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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 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.

NOVEMBER DATES:  Tuesdays November 13, 20, 27 & Dec 4th from 6:00-7:30pm

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

INSTRUCTOR: Barth Siemens


**NEW** BUILDING BLOCKS beyond the basics WORKSHOP SERIES

Need a knitting refresher? Or thinking about what you can learn next? This Building Blocks series can take your beginner skills and stitch them into knitting expertise. Select workshops that interest you and work towards completing a sampler blanket.

Prerequisite: Comfortable with your cast on, knit, purl, fixing basic mistakes and cast-off.

Maximum of 8 participants; This is a drop-in series so the teacher will be available each week even if no one preregisters. However, the maximum participants filled in a first come bases so per-registration is recommended. Please see registration details here.

Please note:

  • Drop in is allowed if space available. Pre-registration recommended; Please call store at 604 255 2577 to register
  • If only one person shows up, they can opt-in to a half hour private lesson with the teacher on the class topic
  • If two people show up, they can opt-in to a one hour semi-private lesson with the teacher on the class topic

 

WORKSHOP TOPICS (Take one or any in series):

  • Workshop 1 (Square 1): Knit and Purl Review with Long-Tail Cast-On (recommended to take first before advancing to other workshops in series)
  • Workshop 2 (Square 2): Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended to take second before advancing to other workshops in series)
  • Workshop 3 (Square 3): Yarn Over and Bobbles
  • Workshop 4 (Square 4): Simple Decreases
  • Workshop 5 (Square 5): Cables
  • Workshop 6 (Square 6 & 7): Right Twist, Mock Cable
  • Workshop 7 (Square 8 & 9): Slip Stitch. Left Twist
  • Workshop 8 (Square 10): SSK with Intro to Lace
  • Workshop 9 (Square 11): Increases: Make One
  • Workshop 10 (Square 12): Advanced Decreases
  • Workshop 11 Joining: Mattress Stitch and Crochet Seams
  • Workshop 12 Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything

Please note: Workshop 1 and 2 are highly recommended as pre-requisites to taking Workshops 3-10; as there is a lot to cover in each workshop, if a student chooses to skip this recommendation and take these later workshops on their own it is up to the student to be able to keep up, as there will be no review of the cast-on, knit, purl, chart-reading or gauge. Additionally HOMEWORK (see below) will be required for these classes prior to the start of the workshop with out further instruction given. Unfortunately no refunds or exchanges can be granted if the class is not a good fit with the student’s skill-set.

 

COST:

Drop-in price is $29 for your first any single workshop (which includes a paperback or ebook of the full Building Blocks workbook).***

All subsequent drop-in workshops registered by same participant are priced at $19/per workshop.

A package of 12 workshops costs $195; these can be done in any order according to the schedule below from Sept 2018-May 2019. Includes a hardcopy or e-copy of the full Building Blocks workbook. Participant can choose the order, or to repeat any combination, of 12 workshops with this option.

*** Participants can contact the store to upgrade their first two drop-in registration costs into a 12-workshop at a cost of $147 (a total of 10 additional workshops).

 

SERIES DATES & TOPICS:

  • Friday Oct 19th 6:00-7:30pm                Workshop 4: Simple Decreases
  • CANCELLED  Sunday Oct 21st 9:30-11am  Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off
  • Monday Oct 22nd 6:00-7:30pm            Workshop 5: Cables
  • CANCELLED  Friday Oct 26th 6-7:30pm  Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • CANCELLED  Sunday Oct 28th 9:30-11am  Workshop 6: Right Twist, Mock Cable
  • Monday Oct 29th 6:00-7:30pm             Workshop 6: Right Twist, Mock Cable
  • Friday Nov 16th 6:00-7:30pm                Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • CANCELLED  Sunday Nov 18th 9:30-11:00am   Workshop 7: Slip Stitch. Left Twist
  • ADDED Sunday Nov 18th 9:30-11am    Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Monday Nov 19th 6:00-7:30pm            Workshop 7: Slip Stitch. Left Twist
  • Friday Nov 23rd 6:00-7:30pm               Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Sunday Nov 25th 9:30-11:00am            Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • Monday Nov 26th 6:00-7:30pm            Workshop 8: SSK with Intro to Lace
  • CANCELLED Friday Nov 30th 6-7:30pm  Workshop 8: SSK with Intro to Lace
  • ADDED Friday Nov 30th 6-7:30pm       Workshop 11: Joining: Mattress Stitch and Crochet Seams
  • Sunday Dec 2nd 9:30-11:00am             Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Monday Dec 3rd 6:00-7:30pm              Workshop 9: Increases: Make One
  • Sunday Dec 9th 9:30-11:00am              Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Monday Dec 10th 6:00-7:30pm            Workshop 10: Advanced Decreases
  • Friday Dec 14th 6:00-7:30pm                Workshop 11: Joining: Mattress Stitch and Crochet Seams
  • Sunday Dec 16th 9:30-11:00am            Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • Workshops will continue throughout Jan through May 2019; schedule to be posted soon

