workshops, knit and crochet classes.

CAT BORDHI IS COMING TO WOOL & WICKER MARCH 6 TO 8  2015!!  NOTE DATE CHANGE!

WE CAN OFFER THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS ON THESE DATES, THE ONES SHE TEACHES ARE UP TO YOU!  WHEN WE FIND OUT YOUR INTERESTS, WE WILL MAKE UP THE SCHEDULE AND GIVE YOU THE COST OF THE WORKSHOP ONCE WE HAVE AN IDEA OF THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS.  Students as usual receive a 10% discount on all purchases while registered for classes.   PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP @ 604-275-1239 OR TOLLFREE 1-877-966-5945 WITH YOUR $20 DEPOSIT.  YOU CAN CHOOSE AS MANY AS YOU LIKE, BUT THE WINNERS WILL BE THE 3 WITH THE MOST STUDENTS SIGNED UP, MAX 24.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE HER WEBSITE CATBORDHI.COM. 

VERSATILDES - A NEW LANDSCAPE FOR KNITTERS - 6 HOUR WORKSHOP

CAT'S NEWEST BOOK PDF @ catbordhi.com/books/versatildes - MAKE A WRAP, SCARF, VEST OR SKIRT with this new easy to knit shape in rib and reversible cables.

Skill Level: Must be able to do the following without supervision: knit ribbing without confusion: knit 2 sts together (k2tog, a right-leaning decrease), SSK ( slip, slip, knit, a left-leaning decrease), pick up and restore a dropped stitch, slip a stitch purlwise, any long-tail cast-on, and be curious and eager to learn new things!

Class supplies: The usual small bag of knitting paraphernalia and straight or circular needles in a size that will produce, in your hands, a nice bouncy ribbed fabric with your chosen yarn. For more information about yarns and yardages for various Tildes, please purchase the digital book (a PDF) at catbordhi.com/books/versatildes. We will use the Tiny Tilde Tutorial on pages 8-12 in class, so you might want to print them out unless you can bring the book on an iPad or other portable device. For the Tiny Tilde you will need several ounces of a well-behaved yarn. Please do not plan to practice with acrylic yarn, as it will sabotage your ability to learn successfully (I have seen this drama play out numerous times, quickly resolved by replacing crummy yarn with high quality yarn). A well-behaved wool or wool blend is a much better choice for learning.

 

SEVEN SUPER SKILLS COWL - 6 HOUR WORKSHOP

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COMBINING TUTORIALS ON 7 OF MY MOST APPRECIATED TECHNIQUES IN A VERSATILE COWL, CROCODILE CAST-ON, GUIDANCE ON DIGESTING ILLUSTRATIONS AND CHARTS; HUNGRY STITCH, NIFTY MOVES TO CROSS PAIR OF STITCHES; LEARNING TO READ YOUR KNITTING JENY'S SURPRISINGLY STRETCHY BIND-OFF, FINISH A CIRCULAR EDGE WITH A CONTINUOUS CHAIN.  PDF @ CATBORDHI.COM/PATTERNS/SEVEN-SUPER-SKILLS COWL.

Skill level: Must be able to do the following without supervision: knit in the round with choice of DPNs, 2 circular needles, or 1 long circular needle; knit 2 sts together (k2tog), slip a stitch purlwise, knit into front and back of a stitch (kfb), long-tail cast-on, and standard bind off.

Class supplies: The usual small bag of knitting paraphernalia and a 24-inch circular needle to get gauge for your chosen yarn (pattern may be purchased here and should be brought to class: catbordhi.com/patterns/seven-super-skills-cowl). Please do not bring acrylic yarn, as it will sabotage your ability to learn successfully (I have seen this drama play out numerous times, quickly resolved by replacing crummy yarn with high quality yarn). The pattern gives instructions for working with a bulky yarn or a Dk weight yarn. if you choose the bulky weight you may even complete the cowl in class and then be ready to choose a finer yarn for your next one (we will also discuss how to modify the pattern for almost any weight of yarn).

