Wolseley WOol

Knitting, Crocheting and Weaving Classes

Call the store at (204) 772-5648 to register or come down and visit us at 889 Westminster Avenue. Classes must be paid in full to reserve your spot. Prices do not include taxes and do not include supplies unless noted. Classes are nonrefundable.

Knit Night – every Wednesday from 7-9pm, join us for an evening of knitting, crocheting or whatever your fibre fancy is.  Strengthen your skills, meet some great people, see what others are creating and share your ideas in a supportive, social atmosphere.  Sometimes we have themed evenings such as knit-alongs etc. and everyone is always welcome.  Feel free to bring snacks to share with others.  FREE!!

Knit Afternoon – every Thursday from 1-3pm, join us for an afternoon of knitting, crocheting or whatever your fibre fancy is.  Strengthen your skills, meet some great people, see what others are creating and share your ideas in a supportive, social atmosphere.  Everyone is always welcome.  Feel free to bring snacks to share with others.  FREE!!

Felters’ Night – last Thursday of the month from 6 – 8pm
If you love to felt ( Nuno felt, wet felt or needle felting) and would like to meet others who share your interests, join us for an evening of fun. This will be more of a social gathering with the opportunity to share your projects, ideas and wisdom. Everyone is welcome!  FREE!!

Drop-In for Help Class with Corie & Anna – every Wednesday from 4 – 5pm or 6-7pm and Thursday from 6-7pm, Corie or Anna are here to work with you on a project, answer questions or help you get through a difficult part of your pattern.  Please call ahead to register  Class fee: $10 payable directly to the teacher

Skill Levels
Novice
– no previous experience necessary
Beginner – basic knitting and purling skills/basic crochet skills
Intermediate – basic knitting and purling skills and knitting in the round

Next Stitch Daytime with Corie

Mondays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – January 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 2 – February 4, 11, 25, March 4
Session 3 – March 11, 18, 25, April 1

Already comfortable knitting and purling? Want to take that ‘next step’ but any projects outside the realm of scarves and dishcloths seem too daunting? This class will help you work through an intermediate project of your choosing – it could be mittens, socks, shawls or a sweater, whatever project you’ve been hoping to tackle next!! This class is also great if you are on the waiting list for a particular class but can’t wait for the next one.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Students may bring yarn, needles and a pattern for their projects to the class, or the instructor will help them pick out supplies at the first class

Cables Made Easy with Apple Cider Mitts with Donna

Mondays from 7-9pm
January 7, 14, 21

Let’s face it, cables can be a little intimidating.  Mona test knit this pattern in November and realized it would be a perfect learn to cable class.  Using the Apple Cider Mitts pattern by Ash Dunham you will learn to make mitts with a beautiful cable from either written instructions and/or a chart.  With a few adjustments Donna will also show you how to change these fingerless mitts into full mitts for our winter weather, the choice is yours.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $40
Supplies: 100g Worsted weight yarn (we did our sample in 2 balls of Woolstok), the pattern which will be available on Ravelry Dec 17, cable needle and a set of 4mm and 4.5mm double pointed needles.


Introduction to Making Socks with Jen W.

Mondays from 7-9pm
January 7, 14, 21, 28

Hand-knit socks are one of a knitter’s greatest treasures.  There is so much fun sock yarn to choose from, you’ll never be able to only make one pair.  Students will learn the basics of top down sock construction, reading a pattern and finishing with Kitchener stitch.

Skill level: Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: 100g of sock weight yarn and double point needles 2.25 – 2.75mm

Next Stitch Daytime with Sigrid

Tuesdays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – Januray 8, 15, 22, 29
Session 2 – February 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 3 – March 5, 12, 19, 26

Already comfortable knitting and purling? Want to take that ‘next step’ but any projects outside the realm of scarves and dishcloths seem too daunting? This class will help you work through an intermediate project of your choosing – it could be mittens, socks, shawls or a sweater, whatever project you’ve been hoping to tackle next!! This class is also great if you are on the waiting list for a particular class but can’t wait for the next one.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Students may bring yarn, needles and a pattern for their projects to the class, or the instructor will help them pick out supplies at the first class

