Knitweave with Lynda Fiendly

Tutor: Lynda Fiendly
Craft: Hand Knitting
Experience: Beginner
Summary: You will learn what knitweave is and how to apply it to a project.


Examples of knit-weave applied to hand knitting.
Photo credit: Lynda Fiendley

Knitweave allows you to easily:

  • introduce colour and texture;
  • include artistic effects into plain knitting;
  • use up small amounts of yarn, even scraps.

Lynda will introduce the basic technique and suggest different ways of using it to embellish and create knitwear.

In the time available, it should be possible to knit samples of a variety of techniques.

You will be encouraged to use the workshop as inspiration and experiment with your own ideas.

About the tutor

Photo of Lynda Fiendley
Photo credit: Lynda Fiendley

Lynda is a retired teacher, with a lifelong passion for fibre crafts, including spinning, weaving, crochet and hand and machine knitting. Hand knitting is her primary interest, and she has been practising it for over sixty years.

Lynda weaves using a loom (mostly Saori style), as well as using machine knit-weave, but recently realised that knit-weave could be done by hand too, and with some effects unique to hand knitting.

Skills required

You must be able to knit and purl.


You do not need to prepare for this workshop.

What to bring

Please bring the following to the workshop:

  • A basic yarn in 4-ply or DK weight.
  • Some small quantities of weaving yarn, which could be thicker/textured/coloured etc. Lynda will also provide some yarn.
  • A pair of knitting needles of suitable gauge to knit your basic yarn at a loose tension, e.g. 4mm for 4 ply, 5 mm for DK (suggestions only).
  • Scissors (useful).
  • Crochet hook (useful).

Additional material

Lynda will provide a worksheet and a basic pattern.