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Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day!

As if you need another reminder that it is almost Valentines Day, but if you have room for one more….here ya go.
If you don’t have a sweetheart – then have you heard of “Galentine’s Day”?  If not then watch THIS VIDEO .
Galentine’s Day definitely seems worth celebrating!

I don’t think I need to remind you that hand made gifts are the best gifts, so get out the crochet hooks or the paper mache or whatever your craft de jour is and make something that says “love”.

hat with heart
There are 2 spots left in our Hat Knitting Workshop on February 12th. You can make any size of hat so you can let the tall and the small know how much you care with a head warmer.

Hat Class
Sunday February 12, 12:30-3pm
Register HERE

cascade220 superwash

We just received these fresh colours of Cascade 220 Superwash in the store. Just the kind of thing you want to see on a grey day. I don’t want to be accused of telling tales but I think the two pinky hues could be transformed into Pussy Hats! Non?

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

Fall/Winter 2016 Class Schedule is Here!

Let’s plan for Autumn and Winter Knitting!
Here are this season’s classes.

Click on any link in this post to take you to the class description with dates and prices. All the classes are now available in the webshop where you can browse them all together and register too. Or come by 55 Roncesvalles or call to register 416 533 5648

Absolute Beginner Classes

Knit 101
knit 101

Crochet 101
crochet 101 class

Knitter’s Crash Course
knit crash

Crochet Crash Course
crochet crash class

Learn to Knit Headbands
knit 101 headband

Crochet Blanket Class for Absolute Beginners
crochet blanket with lloyd

Learn to Crochet Toys
owls

Beginner Classes

Crochet Blanket Class
crochet blanket

Baby Blanket Workshop
baby blanket

The Magical Striped Scarf Workshop (Learn to Purl Class)
noro scarf

Hat Workshop
knit 101 hat

ZigZag Blanket Workshop
zigzag blanket

Cable Cowl Workshop
simply twisted

Project Class (for beginners to advanced students)
project class

Yoga Socks or Fingerless Mitten Class
yoga socks

Knit Halloween Costume Class
halloween costume

Intermediate Classes

Thrum Mitten Class
thrum mittens

Crochet Baby Slipper Class
baby slippers

Sweater Class
sweater class

Amigurumi (Crochet Toy Robot)
crochet robot

Introduction to Lace Stitching
lace class

Advanced Classes

First Pair of Socks Class
socks

Custom Fit Socks (Knit Toe Up)
custom fit socks class

Knit in Colour
knitting in colour class

Sweater Design Class
sweater design

Other Crafty Classes

Tapestry Loom Weaving
weaving

Introduction to Rug Hooking
rug hooking

Drop Spindle Class (Introduction to Spinning)
janana

Needlepoint Workshop
needlepoint class

Needle Felting Workshop
needle felt birds

Craftily yours
Kristin

Have you seen our Spring Class Schedule yet?

We have a new display at The Knit Café.

class display

It celebrates some of our new offerings for this years Spring/Summer Class Schedule.

classes on blackboard

All these classes are coming up in May which is just a hop skip and a jump away!

First Sweater Class
Thursday May 5, 12, 26, June 2, 7-9pm

Amigurumi (crochet toy dragon) Workshop
Thursday May 26, June 2, 9, 6:30-8:30pm

Log Cabin Blanket Workshop
Wednesday May 18, 6:30-9pm

Asymmetrical Summer Scarf Workshop
Thursday May 26, 1-3:30pm

May is a terrific time for classes here. We have some of our best ones crammed into that month. Although April should not be overlooked. You can have a look at all the classes in The Knit Cafe’s webshop HERE.

You can also call to register for classes: 416 533 5648

Craftily yours
Kristin

The Knit Cafe’s Spring and Summer Class Schedule 2016 is Here!

We are happy to announce that our list of Spring and Summer Classes is now ready for your inspection. We have a terrific line-up this season including our perennial “learn to knit” and “learn to crochet” classes, but we are also introducing some brand new classes too. Here are some of them:

amigurumi dragon

Amigurumi (crochet toy dragon class)

crochet chevron blanket

Chevron Blanket for Crocheters

lace class

Introduction to Knitted Lace Workshop

sock master crop

Sock Master Class (two socks at once, toe up)

504 two shot

Asymmetric Summer Scarf Workshop
(It’s our 504 King West Scarf Pattern)

log cabin crop

Log Cabin Blanket Workshop
(It’s a new Knit Café Pattern in the works)

In addition we are reinstating some Summer Classes from last year. If you missed them last summer you have another chance now!