Portuguese Knitting and Colourwork Project with Coryna

Tuesdays from 1-3pm
January 8, 15, 22, 29

Want to fall in love with purling? Have limited dexterity?  Want to add a fantastic technique to your knitting repertoire? Portuguese knitting may be just the ticket.  Discover how a simple flick of the thumb and the use of a knitting pin can enhance your knitting experience.  This skill is ideal for those with wrist or hand problems. Portuguese style is also a great option for any knitter when fatigue sets in during epic projects. Did you know that the Purl is the primary stitch used in Portuguese knitting? You may want to work all your garter stitch projects in the Portuguese style after this class! Colourwork is smooth and stretchy with the pp (Portuguese Purl).  We’ll practice our technique as we swatch for our stranded colourwork project. Supply list is applicable to either project.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50 plus 2 Portuguese knitting pins
Supplies: Two different colours of plied worsted weight yarn such as Cascade 220.  Yarns with high colour contrast is recommended.  4mm – 16” circular and 3.5mm dpn needles or 40” in same sizes for magic loop, stitch markers, 2 Portuguese knitting pins.  Pattern will be supplied at no additional cost by the instructor.

Next Stitch with Hilori

Tuesdays from 7-9 pm
Session 1 – January 8, 15, 22, 29
Session 2 – February 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 3 – March 5, 12, 19, 26

Already comfortable knitting and purling? Want to take that ‘next step’ but any projects outside the realm of scarves and dishcloths seem too daunting? This class will help you work through an intermediate project of your choosing – it could be mittens, socks, shawls or a sweater, whatever project you’ve been hoping to tackle next!! This class is also great if you are on the waiting list for a particular class but can’t wait for the next one.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Students may bring yarn, needles and a pattern for their projects to the class, or the instructor will help them pick out supplies at the first class

Continental Knitting (Cowl & Hat) with Coryna

Tuesdays from 7-9pm
January 8, 15, 22, 29

Feeling the need for speed? Too many projects, not enough time? Perhaps it’s time to go Continental! Is it really that fast? Is it really that ergonomic? Yes, and yes. In this class you’ll learn the most efficient method of Continental Knitting. Hailing from southern Germany, this unique style of Continental knitting (they’re not all the same) features purl stitches worked with minimum effort which your joints will love. Both hands work equally with the tension held in the left hand. Perfect for southpaws, the ambidextrous among us, and the right-hand dominants get a break. Smooth transitions from knits to purls will have you knitting for long stretches with ease. Continental, Baby, yeah! We’ll establish the basics: knits, purls, yo’s, increases and decreases, while we swatch for our project, the Kallisto Cowl. If time allows, we will review the bonus hat pattern.

Skill level: Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Cascade 220 or similar plied worsted weight yarn. 3 skeins (300g/600m) for the set: 2 skeins (350-400m) for the Cowl, 1 skein (180-200m) for the hat.
For the Cowl: 4.5mm circular needle, 80cm long, stitch marker.
For the  Hat: 3.5mm and 4.5mm  dpns (sets of 5, 20 cm long) or 80-100cm circulars for working magic loop, stitch markers, Pom-pom (optional).
Pattern will be supplied at no additional cost by the instructor.

Introduction to Crochet with Audrey

Tuesdays from 7-9pm
Session 1 – Jan 8, 15, 22
Session 2 – February 12, 19, 26
Session 3 – March 19, 26, April 2

Always wanted to learn to crochet? This introductory class will cover the basic crochet stitches and techniques, such as chain stitch, slip stitch as well as single, half-double and double crochet stitches. You’ll also learn how to read charts, increase, decrease and change colours – plus a whole lot more!  Audrey will also help you choose and start your first project!

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $40
Supplies: A ball of Estelle Sudz dishcloth cotton and a 5mm crochet hook.

Natural Dyeing  – Natural Sock Yarn with Ash

Session 1 – Tuesday, January 8 from 6 – 9pm
Session 2 – Saturday, January 19 from 11am – 2pm
Session 3 – Saturday, March 16 from 11am – 2pm

Learn how to naturally dye yarn with sunflower knit’s ash alberg! Using dye plants and all-natural fingering weight Canadian wool, we’ll spend class learning everything from how to not shock your fibres to how to forage ethically and responsibly. Students will be able to choose how many skeins they wish to dye, and will choose between multiple dye pots.  Leave with enough naturally dyed yarn to make a project for yourself or a loved one!

