Knitting Classes

*Please note: you must pay the class fee in advance to register for the class, either in person or with a credit card over the phone. Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event there is only one student signed up, the class will become a 60 minute private lesson with the instructor.  Any full-priced materials purchased for use in a class will be sold to the student at 10% off.

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KNITTING 101 (or Learn to Knit)

INSTRUCTOR: AMELIA LYON or SCOTTIE FECH

2 LESSONS, 2 HOURS TOTAL

  • 10:00am – 11:00am – Saturdays, January 10th and 17th
  • 6:00pm – 7:00 pm – Mondays, February 2nd and 9th
  • 10:00am – 11:00am – Saturdays, March 7th and 14th
  • 6:00pm – 7:00 pm – Mondays, April 6th and 13th

COST: $60 straight or circular needles and yarn (Berroco Vintage) – This course is for absolute beginners. In the first week, you’ll learn how to cast on and the basic knit stitch. In the second week, you’ll learn to purl and cast off. We’ll send you on your way with a pattern to make yourself your first ribbed scarf.
Skill Level: absolute beginner

KNITTING 102

INSTRUCTOR: AMELIA LYON or SCOTTIE FECH

2 LESSONS, 2 HOURS TOTAL

  • 10:00am – 11:00am – Saturdays, January 24th and 31st
  • 6:00pm – 7:00 pm – Mondays, February 2nd and 9th
  • 10:00am – 11:00am – Saturdays, February 21st and 28th
  • 6:00pm – 7:00 pm – Mondays, April 20th and 27th

COST: $45 – In the first week of Knitting 102 you will learn long tail cast on, how to increase and decrease, and how to read a simple pattern. In week two, you will learn how to knit in the round. We will send you on your way with either a simple shawl pattern or a simple cowl pattern. We recommend that you take a Fixing Mistakes class immediately after this class.
Skill Level: beginner, but Knitting 101 precedes this class.
Materials (10% off if purchased at Lettuce Knit): scrap yarn for practicing techniques. The second class, you will choose a project and yarn that will expand your current knitting horizions.

KNITTING PROJECT CLASS

INSTRUCTOR: KATE ATHERLEY

4 LESSONS, 8 HOURS TOTAL

  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Thursdays, February 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Thursdays, March 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Tuesdays, April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

COST: $100 for four weeks – You’ve made a couple of scarves and now you’re ready for your first big knitting project! This four week course takes you through the process of choosing a project, and equips you with all the skills you need to complete it. We guide you through the mysteries of checking gauge, teach you pattern-reading skills, increasing and decreasing, and demonstrate garment finishing and assembly. Suitable for any knitter looking to take on a challenge, or looking to learn some new skills with the guidance of an expert to help them along.
Skill Level: all levels welcome.

TOP-DOWN SOCKS WITH THE SOCK GURU

INSTRUCTOR: KATE ATHERLEY

2 LESSONS, 4 HOURS TOTAL

  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Tuesdays, January 13th and 20th
  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Tuesdays, April 23rd and 30th

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COST: $60 includes yarn for the first class – Learn how to make top-down socks. We teach you everything you need to know to knit socks – from working in the round to turning the heel to shaping the toe. We start with a mini sock, and then in the second class get you started on your first pair of full-size socks. If you’re new to socks, start here! Bring: 4mm double pointed needles.
Skill Level: advanced beginner. Must be comfortable with knitand purl, cast on and cast off.

TOE-UP SOCKS WITH THE SOCK GURU

INSTRUCTOR: KATE ATHERLEY

2 LESSONS, 4 HOURS TOTAL

  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Tuesdays, February 10th and 17th

COST: $60 includes yarn for the first class – Working your socks toe-up is a great way to check fit and use up all your yarn – no leftovers! We teach you everything you need to know to make socks the other way – from the toe cast-on, to working the short row heel, shaping gussets, and the specialty cast-offs. We start with a mini sock, and then in the second class get you started on your first pair of full-size socks. If you’re new to socks, we recommend you start with our Top Down Socks class first, but once you’ve mastered top down, try this one to see which you prefer! Bring: 4mm double pointed needles.
Skill Level: intermediate.  Student is expected to have knit a sock before taking this class.  Try Top Down socks first!

