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Crafty happenings at the Knit Cafe

Spring 2017 Classes!

A new spring season is on it’s way and we have new classes springing up to prove it!

Check out all the dates for our popular beginner classes including Knit 101 and Crochet 101 and the Knitter’s Crash Course and the Crochet Crash Course, of course. ALSO……

Weaving Classes

We are so excited to be able to offer some new weaving classes at The Knit Café. Our tapestry weaving classes have been so popular and we are really getting into learning all about weaving. We have recently acquired some Rigid Heddle Looms to use for classes. These are compact looms that are easier to learn on then floor looms and are more accessible for new weavers as they are a lot less expensive and can be packed into the closet when not in use. Come see what it’s all about. We have two Rigid Heddle Loom classes on the schedule – The Stripes Class, and The Plaid Class!

Introduction to Weaving – Stripes!  Brand New Class!
Thursday April 20, 27, May 4, 6:30-9:30pm/ Sunday August 20, 27 12:30-5pm

Introduction to Weaving – Plaid! Brand New Class!
Wednesday June 14, 21, 28, 6:30-9:30pm

Tapestry Weaving Class
Sunday May 21 12:30-3:30, May 28,12:20-2:30/
Sunday July 9, 12:30-3:30, July 16, 12:30-2:30pm/ Sunday September 10, 12:30-3:30, September 17, 12:30-2:30pm

Knit Classes

Find Your Fade – Knitted Spring Shawl Workshop  Brand New Class!
A new knitted shawl for spring- what could be better? What if you could use all the colours in your crayon box? Then you would have a “Find Your Fade” shawl. Learn how to stitch this popular shawl project and get a discount on materials too. Read all about it HERE
Wednesday May 3, 6:30-9pm

Sweater Class
Wednesday May 10, 17, 24, break 7, 7-9pm

Knit in Colour Class
Thursday June 8, 15, 7-9pm

Introduction to Knitted Lace
Thurs May 31, 7-9pm

Fix it! Finish it! Class Brand New Class!
In the Fix It Class we practice fixing common knitting mistakes and also learn creative mending techniques. In the Finish It Class we learn proper finishing techniques including seaming and blocking. Take them both, or take one or the other. Read all about it HERE

Thursday June 29, July 6, 7-9pm

ZigZag Blanket Workshop
Wednesday July 5, 7-9pm

Baby Blanket Workshop
Tuesday May 2, 6:30-9pm/
Tuesday July 4, 6:30-9pm

First Pair of Socks
Thursday July 20, 27, 7-9pm

Yoga Sock or Fingerless Mitten Class
Thursday April 6, 13, 7-9pm / 
Wednesday July 12, 19, 7-9pm

Brioche Knitting Class Brand New Class!
Learn brioche knitting techniques including one and two colour designs for beautiful reversible knits! Read all about it HERE
Wednesday May 24, 31, 6:30-8:30pm

Knit 101 Baby
Thursday June 1, 8, 15, 22, 1-3pm

Spinning Classes

Drop Spindle Class – Introduction to Spinning
Sunday April 2, 9, break 23, 12:30-2:30

Spin Master Class Brand New Class!
Advance your hand-spinning
techniques in this second level drop spindle class. Sample a variety of fibres; both plant and animal fibres, and refine your spinning skills. Read all about it HERE
Sunday June 11, 12:30-3:30

Crochet Classes

Crochet Blanket for Absolute Beginners
Sunday June 18, 25, 12:30-2:30pm

Crochet Blanket Class
Wednesday May 10, 17, 6:30-9pm

Crochet Shawl Class Brand New Class!
Learn you lacy stitches and finishes in this Intermediate level crochet class and end up with a pretty shawl besides. Read all about it HERE

Thursday June 1, 8, 6:30-8:30pm

Tunisian Crochet Workshop Brand New Class!
A whole new textile technique with a new tool and everything! Tunisian Crochet is like a hybrid of knitting and crocheting and has a distinct look. Learn the basics in this one evening workshop. Read all about it HERE

