James Nolan Watts | Modular /Join as you Go Knitting Technique

Modular /Join as you Go Knitting Technique

Saturday, November 18 th
Time: 9 – 12 h CEST
Place: Alpaca Classroom 
Workshop facilitator: James Nolan Watts
Language: English
Duration: 3 hours
Level: All levels
Places: 20


Whatever your level, modular knitting techniques are simple enough for beginners and interesting enough for knitters of all levels.

In this workshop, you will learn the techniques of James’ modular designs (such as Mystic Square, Sun Gazer and Beads of Joy). The main techniques used in this method are as simple as knitting, purl knitting, picking up stitches and making basic decreases. However, learning it opens up a whole world of unlimited creative potential. 

Whether you want to learn this technique to knit a modular pattern or have the confidence to imagine and execute original modular designs, you will have fun and leave feeling more artistically accomplished.

Previous knowledge: Basic knitting knowledge is required: cast on, knit and purl, assembling and closing stitches with circular needles.

Required material: 

  • Sport to worsted weight wool in gradient colors or about 5 different plain colors.
  • 4.5 mm / US 7 knitting needles or any other size needed to obtain a gauge of 16 stitches x 24 rows = 10 cm (4″)
  • Ring stitch markers
  • Scissors to cut the yarn.


Check the gauge and find a yarn and needle combination that works for you.

Bring a small sample of jersey knitting 12 stitches wide and 20 rows long to class,

Included material: Sponsor’s gift

Sponsored by: Casasol

How can I attend one or more workshops?

Barcelona Knits has a programme of in-person crochet and knitting workshops taught by renowned national and international designers. To participate in one or more workshops, from June you can consult the programme by workshops and workshop participants and purchase your ticket in advance online through Entradium, a ticket sales platform for events. The entrance to one or more workshops includes the entrance to Barcelona Knits the same day of the workshop.

How can I get my Barcelona Knits ticket online?

You can buy your tickets online from July. You can choose the day of your visit: Saturday or Sunday. There is also a two-day ticket available at a reduced cost. Remember that to access Barcelona Knits you must go to the ticket office to exchange your ticket for a non-transferable wristband. Access will depend on the capacity of the fair, so it is possible that queues may form outdoors at some point.

Access to the Fair:

Access to Barcelona Knits will be by an exclusive wristband for personal use. It will be handed out once the ticket has been validated at the ticket office, located at the World Trade Center Barcelona (Moll de Barcelona, s/n) during the days of the event and within its opening hours. 

You can also pick up your wristband on the Friday before the start of the event, Friday, November 17 th at Lalanalú (c/ Martínez de la Rosa, number 71, 08012, Barcelona) from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm.

To collect your wristband, you must present your ticket with the QR code printed or on your mobile device. The wristband will only be given to the ticket holder in person.

Once your ticket has been validated, we will put the wristband on your wrist and you will not be able to take it off until the end of the event to gain access. It will allow you to enter and leave Barcelona Knits as many times as you like on the day your ticket is valid.

Capacity at WTC Barcelona is limited. There may be queues outdoors.

Reduced-price advance or workshop tickets do not have priority access to the venue. 

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