Wolseley WOol

Knitting, Crocheting and Weaving Classes

Check out our spring classes and sign up to learn a new skill while having fun!
Call (204) 772-5648 or stop by and visit us at 889 Westminster to register. All classes must be paid in full at time of registration. Prices do not include applicable taxes. Classes do not include materials unless otherwise stated.
Knit Night
Every Wednesday from 7-9pm, join us for an evening of knitting, crocheting or whatever your fibre fancy. 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 evening of knitting, crocheting or whatever your fibre fancy. 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!!
Drop-In Help Class

Every Wednesday 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.

NEW CLASSES ADDED!

Kari’s See it. Love it. Make it. Series “The Weekender” by Andrea Mowry
Saturday June 2 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

You’ve SEEN the latest must-have on Ravelry and you LOVE IT! But you’re intimidated by the skills needed to MAKE it. What if you could take a four-hour class and master ALL the techniques to knit that project? Kari’s new series has all the answers for you in one short class. The first project in the series is “The Weekender” by Andrea Mowry!!! This popular pullover looks fabulous on everybody and knits up so quick, not only will you want to where it every weekend, it’ll likely take you a weekend to knit!!
In this class, you’ll learn to master:
• Picking yarn that works for your Weekender
• How to choose the size best for you
• Tubular cast on
• Short rows
• Kitchener stitch
• Three-needle bind-off
• “Pick up and knit” stitches
• Binding off
• Finishing techniques

Skills needed: Advanced beginner knitter
Class Fee: $30
Additional supplies needed: a purchased copy of Andrea Mowry’s “The Weekender,” 5.0 mm – 5.5 mm 32- or 40- inch circular needle, worsted or Aran weight practice yarn, darning needle, stitch markers and an extra needle (5.0 mm or 5.5 mm).
Please pack a snack or lunch as we’ll be taking a short food and beverage break.

Skills Slam with Kari—Portugese Knitting
Sunday, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm June 3

Please pack a snack or lunch as we’ll be taking a short food and beverage break.
Portuguese knitting is here to stay! Student feedback indicates knitting Portuguese style is easier on the body than other styles, and doesn’t aggravate already existing issues in the neck, shoulders, upper back, arms and hands. Some students switched entirely to the Portuguese style after only one class! They say it’s easier than other styles and allows them to knit faster.
It’s true, Portuguese knitting is easy to learn and master, and knitters worldwide are learning this technique because it’s fast, it’s easy, it’s efficient, and it’s low strain on wrists and hands. In this class you’ll learn how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and work yarn-overs, increases and decreases.

Skill: Advanced beginner knitter
Class fee: $35 includes pin
Supplies: worsted weight yarn (preferably yarn with some wool content so it has stretch) and a 4.5 – 5.0 mm 24-inch or 32-inch circular needle.

 

Children’s Drop in Knitting Class with Mira
Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30 am
Continues until June 16
Skill level: all skill levels are welcome!!
Do you want to learn how to knit? Or do you know how to knit but want some help with your projects? This is a great time to learn and share your ideas with others. Mira’s enthusiasm will get you excited about this fun craft and help you make some awesome projects. This is a drop in class, so you don’t need to register, but please call ahead at (204) 772-5648 and let us know you’re coming.
Class fee: $7 per class
Supplies: If you’re learning to knit, a ball of worsted weight yarn and US 8/5mm needles would work great. Or if you’re already working on a project, bring that with you.

Knit the Endless Wrap with Donna
Mondays from 7-9pm
April 2, 9, 16, 23
What could be more cozy than wrapping yourself in so much knitted Blue Sky Fiber Woolstok? This fun to knit, fun to wear, Endless Wrap by Sylvia Hager is a long swath of lofty, textural knitted fabric. There’s lots of learning because you are knitting different panels of pattern at the same time, but still simple enough for a relatively new knitter.
Skill level: Advanced beginner knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: A copy of the pattern (hard and digital copies available at Wolseley Wool), 1020m of worsted weight yarn and a US 11/8mm needle.
Baby Surprise Jacket with Corie
Wednesdays from 7-9pm
April 4, 11, 18, 25
Discover the mathematical magic of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s patterns and create one of her most popular designs, the Baby Surprise Jacket. This all-in-one garter stitch jacket for babies, children and adults is surprisingly simple once Corie helps you unravel the mystery. This is an adorable garter stitch sweater knit all in one piece with only two seams. The sizing for this sweater is mostly determined by gauge; an average newborn size can be achieves with less than 100 gr. of fingering weight yarn and a 4mm circular needle.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: 100g fingering weight yarn, US 6/4mm 32″ circular needle, locking stitch markers, pattern (available for purchase at Wolseley Wool)Next Stitch Daytime with Corie
Mondays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – April 9, 16, 23, 30
Session 2 – May 7, 14, 28, June 4
Session 3 – June 11, 18, 25 (3 classes only $40)
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.

