Announcement Classes

The Beauty of Cables

There is just something about cables that adds so much texture, culture and magic to a knitting project.

The origins of knitting cables can be traced back to the Aran Islands, a tiny group of islands off the coast of Ireland. What started as the locally popular Aran sweaters worn by fisherman to keep them warm on the seas has evolved into intricate cables twisting in and out of designs and colourwork. Cables can be found adorned on hats, sweaters and socks and beyond resembling Celtic knots to tree trunks and branches that seem to grow out from the project.

Our lovely store manager Sarah is a cable pro! Here are just a few of her beautiful projects she has made over the past year.

Whether you are new to cables or ready for the next challenge we have a class for you! Join Rebecca Glazier and enjoy her warm, fun and expertise instruction in our online classes with a focus on cables including the brand new Beyond the Basics: Colourwork and Cables – Online via Zoom.


BEYOND THE BASICS KNITTING CLASS: KNITTING ON DPNs IN THE ROUND AND CABLES with Rebecca Glazier – ONLINE via ZOOM

Take your basic knit and purl to another level by learning to knit in the round using DPN (double pointed needles), cables and increases by joining us to knit a pair of fingerless mitts. This online knit-a-long is a four week class that will break down a pattern into parts and give online help with our Knitting Teacher as you go along. You will work on each segment on the week in between and end with a finished product of a new pair of mitts.

We will be working together on a pair of fingerless mitts in this free pattern:

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, casting on and binding off.

DATES: Saturdays April 2, 9, 23 and 30th* from 10:30-12:00 pm PT.

*Please note there is no class on April 16th.

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


 

Beyond the Basics: Brioche Hat – Online via Zoom

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Glazier

Brioche is the “it” knit for undeniable reasons, the technique creates beautifully textured, colourful and reversible results. In this four part class you will learn how to knit two colour brioche in the round and reversible cables to make the stunning Flaming Beanie by Elzbieta Torenc.

Prior knowledge of brioche is not a requirement as this will be covered in the class! So if you have been wanting to try your hand at this popular technique and not sure where to start, this is the class for you.

Skills Required:  Confident in knitting and purling, cast on/bind off and knitting in the round.

DATES: Saturday April 2, 9, 23 and 30th from 12:30-2:00 pm PT.

*Please note there is no class on April 16th.

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


Photo courtesy of Rebecca Glazier
Learn the magic of combining colourwork along with cables in this beautiful Norrland hat by Sara Huntington Burch.

The pattern “makes use of cables and stranded colorwork at the same time to represent the entwining branches of winter trees in the snow at twilight. The combination of these two methods puts a new spin on the standard fair isle…”

∼Sara Huntington Burch

Rebecca has adapted the pattern to include a smaller size smaller as well as adding a rolled stockinette border.

Skills Required: Confident in knitting and purling. Previous experience of colourwork is helpful but not essential.

DATES: Wednesdays April 6, 13, 20 and 27th from 6:00-7:30 pm PT.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

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

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 6 years.

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Please see here all our upcoming classes including our IN-PERSON INDIGO DYEING WORKSHOP!

 

 

 

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