Upcoming Classes
All classes are to be booked by phone and must be paid in full at time of booking. If a class is cancelled by either myself or the instructor, a full refund will be issued.
To book a class, please call 1-905-274-4115

Saturday December 2, 2017, 10am - 1:00pm (3 hours)

Socks 101 with Kate Atherley

Learn how to make top-down socks on double-pointed needles. Starting with a mini “training sock”, we teach you everything you need to know to knit socks - from working in the round to turning the heel to shaping the toe. Once you’ve mastered the mini, we’ll provide patterns and yarn recommendations for you to get started on your first pair of socks. Along the way, we share lots of tips and techniques, including easy ways to join the round – without twisting! -- handling the gusset pickup, and a beginner-friendly no-graft toe. If you’ve not made socks before, this is the class for you. I also demonstrate Magic Loop and patterns provided permit use of both DPNs and magic loop.


SKILL LEVEL: advanced beginner/intermediate - knitters must be comfortable with knit, purl, ribbing and decreasing; some experience working in the round is preferable but not absolutely required
MATERIALS REQUIRED: 4 or 4.5mm/US #6-7 DPNs and scrap medium-weight yarn in a light colour

Cost: $65 (yarn included)


Saturday December 2, 2017, 1:30pm-4:30pm (3 hours)

Mittens 101 with Kate Atherley

Mittens are not only a key winter wardrobe item, and a great gift, but they're also a terrific way to learn some new knitting skills. This class takes knitters through a mini "training" mitten – a classic cuff-up mitt with gusseted thumb – so that they can learn everything they need about making mitts in a short amount of time. Once you’ve mastered the mini, we’ll provide patterns and yarn recommendations for you to get started on a pair of quick-knit, fun to knit mittens – just in time for the gift-giving season! Along the way, we share lots of tips and techniques, including easy ways to join the round – without twisting, and ways to solve problems and make the process quick and easy! We’ll also talk about how to make fingerless versions, and other style and fit customizations.


SKILL LEVEL: advanced beginner/intermediate - knitters must be comfortable with knit, purl, ribbing and decreasing; some experience working in the round is preferable but not absolutely required
MATERIALS REQUIRED: 4 or 4.5mm/US #6-7 DPNs and scrap medium-weight yarn in a light colour

Cost: $65 (yarn included)


Saturday Dec.9th 10am - 1pm (3 hours)

Double Knitting with Charles Voth

Do you struggle with uneven tension in your colourwork? Are you shy to show uneven floats on the back of your fairisle knits? Wouldn't it be great to knit a fairisle scarf that doesn't have a wrong side? Take this double knitting class and you will be amazed at how easily these issues are solved. In this class you will make a hot pad or trivet using 2 colours of yarn to knit a project that is double the thickness of normal stockinette stitch, but that is completely reversible, with no wrong side. This technique is possible for both throwers and pickers, and you can even feed one colour from each hand. If you are a knitter that is comfortable with reading the orientation of your stitches, is comfortable with purling, and enjoys projects that take some concentration, you will be able to succeed in this class. It's not for true beginners or for those who thrive on mindless knitting only.

Materials: Peer Gynt, 2 balls. 4mm needles
Cost: $65 (Yarn included)


Saturday Dec.9th 1:30pm - 3:30pm (2 hours)

Shadow Knitting with Charles Voth

You're already a knitter, but wouldn't it be fun to be a magician, too? If you learn shadow knitting you can wow your friends and the recipients of your knitted gifts without the fuss of complicated colourwork. This technique creates a dimensional illusion with a simple shift in perspective. Using stripes of garter and stockinette stitch in a particular arrangement, you can hide a message or a motif in your knits. When you look at it straight on, there doesn't seem to be anything by stripes and texture, but from an angle, an image appears. In this class you will design your own chart or use the one that is provided to create an illusion of shadows and highlights in a small knit project.

Materials: 2 balls DK weight yarn and 4mm needles
Cost $55 (Yarn included)

To book a class, please call 1-905-274-4115

Prices are subject to change

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