Knitting 301

Knit 301: Bouncing Baby Sweaters!

Date(s): Friday, April 7, 21, and 28 from 6:30-8:30
Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the babies is? They're out on the town, in their new, super stylish baby sweaters! Join Donna and Caitlin Friday nights in April and learn how to knit sweaters for all the babies in your life! A perfect class for students who have mastered knitting in the round and want to learn all about easy sweater construction! Students are expected to know how to cast on/bind off, rib, and work in the round. image1 Students may knit any size from 0-6 months to 2-4 years. Supplies are not included, but students will receive a 15% discount on supplies they purchase in the shop! Please contact the shop for a complete supply list. This class will run from 6-8 PM on Friday, April 7, 21, and 28. There will be NO class on Friday, April 14. Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.

Knit 301: Scandalous Steeking!

Date(s): April 30th, 2017 until May 7th, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Are you interested in knitting gorgeous Fair Isle, Icelandic and Scandinavian patterns, but scratch your head when they ask you to cut into your work? Have no fear - our knit whiz Josee is here! Learn to cut a steek through your knitted fabric and you’ll have the tools to tackle any stranded colorwork pattern! On garments, steeks can be used to create arm and neck openings, pockets, or cardigan fronts, allowing you to knit stranded colour work continuously without having to stop to make holes. And yes - you do actually cut into your work! In this class, students will cut a steek through a mug cozy. In the first class, you'll cast on your mug cozy and learn more about Fair Isle colour work. In the second class, you'll learn different ways to reinforce your steek (students will choose a crochet or sewn reinforcement) and then cut into your fabric with scissors! The class will finish with picking up stitches to work a button band, and some tips and tricks to get a beautiful and neat finishing for your facings! Supplies are not included, but students will receive a 15% discount on supplies they purchase in the shop! Please contact the shop for a complete supply list.   Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.  

Knit 301: Eyeball Shawl Knit-A-Long Class

Date(s): May 25th, 2017 until June 22nd, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mastered simple shawls and ready for a new challenge? Join Josee for this fun knit-a-long! You will learn how to make a circular cast on and a circular knitted fabric, work short rows in garter stitch, knit a 2-colour brioche edging with basic brioche increases, and knit an I-cord bind off, all while creating a fabulously funky and one-of-a-kind Westknits shawl! This is an advanced class - suitable for students who are comfortable casting on/binding off, knitting, purling, increasing/decreasing, and knitting in the round. This class does not include supplies, but we will help you choose yarn and needles- available for purchase at a 15% discount. Please contact the shop for a full supply list. This class has a two-week break between Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 - there will be no class on Thursday, June 8. Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.

Knit 301: Two-at-a-Time Toe Up Socks!

Date(s): Sunday, July 23 and August 6 from 12:30-3:30 PM
Super light and oh so portable, socks are the perfect summertime knit project! In this class you will learn everything you need to know to make a wicked pair of socks - from cast-on to bind-off! This class is a great introduction to toe-up and two-at-a-time sock knitting! pastedImage pastedImage-2 Intermediate knitting experience is necessary: students should already be comfortable ribbing, increasing, decreasing, and working in the round. They should be able to recognize the wrong and right sides of their work, and should know which direction to knit in if they pick up their work in the middle of a round. Materials are not included - students will enjoy a 15% discount on all supplies they purchase for the class! Please contact the shop for a complete supply list. There is a two week break between each lesson - there will be no class on Sunday, July 30. Please note: Student cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the class will not be refunded.