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2020 Classes Online

*Please note all classes are offered live online only via Zoom and will not be recorded due to copyright and privacy concerns.

*Class times are currently in Pacific Daylight Time.



Coming Up:

BEGINNER KNITTING with Rebecca Glazier – ONLINE via ZOOM

Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Glazier

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

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 or arm warmers.

The class runs over four weeks in a single month.  Each session is one hour long with an additional half hour extension added if we have four or more registrants.

MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED AND INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING (current shipping turnaround min. one week; or call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup which can be arranged any day between 11am-2pm).

Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

COST: $95 (+tax)

Minimum 3 participants and max 6.

Materials Included:  One pair of 4.5mm bamboo needles, 100g of a worsted weight yarn, and a darning needle for finishing ($10 reduction in cost if you have your own materials – use discount code IHAVEMATERIALS).

OCT/NOV DATES: Monday October 19, 26, November 2 and 9th from 6:00-7:00pm PDT/PST ∼or∼

NOV DATES: Saturday November 7, 14, 21 and 28th from 1:00-2:00pm PST

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Photo Courtesy of Holli Yeoh

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

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, practical 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 share other repair strategies including needle felting to repair small holes.
Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and beyond.
Materials needed:
  • Homework swatch
  • 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!
  • Yarn needles: blunt tipped and a sharper needle
  • Two double pointed needles in a size appropriate for the weight of yarn/swatch
  • Crochet hook approximate size of knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Small embroidery hoop, if you have one
  • Rubber band
  • Knit items (hand or commercial knits) with holes or thin spots for a discussion on strategies
    for fixing them

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

Minimum 3 participants and max 8.

DATE: Saturday Oct 24th from 9:30am-12:30pm PDT 

COST: $95(+tax)

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Beyond The Basics Knitting Class: Knitting On DPNs In the Round and Cables with Rebecca Glazier – ONLINE via ZOOM

Take your basic knit and purl to another level by learning to knit in the round using DPN (double pointed needles), cables and increases by joining us to knit a pair of fingerless mitts. This online knit-a-long is a four week class that will break down a pattern into parts and give online help with our Knitting Teacher as you go along. You will work on each segment on the week in between and end with a finished product of a new pair of mitts.

We will be working together on a pair of fingerless mitts in this pattern:

Please download the FREE pattern from Ravelry before your class.

MATERIALS NEEDED: 

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

COST: $55 (+tax)

Minimum 3 participants and max 8.

DATES:Tuesdays November 3, 10, 17 and 24th from 6:00-7:00pm PDT.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit and crochet expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Beyond The Basics: Focus on Sweaters with Holli Yeoh – Online Via Zoom

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

For knitters who are comfortable with the basics and are ready to take up the challenge of  knitting a sweater.  Perhaps you have taken the Beginner Sweater Class and are ready to dive into an adult size or you have a few sweaters on the go and need some guidance with new techniques presented within the pattern.

This class is not limited to sweaters!  Bring your own 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 Holli Yeoh to tackle a new pattern or project and master some new skills.

Materials Needed: Bring a pattern and materials as your project requires. Please call or email If you need help choosing a pattern or yarn a few days in advance of your class. Our staff will be happy to help you.

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store(Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

Minimum 3 participants and max 8.

DATES: Thursdays November 5, 12, 19 and 26th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT.

COST: $95(+tax)

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Beyond the Basics: Colourwheel Cushion Online via Zoom

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

Bring the joy of a color wheel into your home with this fun cushion from our very own Rebecca Glazier of WildWestDye.
Available either as a kit for purchase or a great stash busting project.
Techniques covered are the Provisional Cast On, Japanese short rows, Kitchener stitch and mattress stitch.  This class has you covered for many useful finishing techniques.
Suitable for advanced beginners.
Skills needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.
Materials Included: Pattern for Colourwheel Cushion by Rebecca Glazier emailed to you before the start of class.
Materials Needed:
  • WildWestDye Colourwheel Cushion Kit (yarn only)  ∼or∼
  • DK weight yarn in 8 x 26y/23m (10g) different colours for the front
  • DK weight yarn 196y/180m (80g) for the back (If not purchasing the kit)
  • Approximately 185y/169m (50g) additional DK Weight for practicing and Provisional cast on.
  • 4.5mm/US 7 Needles
  • Similar size Crochet Hook for Provisional cast on
  • Darning Needle
  • Removable Stitch Markers
  • Fabric and polyfil to make cushion pad
  • Please note needles/hooks and other notions on the materials list are NOT included in the kit.         

