What career opportunities can this lead to?

The college offers a number of other textile courses, please browse the website for further details.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this one day workshop. Beginners are welcome, however any experience (however little) is always a bonus.

What does this programme involve?

This one day workshop will cover the basic skills, to include:

Casting on
Casting off
Knit stitches
Purl stitches
Garter stitch
Stocking stitch
How to read and understand commercial knitting pattern

This one day workshop is ideal for anyone with no prior knowledge of the craft. The workshop will cover all of the essential elements for you to begin your journey in knitting. The course is also ideal for those with limited skills or those of you who have been away from knitting and would like to brush up on your skills with tuition at hand.

A certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

There will be some demonstration but the course is mainly practical. Stitches will be explored, students will learn how to follow a knitting pattern and will begin a small project. The aim is for everyone to complete a pair of knitted fingerless mittens by the end of the workshop.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring one pair of 8.00mm needles, one ball of Chunky Double Knitting (DK) yarn/wool, one ball of contrasting colour wool to make embellishments such as knitted flowers (this is completely optional), pen and paper, a flask/light refreshments.

Students are responsible for the cost of their own wool and needles.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at acl@eastleigh.ac.uk.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C85Y Eastleigh College 25/1/2020 Sat 09:30 – 13:30 1 £41.00 £41.00 Apply now
C85X Eastleigh College 23/11/2019 Sat 09:30 – 13:30 1 £41.00 £41.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.