beginners

Refund Policy

See Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - they are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - info@threadden.com .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through these annoying details. Here's the stuff that is often hidden behind an *asterisk* or in teeeeenie little print:

Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least four days notice prior to the start date of your original workshop/course booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop or the commencement date (within all other terms listed here) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the four day notice period.

Medical Events

  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.

This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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22 February 2021 • Knitting Machine Basics - machine provided

Wonderful intro to machine knitting!


13 February 2021 • Knitting Machine Basics - machine provided

Had a wonderful time at the workshop ! Lore is a great teacher (I'm a teacher myself, so I should know !). Well-paced, clear instructions, all the help you need, small class size (just 5 in ours) AND a great music playlist to boot. Can't wait to get my own machine ready for action....Thanks, Thread Den and Lore. If you are thinking about doing a course at Thread Den, don't hesitate !


12 February 2021 • Knitting Machine Basics - machine provided

Great workshop! Lorena is a fantastic teacher and feel confident in using a knitting machine in the future.

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