Learn to Knit

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


Have you always wanted to try knitting but are not quite sure where to start? This comprehensive beginner’s class is taught over 2 two hour sessions and will take you from casting on all the way through to casting off with all the important bits in between. You will learn how to cast on and off, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, how to use both stitches to create a rib. You will learn how to read a basic pattern and will get advise on how to choose yarn. And when it seems to have all gone wrong you will also learn how to fix your mistakes. You will go home with a pair of mittens you can show off to your friends.

All classes are 2 x 2 hour sessions (4 hours total)

This course is designed for those with no experience at all. Materials will be available to purchase as a kit including yarn, needles and a simple pattern at a special class price. Students will also receive a 10% discount off materials for the class bought at YAK.



Dani Sunshine is a local knitwear designer and knitting teacher with a passion for pretty yarn and interesting construction. She specialises in designing classic garment styles with modern techniques. You’ll find her anywhere she can take small children & her knitting. 

Cancellation Policy
A full refund can be given if a cancellation is made up to 10 days prior to the event. After this time a refund can only be given if the spot can be filled by another student.

3 reviews for Learn to Knit

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Estrella

    I’m a Mexican new knitter in Brighton. I was very happy to discover this little place as soon as I moved here. I had never knitted before, but I was curious so I decided to book this beginners course on Saturday mornings. The class is small and it takes place in a lovely comfortable room in the shop. The teacher is friendly, clear and the class is well structured. She knows a lot about knitting and is happy to answer all your questions and patiently repeat the exercises as many times as necessary. The materials are very good quality and the colours are beautiful. During the three sessions of this course you learn the basics and get to knit a small project. You feel you’ve become a knitter from week one. They also invited me to their weekly knitting group on Thursday evenings. This is the perfect place to practice what you learn in the classes and get all the materials you need. You also meet lovely people and get a lot of new ideas and inspiration for your next project with them. On top of that, Kate kindly welcomes you every class with tea, coffee and biscuits! The perfect way to start my weekend and my knitting journey 🙂 I’m hoping to learn more and hopefully create some Mexican inspired items soon. Thanks YAK!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Amber Worsfold (verified owner)

    I loved taking the knitting course for beginners. It is a great, calming way to begin your Saturday. It was a small group in the cosy, little shop and the teacher Dani was lovely, patient and knowledgeable. The only thing I wish was different, is I could have used an additional Saturday morning class (3 classes instead of 2) to finish learning the skills needed to complete the mitts and become a bit more confident. Albeit I could just be an exceptionally slow learner but I would have loved an additional Saturday with support to help build up my beginners skills. I would definitely sign up for another class though!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessica (verified owner)

    I was a total beginner before going into this class – with Dani’s patient and attentive teaching I had picked up the skills I needed to knit a pair of lovely mitts both flat and in the round, as well as learning how to stitch seams together and weave in ends. The environment is fun and relaxed in the shop and I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to learn to knit from scratch!

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