Westknits at yak | yak


We are very excited to announce that Westknits aka Stephen West will be coming to Brighton on the Saturday 12th December. Stephen will be at YAK in the morning teaching a top down shawl workshop and will join us later in the evening for a book signing and trunk show. Keep reading to find out how to win yourself a spot at his workshop!

Westknits at yal class workshop

Stephen’s Top Down Workshop will take place on 12th Decmeber 10:30 – 1:30. In this 3 hour workshop he will use his popular shawl designs to talk about shape, construction, and drape. Students will knit a small triangular swatch while topics such as cast ons, increases, bind offs, and blocking are discussed. You will also learn some of Stephen’s favourite tips and tricks!

Westknits designs are renowned around the world for their wonderful colours and textures. Whether you’ve never knitted a shawl before or have knitted a hundred you will be sure to learn something new from this Westknits experience! Check the class page to see what you’ll need to bring with you.

Later the same day, 12th December 5:30 – 7:30 Stephen will also be joining us for a book signing and trunk show. He will be in the shop showing off some of his wonderful samples, sharing stories and hanging out.

Come to one or both! Why not make a day of it? Brighton is a great city to explore, there are sights, shops and cafés abound. Between the class and the trunk show why not get lost in the vintage markets, go for a blustery walk along the sea front or get started on your Christmas shopping.

Top down shawl workshop & trunk show

So, how do you win?! It’s simple, I want to see your favourite place to knit! Go to the YAK instagram and click follow, then post a picture of your favourite place to knit, tag @___yak (three underscores) along with the hash tags #myfavouriteplacetoknit & #westknitsatyak. Don’t have Instagram? Post on Twitter or Facebook instead, just remember to follow, post and tag to win!

Here’s me in my favourite place to knit. In one of our comfy chairs at the shop.

My favourite place to knit

You have until Sunday 8th November at midnight GMT to enter. A winner will then be chosen at random.

The prize is one free entry to the Top Down Shawl Workshop. This does not include travel expenses, materials (see the class page for what to bring) and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner must be able to attend the class on 12th December from 10:30 am at YAK in Brighton.

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