Machine Knitting: Stitch and Pattern

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Want to get knitting fast? This class requires no prior experience! Our machines all hail from the 70’s and are working as well today as they did then. Intriguing to look at and fascinating to use, these are the perfect machines to get you knitting fast!


We Will Cover:

  • An overview of all the parts of the domestic knitting machine
  • Getting to know and use hand tools
  • Various basic stitch constructions


This is a small intimate hands-on class where you will learn and practice the elements that are involved in successful knitting. You’ll come away with one knitted winter accessory that you have designed and made yourself. There is a lot of intricate technical work involved in machine knitting so if you use reading glasses bring them along.

We also have a range of premium yards you can opt to use for the final project, bring $10 cash if you want this option!


Once you have taken this course you can continue to use the machines as a MakerSpace members, or hone your new skills in our monthly supervised drop-in knit space sessions.


Brother or Singer??? Do you have a knitting machine at home or have your eye on one? If you do and would like to learn your new skills on the machine you have please let us know. We have the choice of Brother or Singer.



Lorraine Cherry-Nguyen teaches this workshop. Lorraine has over 10 years experience in the fashion industry as a knitwear designer in the UK, Hong Kong and Sydney.

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What you will learn
  • An overview of all the parts of the domestic knitting machine
  • Getting to know and use hand tools
  • Various basic stitch constructions
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Terms & Conditions


 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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