Knitting Skill Stage 2

Course Overview

City and Guilds Accredited Knitting Course

Get to grips with the basics of knitting with our Skill Stage 2 online Knitting course. Throughout this in-depth distance learning course, we’ll not only take you through the basics, you’ll also learn a variety of techniques allowing you to create pieces to a high standard while developing your individual style and creativity.

As a City and Guilds accredited course each module will focus on learning new skills and techniques, preparing you for final assessment. Our accredited courses are recognised for their high standards of teaching, learning and assessment.

This is a distance learning course which can be studied from anywhere in the world. You will learn by working your way through our online course materials, including video content, with full support from our dedicated expert tutors. Knitting is a highly popular and versatile craft that offers learners the chance to get creative and easily produce practical finished pieces. 

School of Stitched Textiles Knitting course overview

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at complete beginners. You do not need to have any knowledge or previous experience in Knitting because we’ll be taking you through all of the basic stitches and techniques which you will continue to build on throughout your course.

If you’re interested in learning how to create get started, experiment with different techniques and stitches and develop your own personal style and creativity then this is the perfect course for you. Additionally, students can learn in their own time, around other commitments such as family and work and because our courses are delivered online, you can learn at a time and place that suits you.

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Course Highlights

Get proficient at the Knitting basics including, casting on and off, checking and controlling tension, stocking stitch, garter stitch and other knit and purl stitches.

Develop more advanced skills like increasing and decreasing stitches, bobble stitch, lace stitch, and cable stitches.

Create your own design folio containing all of your designs, research and inspiration. This is a valuable folio which will help you to develop own personal styles and techniques.

Create your own sample folio containing traditional and contemporary techniques and stitching samples.

Learn edging and finishing techniques to add a professional looking finish to your pieces.

Work towards creating your very first finished item - choose from either a 3D functional item, a panel/hanging/quilt or a wearable art item.


There is around 100-150 hours of course content/materials and it is usual for students to take between 6-8 weeks to complete each module. Students can take up to 1 year to complete the course, which allows students to work at their own pace. However, it is up to the individual student how quickly they wish to return work to their tutor for assessment.

A six-month contingency is available, if needed, to cover unforeseen issues such as illness, upon production of supporting documentation, which would therefore extend the course life to 18 months (1.5 years). The maximum for this extra contingency time is once during the course lifetime.

Delivery and Assessment

The course is supplied as a distance learning course where course materials and tutor assessments are delivered digitally and work is returned to your tutor via digital presentation.

Your coursework will be reviewed by your tutor and periodically by an Internal Quality Assessor, to ensure the appropriate quality standard is maintained. You will be provided with written feedback in a timely fashion (usually within 10 days) and, if needed, you will be able to re-submit altered work. You can contact your tutor at any time to request your work to date be reviewed and suggestions for future progress be made.

How Do I Enrol?

Students can enrol for this course during the enrolment period. We hold 3-4 enrolment days throughout the year for new students. If you would like to enrol, simply express your interest to receive information about your course, exclusive interviews with our tutors and information about our existing students and graduates who are already achieving so much.

What you need to do now

Remember that only those who have previously ‘expressed an interest’ will be invited to enrol when it opens. Express your interest now to receive a full brochure including prices and a detailed overview about the tasks included in each module.