 

THE ART OF FELFS - Felted footwear for families  6 HOUR WORKSHOP

The Art of Felfs

Fitting any style of Felf to any foot is simple enough for a young child to do

yet Felfs capture the imagination and passion of advanced knitters as well.

WE EXPLORE THE FIFTEEN FELFS IN THE PDF BOOK AVAILABLE AT CATBORDHI.COM, 100% OF INCOME DONATED TO CANCER RESEACH LAB OF DR. DAVID KRAG AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL SCHOOL.  FROG TREE EWETOPIA IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND USED FOR MOST OF THE DESIGNS

Skill level: Must be able to do the following without supervision: cast on and bind off; knit 2 sts together (k2tog), pick up and restore a dropped stitch, and be curious and eager to learn new things!

Class supplies: The usual small bag of knitting paraphernalia and straight or circular needles that will give you a looser-thanusual gauge with the feltable yarn you choose, preferably something dk or heavier unless you want to make very small Felfs. My favorite Felf yarn is Frog Tree Ewetopia, a worsted weight yarn spun of one ply of merino and one ply of superwash, which surprisingly produces a deliciously nubbly, pliant felt. Ewetopia is also exceptionally springy, making it ergonomically kind to a knitter’s muscles, something to consider if you knit for many hours at a time, or simply enjoy a bouncy yarn.  Wool & Wicker will have this yarn available for you.

 

CAT'S SWEET TOMATO HEEL SOCKS - 6 HOUR WORKSHOP

Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks

MAKE THE EASIEST SOCK EVER AND LEARN A SHAPING TECHNIQUE THAT CAN BE USED IN SWEATERS, HOODS AND OTHER GARMENTS

Skill level: Must be able to do the following without supervision: knit in the round with choice of DPNs, 2 circular needles, or 1 long circular needle; knit 2 sts together (k2tog), slip a stitch purlwise, knit into front and back of a stitch (kfb), long-tail cast-on, and standard bind off.

Homework: Before class, knit a tube with dk or worsted-weight yarn (to enable you to see exactly what you are doing when we use it for practicing and perfecting the heel technique) and your preferred needles by following these instructions: Cast on 32 stitches, join in the round, and knit a few inches. Once you learn the heel, you will need yarn to knit a sock to fit your own foot (if you are not a fast knitter, consider a sport, dk, or worsted-weight yarn so you accomplish more in class). This yarn should stretch a bit and bounce back, have a good amount of twist, and multiple plies. Bring needles small enough to give you a nice sock fabric (dense yet elastic). Please also watch my video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRc3309JUyc&feature

Class supplies: I ask you not to bring acrylic yarn, as it will sabotage your ability to learn successfully (I have seen this drama play out numerous times, quickly resolved by replacing crummy yarn with high quality yarn). Wool or a wool blend is usually a fine choice; look for yarns which have some spring and 3 or more plies with good twist. In addition to the usual knitting supplies and the yarn and needles described above, DPN users will need one 24” or longer circ in a size as small or smaller than their working needles for trying on the sock. Please do not bring cheap circulars with stiff cables or poor joins unless you like to wrestle; my preferred needles are Addi Turbo Lace. Please bring needles in several smaller sizes in case your fabric needs to be denser.

 

 NEW PATHWAYS FOR SOCK KNITTERS - 6 HOUR WORKSHOP

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LEARN 8 PIONEERING SOCK ARCHITECTURES AND BECOME EMPOWERED TO BECOME A SOCK DESIGNER AND BECOME A BETTER ALL ROUND KNITTER

Skill level: Must be able to do the following without supervision: knit in the round with choice of DPNs, 2 circular needles, or 1 long circular needle; knit 2 sts together (k2tog), slip a stitch purlwise, knit into front and back of a stitch (kfb), long-tail cast-on, and standard bind off.