Natural Dye Class                   natural dye

yoga socks.

crochet shawl.

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Yoga Sock or Fingerless Mitten Class

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Crochet Lace
The Spring Shawl Class

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Have a gander at more of The Knit Cafe’s classes in our Webshop HERE.
There are still a few more to come.
You can register online or call us at 416 533 5648, or come by the shop at 55 Roncesvalles Ave to register.

Craftily yours
Kristin

Back to School!

Some kiddos have already made it back into a fresh school years. For others scholastic pursuits are quick approaching. Books with that brand new smell, pencil cases stocked with fully loaded pens and sharpened pencils are at the ready, it’s a new beginning.
At The Knit Café we are pretty excited about this new learnin’ season. We plan to teach a whole new crop of folks the insides and outs of a new craft like knitting or crocheting. We also have classes for knitters and crocheters who know their ABCs and need some mind expanding projects. So sharpen up your knitting needles (figuratively-not literally) and pick out an extra special yarn and join a class. You won’t regret it.
Here are a few of the classes coming up in the months of September and October.

noro

The Magical Striped Scarf Workshop(learn to purl workshop)
Thursday September 17, 7-9pm

arm knit

Arm Knitting Workshop
Wednesday September 9, 6:30-9pm

knit 101 baby

Knit 101 Baby!
Wednesday September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 1-3pm

crochet crash class

Crochet Crash Course
Thursday September 17, 6:30-9pm

crochet robot

Amigurumi (crocheted toy robot class)
Thursday October 22, 29, 6:30-8:30pm

sweater

Sweater Class
Wednesday October 14, 21, November 4, 11, 7-9pm

slipper class

Knit Slipper Class
Wednesday Oct 14, 21, 1-3pm

thrum mittens

Thrum Mitten Class
Thursday October 22, 29, 7-9pm

knit 101 hat

Hat Workshop
Monday September 21, 6:30-9pm

A JUST ANNOUNCED CLASS – IT’S NEW! IT’S CUTE! HOORAY!

baby slippers-mukluks

Baby Slipper Workshop
Saturday December 5, 10:30am-1:30pm

Click on any class to register online. To have a look at all the classes – cause we’ve got LOTS – have a look in the webshop HERE. You may call 416 533 5648, or come by the shop to register too.

Craftily yours Kristin

Check out The Knit Cafe’s Fall Classes 2015

We are so happy to announce that our class schedule for Fall 2015, Winter 2016 is ready to go! We have many new offerings for you. I have highlighted a few with pictures in this blog post but you may see and read all about every single class at www. theknitcafetoronto.com.
You can register for classes there too. 

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER KNITTING

Knitting 101
4 sessions, $110
Fri Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 7-9pm/ Thurs Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 7-9/ Sun Sept 27, Oct 4, break, 18, 25, 3-5pm/ Thurs Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 1-3pm/ Fri Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 7-9pm/ Mon Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 7-9pm/ Thurs Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 1-3pm/ Thurs Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, 7-9pm/ Sun Nov 8, 15, 22, 29, 3-5pm/ Wed Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, 7-9pm/ Sun Dec 6, 13, 20, break, Jan 3, 3-5pm/ Thurs Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, 7-9pm/

Knitter’s Crash Course (Scarf Workshop)
1 session, $35
Mon Sept 28, 6:30-9pm/ Mon Nov 23, 6:30-9pm

Beginners Knit Headbands!
2 sessions, $56
Thurs Dec 10, 17, 7-9pm

Knit 101 Baby!
4 sessions, $110
Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 1-3 /Fri Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, 7-9

knit criitters

Knit Critter Class for Absolute Beginners
Learn to knit and make a cute toy in this 3-week class. This class is designed to instill basic knit knowledge. Students will learn how to knit and purl, how to follow a knit pattern, how to create basic shapes, and change colours. Stuffing and seaming up your toy, as well as adding on facial features and paws will be covered in class too. You can customize your knit critter to be any sort of creature
3 sessions, $84
Fri Dec 4, 11, 18, 7-9pm