Skill level:  Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $40 plus $15 per skein of yarn you’d like to dye.
Supplies:  Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

Learn to Knit Daytime with Sigrid

Wednesdays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – January 9, 16, 23, 30
Session 2 – February 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 3 – march 6, 13, 20, 27

This class is for students who have never picked up knitting needles. This beginner class will cover the essentials of knitting including understanding the technical aspects of knit fabric, various yarns and fibres, tools of the trade, how to read a pattern, and more. What you will learn: casting on, knits, purls, increasing, decreasing, casting off, blocking. After practicing the basics, we’ll cast on a project!

Skill level: Novice Knitter (no experience)
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Cascade 220 or similar plied worsted/aran weight yarn: 100g or about 180-200m, 4.0mm or 4.5mm needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle

Colourwork Mittens with Corie

Wednesdays from 7-9pm
January 9, 16, 23, 30

The Selbu Mitt by Skeindeer Knits is the perfect pattern for an introduction to colourwork.  Both row by row instructions and charts are offered, helping you to understand the construction of the mitten easily.  With Corie’s expertise, you will be knitting with 2 colours in no time at all.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: 2 different colours of DK weight yarn (Estelle Alpaca Merino Dk is a great option), 3.5mm and 4mm DPNs or large circular for magic loop.  Darning needle, scrap yarn or small stitch holder.

Mosaic Knitting Cowl with Sigrid

Thursdays from 1-3pm
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31

Want to knit a lovely accessory and learn a new colourwork technique at the same time? Come and learn how to do mosaic knitting with Andrea Mowry’s new pattern The Shift cowl! A fun and engaging knit, with shifting colours, that looks like an asymmetrical shawl, but wears like a cowl.  In this class you will learn how to do mosaic knitting, an i-cord edge, bias shaping, mattress stitch, increasing, decreasing, and slipping stitches.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class Fee:  $50
Supplies: Please bring a copy of the pattern The Shift by Andrea Mowry (available for purchase on Ravelry or at the shop), 3 different colours of sport weight wool 200 yards each (sample knit with Manos Alegria and US 6/4mm needle to achieve gauge of 25sts in 4”). Any variegated yarns that will allow you to achieve the desired gauge of 25sts in 4” with a US 5/3.75mm(or needle size needed to achieve gauge – I used US 6/4mm) will work well for this pattern. A 24” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge is preferable, however because this pattern is knit flat and seamed later, a longer cord would also work. Also needed: a pair of scissors, a tapestry needle, and if you prefer a row counter.

Learn to Knit with Coryna 

Thursdays from 7-9pm
Session 1 – January 10, 17, 24, 31
Session 2 – February 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 3 – March 7, 14, 21, 28

This class is for students who have never picked up knitting needles. Students will be taught in the continental style of knitting. This is a fast, efficient, and ergonomically friendly way to knit. This beginner class will cover the essentials of knitting including understanding the technical aspects of knit fabric, various yarns and fibres, tools of the trade, how to read a pattern, and more. What you will learn: casting on, knits, purls, increasing, decreasing, casting off, blocking. After practicing the basics, we’ll cast on a project!

Skill level: Novice Knitter (no experience)
Class fee:  $50
Supplies:  Cascade 220 or similar plied worsted/aran weight yarn: 100g or about 180-200m, 4.0mm or 4.5mm circular needle, 80 cm long, stitch markers, tapestry needle
Pattern to be provided by the instructor at no additional cost.

Next Stitch with Anna

Thursdays from 7-9 pm
Session 1 – January 10, 17, 24, 31
Session 2 – February 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 3 – March 7, 14, 21, 28

Already comfortable knitting and purling? Want to take that ‘next step’ but any projects outside the realm of scarves and dishcloths seem too daunting? This class will help you work through an intermediate project of your choosing – it could be mittens, socks, shawls or a sweater, whatever project you’ve been hoping to tackle next!! This class is also great if you are on the waiting list for a particular class but can’t wait for the next one.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Students may bring yarn, needles and a pattern for their projects to the class, or the instructor will help them pick out supplies at the first class

All About Crochet with Hilori

Thursdays from 7-9 pm
Session 1 – January 10, 17, 24, 31
Session 2 – February 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 3 – March 7, 14, 21, 28

OK, so you’ve probably crocheted a dishcloth, or maybe a dozen and you may have even crocheted a hat.  But now you’re ready to try something new.  If you know the basics of crochet but would like some help with skill building, reading a pattern or a specific project, this is the class for you.  This class will help you build on your crochet experience and meet challenges that you may want some extra support with.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Crocheter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Students may bring yarn, needles and a pattern for their projects to the class or the instructor will help them pick out supplies at the first class.

