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 – Sold Out

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17, 2018 2:45 - 4:45 pm

This class is sold out. Please check our website for another date. 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 …

K201 – Knitting in the Round

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 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 the gorgeous “Oats” cowl from Tin Can Knits! The cowl pattern is available for download here. Students must be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. Please Note: A minimum …

Knitting 101 “Concentrated”

Instructor: Correna
Dates: Saturday Nov. 17 & 24, 2018 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

So you’ve been wanting to learn to knit, but didn’t have the time to commit to our full 4 week sessions… we have the solution for you! We’re thrilled to introduce our “Concentrated” Knitting 101 class! Correna will guide you through the basic skills that make up the foundation of knitting, while helping you knit …

Crochet 101 – Sold Out

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Nov. 18 & 25, Dec. 2 & 9 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

This class is sold out. Please keep checking our website for another 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 crochet – Double crochet …

K201 – Guided Sweater – Level 1 – Sold Out

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Nov. 18 & 25, Dec. 9, 2018, Jan. 6 & 13, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

This class is now sold out. Please keep checking our website for another session. Have you been wanting to knit a sweater, but you’ve been too scared to try? If you’ve got a few knitting projects under your belt, but you’ve been apprehensive about taking on a whole sweater, this is the perfect class for …

Knitting 201 – A Refresher & Then Some!

Instructor: Baiba
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 24 & Dec. 1, 2018 12:30 - 3:00 pm

Are you looking for a way to refresh your knitting skills, and then level up?  Baiba’s Knitting 201 class will help you do just that. She’ll begin with a refresher in how to knit and purl, and then, using her Lindenleaf Dishcloth (available for purchase here ) pattern as a guide, you’ll learn the following …

Basic Mittens

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 24, Dec. 1 & 8, 2018 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Have you been in the mood for some mittens, but you’ve never made any before? This class is for you. You’ll learn to knit in the round on DPNs, increases, and decreases. We will use the amazing “Maize” pattern from Tin Can Knits, (available for download here ) and worsted weight yarn to help you knit …

Pick Your Project – Knitting or Crochet!

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 & 15, 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, or do you have that one project that’s been languishing unfinished? Choose your own pattern under 400 yards, or bring in that poor neglected project and Dotty will help you make it a reality.  …

Continental Knitting 101

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

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 style (throwing). In this two hour workshop, you will learn to knit and purl using the continental technique. This class is recommended for English knitters …

Stars and Lace Mitts

Instructor: Kate
Dates: Sunday, Dec. 2 & 9, 2018 2:45 - 4:45 pm

Join Kate as she guides you through knitting a pair of her beautiful “Stars and Lace Mitts.” These mitts are a great quick knit and perfect for gift giving, as well as levelling up your knitting in the round skills. The pattern is available for purchase here. Students will need two extra circular needles or DPNs the same …

Knitting 101 “Concentrated”

Instructor: Correna
Dates: Saturday Dec. 8 & 15, 2018 12:30 - 2:30 pm

So you’ve been wanting to learn to knit, but didn’t have the time to commit to our full 4 week sessions… we have the solution for you! We’re thrilled to introduce our “Concentrated” Knitting 101 class! Correna will guide you through the basic skills that make up the foundation of knitting, while helping you knit …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? 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 skills, you can …

Basic Mittens

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Jan. 5, 12 & 19, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Have you been in the mood for some mittens, but you’ve never made any before? This class is for you. You’ll learn to knit in the round on DPNs, increases, and decreases. We will use the amazing “Maize” pattern from Tin Can Knits, (available for download here ) and worsted weight yarn to help you knit …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Sunday, Jan. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2019 2:45 - 4:45 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? 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 skills, you can …

Crocheted Shawl – Level 2

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Jan. 20 & 27, Feb. 3 & 10, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

The Virus shawl is a stunning shawl, and looks great in either handpainted, solid/semi-solid, or gradient yarns. It can be made using any yarn thickness and you can keep going until it’s the right size or until you run out. There are 3 yarn & hook options for this shawl, so you can choose the …

K201 – Knitting in the Round

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 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 the gorgeous “Oats” cowl from Tin Can Knits! Students must be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. The pattern is available for download here. Please Note: A minimum of 3 students …

Beginner Stranded Colourwork

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

In this workshop we will learn very simple techniques for changing colours. We will work on samples using stripes and fair-isle. Students must be able to knit in the round, as well as being comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off.  Please Note: A minimum of 3 students is required in order for …

Crocheted Shawl – Level 1

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Jan. 27, Feb. 3 & 10, 2019 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!  Students must be comfortable with chaining on, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. Please bring two colour …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 & 23 & Mar. 2, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? 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 skills, you can …

Kicking Horse Mittens

Instructor: Kate
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 2 & 9, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Inspired by ski tracks in fresh powder, the slipped stitches, cables, and thick yarn of these mittens combine to give your hands great insulation on a cold day. The pattern is written from the top down to accommodate various row gauges and hand lengths. While students must be comfortable with colourwork, only one colour is …

Continental Knitting 101

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

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 style (throwing). In this two hour workshop, you will learn to knit and purl using the continental technique. This class is recommended for English knitters …

Crochet 101

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10 & 17, 2019 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, 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 …

Socks 101 – Cuff Down Socks on DPNs

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Mar. 2, 9 & 16, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Socks! So portable, so many patterns, so much great yarn, so fun, and so very, very addictive… 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 …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Saturday, Mar. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? 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 skills, you can …

Knitting 101

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Sunday, Apr. 7, 14, 28 & May 4, 2019 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? 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 skills, you can …

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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.