Get to Know Your Knitting Machine Online Workshop

Get the confidence to give it a go!

Live via Zoom
Next Available: Tue, 01 Jun 7:00PM (AEST) (Private Dates Available)
2 hours 30 minutes
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So often a knitting machine is bought with all the exciting anticipation of producing speedy knitting projects... but then you pull it out of the box and think “whoa… where do I start?”

This 2 hour workshop will cover:

  • Types of knitting machines
  • Parts and identifying repairs and maintenance needs
  • Assembly of your knitting machine
  • Preparing your yarn
  • The settings and adjustments for plain knitting
  • Step-by-step how to cast on, plain knit, cast off
  • Trouble shooting tips
  • Links to simple projects

By then end of this workshop, you will have the confidence to start playing with your knitting machine. The tips and knowledge we teach you will enable you to start knitting simple projects.

Textiles Designer Lorena of Lore Lore brings us new knitting workshops and new ways to extend your creativity! She uses and has experience on different machines and will be able to demonstrate steps on different machines as well as explain yours. 

Please note in this workshop we don't cover ribber attachments.

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What you will learn
  • Techniques including; cast on, plain knit, cast off
  • How to assemble your knitting machine and setup for plain knitting
  • How to prepare your yarn
What you will get
  • A workshop teacher and a host for workshop groups with 4 or more participants
  • A detailed handout covering all you'll learn
  • Step-by-step instructions, demonstrations and the opportunity to ask questions about your machine

What to bring
  • Get ready to meet your machine! Grab a notebook and pen for all the tips and knowledge your are going to learn. And of course have your knitting machine handy.
What to wear


Appropriate for

Anyone with a knitting machine but hasn't really started using it.

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 - .  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 -

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17 February 2021 • Get to Know Your Knitting Machine Online Workshop

My zoom machine knitting lesson with Lorena was excellent. I am a complete beginner and Lorena’s class content was just what I needed. Her instructions were clear and easy to understand and the visual demonstrations worked really well via zoom. I have remembered her instructions and the information about how to troubleshoot was especially important.


12 October 2020 • Get to Know Your Knitting Machine Online Workshop

Thank you for this very informative workshop. I had already set up my machine, however, the workshop was great as it clarified any questions or issues I had by going through the essential machine parts and set up step by step. Lorena and Jenni were great, delivering a super clear informative online workshop. Will be signing up again!


15 September 2020 • Get to Know Your Knitting Machine Online Workshop

I completed Lorena's Introduction to machine knitting (online) and give it five stars! I was initially a little hesitant to do the course online and was considering waiting for a face to face class, but it translated really well online and was very easy to follow. Lorena is a fantastic teacher. She is patient and makes it easy to follow her instructions. She will show you around your machine and throw in some handy insider tips. She will also teach you how to set up the machine, cast on, knit, and cast off. After the class I definitely felt like I had enough knowledge to keep playing and experimenting on the machine. Thanks Thread Den and Lorena!