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

K201 – Guided Sweater with Myrna – This class is now sold out.

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 …

K201 – Two at a Time Socks – Magic Loop Method – Sold Out!

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Nov. 15 & 29, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm

This class is now sold out. Please keep an eye on our website for more sessions in the new year. Join Heather for upside down socks! Learn to knit socks two at a time on a single circular needle from the toes up. Students should be comfortable with magic loop, knitting and purling. The pattern …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Kathleen
Dates: Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, & 16, 2017 2:45 - 4:45 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 – Brioche Knitting – In the Round!

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Nov. 25, 2017 10:15 am - 12:15 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 “brioching” in the round, but have been a little overwhelmed, Fran is here to help you learn how! Yarn Requirements 2 contrasting colours of DK weight yarn

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, & 17, 2017 10:15 am - 12:15 am

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 …

C201 – The Shawl

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Nov. 26, Dec. 3 & 17, 2017 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Are you finished your crochet 101, and searching for a new way to use your crochet skills? Consider… The Shawl! Dotty will guide you through everything you need to know, including how to read that crochet chart! The pattern is available for download here. Students must be comfortable with chaining on, slip stitch, single crochet, …

Knitting Chart Translation

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Dec. 16, 2017 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Does that pattern just not make sense? What are all those hieroglyphics on that chart? What does it all mean!? Donʼt despair, Myrna will show you how to decipher a lace chart, a cable chart, and a colourwork chart in this 2 hour class.

K301 – Advanced Colourwork

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Dec. 9, 2017 10:15 am - 12:15 pm Dec. 16, & 30, 2017 & Jan. 6, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Are you ready to sink your teeth into some advanced colour work? Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of one of the beautiful fair isle sweater patterns out there, but find the idea of a WHOLE sweater a bit intimidating? We can help! Join Myrna for this advanced colourwork class, she’ll guide you through the process of …

K201 – Conquering Colourwork

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Dec. 30, 2017 - 2:45 - 4:45 pm

In this workshop we will learn very simple techniques for changing colours. We will work on stripes and fair-isle. Students must be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. Yarn Requirements 2 colours of a worsted weight yarn, ie. Cscade 220 or Uptown Worsted. Please ensure yarn is wound and ready to use.

Choose Your Own (Knitting) Adventure – Beginner

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Dec. 30, 2017 & Jan. 6 & 20, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Want to learn to make mittens? How about a hat? Found a cowl you love and don’t know how to start? Choose your own pattern under 400 yards, and Myrna will help guide you through the pattern. This class is perfect for beginner knitters looking for the next step or advanced beginners looking to learn …

Socks 101 – Cuff Down Socks on DPNs

Instructor: Alana
Dates:

Socks, portable, so many patterns, so much great yarn… there are a multitude of reasons to fall in love with socks. It only takes one pair to turn you into one of the many sock knitters out there. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself wondering how the heck you went anywhere without a pair …

Knitting 101 – Continental Style

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Jan. 13, 20, 27 & Feb. 3, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 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 …

Entrelac Cowl

Instructor: Kathleen
Dates: Jan. 27 & Feb. 3, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Entrelac – which means “interlaced” in French – is a basketweave stitch that looks knitted and woven – but is actually built as you go in connected wee modules, with the help of slipped stitches and decreases. Knitting entrelac in the round is a great way to start as it creates a smooth, seam-free tube …

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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.