Skill Level: absolute beginner
This course is designed for the absolute beginner and covers ALL of the basics you’ll need to get started and keep you going. You will learn how to hold a hook, make a foundations chain, the basic crochet stitches, how to change yarns and colours, how to keep your edges straight – you should be able to make wristwarmers at this point. Then you’ll learn how to make a foundation ring or magic circle, how to keep your round flat with symmetrical increases, how to close your rounds properly, and how to interpret a schematic diagram (at this point you should be able to make a hat or a granny square).
Monday Jan 28, Feb 4 & 11: 6:30- 8:30pm
Intro to Socks
Skill level: intermediate-beginner (afte mitts)
Whether you’re just up for something different or you would like to learn to make socks for the first time, this class is a great place to begin. Here you will learn how to use double pointed needles, how to make short-row toes and heels, a mitred alternative to the heel-flap of the traditional cuff-down sock, and how to bind off with elasticity. Materials not included, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your class.
Tuesday Jan 29 & Feb 5: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Intro to Sweaters: Carbeth Cardie or Pullover
Skill Level: intermediate-beginner (after mitts or hats)
A great way to build your knitting skill-set, this fast and easy chunky cardigan will get a sweater under your belt in no time! Among other skills, you’ll learn knitting in the round, picking up stitches, decreasing, following a pattern, making buttonholes, and weaving in ends. You can choose to make this sweater as a cardigan (you’ll learn more skills) or if you’re feeling less intrepid as a simpler pullover.
Saturday Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23: 2pm to 4pm
Lace: Beginner & Beyond
Skill Level: moderate-beginner (after hats)
Lace isn’t just for advanced knitters! Novices learn the basics of knitting lace while making a gorgeous little wrap for yourself or as a gift for someone else. You’ll learn how to read a pattern, increase, decrease, make eyelets (yarn-overs), and use a life-line. Knitters who already have the fundamentals under their belt and want to up their game can also take this class and work on more advanced techniques and lace patterns. To take this class you must already know how to cast on, cast off, knit and purl.
Saturday February 2 & 8: 11am to 1 pm
Intro to Sweaters: Baby/Child Cardie
Skill Level: moderate-beginner (after hats or mitts)
A great way to build your knitting skill-set, this fast and easy little baby cardigan will get a sweater under your belt in no time! Among other skills, you’ll learn knitting in the round, picking up stitches, decreasing, following a pattern, making buttonholes, and weaving in ends.
Saturday March 2, 9 & 23: 2pm to 4pm