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The Great American Aran Afghan Knit-a-Long (KAL)

(a.k.a. The GAAA)

For experienced knitters

 

Fridays Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15

7 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Join Paula and Laurie as we meet once a month to work on and discuss monthly knitted cable blocks that make up the Great American Aran Afghan

 

The afghan contains 20-24 squares, 12x12”, that feature a wide variety of techniques, from basic cables to more innovative (and often challenging) stitch configurations. The blocks are fun to knit, and a great cabling skill-builder project.  Whether you’re pulling your afghan project out of hibernation (which is the case for us!) or interested in starting this lovely afghan, please join us!

Let us know if you are interested!

Price: C$0.00

Date: January 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 28

Learn To Knit

Wednesday February 20, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

If you are just getting started with knitting or you need a quick refresher, this is the class for you! Learn how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off; everything you need to know to get started on your first scarf project!

Cost: $30 plus tax and materials.

January 9  Learn To Knit class  -  Click here to Register

February 20  Learn To Knit class  -  Click to here Register

March 2  Learn To Knit class  -  Click to here Register

April 13  Learn To Knit class  -  Click to here Register

Price: C$33.90

Date: February 20, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

Top-Down Socks

Thursdays Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7

Three 2 hr sessions 7 pm – 9 pm

Cost: $45 plus tax and materials

There’s nothing more comfortable and cozy than a pair of hand-knitted socks! In this class, we will be learning how to construct a simple sock worked from the cuff down. You can use double-pointed needles, two circular needles, or one long circular needle (magic loop) for these socks, and will learn how to work a gusset heel, as well as how to decrease and cast off for the toe.

Price: C$50.85

Date: February 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

Fixing Mistakes 101 (basic)

Saturday, Feb 23

One 2 hr session 10 am - noon

$30 plus tax

It happens to every knitter – a mistake!! In this class, you will learn how to recognize and fix common “oops,” such as dropped stitches, knits that should be purls, and purls that should be knits. You will also learn how to safely undo your knitting to fix a mistake in a variety of ways – and as a bonus, you’ll learn some tips for preventing mistakes before they happen.

Price: C$33.90

Date: February 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

Learn To Knit

Saturday March 2, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 noon

If you are just getting started with knitting or you need a quick refresher, this is the class for you! Learn how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off; everything you need to know to get started on your first scarf project!

Cost: $30 plus tax and materials.

January 9  Learn To Knit class  -  Click here to Register

February 20  Learn To Knit class  -  Click to here Register

March 2  Learn To Knit class  -  Click to here Register

April 13  Learn To Knit class  -  Click to here Register

Price: C$33.90

Date: March 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

Cast-Ons 101

Saturday, Mar 9

One 2 hr session 10 am – noon

$30 plus tax

You know how to do your old faithful cast-on – but there are so many more! Come learn some really useful basic cast-ons to add to your repertoire, and learn when to use each one. Please bring some yarn and needles with you to try out these cast-on methods during the class.

Price: C$33.90

Date: March 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

Toe Up Socks on Magic Loop

Wednesdays Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27

Three 2 hr sessions 7 pm – 9 pm

$45 plus tax and materials

There’s nothing more comfortable and cozy than a pair of hand-knitted socks! In this class, we will be learning how to construct a custom-fit sock from the toe up, using the Fleegle Heel, a simple method of turning the heel on toe-up socks. We will be using a long circular needle (magic loop method).

Price: C$50.85

Date: March 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

Monkey Jacobus

Thursdays Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 11
Four 2 hr sessions
7 pm – 9 pm
$50 plus tax and materials

Back by Popular Demand!
Monkey Jacobus (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/monkey-jacobus) by Annita Wilschut is a cute
monkey that is knit in one piece in the round, on circular needles or double-pointed needles. You begin at the
top of the head, and knit down to the body and the legs. Afterward the arms, the ears, the tail and the muzzle
are added. Once you finish the knitting, you can stuff Jacobus, without having to seam the parts together first.
Your monkey can be knit from various types and weights of yarn, the weight of yarn determining
the size. Jacobus is fun to knit! Once started, it is hard to put down! (and pssst – you might not be able stop at
one!)
By the end of the classes, you (or a young friend) will not only have a lovely monkey, but will also
have learned or developed many useful techniques that can be transferred to other projects – this
is a wonderful skill-building project!
(Bonus: once you’re done, you might want to make your monkey some clothes! Check out the
“Monkey & Bear Need Clothes” class.)

Price: C$56.50

Date: March 14, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

Cast-Ons 201

Saturday, Mar 16

One 2 hr session 10 am – noon

$30 plus tax

Really useful Cast-Ons – Part 2! Come learn several more great cast-ons, and when you might want to use them. Please bring some yarn and needles with you to try out these cast-on methods during the class.

