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June 2019

Ponchos, Ponchos, Ponchos-KAL, June 19th and July 3rd, 11:00-2:00

June 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Brigit Ponchos are back and they are super fun to knit and wear. Many have fairly simple construction are are easily accomplished by the adventurous beginner knitter and yet are quite the satisfying project for more advanced knitters as well. In this workshop knitters can pick from a variety of patterns including Casapinka's latest “pullover shawl”, Magical Thinking. Knitters can also choose to do Boden, an easy stranded knitting project that you could knit in 3 or 5 colours.…

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Colour Pooling-June 22nd, 1-4pm

June 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Mairi McKissock For anyone interested in getting the most out of hand-dyed yarns, this workshop explains how to analyse and work with the colour repeat of a space dyed yarn. You will work a simple garter stitch scarf beginning the project in class for completion at home. In this class, you will swatch and learn: how to select a yarn for intentional colour pooling what effects can be achieved with intentional pooling how to 'read' the colour repeat of…

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Yarn Over Magic, June 26th, 11:00-2:00

June 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Brigit One of the most versatile of stitches in knitting is the “Yarn Over”. It is pretty straight forward but at times seems complicated because sometimes you need to really think about where your yarn needs to be to knit or purl that next stitch. Once you wrap your brain around "Yarn Overs", it's amazing all the wonderful ways it adds texture and interest to your knitting. In its simplest form it is a basic increase stitch. Coupled with…

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July 2019

Yarn Over Magic, July 13th, 11:00-2:00

July 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Brigit One of the most versatile of stitches in knitting is the “Yarn Over”. It is pretty straight forward but at times seems complicated because sometimes you need to really think about where your yarn needs to be to knit or purl that next stitch. Once you wrap your brain around “Yarn Overs”, it’s amazing all the wonderful ways it adds texture and interest to your knitting. In its simplest form it is a basic increase stitch. Coupled with…

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September 2019

KAL with Brigit: Not so Mini Mini’s- Sept. 21st and Oct. 5th, 11-2

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Knitting Accessories with Not so Mini Minis. We have all seen them, the multitude of projects knit with mini skeins of yarn. These minis are often sold in tiny 100 yards or less skeins. But what if the project you want to knit takes just over 100 yards? I found this to be the case with The Crown Wools by Casapinka. The 100 yard minis I purchased were just shy of what I needed. But then I discovered Drops Baby…

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Make or Break Garment Skills, September 28th, 10-1

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Kate Atherley Are you wanting to improve your garment skills?? It's one thing to be a good or even great knitter but the proof is in the finishing. In this class you will become a pro. Discussion and demonstrations to answer garment-knitting FAQs: placing and working shaping (“increase 1 st at each end”) Creating smooth shoulder steps. Picking up stitches for necklines and collars. Key finishing tasks like blocking and seaming. Homework: There is homework for this class. When…

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Next Steps in Lace, September 28th, 1:30-4:30

September 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Kate Atherley So, You have already dipped you toe into the very deep well that is lace. You are intrigued and you want more! This class is for you. Kate will explore: A variety of more complex lace stitch patterns One and two-sided patterns Patterns with changing stitch counts Nupps Shetland bead stitches Attached edgings Materials: Students need to bring oddments of medium weight yarn and corresponding needles. Cost: $60

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October 2019

Lace 101 Oct.26th 11:00-12:30

October 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Linda This class is an introduction to the wonderful world of lace. Participants will learn how to create a basic lace pattern and some of the basics of chart reading. Length: 1.5 Hours Skills required: Participants must know the basics. Knit, purl, cast on and off Materials required: You will need to bring a light coloured medium weight yarn and corresponding needles in the style of your choice.

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November 2019

Holiday Small Knits KAL, Nov.2nd & 16th, 11-2:00

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

November 2nd and 16th, 11-2 Are you needing to knit a few small projects to gift this season? This KAL is all about planning and organizing your gift knitting so that at least a few special people can get hand knits this year. This means small projects like hats, cowls, scarves and mitts that can be knit up quickly and still look fantastic. Knitters can choose their own projects but if you need help deciding what to knit, Brigit will…

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Cables 101 Nov.9th, 11-12:30

November 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Linda Cables.......So beautiful but they are just too hard. NOT!!! Cables are probably the easiest fancy stitch to do. Participants will learn how to do the basic cables that make up most Aran knitting. How to change the direction of a cable to create a completely different look You will leave this class with the confidence to start a basic cable project Length: 1.5 hours Skills required: You must have the basics. Knit, purl, cast on and off. Materials:…

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