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New Year Thoughts. 2020

2019 was quite a year!

  • It was the year The Knit Café got crazy for Punch Needling
  •  We introduced some new classes, including a really inspiring Natural Dye Class that yielded swoon-worthy results, and a fairisle sweater knitting class where we ended up with a colourful array of Soldotna Sweaters
  • The Knit Cafe hosted a trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed
  • Canadian Hand Dyers like Hello Stella were added to The Knit Cafe’s Yarn menu
  • Our home sweet home got some improvements including a large communal table that is great for classes and also for our Social Night which is now the first Friday of the month and is so much fun! You should come.
  • A new year of Yarn Club began.
  • Brand new Knit Cafe patterns were introduced.
  • Patterns like the Arts and Crafts Hat, the Be My Guest towel, the Warm Thoughts cowl, and the Equinox shawl.

Our Schedule of Classes for 2020 has some goodies!

Brioche Class

Knitting Level Two

Sweater Class

Introduction to Embroidery Class

Introuction to Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom Class

Rug Hooking Class

You can read all about the 2020 classes at The Knit Café HERE.
Happy New Year
Craftily Yours


Spring Classes 2019 at The Knit Cafe

Spring is almost here and The Knit Café has a whole new group of classes on offer to prove it!

Knitting Classes like Knit 101, Knitter Crash Course, Fingerless Mitten Workshop, Sweater Class, Continental Knitting Workshop, Knit in Colour, Brioche Knitting Class, First Pair of Socks Class, Toe-Up Sock Knitting Class, and the  Baby Blanket Class.

Crochet Classes like Crochet 101, Crochet Crash Course, Crochet Blanket Class for Absolute Beginners and the Crochet Blanket – Hexagon Class shown above.

Punch Needle Workshop and also our Rug Hooking Workshop have new dates and times

So do our Weaving Classes. Classes like… Introduction to Weaving Plaid and Introduction to Weaving Stripes both for rigid heddle loom weaving and also Tapestry Weaving Classes.

Then there are Needle Felting Workshops.

and Yarn Dyeing Workshops.

Macramé Workshops.

and Embroidery Classes too!

You can see the full list of classes with descriptions and dates and times and fees in our webshop HERE

A few brand new classes are yet to be announced so stay tuned for that news. Until then- Craftily yours

Back to School Fall 2018

It’s that time of year when all the kiddies go back to school, but why should they have all the fun?

The Knit Café’s Fall and Winter Schedule of Classes is here!

This season at The Knit Café we have some classes hosted by guest instructors.

Six Starter Stitches 
This class has just been announced! It’s an embroidery class taught by Sam Lamb. I love that this class includes a printed sampler designed by Sam.

Natural Dyeing Basics with Kerri Westlake
We are really excited that this talented local hand dyer will be teaching a class here. Kerri will also be showing off her beautiful yarns at The Knit Café in a trunk show on October 20. Find the details HERE

Punch Needle Workshop with Arounna Khounnoraj
This class SOLD OUT lickety-split! but don’t worry we are planning another Punch Needle class and we will announce details soon.

Other brand new classes include…

Knitting Level 2
A class for graduates of Knit 101 or anyone who wants to improve their knit game. This class includes three brand new Knit Café patterns for a trio of chunky accessories.

Toe Up Sock Knitting
If you have mastered sock knitting from the cuff down it might be time to try it the other way around. This class is full of interesting tidbits; a seamless cast on, knitting with the magic loop technique, German short row shaping, and stretchy bind offs.

Beyond Basic Brioche
This is a second level Brioche Knitting Class for advanced techniques. We also run an Introduction to Brioche Class which you can check out HERE

Needlepoint Workshop – Bargello!
This is a little different than our regular needlepoint class but everyone is welcome even if you have no experience with needlepoint. Novice or not this is a great opportunity to learn how to add patterning into your needlepoint designs. So cool!

… and some old favourites are back!

Drop Spindle Class (Introduction to Spinning)
Hooray! Our yarn spinning class is back. If you were ever curious about making your own yarn then this is a good chance to find out how it’s done.

Thrum Mitten Class
These mittens – stuffed with fuzzy, unspun wool are extra warm, extra cute, and extra fun to make!

Be sure to book early for our most popular classes like:

Introduction to Weaving
This is weaving a on a lap loom called a Rigid Heddle Loom. With it you can make your own beautiful fabrics. In this class we learn the basics from start to finish while working on scarf projects. This is a great class!

Tapestry Loom Weaving Class
If freeform wall hangings are inspiring  you then you should try Tapestry Weaving. In this class you even learn how to make your own loom!

Introduction to Rug Hooking
Rug hooking is a traditional craft where you can make rugs but so much more!

Crochet Blanket for Absolute Beginner
Yup! You heard right. You need no crochet experience before learning how to make a really beautiful blanket

Introduction to Macramé
This macramé class is a new one at the Knit Café but it seems to be in demand. In this one night workshop you will learn basic macramé techniques while you make a classic plant holder project.

Check out our full calendar of classes and register  in our webshop!

Craftily yours

Class Schedule Preview Fall/Winter 2014/2015

It’s Back-To-School-Time already! Although no one sane wishes for the summer to end, I sure am looking forward to Fall.

