May to July 2013
Please note that our classes are held upstairs.
Knit a Fair Isle Cowl Thursdays, May 23 and 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Fair Isle knitting is a beautiful and colourful way to add spark to your knitting life. In this 4-hour class, you will learn the basic techniques for stranded or Fair Isle knitting in the round using either a two-hand or one-hand method, ...and learn how to knit, cut and finish a steek – EEK! Choose from one of three patterns to knit yourself a cosy cowl. Must be quite comfortable with knit and purl.
Rigid Heddle Weaving: Part 2 Saturday, May 25 from 1:30 to 4:30
This class is for those who have basic weaving experience and are anxious to be expand their creativity. Learn to create texture, lacy weaves, inlay pictures, etc. using pick-up techniques. Contact Linda for warping instructions to be done before the class.
Sock-in-a-Day Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Here’s a great opportunity for a quick, one-day sock class. We’ll work from the cuff to the toes on a mini-sock and learn a circular join, knitting on 5 dpns, the heel flap, heel turn, picking up sts, gusset decreases, toe decreases and Kitchener stitch /grafting. We’ll be using worsted weight wool and 3.25 or 3.5 mm needles. If you’d also like to get started on a “real” sock, you’ll need a set of five 2.0 to 2.5 mm double pointed needles.
Sock knitting offers many happy hours of knitting ...and warm feet! Join the fun!
Cast Ons and Cast Offs Saturday, June 8 from 10 am to noon
Still doing your same old cast on and cast off for every project? Why not branch out and try a crochet/provisional, cable, knitted, e-wrap, long tail, Twisted German/Old Norwegian, channel island, ribbed cast ons or even a two-colour cast on ...and, of course, some new cast offs?
Building Blocks Afghan Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6, 13 and 27 from 1 to 4 pm
During this series of 8 classes, you’ll take your knitting skills to the next level while working through 12 afghan blocks. We’ll cover pattern and chart reading, cables and mock cables, increases and decreases, lace and twisted stitches, slip stitches and bobbles and seaming …and much, much more! This class is for beginner and intermediate knitters who are very comfortable with knit and purl.
Cost: Just $89! Includes pattern book and 21 hours of class time!!!
To purchase: approx. 500 to 600 grams of worsted weight or chunky yarn
Guest Teacher - Fiona Ellis
3-hour classes are $45.00. Take 3 classes - get 10% off.
Tints, Tones and Knit Two (colours) Together
Friday, June 21 from 1:30 to 4:30 All levels
Many knitters find it difficult to choose colours. This class will show you how to put colour theory into practice, so that those scary sounding terms make sense. You will look at colour temperature, tonal value, complementary and analogous color schemes along with many other terms. But once you get playing with colour you will see how the theory can be a helpful underpinning. In combination with the colour exercises, instruction will be given on stripes and slip stitch techniques used for working with multi colors.
Materials: part balls (a few yards each) of medium weight yarns, bring as many colours as you can and are willing to share, pair of yarn appropriate needles, squared paper coloured pencils (optional). Homework: none.
Experiment with Colour and Fair Isle
Saturday, June 22 from 9 to noon
Advanced beginner – advanced level, 3 hour workshop, 25 students max
Working with colour can be so much fun! And dreaming up your own colour story is very rewarding. In this workshop we will look at colour theory and apply it to knitting. There will be time to experiment by yourself to see what happens when you introduce a new colour palette to a tried and tested pattern. For students who are unsure of how to work the Fair Isle method instruction will be given.
Materials: part balls (a few yards each) in medium weight yarns, bring as many colours as you can and are willing to share, pair of yarn appropriate needles, squared paper, coloured pencils (if you have them). Homework: none.
Knitting as Meditation FULL Saturday, June 22 from 1:30 to 4:30
Twisting with the Cable Girl
Sunday, June 23 from 9 to noon Advanced beginner to intermediate
Fiona would like to teach the whole world how to knit cables because she LOVES the technique! In this workshop she will show you how to twist in a number of different ways, how to read charts and how to add cables to simple projects for stunning details. This workshop is a must for newer knitter who love the look of texture, or knitters who need a refresher with a twist. Materials: ball of light coloured medium weight yarn, yarn appropriate needles, cable needle. Homework: none.
Morphing Cables FULL Sunday June 23 from 1 to 4 pm Intermediate to advanced