Class supplies: In addition to the usual knitting supplies: bring an excellent quality sport to worsted weight yarn and an excellent quality sock yarn. (The heavier yarn will be used for knitting the small sample sock to learn the basics.) An excellent yarn should stretch a bit and bounce back with a bit of spirit, have a good amount of twist and 3 or more plies. and use needles that give you a nice sock fabric (dense yet elastic). I ask you not to bring acrylic yarn, as it will sabotage your ability to learn successfully (I have seen this drama play out numerous times, quickly resolved by replacing crummy yarn with high quality yarn). Wool or a wool blend is usually a fine choice. Also bring appropriately sized needles for both yarns: DPNs, 1 long circular needle, or 2 circs. DPN users will need one 24” or longer circ in a size as small or smaller than their working needles for trying on the sock. Please do not bring cheap circulars with stiff cables or poor joins unless you like to wrestle; my preferred needles are Addi Turbo Lace. Please bring needles in several smaller sizes in case your fabric needs to be denser.

PERSONAL FOOTPRINTS FOR INSOUCIANT* SOCK KNITTERS

Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters

* Insouciant (that cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you)

KNIT PERFECTLY FITTING SOCKS WITH NO SHORT ROWS, NO STITCHES TO PICK UP, NO GAUGE CALCULATIONS, NO GUSSETS, NO HEEL FLAPS, AND NO GRAFTING!

During class your feet will guide you to create a portable Personal Footprint which will carry all the information you need to knit yourself perfectly fitting socks anywhere you go. These socks are knit 100% in the round. The method is described in detail in my book, Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters. In class I’ll also show you how easy it is to integrate designs into your Personal Footprints socks, and for students who arrive already versed in working with their Personal Footprint, I will teach more advanced design approaches

 Skill level: Must be able to do the following without supervision: knit in the round with choice of DPNs, 2 circular needles, or 1 long circular needle; knit 2 sts together (k2tog), slip a stitch purlwise, knit into front and back of a stitch (kfb), long-tail cast-on, and standard bind off.

Class supplies: You will need a copy of my book, Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters, they are available at Wool & Wicker. A piece of cardboard large enough to trace your foot on (like a cereal box), and scissors for cutting it out. In addition to the usual knitting supplies: bring an excellent quality sport to worsted weight yarn and an excellent quality sock yarn. (The heavier yarn will be used for learning the toe start and may also be used for the whole sock if you want to make fast progress in class; if you are not a fast knitter this is a really good idea). An excellent yarn should stretch a bit and bounce back with a bit of spirit, have a good amount of twist and 3 or more plies. and use needles that give you a nice sock fabric (dense yet elastic). I ask you not to bring acrylic yarn, as it will sabotage your ability to learn successfully (I have seen this drama play out numerous times, quickly resolved by replacing crummy yarn with high quality yarn). Wool or a wool blend is usually a fine choice. Also bring appropriately sized needles for both yarns: DPNs, 1 long circular needle, or 2 circs. DPN users will need one 24” or longer circ in a size as small or smaller than their working needles for trying on the sock. Please do not bring cheap circulars with stiff cables or poor joins unless you like to wrestle; my preferred needles are Addi Turbo Lace. Please bring needles in several smaller sizes in case your fabric needs to be denser

PERSONAL FOOTPRINTS FOR REBELLIOUS SOCK KNITTERS -

6 HOUR (OR 2 DAY CLASS) WORKSHOP

Covering everything in the basic class, but suitable for more ambitious students, with above average curiosity, fearlessness, independence, and a spirit of adventure.

Skill level: Must be able to do the following without supervision: knit in the round with choice of DPNs, 2 circular needles, or 1 long circular needle; knit 2 sts together (k2tog), slip a stitch purlwise, knit into front and back of a stitch (kfb), long-tail cast-on, and standard bind off.

Class supplies:  Same as basic class on the topic, with this addition: bring along a favorite stitch dictionary as well as some graph paper and a mechanical pencil and eraser.