Next Stitch Daytime with Sigrid

Fridays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – January 11, 18, 25, February 1
Session 2 – February 8, 15, 22, March 1
Session 3 – March 8, 15, 22, 29

Already comfortable knitting and purling? Want to take that ‘next step’ but any projects outside the realm of scarves and dishcloths seem too daunting? This class will help you work through an intermediate project of your choosing – it could be mittens, socks, shawls or a sweater, whatever project you’ve been hoping to tackle next!! This class is also great if you are on the waiting list for a particular class but can’t wait for the next one.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Students may bring yarn, needles and a pattern for their projects to the class, or the instructor will help them pick out supplies at the first class

Ecoprint Bento Bag with Ash

Saturday, January 12 from 1 – 4pm

Looking for a beautiful project bag to store your latest wip? Join ash of sunflower knit and learn how to make beautiful patterns using natural materials. Students will dye pre-cut cotton fabric using a mixture of petals, leaves, bark, and other natural materials, and leave with instructions for how to easily sew the fabric together into a Japanese knot-style bag.

Skill level:  Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $40 plus $5 per bag you’d like to ecoprint
Supplies:  Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

Natural Dyeing  – Worsted Sweater Quantities with Ash

**Maximum 4 people for this class due to dye pots and burners.  Minimum 5 skeins per student.

Session 1 – Tuesday, January 15 from 6 – 9pm
Session 2 – Sunday, January 20 from 12:30 – 3:30pm
Session 3 – Thursday, March 21 from 6 – 9pm

Learn how to naturally dye yarn with sunflower knit’s ash alberg! Using dye plants and worsted weight Canadian wool, we’ll spend class learning everything from how to not shock your fibres to how to forage ethically and responsibly. Students will be able to choose how many skeins they wish to dye, and will choose between multiple dye pots.  Leave with enough naturally dyed yarn to make a sweater for yourself or a loved one!

Skill level:  Novice (no experience)

Class fee: $40 plus $13.50 per skein of yarn you’d like to dye (10% discount from usual yarn cost due to sweater quantities.  Minimum 5 skeins per student.
Supplies:  Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

Mixing It Up: Sock Toe and Heel Variations Workshop with Jen P

Saturday January 19 from Noon – 3pm

Most sock-knitters have a favourite sock pattern, but are you looking to mix things up a little? There are as many ways to make a sock as there are knitters, so come and try out some different toes and heels to keep things spicy!

Skill level: Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $25
Supplies:  Sock yarn and needles appropriate for the weight of your yarn – DPNs or 40” circular

Nuno Felting Mittens with Wendy

Saturday, January 26 from Noon – 4pm

Hands up if you’d like to be warm this winter! Join Wendy for this class using the basic wet felting technique and merino wool fibre to make these cozy mittens. We will go through the process step by step. Choose to decorate your mitts with curly wool locks, multi-coloured fibre or leave them plain to create a one of a kind accessory.   Please note: this class is held in the basement so you must be able to navigate stairs. The felting process is a workout as the fibres must be rolled and agitated in order to felt.

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $35 plus merino fibre
Supplies: Wear comfy clothing and and shoes ad bring a snack.  bring 2 old bath towels plus a 100g bag of Merino fibre available at the shop. Wool locks can be ordered by students from Divinity Fibre ahead of the class though Etsy if desired.  Small amounts of multi coloured merino fibre for decoration will be supplied by the instructor

Fixing Common Mistakes with Anna

Saturday from Noon – 3pm
Session 1 – January 26
Session 2 – February 23
Session 3 – March 23

We all make mistakes, but learning to fix them quickly and correctly will liberate your knitting.  In this workshop we will learn how to recognize, pick up and fix dropped stitches. Learn how to recognize and fix twisted stitches, change knits to purls and purls to knits and how to safely frog stitches and pick them back up!   We will also go over common mistakes in circular knitting, colourwork knitting and cables and how to avoid them. There will be time at the end of class for trouble-shooting, please bring your mistakes.

Skill level:  Beginner to Intermediate Knitter
Class fee:  $25
Supplies:  Please bring a swatch of at least 6 inches square of worsted weight, light coloured yarn.  5mm knitting needles (straight or circular), Darning needle, small crochet hook and one smaller knitting needle 4mm or smaller

 

Let’s Knit Your First Sweater (or 2nd or 3rd…) with Donna

Mondays from 7-9pm
January 28, February 4, 11, 25 and Mar 4

We love the Tin Can Knits Simple Collection for all of our firsts and the Harvest Cardigan is no exception.  There is a full range of sizes from baby to adult 4X.  The styling is simple and top-down so there is very little sewing when you’re done. It’s a perfect pattern written for knitters ready for their next challenge.