Thursday July 6, 6:30-9pm

Other Crafty Classes

Yarn Dyeing Workshop Brand New Class!
Colour your own yarn in this intro to hand dyeing class. Use non toxic dyes to add variegated colour patterns to your yarn. It’s fun! Read all about it HERE
Sunday May 7, 12:30-4:30pm

Needlepoint Workshop
Tuesday May 9, 7-9pm

Introduction to Rug Hooking  
Tuesday June 20, 7-9pm

Needle Felting Workshop
Sunday March 26 12:30-2:30 / Sunday June 4, 12:30-2:30pm /
Sunday August 13, 12:30-2:30pm

You can check out the whole class schedule and register for classes in the webshop right HERE.
Or call us 416 533 5648, or come by 55 Roncesvalles Ave.

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

Classes in the Month of March

We are busy developing our Spring Summer Classes and boy do we have some doozies to share! It will be ready for public viewing in a few weeks but until then there are still a lot of wonderful classes you could take part in. March is crammed full of classes in fact!

sweater

Sweater Class
An introduction to sweater making for the uninitiated.
Make any size, a pullover or a cardigan.
Wednesday March 8, 15, 22, break April 5. 7-9pm
register HERE

baby blanket class

Baby Blanket Class
Baby Shower season is starting soon! Learn how to follow knitting patterns and how to recognize your knit from your purl.
Sunday March 12, 12:30-3pm
register HERE

crochet blanket with lloyd

Crochet Blanket Class for Absolute Beginners Only 2 spots left!
Make this adorable blanket and learn to Crochet at the same time. Kitty not included.
Sunday March 19, 26, 3-5pm

register HERE

crochet crash class

Crochet Crash Course
Learn crochet basics in one night!
Thursday March 30, 6:30-9pm
register HERE

zigzag blanket

ZigZag Blanket Class
A whole lot of shaping techniques go into this playful blanket.
Wednesday March 29, 7-9pm
register HERE

needle felt birds

Needle Felting Workshop
Make 3D fuzzy sculptures ready to be toys and jewelry and ornaments and mobiles, oh my!
Sunday March 26, 12:30-2:30pm
register HERE

drop spindle

Drop Spindle Class – Introduction to Spinning
Make your own yarn! Need I say more?
Sunday April 2, 9, break, 23, 12:30-2:30pm
register HERE

rug hooking

Introduction to Rug Hooking Only 3 spots left
This is a wonderful craft with a long and wonderful history.
You can make rugs and so much more.
Tuesday March 14, 7-9pm
register HERE

knitting in colour class

Knit in Colour Only one spot left!
Add colour to your projects with Fairisle
(also called Stranded) Knitting.
This class was sold out but one spot just opened up!
Thursday March 23, 30. 7-9pm
register HERE

You can see all The Knit Cafe’s classes in the webshop HERE
Craftily yours
Kristin

Pre Orders for Brooklyn Tweed

The Knit Café is already looking forward to The Knitter’s Frolic!
That’s the annual event where knitters gather and grope yarn in Toronto. Some folks come from far and wide to do just that. They hope to see and feel things they can’t access in their neck of the woods.
Like last year the Knit Café will be bringing heaps of Brooklyn Tweed to The Knitter’s Frolic so all of you who live too far to visit us on Roncesvalles Avenue will have a chance to check it out.

If you are already a devote of Brooklyn Tweed (like us) and know exactly what you want, here’s you chance to get a jump on things. Pre Order!

preorder-bt-for-instagram

Pre orders mean you won’t miss out on the colour and the quantity of Brooklyn Tweed you want. It will be bagged and waiting for you for pick up at so no feisty knitters can get to it before you do.

If you would like to make a pre order give us a ring
416 533 5648
or write us
theknitcafe@hotmail.com
before March 10th
we will be taking a 50% deposit with pre orders

If you are not coming to The Knitter’s Frolic and would like to make a pre order to pick up in store or delivery – Great! We can make that happen. Orders will arrive in April.