Introduction to Making Socks with Jen
Monday from 7-9pm
April 9, 16, 23, 30
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 US 1-2/2.25 – 2.75mmLearn to Knit Daytime with Sigrid
Tuesdays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – April 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 2 – May 1, 8, 15, 22
Session 3 – May 29, June 5, 12, 19
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 plus $20 kit fee
Supplies: Notebook and pen

Next Stitch with Hilori
Tuesdays from 7-9 pm
Session 1 – April 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 2 – May 1, 8, 15, 22
Session 3 – May 29, June 5, 12, 19
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 Evening with Anna
Tuesdays from 7-9pm
April 10, 17, 24, May 1
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 plus $20 kit fee
Supplies: Notebook and pen

Next Stitch Daytime with Corie
Wednesdays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – April 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 2 – May 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3 – May 30, June 6, 13, 20
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

Next Stitch Knitting and Crochet Daytime with Kari
Thursdays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – April 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 2 – May 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 3 – May 31, June 7, 14, 21
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

Next Stitch with Anna
Thursdays from 7-9pm
Session 1 – April 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 2 – May 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 3 – May 31, June 7, 14, 21
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

Sock Design 101 with Ash Alberg of Sunflower Knits
Saturday, April 7 12:30 – 3:30pm
Find your inner knitwear designer in a supportive learning atmosphere. In this sister course to shawl design 101, you will learn basic 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
Class fee: $40
Supplies: 100g sock yarn, preferred sock needles (suggested 2.25mm/US 1 dpns or circulars), notebook, pen/pencil, calculator
All About Crochet with Hilori
Thursdays from 7-9 pm
Session 1 – April 12, 19, 26, May 3
Session 2 – May 10, 17, 24, 31
Session 3 – June 7, 14, 21, 28
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.Next Stitch Daytime with Sigrid
Fridays from 1-3 pm
Session 1 – April 13, 20, 27, May 4
Session 2 – May 11, 18, 25, June 1
Session 3 – June 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 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

Nuno Felting Mittens with Wendy
Saturday, April 14 from Noon – 4pm
Hands up if you’d like to be warm this winter! Join me 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 the stairs. The felting process is a workout as the fibres must be rolled and agitated in order to felt.
Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $35 plus merino fibre
Supplies: Please bring 2 old bath towels and a100g bag of Merino fibre which is available at the shop. Wool locks can be ordered by students from Divinity Fibre though Etsy if desired. Small amounts of multi-coloured merino fibre for decoration will be supplied by the instructor. Wear comfy clothing and and shoes and bring a snack.Portuguese Knitting with Kari
Saturday, April 21 from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Portuguese knitting is here to stay! Student feedback indicates knitting Portuguese style is easier on the body than other styles, and doesn’t aggravate already existing issues in the neck, shoulders, upper back, arms and hands. Some students switched entirely to the Portuguese style after only one class! Students say it’s easier than other styles and allows them to knit faster.
It’s true, Portuguese knitting is easy to learn and master, and knitters worldwide are learning this technique because it’s fast, it’s easy, it’s efficient, and it’s low strain on wrists and hands. In this class, you’ll learn how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and work yarn-overs, increases and decreases.
Please pack a snack or lunch as we’ll be taking a short food and beverage break.
Skill level: Advanced beginner knitter
Class fee: $35 (includes knitting pin)
Supplies: Worsted weight yarn (preferably yarn with some wool content so it has stretch) and a US 7-8/4.5 -5.0 mm 24-inch or 32-inch circular needle.