arm knit

Arm Knitting
When you arm knit you replace traditional knitting needles with your own two arms and use very, very chunky yarn to create huge loopy stitches that have a great modern look. It’s very entertaining to do and a scarf or cowl can be created in a matter of minutes to a few hours. Those who have never knit before will see the charm in something that can be produced so fast and experienced knitters may be curious how it’s all done. Arm knitting is definitely more fun in a group so come and join in on the fun!
1 session, $35
Wed Sept 9, 6:30-9pm/ Mon Dec 7, 6:30-9pm

twinkle toque

New Knitter’s Slouchy Toque
A toque is less of a commitment in yarn and time so it is a great project for a new knitter to start with. We designed this sweet and slouchy knit hat so that it would be an accessible pattern for a new knitter. In this class you will learn basic techniques including casting on and off stitches, the knitting stitch, pattern reading, a shaping technique called “short row shaping”, and seaming. Pompom making will be covered too!
2 sessions, $56
Thurs Jan 14, 21, 1-3pm

BEGINNER KNITTING

Baby Blanket Workshop
1 session, $35
Wed Oct 28, 1-3:30pm/ Mon Nov 16, 6:30-9pm/ Mon Jan 18, 6:30-9pm

noro scarf

The Magical Striped Scarf Workshop (learn to purl)
In this class you will get to try out magical Noro yarn. You will also learn how to purl. When you add purl to your knit repertoire you can suddenly infuse your knitting pieces with a whole world of texture.  Changing colours in a striping pattern, finishing and weaving in stray ends, and reading knitting patterns will also be covered in this workshop.
1 session: $32
Thurs Sept 17, 7-9pm

Hat Class
1 session, $35
Mon Sept 21, 6:30-9pm/ Thurs Dec 3,7-9:30pm

Holiday Bear
1 session, $35
Mon Dec 14, 6:30-9pm

ZigZag Blanket Workshop
This wonderful project is the chance to create a one of a kind piece with a multitude of colours and all the charms of a blanket made by hand. The chevron pattern design in this blanket is a classic one. This workshop will focus on pattern reading skills, knit and purl textures, and the shaping techniques that create the zigzag pattern. We will also practice colour changing and weaving in ends.
1 session, $32
Materials: at least 2 colours worsted weight, 5mm circulars, 60-80cm, available at The Knit Café.
Wed Oct 28, 7-9pm

Knit Slipper Class
2 sessions, $56
Wed Oct 14, 21, 1-3pm/ Wed Jan 6, 13, 1-3pm

Cable Cowl Workshop
1 session, $35
Mon Nov 30, 6:30-9pm

Project Class
3 sessions, $84
Wed Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 1-3pm

INTERMEDIATE KNITTING

Mitten Class
2 sessions, $56
Thurs Nov 26, Dec 3, 1-3pm

thrum mittens

Thrum Mitten Class
This pattern comes from icy Newfoundland where they know a thing or two about keeping the cold out. These mittens are extra warm due to a layer of wool roving knitted right into them creating a fluffy fleece lining. In this class we will get you acquainted with all the tricks of the trade for regular mitten making. You will learn 3D shaping, thumb tricks and how to add the warm thrum into your extra cushy mits.
2 sessions:$56
Thurs Oct 22, 29, 7-9pm

Sweater Class
4 sessions, $110
Wed Oct 14, 21, break, Nov 4, 11, 7-9pm/ Wed Jan 6, 13, break, 27, Feb 3, 7-9pm

tee front crop

Baby Tee Class
The knit pattern by The Knit Café called Tee is a real cutie! It’s a small sized knitted t-shirt with a delightful polka dot embellishment. It is sized to fit 12 months, 18-24 months, or 2-3 years old. In this class you will learn all the skills necessary to make a basic knit garment. This sweater pattern is made in pieces and then seamed, so this is the class for knitters who long to know more about seaming and finishing techniques. This class also covers shaping techniques, picking up stitches, and duplicate stitch for the polka dots.
3 sessions, $84
Wed Nov 4, 11, 18, 1-3pm

