Knitting Workshop: Giant Knitted Throw

Learn the art of knitting and create your own beautiful throw



3 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $150 (or 4 payments of $37.50 Afterpay)

If you have ever wanted to give giant knitting a go then this Perth workshop is for you!

Giant knitting is suitable for levels of ability, even beginners. In fact, working on a large scale is a great way to learn knitting. For those of you that are new to knitting, you will learn to knit in this class and be well on your way to becoming a pro.

Once you learn the basics of knitting you can create all sorts of magic. With the basic stitches of knit and purl, you can basically create anything.

You can choose what size blanket you would like to knit and the choice of your colour and then have fun with giant knitting needles and super soft yarn. You will enjoy the process and create a magical giant knit blanket. More wool can also be purchased in this workshop.

You'll be able to make a start on this fun DIY knitting project during the three-hour workshop and take home all the materials you need to finish it at home!

Please see below quantities for blanket sizes. The quantities below are the total amount required for each throw. Depending on the size you choose more wool can be purchased (credit card facilities available).

  • Lap throw 80cms x 130cms – 3 kgs
  • Medium throw 100cm x 160cm- 4kgs-MOST POPULAR
  • Large throw 130cm x 160cm – 6kgs
  • Extra Large 150cm x 200cm- 8kgs



Knowledge required
No knowledge required. Perfect for beginners!
 
What you'll get
  • Enjoy a delicious home-cooked cake with afternoon tea
  • 1kg super-fine Merino wool to get you started (with the option to purchase more at the workshop)
  • 45mm giant bamboo needles
  • Throw pattern to take home
  • Large calico bag
What to bring
Just your creative self.
 
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.


It's Pretty Knotted is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Location

13/484 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth WA

Your teacher
It's Pretty Knotted
It's Pretty Knotted

4.8 (72)

It's Pretty Knotted is a local Western Australian brand crafting artisanal extreme knitted home decor and wares using only 100 per cent premium 18-micron superfine Australian Merino wool.

Our pieces are 'labours of love' and we are passionate about every item that we create and all products are individually hand-knitted to produce exquisite unique wares.

We place an emphasis on our superior quality wares and only knit with 18 microns (fibre width) which is super fine premium material with a baby soft texture. Other extreme knitters typically use 23-microns wool that is of inferior quality and makes for products that have a coarser texture that is not so dreamy and soft to touch.

As a creative artist, founder Wendy McClelland has always been captivated and inspired by the arrays of colours and textures that exist amongst textiles and have worked with them for most of her life.

She first got a taste for spinning and knitting in the early 80s when one of the craft’s founders in Western Australia - Mrs De La Hunty, shared her skills and passion for working with wool. Wendy was a young and eager apprentice living on the coastal town Albany, and she was a 91-year-old teacher who never let her near blindness and stiff wizened fingers get in the way of her expert use of the spinning wheel.

Many years later, Wendy discovered the beautiful Merino woollen tops that she now works with. She loves the feeling and texture of the product and the beautiful yarn that it produces, plus it is so soft and turns the notion that wool is itchy and uncomfortable completely on its head. Merino fibres are so much finer and softer than other standard wools.

As a next to skin layer, Merino wool is hard to beat. Another feature of Merino wool which is wonderful is that it has a natural oft that traps heat very efficiently between the fibres, making it warmer than a synthetic of the same weight. It is such an amazing product that she feels passionate about and is the foundation of It's Pretty Knotted's products.

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Nat Macri Aug 2022


Amazing! Wendy is fantastic! I recommend doing this class even as a beginner! the wool is absolutely gorgeous aswell!

Thankyou for having me Wendy! Xx

Suzie Bennett Jul 2022


Wendy was lovely, very helpful to all class members and has promised on going support if we need it. Yes, highly recommend the course. Stunning project to take home with you in a lovely purpose made canvas bag.

Knitting Workshop: Giant Knitted Throw review by Suzie Bennett

Anja Madzarac Jul 2022


Wendy was absolutely amazing. Class was really good value for money and wool that was provided is a really good quality. Wendy was really patient and she gave equal amount of attention to every student. In 3 hrs class I have learned basics of knitting.

Courtney Chow Jul 2022


great bonding class with my mum and girlfriends. the teacher was super patient with us and her cats were so cute!

Joyce Clock Jul 2022


Wendy was very helpful and patient. Very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the class and look forward to finishing the throw.