CAREFREE MOEBIUS KNITTING - 4-6 HOUR WORKSHOP

AFTER PRACTICING THE CAST ON WITH MY YOUTUBE VIDEO, TAKE THIS WORKSHOP AND LEARN TO MAKE A SCARF, BASKET, OR BAG, AND THEN DESIGN A SWEATER, A SKIRT OR AN EVENING WRAP WITH SLEEVES ENDING WITH GLOVES!

Skill level:  Must be comfortable working with circular needles and be able to knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind off without supervision.

Homework: Please watch my Youtube video on Moebius knitting and practice the cast on before coming to class: http://tinyurl.com/lxsc4o

Class supplies: In addition to the usual knitting supplies: bring good quality, cooperative dk or heavier weight yarn (no acrylics please—it is uncooperative can handicap your learning) suitable for a scarf, or for a basket, about 135 yards of a worsted-weight felting yarn and a few yards of a smooth yarn in a contrasting color to your project yarn. You’ll need either an interchangeable needle kit with a long cord (for a needle that measures between about 40” to 60” tip to tip) or a 47” needle in a size suitable for the yarn(s) you will be using. Needle size should give you a nice drapey fabric if you are making a scarf, or a very loose fabric if planning a felted project like a basket. You’ll also need one conspicuous marker, as well as a generous supply of plain markers if you choose to make a scarf with a lace repeat. See either of my Treasuries of Magical Knitting for more information or to choose a project. Both books are out of print—please do not pay the inflated prices—because they are now available as digital books (PDFs) with live video links added, and can be kept on any digital device you own, or printed out.  For more information: catbordhi.com/books

ADVANCED MOEBIUS KNITTING AND DESIGNING - 4-6 HOUR WORKSHOP

WE WILL EXPLORE WAYS TO DISTORT THE SURFACE OF THE MOEBIUS TO SHAPE AND CREATE CONTAINERS (FELTED AND UNFELTED), GARMENTS, AND ACCESSORIES; HOW TO KNIT A MOEBIUS-FRACTAL AND DESIGN WITH THIS ORGANIC YET STRANGE CREATURE, HOW TO SYNCOPATE PATTERN MULTIPLES SO THEY LAND WHERE YOU WANT THEM TO, AND HOW TO UNDULATE A MOEBIUS SURFACE TO CREATE ANYTHING FROM AN INFINITE GAME BOARD TO THE CENTERPIECE OF A SWEATER OR VEST.

Skill level: You must have successfully completed at least one Moebius as taught in my YouTube video, in my two out-of-print books (A Treasury of Magical Knitting and A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting), or in my Anemone Hat pattern (this pattern contains my latest and best rendition of the Moebius basics, and is available as a download here: http://catbordhi.com/patterns/anenome-hats-for-children-and-adults/). In other words, you must already know the basics, so that we can journey deep into the mysteries of Moebius-land.

Class supplies: Depending on what you might want to do, bring yarn that will let you do it!  Please bring really good yarn so that you can knit successfully and happily (no acrylic please as it seems to inhibit fluid knitting and cause cursing) and if possible, bring an interchangeable needle set with either an extra-long cable ( I particularly love the new lace Addi Click set which has a special slit that opens in the cable allowing even a bulky lifeline to be inserted,  which may some day make you very happy). An interchangeable set will allow you to use a smaller tip in the left hand (only the right needle controls gauge) and this will allow your Moebius knitting to flow without undue effort, particularly in the first ring of knitting. Bring a favorite stitch dictionary, graph paper, pencil, eraser, tape, and scissors.

