• Back to School


It’s back to school for the kiddies, so why not for you too? Time to learn a new skill or brush up the old ones. We have lots of great classes coming up this fall, a lot to get excited about! We have more classes then ever this fall, and more room for them in our new space. It’s a good time to be knitting.


Beginner Knitting

(With Deanna Krushinsky)
Have fun learning the basics of knitting.  This is a techniques based class where you learn to cast on and off, knit, purl, increase, decrease and whatever else you have time to do!  Follow this with the Beyond Beginner Class.
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Dates: Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4 & 18
Cost:   $95.00 + HST

Beginner Crochet

(With Deanna Krushinsky)
Learn the basics of crochet with stitches such as the slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and the triple crochet, increasing & decreasing, and crocheting in the round.  You will also learn chaining and working back & forth in rows from a foundation chain.  If time, basic pattern reading skills will be taught.  Most will have time to start some sort of beginner project, or you can make swatches and turn them into a scarf in the end.
Supply Requirements:  Crochet hook (5mm) and DK weight yarn to match.  Wool or acrylic is best as opposed to cotton or novelty yarn.
Time:  6:30-8:30pm
Dates:  Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 15, & 22
Cost:  $95.00 + HST


Beginner Lace Sampler Scarf Class

(With Alison H)
Alison, an avid lace knitter, will teach you a number of beginner lace stitches, of progressive difficulty in this class.  This is your opportunity to learn how to read charts if you wish, and walk away with a beautiful piece of wearable art, in the form of a Sampler Lace Scarf.
Time: 10-12 noon
Dates: Sept. 14, 21, & 28
Cost:  $75.00 + HST

Socks Soar on 2 Circular Needles

(With Alexa Ludeman)
Double pointed needles just aren’t for everyone! In this class we will learn to knit socks using 2 circular needles, no double points in sight.
Time:  6:30-8:30pm
Dates: Sept. 14, 21, 28
Cost:  $75.00 + HST

Glove Class

(With Amanda Kaffka)
Learn to knit the perfect fingerless texting gloves, with a convertible mitten flap, for extra warmth.  This simple pattern will get you going on double pointed needles, and teaches you basic glove-knitting techniques, using a fun hand dyed yarn , with fantastic colour choices
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Dates: Sept. 14, 21, & 28
Cost:   $75.00 + HST

Toy Workshop (CID designs)

(With Amanda Kaffka)
This whimsical class is going to be a lot of fun, using the ever-so-cute, CiD Hanscom Design kits.  There are a number of sweet creatures to choose from:  Harry Rabbit, Squeak the mouse, Tadeus Crocker, Croco Dehlia to name a few.  Amanda will assist you in working through the pattern, and help you with its final construction.
Supply Requirements:  Suggested yarn is Blue Sky Alpaca Sport or Melange & 2.25 mm needles, and fiber fill.
*Please Note:  Since these toys are fairly small, basic knitting skills are a prerequisite, with a concentration on fine motor skills.
Time:  6:30-8:30pm
Dates:  Oct. 26 & Nov. 2
Cost:    $50.00 + HST

Fiddlehead Mittens

(With Alexa Ludeman)

This popular class is back in action! Learn to knit using Fair Isle techniques (that’s 2 colours at once) and come away with a most beautiful pair of mittens with a sumptious soft lining.

Time:  6:30-8:30pm
Dates:  Oct. 5, 12, & 19
Cost:   $75.00 + HST (Materials Extra)
Supply Requirements:  Fiddlehead Mitten Pattern from www.helloyarn.com plus yarn & needles to match.


Making Knitting Possible (Level 1)

(With Astor Tsang)
Ever wanted to learn to knit? Thought you had two left thumbs?  Well here is your opportunity to finally learn how.  Astor has been teaching “know nothing” beginners for over 7 years in the lower mainland.   She believes that everyone can knit, even if some unconventional teaching methods are necessary to do so.
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Dates: Sept. 15, 22, 29, & Oct. 6
Cost:  $95.00 + HST (cost of book extra)

King Kong of Sock Monkey’s Class

(Alexa Ludeman)
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Dates: Sept. 15, 22, & 29
Cost:  $75.00 + HST


Knitting is Possible Level II

(Astor Tsang)
You already know how to knit, so what’s next you say?  This Beyond Beginner class covers a new topic and or technique each week.  Students are encouraged to pursue their own knitting projects during the class.  The class is structured so that there is ample time for problem solving and answering specific questions.  Come to the 1st class with an idea of what your want to work on, and Astor can help you pick out materials.
Time:  9:30-11:30am
Dates:  Sept. 16, 23, 30th, & Oct. 7
Cost:  $95.00 + HST

Lunch Hour QnA

(With Amanda Kaffka)
Time:  12-1
Date:   Starting Sept  16
Cost:  $20.00 + HST

Kids Club

(With Amanda Kaffka)
Amanda will instruct the basics of knitting whilst making a simple garter stitch scarf, and other fun interesting projects of your choice.
Time:  3:30-5:00pm
Dates:  Sept. 16, 23, & 30
Cost:   $60.00 + HST