Amelia Graves Jun 2022


Wendy is gorgeous and helpful and patient - venue beautiful and the coffee and cake a lovely touch. Not sure everyone got equal time and support and I think a few more basics would be useful including how to finish off - perhaps a suggested you tube to watch for guidance. She was wonderful And I would definitely reconnect her ! Lovely afternoon

Knitting Workshop: Giant Knitted Throw review by Amelia Graves

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Claire Moyle Jun 2022


Great teachings
Very easy to follow take home instructions
Wonderful class would do again
Fantastic afternoon tea cake

Lisa Emmett Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic class well worth your time, you will not disappoint. Wendy was efficient and very kind

Paris Sparks Jun 2022


Lovely relaxing afternoon. Wendy has the patience of a saint. Thank you for a great experience.

Nikki Whibley Jun 2022


Was lovely class with lovely ladies
Enjoyed Wendy as a teacher was lovely and very helpful.
Enjoyed the experience with my daughter Jess.
Would recommend to do was a great experience .

Textiles workshop review by Nikki Whibley Sydney

Charmaine Montgomery May 2022


I am absolutely in love with the throw rug that I made today with Wendy and the other lovely ladies. Wendy was very patient and sat with each of us at times to make sure we were on the right track. One of the ladies finished her baby blanket during the workshop, which allowed us to see how to finish off. I’ve purchased the extra wool and finished my throw rug at home, and am so pleased with it. I’ve dropped a stitch or two but it still looks beautiful, has a comfortable weight to it, and is incredibly warm. The wool is so soft and delicate. Wendy also gave us a lovely bag to carry our wool home, which I will keep the store the rug in during warmer weather. This workshop was an absolute pleasure.

Textiles workshop review by Charmaine Montgomery

Susanne Line May 2022


Wendy was so patient with her time for this novice knitter! Lovely relaxed afternoon in her home, afternoon tea kindly provided, materials were great, company was terrific. This was something very different for me & it was highly enjoyable.

Teresa Sapienza May 2022


Wendy was a great teacher and made learning giant knitting easy. Very encouraging too.
We had a wonderful small group and had a great afternoon.
Thoroughly recommend this class

Sandra Thompson May 2022


Absolutely fantastic. Great product, great teacher, great atmosphere. Great hospitality. I would highly recommend. Do it with a friend.

Penny Lai Apr 2022


Wendy was very friendly & patient to teach us.
Love the end result and we bought more wools to continue at home! Highly recommend to everyone.

Rachel Lam Apr 2022


Great experience and Wendy was so incredibly patient with my slow learning and mistakes . We bought more yarn to try and knit more ourselves at home

Cheryl Ambler Apr 2022


The advertisement used doesn’t reflect what you make in class for the price advertised. I’m not happy with the felting of my wool. If the accurate measurement was posted for the price I would not have booked. It cost me $300.


Reply from this teacher:

Hi Cheryl,

Thank you for your review. I hope you are satisfied with the exchange of wool for a change on colour. I do hope this wool is knitting up to your satisfaction. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Warm regards,

Wendy

Kelly Luck Apr 2022


The class was a delight!
Wendy was gorgeous. She made a real effort to make everyone comfortable, the wool was beautiful, and it was just a lovely way to spend the afternoon!
I look forward to doing her other class.

Doll Sim Apr 2022


This is an amazing class where knitting becomes addictive! Wendy was very patient and kind, taking me steps along the way and was very involved in guiding us closely, helping me whenever I became unsure. There was tea and cake and her place was very cosy! Cat lovers will love a cuddle and pet in between. What a treat! This is definitely a lovely class to attend and learn something new, very addictive, and a very beautiful throw to take home with the knitting kit. I'm attending her next cushion knitting class too! Can't wait! Thank you Wendy!

Knitting Workshop: Giant Knitted Throw review by Doll Sim

Sandra Slattery Mar 2022


Wendy’s class was fantastic. It was great to learn something new and different. The quality of the wool and needles and giant bag to carry home our project was value for money and the afternoon tea of homemade lemon cake and cream was to die for. An afternoon well spent. Thanks Wendy!

Donna Tomczak Jan 2022


Wendy is a wonderful teacher who is patient, positive and makes learning to knit fun. Great relaxed setting -where we were made to feel very welcome. Had a wonderful time and would recommend this class.

