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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: 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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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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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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Crochet 101 “Express”

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Apr. 23 & 30, 2017 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

If you’ve been wanting to learn to crochet, but didn’t have the time to commit to our full 4 week sessions, we have a solution for you! We’re thrilled to introduce Dotty’s Crochet 101 – the “Express” version! She will help you gather the basic skills and the confidence to enable you to tackle those …

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2 at a Time Socks – Magic Loop Method – Sold Out!

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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K201 – Conquering Colourwork

Instructor: Myrna
Dates: Apr. 29, 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. …

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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 101

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: May 7, 14, 28 & Jun. 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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Guided Lace

Instructor: Heather
Dates: May 17 & 24, June 7, 14, & 28, 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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Backwards Knitting

Instructor: Fran
Dates: May 27, 2017 10:15 am - 12:15 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 …

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K301 – Colours & Shaping – Sold Out!

Instructor: Alana
Dates: June 3, 10 & 17, 2017 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Do you love those new gradient kits that all the cool dyers seem to be offering lately? No idea what to do with them? Here’s the project for you!  Join Alana as she guides you along to this fun knit. As well as the colour change techniques, you’ll learn how to do a few different …

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Crochet 101

Instructor: Tamara
Dates: June 4, 11, 18, & 25, 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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Crochet 201 – The Shawl

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: June 3, 10, & 24, 2017 2:45 - 4:45 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! Students must be comfortable with chaining on, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. Please bring two …

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K201 – Pooling Colours

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: June 10 & 17, 2017 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you got a skein of hand painted yarn, with nice long colour repeats? Are you bored with stripes? Dotty will show you how to change it up with… Colour Pooling! Learn how to make yarn pool, recognizing pooling yarns, pooling in the round vs flat, and all kinds of tips and tricks! Yarn Requirements …

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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.