ADVANCED KNITTING

Sock Class
3 sessions, $84
Fri Nov 13, 20, 27, 7-9pm

Custom Fit Socks (Knit Toe Up)
3 sessions, $84
Sun Feb 21, 28, Mar 6, 12:30-2:30

polish flowers

Knit Amigurumi Class (Polish Festival Flowers)
It is not just crocheters who get to do Amigurumi. Knitters can do it too! “Amigurumi” is the Japanese term for hand crafted toys. Employ the 3D shaping principles of Amigurumi and you can make any cute stuffy you like. In September for the Polish Festival on Roncesvalles Avenue the Knit Café presents a special exhibition of hand knit flowers inspired by Polish Folk Art. We would like to share our flower pattern with you and the know-how to make knitted toys in general. In this 2-week class we will concentrate on developing skills in shaping with increases and decreases, picking up stitches to add on knit appendages like flower petals, changing colours, and knitted toy finishing techniques. We will also discus how to make slight alterations to a toy pattern to make it unique.  All these techniques should give you the confidence to tackle any toy project in the future. Knit Flowers make wonderful wall decorations especially in a nursery, or hung in a window or on a door like a welcoming wreath.
2 sessions, $56
Wed Sept 30, Oct 7, 7-9pm

Knit in Colour (Fair Isle Class)
2 sessions, $56
Wed Feb 10, 17, 7-9pm

CROCHET

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER

Crochet 101
4 sessions, $110
Wed Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 6:30-8:30
Sun Nov 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 12:30-2:30pm

Crochet for Kids!
4 sessions, $84
Sun Sept 27, Oct 4, break, 18, 25, 12:30-2pm

Crochet Crash Course
1 session, $35
Thurs Sept 17, 6:30-9pm/ Thurs Dec 3, 6:30-9pm

Crochet Blanket Class for Absolute Beginners
2 sessions, $56
Sun Nov 8, 15, 12:30-2:30pm/ Sun Jan 17, 24, 3-5pm

beginner crochet slipper

Crochet Slipper Class for Absolute Beginners
Your Granny may have made these slippers, and her Granny before her too. Now you can! Even if you have never-ever crocheted before you may join this slipper class and before you know it your tootsies will be a lot cozier. The slippers can be adapted with ease for any size feet. This is a great way to learn basic crochet stitches and constructions and a terrific confidence builder for the next project.
2 session,$56, materials not included
Mar 13, 20, 12:30-2:30pm

BEGINNER CROCHET

Crochet Blanket Class
2 sessions(5 hrs)$70, materials not included
Wed Jan 20, 27, 6:30-9pm

crochet snowflake

Crochet Snowflakes
Learn to crochet and make easy crochet snowflakes just in time for the holidays. In this 2.5 hour workshop designed for beginners you will learn basic crochet stitches and make one or two snowflake ornaments. Class includes a pattern to take home. Come join us and start work on your own winter wonderland. 1 session, $35
Thurs Dec 10, 6:30-9pm

Simply Beautiful Beginner Crochet Shawl Workshop
Lacy stitching is often a goal for new crocheters. If you have tried your hand stitching a washcloth, a scarf or a phone case in our Crochet Crash Course then expand your crafty skills with a pretty shawl with a lacy texture. Start now, it will be ready for Spring!
1 session, $35
Wed Feb 17, 1-3:30pm

INTERMEDIATE CROCHET

Amigurumi (crocheted toy robot)
2 sessions, $66, includes robot pattern safety eyes, polyfil.
Thurs Oct 22, 29, 6:30-8:30pm

Crochet Slipper Class
2 sessions, $60, includes leather soles
Wed April 6, 13, 6:30-8:30

ADVANCED CROCHET

crochet shawl

Crochet Lace – The Spring Shawl Class
In summertime thoughts turn to pretty lacy things. Crochet is a wonderful medium for creating lace stitches, and lace stitching is a wonderful way to improve your crochet skills; taking them from competent to expert. This class will explore the different techniques that go into creating elaborate open stitch patterns and motifs. Students will practice their skills while making this gorgeous shawl.
2 sessions, $50
Wed Jan 20, Feb 3, 7:00-8:30pm

OTHER CRAFTY CLASSES

Introduction to Rug Hooking
1 session, $32
Mon Jan 11, 7-9pm

Needlepoint Workshop
1 session, $35, includes needlepoint canvas.
Mon Mar 7, 7-9pm

janana

Drop Spindle Class (Introduction to Spinning)
3 sessions, $84
Sun Jan 10, 17, 24, 12:30-2:30pm

Needle Felting Workshop
1 session, $32
Wed Nov 18, 7-9pm/ Wed Dec 16, 1-3pm

Register for classes online HERE, or by phone 416 533 5648, or come by The Knit Café in person – 55 Roncesvalles Ave.  Contact us with any qustions you have about classes, we are happy to chat about them

Craftily yours
Kristin