Fall 2011 Classes and Workshops

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Beginner Knitting

This is a beginner knitting class for anyone who has never picked up
needles, or for someone who is looking for a beginner refresher.
Participants will learn the basics including casting on, knitting,
purling and casting off. The class project will be a choice between
simple leg warmers, hat, scarf, or arm warmers. Minimum 5 participants
and maximum 8. The class runs for 4-week and includes a Baaad Anna’s beginner manual.

Dates: Tuesday’s
September 6, 13, 20, 27 or
October 4, 11, 18, 25 or
November 1, 8, 15, 22
Time:  6pm – 7:30pm
Cost: $65-$85 (+ hst) sliding scale
Instructor: Hilary Jones
Materials needed: One pair of 6.5mm needles and 2 ball of a chunky
weight yarn.


BEYOND THE BASICS – Intermediate

For those who can knit and purl and want to take their knitting to the
next level. This class is project based, bring a pattern that you want to tackle or we’ll help you find one. Make that sweater or hat, or project you always wanted but didn’t have the skills! Minimum 5
participants and maximum 8. This class runs for 4-weeks.

Date: Thursday’s
September 8, 15, 22, 29 or
October 6, 13, 20, 27 or
November 3, 10, 17, 24
Time:  6 – 7:30pm
Cost: $65-$85 (+ hst) sliding scale
Instructor: Hilary Jones and/or Anna Hunter
Materials needed: Materials will be based on the project chosen.

**We are now offering a day-time version of the beyond the basics class, works great for parents with kids in school**

Date:  Wednesday’s Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5
Time:  9:30am – 11:00am
Cost:  $65 –  $85 (+hst) Sliding Scale
Instructor:  Hilary Jones


SOCKS with PATTI – Intermediate

knit socks!


The basics of sock knitting will be taught over the course of three evening classes. The basics include; mastering knitting on double pointed needles, turning a heel and grafting a toe. Participants must know how to cast on, knit and purl to take this class. Minimum 5 participants and maximum 8.

Dates: Sunday’s Sept 18, Oct 2, 16

Time: 1pm – 3pm
Cost:  $65 – $85 (+hst) sliding scale
Instructor: Patti Mclaughlin
Materials needed: One set of 2.25mm double pointed needles and one 100g ball of sock yarn. Supplies can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s.


Have you ever seen a yarn you fell in love with, only to be unable to find just the right pattern for it? Or have you carefully and correctly knitted a pattern only to find that it doesn’t quite fit
your body like it did the pattern model’s?

Only recently have knitters been given painstakingly detailed, step-by-step instructions to work with. In the past, knitters learned basic shapes, formulas, and techniques rather than patterns, and they
made sweaters to fit the wool and the person. In this class, you will be guided through designing and knitting your own sweater to fit. Come with yarn you love and prepare to emancipate yourself from pattern

Prerequisites: must know how to knit, purl, cast on, cast off, increase, and decrease.

Dates: Sunday’s Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 27, Dec 11, 18 (12 hours instruction)
Time: 12 – 2pm
Cost:  $110  – $125 (+hst) sliding scale  materials NOT included
Instructor: Kirsten Zerbini
Materials needed: a materials sheet will be printed for or emailed to you when you register for the class. Please also bring the following: a measuring tape, a pad of paper, a calculator, a darning needle, a crochet hook, stitch markers, and a copy of Knitting In the Old Way by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts OR Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Both are excellent books that will guide you through the process, although the Gibson-Roberts book contains more comprehensive technical information.



Free form sample

Freeform knitting and crochet is a fun way for knitters to explore the artistic possibilities of knitting to make blankets, wall hangings, handbags, or pillow covers that resemble paintings done in yarn. Google artists like Prudence Mapstone or Jenny Dowd to see examples of the technique.

You should have a grasp of basic knitting and/or crochet techniques, but you can freeform with a range of skills from the rudimentary to the advanced. In class, we’ll cover shaping techniques, joins, seaming, picking up stitches neatly, judging the right needle or hook size for a particular yarn, and modular knitting.

Date: Sunday’s Oct 2, 9
Time: 12 – 2pm
Cost: $50 (+hst)
Instructor: Kirsten Zerbini
Materials needed:
1. Any yarn you like, and bring your stash! Freeforming is the perfect use for tiny bits of interesting yarn. Bring yarn to swap – the more variety, the better.
2. A variety of needles and/or hooks in different sizes, (both straight and circular needles will be of use.
3. A darning needle.
4. Optional: a stitch dictionary.



This traditional Newfoundland Mitten is a winner for Holiday gifts and can be knit up in a few days! The thrums felt for extra insulation and are super cozy! The pattern is knit on 2 needles, so are accessible to beginner knitters. This class will teach you the basics of thrumming and how to make a simple mitten! Participants must have a good grasp of casting on, knitting, purling and increasing/decreasing!

Date: Sunday’s November 13, 20
Time: 1 – 3pm
Cost:  $45 – $60 (+hst) Sliding Scale
Instructor:  Patti Mclaughlin
Materials: 100 grams of Briggls and Little Heritage Wool (or similar worsted weight yarn), 50 grams of roving.

thrummed mitten explosion

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