*** Some dates/topics may be revised as required; all revisions marked as CANCELLED or ADDED above. We apologize for any inconvenience ***

 

MATERIALS NEEDED: 50-70g of worsted wool per workshop (recommended one ball of Sugar Bush Bold) and a pair of 5mm 24-inch circular needles. Tool kits that includes darning needle, stitch markers, cable needle, medium size post-it notes and row counter. Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.

Please note: In some classes two different blanket squares will be started so there might be a bit more materials required; please check the link to each workshop description to verify the appropriate materials and homework list.

 

HOMEWORK: For Workshops 2-10 the homework is as follows:

Cast on 48 stitches using the Long-Tail Cast On method.

Rows 1, 3 and 5: *K1, P1; repeat from *

Rows 2, 4 and 6: *P1, K1; repeat from *

Bring this piece, still on your needles to your class ready to learn new techniques!

Please note: In Workshop 6 & 7 you will need to do this homework TWICE on two needles (using different yarn, or 50g of your yarn wound into separate balls) in preparation of starting TWO different squares.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Barth Siemens

 


FIRST SWEATER

Using a baby cardigan pattern that Holli 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.

MATERIALS NEEDED: 

  • Worsted weight yarn in a light to medium colour.  You can bring more than one colour if you want to make stripes or contrast edging and cuffs
  • 4 mm (US 6) or size to obtain gauge
  • 3.5 mm (US 4) or two sizes smaller than needle used to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Basic knitters toolkit
  • Gauge swatch homework (give upon registration)

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.

DATE: Nov 1st, 8th, and 15th from 6:00pm-8:00pm

COST: $70 – $90 (+tax) sliding scale

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh

 


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.

Kids Learn to Knit

In this project based class, kids from Grade 1-7 can 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.

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.

Min 3 and max 8 participants for students from Grades 1 through Grade 7.

 

Choose either:

OCTOBER DATES:  Sundays October 14, 21, 28 & November 4th from 1:00-2:00pm

NOVEMBER DATES:  Sundays November 11, 18, 25 & December 2nd from 1:00-2:00pm

COST: $60 (+tax)

INSTRUCTOR: Laura Withers

 


KNIT TWO TOGETHER: Mom & Me/ Dad & Me/ My Fav Person & Me

Bring your favorite adult and learn to knit a project together from beginning to end! Learn to cast-on, knit, purl, basic decrease, and cast-off; and choose between one of two projects to work on with you buddy.

 


MATERIALS NEEDED:  Start with one 100g ball of worsted wool (recommended yarn: Sugar Bush Bold) and a pair of 5mm 24-inch circular needles per participant. Additional material dependent on project selected. Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.

OCTOBER DATES:  Sundays October 14, 21, 28 & November 4th from 2:30-4:00pm

NOVEMBER DATES:  Sundays November 11, 18, 25 & December 2nd from 2:30-3:30pm

COST: $120 (+tax) for pair

Min 4 participants (2 pairs) and max 10 participants for students from Kindergarten—age 5—through Grade 7.

INSTRUCTOR: Laura Withers

 


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 November 25th from 1:00-4:00pm

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.