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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

 

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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

Class Schedule Preview Fall/Winter 2013/2014

KNITTING
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERbowl
Knit 101
Thurs Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3/ Monday Sept 30, Oct 7, break 21, 28/ Thurs Oct 17, 24, break 7, 14/ Fri Nov 1, 8, 15, 22/ Mon Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 16/ Fri Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20/ Fri Jan 10. 17, 24, 31/ Mon Jan 20. 27. Feb 3, 10/ Fri Feb 21, 28,
Mar 7, 14/ Mon Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17/
Thurs Mar 13, 20, 27, April 3/scarf
Mon Mar 31, April 7, 14, break 28,  7-9pm
4 sessions, $100, materials not included

Knitter’s Crash Course (Scarf Workshop)
1 session, $32, materials not included
Monday Sept 23/ Mon Nov 11/ Mon Jan 13, 6:30-9pm

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BEGINNER KNITTINGbaby blanket
Baby Blanket Workshop
1 session, $32, materials not included
Wed Aug 21/ Friday Sept 20/ Mon Nov 4/ Fri Feb 7/ Thurs Mar 6/
Fri April 11, 6:30-9pm

Hat Classhat
1 session, $32, materials not included
Mon Nov 18/ Mon Jan 6/ 6:30-9pm

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Holiday Bear Workshop
This fun, easy and quick project makes wonderful gifts! With just a bit of prior knit holiday bearknowledge you can learn to make this sweet toy-bear. Reading patterns, shaping and seaming techniques will all be taught in this class.
1 session, $32, materials not included
Materials:   100g worsted weight and 3.5mm needles available at the Knit Cafe
Thurs Dec 5, 6:30-9pm

INTERMEDIATE KNITTINGproject class

Project Class
What would you most like to knit but don’t know how to yet? In this class we will discuss how to pick a project that is right for you and your level of experience. We will talk about finding materials, checking tension, and how to read a knitting pattern. Techniques specific to each knitter’s project will be demonstrated. Seaming and finishing techniques will also be covered.  As students work through their individual projects they will have the chance to seek advice from the expert knitting instructor and also learn from fellow students. This class is open to knitters who know the basics but are looking to challenge themselves with something new; a great follow up from Knit 101!
4 sessions, $100. materials not included
Sunday Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, 1-3pmmitten
3 sessions, $76, materials not included
Thurs Jan 9, 16. 23/ Thurs April 10, 17, 24, 7-9pm

Mitten Class
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Wed Oct 23, 30/
Thurs Feb 20, 27, 7-9pm

Cabled Cowl Workshop
1 session, $32, materials not included 13-0120KnitCafe_I036
Fri Oct 4/
Wed Jan 22/
6:30-9pm

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ADVANCED KNITTING
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Sock Classsocks
3 sessions, $76, materials not included
Wed Dec 4, 11, 18/  Fri Mar 21, 28, 4,  7-9pm

Sock Master Class
3 sessions, $76, materials not included
Thurs Nov 28, break, Dec 12, 19, 7-9pmsock master
Sat Feb 8, 15. 22, 10:30-12:30

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Lace 101lace
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Wed Jan 8, 15, 7-9pm
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.Steeking Workshopsteeking
In times of yore, practical knitters found they could easily change a pullover into a cardigan or even add on sleeves once a body was fully completed.  They accomplished this feat by fearlessly cutting up their hand knitting and adding these adjustments. Why is this madness desirable? It allows the knitter to knit a cardigan in the round, not bothering about sleeves,  and keeping their colour work patterns strong and steady, and for an added  bonus – you never need purl.  They called this delightful maneuver “steeking”.  In this one-evening workshop you will build nerves of steel, and cut without apprehension.  After you make the cut, selvedges will be reinforced to make beautiful edges.
This is “next level” knitting-don’t miss it!

