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Knitting, Crocheting and Weaving Classes

Summer Classes 2017

We’re so excited to share our summer class list with you! We’ve got some great knitting and crochet classes as well as some fun creative classes to try new things! We’ve got some great technique workshops to help you tackle some new skills, Next Stitch classes which are great for getting help with your project in good company and some dyeing and weaving classes to try something new!

Don’t forget to check out our themed knit nights for the summer. They will take place during regular knit night hours, Wednesdays from 7-9, but add some more fun! We will also still be running our Thursday Knit Afternoons from 1-3 for anyone who’d like to join us as well as a new Find Your Fades Knit-a-Long Night every Tuesday from 6-8 with Mona and Odessa.

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.

NEW! Drop-In Help Class with Corie!

Every Tuesday 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.
There is no formal registration for this class, but please call ahead to let us know you’re coming so we know how many to expect.
Class fee: $10

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.

Next Stitch with Corie
Tuesdays, 7-9 pm
Session 1 – June 27 & July 4
Session 2 – July 11 & 18
Session 3 – July 25 & August 1
Session 4 – August 8 & 15
Session 5 – August 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 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: $25 for 2 classes
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 Knitting and Crochet with Hilori
Thursdays, 7-9pm
Session 1 – June 29 & July 6
Session 2 – July 13 & 20
Session 3 – July 27 & August 3
Session 4 – August 10 & 17
Session 5 – August 24 & 31

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: $25 for 2 classes
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 Corie
Mondays, 1-3 pm
Session 1 – July 3 & 10
Session 2 – July 17 & 24
Session 3 – July 31 & August 14
Session 4 – August 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: $25 for 2 classes
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

Dye Your Fade with Odessa
Saturday, July 8 from 10:30am – 3:30pm
In this day-long yarn dyeing class with Odessa you’ll dye three skeins of fingering weight yarn perfect for shawl knitting!  With the Free Your Fade pattern in mind, you’ll be dyeing three coordinating skeins in a variety of techniques – sprinkle dyeing, hand painting and more, while learning some colour theory basics to help you put together your fade.  Class includes a variety of dye colours, all equipment necessary and 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn.  Please wear old clothing, as things can get messy!  Participants must be able to use stairs as the class is in the basement.
Skill level:  Beginner
Class fee:  $100
Supplies:  No additional materials needed.
Tunisian Crochet with Tania
Saturday, July 8 from 10:30am – 1pm
Tunisian crochet (also called Afghan stitch) is done with an elongated crochet hook. It is
a mixture between knitting and crochet. You’ll be learning the basics of this unique stitch that is great for blankets, dishcloths and more!
Skill level:  Beginner Crochet
Class Fee – $25
Supplies:  One skein Berroco Pima 100 and a 6mm Tunisian crochet hook.  The instructor will supply a pattern.
Fair Isle Adventure Mittens with Hilori
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
July 11 & 18
Tap into your creative side and design your own pair of mittens! Using a blank chart from the Fair Isle Adventure Mitts pattern by Ruth Gallo (available for free on Ravelry) you’ll draw your dream mittens in the first class with Hilori’s colour expertise. Get started knitting them up in the second class. The sky’s the limit – cute animals, fancy patterning, something from your favourite tv show, whatever – you come with some ideas and Hilori will help you make mitten magic!
Skill level:  Intermediate
Class fee:  $30
Supplies:  3mm double pointed or circular needles long enough for magic loop.  2 colours of Cascade 220 Sport or Sport Superwash, pattern downloaded from Ravelry.
Brioche Cowl with Mona
Wednesdays, 1-3pm
July 12 & 19
Brioche patterns have been super popular this season, but also a little intimidating.  Using the Lush Cowl pattern by Rizza Knits, we will break down brioche into clear, simple steps that create such a fun, squishy fabric. For even more colour fun, use one solid and one variegated yarn.  This is a great beginner Brioche class and would be super helpful if you’re looking to take more complicated Brioche classes in the fall.
Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter
Class Fee:  $30
Supplies:  A copy of the Lush Cowl pattern by Rizza Knits available for free on Ravelry, 100m of each of 2 colours of chunky yarn (Malabrigo Mecha, Cascade 128), 6mm – 24” circular needles.
Knit or Crocheted Market Bag with Clare
Mondays, 7-9pm
July 17 & 24

