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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.

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.

FEBRUARY DATES: Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 6:00-7:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: Paula Lindner

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

INSTRUCTOR: TBC

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

INSTRUCTOR: TBC

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


 

BEYOND THE BASICS

For knitters that are comfortable with the basic stitches, here’s a way to conquer your next knitty challenge. Bring whatever 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 all 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 less than a week away! Work with an amazing local designer to 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 your project requires. Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. Please visit at least a half hour 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 DATES: Thursdays, January 16, 23, & 30th from 6:00-8:00pm;     — or —

FEBRUARY DATES: Thursdays February 6, 13, & 27th from 6:00-8:00pm;     — or —

MARCH DATES: Tuesdays, March 10, 17, & 24th from 6:00-8:00pm;      — or —

MARCH/APRIL DATES: Mondays March 30, April  6th and 20th from 6:00-8:00pm   — or —

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

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

COST: $70 – $90(+tax) sliding scale

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


 

SOCKS FOR BEGINNERS

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—knit with your own hands? Then this is the class for you!
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
 
MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • 3.25mm needles for a DK weight sock OR 3.75mm needles for a Worsted weight sock; choose either DPNs, two 24″ circular needles for two circulars method, or one 32″ or longer circular needle for the Magic Loop method
  • 375yd/345m of DK weight OR 350yd/320m of Worsted weight yarn; we recommend a wool-nylon blend or cotton-elastic blend for best results.
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store before class.

 

JANUARY DATES: Mondays, January 13, 20, 27th, and February 3rd from 6:00-7:30pm;     — or —

MARCH DATES: Mondays March 2, 9, 16, & 23th from 6:00-7:30pm

 

COST: $70 – $90(+tax) sliding scale

Minimum 3 participants and maximum 8

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

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


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!


BEGINNER SWEATER

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!

Suitable for advanced beginners and beyond.
Materials needed:
  • 330 yd (300 m) of worsted weight wool
  • 3.75 mm (US 5) straight or circular needles (or size required to obtain gauge)
  • 3.5 mm (US 4) straight or circular needles (or one size smaller than size to obtain gauge)
  • stitch holders or waste yarn
  • stitch markers
  • 5 buttons 3⁄4″ (19 mm) 

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

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!


FIXING COMMON MISTAKES WORKSHOP: BEGINNER

Description: $%#$@#^! Isn’t knitting supposed to be relaxing??
Learn how to get yourself out of a knitting related disaster and get back on track.

Picking up dropped stitches, fixing missed increases and twisted stitches, un-knitting (cleverly known as TINKing as it is the word KNIT backwards!) and other common
fixes will be covered in this 3hr workshop.

Skills needed: You’re comfortable with the basics and know how to decrease, increase, and follow simple pattern instructions.

 

Materials needed:

  • Homework swatch (instructions given upon registration)
  • Smooth, worsted weight yarn in a light colour (should have at least 2 plies and preferably some wool content)
  • Appropriately sized knitting needles to work with yarn
  • Double pointed needles (DPNs) 1-2 sizes smaller (wood or bamboo, if possible)
  • Crochet hook (similar size to knitting needles)
  • Scissors
  • Blunt darning needle
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Knitter’s tool kit

If needed, materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.

FEBRUARY DATES: Saturday Feb 1st Noon-3pm;     — or —

APRIL DATES: Sunday Apr 19th 9:30am-12:30pm

COST: $55

Minimum 5 and max 10 participants

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

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


 

FIXING COMMON MISTAKES WORKSHOP: INTERMEDIATE

Description: 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 advance 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.

 

Materials needed:

  • Two homework swatches (instructions given upon registration)
  • Smooth, worsted weight yarn in a light colour (should have at least 2 plies and preferably some wool content)
  • Appropriately sized knitting needles to work with yarn
  • Double pointed needles (DPNs) 1-2 sizes smaller (wood or bamboo, if possible)
  • Crochet hook (similar size to DPNs)
  • Small blocking square, or foam mat, or piece of corrugated cardboard about 12”square
  • T-pins or pins with a large, glass bead head
  • Reading glasses, if you need them!
  • Point protectors, or two runner bands
  • Knitter’s tool kit

If needed, needles and point protectors can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. Please bring all other supplies with you.

FEBRUARY DATES: Saturday Feb 8th Noon-3pm;     — or —

MAY DATES: Sunday May 3rd 9:30-12:30

COST: $55

Minimum 5 and max 10 participants

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

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


ENTRELAC WORKSHOP

Get hands-on with a new technique in this 3 hour workshop with local designer Holli Yeoh. Learn 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. After class, you have the option to turn your wrist warmer into a mitten by following the Pulse Point pattern on your own.

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

Materials needed:

  • Small amount of 3-4colours worsted weight yarn in light to medium colours (if you want to make a full pair of mittens after the class with your workshop sample, you’ll need about 130m of your main colour); In store yarn recommendation: Noro Taiyo
  • 3.25 & 4 mm (US 3& 6) circular needles, 32” (80 cm) long
  • Stitch markers
  • Basic knitter’s toolkit
If needed, materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.
Materials included: Digital copy of Holli Yeoh’s Pulse Point mitten pattern.
DATES: Saturday February 1st from 3:30-6:30pm

COST: $60(+tax)

Minimum 5 and max 10 participants

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

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


TIP-TOE-UP SOCKS (Learn toe-up sock construction in 3 hr workshop)

Learn how to knit toe-up socks with completely replaceable heels and toes from local designer Holli Yeoh. This is a skill-building workshop with plenty of new techniques such as Turkish Cast On, knitting on two circular needles or Magic Loop on one long circular needle, grafting on the needles and a stretchy sewn bind off on the needles. After practicing your new skills on a sampler in class, you’ll be ready to go home and cast on a sock for yourself.

Skills needed: Knit, purl, increasing and decreasing, knitting in the round.

Materials needed:

  • Two colours of a small amount (partial balls will work) of a double knit or worsted weight yarn in light to medium colours
  • Two circular needles in an appropriate size for the yarn
  • Locking stitch marker
  • Basic knitter’s toolkit
If needed, materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.
Materials included: Digital copy of Holli Yeoh’s Toe Up Socks pattern.
You’ll be making a sampler, so using leftover yarn is okay. If your circular needles aren’t the same size (e.g. you have one 4.0mm and one 4.5mm) we can make that work too. Ideally the circular needles should be in different materials or colours, but don’t go out and buy them especially for the class. If you prefer to learn Magic Loop, bring one circular needle at least 32″ (80 cm) long in an appropriate size for your yarn. Holli will show you how to apply what you’re learning to finer yarn and smaller needles for future socks.
DATES: Saturday February 8st from 3:30-6:30pm

COST: $60(+tax)

Minimum 5 and max 10 participants

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

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