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Upcoming Summer Classes!

June 27, 2020

With summer officially upon us we are excited to be offering three different online classes with our amazing instructors for some fun summer learning! Socks for Beginners with Holli Yeoh and Beyond the Basics: Intro to Colourwork and Beginner Knitting with Rebecca Glazier.

Whether you are learning knit for the first time or building on new skills and techniques, these classes are perfect for the warmer months as the projects you will be working on are all very portable so you can enjoy the wonderful experience of knitting outside under the shade of your favourite tree or beach umbrella.


Socks For Beginners with Holli Yeoh- 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

JULY DATES: Thursdays July 9, 16, 23 and 30th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

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OCTOBER DATES: Tuesdays October 6, 13, 20 and 27th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of  Holli Yeoh Designs

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


Beyond the Basics: Into to Colourwork – Online via ZOOM

Photo curtesy of Tin Can Knits

Come join Rebecca for this class of colour exploration as you work on the Clayoquot Toque pattern by local designers Tin Can Knits, the perfect hat for all seasons here on the West Coast.

In this project based class you will be introduced to Fair Isle knitting, also known as stranded colourwork, chart reading, knitting in the round and decreasing. Please have your gauge swatch completed before the first class.

“Clayoquot Sound is home to many beasts of feather, fur and fin. Orca whales hunt salmon in the rich and bountiful waters, and put on a show for the tourists. Black bears shamble along the beaches and bald eagles soar overhead, keen eyes searching for their next meal”
                                                                                                                                                                                            –Tin Can Knits

We have been given permission to use this free pattern for this class by the designer. Please visit their website and check out their other designs!

Suitable for: Advanced Beginner.

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

DATES: Tuesday’s July 7, 14, 21, 28th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

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


BEGINNER KNITTING with Rebecca Glazier – ONLINE via ZOOM

Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Glazier

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 a simple hat or arm warmers. The class includes 6 hours of instruction over 4 weeks in a single month.

Materials Included: One pair of 4.5mm bamboo needles and 100g of a worsted weight yarn, in choice of 4 colours, and a darning needle for finishing.

JULY DATES: Thursdays July 9, 16, 23 and 30th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

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

 

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