Friday, September 1, 2017

Fall Clases




Hi Everyone,

Autumn is right around the corner and with it comes  lots of great knitting classes  (and even a crochet class) to get your creative juices going. Hopefully one or more of the classes listed below will be of interest.

If there is something you don't see but would like us to teach, just send us an email and we will see what we can do.

Please email and register ASAP as space is limited. You can easily do so by replying  to this email.   If fewer then 3 people register for  the class it will be cancelled.

Thanks and Happy Knitting!


Beginner Crochet with Cathy McCracken

We will use worsted weight cotton and a 4 mm crochet hook to create a dishcloth in this single class.
For those who wish to learn the basics of crocheting this class is for YOU!

Date & Time : Wednesday September 13 from 7:00 to 9:00pm

Class Fee: $25 +HST which includes a 50g ball of yarn, 4.00mm crochet hook and a printed copy of
the pattern.

JMCO (Judy's Magic Cast On) beyond the sock toe! with Cathy McCracken 

In this short 2 hour class we will learn to use this cast on created by the incredible Judy Becker. Once
mastered, this technique can be used for so much more than just the toe of a sock.

Date & Time : Monday September 18 from 3-5 pm.

Class Fee: $20 +HST which includes printed handout of links and tips. Materials are not included.
Bring smooth light coloured yarn and a 32 inch circular needle appropriate for the yarn you bring.
Worsted weight and 4.00 mm needles would work well for example. If you don't have needles we certainly  have some here you can buy.

Knitting with the Magic Loop with Jane Steeves

Have you heard  of the Magic loop method of knitting but not sure how to do it?
Do you want to learn a new way to knit in the round instead of using double points?  Then the magic loop method is for you!
Using the magic loop method you will learn to  knit a simple fingerless pair of gloves or boot toppers. We will use a basic pattern to get you started knitting using a magic loop and circular needles, covering casting on, joining, and knit and purl stitches.
Date and time:  Tuesday September 12th, from  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Class Fee:  $25.00 & HST  this includes a pattern and a ball of  yarn to make either wrist cuffs or boot toppers.  Please bring  4 mm or  4.5mm circular needles  with a flexible  32" or 40" long cable. If you don't have them, there will be needles here you can buy that night.

Short Rows: the Basics with Cathy McCracken

This class will teach one of the the most commonly seen short row techniques, the 'wrap and turn',
while knitting a simple but stunning dishcloth over 2 evenings.
Date & Time:  Monday September 11 and Monday September 18 from 7:00 to 9:00pm

Class Fee: $40 +HST which includes a 50g ball of yarn and a printed copy of the pattern. Knitting
needles (4.0 mm) are not included so please bring your own or they can be purchased that evening at
the store.


 Drop Spindle Class with Jane Steeves 

                     Making your own yarn can feel very satisfying and fun. In this, beginner  learn to spindle  spin class, you will learn the basic steps of using a drop spindle to create your own yarn. Instruction will  be given for learning the park and draft method of drop spindling to creating beautiful single plies of yarn. In the second class we will take those lovely singles and learn to ply your very own hand spun, creating a 2ply yarn and then we will set the yarn to make it ready for knitting or crocheting. No previous experience is required, fibre and spindles are provided as part of the class as well as a hand out detailing the steps learned. So if spinning is something you always wanted to try , come on out and give it a go. This is a great way to get started  at a very modest cost!!

Date & Time :  Monday October 23rd and October 30th 2017 from   6:30 PM  til  8:30 PM

  Class Fee:   $50.00 plus HST , this includes everything you need to get started.

Basic Sock knitting with Lynn Stitchman 

Have you always wanted to learn to knit sock but been unsure how to start, well this is for you as long as you know how to cast on and cast off and knit and purl, I will teach you all the rest.
You will learn to use double pointed needles, (dpn's) and all it takes to knit a pair of nice warm socks!! These are boot socks so we will be using a heavier weight of yarn and they will knit  up quickly!! So come on out and give them at try!!  You will be knitting all kinds of fancy socks before you know it!!
Date & Time:   Wednesday September 20th , September 27th and October 4th  at 6:30 pm to 8:30pm.

Class Fee:  $50.00 & HST. This includes your yarn and the pattern.
You will need a set of 5 size 3.75mm double pointed needles which can be purchased here at the store if you do not already own a set.

Beginner Knitting with Lynn Stitchman 

Have you always wanted to learn to knit, it is never too late to start.

This is a very basic class there are no prerequisites for this class, just a willingness to try something new. You will learn to do the knit stitch, cast on and cast off, as you knit your very first cowl on a circular knitting needle, in this three week class.

Date and time: Thursday September 14th, September 21st and September 28th   6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Class Fee: $60.00  & HST which includes a 100g ball of yarn,  a printed knitting pattern and a set of knitting needles. Basically everything you need to get started!!

Learn to knit Brioche: Jane Steeves

Brioche is a style of knitting where you use yarn overs, slip stitches and knitting two stitches together to make a warm but airy rib. It is very popular with Stephen West and many of his newer patterns. In this class you will learn the basic pattern of Brioche stitches while creating a warm and soft cowl in the round using two colours of yarn.
Over the 2 classes you will learn the Brioche pattern with two soft and warm bulky yarns. After working this cowl you'll understand how to create using the brioche method of knitting and then you can take it to new heights. A simple pattern to start and you will leave with a cowl that you can give as a wonderful gift or wear yourself!

Date and Time: Tuesday October 17th and October 24th   6:30pm to 8:30 pm.

Class Fee:  $60.00 & HST.   this includes 2 classes, the pattern and the yarn. You will need to bring 5mm 24" circular needle. If you don't have one you can purchase this needle the first night of the class. 

Fingerless Mittens with Jane Steeves 

With fall coming and those chilly mornings  wouldn't a nice pair of warm fingerless mitts be just the thing to keep you hands warm? In this class you can practice your  magic loop skills and make a pair of fingerless mitts with a thumb. Using a worsted weight yarn these are a quick knit and have a nice pattern but not too hard for new knitters. You'll learn to build a thumb gusset, reverse stockinette and cast off in pattern. You will need to be comfortable with knitting in the round,  either by magic loop or double points.
You would need 4.5mm or 5mm needles, either double pointed needles or a 32" or longer circular if you are planning to do magic loop, depending on how tightly you want them knit.
This pattern comes in all sizes  so once you have made one pair you can make your whole family fingerless mitts.
Date and time: September 19th , September 26th and October 3rd.   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Class Fee: $60.00 & HST which includes a pattern and yarn and 3 two hour classes.