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $60
Supplies: Enough aran or worsted weight yarn for the size your choose to knit (we can help with that), 4mm and 5mm circular needles and pattern which is available for free on Ravelry.

Crocheted Slouchy Two Colour Hat with Audrey

Tuesdays from 7-9pm
January 29 and February 5

You’ve learned to crochet and are ready for a little challenge.  Audrey will show you how to make a quick slouchy hat using two different colours of yarn.  The Snowfall Slouchy Hat by Bethany Dearden is super cute and is great for practicing those new stitches and learning to crochet with two colours.

Skill level: Beginner Crocheter
Class fee: $30
Supplies: 2 different colours of worsted weight yarn such as Cascade SW Merino or Ultra Wool.  5.5 mm crochet hook. A copy of the Snowfall Slouchy Hat available for purchase on Ravelry.

Two-Day Introduction to Weaving with Francine

Saturdays, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
February 2 and 9

In this two-day workshop students will learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom.  Each student will make their own scarf and is able to take their loom home in between to work on their project.  In the second class the project will be completed and removed from the loom and options for finishing are shown.

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $50 plus $100 deposit for students to take loom home in between classes
Supplies: A loom will be provided for class use. Students need 100 – 200 g of worsted weight plied yarn.  Please come to class with your yarn wound and ready to go. This class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate the stairs easily.

 

Dreambird Shawl with Deb

Sundays from 1-3:30pm
February 3, 10, 17, 24

Dreambird looks lovely as well as complicated, but in truth, it is just using funky short rows to create an elegant shawl that you customized. Pick a yarn colour combination that reflects your personality. We will spend 4 Saturdays working on your project, learning to do German short rows taking the time to lay the foundation for you to soar. We will offer two variations, one as written using almost all garter stitch and a second one with stocking stitch as the background with garter stitches showcasing the feathers.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $60
Supplies:  3mm – 40 inch circular knitting needle, 650-800m fingering weight yarn in a solid or slightly variegated main colour (about 150-200 g), 400m complimentary or contrast yarn in fingering weight (about 100g, a longer colour way variegated looks terrific),  30 small stitch markers -in 2 different colours, whatever tool you use to mark your rows on a written pattern, a copy of the pattern Dreambird by Nadita Swings which is available for purchase on Ravelry.  Here is a Ravelry link that may inspire your colour selections https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dreambird-kal/people

Stranded Colourwork Mittens with Jen W.

Mondays from 7-9pm
February 4, 11, 25, March 4

Spectrum is a great basic stranded mitten pattern with short colour repeats to create a fun and warm mitten. Knit from the bottom up in the round, these mittens have a corrugated rib cuff, a thumb constructed in a way that both mittens are knit the same, and are grafted together at the top.  The pattern includes two sizes, achieved by using different needle sizes, and two different charts, one for knitting with many colours to create a multicoloured effect and one using a colour changing yarn against a solid colour that does all the work for you with minimal ends to weave in.

Skill level:  Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies:  A copy of the Spectrum Mitten pattern by Odessa Reichel, available from Ravelry, double pointed needles size 4mm or 4.5 depending on size you are knitting, skein of solid coloured worsted and a multi-coloured (Uneek worsted) yarn.  You could also use smaller skeins of worsted for the coloured part.

Opportunity Three (3 Brioche Cowls) with Coryna 

Tuesdays from 1-3pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26

This class features a collection of three cowls worked in two colour brioche stitch in the round. We’ll start with the aptly named ‘Straightforward’ cowl, graduate to ‘Tilted’ which features increases and decreases, and then if time allows, we’ll progress to the ‘Crossed’ pattern which has cables!  Students should be comfortable working in the round on either dpns or using the Magic Loop.

Each cowl uses about 50g/100 metres each of two colours of yarn: a solid and a variegated with high contrast is recommended. These designs are also good for leftovers.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies:  Cascade 220 or similar plied worsted weight yarn with approx. 180-200m/100g.  Each cowl requires 50gm/100 metres each of two colours of yarn.
To make all 3 cowls you will need 150g/300 metres each of two colours of yarn.
Choose either two solids or one solid colour and one variegated. Look for high contrast.
Circular needle, 40cm long in size 4.5 mm or a set of 5 dpns, 20cm long, size 4.5mm (stoppers are useful for this option). Stitch marker(s).  The Opportunity Three pattern by Kate Atherley, available on Ravelry or through the shop.

