This class is designed for the brand new knitter. No previous knitting experience is necessary. Learn the basics of how to cast on, knit, purl, cast off and read your pattern. Yarn and needles included to complete a chunky handdyed cowl.

Date:Tuesday, October 21, 6-9
Instructor: Devon Koeller
Cost: $45 – Fee includes yarn and needles.
Location: 830 Gaspereau River Road

Dagmar will guide you through colour selection and colourwork design allowing you to create a one of a kind piece, this delightful project bag! Participants must be able to knit in the round and have experience with basic fair isle techniques. Instructions will also be given for lining your bag and adding a drawstring. This would make a beautiful gift for any knitter!

Date:Wednesday, Oct 22, 1-4Wednesday, Oct 29 1-4
Instructor: Dagmar Meyer
Cost: $65 – Fee includes 2 colours of Fleece Artist Seawool or Trail Socks. You will need to bring or purchase 2.5 mm 60cm circular needles and 2.5 mm dpns.
Location: 830 Gaspereau River Road

Learn how to knit a pair of mittens from casting on the cuff, creating the thumb and finishing the top using bulky yarn and double pointed needles. The bulky yarn means these mittens will knit up quickly and make great gifts!
Participants must be able to knit in the round with dpns.

 

Date:Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6-9 Gaspereau, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6-9 Wool ‘n Tart
Instructor: Devon Koeller
Cost: $40 – Fee includes a skein of bulky handdyed merino yarn and pattern. Please bring or purchase a set of 5.5mm double pointed needles.
Location: 830 Gaspereau River Road AND Wool'n'Tart (downtown Wolfville)

Back by popular demand!
Join Sandy to learn how to create beautiful two dimensional scenes in felt and incorporate your work into a set of 8 decorative gift cards. A great idea for special holiday cards.

Date:Friday, Nov. 7, 9:30-12:30
Instructor: Sandy Charbonneau
Cost: $40 – includes all materials
Location: 830 Gaspereau River Road

Grannies are back! Join Liz for what is sure to be a fun and inspiring afternoon learning basic Granny construction and exploring all the possibilities for the beloved Granny. Participants must be able to do basic single and double crochet. Project is a cushion cover or small granny scarf.
 

Date:Friday, Nov. 14, 1-4
Instructor: Liz Miller
Cost: $40 – includes all yarn and a crochet hook
Location: 830 Gaspereau River Road

This is an introduction to spinning wool on a wheel. You will learn the basics of how to spin beautiful handspun yarns for all your fibre arts projects. A variety of wheels and fibres are available for you to sample. Liz has been teaching spinning for many years and will help you to produce your own skein of yarn by the end of the day.
Experience with a drop spindle is helpful but not necessary.

Date:Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 til 3
Instructor: Liz Miller
Cost: $70 – includes all materials. We do have a few wheels available for use in class if you do not own a wheel.
Location: 830 Gaspereau River Road

Fair Isle is a stranded knitting method which looks intimidating, but isn’t actually that hard. After learning a few simple techniques, you can play with colour and create a wide range of inventive items.

Why not join us for a fun, relaxing workshop? Learn the basic techniques while creating a mitten of heart motifs. The ‘Beat Goes On’ was designed for you to learn how to:
Hold  2 yarn colours
Knit without tangling yarns
Strand and weave – pattern and background colours
Recognize the colour basics that make Fair Isle designs effective

Materials: Yarn Kit provided – includes 2 colours of 100% wool and  original pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate – Must be familiar with knitting in the round. All demonstrations will be on double pointed needles.

Instructor: Cheryl den Hartog has been fascinated with Fair Isle knitwear and travelled to Shetland to learn from some of the most experienced knitters in the world. She will share her lessons learned – what works and what doesn’t.

Please bring:
Sets of 3.25mm dpns, stitch markers, stitch holders
Your Lunch (coffee & tea will be provided)

Homework

Prior to the workshop please complete the following:

Right Mitt – Cuff
Cast on 60 sts loosely with Black (optionally using 3.5 mm needle )
Place a stitch marker and join in the round, taking care not to twist the cast on.
Using 3.25mm needle, do a K1 P1 rib in the round for 27 rows (approx. 2.7 inches ). The ribbing will later fold inside the mitten for a double cuff.
Knit the next row increasing 6 sts evenly across the round (66 sts on needle)
Purl 5 rounds
Knit 1 round

 

Date:Sat November 15 10am-3pm
Instructor: Cheryl den Hartog
Cost: $50
Location: Gaspereau Valley Fibres

We are excited to have Lucy Neatby booked to teach two, three hour sessions aimed towards empowering knitters to take control of their craft! The 2 sessions will be geared to reading your stitches and performing simple to advanced rescue operations. Level 1 will be geared for beginners up and level 2 will be useful for intermediate to advanced knitters.

Level 1 – Things are rarely as bad as they seem. Lucy will give you tips for taking stock of a new project and determining whether all is going according to plan. How to rethink and revise, read and evaluate swatches, ladder back, knit downwards, mattress stitch and grafting. When all else fails, tips for ripping back.

Level 2 – Participants must have some knowledge of techniques from level 1; laddering back, knitting down, duplicate stitch, mattress stitch, and grafting. The following techniques will be practiced; converting knits to purls, correcting cables, grafting uneven number of stitches together, surgical replacement of rows, colour blocks and sections, lace corrections and more!

Homework:
A wool swatch is required for each Level. Your swatch should be knit in a light, 2-ply single-colour smooth yarn in a worsted weight. Cast on 60 stitches and work 3+” of stocking stitch ending on completion of a purl row, cut off yarn and leave stitches on the needle.

Date:Saturday, Nov. 22, Level 1- 9:30 – 12:30. Level 2- 1:30 – 4:30
Instructor: Lucy Neatby
Cost: $40 per session. $70 for 2 sessions.
Location: 830 Gaspereau River Road