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.
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).
Sept. 14 & 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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 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!)
Sept. 18, 2 to 4 p.m.
In this advanced-beginner to intermediate-level knitting class, you will learn the entrelac technique, which produces an interlocking diamond pattern resulting in a fabric that looks like woven knitted strips. Though not difficult to do, entrelac can be tricky to understand when reading a written pattern, making this a great skill to take on in a class environment. And if you want to improve your ability to pick up stitches, this workshop is the one! You will come away with a small dishcloth, but you will have the skills to make some beautiful garments, bags, or home décor items.
Sept. 21, 2 to 4 p.m.
Can’t find anyone else who wants a scarf? Ready to try reading a pattern to make something else? This beginner workshop is for you! We will cover the basic pattern components, what makes a good pattern, how to read the strange abbreviations, as well as ways of keeping track of where you are and what you need to do next.
Sept. 24, 12 to 3 p.m.; Oct. 1, 15, & 29, 1 to 3 p.m.
Using a modular technique, we will create a multicoloured vest incorporating three solid colours and one variegated yarn. Fingering/sock weight yarn results in an easy-to-wear and versatile garment. Personal colour choice will ultimately determine the flair of the finished vest. From dramatic to subtle, the choice is yours. The classes are scheduled to allow time for you to complete the vest and finish it in the final class. This class is suitable for anyone comfortable with garter stitch and decreases.
Sept. 26, 4 to 6 p.m.
If you’ve been knitting for a while, you may think you know all there is to know about casting on and casting off, but if you use only one or two methods consistently, you may be missing out on ones that could create better edges. In this advanced-beginner/intermediate level class, you’ll perfect several methods of casting on and casting off and learn when to use each.
Sept. 28, Oct. 19, 2 to 3 p.m.
This pattern by Lisa Hannes creates a striking asymmetrical triangular shawl in two colours using the mosaic technique with a mattress stitch. This easy fall shawl knits 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.
Oct. 26, 10:30 to 1:30
When you knit or crochet a one-of-a-kind garment, why put run-of-the-mill buttons on it? Learn how to create your own beautiful polymer clay buttons, customizing the shape, size, and colour (or colours!). By the end of this three-hour workshop, you will have a few buttons to put on your next homemade garment! Participants are encouraged to bring a garment (or two) they would like to create buttons for. All materials are included in the class fee.