Aleesha Hoskins Jan 2022


Fantastic class Wendy was an awesome teacher very cal, patient and positive. Wendy’s instructions were easy to follow. We all enjoyed learning to knit the giant rug
Thank you Wendy

Bec Curran Jan 2022


Wendy was a great teacher and extremely patient with all of us.
The environment was lovely and a bonus with the cats.

Textiles workshop review by Bec Curran

Sarah Young Dec 2021


Loved it
Lots of attention, encouragement and fun.would highly recommend to everyone. Thank you.

Miriam Vallelonga Dec 2021


We did the Giant Throw rug class. Wendy is a great teacher with lots of knowledge and support. She helped us every step of the way. Thoroughly enjoyed our time spent doing this. Looking forward to take on making the cushion next. Thank you Wendy, it was well worth the time. Her hospitality was also excellent.

Kylie Thomas Oct 2021


Wendy was warm, friendly, a very patient and encouraging teacher. Highly recommend for anyone who wishes to learn knitting.

Leah Parkes Aug 2021


Fantastic class, relaxing and a great way to try a new hobby. Amazing patient teacher. Thanks Wendy.

Jody Holland Aug 2021


Wendy was really good at teaching.

Just be good if there was more info on how much the wool costs before you book class. The expectation for paying for a workshop to knit a throw rug should be covered in price. Or let you know its only covers 1kg of wool. An extra $225 for wool to finish medium size rug is alot of money. Only got warned of exfra cost via email a day before the course. This should be explained in area before booking

Deb Marsh Aug 2021


Excellent class, Wendy was very patient and ensured everyone was achieving a great result & were confident to continue by the time we left. Wool is beautiful quality and stunning colours, was a lot of fun & already love the half finished throw rug ❤️

Liv Kerr Aug 2021


Good starter for beginners. Needles were tricky to get the hang of. Looking forward to finishing the project at home.

Anonymized Customer Aug 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


What a fantastic class to attend! Wendy is such an amazing, calm and patient teacher. Her calm tone of voice and presence and lovely teaching style really helped my daughter to relax. Her wonderful home environment makes for a lovely learning space too.

Thank you SO MUCH Wendy, my daughter came out of your class feeling so happy, confident and proud of her knitting.

Jonette Brooking Jul 2021


I highly recommend spending the afternoon with Wendy. Lovely home, a warm and hospitable host, delicious cake and importantly very high quality merino wool, well designed needles and clear, encouraging instructions and support from Wendy.
I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon with great chats and a beautiful end result ❤️ Thank you Wendy
Jonette x

Textiles workshop review by Jonette Brooking Sydney

Selina Watson Jul 2021


Two very beginner Knitters were welcomed and supported through the guidance of our lovely Wendy. Both of us beginners were encouraged by Wendy throughout the afternoon. We have experienced heart grief and loss over a few years. Wendy provided us a lovely safe place for Mum and I to spend time together and create such beautiful work. Highly would recommend. I’ll cherish today

Jennifer Neild Jul 2021


Wendy was great, patient and helped quite a bit. Her apartment was gorgeous and comfortable and she made the loveliest coffee and cake. The wool she uses is top quality, the blanket is already looking gorgeous (chose a bigger size). I really enjoyed the time out.

Lorraine Gibbons Jul 2021


Teacher was knowledgeable and passionate. Tried something new, created a lovely throw and it was great fun.

Riva Curtis Jul 2021


Lovely afternoon making a very chunky blanket
Great tuition with Wendy and am absolutely delicious home made afternoon tea.
I didn’t think that as a novice I would be able to complete my blanket but here it is !

Textiles workshop review by Riva Curtis Sydney

Jaimee Gibbons Jul 2021


Wendy was awesome, so welcoming and very knowledgeable. She is very passionate and the class was amazing.

I would definitely recommend her to everyone - I already have friends who are wanting to do her class!

Tom Leenders Jun 2021


Wendy was really lovely, helpful and above all pull of positivity even if you yourself feel like you aren't getting anywhere.

Had a great time, can recommend.

Despene Keightley Jun 2021


Wendy was wonderful so professional and thorough ,so patient with me took a while for me to get

Rizka Edwards Jun 2021


I had such a lovely time knitting with Wendy. She emailed us ahead of time and asked which colour wool we’d like for the class and helped me out when I made mistakes. She was a patient teacher who taught me ways to remember when to knit and when to purl. Her orange cake and cats were the cherry on top to my entire experience. I highly recommend this class. Thank you Wendy!