Price: C$33.90

Date: March 16, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

Brioche 101

Saturday, Mar 23

One 2 hr session 10 am to noon

$30 plus tax and materials

The Brioche Stitch is a reversible stitch that creates a wonderfully lofty, widely ribbed fabric. In this class, we will be learning a one-colour brioche stitch that can be used in a variety of ways, such as cuffs on sweaters, hats and mittens. We will be using our new stitch skills to begin a simple one-colour brioche scarf.

Recommended for intermediate level knitters.

Price: C$33.90

Date: March 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

Bind-Offs 101

Wednesday, Apr 3

One 2 hr session 7 pm – 9 pm

$30 plus tax

Do your bind-offs leave something to be desired? Just as there are numerous ways to cast on stitches, there are many was to bind off your work to suit specific needs, for example, to match the appearance of your cast-on, to provide a firm edge, or to provide a super stretchy edge. In this class, you will learn a number of methods of binding off your knitting, and when you might want to use each one.

 

(Note: a little bit of advance homework required – instructions will be provided.)

Price: C$33.90

Date: April 3, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

Finishing 101

Saturday April 6

One 2 hr session 10 am to noon

$30 plus tax and materials

Do you struggle with sewing up seams, picking up stitches, grafting or tying in your ends? This is the class for you! Learn how to give your completed garments a professionally finished look by using a variety of tricks and techniques.  If you have a finished project that has not been sewn up yet, bring it along!

Please bring or purchase: darning needle, crochet hook (proper size for yarn in project) as well as (optional) straight pins or safety pins.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting, stitch recognition.

Price: C$33.90

Date: April 6, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

Fixing Mistakes 201 (intermediate/advanced)

Wednesday Apr 10

One 2 hr session 7 pm – 9 pm

$30 plus tax and materials

It happens to every knitter – a mistake! You already know how to recognize and fix simple mistakes, such as dropped, or wrong stitches, and you know how to “tink.” You even know some tips for preventing mistakes before they happen.

But this one is, yikes, a BIG mistake! You’ve just realized that your lace pattern went wrong several rows back – or that your cable 20 rows (and 3 cables) down is twisted the wrong way. Or disaster has struck - your needle just fell apart in the middle of a very long, complicated row, and all of a sudden, your stitches are unravelling before your horrified eyes. Are you tempted to just toss the whole thing? Or do you have to wait until a really, really kind friend is both willing and able to rescue your ailing project?

What if you knew how to fix the mistake yourself, focussing on just the problem area – without having to rip WAY back? If you’d like to learn how, this class is for you. We will be learning a method for fixing more complicated mistakes in both lace and cable projects – otherwise known as “knitting surgery.”

(Note: some advance homework required – “gone wrong” pattern for a swatch of lace and/or cable knitting will be provided.)

Price: C$33.90

Date: April 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

Learn To Knit

Saturday April 13,  2019
10:00 am - 12:00 noon

If you are just getting started with knitting or you need a quick refresher, this is the class for you! Learn how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off; everything you need to know to get started on your first scarf project!

Cost: $30 plus tax and materials.

January 9  Learn To Knit class  -  Click here to Register

February 20  Learn To Knit class  -  Click to here Register

March 2  Learn To Knit class  -  Click to here Register

April 13  Learn To Knit class  -  Click to here Register

Price: C$33.90

Date: April 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

Monkey & Bear Need Clothes!

Wednesdays Apr 17, Apr 24
Two 2 hr sessions
7 pm – 9 pm
$40 plus tax and materials
You’ve knit Jacobus the monkey or Vera the Teddy Bear – and now they need clothes! Pick one of three
patterns by Annita Wilschutt designed specifically for the monkey and bear, and come knit an outfit in an
environment where you can get pattern/technique tips and help with your project.
(add pattern names and links with photos, see below)

Overalls for Monkey Jacobus
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/overalls-for-monkey-jacobus

Dress for Monkey Jacobus
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dress-for-monkey-jacobus

An Outfit for Bear Vera

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/an-outfit-for-bear-vera

Price: C$45.20

Date: April 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

Brioche 201

Saturday, April 27

One 2 hr session 10 a.m. – noon

$30 plus tax and materials

You know how to work a one-colour version of the lovely brioche stitch (BRK). Now it’s time to add another level —two-colour brioche! We will be starting the Lollipop Brioche Hat (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lollipop-brioche-hat) by Raine Kruus in this class.

Prerequisite: be able to work one-colour brioche

Price: C$33.90

Date: April 27, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

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Guelph, Ontario, N1H 2T4
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