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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



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: Tuesdays January 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 6:00-7:30pm

FEBRUARY DATES: Thursdays February 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 6:00-7:30pm

MARCH DATES: Thursdays March 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 6:00-7:30pm

APRIL DATES: Thursdays April 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 6:00-7:30pm

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

INSTRUCTOR: Barth Siemens

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


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 (to receive upon registration)

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

DATES: Tuesdays February 5, 12 & 19 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

COST: $70 – $90 (+tax) sliding scale

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!


BEGINNER 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!

Over four 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.

DATE: Tuesdays February 26, March 5, March 12 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeo

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


**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:

  • Sunday Dec 2, 9:30-11:00am — Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Monday Dec 3 6:00-7:30pm — Workshop 9: Increases: Make One
  • Sunday Dec 9, 9:30-11:00am — Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Monday Dec 10, 6:00-7:30pm — Workshop 10: Advanced Decreases
  • Friday Dec 14, 6:00-7:30pm — Workshop 11: Joining: Mattress Stitch and Crochet Seams
  • Sunday Dec 16, 9:30-11:00am — Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • Monday Jan 7, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Sunday Jan 13, 4-5:30pm — Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Monday Jan 14, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Sunday Jan 20, 4-5:30pm– Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Monday Jan 21, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 3: Yarn Over and Bobbles
  • Friday Jan 25, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 3: Yarn Over and Bobbles
  • Sunday Jan 27 4-5:30pm — Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • Monday Jan 28, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 4: Simple Decreases
  • Friday Feb 1, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 4: Simple Decreases
  • Monday Feb 4, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 5: Cables
  • Friday Feb 8, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Monday Feb 11, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 6: Right Twist, Mock Cable
  • Friday Feb 15, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Sunday Feb 17, 4-5:30pm  — Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • Monday Feb 18, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 7: Slip Stitch. Left Twist
  • Sunday Mar 3, 4-5:30pm — Workshop 3: Yarn Over and Bobbles
  • Monday Mar 4, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 8: SSK with Intro to Lace
  • Sunday Mar 10, 4-5:30pm — Workshop 4: Simple Decreases
  • Monday Mar 11, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 9: Increases: Make One
  • Friday Mar 15, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Sunday Mar 17, 4-5:30pm — Workshop 5: Cables
  • Monday Mar 18, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 10: Advanced Decreases
  • Friday Mar 22, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Sunday Mar 24, 4-5:30pm — Workshop 6: Right Twist, Mock Cable
  • Monday Mar 25, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 11: Joining: Mattress Stitch and Crochet Seams
  • Sunday Mar 31, 4-5:30pm — Workshop 7: Slip Stitch. Left Twist
  • Monday April 1, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • Sunday Apr 7, 4-5:30pm — Workshop 4: Simple Decreases
  • Monday Apr 8, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 7: Slip Stitch. Left Twist
  • Friday Apr 12, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • Sunday Apr 14, 4-5:30pm — Workshop 5: Cables
  • Monday Apr 15, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 8: SSK with Intro to Lace
  • Friday Apr 19, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 9: Increases: Make One
  • Sunday Apr 21, 4-5:30pm — Workshop 6: Right Twist, Mock Cable
  • Monday Apr 22, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 10: Advanced Decreases
  • Friday Apr 26, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 11: Joining: Mattress Stitch and Crochet Seams
  • Sunday Apr 28, 4-5:30pm — Workshop 7: Slip Stitch. Left Twist
  • Monday Apr 29, 6-7:30pm — Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything

*** Some dates/topics may be r

evised 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

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


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