Butterfly/Papillon Shawl with Deb
Saturdays from 1-3pm
April 28, May 5, 12, 19
Are you ready for short-row magic? Take a look at pictures for the Butterfly/Papillon Shawl by Marin Melchior  and imagine what you can do. This pattern looks much harder than it is but the result is stunning. The first class we will spend choosing yarns if you don’t already have yours and we’ll take a look at options with multi-colored yarn such as the Uneek fingering with a solid for contrast. Check out this pattern on Ravelry and see 346 projects for your inspiration.
Skill level: Intermediate knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: 700m of fingering weight yarn (200g for main colour and 100g for contrasting colour. Deb used Uneek fingering in colour 3003 for her main colour and Alegra in Spirulina for the contrast. Make sure there is a clear distinction between the two colours. Also a US 4/3.5mm 40” circular needles, stitch markers slightly bigger than your needles and highlighter tape. Please bring a copy of the pattern, available for purchase from the shop or directly from Ravelry at Butterfly/Papillon Shawl by Marin Melchior
Knit the Water Shawl with Donna
Mondays from 7-9pm
April 30, May 7, 14, 28
May is shawl month and what better way to celebrate than this lovely shawl by Sylvia McFadden. This asymmetrical shawl uses Sylvia’s special short row technique to create lovely shape, beautiful drape with both lace sections and garter stitch. Sylvia writes that, “the added fabric from the watery twisted stitch lace short rows creates a wonderful unique shape reminiscent of a teardrop.”
Skill level: Advanced beginner knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: 732 metres of fingering weight yarn, a US5/3.75 mm 32-inch circular needle or size to get gauge and 29 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/water-2
Knit the Glaswegian Sweater with Corie
Wednesdays from 7-9pm May 2, 9, 16, 23
Plotulopi has finally arrived in Canada and we’re all excited about knitting with this great member of the Lopi family. Join Corie in knitting this fantastic colourwork cardigan using 4 colours of Plotulopi. This cardigan is knit all in one piece without steeking, and makes a great first colourwork project.
Skill level: Intermediate knitter
Class fee: $50 plus
Supplies: US 5/3.75mm 40” circular, US 6/4mm 40” circular, darning needle, stitch marker, stitch holder and enough Plotulopi yarn for your size. Come in early to get your yarn to make sure to get the colours and quantities you need.  Please bring a copy of the pattern, available on Ravelry at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/glaswegian-cardigan
Shawl Design 101 with Ash Alberg of Sunflower Knits
Saturday, May 5 from 12:30 – 3:30pm
Find your inner knitwear designer in a supportive learning atmosphere. In this shortened crash course of the original 12-hour shawl design 101, you will learn basic shawl shapes, 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. Worksheets will be supplied.
Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $40
Supplies: 100g fingering weight yarn, US 5/3.75mm 60cm (32”) circular needle, notebook, pen/pencil, calculatorLearn to Knit Evening with Jen
Mondays from 7-9pm
May 7, 14, 28 & June 4
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 plus $20 kit fee Supplies: Notebook and pen

Toe-up, Two-At-A-Time Socks with Anna
Tuesdays from 7-9pm
May 8, 15, 22, 29
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: Intermediate Knitter
Class Fee: $50
Supplies: Approximately 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, such as Cascade 220 Superwash Merino, Cascade Longwood or Manos Alegria Grande wound into two separate balls, and a US 7-8/4.5-5.0 mm 32- or 40-inch circular needle. Pattern will be supplied by the instructor
Nuno Felting Mittens with Wendy
Saturday, May 12 from Noon – 4pm
Hands up if you’d like to be warm in the winter! Join me 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 the stairs. The felting process is a workout as the fibres must be rolled and agitated in order to felt.
Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $35 plus merino fibre
Supplies: Please bring 2 old bath towels and a100g bag of Merino fibre which is available at the shop. Wool locks can be ordered by students from Divinity Fibre though Etsy if desired. Small amounts of multi-coloured merino fibre for decoration will be supplied by the instructor. Wear comfy clothing and and shoes and bring a snack.
Skill Slam – Crochet Amigurumi with Kari
Saturday, May 26 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Please pack a snack or lunch as we’ll be taking a short food and beverage break.
Take your crochet skills to the next level by learning the tips and tricks used for creating beautiful amigurumi, which is the Japanese art of crocheting (or knitting) small, stuffed creatures or objects. Learn magic ring, invisible decreases, changing colour, joining, seaming and finishing among others. After mastering these techniques, we’ll begin the super cute, free pattern Dumpling Kitten by Sarah Sloyer.
Skill level: Advanced beginner crocheter
Class fee: $35 (includes stuffing, embroidery floss and safety eyes for kitten)
Supplies: Worsted or Aran weight yarn for kitten: colour A = 50 yards, colour B = 10 yards, Darning and regular needle, worsted weight yarn for practice and a D/3.25 mm crochet hook. Please bring a copy of the pattern which is available on Ravelry.Holey Heck, Let’s Darn! with Kari
Sunday, May 27 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Prolong the life of your precious hand-knit socks by learning how to darn. Repair threadbare areas or do a complete heel makeover. You’ll learn Swiss darning (duplicate stitch) – an indispensable skill for knitters – as well as grafting. These skills can be used for fixing holes in all your hand-knit garments, such as sweaters.
Skill level: Advanced beginner knitter
Class fee: $25
Supplies: Two 4×4 stockinette swatches in worsted weight yarn, a pair of clean socks in need of repair if you’d like, darning needle, practice yarn for darning in worsted weight (please bring two colours if you can) and practice yarn for darning in fingering weight (if you’re darning socks).

