Classes

We want to be fresh with our classes

At the Loop, we turn to our teachers for new ideas, so expect to see all kinds of varied learning opportunities along with our regular classes.  Look for classes that go beyond the craft of knitting and crochet.  You may find a spectacular iPad workshop, or maybe a few hours on how to properly feature your finished objects using photography.  But if it’s knitting or crochet you want, we have lots and lots of classes available!

Classes/Workshops

Crochet 101 – Sold Out

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Apr. 22, 29, May 6 & 20, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Now you can! Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, Dotty will teach you the following skills: – Slip knot – Crochet Chain – Single crochet – Double crochet – Basic pattern reading – Basic seaming -Weaving in ends -How to read a ball band Armed …

K201 – The Next Step

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Apr. 22, 29, & May 6, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

You’ve completed Knitting 101. Well then, welcome to the next rung on your knitting ladder! Dotty will show you how to climb higher by teaching you some brand new skills, like knitting and purling in the round, and other cool stuff, while you knit a great hat at the same time. The hat pattern can …

Needle Felting – Painting With Wool

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Apr. 25, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Needle felting is a fun way to add some pops of colour to your knitting, and use up some odds and ends of non-superwash wool and roving that we all have in our stashes. Felting needle and surface provided, so sign up and felt some happy little clouds! *This class can be taken as a stand …

Beginner Guided Sweater with Myrna

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Apr. 28, May 5, 12 & 26 & Jun. 2, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to knit a sweater, but you’re scared to try? If you’ve got a few knitting projects under your belt, but you’ve been apprehensive about “sweatering,” this is the perfect class for you! Myrna designed this class with the nervous sweater knitter in mind. You pick the pattern, at your comfort level, …

Advanced Guided Sweater with Myrna

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Apr. 28, May 5, 12, 26 & Jun. 2. 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Have you always wanted to knit that über elaborate sweater, but you’re scared to try? If you’ve got a few intermediate sweater projects under your belt, but you’ve been apprehensive about really pushing the envelope, this is the perfect class for you! Myrna designed this class with the careful, advanced knitter in mind. You pick …

Crocheted in Zipper

Instructor: Heather
Dates: May 2, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Heather will show you a super cool way to install a zipper without seaming using a very handy little tool! If you took the crocheted steek class, you’ll need to bring your steeked “tube.” If not, instructions will be provided for you upon registration for the knitted piece you’ll need to bring to your class. …

Socks 101 – Cuff Down Socks on DPNs

Instructor: Alana
Dates: May 26, June 2 & 9, 2018 2:45 - 4:45 pm

Socks, portable, so many patterns, so much great yarn… there are a multitude of reasons to fall in love with socks. It only takes one pair of socks to turn you into one of the many sock knitters out there. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself wondering how the heck you went anywhere without …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

It’s our last Knitting 101 before summer! Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Now you can! Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, one of our amazing K101 instructors will teach you the following skills: Casting on Binding off Knit stitch Purl Stitch Increasing & Decreasing, as well as the basics of …

Advanced Choose Your Own Adventure Knitting

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Jun. 9, 16 & 23, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Okay… here it comes… Choose Your Own Adventure Knitting – the Advanced class! Are you confident in your knitting skills and 99% ready to tackle that complicated sock or mitten etc. project? We lit the “M” beacon and Myrna has answered the call! Choose your pattern (500 yards and under) and Myrna will guide that …

K201 – Conquering Colourwork

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: June 9, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

In this workshop we will learn very simple techniques for changing colours. We will work on stripes and fair-isle. Students must be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. Yarn Requirements 2 colours of a worsted weight yarn, ie. Cascade 220 or Uptown Worsted. Please ensure yarn is wound and ready to use.

Continental Knitting 101

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: June 16, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Continental style knitting (also known as picking) is known for its speed and efficiency, as well as being a good choice for knitters who suffer from wrist pain when knitting English (throwing). In this two hour workshop, you will learn to knit and purl using the continental technique. This is a good class for English …

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Knitting Skill Levels

Beginner

Basic knit and purl stitches, cast on, bind off. Minimal shaping.

Advanced Beginner

Basic skills noted above, plus repetitive stitch patterns, simple colour changes, and simple shaping and finishing.

Intermediate

Ability to knit a variety of stitches, such as basic cables and lace, simple intarsia, use of double-pointed needles and knitting in the round needle techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing.

Advanced

Ability to knit projects using advanced techniques and stitches, such as short rows, fair isle, more intricate intarsia, cables, lace patterns, and numerous colour changes. Knitters will be able to ‘read’ their knitting, use charts and will have the ability to fix errors.

Crocheting Skill Levels

Beginner

Basic chain, single & double crochet stitches. Minimal shaping.

Advanced Beginner

Skills noted above, plus repetitive stitch patterns, simple colour changes, and simple shaping and finishing.

Intermediate

Ability to crochet using a variety of techniques, such as basic lace stitches, or colour patterns, mid-level shaping and finishing.

Advanced

Ability to crochet projects with intricate stitch patterns, techniques and dimension, such as non-repeating patterns, multi-colour techniques, fine threads, small hooks, detailed shaping and refined finishing.