Wolseley WOol

Knitting, Crocheting and Weaving Classes

 

 

Call (204) 772-5648 or stop by and visit us at 889 Westminster to register. All classes must be paid in full for spots to be held. Prices do not include applicable taxes. Classes do not include materials unless otherwise stated.

 

Drop-In for Help Class

Every Thursday from 6-7pm, Corie is 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

Beginner
No previous skills necessary, just bring yourself and your supplies ready to go!

Advanced Beginner Knitter
Knowledge of basic knitting skills, such as casting on and off and knit and purl stitches.

Advanced Beginner Crochet
Knowledge of basic crochet skills, such as the foundation chain and the single crochet stitch.

Intermediate Knitter
Knowledge of basic knitting skills as well as experience knitting in the round.

 

Classes

Next Stitch Daytime with Corie

Mondays from 1-3 pm

Session 1 – September 11, 18, 25 October 2

Session 2 – October 16, 23, 30 November 6

Session 3 – November 13, 20, 27 December 4

 

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 that you choose – 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: Advanced Beginner 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

 

 

Learn to Knit a Lopi Sweater with Donna

Mondays from 7-9pm

September 11, 18, 25, October 2

Icelandic sweaters are the perfect garment for Winnipeg weather.  These stylish traditional sweaters are knit in the round from the bottom up with a colourwork yoke.  Check out our many Lopi books for patterns.  You can choose from either Alafoss Lopi (chunky weight), Lett Lopi (Aran Weight) or try our newest yarn Plotulopi (Aran Weight) and make your very own fashionably warm sweater.

Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $50

Supplies:  A copy of the pattern you have chosen, yarn and needles suitable for your pattern.  Staff at Wolseley Wool will be happy to help you with this.

 

(picture from Andrea Mowry)

 

Free Your Fade with Jen

Mondays from 7-9pm

September 11, 18, 25

Have fun with colour and make this popular shawl that is also perfect for your first or twentieth shawl project.  The pattern is written for fingering weight but it is so versatile that any yarn you love can be used regardless of weight.

Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee:  $40

Supplies: Please bring a copy of the Free Your Fade pattern by Andrea Mowry which is available from the shop or on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/free-your-fade .  Three 100g skeins of fingering weight yarn (or yarn weight of your choice) in contrasting colours and a 3.5mm – 32” circular needle.  Use a larger needle if you are using a heavier weight yarn.

 

Learn to Knit Daytime with Kristina

Tuesdays from 1-3 pm

Session 1 – September 12, 19, 26, October 3

Session 2 – October 10, 17, 24, 31

Session 3 – November 7, 14, 21, 28

This class is geared toward those students who have never picked up knitting needles. Students will learn to cast on/off, knit, purl, several increases/decreases, and receive information about yarns, patterns, and tools. Students may begin a project before the end of the class.

Skill level: Beginner

Class fee: $50

Supplies: 100 g worsted weight yarn and 5 mm straight needles.

 

Next Stitch with Hilori

Tuesdays from 7-9 pm

Session 1 – September 12, 19, 26, October 3

Session 2 – October 10, 17, 24, 31

Session 3 – November 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 that you choose – 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: Advanced Beginner 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

 

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

Tuesdays from 7-9 pm

September 12, 19, 26 October 3

Have double the fun and overcome SSS (single sock syndrome) in this class. Learn how to knit two socks at the same time from the toe up using Judy’s Magic Cast-on and magic loop. Students will learn Judy’s Magic Cast-On, magic loop, the afterthought heel and stretchy bind-offs.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter

Class fee: $50

Supplies: Approximately 200 yds of worsted weight yarn, such as Cascade 220 Superwash, Cascade Longwood or Malabrigo Rios wound into two separate balls, and a 4.5 mm – 5.0 mm 32- or 40-inch circular needle.

 

Building Blocks Blanket Fun with Odessa – FREE CLASS*

Wednesdays from 1-3pm

September 13 – November 29

Join Odessa every Wednesday from 1-3 to work through the Building Blocks blanket. This pattern is great for knitters of all skill levels – the blanket is made up of separate squares and each square adds on a new technique! From bobbles to cables, increases and twists, these squares are packed full of new skills to learn or brush up on. Once you’ve worked through the squares you’ll have a full blanket to put together! Each week the class will focus on a different square and technique however you can join in no matter where you are in the blanket to work along with us and have some fun!  This blanket looks great all in one colour or in multiple colours!

Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee:  *Free with purchase of book (either a physical copy or a PDF) and yarn from Wolseley Wool.

Supplies: Approximately 1400 yards of worsted or aran weight yarn, Building Blocks book and needles. The book suggests US 10/6mm needles but you might find a different size works better for your yarn. This pattern works great with aran and worsted yarns and there are a ton of great choices. Berroco Ultra Wool, Cascade Longwood, Manos Alegria Grande, Malabrigo Rios, Cascade 220, Berroco Pima 100 and Blue Sky Woolstok are just some of the great yarns that will make a beautiful blanket.
Introduction to Knitting with Kristina

Wednesdays from 7-9 pm

Session 1 – September 13, 20, 27, October 4

Session 2 – October 11, 18, 25, November 1

Session 3 – November 8, 15, 22, 29

This class is geared toward those students who have never picked up knitting needles. Students will learn to cast on/off, knit, purl, several increases/decreases, and receive information about yarns, patterns, and tools. Students may begin a project before the end of the class.

Skill level: Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $50

Supplies: 100 g worsted weight yarn and 5 mm straight needles.

 

Next Stitch Knitting and Crochet Daytime with Kari

Thursdays from 1-3 pm

Session 1 – September 14, 21, 28 October 5

Session 2 – October 12, 19, 26 November 2

Session 3 – November 9, 16, 23, 30

Anything goes in this class! Already comfortable with the basics of knitting (knit and purl stitch) or crochet (chain stitch and single crochet)? Want to take that next step? This class will help you work through an advanced beginner or intermediate project of your choosing!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter or 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

 

Introduction to Making Socks with Corie

Thursdays from 7-9pm

September 14, 21, 28, October 5

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: Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $50 plus GST

Supplies: 100g of sock weight yarn and double point needles 2.25 – 2.75mm

 

All About Crochet with Hilori

Thursdays from 7-9 pm

Session 1 – September 14, 21, 28 October 5

Session 2 – October 12, 19, 26 November 2

Session 3 – November 9, 16, 23, 30

This is the perfect class for crocheters of all levels (even those with no experience).  If you’d like to learn to crochet or 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. Everyone welcome!!

Skill level: Beginner or Advanced Beginner Crochet

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.

 

Skills Slam with Kari—Colourwork

Saturdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

September 23 & 30

Learn colourwork basics such as striping as well as stranded knitting techniques, including carrying floats, colour dominance, how to hold yarn and change colours in two classes!!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $30

Supplies: worsted weight yarn and a 4.5 mm to 5.5 mm, 40-inch circular needle.

 

Nuno Felting Swirl Scarf with Wendy

Saturday, September 30 from Noon – 4pm

Using the basic Nuno felting technique – but with a more creative layout – you will complete a luxurious sheer scarf in this class. Together, we will go step-by-step, incorporating merino and silk fibres with a layer of silk chiffon, resulting in a unique accessory you’ll love to wear.

Please note: This class is a work-out as the fibre needs to be “agitated” in order to migrate through the fabric. It is held in the basement, so students must be able to navigate the stairs. Please wear comfy clothes and shoes. Bring yourself a snack and drink if desired.

Skill level: Beginner

Class fee: $35 plus scarf kit

Supplies: 2 old bath towels plus a scarf felting kit available at Wolseley Wool ($22). Buy your kit early for the best selection of colours.

 

Knit Bulky Mittens with Jen

Mondays from 7-9pm

October 2, 16, 23

This pattern was so popular last winter we loved seeing how many different yarns we could use.  Because the yarn is bulky, the pattern knits up so quick making it perfect for gift giving and also the perfect pattern to learn how to make mittens.  Great project to learn how to use double pointed needles.

Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $40

Supplies: Bulky weight yarn (92m) such as Spuntaneous, Macro, Lana Grande,  9mm double pointed needles.  Please bring a copy of Lightning Fast Mittens by Hill Vintage and Knits available for free on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lightning-fast-mittens

(photo by Lisa Hannes)

All About That Brioche Shawl with Mona

Tuesdays from 1-3pm

October 3, 10, 17, 24

Brioche is such a popular stitch but can be a little intimidating for many of us.  This triangular shaped shawl uses two colour blocks of garter stitch separated by 2 colour brioche.  Using the pattern All About That Brioche by Lisa Hannes, it’s the perfect way to master this skill and create a beautiful shawl in a very wearable style.

Skill level: Intermediate Knitter

Class fee:  $50

Supplies:  1 of each of 2 contrasting colours of 100g fingering weight yarn, 3.5mm -32” circular needle.  Please bring a copy of the pattern available for purchase at the shop or on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/all-about-that-brioche

 

(photo by Thea Colman)

Knit the Chocolate Stout Cardigan with Kari

Tuesdays from 7-9pm

October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7

This class has been so popular we’re running it again! We challenge you to find a more beautiful, flattering sweater! “Chocolate Stout” by Baby Cocktails is a cabled, shawl-collared sweater, which is knit all in one — with only a short underarm seam to work when you’re finished. From yarn choice, proper sizing, and cabling without a needle, to blocking the final garment, pick up all the skills you’ll require to knit this sweater in this five-session class.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $60

Supplies: 1400 to 2200 yds of Aran weight yarn and a 5.0 mm 40-inch circular needle; however, suitable yarns and needles will be discussed in the first class. Please bring a copy of the pattern, available for purchase from the shop or directly from Ravelry at

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chocolate-stout

 

Thrummed Mittens with Corie

Thursdays from 7-9 pm

October 12, 19, 26

Learn the art of adding soft roving pieces to mittens for added warmth and beauty. These super squishy mittens are perfect for our Winnipeg winters and make really great gifts, too!!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $40

Supplies: 50 – 100 g roving, 200 m worsted weight yarn, and DPNs from 4.5 – 5.0 mm. Pattern will be supplied by the instructor

 

(photo by Jane Richmond)

 

Knit the West Coast Cardigan with Donna

Mondays from 7-9 pm

October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13

This Cowichan styled sweater, designed by Jane Richmond, is unique in its design because it’s top down and knit in one piece.  The cardigan features raglan shaping, set-in pockets, a generous shawl collar and a zipper closure.  Lots to learn in this pattern and who better to help you than Donna?  This heavy weight cardigan is perfect for wearing in the spring, cool summer nights and well into the fall.  Although you will be following Jane’s charts for the class, extra blank charts are included for your own designing on your next one – we know you won’t be able to knit just one.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $60

Supplies:   Consult your pattern (or shop staff) for the amounts of Briggs and Little Country Roving, Estelle Bulky, Estelle Alpaca Merino Bulky or Cascade Boliviana you will need for your size.  There is a main colour and two contrast colours.  8mm and 9mm  – 40” circular needles.  As well as 8mm and 9mm double points unless you want to use magic loop technique for sleeves.  4 stitch markers. Please bring a copy of the pattern, available for purchase from the shop or directly from Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/west-coast-cardigan

 

Skill Slam with Kari – Continental Style

Saturday, October 21 and 28 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tired of throwing? Ready to start picking? Try continental knitting! Some say this method of scooping yarn is a faster way to knit. Also learning to “pick” yarn sets you up for colourwork knitting.  This class is for knitters already profiecient with English-style knitting.

Skill:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class Fee:  $30

Supplies: 20 – 50 yards of medium weight yarn and recommended needle size for the yarn.

 

Introduction to Nuno Felting with Wendy

Saturday, October 28 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 the stairs easily.

Skill level: Beginner

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

 

Learn to Knit Heritage Mittens with Jen

Mondays from 7-9pm

October 30 November 6, 13

 

Learn to make these super fun Bay inspired mittens using Odessa’s pattern and light worsted weight yarn.  This is a perfect pattern for your first pair of mittens.

Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee:  $40 plus kit

Supplies:  3.5mm and 4.5mm double pointed needles, kit price TBA will include yarn and pattern.

