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

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

It’s our last Knitting 101 before summer! 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 …

Advanced Choose Your Own Adventure Knitting

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 …

Continental Knitting 101 – Sold Out

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: June 16, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

This class is now sold out. Please keep an eye on our website for new sessions in the fall! 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 (throwing). In this two hour …

K201 – Knitting in the Round

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: June 17, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

This workshop will focus on learning to knit in the round. We will learn how to knit on a circular needle while making a gorgeous cowl! Students must be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off.  The cowl pattern is available for download here! Yarn Requirements 200 yards Worsted weight yarn ie. Cascade …

Indigo Dyeing with Annie

Instructor: Annie
Dates: June 24, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Join Annie and spend some time learning about the process of dyeing with indigo. Bring some cotton, wool, or silk (nothing bigger than a pair of jeans, please) to dye for yourself. Please wear your least loved clothes, and bring the longest rubber gloves that you have, in order to svoid going home with a …

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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.