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class; OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup which can be arranged any day between 11am-2pm)

Cost: $90 (plus tx)
Minimum 3 participants and max 8.
DATES: Wednesdays November 4, 11, 18 and 25th from 6:00-7:30pm PST
INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!


Zippers and Encased Edgings Workshop with Holli Yeoh Online

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

The first of Holli’s two zipper workshops.  While these two classes can stand on their own, together they will revolutionize the knitter’s approach to zippers.

Learn to insert zippers into your knitting while creating a closure that looks great from both sides. The zipper is hidden between a double facing that encloses all the raw edges. This technique can also be used to encase the selvedge when attaching button bands. No more unsightly seams when your collar flips back and exposes the inside of your garment.  Zipper included.

Suitable for Intermediate.

Skills Needed:  Knit, purl, pick up stitches and bind off.

Materials Needed:

  • Two homework swatches, instructions provided with registration.
  • Two colours of worsted weight yarn in light to medium colours.
  • 4 mm (US 6) and 5.5 mm (US 9) knitting needles
  • 4.5 mm (US7) knitting needle (for homework) not required for class.
  • Zipper
  • Straight pins
  • Sharp sewing needles
  • Thimble (optional)
  • Basic knitter’s tool kit

*Note on needle sizes: If you tend to be a tight or loose knitter, go up or down one size respectively, for all the needles listed.

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store(Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class; OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup which can be arranged any day between 11am-2pm)

COST: $95 (plus tax)

Minimum 3 and max 10 participants

DATE: Sunday November 8th from 9:30 am – 12:30pm PST.

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

Photos courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Tip Toe Up Sock Class with Holli Yeoh – Online via Zoom

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

This toe-up sock class is a skill building opportunity to knit socks with completely replaceable heels and toes. Over three weeks we’ll tackle the beautifully invisible Turkish cast-on, Holli’s favourite increases, placeholder stitches for the heel, a stretchy sewn bind-off with no sewing, opening a large hole in your sock for the heel, and grafting on the needles. Take this opportunity to learn a “new-to-you” technique for working in the round: two circular needles, one long circular needle for the Magic Loop technique or double pointed needles. Or feel free to use needles that you’re most familiar with while learning the other new skills.

There will be homework each week so you’re ready to try the next step in the class together.

You may knit a sock of any size, but plan to work about half the sock between each class. If you’re knitting a sock for someone else, come to class with the foot circumference and foot length (not shoe size).

Skills needed: Participants should have experience knitting in the round. If you’ve never knit a sock before, use heavier yarn such as DK or worsted weight and needles about two sizes smaller than the ball band recommendation.  We recommend the Uptown Worsted on 3.5-3.75mm needles.  This will knit up faster and be more a pair of slipper socks.

Materials needed:

  • Two coordinating sock yarns in light or medium colours (about 100g of the main colour and a small amount for the heels and toes.)  One Ancient Arts Passion8 100g skein will knit a pair of socks. If you want a second colour for contrast heel/toe, you can buy two skein and then you have enough yarn for your first TWO pairs of socks (with the second being a reversed set of the main and contract heel/toe colours).
  • 2.25 mm needles
  • Two circular needles; 24” (60 cm) length is recommended but this method can be done on any length of needles
    • OR
    • If you want to learn Magic Loop you’ll need one circular needle; at least 32” (80 cm) long
    • OR
    • If you want to use double pointed needles, you’ll also need two circular needles, any length
  • Measuring tape
  • Basic knitter’s toolkit
Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping
Materials included:
Digital copy of Holli Yeoh’s Tip Toe Up Socks pattern.
DATES: Saturday November 14, 21 and 28th from 9:30-11:30am PST.
COST: $95 (+tax)

Minimum 3 and max 10 participants

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

Photos courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!


Beginner Fixing Common Mistakes Workshop with Holli Yeoh – Online via Zoom

Photos courtesy of Holli Yeoh

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

$%#$@#^! 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

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

DATE: Sunday November 15th from 9:30am-12:30pm PST

COST: $95 (+tax)

Minimum 3 participants and max 8.

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Beyond the Basics: Intro to Brioche-Online via Zoom

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

In this project based class you will be introduced to the amazing texture, colour and reversibility of the Brioche stitch.

Over four weeks you will work together on the Briochevron Drawstring Tube by Stephen West to create a two colour, squishy, convertible cowl which can be worn cinched into a slouchy or brimmed hat.