 

(photos by Tin Can Knits)

Your First Sweater with Corie

Thursdays from 7-9pm

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

A little nervous about making the transition from accessories to garments?  Corie’s First Sweater class is the answer.  Choose from a couple of Tin Can Knits patterns and along with Corie’s expertise you will be surprised at how easy it is to create a garment that is fun and fits.

Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee:  $60

Supplies:  Please bring a copy of either the Flax or 1999 pattern from Tin Can Knits, which are available from the shop or directly from Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flax

Or http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/1999n

Yarn and needles to match the size and pattern.  The staff at the shop are happy to help with this.

 

Awesome Wraps with Kari

Tuesdays from 7-9pm

November 14, 21, 28, December 5

Making wraps is so much fun…actually any class with Kari is so much fun.  Choose from 3 different patterns and learn about colour, shape, lace and what it takes to create a beautiful wrap.  The three wrap choices by Ambah o’Brien are similar in style with interesting variations and all use 3 different colours of fingering weight yarn.  Choose your favourite and let’s cast on.

Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee:  $50

Supplies:  Depending on the pattern you choose, a 3.5mm or 3.75mm – 32” circular needle, 3 – 100g contrasting colours of fingering weight yarn and a copy of the pattern.  Choose from Assana, Lilli Pilli or Xanthe all by Ambah O’Brien.  Patterns are available for purchase at the shop or directly from Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/assana-wrap

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lilli-pilli

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/xanthe

 

Skill Slam with Kari – All the Techniques Knitters Love to Hate

Saturdays, November 18 & 25 from 10:30am – 12:30 pm

We’ve got cables, Kitchener stitch, increases, seaming and blocking – all the things you love to hate!  We promise by the end of this class you’ll be besties with these techniques.

Skill:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $30

Supplies:  Worsted weight yarn and corresponding needles, darning needle, cable needle and two small 4” X 4” swatches of stockinette stitch.

 

 

Knit the Goldfish Sweater with Jen

Mondays from 7-9pm

November 20, 27, December 4, 11

This fun and bubbly children’s cardigan by Tin Can Knits is the perfect way to dip your toe in the pond of colourwork.  Top down construction and a variety of sizes makes this a very versatile sweater pattern that is so sweet we bet you can’t make just one.

Skill:  Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $50

Supplies:  Enough DK weight yarn for pattern size, 3.25mm and 3.75mm – 24” circular needles and please bring a copy of the pattern Goldfish Sweater by Tin Can Knits.  This pattern is available at the shop or directly from Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/goldfish-8

 

Textured Om Shawl with Donna

Mondays from 7-9 pm

November 20, 27 December 4, 11

This popular shawl by Andrea Mowry is knit in DK weight yarn. Donna’s version uses the colour charts of the original substituting various textures and using one colour.
One of the most interesting things about this shawl is how versatile it is; it can be worn in so many different ways.   It has buttons and can be worn as a poncho, cozy stole, a variety of cowls etc.  There is a video located here, http://www.dreareneeknits.com/blog/2015/7/21/how-to-wear-your-yoga-shawl and you can see all the different ways to wear this shawl.  Come join Donna, celebrate Shawl Month and learn to knit this cozy accessory.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter

Class fee: $50

Supplies: Please bring a copy of the pattern Om Shawl  by Andrea Mowry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/om-shawl available from the shop or directly from Ravelry.  6.5mm – 40” circular needle.  1100 yards of dk – worsted weight yarn

 

Nuno Felt Journal with Wendy

Saturday, November 25 from Noon – 4pm

Using the basic nuno felting technique, with the addition of wool curly locks, buttons and braided ribbons/yarn, you will complete a whimsical journal cover. We will go through the process together, step by step. The instructor will supply curly locks, ribbons, yarn and journals.

Please note: The class is held in the basement so students must be able to navigate the stairs. This process is a workout as the fibre and silk must be “agitated” in order to felt. Please wear comfy clothes and shoes. Bring a snack and drink if you wish.

Skill level: Beginner

Class fee: $45 plus kit

Supplies: 2 old bath towels, 1  Decorative button, felting kit ($22) available from Wolseley Wool.  Pick your kit up early for the best selection.

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