Summer is the time for shopping outdoor markets and going to the beach!!  Market bags make the perfect summer accessory, both useful and fun to make.  Clare is happy to help both crocheters and knitters create this fun bag using dk or worsted weight cotton.
Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter
Class fee:  $30
Supplies:  For the Sundance Market Bag (knit bag) – Please bring a copy of the pattern available for free from the Classic Elite website at http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/pdf/SundanceMarketBag.pdf
532m of cotton worsted weight yarn such as Berroco Modern Cotton or Berroco Pima 100,  4.5mm and 5mm needles, 2 double point needles (or a small circular) in 4.5mm for the I-cord.
For the Provence Crocheted Mesh Bag – Please bring a copy of the pattern available for free from the Classic Elite website at http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/pdf/ProvenceCrochetBag.pdf
400m of DK cotton such as Berroco Modern Cotton DK, 3.75mm crochet hook.

Monster Knitting with Odessa
Mondays, 7-9pm
July 17 & 24

Learn some new techniques while working on a terribly cute knit monster!  Pick your favourite Rebecca Danger pattern and learn things like magic loop, toy construction, finishing details and more..  This class is great for knitters of all levels and is sure to be a ton of fun!
Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter
Class Fee:  $30
Supplies:  Pattern must be purchased separately through Ravelry, which we can do for you in store.  An appropriate yarn is required as well as needles a couple of sizes smaller than the yarn calls for.  Good yarns for knitting these monsters include Malabrigo Rios, Cascade 220 Superwash, Superwash Merino, Estelle Worsted, Cascade 128 and Berroco Pima 100.  Keep in mind your yarn gauge will determine the final size of your monster.

Learn to Crochet Mini Workshop with Kari
Saturday, July 22 from 10:30am – 1pm

Always wanted to learn to crochet? This is the summer to do it. This introductory class will cover the basic crochet stitches and techniques.
Skill level: Beginner Crochet
Class fee: $20
Supplies: Scrap Aran, worsted or chunky weight yarn (chunky will be the easiest to work with, however no novelty yarns such as eyelash or chenille) and a 6.0 – 6.5 mm crochet hook

Sprinkle Dyeing with Odessa
Wednesday July 26 from 12:30 – 2:30pm

In this class you’ll learn the basics of sprinkle dyeing – making fun speckled yarns that are so hot right now!  Pur your favorite colours together to make your perfect skein of yarn!  Each participant will be provided with a variety of dye colours, all equipment necessary and a skein of fingering weight yarn.  Please wear old clothing, as things can get messy!  Participants must be able to use stairs as the class is in the basement.
Skill level:  Beginner
Class fee: $45
Supplies:  No additional materials are needed.

Creative Weaving with Melanie
Saturday, July 29 from 10:30am – 1:30pm

Learn the basics of frame loom weaving while working on a trendy wall hanging! Using small-frame looms (provided for your use), we will work a variety of weaving stitches and techniques, from fringes to braids and more, to make a unique and creative wall hanging.
Skill level: No previous experience needed
Class fee: $30
Supplies: a few yarns of different textures and weights to play with, a strong DK or worsted weight cotton or wool yarn to warp with, a few large-eyed darning needles, scissors, and a 12-inch wooden dowel if you would like to make your woven piece into a wall hanging. We supply the small-frame looms and some miscellaneous yarns.

