Vertical Stranding (Finished)

  • Skill level: IntermediateTD_Vertical Stranding
  • Dates: Saturday, 18 Jun, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (1 sessions, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $41 + HST + materials

Have you ever felt vertically challenged? Let’s meet the challenge together and find an easy way up. Instructor Trish Denhoed learned the technique directly from Lorilee Beltman, the designer who developed this easy way to carry yarn when making vertical lines in coloured knitting. No more bobbins or tangled yarn!  We will start knitting a sock in class.

Continental Knitting 2 (Finished)

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Date: Saturday,  12 Nov, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (1 session, 2 hours)
  • Instructor: Cristina Simionovici
  • Cost: $29 + HST

This is a ‘beyond the basics’ class for students with newly acquired continental knitting skills.  You will learn how to manage a variety of additional techniques with comfort and efficiency, including increasing, decreasing, and knitting in the round.

Colour Pooling Workshop (Finished)

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediatecolour_pooled_scarf4
Date: Saturday, 26 Mar, 2-5 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
Instructor: Mairi McKissock
Cost: $35 + HST + materials

For anyone interested in getting the most out of hand-dyed yarns, this workshop explains how to analyse and work with the colour repeat of a space dyed yarn. A simple pattern for a bias-knit, garter stitch scarf will be provided, and you will be able to begin a scarf project in class.

Finishing School (Finished)

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediateseam
  • Date: Saturday, 12 Dec, 1:00 – 4:00pm (1 session, 3 hours) OR
    Saturday, 6 Feb, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (1 session, 3 hours) OR
    Thursday, 10 Mar, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $35 + HST
 Here is your chance to go to Finishing School. Haven’t you always wanted to do that! Learn the techniques required for a professional finish to your garments and projects.  Most people hate finishing knitting projects. Instructor Trish Denhoed actually enjoys it!  So come learn a few easy steps to make your garments look more professional.

Crochet Entrelac (Finished)

  • SB_crochet_entrelacSkill level: Advanced Beginner
  • Dates: Saturdays, 12 – 19 Mar, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (2 sessions, 6 hours total)
  • Instructor: Sherri Bondy
  • Cost: $65 + HST + materials

Entrelac crochet is fun and easy! No need to turn your work, you always work on the same side, quickly building up your squares to make a thick and sturdy fabric.

Join us as we learn the basic technique and work together on a quick and easy project.

Brioche – Two-Colour (Finished)

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Date: Saturday, 30 Jan, 2:00 – 500 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Cristina Simionovici
  • Cost: $35 + HST

In this class the participants will learn to create a “two sided” fabric, using two different colour yarns and the brioche stitch.

The two-colour brioche stitch is knitted on circular or double pointed needles. All rows are worked twice, once in the leading colour yarn, and once in the contrasting colour yarn.

Twisted Stitch Cowl (Postponed)

  • Skill level: IntermediateEH_Lierne_Cowl
  • Dates: Saturdays, 20 Feb & 5 Mar, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (2 sessions, 4 hours total)
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Hilton
  • Cost: $45 + HST + materials

The Lierne Cowl is a lovely example of Twisted stitch knitting. This project includes many technical elements such as: provisional cast on, knitting in the round, picking up live stitches, changing gauge through the use of needle changes, simple lace stitches, using a cable needle and blocking. This class would be ideal for knitters already comfortable with knit and purl stitches to increase their knowledge of some of the finer elements to make a spectacular garment.

Crocheted Cowl (Finished)

  • SB_granny cowlSkill level: Adventurous Beginner
  • Dates: Saturdays, 19 Nov & 3 Dec, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (2 sessions, 4 hours total)
  • Instructor: Sherri Bondy
  • Cost: $53 + HST + Materials (Note: pattern is included in class price)
Cowls are fabulous projects for that last minute gift! This project is a twist on the traditional granny square – turning it on its side and into a fashion forward accessory.

All About Top Down Socks (Postponed)

Skill level: Beginner/IntermediateTop_Down_Socks1
Dates: Saturdays 26 Nov – 10 Dec, 2:00 – 4:30pm (3 sessions, 7.5 hours total)
Instructor: Mairi McKissock
Cost: $95 + HST + materials

This is a comprehensive class that teaches all you need to know to create socks of any size, using a classic, cuff-down sock structure.

Modular Diamond Vest (Finished)

  • Skill level: IntermediateEvent Image
  • Dates: Saturdays, 17 Sep, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, 24 Sep, 8 & 22 Oct, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (4 sessions, 9 hours total)
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Hilton
  • Cost: $113 + HST + materials

Using a modular technique, we will create a multicoloured vest incorporating 3 solid colours and 1 variegated yarn. Fingering/sock weight yarn results in an easy to wear and versatile garment. Personal colour choice will ultimately decide the flare of the finished vest. From dramatic to subtle, the choice is yours. Pattern is provided. 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.

