Knitting Workshops – Newnham, Kent


Learn to knit at one of our knitting workshops in Kent.  Saturdays.  Beginners 10am-4pm and improver classes 10am-2pm.

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Learn to knit!  At one of our knitting workshops in Kent.

Our knitting workshops in Kent are proven success stories. We run a 1-day learn to knit beginner’s knitting lesson, ideal for brand new knitters or those who haven’t knitted in a while and 1-day improver sessions for those wishing to increase their skill set.

Choose between a one to one lesson, or bring a friend and receive £20 off.  Gift certificates are available to download.

Beginner lessons (10am-4pm):

We believe in a holistic approach to knitting.  None of this learn to knit a scarf nonsense!  “What’s wrong with knitting a scarf?” I hear you say… well… a scarf is verrryyyyy long and verrryyyy monotonous, and we, at The Little Songbird Knitting Co want you to enjoy knitting, not stick it in a drawer, never to be taken out again!

So!  We teach you everything.  In one sitting.  But don’t worry!  You won’t even notice.  All of a sudden, you’ll have a mini hot water bottle cover, or a cable hat with a fur pom pom.  You’ll have read a knitting pattern and the next time you look at a knitting pattern, you’ll know what it means!  How long does it take?  Just a day!  Then you’re off.  Out there in a world of love and soft squishy yarn, needles and patterns and a new passion for this glorious past-time.  Life, we’ll warn you now, will never be the same again!

The course includes one of our fantastic knitting kits, which means plenty of yarn, needles, a knitting guide and lots of accessories.  You’ll receive expert guidance from our experienced tutor, Shiona, and you’ll leave being able to knit!

You will learn:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Buttonholes
  • Cast off
  • How to read a knitting pattern

Improver lessons (10am-2pm):


Learn how to work cables.  In your lesson you will be knitting samplers.  You will learn how to work pattern repeats and how to use stitch and row markers, as well as how to work various cables.  Your lesson includes materials and equipment.

Using circular needles and DPNs:

Learn how to use circular needles and double pointed needles (DPNs) to create tubes.  In your lesson you will be knitting samplers.  You will learn best cast on methods to make circulars and DPNs simple and easy, how to use markers, how to “avoid the jog” when working with more than one colour.  Materials and equipment included.

Working with more than one colour:

Learn how to work intarsia and fair isle.  In your lesson you will be knitting small samplers, which will include 2 techniques:  intarsia (picture knitting) and fair isle.  You will learn how to read a chart, how to strand your yarn, how to maintain your tension and more.  You will be provided with materials and equipment to use throughout the lesson.

All Levels:

Our courses are held on Saturdays at The Little Songbird Knitting Co HQ in Newnham, in the beautiful Kent countryside.  We’ll provide you with refreshments throughout the day (please advise us of any dietary requirements).  Dates are limited, so please get in touch to schedule your lesson.

Maximum 2 people per course.  £20 off when booking for 2 people.

If the purchase is a gift, download your voucher after completing the checkout process (you will need an account to sign in and print off).  Gift certificate available for 1 or 2 people.

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Additional information

Class Type

One to One, Bring a friend and get £20+ off.


Beginner – Learn to Knit 10am-4pm, Improver – Learn Cable 10am-2pm, Improver – Working with more than one colour 10am-2pm, Improver – Using circulars and DPNs 10am-2pm