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 – Continental Style

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, Kathryn 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. With these important basic skills, you can create a variety of beautiful …

K201 – Guided Sweater

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 16 & 23, Dec. 7, 2019 & Jan. 4, 2020 Time: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you been wanting to knit a sweater, but you’ve been too scared to try? If you’ve got a few knitting projects under your belt, but you’ve been apprehensive about taking on a sweater, this is the perfect class for you!  Using Tin Can Knits’ “Flax” pattern, Dotty will be there to assist you throughout …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Sunday, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8 & 15, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, our lovely instructor, Fran 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 skills, you can confidently create …

Socks 101 – Top Down Socks on DPNs

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 & 14, 2019 - 2:45 - 4:45 pm

Socks! So portable, so many patterns, so much great yarn, so fun, and so very, very addictive… 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 …

Crochet 101

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Saturday, Jan. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2020 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Have you been eyeing up all the fine crochet projects you’ve seen on Ravelry, or out in the wild? Have you wanted to crochet your own amazing items?  This is your class! Master these important basic skills, and you’ll gain the confidence and the knowledge to tackle those more complex “dream projects” in the future! …

Knitting 101 – Continental Style

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Sunday, Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2020 - 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, Kathryn 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. With these important basic skills, you can create a variety of beautiful …

Weaving 101

Instructor: Correna
Dates: Tuesday, Jan. 7 & 14, 2020 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Learn the ins and outs of your rigid heddle loom. You will learn how to warp your loom, and weave a  Houndstooth scarf for your class project. Please ensure that your loom is assembled prior to your first class.   Please Note: A minimum of 3 students is required in order for the class to …

K201 – The Next Step

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Saturday, Jan. 11, 18 & 25, 2020 2:45 - 4:45 pm

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 good stuff, while you knit Tin Can Knits “Barley” hat. You can download the pattern here https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barley-2  Please note: a minimum of 3 …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2020 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Fran often uses a variety of dishcloths in her class. They are a great way to become accustomed to “wrangling’ yarn while changing stitches as well as trying out new stitch patterns! Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, the lovely Fran will teach you the following skills: Casting on Binding off Knit stitch …

Crocheted Linen Stitch Cowl

Instructor: Correna
Dates: Sunday, Feb. 2 & 9, 2020 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you been looking for a fun new crochet project? Look no further! Join Correna as she teaches you the “Linen Stitch” while helping you crochet the beautiful cowl she designed. Instructions can be downloaded right here!  Please Note: A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to proceed.

Knitting Fixes

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

It happens to all of us. Dropped stitches, extra stitches and all those pesky knitting “character building” experiences. In this 2 hour workshop, Dotty will show you how to fix some of the more common knitting mistakes. She’ll show you how to do the following: Frog  Tink Ladder down and back up Students will need …

Crocheted Shawl – Level 2

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Feb. 23, Mar. 1, 8, 2020 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

The Virus shawl is a stunning shawl, and looks great in either handpainted, solid/semi-solid, or gradient yarns. It can be made using any yarn thickness and you can keep going until it’s the right size or until you run out. There are 3 yarn & hook options for this shawl, so you can choose the …

Spindle Spinning 101

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Feb. 23, Mar. 1 & 8, 2020 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Join Dotty for 3 sessions of spinning fun! She’ll teach you the basics of a spinning background, including types of fibres, spindles, and prep of fibre. You’ll also learn the following skills: – Starting on a spindle – Park and draft spinning – Basic yarn plying & discussion of other plying methods – Basic yarn …

Knitting 101 – Continental Style

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14 & 21, 2020 - 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, Kathryn 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. With these important basic skills, you can create a variety of beautiful …

Weaving 101

Instructor: Correna
Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 25 & Mar. 3, 2020 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Learn the ins and outs of your rigid heddle loom. You will learn how to warp your loom, and weave a  Houndstooth scarf for your class project. Please ensure that your loom is assembled prior to your first class.   Please Note: A minimum of 3 students is required in order for the class to …

Crocheted Linen Stitch Cowl

Instructor: Correna
Dates: Saturday, Mar. 14 & 2, 2020 - 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Have you been looking for a fun new crochet project? Look no further! Join Correna as she teaches you the “Linen Stitch” while helping you crochet the beautiful cowl she designed. Instructions can be downloaded right here!   Please Note: A minimum of 3 students is required for the class to proceed.

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Sunday, Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5 & 19, 2020 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Fran often uses a variety of dishcloths in her class. They are a great way to become accustomed to “wrangling’ yarn while changing stitches as well as trying out new stitch patterns! Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, the lovely Fran will teach you the following skills: Casting on Binding off Knit stitch …

Knitting 101 – Continental Style

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday Apr. 18 & 25, May 2 & 9, 2020 - 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, Kathryn 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. With these important basic skills, you can create a variety of beautiful …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Saturday, May 9, 23, 30 & Jun 6, 2020 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Fran often uses a variety of dishcloths in her class. They are a great way to become accustomed to “wrangling” yarn while changing stitches as well as trying out new stitch patterns! Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, the lovely Fran will teach you the following skills: Casting on Binding off Knit stitch …

Knitting 101 – Continental Style

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Sunday Jun. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020 - 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, Kathryn 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. With these important basic skills, you can create a variety of beautiful …

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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.