Mosaic Cowl (Finished)

  • Skill level: Advanced beginnerEH_mosiac_cowl_II
  • Dates: Thursday, 20 Oct, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (1 session, 2 hours total)
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Hilton
  • Cost: $29 + HST + materials

 

Mosaic Knitting is a term coined by Barbara Walker to describe slip stitch knitting using 2 colours. This simple, yet effective technique can be used to create stunning designs without having to work with more than 1 yarn at a time. This class will focus on how to read Mosaic patterns and how to use the technique. We will work on a series of patterns to make a”Sampler” that can be joined and made into a cowl, or continued into a scarf

Oddball Design (Postponed)

  • MP_Odd-Ball-designSkill level: Easy
  • Date: Saturday, 4 Jun, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Michelle Porter
  • Cost: $41 + HST

This is the ultimate class for stash-busting creativity!   Enjoy creative experimentation with a variety of yarn textures and colours, combining them to create a new fabric.  Explore random stripes, doubling up yarns (and sometimes a bit of planning) with all your odd balls and leftovers.

We will swatch to get ideas and then discuss some easy garment construction to utilizing these techniques.

How to Read Charted Crochet Patterns (Finished)

  • Event ImageSkill level: Intermediate
  • Dates: Saturday, 26 Mar, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Sherri Bondy
  • Cost: $35 + HST + materials

Have you always wanted to learn how to do charted patterns but couldn’t figure out what all the squiggles on the page meant?

Come join us as we demystify the squiggles, work through a sample chart, and give you the skills you need to read charted patterns written in any language

Entrelac Workshop (Postponed)

Skill level: IntermediateEvent Image
Date: Saturday  27 Feb, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
Instructor: Mairi McKissock
Cost: $35 + HST + materials
Entrelac knitting is a simple but rewarding knitting technique that you can use to create a seamless piece of knitting with the look of interwoven squares. In one session, you will learn the basics of entrelac technique, and will receive simple patterns for scarves in basic shapes.   For those who would like to practice their new skills right away, you’ll receive help after class with choosing appropriate project materials,and getting started with your first project, with follow-up assistance at the store as needed in following weeks.

Introduction to Machine Knitting (Finished)

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Dates: Saturday, 13 Feb, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Cristina Simionovici
  • Cost: $35 + HST + materials

Did you ever think about trying machine knitting? This is an opportunity to understand how the hobby knitting machines work, what you need to know about them, and even try to knit a few rows on a machine.

Confident Pattern Reading (Finished)

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate.
Date: Thursday 21 Jan, 2 – 5 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
Instructor: Trish Denhoed
Cost: $35 + HST

When you read a pattern, does it seem like you are reading another language? tbl, psso, k2tog, decrease evenly across the row while maintaining the pattern…….   Let’s explore it together and get bilingual.

Twined Mittens (Finished)

  • Skill level: Intermediate/AdvancedTvaandsstickning_mittens
  • Dates: Saturdays, 9 -30 Jan, 10:30am-12:30pm (4 sessions, 8 hours total)
  • Instructor: Mairi McKissock
  • Cost: $85 + HST + materials

Tvåändsstickning, also known as two-end knitting, or twined knitting, is a Swedish folk knitting technique that uses two ends of a single ball of yarn, twisting each strand around the other after every stitch. It makes a particularly dense, almost windproof, fabric, that is ideal for mittens, hats, socks, and outerwear.  Highly decorative tvåändsstickning work features distinctive textured patterns made by bringing one strand to the front of the work for a variety of special stitches, and coloured patterns that can be worked by twining two different colours of yarn, by carrying a third strand of yarn for colour stitches, or by working a form of intarsia for small motifs.

This classes teaches all of the essential tvåändsstickning techniques, and all you need to know to knit a pair of well-shaped, well-fitting mittens.

First socks, top down (Finished)

Skill level: Beginner/IntermediateTop_Down_Socks1
Dates: Saturdays 21 Nov – 5 Dec, 10:30 am – 1:00pm (3 sessions, 7.5 hours total)
Instructor: Mairi McKissock
Cost: $80 + HST + materials

For first-time sock knitters, this is a basic class that teaches all you need to know to create socks of any size, using a classic, cuff-down sock structure.

Colour Theory (Finished)

  • Colour_wheelSkill level: All welcome
  • Date: Saturday,  7 Nov, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm (1 session, 2.5 hours)
  • Instructor: Mairi McKissock
  • Cost: $30 + HST

Are you hesitant to choose colours for a new project?  Have you always wondered why some colours work well together and others just don’t?  Join us for a discussion on colour theory, with some practical exercises to illustrate the lesson in yarn and help you apply what you learn to your wardrobe and favourite crafts.

Twined Hat (Finished)

  • Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced twined_hat_2
  • Dates: Saturdays, 3 – 24 Oct, 10:30am – 12:30pm (4 sessions, 8 hours total)
  • Instructor: Mairi McKissock
  • Cost: $85 + HST + materials

Tvåändsstickning, also known as two-end knitting, or twined knitting, is a Swedish folk knitting technique that uses two ends of a single ball of yarn, twisting each strand around the other after every stitch. It makes a particularly dense, almost windproof, fabric, that is ideal for mittens, hats, socks, and outerwear.  Highly decorative tvåändsstickning work features distinctive textured patterns made by bringing one strand to the front of the work for a variety of special stitches, and coloured patterns that can be worked by twining two different colours of yarn, by carrying a third strand of yarn for colour stitches, or by working a form of intarsia for small motifs.

This classes teaches all of the essential tvåändsstickning techniques, and all you need to know to knit an exceptionally warm hat.