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Baaad Anna’s offers several classes with a sliding scale fee, which are affordable and respect our instructors’ work. When you register, please pay according to your income. Thank you.

2019 Classes



BUILDING BLOCKS beyond the basics WORKSHOP SERIES

Have you completed a beginner knitting class and enjoy participating in our learning community? Have you been knitting for a while and want to expand your skills? This class is for you. Using the Building Blocks book by Michelle Hunter, you will practice beginner-to-intermediate knitting techniques on twelve unique squares, which can be combined into a lap blanket. We suggest you take the Knitting Refresher Workshop before enrolling in Set A or B. You may enroll for the beginning of set A or set B after completing the Knitting Refresher.

MATERIALS NEEDED: • Worsted weight yarn (we recommend Sugar Bush Bold) • 5mm knitting needles (we recommend 60cm/24″ circular needles) • Building Blocks by Michelle Hunter (available for 50% off regular price with registration at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store)

Set A Class Description During set A—offered September, November, February, and April—you will learn how to knit one or two squares every week.

✩ Week one: Yarn Over and Bobbles (square 3)

✩ Week two: Cables, Slip Stitch (squares 5 & 8)

✩ Week three: Left Twist, SSK (squares 9 & 10)

NOVEMBER DATES: TBD

COST: $90+tax.

INSTRUCTOR: Barth Siemens

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

 

Set B Class Description You may enroll for the beginning of set A or set B. During set B—offered October, January, March, and May—you will learn how to knit one or two squares every week.

✩ Week four: Simple Decreases (square 4)

✩ Week five: Right Twist, Mock Cables (squares 6 & 7)

✩ Week six: Make One, Advanced Decreases (squares 11 & 12) During each class, practice your new stitches on a swatch before you continue on your next square. We suggest you begin a swatch plus the bottom border for each square covered in that class. You might decide to bring as many as three separate knit pieces, with three balls of yarn, if we are working two squares in a class. Otherwise, you could practice and unravel with a single ball of yarn. See below for a hint about holding stitches.

DECEMBER DATES: Tuesdays, December 3, 10 & 17, 6-8pm

COST: $90+tax.

INSTRUCTOR: Barth Siemens

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

 

Additional Class: We include two more classes in the Building Blocks course. You may register in advance or drop in—we hold a 2 open drop-in seats for additional participants.

Put it Together: learn to join the squares you have completed, using Mattress stitch (vertical seams), Overcast stitch (horizontal seams), and Slip stitch (crocheted seams).

DECEMBER DATE: Sunday, December 15. 1-2:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: Barth Siemens

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


2020 CLASSES



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  hat, scarf, or arm warmers. Minimum 3 participants and max 8 The class includes 6 hours of instruction over 3 or 4 weeks in a single month.

MATERIALS NEEDED:  One pair of 6mm needles and 100g of a chunky weight yarn. Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.

 

JANUARY DATES: Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23 & 30th from 6:00-7:30pm    — or —

FEBRUARY DATES: Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25th, from 6:00-7:30pm     — or —

MARCH DATES: Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, and 23rd from 6:00-7:30pm     — or —

APRIL DATES: Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23 & 30th from 6:00-7:30pm    — or —

MAY DATES: Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26th from 6:00-7:30pm

COST: $70-$90 (+tax) sliding scale

INSTRUCTOR: TBC

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


 

BEYOND THE BASICS

For knitters that are comfortable with the basic stitches. Bring whatever project with a new skill you would like to master, and our teacher will work with you to complete it over 6 hours of class time in either 3 or 4 sessions. Tackle a new pattern or project and master some new skills.

Minimum 3 participants and maximum 8

Materials needed: Bring a pattern and materials as needed. Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. Please visit before the start of the first class if you have not chosen a pattern or yarn. Our staff will be happy to help you.

 

JANUARY/FEB DATES: Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 27 & February 4th from 6:00-7:30pm; INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh     — or —

FEBRUARY DATES: Thursdays February 6, 13, 20 and 27th from 6:00-7:30pm; INSTRUCTOR: TBC     — or —

MARCH DATES: Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31st from 6:00-7:30pm; INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh     — or —

MARCH/APRIL DATES: Mondays March 30, April  6, 13, and 27th from 6:00-7:30pm; INSTRUCTOR: TBC     — or —

MAY DATES: Thursday, May 7, 14, 21, and 28th from 6:00-7:30pm; INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh

 

COST: $70 – $90(+tax) sliding scale To register visit us in store, call 604-255-2577, or register online here to reserve your spot!


 

BEGINNER SOCKS

More info soon.

Minimum 3 participants and maximum 8

Materials needed: Bring a pattern and materials as needed. Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. Please visit before the start of the first class if you have not chosen a pattern or yarn. Our staff will be happy to help you.

DATES: TBC

COST: $70 – $90(+tax) sliding scale

INSTRUCTOR: TBC

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


KIDS LEARN TO KNIT

Hey Kids! Come and learn the basics of knitting with a fun and engaging group of knitters & friends! This is a hands on class where you will learn how to start a project and the basic stitches so you will feel confident continuing on your own.  

In this class kids between the ages of 5 to 12 are invite to come learn how to knit—if you don’t already know—and/or learn new techniques while working on cool and simple projects like scarves, cowls, fingerless gloves or toys. Each kid knits what they want based on interest and skill level while being guided in a fun and engaging group of knitters and friends. All levels welcome. An interactive welcome booklet will be provided for each student at the beginning of the first class. Patterns/project ideas will be supplied for students based on their skill level & interest.

Materials needed: One pair of straight knitting needles—5 mm (US 8) to 8 mm (US 11)—and yarn—worsted to chunky weight. Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. Amanda will be available to help 30 minutes prior to the first class.

Scissors & tapestry needles will be provided for class time use.

 

JANUARY DATES: Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30th & Feb 6th from 4:30-5:30pm

COST: $60 (+tax)

INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Kaffka, from The Crafty Jackalop

Min 3 and max 8 participants for students from Kindergarten—age 5—through Grade 7.

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


BEGINNER SWEATER

Using a baby cardigan pattern that Holli Yeo has designed specifically for this class, you’ll learn the basics on sweater construction, shaping, swatching 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!

Suitable for advanced beginners and beyond.

 

DATES: Tuesdays April 7, 14, 21 and 28th from 6-7:30 pm

COST: $70 – $90 (+tax) sliding scale + materials

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh, of Holli Yeoh Designs

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