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November is Blanket Making Month at The Knit Cafe

We have three, count ’em 1, 2, 3, blanket classes coming up in November. It is November the day after tomorrow.

zigzag blanket

The ZigZag Blanket Workshop
Sign up now! It is this Wednesday November 2nd, 7-9pm
$32 register HERE

crochet blanket

Absolute Beginner Crochet Blanket Class
No previous crochet experience is necessary to take this class!
Wednesday November 2nd and 9th, 6:30-8:30pm
$56, register HERE 
only 2 spots left!

baby blanket

Knit Baby Blanket Class
This is our beginner blanket class where you learn to purl and follow patterns.
Sunday November 13, 12:30-3pm
$35, register HERE

Happy Halloween! and Craftily yours


Resolve to be a better Knitter! Classes are on Sale!


We’ve never had  a sale on Knit Café Classes but we do now!  So it could not be a better time to upgrade your knitting or crocheting skills. Get 15% off any class that you register for before January 10th.

Have a look at all The Knit Cafe’s Classes in the


Happy New Year everyone!

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Craftily yours

Madelinetosh and Malabrigo

We got M&M!
That’s Madelinetosh, and Malabrigo yarns! Both are hand dyed goodies, that really make you itch for some knitting time.

Check out these colours of Madelinetosh Vintage (worsted weight)

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And for quick knits we got Madelinetosh ASAP!

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Even bigger, and faster to knit is lovely Malabrigo Rasta!

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These are some of my favourites from this batch ↓
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Madelinetosh Vintage in new colour called Court and Spark

Madelinetosh ASAP

Madelinetosh ASAP in Spectrum

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Malabrigo Rasta in Archangel

Madelinetosh ASAP and the Rasta will be put to good use in our upcoming

Learn to Knit Headband Class
Thursday December 10, 17, 7-9pm
Register HERE

If you already know how to knit you can find the free pattern for the Headband. HERE and HERE. They are both free!

Craftily yours



Knit little – dream big!

We have a brand new,  learn to knit class starting soon!

knit 101 baby

Learn all your knit-basics whilst stitching up some pretty adorable tiny knits. We designed this class around the notion that small things are faster to knit and finishing a project quickly breeds satisfaction.  Knits for small people are also innately cute and so motivating to knit. If you have a wee-one in your life to knit for then come join us in this class.

This class is for:

  • Those who have never knit before

  • Those who have tried but need some hands on care

  • Lapsed knitters who need their skills refreshed. Perhaps you have taken our Knit 101 in the past but forgotten a thing or two. The same techniques will be taught in this class but with different projects and patterns to try.

knit 101 baby

We start the class with a washcloth project to introduce the “knit stitch”

knit 101 baby

Then, we move on to baby sized leg warmers. These are great for keeping baby warm but still having access to quick changes when the need arises. The leg warmers project introduces the “purl stitch”.
Hats are next! Pattern reading and knitting in circles are both very important basic skills that allow new knitters to continue on and knit more and more and more!

baby blanket

Fast knitters may even start a baby blanket in class! If not you can always take our Baby Blanket Workshop in June.

Knit 101 Baby!
Friday May 1, 8, 15, 29, 7-9pm
$110, materials not included

Register HERE
or call us 416 533 5648

Other terrific classes that are coming up soon:
rug hookingyoga sockscustom fit socks class

Craftily yours


Knit Classes for Everyone!

We’re really pleased to be able to teach crafty techniques to wonderfully talented groups of knitters and would-be knitters. It’s terrific to pass on skills that you know will help a person achieve their goals and help them while away the hours.

No matter your past experience with knitting, one of these imminent classes   might be the one to help you realize your next goal.

baby blanket class

New Knitters try the Baby Blanket Workshop.

In just one class you will learn basic pattern reading and how to recognize a knit from a purl to create textured wonders like this baby blanket. You only need to know how to knit to take this class, we will teach you the purl if you are not acquainted.

Monday March 2, 6:30-9pm, $32, materials not included
Register online HERE

slipper class

Knitters who know knits and purls both try the Slipper Class

This class teaches how to knit in rounds so that you can create three dimensional projects.  This is a must have skill for any knitter who wants to get beyond knitting scarves and washcloths. Cozy slippers are fast to make and make great gifts too!