Knitted Maple Leaf Reading Socks with Clare
Mondays, 7-9pm
July 31August 14 & 21

Join Clare in celebration of Canada’s 150th and make this cozy pair of reading socks in chunky weight yarn.   This is a great class for anyone wanting to learn how to knit socks, or refresh their sock knitting skills, like heel flap, heel turn, gussets, toe decreases and grafting .  The maple leaf motif is duplicate-stitched on after the sock is complete.
Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter
Class fee:  $30
Supplies:  Please bring a free copy of the pattern available from the Canadian Living website at http://www.canadianliving.com/home-and-garden/knitting-and-crochet/article/knitted-maple-leaf-reading-socks
300 m of chunky weight yarn in main colour and 100 m of chunky weight yarn in contrast colour, 5.5mm double point or circular needles long enough for magic loop, darning needle, crochet hook and stitch holder

Ravelry Basics Workshop with Hilori
Tuesday, August 1 from 7-9pm

Do you have a Ravelry account but are unsure how to use it effectively?  Maybe you’ve heard other knitters/crocheters rave about Ravelry and are curious about it.  Join Hilori for a two-hour crash course on how to navigate this invaluable database.  It’s perfect for finding patterns, getting ideas, checking out yarns, latest trends, tracking your stash and knitting goals and much, much more.
Skill level:  Beginner
Class fee: $20
Supplies:  Bring a laptop or Ipad if you have one.  This is not a requirement to take this workshop, but it is very helpful if you wish to work on your own Ravelry account.

Find Your Colours with Hilori
Tuesday, August 8 from 7-9pm

Always left scratching your head when trying to find colours that look good on you? Having a hard time deciding on what colours would look good together? This is the workshop for you. We will discuss colour seasons and talk about what colours would be flattering for you. We will also talk about and create eye-catching colour combinations! You put too much work into your knitting to have it fall flat. Let’s help you look great and feel confident when making your colour choices!

Skill level:  Beginner
Class fee:  $20
Supplies:  Just bring your creative self!!
Blocking Demo with Odessa
FREE but space is limited so please register
Wednesday August 9 from 1-3pm
Demystifying blocking in this informal demonstration.  Learn about different kinds of blocking techniques and when to use them to really make your finished items shine!  Odessa will demonstrate how to block a shawl during this class.
Skill level:  Beginner
Class fee:  FREE!!
Supplies:  No additional materials needed.
Skill Slam with Melanie – Tomato Sock Heel
Saturdays, August 5 10:30am – 12:30pm

If you’re a sock knitter, this is definitely the class for you!!  This heel is well integrated into the structure of the sock.  Mel loves this heel because there are no holes and it is such a great design.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $20
Supplies:  Either bring a sock that you’re working on and ready for the heel and needles to match or bring any weight of scrap yarn and double pointed needles to match.

Mapleriffic Mug Rug Colourwork with Corie (Intarsia & Fairisle)
Saturdays, 1-3pm
August 5 & 12

In this workshop you’ll be learning both intarsia and stranded knitting techniques for using two colours in your project while working some fun maple leaf motifs into a cute mug rug! Whether you’re getting ready to knit some fair isle mittens, planning a sweater with intarsia motifs or just want to learn a new skill you are not going to want to miss this class with Corie!  If you can knit and purl you’re ready to add in some more colour!
Skill level: Advanced Knitter
Class fee: $30 plus $10 for the yarn kit
Supplies: 4.5mm needles.  The instructor will provide a pattern

Skills Slam with Corie – Steeking
Saturday, August 19 from 1-3pm

Steeking is a cheeky little technique used in colourwork projects to create openings or to turn items knit in the round into flat ones.  This technique is particularly helpful with fairisle projects that are easier to knit in the round but can also be applied to other projects. In this class, we’ll learn how to securely (and confidently) cut up our swatches to create an opening for a zipper or button band.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $20
Supplies: Bring a 6” by 6” stockinette knitted swatch in worsted weight, darning needle, fingering weight waste yarn, small pair of scissors and a 4mm crochet hook.

