When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Josephine Thompson
  • Course Code W23TTSA13E
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

You will learn how to make a simple garment using stocking stitch on a single bed domestic knitting machine. This could be a simple adult’s sweater, kimono, or something suitable for a child or baby.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Knit, measure and prepare a tension swtach
  • Calculate stitches and rows for specific measurements
  • Shape your knitting using fully fashioned increases and decreases
  • Use short row shaping if applicable for your design
  • Block your garment pieces in preparation for construction
  • Construct your garment using both hand stitching and joining on the machine


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Students will learn through observing tutor demonstration followed by practical experience supported by technical hand-outs. There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience through discussion, show and tell and group critique. The tutor will facilitate group discussions and work with students one-to-one and in groups. In order to ensure that you make best possible progress on your course you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for students who have basic Machine Knitting skills

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The Textile Studio is located in the Nancy Seear block on the second floor accessible by stairs or lift and chair lift. The machines are stored in cupboards and are fairly heavy. If you have any back problems please advise the tutor who will assist you in setting up and taking down the machine at the end of class. You need a moderate level of fitness to move the carriage back and forth across the needle bed. If you have any mobility support needs please contact Additional Learning Support on 020 7450 1972 or Art and Design admin on 020 7450 1934 before enrolling.

    What you need

    The college supplies a variety of single bed standard gauge Brother knitting machines and a few chunky gauge machines also. We have a variety of yarns suitable for machine knitting and weaving, however you may wish to bring your own specialty yarns and materials for weaving such as hand knit yarns, fabric strips and beads. The college provides stitch related graph paper and blank punch card and punchers for making your own cards. There will be a small charge of £1.00 for any extra cards if required. It would be useful to bring a sketch book or notebook plus pens and pencils and any images you would like to use in developing your designs.

    What you can do next

    You may wish to enrol on any of the other Machine Knitting courses available or combine your skills with other textile subjects at Morley. Your tutor can advise you in class. Follow us on Instagram for inspiration @textilesatmorley