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!

Knowledge Required
No knowledge required. Perfect for beginners!
What you'll get
  • Enjoy champagne on arrival and delicious home-cooked cake
  • 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
What to bring
Just your creative self.

13/484 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth WA

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

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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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Merridy Monkhouse  •  Mar 2021

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

Jennifer Ellison  •  Feb 2021

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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