Craftily yours
Kristin

A project for a sunny day

Blue Sky Alpaca’s Organic Cotton came in this week.

blue sky organic cotton

Every time we get in a batch of this beautiful yarn I can’t resist taking all the colours off the shelf and imagining I am about to embark on a baby blanket project. So soft and lofty – this yarn makes a very huggable blankie.
I plain, striped, garter stitch blanket would be such a joy in this yarn and easy to knit even for a new knitter. It is also the yarn featured in the Knit Cafe’s “Your First Baby Blanket pattern. This is a wonderfully simple project with a seed stitch border and a basket weave middle, all knit and purl with no fancy tricks.

baby blanket class

Sometimes I like to imagine I am making a Chevron Stitch Blanket like the one we make in our upcoming workshop.

zigzag blanket

Other times I want to crochet it up into a forever growing Granny Square project.

crochet blanket

If you like any of these ideas you can make your own. They are all beginner friendly projects and if you need a little help we have classes! Oh yes we do!

Baby Blanket Workshop
Sunday March 12, 12:30-3pm
Register HERE

ZigZag Blanket Workshop
Wednesday March 29, 7-9pm
Register HERE

Crochet Blanket Class For Absolute Beginners
Sunday March 19, 26, 3-5pm
Register HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

In the PINK!

Good luck to all of you who are joining the March on January 21.
pink-yarn
It’s been so great to see all the knitters coming through the door looking for pink yarns to make their Pink PussyHats for the Women’s March here and in Washington. It will be so gratifying to see a sea of pink tomorrow.
Read more about the Pink PussyHat Project and find the Pattern HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

Register now for these popular classes!

If you were eyeing a class from our upcoming schedule, here’s a heads up that some of the classes are filling up fast.

needle felt birds

Needle Felting Class Only One Spot Left !
Sunday January 29, 12:30-2:30pm

needlepoint class

Needlepoint Workshop Only Three Spots Left !
Tuesday January 31, 7-9pm

crochet crash class

Crochet Crash Course Only One Spot Left !
Thursday January 26. 6:30-9pm

crochet blanket hexagons

Crochet Blanket Class Only One Spot Left !
Wednesday February 8, 15, 6:30-9pm

weaving

Tapestry Loom Weaving Workshop Only One Spot Left !
Sunday February 26, 2-5pm, March 5, 2-4pm

Check out all the classes at The Knit Café HERE
It’s Time to Knit Everybody!

Craftily yours
Kristin

A New Year Brings New Classes to The Knit Cafe

We are here to help you keep all your craft related New Year’s Resolution for 2017. Check out all these classes for January and February!

Knitting Classes

zigzag blanket

ZigZag Blanket Class
Wednesday January 11. 7-9pm

sweater

Sweater Class
Friday January 13. 20. 27. February 10, 7-9pm

baby blanket class

Baby Blanket Class
Tuesday January 17, 6:30-9pm

knit 101 hat

Hat Class
Tuesday January 24, 6:30-9pm

thrum mittens

Thrum Mitten Class
Thursday February 9, 16, 7-9pm

custom fit socks class

First Sock Class
Friday February 10, 17, 24

simply twisted

Cable Cowl Workshop
Sunday February 19, 12:20-3pm

sweater design

Sweater Design Class
Saturday February 18, 25, March 4, 18, 10:30-12:30pm

Crochet Classes

crochet crash class

Crochet Crash Course
Thursday January 26, 6:30-9pm

crochet blanket

Crochet Blanket Class
Wednesday February 8, 15, 6:30-9pm

Other Crafty Classes

needle felt birds

Needle Felting Workshop
Sunday January 29, 12:30-2:30pm

needlepoint class

Needlepoint Workshop
Tuesday January 31rst, 7-9pm

weaving

Tapestry Loom Weaving Class
Sunday February  26, 2-5pm, March 5, 2-4pm

See you there
Craftily yours
Kristin