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 101

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Apr. 28, May 5, 12 & 26, 2019 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 …

Knitting 101 – Continental

Instructor: Kathryn
Dates: Sunday, May 12 & 26, June 2 & 9, 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 …

Brioche Knitting – Worked Flat

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 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 it, but have been a little overwhelmed, Fran is here to show you the ins and outs, and help you learn how!  We recommend that newer knitters have a few ribbed …

K201 – Double Knitting

Instructor: Fran
Dates: Saturday, Jun. 1, 8 & 22, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Double knitting is one of the magical techniques of the knitting world. You knit the inside and outside of the fabric at the same time, creating an item that is completely reversible. Want to learn this wizardry? Over the course of 3, two hour classes, Fran will show you how! The pattern is available for …

S.O.S. – Save Our Socks!

Instructor: Correna
Dates: Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Has your previous darning method consisted of walking to the garbage with a pair of socks and sadly sighing “Darn!” as you drop them in? Correna will show you how to repair your precious hand knit socks to extend their lifespan, and your joy in wearing your hard work. We will learn the basics on …

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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.