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, Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Over the course of 4, two hour sessions, the amazing 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 …

Crochet 101

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 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, Sept. 15, 22, 29 & Oct. 6, 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 …

Finishing Your Knits

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Sep. 29 & Oct. 6 2:45 - 4:45 pm

In this class, Dotty will teach you the skills required to take your knitting from the needles to a fully realised finished object. You’ll learn the following: how to weave in ends the kitchener stitch sewn bind off 3 needle bind off Students will need to bring 7 knitted stockinette swatches to class. We recommend …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Sunday, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3 & 10, 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 …

The Ins and Outs of Left and Right – The Wonderful World of Increasing and Decreasing

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Increases and decreases are a vital part of knitting. There are many varieties, and what works in one knitting situation may not work as well in another one! Join Fran for a 2 hour workshop where she’ll explain the ways and means of increasing and decreasing. Some of the increases and decreases covered will include: …

Spindle Spinning 101

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Saturday, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 & 9, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 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, 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 …

Basic Mittens

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 9. 16 & 23, 2019 2:45 - 4:45 pm

Have you been in the mood for some mittens, but you’ve never made any before? This class is for you. You’ll learn to knit in the round on DPNs, increases, and decreases. We will use the amazing “Maize” pattern from Tin Can Knits, and worsted weight yarn to help you knit a pair of sweet …

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 …

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! …

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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.