How To Design Your Own Knitwear

New for 2015 – learn how to design your own simple patterns. Join Knitting Technical Editor, Tina, on 10 April for this workshop.

Have you ever wanted to change an existing knitting pattern to suit you, but didn’t know where to start? Tina will teach you how to work out your own pattern for a simple stocking stitch sweater in double-knitting yarn so that you can go home and make the perfect sweater for yourself or one of the family. Suitable For intermediate and skilled knitters and budding designers £69 per person.

design your own knitted garmet


10am Meet and greet with coffee and tea
10.30am Draw line diagram with detailed
measurements as required
11am Work out the tension from pre-knitted swatch
11.15am Use your own tension to translate all the
measurements into stitches and rows
1pm Lunch*
2pm Use graph paper to chart out all shapings
3.30pm Tea
3.45pm Use the chart to write out the pattern
4.15pm Question time
4.30pm Workshop ends

On the day, bring you will need to bring: 

– A calculator

– A sweater that fits perfectly, to refer to for measurements

– A tension sample knitted in the double-knitting yarn that you intend to make the sweater. The sample should be knitted on 4mm (No.8) over 34 stitches thus: K 3 rows. 1st row: K to end. 2nd row: K2, p30, k2. Repeat last 2 rows, 19 times more. Next 2 rows: K2, p30, k2. Cast off pwise.


Get your tickets by calling 0800 024 1212 or fill in the booking form on the website. Click here and complete our coupon and send it to: Woman’s Weekly Marketing, Blue Fin Building, Room 06-N2-02, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU. Please enclose a cheque made payable to Woman’s Weekly Shop (no cash, please).

If you are unable to print off our PDF booking form, please click here and provide your details, and we will send it to you.

Terms and conditions

Tickets cost £69 per person. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Woman’s Weekly has the right to change the itinerary of the day. Please note, tickets to this event are non-refundable, unless it is cancelled or postponed. A guest-list policy will be in operation at the event. Shortly after purchasing tickets, you will receive confirmation: this is your ticket to the event so please retain it for future reference. Tickets cost £69 for all knitting workshops (for the myboshi workshop, children’s tickets cost £35). Please bring a note book and pen and feel free to bring your own digital devices. Workshops run from 10am-4.30pm. The workshop will be held at our office at Time Inc. (UK), Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU. The office is within walking distance of London Bridge, Waterloo, Waterloo East, Blackfriars and Southwark stations. There is a canteen on site, where you can buy a cooked meal or sandwiches to eat on our roof terrace if the weather is fine. There are also local sandwich bars or you may bring your own lunch.