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: Sunday, Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10 & 17, 2019 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, 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 – Sold Out

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Mar. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

This class is now sold out. Please check our website for another session. Have you always wanted to learn to knit? 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 …

K201 – First Fingerless Mitts

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Mar. 10, 17 & 24, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Get your feet wet knitting in the round as Dotty guides you through your first pair of fingerless mitts. The pattern uses only one ball of Noro Kureyon to create an amazing project! It’s available for download here, or copy and paste the link from the “Stuff You Need” section into your browser. Students must …

Intro to Cables & Knitting in the Round

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Mar. 23, 30 & Apr. 6, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Don’t get twisted, unless it’s time to cable! Join Kathryn for this class where you’ll learn when to twist, and when not to. Using the Rhenish Amber pattern by Lanja Samsdottir, she’ll teach you the following skills: Knitting in the round How to read a charted cable pattern How to knit cables – with a …

Knitting Fixes

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019 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 …

Next Level Socks

Instructor: Alana
Dates: Sunday, Mar. 31, Apr. 7 & 14, 2019 2:45 - 4:45 pm

You’ve finished Sock 101 and are well acquainted with the joy of sock knitting. This class expands on that foundation with new techniques and embellishments so you’ll be able to take your sock knitting to a whole new level. We’ll be flexing our sock muscles with the Curious Cable sock pattern from Two Birds Knitting …

Intro to Lace

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Apr. 6, 13 & 27, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Do you love the look of lace, but don’t know where to start? In this class, Kathryn will cover the basics of lace knitting, teach you to read a lace chart, as well as other tips and tricks to make the lace process easier. We will knit the Gothic Lace Cowl by Tin Can Knits …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Sunday, Apr. 7, 14, 28 & May 5 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? 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 skills, you can …

Magic Loop

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Apr. 13th, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Love knitting in the round, but don’t like wrangling several needles? In this class, Kathryn will teach you how to knit in the round using the Magic Loop method, a great alternative to knitting in the round on DPNs.  Students must be comfortable casting on, knitting and purling. Please note: A minimum of 3 students …

Basic Mittens

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Dates: Saturday, Apr. 27, May 4 & 11, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 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 …

Crochet 101

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Apr. 28, May 5, 12 & 26, 2019 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 …

Socks 101 – Cuff Down Socks on DPNs

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, May. 4, 11 & 18, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 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 …

Finishing Techniques

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday May 5 & 12, 2019 2:45 - 4:45 pm

Join Dotty to learn some finishing techniques to make your knitting look amazing! She’ll teach you the skills below, and there will also be a discussion about blocking your knits. You will need to bring 7 stockinette swatches to your first class. Instructions are provided below.  Please note: A minimum of 3 students is required …

Knitting 101 – Continental

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Sunday, May 12 & 26, June 2 & 9, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? 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 skills, you can …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Saturday, May 25, Jun. 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, 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 skills, you can …

Brioche Knitting – Worked Flat

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Brioche is a method of knitting, usually done with two colours, to create a stunning and warm ribbed fabric. If you’ve wanted to try it, but have been a little overwhelmed, Fran is here to show you the ins and outs, and help you learn how!  We recommend that newer knitters have a few ribbed …

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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.