Machine Knitting Masterclass

Saturday 17 June 2017, 10.30am – 4pm, £150 / Members £122.50

Miriam Griffiths Knitwear. Photographs: Peter Griffiths

Contemporary knitwear designer Miriam Griffiths leads an in-depth introduction to machine knitting, where you will use knitting machines independently and create a hat or scarf to your own design.

You will be introduced to the basic workings of a knitting machine and examples of what it can create. You will then be guided through casting on a piece of knitting, the elements involved in knitting a garment, including techniques such as lace holes, shaping, tucks, ridges, jacquard, tension swatches and calculation. These skills will support your design and planning of a final piece.

The workshop is suitable for people with no prior experience, but those with basic machine knitting knowledge are also welcome.

The workshop will involve sharing machines with different functions and yarns if working in the same colour.


£150 / Members £122.50

Half of the allocated places are offered to Members at the discounted rate of 25% off, sold on a first come, first served basis. Become a Member.

Book your place online or if you have any questions or special requirements then don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing or calling 01924 247398.

About the Tutor

Sheffield-based designer Miriam Griffiths specialises in small-scale runs of luxury hand-framed knitwear. Her work is lovingly made from high quality, locally sourced and natural materials. Griffiths aims to produce innovative knitwear that is easily integrated into your daily wardrobe.

Griffiths graduated from London College of Fashion in 2013 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fashion Design Technology: Surface Textiles, specialising in Knitwear. She was a finalist in The Textile Society Student Bursaries and Awards 2013, and has since produced knitwear for Alicelee, Timur Kim and Helen Lawrence. She currently works from her studio at Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield and is currently taking part in The Crafts Council’s Hothouse 2017. 

Images: Miriam Griffiths Knitwear. Photographs: Peter Griffiths