ENGINEERING NEW STITCH PATTERNS - 6 HOUR WORKSHOP

Description: Are you a stitch dictionary junkie? Can you imagine owning a book of entirely fresh, unknown stitches?  If you’re an adventurous soul, join us to synergistically and individually birth new stitch patterns by recombining the basic structural elements of knitting by following generative pathways Cat will map out. We’ll also choose a few stitch patterns to turn into a family of related stitch patterns, perfect for combining on one garment. You’ll leave class knowing how to generate original stitches suitable for any kind of knitted garment or accessory. This class will keep your brain cells lively and bright. As one of my students said, “This is as much fun as I’ve had with my clothes on.”

Skill level: Must be intermediate to advanced knitter with above-average degree of curiosity, persistence, and fondness for adventuring in the unknown.

Class supplies and homework:

Needles (any kind you like, except for circulars with unyielding cables; I recommend Addi Turbo Lace) and high quality yarn (absolutely no acrylics please – it is the least cooperative of all yarn) for swatching your ideas. Yarn should have excellent stitch definition, be a light or bright color so it can be seen well indoors, and in a weight (dk or heavier) that lets you see stitch pathways with ease. I recommend one multicolor and one single-color or shaded-solid colorway. Please also bring a variety of stitch markers, scissors, a darning needle, graph paper, a set of colored pencils (optional), a mechanical pencil, an art-gum eraser, and a favorite stitch dictionary. Please come well-rested and with a happy brain, ready for delightful adventures.

FINDING THE FOUNTAIN OF FRESH KNITTING IDEAS - 3 TO 6 HOUR WORKSHOP

Description: This workshop is child’s play—yet generates startling and stunning designs which your well-behaved brain would never lead you to otherwise. Are you an aspiring designer or inquisitive knitter who’d like to know where to get great ideas and how to apply them? Over the years Cat has devised a handful of playful methods for generating such an overflow of original design possibilities that among them there are sure to be dozens that you’d want to knit if you had more than twenty-four hours in a day. We’ll generate ideas as a team, then work in pairs, and finally, if there is time, each student will work independently to solve chosen design problems. This is an exciting, high-energy class, which will leave you renewed, refreshed, and frustrated that you can’t spend your whole life knitting. Fortunately, the methods taught in this class can be applied outside of knitting, to generate innovative responses and solutions to most of life’s problems, such as – how to have more time to knit!

Skill level: Average to advanced knitting skills, a sense of adventure, and an interest in combining appealing elements in novel ways. Even if you think you are not creative, this class will bring out your creativity.

Class supplies:

Yarn and needles (your explorations may or may not lead you to knit in class; you will certainly take ideas home to try out), scissors, graph paper, colored pencils, tape, and a little collection of small odd things from around your house (such as a green rubber band, a kitty toy, a sea shell, a book of matches, etc.—look in your catch-all drawer and surprise us). A dodecahedron die, should you have one sitting around, may come in useful as a chastity belt for your logical mind.

 

 

SIGN UP THIS WEEK FOR OUR BEGINNER KNITTING CLASS THAT COULD START NEXT SUNDAY Nov. 16th, 10-12 am WITH HEATHER. WE GIVE YOU YARN AND NEEDLES TO LEARN AND PRACTISE WITH, AND WHEN YOU DECIDE WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE, YOU PURCHASE YOUR NEEDLES AND YARN FOR THE PROJECT, AND YOU GET 10% PERCENT OFF EVERYTHING YOU BUY WHILE IN CLASS. CALL THE STORE WITH YOUR DEPOSIT 604-275-1239 FROM 10 TO 5:30 TUES. TO SAT.

Wool & Wicker is presenting a series of classes designed to satisfy the need to learn new things and finish up those almost dones. To register for any of the following classes or Workshops please call 604-275-1239 or drop in to the store at 120-12051 Second Ave. in Steveston.

As a follow up to Crochet - A new Beginning we are offering Crochet - The Next Generation, a project based class starting Monday nights 2015,  7:00pm – 9:00pm for 6 weeks. This is a project based class where you purchase your pattern and yarn from Wool & Wicker and Willina will be there to help with any challenges that arise. Cost of class is $85 (not including supplies).

