Brighton Science Festival

Learn to Knit

Learn to Knit

Monday 17 February 2020


We love creative learning and making things, in this fun and experimental workshop you will learn all about knitting, using your very own arms as the tools to knit with, something you can take home and develop your new skills more, such a fun way to learn!


How does knitting work?


Understand the structure of knitted fabrics by creating your own knitted piece.


Learn from imagery of different types of knitted fabrics and garments, the uses and how it’s used in different garments with examples.

Materials / Tools

  • Your body! (You will learn how to use your very own arms as knitting needles)
  • Recycled fabric yarn (We believe in sustainable textiles and you will get to create your own design using all recycled yarn and fabric strips, this will give you something completely unique)
  • Scissors

Procedure / Method

Using your arms as needles you will create a series of loops onto one arm, then following the method demonstrated by your tutor you will pull new loops through and your fabric will begin to grow!


By the end of this workshop you should have an understanding of what knitting is, how it works, how it can be used and you will have your very own knitted fabric to take home!


Monday 17th February 3.30pm-5.30pm

Ages 6+

£15 per child

  (And select the ‘Science Taster’ tab’)

We will be in touch after payment is received to confirm your booking.