Knitting Classes for Spring 2017

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Art of Yarn Leap into Spring Classes

Learn to Knit….Up your Game….Make something Wonderful

Following is our early spring line up of classes. Classes are available on a first serve basis and often fill up quickly. Sign up online, in person or by phone.
Please note that if a class is full it is taken off our website.
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Decoding a Pattern February 25,             10:00 AM – 3:00 PM                       Instructor: Nicole Desson                         $25.00 We have all been there…..put in all the hours, stitches, blocked, seamed and then our project just didn’t turn out like we wanted it to! In this one day workshop we will explore some fo the common problems we have with translating printed patterns into projects and how to fix them.   Topics covered will include:   decoding knitspeak, how to us the information on your ball band effectively, knitter math or how to adjust a pattern size and (time permitting) how different fiber choices can affect your finished project. Class is limited to 6 students and would benefit all levels of knitters. Bring your own lunch or get take away from one of our local eateries.
West Coast Cardigan Friday – February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017                                 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM               Instructor: Karla Lockwood                       $80.00 Make a classic sweater in a new way that you will wear for years. Jane Richmond has updated the popular West Coast Cardigan, inspired by the Cowichan sweater, with new knitting techniques and a new slimmer contemporary fit. This design is a seamless, one piece, top down sweater with pockets. The pattern is available for purchase in the shop or online. It comes with a wide range of sizes and blank charts for you to customize if you wish!                                                                                           The first class will be spent preparing to knit this sweater and swatching. Yarn choice is important to the finished product and a gauge     Swatch has to be done in pattern and washed and blocked for the following class. The instructor will help you with sizing and teach you colourwork techniques.                                                    Please bring a range of needles in sizes 6mm to 10mm if you have them. This sweater is worked with circular needles. To finish this sweater within the 6 weeks of this class you will have to work on your project outside of class time.
Knitting All Levels Monday  March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2017                               1:00 PM – 3:00 PM   Instructor: Megan Whyte $80.00 This class is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to knit or work on a project you have in progress.  Some of the knitters will be working on a simple sock pattern so this is an option for you to pursue.   The teacher will have a pattern and some yarn suggestions for the sock project. The instructor will help you with improved techniques, guide you through your project and help you with finishing techniques.
Project Class – Focusing on Westknits Rockefeller Monday, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2017 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Instructor: Megan Whyte                 $80.00 This class is going to work as a group on Rockefeller a beautiful shawl by Stephen West AKA Westknits.  You can join this class even if this is not your thing.  If you want to work on another project then the instructor will help you with improved techniques, guide you through your project and help you with finishing techniques. Class is suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced, however to knit the Rockefeller you should have confident knitting skills.
Personal Projects Tuesday February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 & 13                                 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Instructor: Chris Campbell                           $80.00 This is a personal project class.  Come and be inspired to knit fabulous, fashionable items for gifting or personal use.  You can knit your choice of project or work on what Chris has planned for her special projects class.   Chris has lots of ideas for hats, cowls, wristers, wraps and scarves. Chris loves using beautiful yarns, with different textures and lots of colour! Projects and supplies will be discussed on the first day of class or bring your WIP. Class size is limited to first 7 registrations.
Special Projects – Class will work on an afghan that features squares each with a special design or technique. Tuesday, February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 & 11, 2017                       1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Instructor: Chris Campbell                             $80.00 This class is going to focus on an Afghan with squares designed by some of the most popular knitwear designers.  You will learn new stitches with each square. Perfect for small project knitting but eventually it will be a BIG project.  If an afghan is more than you want then you could turn the squares into a small throw, baby blanket or cushion covers. The afghan is knit using several colours. The design in for 5 colours but of course there is always room for you own inspiration! A comfortable level of knitting skills are needed for this class. Class is limited to the first 7 registrations.
Knitting All Levels Wednesday,March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 & 12, 2017 ~ 10:00 AM – 12:00PM; Instructor: Chris Campbell                         $80.00 This class is suitable to all levels.  If you are new to knitting the instructor will teach you the basics of knitting.  If you have some knitting experience the instructor will teach you advanced techniques and stitches and guide you through your projects.   If you are a new knitter then please let us know when you register and we will help you pick a first project and tools.   If you have a  WIP (work in progress) bring it to the class.  If you have no project on the go then there will be lots of new ideas for you to choose from. Class is limited to the first 7 registrations.
