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 201 – The Next Step

Instructor: Rose
Dates: Feb. 13 & 27, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 learn a slip stitch, how to change colours, and time permitting, explore some different …

Knitting 101 – Sold Out

Instructor: Kathleen
Dates: Feb. 17 & 24, Mar. 3 & 10, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

This class is now sold out, but we have some other sessions available on our website! 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 …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Feb. 18 & 25, Mar. 4 & 11, 2018 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 …

Finishing Your Knits

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Feb. 21, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The knitting is done… but is it finished? During this 2 hour workshop, Heather will show you how to seam both garter stitch and stockinette pieces, Kitchener graft, weave in ends and block your hard work! Materials Required  A garter stitch piece knitted 10 sts x 30 rows, and a stockinette piece knitted 10 sts …

Crochet 101 – Sold Out

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Feb. 24, & Mar. 3, 10 & 17, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

This class is now sold out. Please keep an eye on our website for a new session. 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 …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14 & 21, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 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 your newfound …

Sock 101 – Cuff Down Socks on DPNs

Instructor: Alana
Dates: Mar. 4, 11 & 18, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

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 of socks 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 …

Knitting 101 – Continental Style

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Mar. 17 & 24, Apr. 7 & 14, 2018 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 …

Leafwise

Instructor: Alana
Dates: Mar. 17 & 24, 2018 2:45 - 4:45 pm

Ready to level up from simple lace projects? This is the class for you! Join Alana for two, 2 hour sessions where you’ll learn how to knit intermediate lace… sideways. Plus beading and finishing too, while knitting Sivia Harding’s “Leafwise” shawl. The pattern is available for purchase here. If using a circular needle, we recommend …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Mar. 18 & 25, Apr. 8 & 15, 2018 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 …

Choose Your Own Adventure Knitting!

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Mar. 24, Apr. 7 & 14, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 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 …

Sock 201 – Cuff Down

Instructor: Alana
Dates: Apr. 8 & 15, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

You’ve finished Sock 101 and are well acquainted with the joy of socks. Sock 201 expands on that foundation with new techniques and embellishments so you’ll be able to take your sock knitting to a whole new level. Stripes? A more advanced stitch patten, or a simple lace motif? If you’ve been wanting to try …

Crochet Steeking

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Apr. 18, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cut my knitting!? You betcha! Heather will teach you how to use your scissors to enable you to add sleeves, collars, button bands, pockets, heels and more to your knitting. You’ll flex your steeking muscles and your scissors will become your best knitting buddy. You will need to bring your knitted “tube” to class, instructions …

Crochet 101

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Apr. 22, 29, May 6 & 20, 2018 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, Dotty 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 a ball band Armed …

K201 – The Next Step

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Apr. 22, 29, & May 6, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

You’ve completed Knitting 101. Well then, welcome to the next rung on your knitting ladder! Dotty will show you how to climb higher by teaching you some brand new skills, like knitting and purling in the round, and other cool stuff, while you knit a great hat at the same time. The hat pattern can …

Needle Felting – Painting With Wool

Instructor: Heather
Dates: Apr. 25, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Needle felting is a fun way to add some pops of colour to your knitting, and use up some odds and ends of non-superwash wool and roving that we all have in our stashes. Felting needle and surface provided. *This class can be taken as a stand alone class, or taken with our “Crocheted Steek” and …

K201 – Guided Sweater with Myrna

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Apr. 28, May 5, 12 & 26 & Jun. 2, 2018 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: Apr. 28, May 5, 12, 26 & Jun. 2. 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Have you always wanted to knit that über elaborate sweater, but you’re scared to try? If you’ve got a few intermediate sweater projects under your belt, but you’ve been apprehensive about really pushing the envelope, this is the perfect class for you! Myrna designed this class with the careful, advanced knitter in mind. You pick …

Crocheted in Zipper

Instructor: Heather
Dates: May 2, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Heather will show you a super cool way to install a zipper without seaming using a very handy little tool! If you took the crocheted steek class, you’ll need to bring your steeked “tube.” If not, instructions will be provided for you upon registration for the knitted piece you’ll need to bring to your class. …

K301 – Choose Your Own Adventure Knitting – Advanced!

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Jun. 9, 16 & 23, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Okay… here it comes… Choose Your Own Adventure Knitting – the Advanced class! Are you confident in your knitting skills and 99% ready to tackle that complicated sock or mitten etc. project? We lit the “M” beacon and Myrna has answered the call! Choose your pattern (500 yards and under) and Myrna will guide that …

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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.