Knitting

2024 Knitting Classes

*Refunds or credit are only offered up to 72 hours prior to the start of class or workshop. *Full list of policies here.



Coming Up:

Beginner Knitting 

MAR Dates: Tuesdays March 5, 12, 19 and 26th from 6:30-8:30 pm ~or~

APR DATES: Tuesdays April 2, 9, 16 and 23rd from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Photo courtesy of Jackie Blackmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever wanted to learn how to knit & master the basics of knitting? Then this is the class for you!

Over 4 weeks, students will learn to: cast on and off, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, basic increases & decreases, and finishing skills. We will discuss needle sizes and yarn weights, gauge, how to read a yarn ball label & a knitting pattern.

Students will practice all the steps in class and then in week 3 & 4 will apply their new skills towards their first project: knit stitch-sampler hand warmers.

After completing this class, you will be well on your way to becoming a knitter!

Materials (Included in the cost)

  • One pair of 5.00mm bamboo needles
  • 100g of Cascade 220 worsted weight yarn.
  • Darning needle for finishing

COST: $120 (+tax) All materials and pattern included. *Please note new price due to longer instructional time.

MAR Dates: Tuesdays March 5, 12, 19 and 26th from 6:30-8:30 pm ~or~

APR DATES: Tuesdays April 2, 9, 16 and 23rd from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Minimum 3 participants and max 6

INSTRUCTOR: Jackie Blackmore

Jackie is an avid knitter, fibre artist & teacher. She appreciates how knitting keeps your brain sharp while still being so meditative, restorative and creative. She loves teaching knitting to new students and sharing all the helpful tools, tips and tricks she’s learned over the years.

Photos courtesy of Jackie Blackmore


Beginner Hat – On the C Train Class

MAR DATES: Wednesdays March 6 and 13th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm ~or~

MAY DATES: Tuesdays May 7 and 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

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Want to build on your basic knitting skills? The On The C Train Hat by Espace Tricot is the perfect next step pattern!

Learn to knit a classic ribbed style toque in the round on circular needles or DPNs, we will also cover how to determine the perfect length and fit, add a brim, shape for the crown and cinch up the top of your hat for finishing or adding a pom pom.

Knit with 1 strand of worsted weight wool and 1 strand of lace weight mohair your finished hat will keep you cozy & warm all winter long. Also, makes a wonderful Christmas gift too!

Prerequisites: Beginner knitting skills; Student should be able to cast on, knit, purl & cast off.

Materials Needed:

Notes on Yarn Options:

The pattern calls for one strand of Worsted weight yarn held together with one strand of Lace weight Mohair, but if someone is sensitive to mohair, suri alpaca would be a nice alternative. Alternatively you can hold a single strand of aran weight yarn as listed below. 

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.

MAR DATES: Wednesdays March 6 and 13th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm ~or~

MAY DATES: Tuesdays May 7 and 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

COST: $60 (+tax) Materials not included

Minimum 3 participants and maximum 8

INSTRUCTOR: Jackie Blackmore

Jackie is an avid knitter, fibre artist & teacher. She appreciates how knitting keeps your brain sharp while still being so meditative, restorative and creative. She loves teaching knitting to new students and sharing all the helpful tools, tips and tricks she’s learned over the years.

Photo courtesy of © Espace Tricot

To register, call 604-255-2577, or register online here to reserve your spot

 


Sock Boot Camp Workshop

APR DATES: Saturday, April 13th from 9:30 am- 12:30 pm.

Learn the basics of sock knitting in 3 hours while knitting a cuff down mini sock!

Broken down into easy-to-follow segments you will learn: the anatomy of a sock, how to turn a heal, shape a gusset, determine the right size/length for your sock and shape a toe.

Students with leave the workshop with all the skills they need & a pattern to knit a pair of adult socks.

Prerequisites:
  • Student can Knit, Purl, Increase & Decrease and have some experience knitting in the round.
  • The pattern is both written for and taught using double pointed needles. If your preference for small diameter is magic loop that is fine so long as you are very experienced with that method.

