Vanessa pellisa: Steek For The Brave

  • Date: Saturday, 5th November
  • Time: 9:00 h – 12:00 h
  • Classroom: Alpaca
  • Workshop facilitator: Vanessa Pellisa
  • Technique: Knitting
  • Level: Advanced
  • Language: Spanish
  • Places: 20
  • Sponsor: Rowan

Steek For The Brave

Learn how to cut garments without stopping with Vanessa Pellisa! This workshop is an advanced version of the Fair Isle course. Vanessa will teach you how to work different types of steek depending on the type of yarn and the garment you are knitting. She will also explain everything about crochet reinforced steeks, felting, sewing, steeks to create jackets, sleeves, sock heels, collars…. So sharpen your scissors well and get ready to lose your fear of this technique once and for all.

 Content of the workshop:

  • “Steek”: what it is and what it’s for.
  • Preparation of the fabric and fibres: not everything is cut in the same way.
  • 3-stitch steek
  • 5-point steek
  • Norwegian Steek
  • Felted Steek
  • Other types of steek
  • Sleeves, collars, heels… Where to use this technique
  • Tips for finishing off cut garments

 The workshop includes:

  • Information booklet
  • Stitch library to create your own design
  • Pattern to create a customisable mini-sweater

Required Material: 

Circular or double-pointed needles, wool of different colours of natural fibres, scissors that cut very well, crochet hook and sewing needle.

Required techniques: 

for the best use of the class, this workshop requires experience with circular knitting. 

  • Date: Saturday, 5th November
  • Time: 9:00 h – 12:00 h
  • Classroom: Alpaca
  • Workshop facilitator: Vanessa Pellisa
  • Technique: Knitting
  • Level: Advanced
  • Language: Spanish
  • Places: 20
  • Sponsor: Rowan

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 poin

Tickets with Hola Barcelona:

Advance ticket / workshop + Hola Barcelona Travel Card

You can also purchase your advance ticket together with the Hola Barcelona Travel Card. This card allows you unlimited travel on public transport for 2 days (48 h), 3 days (72 h), 4 days (96 h) or 5 days (120 h) consecutively from the first validation. 

Choose the option that best suits your needs. You can pick up your pass at one of the following Barcelona Tourism offices.

  • El Prat Airport (Terminals 1 and 2)
  • Plaça de Catalunya (Plaça de Catalunya, 17-S, 08002)
  • Mirador de Colom (Plaça del Portal de la Pau, s/n, 08002)

Check the addresses and pick-up times, transport included and all the information on our website.

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 4 November) 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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