Textiles workshop review by Rizka Edwards Sydney

Colette Jun 2021


Wendy is a fantastic teacher and gracious host. She was warm and patient, kindly guiding, encouraging throughout the workshop.
Thank you Wendy for a great experience.

Textiles workshop review by Colette  Sydney

Emma Gonzalez Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Wendy was a fabulous teacher and alround host! Her apartment was a stylish and immaculate retreat for an overcast crafternoon! The wool is lush and colour choices were very much on trend! Wendy helped me learn to knit and feel both confident and inspired to finish my new blanket at home! I can't wait to get it finished! Thanks Wendy :)

Textiles workshop review by Emma Gonzalez

Liz Macleod Jun 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended


Had a really enjoyable afternoon learning to knit / making the rug, helped by Wendy being such a fabulous teacher.

Anonymized Customer Jun 2021

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


I loved this workshop. So much fun. Wendy was a lovely teacher. Her place had plenty of natural light The merino was lovely and soft with great colours to choose from.

Textiles workshop review by Anonymized Customer

Kristin Chave Jun 2021


Quality Australian Merino wool supplied. It is expensive but you are making a quality product. The class was relaxed and I have never knitted. I have left the class confident to finish and it be something I am proud of. Thank you Wendy.

Jodie May 2021


Wonderful class!
Wendy was kind, inviting and helpful and the quality of the materials were amazing. The class itself is in a really comfortable, relaxing, calm place with ample parking available. Really delicious home made cake for afternoon tea. My only negative was not knowing the price of the additional material needed to make a bigger blanket than provided in the class. However, what is included is value for money to make a high quality, cosy, cot-sized blanket.

Min Teah May 2021


The teacher and venue was great. Amazing experience with a very patient teacher. Would do this again!

Mum May 2021


Had a great time at this workshop! A little difficult at the start but very happy with the overall inclusions! Wendy was lovely and very hospitable who also supports you once you’ve left the workshop and throughout your project. Great fun, a little pricey but worth every penny

Coraline Zilwa May 2021


Wendy was a great teacher! Very patient and helpful throughout the process (and after!)! It was a great afternoon!

The wool provided is amazing and soft however I would have preferred to know the price of the extra wool per kilo prior to booking the class. It would have been good to know that there would be cats in the apartment as my friend is allergic and we weren't prepared.

I'm enjoying finishing my blanket at home!

Desiree Nangle May 2021


Wendy was so friendly, welcoming and patient while I struggled through learning to knit! Starting small with a baby blanket for our soon arriving addition and it was a fun activity and something I feel I can continue doing. Highly recommended class :)

Textiles workshop review by Desiree Nangle

Fiona Rapley May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What a fabulous way to spend an afternoon! Wendy was a very patient and encouraging teacher. The merino wool quality and feel was divine and I finished my blanket (medium) size at home on the same day. If it's luxury in a blanket that you'd like with some speedy knitting results, this is definitely the workshop to try.

Knitting Workshop: Giant Knitted Throw review by Fiona Rapley

Michelle McAlpine May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Wendy is an amazing (and very patient) teacher who makes sure that you really know what you are doing. It’s so satisfying to see your project take shape - especially when you are using the beautiful wool from Wendy. Highly recommend this

Merridy Monkhouse Mar 2021


An enjoyable afternoon rediscovering my love of knitting. The teacher is warm, patient and encouraging.

Jennifer Ellison Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This class was life changing.
It was so exciting to learn “extreme knitting” with the loveliest of teachers Wendy.
Wendy is steeped in the art of giant knitting and sources her own high quality material. She provided us with giant circular needles ( her own design) and the most awesome giant ball of thick thick pure merino wool. You could see and feel it was the highest quality available.
We sat down and were shown how to knit these magical wraps whilst chatting and drinking teas and eating cake.
We loved the experience so much and will be doing it again and again. It was also such value for money. Wendy was so generous with her time and we came away with an heir loom.
Truly fabulous workshop and teacher.
This workshop would be just as fun for beginners as well as experienced knitters.
I doubt one could have this experience anywhere else but with Wendy, who had clearly spent many years developing this art.
‘Too many shades of wool and not enough time to “giant knit” them’
Be warned “it’s addictive”.
Thank you so much Wendy from Jenny and Debby

Textiles workshop review by Jennifer Ellison

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