Materials Needed:

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.

APR DATES: Saturday, April 13th from 9:30 am- 12:30 pm.

COST: $45(+tax) Materials not included

Minimum 3 participants and maximum 6

INSTRUCTOR: Jackie Blackmore

Jackie is an avid knitter, fibre artist & teacher. She appreciates how knitting keeps your brain sharp while still being so meditative, restorative and creative. She loves teaching knitting to new students and sharing all the helpful tools, tips and tricks she’s learned over the years.

Photo courtesy of Jackie Blackmore

To register, call 604-255-2577, or register online here to reserve your spot!


Beyond the Basics Knitting Class

DATES: Thursdays May 2, 9 and 16th from 6:30-9:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a knitting project you want to start, but need some guidance to get it right? Are you struggling with a project on your needles and need some help to take the next steps? This class is for you!

Bring your own project with a new skill you would like to master, and our teacher will work with you over 6 hours of class time to teach you the skills you need to succeed in its completion.
Self-paced with the project of your choice, this is a class for knitters of different skill levels to try a new technique, while receiving help and feedback on their work-in-progress.

No need to abandon a project when help is here!

Materials Needed: Bring a pattern and materials as your project requires. Please call or email If you need help choosing a pattern or yarn a few days in advance of your class. Our staff will be happy to help you.

*No intarsia projects for this session please.

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.

DATES: Thursdays May 2, 9 and 16th from 6:30-9:30 pm.

COST: $75.00 (+tax)

Minimum 3 participants and max 8

INSTRUCTOR: Dana Dekoven

Dana has been a passionate spinner, dyer, knitter, and all-round fibre enthusiast for most of her life. She brings a welcoming approach and more than two decades’ experience teaching engagingly hands-on workshops and courses. When not experimenting with fibres, yarn and dyes, she teaches knitting to seniors.

To register, call 604-255-2577, or register online here to reserve your spot!

Saturday/Sunday Shrug Class

DATES: TBD

Photo courtesy of Jackie Blackmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s nothing cozier and more stylish than a striped ribbed Shrug. Come learn how to knit the Saturday/Sunday Shrug (a wildly popular pattern by Jackie Rose! No swatches needed!

This pattern is a basic canvas for a ribbed shrug knit in the round and you bring the creativity (will you add stripes, mix yarns, or marl colours? It’s up to you!)

Students will learn every step of the pattern including: the seamless Tubular Cast on & Cast Off, how to knit in the round, plan out your stripes, marl or colour changes and the trick to knitting jogless stripes in the round!

Warning: knitting shrugs is highly addictive and they also make wonderful gifts.

Prerequisites: Beginner knitting skills; Student should be able to cast on, knit, purl & cast off.

Materials Needed:

Notes on Yarn Options:

The pattern calls for either one strand of Worsted or one strand of Bulky weight yarn held together with one strand of Lace weight Mohair, but if someone is sensitive to mohair, suri alpaca would be a nice alternative. Alternatively one could knit holding a single strand of the appropriate weight for the pattern.

The possibilities are endless for these two patterns and the staff at Baaad Anna’s are on hand to help with any questions you may have.

(If striping, divide Total Yarn needed by the number of colours to determine how much yarn you will need of each colour)

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  • Crochet Hook (similar or smaller in size to needle) & 1 meter of waste yarn for Tubular Cast On
  • Darning needle, Stitch markers, scissors
  • A copy of either the Saturday or Sunday Shrug – available to download for free on Ravelry.

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.

DATES: TBD

COST: $90 (+tax) Materials not included

Minimum 3 participants and maximum 8

INSTRUCTOR: Jackie Blackmore

Jackie is an avid knitter, fibre artist & teacher. She appreciates how knitting keeps your brain sharp while still being so meditative, restorative and creative. She loves teaching knitting to new students and sharing all the helpful tools, tips and tricks she’s learned over the years.

To register, call 604-255-2577, or register online here to reserve your spot!


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