Finishing School with Corie
Wednesdays, 7-9pm
May 30 & June 6
This two week class will cover a variety of seaming techniques, weaving in ends, picking up stitches for bands and a discussion of blocking techniques. We will practice these techniques on swatches but feel free to bring your projects that need finishing work to the second class.
Skill level: Intermediate knitter
Class fee: $30
Supplies: Bring 6, 4” by 4” stockinette swatches (4 of these swatches need to be bound off and 2 need to be left with live stitches), darning needle, scissors.

Learning to Spin with a Drop Spindle with Virigina
Saturday, June 2 from Noon – 4pm
You will learn how to spin your own yarn using this beautifully simple, effective and ancient tool. Techniques for drop spindles and supported spindles will be covered. We will discuss and demonstrate different types of top and bottom whorl spindles including the Turkish spindle and the cotton tahkli, as well how to approach different fibres. You will learn how to spin, ply, skein, finish and measure your yarn. 100g Corriedale wool fibre included, enough to spin and knit a hat or small project.
Skill level: Beginner spinner
Class fee: $60, which includes fibre and a spindle for you to take home
Supplies: You may want to bring a notebook and pen, however, all other supplies are included.

Fixing Common Mistakes with Anna
Saturday, June 2 from 1-4pm
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. 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.
Skill level: Advanced beginner knitter
Class fee: $25
Supplies: Please bring a swatch of at least 6 inches square knit out of worsted weight, light coloured yarn as well as US 8/5mm knitting needles (straight or circular),  a darning needle, a small crochet hook and one smaller knitting needle US 6/4mm or smaller.

Introduction to Knitting with Anna
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
June 5, 12, 19, 26
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 plus $20 kit fee
Supplies: Notebook and pen

Nuno Felting Swirl Scarf with Wendy
Saturday, June 9 from Noon – 4pm
Do you love the look and feel of a Nuno felt scarf but you’re looking for something even more luxurious? Then this is the class for you! Using the basic technique but with a creative layout and colour of your choice, you will complete a sheer scarf. We will go through the steps together, incorporating the merino/silk fibre with the silk chiffon, resulting in a one of a kind accessory you’ll love to wear. Please note: this class is held in the basement so you must be able to navigate the stairs. The felting process is a workout, as the fibre needs to be rolled and agitated in order to migrate through the chiffon. 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: $35 plus kit
Supplies: 2 old bath towels, felting kit ($22) available from Wolseley Wool. Pick your kit up early for the best selection. Please wear comfy clothes and shoes and bring a drink and snack for yourself if desired.

Knit the Om Shawl in Colors or Texture with Donna
Mondays from 7-9 pm
June 4, 11, 18, 25
This popular shawl by Andrea Mowry is knit in DK to worsted weight yarn using four different colours. It knits up quick, with changing colour and textures or 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 in which you can see all the different ways to wear this shawl. Come join Donna, and learn to knit this cozy accessory.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner Knitter
Class fee: $50
Supplies: A US 10.5/6.5mm 40” circular needle, four colours of worsted weight yarn – 650 yards of main colour and 150 yards each of 3 contrast colours or 1100 yards of one colour.  Please bring a copy of the Om Shawl Pattern by Andrea Mowry available from the shop or directly from Ravelry.

Minimizing the Terror of Steeking with Corie
Wednesdays from 7-9pm June 13 & 20
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 these classes, we’ll learn how to securely (and confidently) cut up our swatches to create an opening for a zipper or button band. The second class we will work on ways to finish the steek, with a variety of band options.
Skill level: Intermediate knitter
Class fee: $30
Supplies: Bring a 6” by 6” stockinette knitted swatch in worsted weight, darning needle, fingering weight waste yarn, small pair of scissors and a D/3.5mm crochet hook.

 

Magic Loop, Two-Handed Colourwork Socks with Kari
Saturday, June 23 from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Please pack a snack or lunch as we’ll be taking a short food and beverage break.
In this class, you’ll learn the basics of magic loop and stranded colourwork as we knit the pattern Vagvarda Sock.
We’ll be using two-handed (using both Continental- and English-style knitting) colourwork techniques to knit these socks. You should have experience knitting socks from the cuff down, and are comfortable working with fingering weight yarns. These gorgeous socks are perfect for your first time venturing into colourwork techniques.
Skill: Intermediate knitter
Class fee: $30
Supplies needed: One 32-inch US 1.5/2.5 mm circular needle, one 32-inch US 6-8/4-5 mm circular needle , fingering weight yarn in contrasting colours in the following amounts: MC = 160 yards, CC1 = 115 yards, CC2 = 115 yards, scrap worsted weight yarn (this yarn is used for practice): MC = approx. 50 yards, CC = approx. 50 yards