Correspondence Courses

These courses are available for most makes of knitting machine

This page offers outlines of the courses available. For full descriptions of the content of each Course plus details on the experts, accreditation and how the courses work please contact us directly or to buy a course please use the link on the right.

COURSE 1 ……………………………………… Single Bed
COURSE 2 ……………………………………… Ribber Attachment
Part A and Part B
COURSE 3 ……………………………………… Passap/Pfaff Machines
Part A and Part B
COURSE 4 ……………………………………… Silver Reed Machines
Electronic Patterning
COURSE 5 ……………………………………… Brother Machine
Electronic Patterning
COURSE 6 ……………………………………… All Machines
DesignaKnit 8

Below we explain the differences between each Course to help you to choose the right Course for YOU and your machine.

COURSE 1
Course 1 consists of single bed work suitable for all Japanese machines and all three gauges. Standard Gauge, Fine Gauge and Chunky Gauge. Even if you have a Ribber and have been machine knitting for some time there is much to benefit in this Course with many techniques involved all using only the single bed. 10 Lessons complete the Course which is sent out in 5 postings.
COURSE 2
Course 2 is again suitable for all Japanese machines of all gauges. There isn’t any overlap from Course 1 as all the samples require a Ribber attachment. This Course is all about knitting techniques and fabrics which can only be knitted using the Ribber. There are 2 parts. (5 Lessons to each part). Part A & B are necessary to gain the Diploma.
COURSE 3
Course 3 is suitable only for Passap/Pfaff machines Duo and E6000 and was written for Metropolitan by Diane Bennett.

  • Part A consists of 5 Lessons, all knitting techniques which are needed to make the most of your machine.
  • Part B also consists of 5 Lessons and concentrates totally on the patterning capability of these excellent machines.

You will complete samples which may surprise you in variation. Part A & B are necessary to gain the Diploma.

COURSE 4
Course 4 is especially written for all Electronic Models of Knitmaster/Silver Reed machines. This Course concentrates on the wide range of patterning available to you when using these wonderful machines. It does not cover the knitting techniques taught in Course 1 or Course 2.
COURSE 5
Course 5 is especially written for most models of the Brother Electronic machine and its purpose is to help you to discover how versatile and easy the patterning facility is to use on these sophisticated machines. The Course does not cover any knitting techniques involved in Course 1 or Course 2. As you enrol you specify the model number of your machine.
COURSE 6
Course 6 is written to take you step by step through the DesignaKnit 8 programme. Planning garments, patterning, borders, shuffle, flip, programming your own patterns and so much more to build your confidence.

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