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Finishing Finesse (Saturday, 4 Nov, 2017)

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediateseam
  • Date: Saturday, Saturday, 4 Nov, 2 – 5 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $41 + HST
 Here is your chance to go to Finishing School. Haven’t you always wanted to do that! Learn the techniques required for a professional finish to your garments and projects.  Most people hate finishing knitting projects. Instructor Trish Denhoed actually enjoys it!  So come learn a few easy steps to make your garments look more professional.

Continental Knitting (Finished)

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Date: Saturday,  12 Nov, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (1 session, 2 hours)
  • Instructor: Cristina Simionovici
  • Cost: $29 + HST

The class offers a glimpse into the secrets of continental knitting: how to hold your yarn, how to knit and purl in more than one way, how to control tension.
The class is intended for English knitters or new knitters who want to improve their knitting.

My Favourite Things (Finished)

  • Skill level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate
  • Date: Thursday,  23 April, 6:30-9:00pm (1 session, 2.5 hours)
  • Instructor: Mary Pat McDonald
  • Cost: $30 + HST

This is a technique class, comprising 40+ of Mary Pat’s favourite methods, short-cuts and ingenious approaches, distilled after years of knitting and much instruction from experts.  Taken as a whole, this class is a short-cut to serious knitting expertise.

Knitted Linen Stitch (Finished)

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  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Date: Thursday, 11 Jun, 6:30-8:30pm (1 session, 2 hours)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $25 + HST
Learn the technique of knitting the linen stitch, a fabric that lies flat and behaves very nicely for scarves, placemats, coasters and other home decor. We will work in one colour, two colours and three colours.  In this class you will learn the stitch technique and receive assistance to plan a scarf or other simple project (eg placemat, table runner, washcloth).

Starting Stranding (Finished)

Basic Two-colour Knitted Hat

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Date: Saturdays,11 Apr, 1:00pm-3:00pm & 18 Apr, 1:00pm-2:00pm (2 sessions, 3 hours total)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $35 + HST
Learn the ups and downs of 2-colour knitting, holding one colour in each hand and catching each stitch at the back of the work, while you make this lovely, warm, simple hat.

Finishing School (Finished)

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediateseam
  • Date: Saturday, 12 Dec, 1:00 – 4:00pm (1 session, 3 hours) OR
    Saturday, 6 Feb, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (1 session, 3 hours) OR
    Thursday, 10 Mar, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $35 + HST
 Here is your chance to go to Finishing School. Haven’t you always wanted to do that! Learn the techniques required for a professional finish to your garments and projects.  Most people hate finishing knitting projects. Instructor Trish Denhoed actually enjoys it!  So come learn a few easy steps to make your garments look more professional.

First socks, top down (Finished)

Skill level: Beginner/IntermediateTop_Down_Socks1
Dates: Saturdays 21 Nov – 5 Dec, 10:30 am – 1:00pm (3 sessions, 7.5 hours total)
Instructor: Mairi McKissock
Cost: $80 + HST + materials

For first-time sock knitters, this is a basic class that teaches all you need to know to create socks of any size, using a classic, cuff-down sock structure.