How To Design Your Own Knitted Cardigan Workshop with Tina on 15 April 2016

Woman's Weekly Workshops That Work LogoWould you like to be able to alter a knitting pattern to your own specifications? Now’s your chance. For just £69, join us at Woman’s Weekly HQ in London for this comprehensive workshop.

We’ll teach you how to work out a pattern for a simple stocking-stitch cardigan in double-knitting yarn. It’s also aimed at budding designers with some knowledge of knitting.

Ladies knitted button up cardigan

We’ll teach you how to work out a pattern for a simple stocking-stitch cardigan



10am Welcome, with coffee and tea
10.30am Draw line diagram with detailed measurements as required
11am Work out the tension from your own swatch to be used to translate all the measurements into stitches and rows
11.15am Calculating back and front instructions and working out all shapings
1pm Lunch
2pm Calculating sleeve instruction and working out all shapings
3.30pm Tea break
3.45pm How to incorporate a simple stitch pattern into your own instructions
4.15pm Question time
4.30pm Workshop finishes

You will need to bring with you:

  • An old sweater or item that fits you perfectly
  • A calculator
  • A tension sample knitted in the double-knitting yarn that you intend to knit the entire 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.

Meet your tutor


Technical Knitting Editor Tina Egleton


WW’s Technical Knitting Editor has over 40 years’ experience. She’s designed many of Woman’s Weekly’s knitting patterns and is an expert tutor.

Hear Tina talk about her role at Woman’s Weekly on this video.

To book

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