Materials: Bring to class swatch knit in fair-isle pattern in rounds with 100% wool (not superwash) worsted weight like Cascade 220. Find details on swatching here 
 . Bring needles used for swatch and crochet hook of same size or 1/2 smaller and at least 30g contrast colour.chunky cardi
1 session, $32, materials not included,
Saturday Nov 2/ Sat Jan 18, 10:30am-1pm

Sweater Design Class
4 sessions, $100, materials not included
Sat Nov 9, 16, 23, break, 7/ Sat Mar 8, 15, 22, break, April 5, 10:30am-12:30pm

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Knitting in Colour Classknit in colour
One of the best things about knitting is playing with colour. Fair Isle knitting is a technique that produces beautiful multi-coloured patterns. Using two colours you will learn basic fair isle methods and have the opportunity to design your own pattern motif.
2 session, $54, materials not included
Materials: 2 colours worsted weight yarn, 4.5-5.5mm
Sat Oct 19, 26, 10:30-12:30/ Wed April 9, 16, 7-9pm
crochet scarf
CROCHET

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER

Crochet 101
4 sessions, $100, materials not includedCrochetCozy4
Wed Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 7-9pm/ Wed Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, 7-9pm/ Sunday Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2,12:30-2:30/ Wed Feb 26, break Mar 12, 19, 26, 7-9pm/  Sun April 6, 13, break 27, May 4, 12:30-2:30

Crochet Crash Course
1 session, $32, materials not includedhexagon blanket jpeg
Thurs Oct 10/ Thurs Nov 21/ Thurs Feb 6/
Wed April 2 , 6:30-9pm

Crochet Blanket Class
2 or 3 sessions(6 hrs)$72, materials not included
Sun Oct 20, 27, 12:30-3:30/ Sun Dec 8, 15, 12:30-3:30 / Wed Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 7-9pm/Sun Mar 23, 30, 12:30-3:30

INTERMEDIATE CROCHETcrochet blanket finishing

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Crochet Blanket Finishing Class
1 session, $32 ($25 for those who have taken the  Crochet Blanket Class at the Knit Cafe)
Sun Nov 10, 12:30-3:00 / Wed Feb 19,
6:30-9pmowls

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop
1 session, $32, materials not included
Sun Nov 24/ Sun Mar 2, 12:30-3:00

Crocheted Slipper Class
crochet slipperThe good-old, cozy slipper is a classic crochet pattern.  Crochet’s sturdy stitches make so much sense for a durable foot warmer.  This class will have you stitching your own versions.  Students will practice their pattern reading skills on both a charted and a written pattern, and learn simple shaping and embellishment techniques.  As an extra bonus the teacher will provide instruction on how to add on a leather bottom to prevent slipping. The slippers will be custom made to fit your tootsies, so be sure to tell us your shoe size when you register.
Materials: 1 ball Brown Sheep Bulky, 5.5mm and 3-3.5mm hook, leather sole available purchase in class.
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Wed October 9, 16, 7-9pmcrochet motif

Reading Charted Patterns
for Crocheters
If you have ever looked at a crochet pattern then you have noticed the attractive snowflake motifs that accompany many instructions.  These are not just pretty pictures. They are the hieroglyphics that tell all about the pattern. Many folks find a chart easier to decipher then a long winded written pattern, but first you have to know how to decode the lines and squiggles.  We will show you how and you will make the prettiest wee coasters while you’re at it.
1 session, $32, materials not includedneedle felting
Sun Nov 17/ Sun Mar 16, 12:30-3:00

OTHER CRAFTY CLASSES

Needle Felting Workshop
1 session, $32, materials not included
Sunday Dec 1/ Sun Mar 9, 12:30-3pmpeacock

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Introduction to Rug Hooking
1 session, $32
Fri Oct 18, 6:30-9

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Needlepoint Workshop
1 session, $32, materials not included
Thurs Jan 30, 6:30-9

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Drop Spindle Class
(Introduction to Spinning)
3 session,$80, materials not includeddrop spindle
Sun Feb 9, 16, 23, 12:30-2:30

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To register for classes you can come by the Knit Cafe at 1050 Queen St. West, or call us 416 533 5648.

Craftily yours
Kristin

Preview Class Schedule Fall 2012

You heard it here first! Here on the blog before it makes it to our home page. Here, before it is sent out in our newsletter.  Here, even before a paper copy makes it into the store. Fresh and new, and hot from the presses – I hope you will be as excited about the forth coming season as we are.  The Knit Cafe’s Fall/Winter class schedule has some new classes, especially in the crochet section (some knit ones too) and some old favorites .  Full descriptions will show up on  www.theknitcafetoronto.com soon, but till then write us or call us with your questions or comments 416 533 5648.

