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

Knitting 101

Instructor: Kathleen
Dates: Jan. 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

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 reading a pattern. Armed with these basic …

Crochet 101

Instructor: Rose
Dates: Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Now you can! Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, one of our amazing instructors 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 …

Knitting 101 – Continental Style

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Jan. 13, 20, 27 & Feb. 3, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

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 reading a pattern. Armed with these basic …

Socks 101 – Cuff Down Socks on DPNs – Sold Out

Instructor: Alana
Dates: Jan. 14, 21 & 28, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

This class is now sold out. Please keep checking our website for a new session. 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 to turn you into one of the many sock knitters out there. Before you …

Two at a Time Socks – Toe-Up

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Jan. 17 & 31, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join Heather P. for upside down socks! Learn to knit socks two at a time on a single circular needle from the toes up. Why this way? Eliminate “Second Sock Syndrome”! When your socks are done, they’re done. It allows for efficient usage of leftover yarn because the important part of a sock – the …

How to Knit a Sweater that Fits

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Jan. 24, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

In this 2 hour workshop, Heather will discuss the ins and outs of a properly fitting sweater, and how to get it just right. She’ll educate you on the properties of gauge, schematic reading, measuring the body, and sweater styles. Class Materials A notebook & pen, and an ill fitting sweater

Entrelac Cowl – Sold Out

Instructor: Kathleen
Dates: Jan. 27 & Feb. 3, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

This class is now sold out. Please check our website for a new session. Entrelac – which means “interlaced” in French – is a basketweave stitch that looks knitted and woven – but is actually built as you go in connected wee modules, with the help of slipped stitches and decreases. Knitting entrelac in the …

K201 – Fearless Cabling with the Triquetra Headband

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Feb. 7, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join Heather, and learn to cable with, and without a cable needle, and create her  Triquetra Headband at the same time! The pattern is available for purchase here. Students MUST be comfortable knitting and purling. Yarn Requirements 70 – 73 metres (77 – 80 yards) bulky weight yarn i.e.: Cascade Eco+

Crochet 201 – The Next Step

Instructor: Rose
Dates: Feb. 13 & 27, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Have you finished Crochet 101 and want to move on to the next step? This is the class for you. Using the time honoured “Granny Square” as a foundation, Rose will introduce you to some new, more advanced techniques. Students will learn a slip stitch, how to change colours, and time permitting, explore some different …

Lace… Decoded

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Feb. 14, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Curious about lace? Join Heather for this workshop, and she’ll show you how lace “works.” While showing you how to knit those ‘holes’ into a pattern, she’ll explain: -types of decreases – left, right, centre -how to read lace charts -general characteristics of cultural styles -shawl shapes -blocking/dressing Yarn Requirements Fingering weight yarn, lighter coloured …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Kathleen
Dates: Feb. 17 & 24, Mar. 3 & 10, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

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 reading a pattern. Armed with your newfound …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Feb. 18 & 25, Mar. 4 & 11, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

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 reading a pattern. Armed with these basic …

Finishing Your Knits

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Feb. 21, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The knitting is done… but is it finished? During this 2 hour workshop, Heather will show you how to seam both garter stitch and stockinette pieces, Kitchener graft, weave in ends and block your hard work! Materials Required  A garter stitch piece knitted 10 sts x 30 rows, and a stockinette piece knitted 10 sts …

Crochet 101

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Feb. 24, & Mar. 3, 10 & 17, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Now you can! Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, one of our amazing instructors 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 …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14 & 21, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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 reading a pattern. Armed with your newfound …

Knitting 101 – Continental Style

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Mar. 17 & 24, Apr. 7 & 14, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

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 reading a pattern. Armed with these basic …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Mar. 18 & 25, Apr. 8 & 15, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

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 reading a pattern. Armed with these basic …

Choose Your Own Adventure Knitting!

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Mar. 24, Apr. 7 & 14, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Want to learn to make mittens? How about a hat? Found a cowl you love and don’t know how to start? Choose your own pattern under 400 yards, and Myrna will help guide you through the pattern. This class is perfect for beginner knitters looking for the next step or advanced beginners looking to learn …

Crochet Steeking

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Apr. 18, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cut my knitting!? You betcha! Heather will teach you how to use your scissors to enable you to add sleeves, collars, button bands, pockets, heels and more to your knitting. You’ll flex your steeking muscles and your scissors will become your best knitting buddy. You will need to bring your knitted “tube” to class, instructions …

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. *This class can be taken as a stand alone class, or taken with our “Crocheted Steek” and …

K201 – 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, …

K301 – 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. …

K301 – Choose Your Own Adventure Knitting – Advanced!

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 …

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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.