Tag Archives: crochet class

A great time to make a Crocheted Blanket!

We have an awesome selection of worsted weight yarn in the shop right now. Just look at all those colours! All of these lovelies are machine washable too which make them a perfect choice for a hand knitted or crocheted blanket. Berroco Vintage and Cascade 220 Superwash have a price-tag that won’t break the bank so let the mixing and matching begin. Whether you crave a heathered, Highland colour scheme or a bright and bold statement piece or even an oh so tastefully neutral colour story we got you covered.

Don’t know how to crochet a blanket. We got you covered there too. Our Crochet Blanket Class for Absolute Beginners is coming up. Even if you have never crocheted before you can join this class and learn basic stitches while you work on your blanket project. If you do know some crochet and have never made a blanket you are welcome in this class too. Here are the deets ↓

Crochet Blanket For Absolute Beginners

June 18, 25, 12:30-2:30

Register HERE

 

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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

Making Robots from Spare Parts

robot

With our “Crochet A Robot Class” coming up next week, we were inspired to craft up a bunch of examples.
The nice thing about making toys is that you can bust your stash. A little bit of this added to a little bit of that makes a toy with a lot of character.  Most of our current robot collection was crafted by doubling up yarns to add  a pixel-like texture and lots of colour.
robots

Amigurumi – Crochet Robot Class
Thursday October 22, and 29, 6:30-8:30pm
Register HERE
or call 416 533 5648

Craftily yours
Kristin

Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

robotsIf you were to walk by the Knit Café today – this is what you’d see.  We’ve had quite a few gawkers since we redecorated the window, which leads me to believe that this display’s denizens are real lookers!

robots

Iwona and I have been busy stitching up these robot stuffies! They were pretty satisfying to make and I feel like I expanded my repertoire of crochet skills in the process. If you would like to join in the robot-making-fun we are teaching a class.

Amigurumi Class – Crocheted Toy Robot
Thursday May 21, and 28, 7-9pm
Register HERE
or call us at 416 533 5648

This class features the advanced shaping and assembling skills used in Amigurumi crochet. You can read more about the particulars HERE

love robotWhen choosing the critter to feature in our Amigurumi Class, we were inspired by our work dressing up this guy →
the Lovebot outside Scooter Girl on Roncesvalles Ave.
This knit-bomb, assembled in June 2014, has since been put out of commission, leaving room for more woolly robots to take up the slack. Come and help us make some in May, or if you are an expert crocheter you can find the pattern by Stacey Trock HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

A Red Carpet Premiere – A New Class

Our friend and Knit Cafe collaborator Andrea Dorfman has finished a new feature film. It is called Heartbeat and it will be opening at the Tiff Lightbox on November 21rst.  You should go!
I had the opportunity to see the film during the Toronto International Film Festival. It is a wonderful and charming film that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy – much like a pair of hand-made crocheted slippers like these ones do ⇓

Heartbeat Slipper

Heartbeat includes an inspired wardrobe choice in the form of some chunky, ruby-red slippers.  They make quite an impression! We’re pretty certain after watching the film you might want to make a pair of your own. So we are offering a class to teach you how!

hearbeat slipper

Even if you have never crocheted before you can take this class and learn to make these slippers.  It is an Absolute Beginner Class, and a great way to learn basic crochet skills.

heartbeat slipper 2

Heartbeat Slipper – A Beginner Crochet Class

Sunday November 30, 12:30-3pm
1 session, $32, materials not included
To register call us at 416 533 5648
Or register online right HERE

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You can watch a trailer for Andrea’s movie, Heartbeat HERE
I’ll see you at the Lightbox come November 21rst.

Craftily yours
Kristin

Burly is Back!

The fattest yarn in the shop is Burly Spun by Brown Sheep.  It’s 100% wool and knits 2-2.5 stitches per inch.  Get out your broomstick needles, 15mm, 20mm, even 25mm is ok.  You will have your project done in no time.
Come by The Knit Cafe and we can pull out sample after knit sample made from this yarn.  Some of it is knit extra tight like the Chunky Cardi which is knit with a 10mm needle.  Our Martin Scarf pattern is knit with a 15mm needle and our Mondo Neck Cozy pattern uses a 20mm. Apparently we can’t stop knitting with this wool and who can blame us – it knits-up so darn fast!

burly spun

We have a wonderful autumnal selection of colours now.   Above is Grey Heather, Jack Plum, Spring Bluebell, and Charcoal Heather.

burly spun

Prairie Fire, Bing Cherry, Sable, Oatmeal, and Oregano

burly spun

Aztec Turquoise, Cream. Deep Charcoal and Ruby Red.

chunky cardi
Chunky Cardi

martin scarf mondo cowl
Martin Scarf and Mondo Neck Cozy

You could even use the Burly Spun to make an extra big size stuffy, like an owl in our upcoming Crochet Critter Class.

Our AMIGURUMI CLASS is this Thursday!
Make a Crocheted Owl!
To Register click HERE

owls

Craftily yours,
Kristin

We’ve got class!

We hosted our first Natural Dye Class at The Knit Cafe this week!

Dyes were made from purple cabbage

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and tumeric

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and onion skins too.  Here are some of the results ↓

natural dye

This class was so fun! I can’t wait till it comes around again.  We are feverishly working away on the Fall/Winter Class Schedule and expect to be able to share it with you soon.  Until then, there are classes scheduled through August and into September.  Here are some of the gems coming up!

fingerless mitt.

Fingerless Mitten Class, Thursday Aug 21 and 28, 7-9pm

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handspun from spinning class.

Drop Spindle (Intro to Spinning), Wednesday August 27, September 3, 10, 7-9pm

baby blanket.

Baby Blanket Workshop, Thursday August 28,6:30-9pm

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hexagon blanket jpegCrochet Blanket Class, Sunday September 7, 21, 12:30-3:30

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sweater classSweater Class, Friday September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 7-9pm

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 To see all our classes click HERE
and to register call 416 533 5648.

Craftily yours
Kristin