Classes and Workshops fill up fast so if you are interested in any of the classes or workshops be sure to contact us right away and get your name on the list.

Please note:  We have classes ongoing, so if you don't see a start date for the class you would like to attend, please call the store and get your name on the list for the next class.  Just can't keep up to date with changing start dates! 

 
Beginner Knitting class with Heather.  Sundays in 2014, at 10-12PM, Learn to knit with Heather with our yarn and borrowed needles, and then choose your project and yarn and knit your first project!  We have had students knit a coat in this class!  Yes you can!!  $85 for 6 weeks. Call now 604-275-1239 and get your name down for this class!

New Class!  BLAST THOSE UFOS!  Edita would like to help you finish your UFO'S!!  Unfinishing objects, for those who don't know.  Every knitter has at least one of these!  For whatever reason, we're stuck, it's boring, he's gone, hate the colour now, just a few of many stalling reasons we just can't seem to get it done.  Join other knitters and have fun concentrating on one project for this class and get help from the teacher as you whip along!  Or bring all your smaller UFO projects and finish a bunch of them!  Don't be shy!  We all get stuck sometimes, even me, who has knit for 50 years!  "What the heck does this mean? Oh, well, I will just start something else!"  We could do this Monday nights, 7-9PM, or Friday nights, 7-9PM.  $85 for 6 weeks, MIN. 5 STUDENTS, MAX. 8.  604-275-1239 

Edita's classes for Beyond Beginners will go Wed. night, 7-9PM, and Fri. morn., 10-12 noon, $85 for 6 weeks, choose your project and pattern here and get help throughout. This is a choose your own project class, you can learn to knit socks, fair isle, intarsia, entrelac, lace, or whatever you like, in our Beyond Beginner classes, so get your name and deposit in now to hold your place, Max 8 students. 604-275-1239

 Ooops knitting!! Must know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Minimum 5 students, maximum 10.

So you live in fear of stitches dropping off your needles? Have you ever decided to start your project from the beginning because the needle came out and you couldn't get the stitches back on? Have you ever discovered a purl stitch where there should have been a knit stitch several rows back and been forced to decide whether to leave it or start over? Can you recognize a knit stitch from a purl stitch? Fear no more! Join Pat Dyksterhuis for this class where we'll make mistakes on purpose, and then correct them. Learn what a knit stitch and purl stitch look like, learn to do life lines in your work.

You will need to bring:

cast on 25 stitches and knit in stocking stitch for 10 rows with smooth textured Aran weight (18st-4 inches/10cm) wool in a light colour

contrasting colour aran weight wool

contrasting colour crochet cotton

5m needles

4.5mm Crochet hook,

lock ring markers

darning needle

Beginner Crochet:   6 weeks, $85.  Have a fun class, and learn to crochet. You won’t believe what you can make in this class! Limit of 8 students so you get personal attention. We provide yarn and hooks to learn with, when you decide on 1st project, hooks are returned and yarn & hooks are purchased. You get a 10% discount on all purchases while in classes.  Get your name on the list for the next class. Get in touch with Diane, 275-1239

Advanced Crochet:  Tuesday nights, 7-9PM,  for 6 weeks, $85. Sign up now for classes starting in the fall 2014!  If you know the basics of crochet, you will want to learn advanced from Nel Demir.  She looks at a picture and can duplicate it off the top of her head.  If you have something that you want to duplicate, take this class from Nel, and she will show you how.  If you have an heirloom item that needs replacing, Nel can show you how.  If you can only follow the English or American written out patterns, and want to be able to read and follow the international standard symbols in Japanese and European crochet magazines, Nel can teach you those.  You may just want to learn new stitch patterns, you can learn those in this class, and put your samples together and make a throw, baby blanket, shawl, or whatever you would like to make with them.  If you are left handed, and thought you could not learn to crochet, learn from Nel.









basic knitting skills required (you can cast on, knit and purl).