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER KNITTING (no experience necessary)

Knit 101
4 sessions, $100, materials not included
Thurs Sep t4, 11, 18, 25 7-9pm/ Mon Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, break, 20, 7-9pm/ Wed Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 7-9pm /Fri Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 7-9pm/ Thurs Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18, 7-9pm/ Fri Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, 7-9pm/ Mon Jan 26, Feb 2, 9 break 23, 7-9pm/ 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

Knitter’s Crash Course
1 session, $32, materials not included
Thurs Aug 28, 1-3:30pm/ Fri Sept 5, 6:30-9pm/ Wed Sept 24, 1-3:30/ Mon Dec 1, 6:30-9pm/ Wed Jan 28, 1-3:30/ Mon Mar 9, 6:30-9pm

Kid’s Knitting Class
4 sessions, $76, materials not included
Wed Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 4:15-5:45pm/ Sun Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 12:30-2pm

Beginners Knit Headbands!headband
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Wed Dec 10, 17, 7-9pm/ Wed March 18, 25, 7-9pm


ABSOLUTE BEGINNER CROCHET (no experience necessary)

Crochet 101
4 sessions, $100, materials not included
Wed Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 8/ Wed Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3/
Thurs Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12/ Wed April 1, 8, 15, 22, 7-9pm

Crochet Crash Course
1 session, $32, materials not included
Thurs Oct 30/ Thurs Jan 29/ Thurs Mar 19, 6:30-9pm

BEGINNER KNITTING (students should know the knit stitch and how to cast on)

Baby Blanket Workshop
1 session, $32, materials not included
Thurs Aug 28, 6:30-9pm/ Wed Oct 8,1-3:30pm/ Mon Oct 27, 6:30-9pm/ Mon Dec 8, 6:30-9pm/ Mon Mar 2, 6:30-9pm/ Mon April 13, 6:30-9pm

Knit Slipper Class
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Thurs Nov 13, 20, 1-3pm/ Wed Mar 4, 11, 7-9pm

Cable Cowl Workshopsimply twisted
1 session, $32, materials not included
Mon Nov 10/ Mon Jan 12, 6:30-9pm

Hat Class
1 session, $32, materials not included
Thurs Oct 2, 6:30-9pm/ Thurs Oct 23, 1-3:30pm/ Mon Nov 17 / Fri Feb 6 / Mon Mar 23, 6:30-9pm

Holiday Bear
1 session, $32, materials not included
Mon Nov 24, 6:30-9pm/ Mon Dec 15, 6:30-9pm

Project Class
3 sessions, $76, materials not included
Fri Dec 5, 12, 19, 7-9pm/ Thurs Feb 5, 12, 19, 1-3pm

BEGINNER CROCHET (students should know chaining, and single crochet)

Crochet Blanket
2 or 3 sessions(6 hrs)$74, materials not included
Sun Sept 7, 21, 12:30-3pm / Sun Nov 9, 16, 12:30-3pm / Wed Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 7-9pm/ Sun April 12, 19,12:30-3pm

INTERMEDIATE KNITTING (students should know the knit and purl stitches and how to knit in rounds on double pointed needles.)

Mitten Classsweater
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Thurs Oct 9, 16, 7-9pm/ Wed Jan 7, 14, 7-9pm/ Thurs Feb 5, 12, 7-9pm

Sweater Class
4 sessions, $100, materials not included
Fri Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 7-9pm/ Thurs Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, 7-9pm

INTERMEDIATE CROCHET (students should know chaining, single and double crochet)

Amigurumi Crochetcrochet slipper
1 session, $32, materials not included
Thurs Oct 23, 6:30-9pm

Crochet Slipper Class
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Sun Mar 22, 29, 12:30-2:30pm

ADVANCED KNITTING (students should be proficient with knit and purl, and knitting in rounds on double pointed needles)

First Sock Class
3 sessions, $76, materials not includedsocks
Thurs Nov 6, 13, 20/ Wed Feb 11, 18, 25, 7-9pm

Custom Fit Socks (Knit Toe Up)
3 sessions, $76, materials not included
Sun Oct 19, 26, Nov 2/ Sun Mar 1, 8, 15, 12:30-2:30pm

Lace 101
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Wed Nov 26, Dec3, 1-3pm/ Mon April 20-27, 7-9pm

Knit in Colour
2 sessions, $54, materials not included
Fri Oct 17, 24/ Fri Feb 13, 20, 7-9pm

OTHER CRAFTY CLASSES (no experience necessary)

Introduction to Rug Hookingrug hooking
1 session, $32, materials not included
Materials fee: $15, yarn not included.
Mon Nov 3, 6:30-9pm

Needlepoint Workshop
1 session, $32,
Materials fee: $3, plus yarn, we suggest Koigu Skeinettes
Mon Jan 19, 6:30-9pm

Drop Spindle Class (Introduction to Spinning)
3 sessions, $76, materials not included
Wed Aug 27, Sept 3,17 / Sun Jan 11, 18, 25, 12:30-2:30

Embroidery Workshop
1 session class, $32, materials not included
Mon Mar 16, 6:30-9pm

Introduction to Wet Felting
1 session, $38, Sun Nov 23, 12:30-3:30pm
Materials fee: $15 for felting kit, does not include felt fibres

Needle Felting Workshop
1 session, $32, materials not included
Sun Aug 24/ Sun Dec 7/ Sun April 5, 12:30-3pm

Full class descriptions will show up soon on our website and we will have take-away paper pamphlets in store in the next few days.

To register for a class please call us at 533 5648, or come by the café to
register in person. Remember we have moved to 55 Roncesvalles Ave.

Craftily yours