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Spotlight on Classes with Designer Holli Yeoh

May 14, 2020

We are so excited to be to offering the following workshops and classes ONLINE via Zoom with amazing local designer,Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs.

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

Check out our array of classes we worked with Holli to make available worldwide through an online classroom; and share with any friends you know that would benefit from some refined crafting in their lives. Even better, do a class WITH a friend and rekindle some bonds over a set of needles!

INTERMEDIATE FIXING COMMON MISTAKES WORKSHOP

ONLINE via ZOOM

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

Knitting and mistakes go hand in hand. All knitters, even the most advanced ones make mistakes. You already know how to make simple fixes like dealing with a dropped stitch or twisted stitches. Now it’s time to kick it up a notch and learn some advanced skills to fix your mistakes. We’ll concentrate on lace and cables, ripping out small sections and recreating them row by row instead of ripping out several rows or the entire project.

Skills needed: You’re comfortable with the basics and know how to knit simple lace and cables, read a chart, and follow simple pattern instructions.

MAY DATE: Sunday May 24th from 9:30am-12:30pm

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 

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ADVANCED BEGINNER SHORT ROWS WORKSHOP

ONLINE via Zoom

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

Learn several methods for working short rows and see how they compare so you can decide on your favourite method.  Features techniques found in the Ebb & Flow blanket and Eventide pullover.

Included will be the wrap and turn and Japanese short rows among other lesser known methods. The Ebb & Flow blanket from the book, Tempest is a wonderful beginner’s project for practicing short rows.

Skills needed:

Knit, purl, cast on and bind off —advanced beginner.

DATE: Saturday May 23 from 9:30-12:30

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

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INTERMEDIATE ENTRELAC IN-THE-ROUND WORKSHOP

ONLINE via Zoom

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

Discover how to create a basket-weave effect with your knitting. In this project-based, introductory class, you’ll learn how to knit entrelac in-the-round while making a wrist warmer.

Optional: After class you have the option to turn your wrist warmer into a mitten with the provided Pulse Point pattern by Holli Yeoh.

Skills needed:

Knitting in the round, familiarity with different kinds of decreases (k2tog, ssk), picking up stitches.

DATES: Saturday May 30th from 9:30am-12:30pm.

COST: $95 (+tax)

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

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MENDING WORKSHOP

ONLINE via ZOOM

Photo Courtesy of Holli Yeoh

We spend too much time on our hand knits to throw them away when they get a hole. Join Holli Yeoh for a three-hour, practical repair class. You’ll learn Swiss darning, stocking darning and how to use a knitted patch to repair a hole. The techniques are transferable to commercially made garments, as well.

Holli will share other repair strategies including needle felting to repair small holes.
Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and beyond.

MAY DATE: Sunday, May 17th from 9:30am-12:30pm

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

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BEGINNER SWEATER CLASS

ONLINE via ZOOM

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

Using a baby cardigan pattern that Holli Yeoh has designed specifically for this class, you’ll learn the basics on sweater construction, shaping, swatching, pattern reading and lots of other helpful tips. Come to class with your first gauge swatch already knit and you’ll be well on your way to completing your first sweater. By the end of the class you’ll have the skills to tackle a full-sized sweater for yourself!

Expect to work on the project at home between classes so you’ll be ready to learn the next step in the sweater at the next class.

Suitable for advanced beginners and beyond.

MAY/JUNE DATES: Fridays, May 22, 29, June 5 and 12th from 9:30am 9:30-11:00 am

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

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SOCKS FOR BEGINNERS

ONLINE via Zoom

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

For the knitter who has been knitting for a while and feels like they’ve found their footing. Let’s put a sock on it!

Over a few weeks you will knit a top-down boot sock (DK-weight) or an around-home sock (Worsted-weight). You can also knit a tiny sock if you don’t have time for homework. If you’re a knitting socks for someone else, bring in their measurements: foot circumference around the ball of the foot and length.

Techniques To Be Learned:

Holli’s favourite stretchy cast on
Circular knitting with double-pointed needles (DPNs), or two circular needles or one long circular needle for Magic Loop (your choice)
Avoiding ladders and loose stitches
Heel construction including heel flap, heel turn and picking up stitches around the heel
Grafting (Kitchener stitch)
Getting the right fit

MAY/JUNE DATES: Mondays May 25th, June 1, 8, 15th from 9:30-11:00am

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

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THESE ARE ALL ONLINE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class; OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup which can be arranged any day between 11am-2pm).

 

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