KNIT CAFE’S FALL/WINTER CLASSES 2011/2012

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER KNITTING

Knit 101
Thurs Sept 15, 22, 29, 6
Fri Sept 30, break, 14, 21, 28
Thurs Oct 13, 20, 27, 3
Thurs Nov 17, 24, 1, 8
Fri Nov 25, 2, 9, 16
Thurs Jan 12, 19, 26, 2
Fri Jan 27, 3, 10, 17
Fri Feb 24, 2, 9, 16
Thurs March 15, 22, 29, 5
7-9pm
4 sessions, $96, materials not included 

Knit Crash Course
Mon Oct 3
Mon Dec 5
Mon Feb 27
6:30-9pm
1 session, $30, materials not included 

BEGINNER KNITTING

Baby Blanket Workshop
Fri Jan 20
6:30-9pm
1 session, $30, materials not included 

Triangle Wrap/Scarf/ Shawl Class
Thurs April 19, Fri April 20
7-9pm
2 sessions,  $50, materials not included

Hat Workshop
Mon Nov 14
Mon Dec 12
Mon Feb 13
6:30-9pm
1 session, $30, materials not included 

INTERMEDIATE KNITTING

Knit Toy Class
Mon Oct 17, 19
7-9pm
2 sessions, $50, materials not included 

First Sweater Class
Mon Oct 24, break 7
Mon Jan 9 break 23
7-9pm
2 sessions, instruction is free, materials $100 for yarn 

Mitten Class
Mon Nov 21, 28
Wed Feb 8, 15
7-9pm
2 sessions, $50, materials not included 

ADVANCED KNITTING

Sock Class
Wed Nov 30, 7, 14
Mon March 5, 12, 19
7-9pm
3 sessions,  $72, materials not included

Sweater Design Class
Sat Nov 5, 12, 19, break 3
Sat Jan 28, 4, 11, break 25
10:30am-12:30pm
4 sessions, $96, materials  

Sock Master Class
Thurs Feb 16, 23, 1
7-9pm
3 sessions, $72, materials not included 

Lace Shrug Class
Mon March 26, 2 break 16
7-9pm
3 sessions, $72, materials not included 

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER CROCHET

Crochet 101
Wed Sept 14, 21, 28 5
Wed Oct 26, 2,9,16
Wed Jan 11, 18, 25, 1
Wed Feb 22, 29, 7, 14
7-9pm
4 sessions, $96, materials not included 

Crochet Crash Course
Thurs Nov 10
Thurs Feb 9
Thurs March 8
6:30-9pm
1 session, $30, materials not included

Crochet Blanket Class
Sun Oct 16, 23 /12:30-3:30pm
Sun Jan 29, 5 /12:30-3:30pm
Wed March 21, 28, 4/ 7-9pm
2 or 3 sessions (6 hours), $70, materials not included 

INTERMEDIATE CROCHET

Crochet Blanket Class 2
Sun Dec 4, 11
12:30-3:30
2 sessions, $50, materials not included 

Reading Charted Patterns for Crocheters
Wed Nov 23/ 6:30-9pm
 Sun Feb 12/ 12:30-3pm
1 session, $30, materials not included

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop
Wed Oct 12
Wed April 11
6:30-9pm
1 session, $30, materials not included 

Crochet Flowers Workshop
Thurs Dec 15
Thurs April 12
6:30-9pm
1 session, $30, materials not included 

Crochet Zigzag Rug Class
Mon Jan 30, 6
7-9pm
2 sessions, $50, materials not included 

OTHER CRAFTY CLASSES

Drop Spindle Class (Introduction to Spinning)
Sun Nov 6, 13, 20
1-3pm
3 sessions, $80, materials not included 

Needle Felting Workshop
Mon Dec 19 / 6:30-9pm
Sun Feb 26 / 1-3:30
1 session, $30, materials not included 

Introduction to Rug Hooking
Mon Jan 16
6:30-9pm
1 session, $30, materials not included    

To register for classes at the Knit Cafe call us at 416 533 5648, or drop by
1050 Queen St. West.