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: Myrna
Dates: Sep. 9, 16, 23 & Oct. 7, 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 …

K201 – Double Knitting

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Sep. 9, 16, & 23, 2017 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Double knitting is one of the magical techniques of the knitting world. You knit the inside and outside of the fabric at the same time, creating an item that is completely reversible. Want to learn this wizardry? Over the course of 3, two hour classes, Myrna will show you how, while you complete this super …

K201 – Linen Stitch

Instructor: Alana
Dates: Sep. 10 & 17, 2017 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Linen stitch is a simple, yet stunning way to let your beautiful yarn be the focus of your project. Alana will be happy to show you the technique in her class, while helping you create this gorgeous cowl! Students must be confident knitting and purling.  The cowl pattern available for download here. Yarn Requirements 274 …

K201 – Cast Ons!

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Sep. 13, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

There are many methods to cast on a project. Join Heather as she explains what they are, and when to use them. Students will learn the following methods: -Knitted On Cast On -Cable Cast On -Long Tail Cast ON (knit and purl) -Backwards Loop Cast On (left and right) -Judy’s Magic Cast On – great …

K201 – Backwards Knitting

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Sep. 24, 2017 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Be a leader in backwards thinking! Knitting stranded colourwork, a bulky blanket, or maybe some entrelac? In this two hour class, Fran will show you the magic of knitting backwards, which helps to avoid flipping large, bulky projects around. It’s also helpful for short rows and stranded colourwork! She’ll also help you out with working …

K201 – Bind Offs!

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Sep. 27, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

There are many ways to bind off a project. Join Heather as she explains what they are, and when to use them, and most importantly, how to work them! Students will learn the following methods: -Knitted Off Bind Off -Three Needle Bind Off -K2tog & Replace Bind Off -Crochet Bind Off -Sewn Bind Off -I-cord …

Finishing School

Instructor: Alana
Dates: Oct. 1, 2017 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Seaming, weaving in ends, Kitchener stitch, blocking… These are just some of the things that Alana will teach you to take your knitting from the needles to finished object. Come and learn how to put the cherry on top of your knitting sundae so that all of your work will have them “oohing and aahing”! …

K201 – Guided Sweater with Myrna

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 11, 18, & Dec. 2, 2017 10:15 am - 12:15 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, …

K301 – Advanced Guided Sweater with Myrna

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Oct. 28, Nov. 11, 18, Dec. 2, & 9, 2017 12:30 - 2:30 pm

So you’ve completed a sweater or two, but now you want to level up? If you’ve got a few 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 first “Guided Sweater With Myrna” class. You …

Guided Lace

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Nov. 1, 8, 22, Dec. 6 & 13, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Lace is a truly mysterious thing to see, and the idea of knitting it can be intimidating.  Have you tried a few simple lace patterns, and now want to jump into something larger? Bring your choice of pattern with appropriate needles and yarn for this 5-session guided lace class. Heather will be there assist you …

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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.