Upcoming Classes

Ready to learn some new skills and have fun while doing it?

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 is 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.

Cancellation policy: If you have to cancel and you give us at least 48 hours' notice to fill your spot, we will reimburse the full class fee less any costs we've incurred (e.g., pattern purchase).

Beginner Hat Class

Wednesdays, January 22 & 29, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

$25

THIS CLASS HAS FILLED.

Knit your first hat! In the first class, we'll teach you an appropriate cast-on method for a hat, how to join in the round, and how to knit through the back loop. And then when you return on the 29th with most of your hat knitted, you'll learn how to manipulate four needles as you decrease stitches to finish it off. If you know how to knit and purl, you can make this hat! 

You will need a 4.5 mm 16" circular needle, a set of 4.5 mm double-pointed needles and 200 yards of worsted-weight yarn.

Instructor: Vickie

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Learn to Crochet

Thursday, January 23, 2 to 4 p.m.

$25

If you’ve never crocheted before but are ready to learn, this is the class for you. You will learn the foundation chain, single crochet, and double crochet stitches.

Instructor: Jane

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Tips and Tricks for Knitting Garments

Sunday, January 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$30

THIS CLASS HAS FILLED! WATCH FOR IT AGAIN THIS SPRING!

This intermediate-level class will teach you some helpful tricks that will ultimately improve your confidence in your knitting ability and help you ensure any garment you knit will fit. You will learn:

  • How to knit an appropriate gauge swatch
  • How to adjust pattern to your yarn choice
  • How to choose the correct size for the fit you want
  • Methods of casting on and binding off to avoid edges that are either too tight or too loose
  • How to block
  • Some common techniques you'll need for knitting garments in the round

Instructor: Cathy

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Frieze Shawl

January 30 & March 12, 2 to 3ish p.m.

$30

THIS CLASS HAS FILLED!

This pattern by Lisa Hannes creates a striking asymmetrical triangular shawl in two colours using the mosaic technique with a quilt stitch. This fun-to-knit shawl works up quickly once you’ve learned the mosaic technique and is beautifully finished with a two-colour i-cord bind-off, which you’ll learn to do in the second class. Pattern is included in fee.

Instructor: Joan

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Advanced Two-at-a-Time Sock Knitting

Saturday, February 1, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

$25

Want to take your two-at-a-time, toe-up socks to the next level? In this class Krista will teach you how to knit Simple Skyp socks on magic loop with a coordinating heel and toe colour. We will discuss how to adapt patterns for two-at-a-time, toe-up knitting; alternative toe and ribbing options; and pointers to achieve the socks of your dreams.

Students must be able to knit two-at-a-time, toe-up socks using the magic loop technique. 

Instructor: Krista

 

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Free Learn to Knit

Monday, February 3, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This entry-level class is free with the purchase of yarn and needles and will give you the skills you need to knit a dishcloth, a scarf, a baby blanket, and more! You will learn:

  • Knitted or cable cast-on
  • One type of increase
  • One type of decrease
  • Knit stitch
  • Bind-off

Students must be 14 years or older.

Instructor: Cathy

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Finishing Skills

Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon

$25

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). 

Instructor: Brenda

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Animal Needle Felting II

Saturday, February 8, 2 to 4 p.m.

$25

THIS CLASS HAS FILLED! WATCH FOR ANOTHER NEEDLE FELTING CLASS IN MARCH!

The season of love is on its way, but this little hedgehog will love you all year round! 

In a short afternoon, you will learn how to make adorable creatures out of roving. This introduction into the wonderful world of needle felting will give you the knowledge and basic supplies to venture into this new hobby. 

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Free Learn to Knit

Sunday, February 9, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

This entry-level class is free with the purchase of yarn and needles and will give you the skills you need to knit a dishcloth, a scarf, a baby blanket, and more! You will learn:

  • Knitted or cable cast-on
  • One type of increase
  • One type of decrease
  • Knit stitch
  • Bind-off

Students must be 14 years or older.

Instructor: Cathy

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Knitting in the Round

Sunday, February 9, 1 to 3 p.m.

$25

Do you have any interest in knitting socks, hats, seamless sweaters, mitts, or legwarmers? If so, you need to be able to knit in the round! Learn this invaluable skill using three different tools and methods: double-pointed needles, small circular needles, and long circular needles using the magic loop. Even if you already know how to use two of these, you will find the third to be very useful to you as you develop your knitting repertoire. (Needles will be available for borrowing if you want to wait to discover which ones work best for you before making a purchase.) 

Note: Some classes (including our beginning-to-end sock class, coming in March) require these skills as a prerequisite.

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Next Steps for Beginner Knitters

Sunday, February 9, 3:15 to 5 p.m.

$25

If you've taken our free learn-to-knit class (or have learned elsewhere) and are ready for the next step, join this beginner-level class to learn the purl stitch as well as some knitting theory and methods for correcting mistakes, an essential skill for all knitters!

You will learn:

  • How to purl
  • How to distinguish knit stitches from purl stitches
  • How to back-stitch to undo mistakes
  • How to correct some common knitting mistakes 
  • Some popular stitch combinations

What you need:

  • Knitting needles
  • Worsted-weight yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Locking stitch marker or safety pin
  • Patience

Instructor: Cathy

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Magic Loop Two-at-a-Time Socks

Saturdays, February 22 & March 7, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$35

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 session, you will learn how to turn a heel using the Fish Lips Kiss heel turn. This class is appropriate for advanced beginners to intermediate knitters.

(Note that the pictured socks are fancier than done in class, but this is the FLK heel!)

Instructor: Krista

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Beginner Bicolour Brioche

Saturday, February 22, 2 to 4 p.m.

$25

This intermediate-level workshop will walk you through how to do the brioche knit stitch and brioche purl stitch and, just in case of an error, how to tink back brioche knitting.

You will need at least two colours of DK-weight yarn and 4 mm 24" circular needles. The pattern is included in the workshop price.

Instructor: Mav

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Tapestry Crochet

February 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

$25

Learn the tapestry crochet technique by making a simple, small bowl in this workshop.

This technique uses more than one colour of yarn in single crochet stitches done firmly around a core. It has also been called “jacquard" or “mosaic" crochet and can be used to create sculptural pieces or flat fabric that could resemble a woven tapestry.

Participants need to know how to chain and work single crochet stitches and increase crochet stitches.

Instructor: Mara

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Shift Cowl

March 8 & 29, noon to 1:30

$35

Andrea Mowry's "Shift" designs took the knitting world by storm last year, just as her "Fade" designs did a couple of years ago. If you want to jump on the mosaic-knitting bandwagon, this is a great project to start with. Participants must be comfortable with knit and purl stitches. 

Knitted using three colour-changing yarns, this project is fun and engaging. In this two-session advanced-beginner-level workshop you will learn:

  • the mosaic knitting technique
  • four types of increases
  • some pattern-reading skills
  • the mattress stitch 

As always, yarn purchased for this class will be discounted 15%.

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