Portuguese Knitting and Colourwork Project with Coryna

Tuesdays from 7-9pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26

Want to fall in love with purling? Have limited dexterity?  Want to add a fantastic technique to your knitting repertoire? Portuguese knitting may be just the ticket.  Discover how a simple flick of the thumb and the use of a knitting pin can enhance your knitting experience.  This skill is ideal for those with wrist or hand problems. Portuguese style is also a great option for any knitter when fatigue sets in during epic projects. Did you know that the Purl is the primary stitch used in Portuguese knitting? You may want to work all your garter stitch projects in the Portuguese style after this class! Colourwork is smooth and stretchy with the pp (Portuguese Purl).  We’ll practice our technique as we swatch for our stranded colourwork project. Supply list is applicable to either project.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: Two different colours of plied worsted weight yarn such as Cascade 220.  Yarns with high colour contrast is recommended.  4mm – 16” circular and 3.5mm dpn needles or 40” in same sizes for magic loop, stitch markers, 2 Portuguese knitting pins may be purchased from the shop.  Pattern will be supplied at no additional cost by the instructor.

 

Shawl Design 101 with Ash

Tuesdays from 6 – 9pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26

Find your inner knitwear designer in a supportive learning atmosphere. In this 12-hour design course with ash of sunflower knit, you will learn basic shapes and construction, design math, why gauge swatches are important even for accessories, and where to find inspiration and how to store it for dry spells. Students are expected to be comfortable with knitting basics. We will not be going over how to do specific stitches, but rather how to combine stitches and do the math to create something new.

Skill level:  Intermediate Knitter
Class fee:  $140
Supplies: 100g fingering weight yarn, 3.75mm (US 5) 60cm (32”) circular needles, notebook, pen/pencil, and calculator.

 

Thrummed Mittens with Corie

Wednesdays from 7-9 pm
February 6, 13, 20

Mittens are such an important skill for knitters to learn.  In this class you will learn about the basics of mitten knitting as well as the art of adding soft roving pieces to those mittens for added warmth and beauty. These super squishy mittens are perfect for our Winnipeg winters and make really great gifts, too!!

Skill level: Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $40
Supplies: 50 – 100 g roving, 200 m worsted weight yarn, and 3.75 and 4.5mm DPNs or circular needles for magic loop. A pattern will be supplied by the instructor

Introduction to Colourwork with Sigrid!

Thursdays 1-3pm
February 7, 14, 21, 28

Always wanted to try colourwork, or Fair Isle knitting? Come out and join us knitting the Baa-ble hat designed by Donna Smith, a quick knit that makes a great introduction to this stranded colourwork/Fair Isle technique. This super sweet hat is knit in an aran weight at a dense gauge for a warm and cozy winter hat.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee:  $50
Supplies: 4 different colours of worsted or aran weight yarn – 330-400yds total, US6/4mm and US 7/4.5mm 16” circular needles (or larger needle size needed to get gauge of 23sts in 4”, and one needle size down for brim). A copy of the Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith available for purchase on Ravelry or at the shop.  Stitch markers, scissors, a tapestry needle, and a row counter if preferred.

 

Sock Design 101 with Ash

Thursdays from 6 – 9pm
February 7, 14, 21, 28

Find your inner knitwear designer in a supportive learning atmosphere. In this 12-hour design course with ash of sunflower knit, you will learn basic shapes and construction, design math, why gauge swatches are important even for accessories, and where to find inspiration and how to store it for dry spells. Students are expected to be comfortable with knitting basics. We will not be going over how to do specific stitches, but rather how to combine stitches and do the math to create something new.

Skill level:  Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $140
Supplies: 100g sock yarn, 2.25mm (US 1) sock needles, notebook, pen/pencil, and calculator.

To Start and To End: Cast-ons and Bind-offs with Jen P

Saturday, February 16 from Noon – 3pm

Every project has a start, and (hopefully!) an end. In this class we will demonstrate several different techniques for casting on and binding off, and discuss their pros and cons.

Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $25
Supplies:  Worsted weight yarn, 4 – 5mm needles.