For all of our classes yarns must be chosen here before class.  We try to keep the class fees as low as possible, and it all goes to pay our wonderful teachers and a class organizer.  Those students who bring their own yarn purchased elsewhere make it difficult for your wonderful shops to keep offering classes.

Intermediate Knitting: Our Intermediate teachers are both Nihon Vogue students!

LAST CHANCES TO GET INTO CLASSES WITH OUR WONDERFUL TEACHER PAT DYKSTERHUIS!  Pat and her husband will be moving to Toronto in the new year!  Saturday mornings, FULL 10:30-12:30PM, and afternoons (space still available for 5 weeks left, make ups or drop ins welcome, Pat will accommodate you when you can come, call us and we will arrange a time for you) 1-3PM, $85 for 6  weeks.   Knit your choice of project. Challenge yourself beyond the basics. Pick a project which you think is above your ability, and grow beyond your wildest dreams! You will learn so much in this class, because you learn from what the others in class are doing as well. Call the store and sign up for the next year's classes.   Also:

2-Colour Brioche Hat Class Saturday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., starting November 15th 4 week workshop $60.

Are you looking for a project to try Brioche Knitting? Join Pat for a 4-week session on knitting the Frost on Leaves hat. Why not make one as a gift, or for yourself?  Check out the sample in the shop. You will learn to do the Magic Loop-style of knitting in the round, and how to work a 2-colour pattern with only one colour at a time.

You will need to purchase the pattern, which is available at the shop or from Ravelry. I made the sample from Noro Silk Garden Solo, but you can pick 2 colours of worsted weight wool yarn. I recommend good pointy tips on your needles, like those on Addi Lace or Rockets. I used a 3.75 mm needle; 80 cm in length would be sufficient. There will be homework in this class. Interested? Give Wool and Wicker a call to add your name to the list, and place your deposit to reserve your spot.

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Back by popular request, if you haven't had a chance to take this class, or would like a refresher.

Ooops! Knitting  Join Pat Dyksterhuis for a 2-hr workshop Sat. Dec. 13, 2014 at 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., when we’ll make mistakes on purpose, and then correct them.
 
Do you live in fear of stitches dropping off your needles?  Have you ever decided to start your project from the beginning because the needle came out and you couldn’t get the stitches back on?  Have you ever discovered a purl stitch where there should have been a knit stitch several rows back and been forced to decide whether to leave it or start over?  Can you recognize a knit stitch from a purl stitch?
 
Fear no more!  In this session, we’ll discuss:
·       what a knit stitch looks like
·       what a purl stitch looks like
·       life lines
and you’ll try:
·       picking up a stitch that’s dropped off the needle
·       picking up a whole row of stitches that’s “dropped” off the needle (in other words: how to rip back and get the stitches safely back on the needle)
·       stocking stitch grafting
 
Interested?  Contact Wool and Wicker at 604-275-1239 and ask to be placed on the class list.  The cost of this workshop will be $25.  A deposit will ensure your spot in class.
 
Bring to class:
smooth texture Aran weight (18sts = 4 inches/10 cm) wool in a light colour
contrasting colour of Aran weight yarn
contrasting colour of crochet cotton (I will bring some too)
appropriate size needles for the yarn, say 5 mm
crochet hook, about 4.5 mm
locking stitch markers
darning needle
pen/pencil, notebook
 
If you’d like to prepare early, cast on 25 stitches, and knit for 10 rows.

 

With Edita Michalek

We now can also offer beginner or beyond beginner knitting with Edita Michalek on Friday mornings, (5 weeks left in current class, you can start Nov. 14, 10-12, Friday nights 7-9PM, and Wednesday nights, 7-9PM. 6 weeks, $85.  Limit of 8 students, so you get personal attention. For Beginners, we provide yarn and needles for you to learn with, when you decide on first project, needles are returned and yarn and needles are purchased. Call us and get in a deposit to hold your place! Or, get your name on the list for the next class. 604-275-1239