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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

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Guided Sweater with Myrna – Sold Out!

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Jan. 14 & 21, Feb. 4 & 25, & Mar. 11, 2017 2:45 - 4:45 pm

This class is now sold out. Watch our website for a new session! 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 …

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Knitting 101 – Continental Style

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Feb. 4, 11, 25, & Mar. 4, 2017 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 …

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Knitting 101- Sold Out

Instructor: Kathleen
Dates: Feb. 5, 12, 26, & Mar. 5, 2017 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

This class is sold out, please keep an eye on our website for future sessions! 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 …

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Triquetra Headband

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Feb. 22 & Mar. 1, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join Heather, and put your cable skills into practice with her cabled Triquetra Headband. The pattern is available for purchase here. Students MUST be comfortable knitting and purling. Yarn Requirements 70 – 73 m (77 – 80 yds) of bulky weight yarn ie: Cascade Eco+ , Cascade 128, Estelle Chunky, or Estelle Alpaca Merino Chunky. …

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Crochet 201 – The Next Step – Sold Out!

Instructor: Rose
Dates: Feb. 27 & Mar. 6, 2017 12:00 - 2:00 pm

This class is now sold out. Please check the website for a new session. 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 …

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K301 – Beaded Lace

Instructor: Alana
Dates: Mar. 5, 12 & 19, 2017 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Have you knitted some lace projects, but you’re ready to tackle a more advanced technique to embellish the pattern? How about putting some beads into the mix? If so, join Alana as she guides you along to the next lacy level. As well as the lace techniques, you’ll learn how to add beads to your …

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Socks 101 – Cuff Down Socks on DPNs

Instructor: Alana
Dates: Mar. 5, 12 & 19, 2017 2:45 - 4:45 pm

Interested in finding out why all those crazy knitters make their own socks? Love your double pointed needles? It only takes one pair of socks to turn you into one of us. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself wondering how the heck you could love a little project so much! The pattern is available …

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Magic Loop

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Mar. 8, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

What is magic loop, and what are the advantages of using it? Join Heather, and let her introduce you to the magic! Students will learn the following skills: -Casting on, one at a time, two at a time -Managing those cord loops Yarn Requirements light coloured, worsted weight yarn

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Knitting 101 – Continental Style

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Mar. 11, 18, 25 & Apr. 1, 2017 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 …

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K201 – Learning (& Loving) Lace

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Mar. 11, 2017 12:30 - 2:30 pm

In this workshop we will work on simple lace stitch patterns. Along the way, you will pick up tricks; such as: life lines, loose cast on and loose bind off options. Students must be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off.  Yarn Requirements Fingering weight yarn, solid or semi-solid in colour. Please ensure …

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Triquetra Mittens

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Mar. 15, 22 & Apr. 12, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Ever wanted to knit your own cable mittens and didn’t know where to start? Just finishedHeather’s Magic Loop class and what to flex your muscles? Join Heather to conquer the Triquetra Mittens, a cabled mitten worked two at a time Magic Loop style – no chance for “second sock syndrome” here! The pattern is available …

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Guided Sweater with Myrna – Sold Out

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Mar. 18 & 25, Apr. 8 & 29, & May 13 2017 12:30 - 2:30 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, …

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Knitting 101

Instructor: Kathleen
Dates: Mar. 19 & 26, Apr. 2 & 9, 2017 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 …

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Spindle Spinning 101

Instructor: Amber
Dates: Mar. 29 & Apr. 5, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join Amber as she teaches you the following skills: – basics of spinning background including fibres, types of spindles, and prep of fibre – starting on a spindle (2 colours of yarn to show twist) – park and draft spinning – making a ply ball – plying and finishing yarn If you have a top …

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Continental Knitting 101

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Apr. 1, 2017 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Continental style knitting (also known as picking) is known for its speed and efficiency, as well as being a good choice for knitters who suffer from wrist pain when knitting English style (throwing). In this two hour workshop, you will learn to knit and purl using the continental technique. This is a good class for …

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Crochet 101

Instructor: Tamara
Dates: Apr. 2, 9, 23 & 30, 2017 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 …

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Lace… Decoded

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Apr. 19, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Curious about lace? Join Heather for this workshop and learn how lace “works”plus: -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 solid or semi solid recommended.

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Knitting 101 – Continental Style

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Apr. 22, 29, & May 6 & 13, 2017 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 …

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2 at a Time Socks – Magic Loop Method

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Apr. 26 & May 10, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join Heather for upside down socks! Learn to knit socks two at a time on a single circular needle from the toes up. Pattern will be provided by instructor.  Students should be comfortable with magic loop, knitting and purling. Yarn Requirements 100 grams fingering weight yarn, lighter coloured solid or semi solid recommended.

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Kitchener Stitch… Decoded

Instructor: Heather
Dates: May 3, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Mystified by Kitchener stitch? Let Heather help you master this technique on both stockinette and garter stitch fabric! Please bring 2 samples of stockinette fabric, and 2 samples of garter stitch fabric to your class, all samples should be 10 stitches x 10 rows.  Yarn Requirements lighter coloured, worsted weight yarn

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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 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.