Introduction to Nuno Felting with Wendy 

Saturday, February 23 from Noon – 4 pm

Learn the basics of Nuno felting to create a beautiful, unique scarf. Together, we’ll follow the process involved in Nuno felting step by step. This technique incorporates merino and silk fibres with a layer of lightweight silk chiffon, resulting in a luxurious accessory that you’ll love to wear! Please note, this class is a bit of a workout—the fabric needs to be agitated in order for it to felt and this class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate stairs easily.

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee:  $35 plus kit
Supplies: Two old bath towels, comfortable clothes and shoes, and a scarf kit ($22), which is available from Wolseley Wool.  Purchase your kit as soon as possible for the best selection

 

Colourwork Sweater with Corie

Wednesdays from 7-9 pm
February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27

Using the Throwback Sweater by Andrea Mowry you will learn how to knit colourwork by stranding the yarn.  Stranded knitting creates a tidy wrong side to your work and keeps stitches from buckling in the front.  Students will also learn basic tips and tricks for creating a successful sweater project, such as fitting and finishing techniques.  Please purchase yarn and swatch for ideal needle sizes before the first class.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $60
Supplies: The Throwback Sweater pattern by Andrea Mowry available for purchase on Ravelry or at the shop, enough yarn in worsted weight for the size that you are making, 4.5mm and 5mm 32” or 40” circular needles and same sizes in preferred needles for smaller circumferences.  Stitch markers, waste yarn and or stitch holders, darning needles.

Socks Just So:  Make ‘Em Fit with Jen P

Wednesdays from 7-9pm
February 27, March 6, 13, 20

Socks are so much fun to make, and the yarn choices are endless, but sometimes the pattern or the yarn doesn’t quite fit the feet you’re making them for.  Come play with sock math (it’s way more fun than it sounds) and figure out how to make just-right socks for any pair of feet!!

Skill level:  Beginner
Class Fee:  $50
Supplies:  1 skein of sock yarn (fingering weight), needles for your yarn gauge in DPN or circular, tape measure or ruler, notebook and pen.

Next Step – Waffle Weaving with Francine

Saturdays, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
March 2 and 9

Come join us for the next step in weaving and learn the waffle weave technique.  This is the 3 shaft weave using a rigid heddle with a pick up stick.  Francine will provide pick up sticks or you can purchase them at the shop.

Skill level: Students need to have taken Intro Weaving with Francine or have basic weaving experience.
Class fee: $50 plus $100 deposit for students to take loom home in between classes
Supplies: A loom will be provided for class use. You may also bring your own loom. 2 colours – 50 – 100g balls of DK or worsted weight yarn such as Woolstok.  Please come to class with your yarn wound and ready to go. This class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate the stairs easily.

 

Eco-Printing Scarves and Napkins with Ash

Monday, March 4 from 6 – 9pm

Interested in learning about eco-printing? Join ash of sunflower knit and learn how to make beautiful patterns using natural materials. Students will dye silk scarves and/or cotton napkins using a mixture of petals, leaves, bark, and other natural materials.

Skill level:  Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $40 plus $15 per silk scarf or set of 4 cotton napkins you’d like to eco-print
Supplies:  Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

Toe-up, Two-At-A-Time Socks with Coryna

Tuesdays from 1-3pm
March 5, 12, 19, 26

Struggling with SSS (single sock syndrome)? Are you avoiding Two at a Time socks since you prefer the fit of a proper sock with a heel flap and gusset? This class can help! We’ll make a pair of well fitted socks featuring a proper gusset, turned heel, and reinforced heel flap. Socks are worked from the toe up using the following techniques: an improved version of Judy’s Magic Cast-on, the Magic Loop, German Short Rows, a stretchy bind off, and more. Options for customizing your socks will be discussed.

Skill level:  Intermediate
Class Fee:  $50
Supplies:  100g of fingering weight sock yarn, divided equally.  2.0-2.5 mm circular needle (80-100cm) for the or Magic Loop (Addi Sock Rockets are preferred), locking stitch markers, and a copy of the pattern  2 @ Time Toe up Socks on Magic Loop for Beginners available for purchase on Ravelry or through the store.

Please come to the first class with your yarn wound into two centre pull balls, 50g each.

 

Beginner Brioche Hat with Coryna

Tuesdays from 7-9pm
March 5, 12, 19, 26

Brioche is such a fun stitch to learn and we found the perfect pattern to help you.  Harlow by Andrea Mowry will quickly become everyone’s favourite go-to hat.  Create a subtle look with two neutral tones, or add some whimsy and make yours with a multi coloured and a solid yarn.  The possibilities are endless.