Plug and Play Colourwork Hat with Hilori
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
August 22 & 29
Have fun with colour and put together a hat using various colourwork patterns! With Hilori’s help you’ll take a basic hat pattern and add in lots of colour and pattern. Pick patterns at random as you go or plan out your hat, anything goes! Hilori is a colour queen so as you knit you’ll also learn some of her favourite colourwork tips and tricks to make the most of your colour knitting.
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Class fee:  $30
Supplies:  One skein of at least 50g worsted weight wool (Woolstok, Cascade 220, Superwash Merino, Rios), an assortment of worsted weight bits for colour work fun, 3.75mm and 4.5mm double point needles or long circular needles for magic loop, notebook, pencil/pen.  The instructor will supply a pattern.
Crochet Scrubbers with Odessa
Wednesday, August 23 from 1-3pm

Crochet up some sparkly fun scrubbers while practicing your crochet skills!  Using some super fun and modern patterns from Rico in a dazzling yarn perfect for scrubbers.  In this class you’ll learn some basic crochet stitches – these small projects pack in some great technique in a fun size!  Great for crocheters new and old, you can’t just make one! From donuts to bananas, eggs to watermelon, there is something fun for everyone to crochet up!
Skill level:  Beginner
Class fee:  $20
Supplies:  Rico Creative Bubble yarn in colours needed for pattern, 4mm crochet hook and removable stitch marker.

Skills Slam with Kari – Knitting Backwards
Saturday August 26 from 10:30am – 12:30pm

What the heck is knitting backwards?  It’s exactly as it sounds and it’s a great option for knitting stockinette stitch flat and garter stitch in the round without ever having to purl a stitch.  Learn to knit, increases and decreases in this adventurous class.  It’s always fun to learn something new with Kari and add another skill to your knitting tool belt.
Skill level:  Advanced Beginner Knitter
Class fee:  $20
Supplies:  smooth worsted weight yarn and 5mm needles.

Free Evenings & Events

Find Your Fades Knit Along with Mona & Odessa
Every Tuesday June 20 – Aug 29 from 6-8pm

We’ve been so excited about all the Fade patterns by designer Andrea Mowry that have recently become so popular (scroll down for more info on them). All of us at the shop can’t stop knitting Find Your FadeFree Your Fade and the So Faded Sweater (don’t forget the tiny one!).  If you’ve fallen down this rabbit hole and want some company, join us on any or all of these Tuesdays for knitting, fun and help if you need it.

Spin Night with Hilori
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
July 4, 25 & August 15

Tour de Fleece is on! Do you want to feel some motivation and make goals? Looking to meet more people in your spinning community? Grab your wheel or spindle and come down to the shop for a couple hours of spinning, camaraderie and knowledge sharing!  Everyone is welcome!!

Theme Knit Nights
Wednesdays, 7-9

Just like our regular knit night but with the added fun of themed evenings.  Bring your projects and enjoy an evening of fun, friendship and fibre fun!!  Although this is more of a social evening, there is lots of wisdom in the room and people are generally willing to help each other out!

July 5 – Knitted Knockers Night – Join us in knitting breast prosthetics for this worthy organization.  Free patterns available at http://www.estelleyarns.com/uploads/Patterns/pdfs/knitted_knockers_knit_pattern_english_version_1-reduce(1).pdf
July 12 – Newborn Hat Drive – Join us in knitting newborn hats for The Birth Centre.
July 19 – Tea Party – Kari’s whipping up some refreshing iced tea.  Bring your favorite goodie and enjoy a summer tea party and knitting.
July 26 – Epic Fail Night – Sometimes our projects just don’t turn out as planned.  Bring your biggest fail and share it with the group.
August 2 – Mel’s Fix It Night – Need some tips on fixing those projects that have you stumped?  Mel’s your gal.
August 9 – Show ‘n’ Tell – Bring a project that you’d like to share with the group.
August 16 – Bingo – Fun Bingo game and of course great prizes.
August 23 – Appetizer Party – Bring your favorite appetizer to share with the group.  We’ll provide beverages.
August 30 – Yarn Bomb – We need your help transforming the sign above the shop.  Bring your needles and hooks, (we have lots of yarn bits) and help us make squares to cover it up.

Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, July 15 from 10am – 6pm

It’s one year since we moved to our new location at 889 Westminster and it’s time for a celebration! Join us for a day of outdoor knitting (weather permitting), prizes, cake, snacks and refreshments.

Tour de Fleece Windup with Hilori
Sunday July 23, 7-9pm

Wear yellow for victory and come down on July 23rd and cheer as racers cross the finish line (don’t forget your wheel and spinning)! We’ll have refreshments, prizes and definitely some show and tell!