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

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 – Sold Out

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

This class is now sold out. Please keep an eye on our website for future classes. 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 …

Knitting 101 – Sold Out

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

This class is now sold out. Please check our website for another session. 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 …

Advanced Guided Sweater

Instructor: Correna
Dates: Sunday, Feb. 9, 23, Mar. 8 & 22, 2020 2:45 - 4:45 pm

So you’ve completed a basic sweater or two, but now you want to level up? If you’ve got a few easier sweater projects under your belt, but you’re ready to sink your teeth into something more advanced, this is the place for you! This is the advanced version of our “Guided Sweater” class. You pick …

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 …

Brioche Shawl

Instructor: Correna
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 22, 29, Mar. 7, 2020 2:45 - 4:45 pm

Brioche is a method of knitting, usually done with at least two colours, to create a stunning and warm ribbed fabric.  Join Correna for three fun filled 2 hour classes as she teaches you how to “brioche” while you knit Andrea Mowry’s beautiful “Briochealicious” shawl. The pattern is available for purchase HERE or copy and paste 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 …

Weaving 101

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

Weaving is defined as a process where 2 sets of yarn are interlaced to form fabric. But it’s so much more than that!   Join Correna for 2 super fun weaving classes. Not only will she teach you the ins and outs of your rigid heddle loom, but she’ll give you a great foundation for …

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 …

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.

Gauge and Fit – Measuring it & Making it Work For You

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Mar. 15, 2020 - 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Knitting or crocheting a garment is labour intensive so you want it to fit correctly when it’s finished. In this class, Dotty will teach you how to measure gauge correctly and understand what those numbers mean. Once you know your gauge, you’ll learn to analyse the pattern in order to figure out which size is …

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 …

Short Rows

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Mar. 22 & 29, 2020 - 12:30 - 2:30 pm

What are they? What are they for? How do you make them? Join Dotty for this 2 session class where she will explain the what, where, why, and especially, the HOW of making short rows using a variety of different techniques. Students need to bring one stockinette swatch to the first class.  Swatch instructions are: …

Crochet 101

Instructor: Correna
Dates: Saturday, Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 18 & 25, 2020 2:45 - 4:45 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! Over …

Colourwork Mittens

Instructor: Correna
Dates: Sunday, Apr. 5, 19 & May 3, 2020 Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Are you ready to level up from simple colourwork and looking to sharpen your skills? Join Correna as she takes you through the process of knitting her “Labakinnas” mittens. In addition to more challenging colourwork, you’ll learn how to work a provisional cast on and a foldover hem. You can download the mitten pattern HERE or copy and …

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.