Skill level:  Intermediate
Class fee:  $50
Supplies:  2.75mm 16” circular needle, 3.25mm 16” circular needle, 3.25mm double point or magic loop circular needle for decreasing, stitch marker, tapestry needle, 2 colours of fingering weight yarn and a copy of the Harlow pattern by Andrea Mowry available for purchase from the shop or directly on Ravelry.

Easy Crocheted Shawl with Audrey

Tuesdays from 7-9pm
March 5 and 12

If you’ve learned a few crochet stitches and are ready for something a little more challenging this might be the class for you.  Using the Virus Shawl pattern by Julia Marquardt you can learn new stitches and make something you will wear forever.

Skill level:  Beginner Crocheter
Class fee:  $30
Supplies:  500 – 1000m of fingering weight yarn, a gradient would work beautifully in this shawl.  3.5mm crochet hook and the Virus shawl pattern which is available for free on Ravelry.

 

Double Knitting Isn’t Just A Yarn Weight with Sigrid

Thursdays from 1-3pm
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Double knitting also refers to literally knitting the inside and the outside of a project at the same time.  And seriously, we live in cold country and this is a necessary skill to have.  The other really cool thing about this technique is you can knit different patterns on the inside and outside. Sounds confusing, not at all.  Sigrid will help you understand exactly what to do.  Using the Scandinavian Double-Knit Hat pattern by Melissa Leapman, take the leap and never be cold again.

Skill level:  Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies:  Please bring a copy of the Scandinavian Double-Knit Hat pattern by Melissa Leapman available for free on Ravelry, 2 different colours of worsted/aran weight yarn, 3.75mm 16” needle, 3.75mm DPN, stitch markers, cable needle.

 

Fair Isle Hat with Jen W.

Mondays from 7-9pm
March 11, 18, 25 and April 1

Using the Clayoquot Hat pattern by Tin Can Knits you will learn the art of colourwork in Fair Isle knitting.  This modern Fair Isle hat is the perfect pattern to learn this skill.  Don’t be intimidated, a hat is a great way to learn a new skill and get a project finished in the class.

Skill level:  Intermediate Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies:  A copy of the Clayoquot Hat pattern by Tin Can Knits available for free on Ravelry.  Size 3.5mm and 4mm in both 16” circular and double pointed needles, stitch markers and dk weight wool in 3 different colours.

 

Skills, Skills and More Skills (the Golden Hour Shawl) with Donna

Mondays from 7-9pm
March 18, 25, April 1, 8

The gorgeous new Golden Hour Shawl pattern by Andrea Mowry is packed full of skill learning, new techniques, colour combinations and beautiful comfy style.  Donna will help students work through the mosaic knitting, bobbles, eyelets and picot bind-off as they create this perfect cozy shawl for the warmer spring weather.

Skill level:  Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies:  A copy of the Golden Hour Shawl pattern by Andrea Mowry available for purchase at Wolseley Wool or directly on Ravelry.  3 – 100g skeins of worsted weight yarn in different colours and a 5mm 32” circular needle.

 

Introduction to Nuno Felt Vessels with Wendy 

Saturday, March 23 from Noon – 4pm

Together, we will create beautifully translucent felt vessels by combining merino and silk fibres with a layer of lightweight chiffon. These delicate 3D vessels can be illuminated by using battery operated tea lights. Please choose the Vanilla merino/silk scarf kit, available from Wolseley Wool. The instructor will supply an assortment of coloured fibre for decoration.  This class is held in the basement so students must be able to navigate the stairs easily.

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $35 plus kit
Supplies: Vanilla merino/silk scarf kit ($22) available for purchase from Wolseley Wool, 2 old bath towels, comfortable clothes and shoes, drink and snack if desired.

Two-Day Introduction to Weaving with Francine

Saturdays, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
March 30 and April 6

In this two day workshop students will learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom.  Each student will make their own scarf and is able to take their loom home in between to work on their project.  In the second class the project will be completed and removed from the loom and options for finishing are shown.

Skill level: Novice (no experience)
Class fee: $50 plus $100 deposit for students to take loom home in between classes
Supplies: A loom will be provided for class use. Students need 100 – 200 g of worsted weight plied yarn.  Please come to class with your yarn wound and ready to go. This class is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate the stairs easily.

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