Other skills that will be covered in this class are the I-cord bind off, picking up stitches and seaming.

Suitable for: Advanced Beginner.

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

Materials Included: Briochevron Drawstring Tube pattern by Stephen West emailed to you before the start of class.

Materials Needed:

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

COST: $90.00 (+tax)

Minimum 3 participants and max 8.

DATES: Saturdays, November 1, 14, 21 and 28th from 3:00-4:30 pm PST.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit and crochet expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!


The Perfect Zipper Workshop with Holli Yeoh Online via Zoom

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

The second of Holli’s two zipper workshops.  While these two classes can stand on their own, together they will revolutionize the knitter’s approach to zippers.

Learn a few ways to insert a zipper into your hand knits without any stretching or warping. They all begin with a latch hook tool (supplied in class along with a zipper). This class is a game changer. There’s no longer any reason to be afraid of patterns with zipped closures.

Suitable for Intermediate.

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, pick up stitches and bind off.

Materials Included: Mini Latch Tool and Zipper

Materials Needles:

  • Two homework swatches, instructions provided with registration.
  • Worsted weight yarn in a light to medium colour
  • Remnant of a lighter weight yarn (fingering/sock, sport or DK) should be plied and have a tight twist.
  • Needles required to get a gauge of 5 sts/inch with your yarn (you will need to make a swatch or two!)
  • Assortment of DPN’s or Circular needles in size range from 2-3 sizes smaller to 2-3 sizes larger than project needles.
  • Crochet hook approx 3-3.5mm(US D-3 / E-4)(exact size isn’t important)
  • Straight pins
  • Sharp sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Thimble (optional)
  • Fine tip marker (Sharpie), fabric pen or tailor’s pencil.
  • Basic knitter’s tool kit.

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store(Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class; OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup which can be arranged any day between 11am-2pm)

COST: $95 (plus tax)

Minimum 3 and max 10 participants

DATE: Sunday November 22 from 9:30am to 12:30pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

Photos courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Beyond the Basics: Knitting in the Round with Magic Loop Online via Zoom

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

Interested in knitting in the round with the magic loop?  This is a useful technique that will transfer to all your circular projects and a great benefit to small diameter knitting.  In this project based class you will make a pair of Rebecca Glazier’s own design SpinYouRound Wristwarmers.  Along with the magic loop, you will also be introduced to lace techniques with eyelets and yarn overs.
Suitable for Advanced Beginners
Skills needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.
SpinYouRound Wristwarmer pattern by Rebecca Glazier is included and will be emailed to you before the start of class.
Materials Needed:
*With regards to needles, 60cm is the minimum length needed for Magic loop so a longer cable will also be suitable as will interchangeables needles.

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

COST:  $75.00 (plus tax)
Minimum 3 participants and max 8.
Dec Dates: Tuesdays December 1, 8 and 15th from 7:30pm PDT
INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Currently In Session:


Beyond the Basics: Knitting in the Round with Magic Loop Online via Zoom

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

Interested in knitting in the round with the magic loop?  This is a useful technique that will transfer to all your circular projects and a great benefit to small diameter knitting.  In this project based class you will make a pair of Rebecca Glazier’s own design SpinYouRound Wristwarmers.  Along with the magic loop, you will also be introduced to lace techniques with eyelets and yarn overs.
Suitable for Advanced Beginners
Skills needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.
SpinYouRound Wristwarmer pattern by Rebecca Glazier is included and will be emailed to you before the start of class.
Materials Needed:
*With regards to needles, 60cm is the minimum length needed for Magic loop so a longer cable will also be suitable as will interchangeables needles.

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

COST:  $75.00 (plus tax)
Minimum 3 participants and max 8.
Dec Dates: Tuesdays December 1, 8 and 15th from 7:30pm PDT
INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Socks For Beginners with Holli Yeoh- ONLINE via Zoom

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

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!

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 such as Estelle DK OR 350yd/320m of Worsted weight yarn such as Malabrigo Rios
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.   Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

DATES: Tuesdays October 6, 13, 20 and 27th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

COST: $95 (+tax)

Minimum 3 participants and maximum 10

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of  Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Beginner Sweater Class with Holli Yeoh – Online Via Zoom

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

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!

Expect to work on the project at home between classes so you’ll be ready to learn the next step in the sweater at the next class.

Suitable for advanced beginners and beyond.