Beyond Beginner Knitting

(Sandra Dunkin)
Now that you’ve learned the basic’s of knitting, and can’t wait to make a project, come join the beyond beginner knitting class.  From learning to read a pattern, to finishing techniques, Sandra will coach you through the obstacle course of your first garment.
Supply Requirements:  Basic pattern of your choice, and the yarn & needles that it specifies.
Time:  6:30-8:30pm
Dates: Sept. 9, 16, 23, & 30
Cost:  $95.00 + HST


Advanced Beginner Lace High Line Shawl Class

(Alison H)
Join us for a quick knit lace stole.  This charted pattern is knit up with 10mm needles and bulky yarn.  Take your beginner lace knitting skills to the next level!
Time:  10:00-12:00noon
Dates:  Sept. 17, 24, & Oct. 1
Cost:   $75.00 + HST
Intermediate Lace (Ophidian Lace Shawl)

(Alison H)
The Ophidian Shawl is worked from the top down, in a sock weight yarn.  The pattern begins with garter stitch, then gradually transitions to a textured lace pattern.  Beads are added as a subtle accent to the overall design, which ends with a gently scalloped border.
Time:  10:00-12:00 noon
Dates:  Oct. 8, 15 & 22nd
Cost:    $75.00 + HST (Cost of pattern not included)

QnA Session

(With Alexa Ludeman)
Have you taken any of Alexa’s ever so popular classes, but still had a question or two to ask her?
Well this is the place to do it.  Bring your projects and question’s to this semi-private (Min.2 Max. 3 people), for help with pattern reading, complicated stitches, or just clarification on a knitting technique.  You are welcome to stay for our Stitch n’ Bitch which follows, every Friday night, from 7-9pm.
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Starting Date:  January 15
Cost:   $20.00 + GST
*Please register by the Wednesday before*


Intermediate Lace Class: The Hemlock Ring Blanket

(With Alison H)
Knit a circular lap blanket!  The Hemlock Ring Blanket is Brooklyn Tweed’s retro modification of a 1942 doily.  Beginning at the centre, a star motif is worked, surrounded by waves of feather and fan stitches, and ending with a lovely loop border.
Time:  10:00-12:00noon
Date:   Sept. 11, 18, &25
Cost:   $75.00 + HST

Sock Bootcamp

(With Jackie Blackmore or Alexa Ludeman)
Learn to knit a sock in just one night!  Basic knitting skills are required.  You will knit a top-down, mini training sock on 4 DP needles, by the end of the 3 hour class.  An educational “Sock Knitting” handout and a free sock pattern will be included.
Supply Requirements:  3.25mm or 3.5mm DP
Needles and a small ball of aran weight yarn
Time:  1:00-4:00pm
Cost:    $30.00 + HST
Dates:  Session A: Sept. 11
Session B:  Oct. 9
Session C:  Nov. 13
Session D:  Dec. 11


QnA Session

(With Amanda Kaffka)
Time:  11-12
Cost:  $20.00 + HST
Any of the following Dates:  Sept. 12,
Or 19, or 26

Jewlery Knitting

(With Amanda Kaffka)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make knitted beaded jewellery?  Well now you can, in this fun and informative class, where you will learn how to make the perfect accessory; a beaded necklace.  Learn basic beading techniques and simple short row shaping, to create a beautiful piece of art you can wear or give away as a special gift, you can give this holiday season.
Time:  1:00-3:00pm
Dates:  Sept. 12, 19, & 26
Cost:   $75.00 + HST

Aran Block of the Month

With Sandra Dunkin
Begin with simple twists and progress to glorious cable work to create blocks for an incredible afghan.  Start a new block during the class session each month, and then finish it at home on your own time.  Please ensure you have ordered your yarn at least 2-3 weeks prior to the starting date of the class, to ensure you get to work in your favourite choice of yarn!
Prerequisite:  Basic knitting skills are required.
Supply Requirements:  2,259 meters of Aran Weight Yarn (Mission Falls 1824 Washable Wool is a great choice.  You will need 30 balls of this yarn.  There is a sample swatch of various different blocks, knit in different yarns, so you can make the best choice for you.
Dates:  4th  Sunday of the Month for 7 Months
(not including December)
Oct. 24, Nov.28, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March
27, April 17 & May 17
Please Note:  Final sign up date is Nov 28th
Time:  12:00-2:00
Cost:    $140.00 + GST (includes pattern)
This class will have a maximum enrollment # of  6 participants, so be sure to sign up early.

Advanced Knitting Techniques

(With Sandra Dunkin)
Time:    2:30-4:30pm
Cost:   $75.00 + HST
Dates:  Oct. 24,Nov. 14, 28, & Dec. 28th

If your looking to sign up just give us a call!

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