My Favourite Things (Finished)

  • Skill level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate
  • Date: Thursday,  23 April, 6:30-9:00pm (1 session, 2.5 hours)
  • Instructor: Mary Pat McDonald
  • Cost: $30 + HST

This is a technique class, comprising 40+ of Mary Pat’s favourite methods, short-cuts and ingenious approaches, distilled after years of knitting and much instruction from experts.  Taken as a whole, this class is a short-cut to serious knitting expertise.

Set-in sleeves, simplified

Skill level: Intermediate/ExperiencedSet-in Sleeves
Thursday, 19/Jun, 6:00pm – 8:30pm (1 session, 2.5 hours)
Michelle Porter
$30 + HST

Do you struggle with knitting patterns for sweaters and other garments designed with set-in sleeves?  You’re not alone.  Many of us have unfinished sweater projects in the backs of our closets; projects that ‘don’t seem to be working’, but we’re not sure why, or what we would need to do to fix them.  Perhaps the pattern is unclear, or poorly designed for different sizes, or we just need to make changes for our specific body measurements, and set-in sleeves can make it hard to understand how to read a pattern and modify it to fix specific problems.

Join experienced garment designer Michelle Porter for this workshop on set-in sleeves.  She will be teaching the design aspects involved in creating the sleeve cap and the armhole of a set-in sleeve sweater.  How the measurements and shaping of the pieces should correspond and come together to fit each other and the wearer exactly. This class is mostly theory, using measurements from our bodies and a tension gauge from a swatch.

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.

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.