Materials needed:
  • 330 yd (300 m) of worsted weight wool.  Optional additional colour (s) may be used to make it your own. 
  • 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.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class; OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

DATES: Wednesdays October 7, 14, 21 and 28th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

COST: $95 (+tax)

Minimum 3 and max 8 participants

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

Photos courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Beyond the Basics: Intro to Brioche-Online via Zoom

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

In this project based class you will be introduced to the amazing texture, colour and reversibility of the Brioche stitch.

Over four weeks you will work together on the Briochevron Drawstring Tube by Stephen West to create a two colour, squishy, convertible cowl which can be worn cinched into a slouchy or brimmed hat.

Other skills that will be covered in this class are the I-cord bind off, picking up stitches and seaming.

Suitable for: Advanced Beginner.

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

Materials Included: Briochevron Drawstring Tube pattern by Stephen West emailed to you before the start of class.

Materials Needed:

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

COST: $90.00 (+tax)

Minimum 3 participants and max 8.

DATES: Mondays November 16, 23, 30 and December 7th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit and crochet expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 



Online Classes Library:


Intermediate Fixing Common Mistakes with Holli Yeoh- Online via Zoom

Fixing Cables

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

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 advanced 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.

Fixing Lace

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
  • Cable needle
  • 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 rubber bands
  • Knitter’s toolkit

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class; OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

DATE: TBD

COST: $95 (+tax)

Minimum 3 and max 8 participants

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

Photos courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


BEYOND THE BASICS KNITTING CLASS: CHOOSE YOUR OWN PROJECT With Holli Yeoh – ONLINE via ZOOM

Photo Courtesy of Holli Yeoh

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

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.

Materials Needed: Bring a pattern and materials as your project requires. Please call or email If you need help choosing a pattern or yarn a few days in advance of your class.  Our staff will be happy to help you.

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

Minimum 3 participants and max 8.

COST: $95(+tax)

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!

 


Beyond the Basics: Into to Colourwork – Online via ZOOM

Photo courtesy of Tin Can Knits

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

Come join Rebecca for this class of colour exploration as you work on the Clayoquot Toque pattern by local designers Tin Can Knits, the perfect hat for all seasons here on the West Coast.

In this project based class you will be introduced to Fair Isle knitting, also known as stranded colourwork, chart reading, knitting in the round and decreasing . Please have your gauge swatch completed before the first class.

“Clayoquot Sound is home to many beasts of feather, fur and fin. Orca whales hunt salmon in the rich and bountiful waters, and put on a show for the tourists. Black bears shamble along the beaches and bald eagles soar overhead, keen eyes searching for their next meal”
                                                                                                                                                                                            –Tin Can Knits

We have been given permission to use this free pattern for this class by the designer. Please visit their website and check out their other designs!

Suitable for: Advanced Beginner.

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

Materials Needed:

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

COST: $75.00 (+tax)

Minimum 3 participants and max 8.

DATES: TBD

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit and crochet expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!



Beyond the Basics: Basic Lacework – Online via ZOOM

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

Market totes are both the perfect summer project and summer accessory. In this four week class you will be working together on the lovely Daisy Market Bag by Rebecca Coday.

Techniques that will be covered are knitting the round, picking up stitches, decreasing, eyelet/lace work with written instructions and the I-cord bind off.

Suitable for: Advanced Beginner

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

Materials Needed:

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

COST: $75.00 (+tax)

Minimum 3 participants and max 8.

DATES: TBD

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier​

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit and crochet expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!


INTERMEDIATE ENTRELAC IN-THE-ROUND WORKSHOP with Holli Yeoh – ONLINE via Zoom

Photo courtesy of Holli Yeoh.

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

Discover 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.

Optional: After class you have the option to turn your wrist warmer into a mitten with the provided Pulse Point pattern by Holli Yeoh.

Skills needed:

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

Materials Needed:

  • A small amount of 3-4 colours worsted weight yarn in a 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 130 m of your main colour)
  • 3.25 / US 3 circular needles, 32” (80 cm) long (you’ll need 4 mm / US 6 double pointed needles AND circular needles, 32″ (80 cm) long if you wish to complete the mittens after class)
  • stitch markers
  • basic knitter’s toolkit

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.  (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class;  OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup.  We are currently open from 11am-2pm every day (and until 6pm on Thur, Fri and Sat!) for in-store pickup and for boutique shopping.

Materials included:

Digital copy of Holli Yeoh’s Pulse Point pattern.

DATES: TBD

COST: $95 (+tax)

Minimum 3 and max 12 participants

INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs

Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!


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