Upcoming Classes

Ready to learn some new skills? We have the following classes coming up. Registration is necessary even for our free classes (unless otherwise noted), and classes usually fill fast, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. To register, you can sign up in-store or click on the class name below to pay online. Payment will be required to hold your spot. Please let us know when you are purchasing yarn for a class you've paid for, and we will discount your yarn 15%. Class fees do not include HST.

Finishing Skills

Saturday, May 25, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

While many of us don't enjoy sewing the parts of our projects together, it doesn't make sense to spend all that time knitting and not take the time to do nice finishing work. In this workshop, delivered by a longtime knitaholic, you will learn how to finish your projects so that they look practically seamless! By the end, you will know:

  • How to join stocking-stitch shoulders
  • How to join same-facing stocking-stitch panels
  • How to sew vertical to horizontal stocking-stitch panels
  • How to join garter-stitch panels

This class will require you to do some prep work (knitting swatches that will be sewn together in the class). 

Fee: $25 

Instructor: Brenda

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Two Socks in One: The War & Peace Method 

THIS CLASS HAS FILLED!

Saturday, June 1, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We are excited to welcome knitwear designer and international knitting instructor Kate Atherley to Yarn It for a day of classes!

Suffering from Second Sock Syndrome? Bored with your usual way of knitting socks? Looking for a way to impress your friends and challenge yourself? Learn to knit two socks at the same time—one inside the other, on the same set of needles (DPNs, two circulars, or magic loop), using a double knitting technique! This class will expand your skills and add an excellent new trick to your repertoire.

Skill level: Advanced; students must be proficient sock knitters.

Fee: $45

Instructor: Kate Atherley

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Steeking

Saturday, June 1, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

We are excited to welcome knitwear designer and international knitting instructor Kate Atherley to Yarn It for a day of classes!

It may well be the scariest thing you can do with your knitting: taking a pair of scissors to it! Steeking—cutting a piece of knitting—is on many knitters’ “bucket lists," and this class is an easy way to learn about it and to take the fear out of it.

We’ll talk about the hows and whys of steeking, discussing different methods of reinforcement, edging, and finishing. Whether you’re a keen colourwork knitter looking to take your skills to the next level or just curious what the fuss is about, this class will explain it all!

Skill level: Intermediate; colourwork and garment experience helpful but not required.

There will be homework to do in preparation for this class! 

Fee: $35

Instructor: Kate Atherley

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Short Row (Butterfly) Cowl

Wednesday, June 5, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

This workshop will walk you through how to do wrap & turn short rows (including how to lift wraps when necessary), cast on with a garter tab, carry a second colour along the edge, do M1R & M1L increases, and track your progress through a fairly complex pattern. It is an excellent introduction to doing triangular shawls, particularly if you are interested in later doing the Butterfly/Papillon shawl.

You will need at least two colours of sock-weight yarn (70 yards of each) and 2.75 mm 32" (or shorter) circular needles. (This pattern is a great stash buster!) The cost of the pattern is included in the workshop price.

Fee: $30

Instructor: Vickie

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Magic Loop Two-at-a-Time Sock Knitting

Thursday, June 6, 5 to 7 p.m., & Wednesday, June 19, 4 to 6 p.m.

Overcome second-sock syndrome by learning to knit two socks at a time on one long circular needle using the magic loop knitting method! In the first session, you will learn Judy's magic cast-on, toe increases, and the magic-loop knitting method. In the second, optional, session, you will learn how to turn the heel. (If you've turned a heel before, you may not need to attend the second session.)

Fee: $35 (includes pattern)

Instructor: Penny

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Conquering Cables

Thursday, June 20, 2 to 4 p.m.

Have cable-knit sweaters been languishing on your to-knit list because you just aren't confident enough to tackle them? Conquer your fear of cables in this informative and fun class. We will discuss how to read cable patterns, we'll play with making various kinds of cables, and, if time allows, we'll demonstrate how to fix errors in cable direction.

Fee: $25 

Instructor: Yvonne