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Knitting

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.

Registration details can be found here.


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 runs for 4 weeks  (6 hours altogether) and includes a Baaad Anna’s beginner handout.

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

APRIL DATES: Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17 & 24th from 6:00-7:30pm -or-

MAY DATES: Thursdays May 3, 10, 24 & 31st from 6:00-7:30pm (note: there is no class May 17th) -or-

JUNE DATES:  Mondays June 4, 11, 18 & 25th from 6:00-7:30pm

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

INSTRUCTOR: Barth Siemens


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.

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

MAY DATES: Tuesdays May 1, 8, 22 & 29th from 6:00-7:30pm (note: there is no class May 15th) -or-

JUNE DATES:  Thursdays June 7, 14, 21, & 28th from 6:00-7:30pm

COST: $70 – $90(+tax) sliding scale

INSTRUCTOR: Barth Siemens


FIRST TIME SOCKS

You have been knitting for a while and feel like you’ve found your footing.  Do you want to put a sock on it – knit with your own hands? Then this is the class for you!

In three weeks, you will have a knit a boot sock (DK-weight yarn) or an around-home sock (Worsted-weight yarn). You can also knit a tiny sock if you don’t have time for homework.

Techniques learned:

  • Jeny’s Stretchy slipknot Cast-on
  • circular knitting with double-pointed needles (DPNs)
  • avoiding ladders and loose stitches
  • picking up stitches for heel
  • Kitchener stitch

Materials Needed: One set of 3.5mm-4mm DPNs and 100gm of DK or Worsted weight yarn and tapestry needle. Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store before class.

DATES:  Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19 & 26th from 6:00-7:30pm

COST: $70 – $90 (+tax) sliding scale

INSTRUCTOR: Barth Siemens

 


MENDING WORKSHOP with Holli Yeoh

We spend too much time on our hand knits to throw them away when they get a hole. Join Holli Yeoh for a three-hour, hands-on repair class. You’ll learn Swiss darning, stocking darning and how to use a knitted patch to repair a hole. The techniques are transferable to commercially made garments, as well.
Holli will demonstrate how to use decorative embroidery as a repair strategy as well as needle felting to repair small holes.

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

 

Materials needed: Holli Yeoh’s Repair Kit (valued at $31) is included in the cost of this workshop and includes: Eucalan sample, bent-tip needle, straight needle, needle felting needle, foam, locking stitch markers, small embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, sweater/blanket storage bag.

Please bring:

  • If you have one, bring a swatch from a completed project in stockinette stitch on smooth yarn (so you can see the stitches) that you are comfortable cutting, or
  • If you’d like to make one, you could work up a 5 inch square swatch in a smooth yarn, preferably wool. Work in stockinette stitch with a moss or garter stitch border.
  • Some small amounts of yarn for repairs in the same weight as your swatch but not in the same colour. For this class, you want to be able to see your fixes!
  • Knit items (hand or commercial knits) with holes or thin spots for a discussion on strategies for fixing them
  • Two double pointed needles in a size appropriate for the weight of yarn/swatch
  • Crochet hook approximate size of knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Basic knitter’s toolkit (any other items you tend to use)

 

DATES: Sunday May 6th from 2:00-5:00pm

COST: $82.00 (+tax) includes Holli Yeoh mending kit valued at $32.00

Minimum 5 and max 10 participants

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh, of Holli Yeoh Designs



Registration Details

Visit the store or call 604-255-2577 to register today.