Special Projects – Class will work on an afghan that features squares each with a special design or technique. Wednesday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 & 12, 2017                                   1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Instructor: Chris Campbell                         $80.00 This class is going to focus on an Afghan with squares designed by some of the most popular knitwear designers.  You will learn new stitches with each square. Perfect for small project knitting but eventually it will be a BIG project.  If an afghan is more than you want then you could turn the squares into a small throw, baby blanket or cushion covers. The afghan is knit using several colours. The design in for 5 colours but of course there is always room for you own inspiration! A comfortable level of knitting skills are needed for this class. Class is limited to the first 7 registrations.
Personal Projects Class or Learn to Knit Wednesday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 2017                                     6:00PM – 8:00 PM Instructor: Megan Whyte $80.00 This class is suitable to all levels.  If you are new to knitting the instructor will teach you the basics of knitting.  If you have some knitting experience the instructor will teach you advanced techniques and stitches and guide you through your projects.   If you are a new knitter then please let us know when you register and we will help you pick a first project and tools.   If you have a  WIP (work in progress) bring it to the class.  If you have no project on the go then there will be lots of new ideas for you to choose from. Class is limited to the first 7 registrations.
Up Your Knitting Game – Personal Projects, Learn new Techniques or How to Knit Thursday,                     March 2, 9, 17, 24, 31, April 5, 12, 2017         10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Instructor: Chris Campbell                           $80.00 This class is for all levels of knitters who want to learn more.   Be prepared to up your skills with new techniques using lovely yarns.  This is a good class to do a little “me” knitting.  If you have a WIP bring it along, or come and get inspired to learn something new.   Class is limited to the first 7 registrations.
Personal Projects Thursday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 & 13, 2017   1:00 PM – 3:00 P; Instructor: Chris Campbell                         $80.00 The focus of this class will be to learn new techniques while making interesting projects suitable for personal use or gifting.  Chris has a passion for special yarns and colour so be prepared to make some wonderful things.  Bring your tools to the first class or a project you are working on.  There will be lots of ideas for you to choose from. Chris will focus on a series of directed projects or your own WIP that will both teach you both new skills and will allow you to create modern garments or accessories for yourself or for gifts. She loves using beautiful yarns, with different textures and of course colour!  This class is designed for knitters who know more than the basics.   Class is limited to first 7 registrations.
Knitting All Levels or Learn to Knit Saturday, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 22, 2017 (no class Easter Weekend) 10:00 AM -12:00 PM Instructor: Nicole Desson   $80.00 This class for anyone who wants to learn how to knit, how to read patterns, learn better techniques or to finish off a project.  If you are new to knitting the instructor will teach you the basics and then get you started on a simple project. If you are already familiar with the basics then the instructor will teach you new techniques and help you take your projects to the next level. Levels welcome. Bring your own supplies.  If you are a brand new knitter bring a ball of worsted weight wool yarn and 4.5 short single pointed needles.   Class is limited to first 7 registrations.
Knitting Skills Saturday,   March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 22, 2017 (no class Easter Weekend) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM   Instructor: Nicole Desson $80.00 Come and learn the basics, or up your game in a social group setting. If you are new to knitting the instructor will teach you the basics and then get you started on a simple project. If you are already familiar with the basics then the instructor will teach you new techniques and help you take your projects to the next level. This class is open to all levels.   Bring your own supplies.  If you are a brand new knitter bring a ball of worsted weight wool yarn and 4.5 short single pointed needles. Class is limited to first 7 registrations.

Free Shawl Pattern

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This free shawl pattern is beautiful knit using  Diamond Luxury Pure Superkid Mohair.  The shawl is good for all seasons as an accent piece. Looking forward to spring it would be lovely for cool summer evenings, travel, great for weddings or graduation.

Cloud Cover knit in Diamond Luxury Pure Superkid Mohair

Cloud Cover knit in Diamond Luxury Pure Superkid Mohair

The yarn is very scrumptious.  We liked it so much we bought every shade available.  It is very fine mohair from the first shearing of the angora goats;  the micron count is very fine.  The mohair dyes very subtly so the shading is pretty and soft.

Pure Superkid Mohair

Pure Superkid Mohair

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Download at the pattern here: Cloud_Cover

View the shades available of Pure Superkid Mohair

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