Machine Knitting – Beginners: Bag

Overview

Learn the basics of machine knitting in our fabulous knit studio alongside an expert. Make a contemporary multi-coloured tote bag whilst learning the fundamental skills and techniques that will set you off on your machine knitting adventures.

Course content

  • Intro to the knitting machine, functions and parts
  • Inspiration and design ideas for your textile design
  • Creating a knit plan
  • Casting on, knitting jersey, casting off
  • Getting the tension right
  • Changing yarns and colours to create stripes
  • Learning to use punch cards for knit techniques

Ideal for

Students with an interest in textile design and making. Knitters that want to have a go at swapping the 'click clack' of their needles with the dynamic 'swish' of the knitting machine. People who have a knitting machine in storage and have always wanted to use it but werent quite sure how - here's your chance!

Important Information

To express your interest in participating in this class please contact Sue Halliday, Manager Short Courses, School of Fashion & Textiles at sue.halliday@rmit.edu.au

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Outcome

By the end of the course students will have knitted a textile piece to turn into a fabulous contemporary tote bag, whilst learning the basics of machine knitting so they can move on to working on more complex projects.

Pre-requisites

It would be useful if students had some knowledge of hand knitting, cast on, knit, purl and cast off, so they understand the principles of knit construction.

Materials supplied

A basic knit kit, including yarn, will be supplied and included in the fee.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.

Award

Participants will be emalied an RMIT Statement of Participation on successful completion.

Additional notes

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Available course dates

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