Wednesday March 4, 11, 7-9pm, $54, materials not included
Register online HERE

custom fit socks class

Seasoned Knitters and Sock Knitters try the Custom Fit Sock Class

Learn how to make socks to suit your tootsies, then make more socks for friends and family with any size feet.  Any old yarn can be promoted for the occasion regardless of gauge. If that is not enough of an incentive to take this sock class then – are you tempted by a toe-up pattern?  Knitting socks from the toe up means running out of yarn before you finish your toes is just a bad memory. If you are a sockaholic this is a class for you!

Sunday March 1, 8, 15, 12:30-2:30, $76, materials not included
Register online HERE

Have a look at all the Knit Cafe’s classes HERE,
you can call us to register for classes too – 416 533 5648 (KNIT)

Craftily your


New Year Classes 2015

It’s a brand new year.  A traditional time of new beginnings and new projects to boot. If you would like a little help jump starting your knitting in 2015 then have a look at the up coming classes at Knit Café.  There are classes for all skill levels, for knitters and crocheters and crafters and those who aspire to these titles. Each class is linked to a full description and online registration, just click on the one you fancy for more info.

Absolute Beginner Classes

knit 101 class

Knit 101
4 sessions
Mon Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, break, 23, 7-9pm
Thurs Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 7:15-9:15pm
Fri Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 7-9pm
Wed Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 1-3pm
Thurs April 2, 9, 16, 23, 7-9pm

crochet 101 class

Crochet 101
4 sessions
Thurs Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 7-9pm
Wed April 1, 8, 15, 22, 7-9pm


crochet crash class

Crochet Crash Course
1 session
Thurs Jan 29, 6:30-9pm
Thurs Mar 19, 6:30-9pm


kid's knitting class

Kid’s Knitting Class
4 sessions
Sun Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 12:30-2pm



needlepoint class

Introduction to Needlepoint
1 session
Mon Jan 19, 6:30-9pm

knit 101 headband

Beginners Knit Headbands
2 sessions
Wed March 18, 25, 7-9pm



Beginner Classes

crochet blanket hexagons

Crochet Blanket Class
2 or 3 sessions (6 hours)
Wed Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 7-9pm
Sun April 12, 19, 12:30-3:30pm

baby blanket class

Baby Blanket Workshop
1 session
Mon Mar 2, 6:30-9pm

slipper classKnit Slipper Workshop
2 session
Wed Mar 4, 11, 7-9pm


Hat Workshopknit 101 hat
Fri Feb 6, 6:30-9pm
Mon Mar 23, 6:30-9m



Intermediate Classes

your first mittens

Mitten Class
2 sessions
Thurs Feb 5, 12, 7-9pm


crochet slipper class

Crochet Slipper Class
2 sessions
Sun Mar 22, 29, 12:30-2:30pm



Advanced Classes

sock class

Your First Pair of Socks Class
3 sessions
Wed Feb 11, 18, 25, 7-9pm

knitting in colour classKnit in Colour Class
2 sessions
Fri Feb 13, 20, 7-9pm



custom fit socks class

Custom Fit Socks (Toe-Up)
3 sessions
Sun Mar 1, 8, 15, 12:30-2:30


To see a full list and description of Knit Café Classes and to register online too go HEREYou may also register for classes by phone. Call us at 416 533 5648.

Craftily yours



New Knit 101 Dates

Our October Knit 101 Class has filled up fast! Ditto for the November 7, 14, 21, 28 Class – only one spot left! So what to do?  We must pass on the knit skills to all would be knitters as is our mandate.
In answer – we shuffled around the schedule and managed to carve out some new dates for our beginner knitting class we call Knit 101.

Knit 101
Monday October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 7-9pm
4 sessions, $100, materials not included
Register HERE
or call us at 416 533 5648

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Learn to knit a cozy scarf!


Then learn to knit a hat!

knit 101 hat

With double pointed needles ↓

knit 101 hat

Reading knitting patterns too!

See you there.

Thanksgiving Hours – We will be closed on Monday October 13

Craftily yours