TWO SOCKS, TWO CIRCULARS

INSTRUCTOR: KATE ATHERLEY

1 LESSON, 2 HOURS TOTAL

  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Tuesday, March 10th

COST: $40 – Working your socks toe-up is a great way to check fit and use up all your yarn – no leftovers! We teach you everything you need to know to make socks the other way – from the toe cast-on, to working the short row heel, shaping gussets, and the specialty cast-offs. We start with a mini sock, and then in the second class get you started on your first pair of full-size socks. If you’re new to socks, we recommend you start with our Top Down Socks class first, but once you’ve mastered top down, try this one to see which you prefer! Bring: 4mm double pointed needles.
Materials: 2 16 inch or 24 inch 4.5mm/US #7 circular needles, and two colors of worsted weight yarn
Skill Level: Some experience with both top-down and toe-up sock knitting is necessary

CABLES 101

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INSTRUCTOR: KATE ATHERLEY

1 LESSON, 2 HOURS TOTAL

  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Thursday, January 8th

COST: $40 – Learn the knitter’s dirtiest secret – cables are easy! We’ll address not only how to work cables, but also how to read charts and patterns, and we’ll share expert tips on how to manage the knitting of a complex cable design. We’ll also get you going on your first project: a cabled coffee cup cozy. Bring: 4.5mm needles.
Skill Level: advanced beginner. Must be comfortable with knit and purl, cast on and cast off.

LACE 101

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INSTRUCTOR: KATE ATHERLEY

1 LESSON, 2 HOURS TOTAL

  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Tuesday, March 24th

COST: $60 includes yarn – Are you ready for a challenge? Are you looking to learn a new skill? Lace is the most beautiful work a knitter can produce. This bootcamp will teach you the basics of lace knitting, and get you ready for your first project. We’ll work some swatches and practice with an easy and fun lace bookmark. Skills required: Knit, purl, increasing and decreasing. Bring: 4.5 or 5mm straight or circular needles.

CONTINENTAL KNITTING

INSTRUCTOR: KATE ATHERLEY

1 LESSON, 2 HOURS TOTAL

  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Thursday,  January 22th
  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Thursday, April 2nd

COST: $40 – Want to knit faster? Are you ready to tackle colour work? Knitting continental style – with the yarn in your left hand rather than right – is the key to speed, and also helps you enormously with colorwork. We’ll also demonstrate a magical technique for working ribbing and seed stitch without moving the yarn. Suitable for knitters who are confident with knit and purl. Bring: 4.5mm or 5mm straight or circular needles and worsted weight yarn.
Skill Level: advanced beginner. Must be comfortable with knit and purl, cast on and cast off.

FIXING MISTAKES

INSTRUCTOR: KATE ATHERLEY

1 LESSON, 2 HOURS TOTAL

  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Tuesday,  January 27th
  • 6:00-8:00 pm – Thursday, April 9th

COST: $60 includes materials – It happens to every knitter – a mistake! This 2 hour session teaches you how to identify and fix all sorts of mistakes. We’ll share tips and tricks for dealing with dropped stitches, messed up patterns, and how to safely undo your knitting. You’ll even learn when a mistake doesn’t need to be fixed! If you’ve got a mistake, bring it. Suitable for new and experienced knitters.
Skill Level: advanced beginner. Must be comfortable with knit and purl, cast on and cast off.

BABYCAKES BLANKET

INSTRUCTOR: AMELIA LYON
PATTERN BY AMELIA LYON
1 LESSON, 2 HOURS

  • 6:00 – 8:00pm – Monday, January 19th
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COST: $40 – Making your own baby blanket is an easy and rewarding way to create something unique for the babies in your life. This class, with pattern designer Amelia Lyon, will teach you how to accomplish the cabled slip-stitch texture on this simple knit. Please bring or purchase from the store a 32″ 5mm circular needle and 650 yards of your chosen yarn in a worsted weight.
Skill Level: advanced beginner. Must be comfortable with knit and purl, cast on and cast off.

FEARLESS FINISHING

INSTRUCTOR: KATE ATHERLEY

1 LESSON, 2 HOURS

  • 6:00-8:00pm – Tuesday, March 17th

COST: $40 – This two-hour workshop teaches all the key skills for assembling and finishing your knitting projects: seaming (including grafting), picking up stitches for necklines, weaving in ends, and the advantages and disadvantages of various cast-off techniques. The focus will be very much on making finishing as quick and painless as possible – we’ll share all the cheats and shortcuts we know. We’ll also demystify blocking, and talk about the proper care of your handknits. Homework required: Two 4 inch squares of stocking stitch worked with 4 or 5mm needles and worsted weight yarn; scrap worsted weight yarn in a contrasting color. Skill level: all levels welcome

MITTENS 101

INSTRUCTOR: KATE ATHERLEY

1 LESSON, 3 HOURS

  • 6:00-9:00pm – Thursday, January 29th

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COST: $60 – Mittens are not only a key winter wardrobe item, and a great gift, but they’re also a terrific way to learn some new knitting skills. This class takes you through a mini “training” mitten – a classic cuff-up mitt with gusset thumb –  so that knitters can learn everything they need about making mitts in a short amount of time. In the second half of the class, students start a pair of full-size mittens.  
Materials needed (10% off if purchased at Lettuce Knit): Scrap yarn for the training mitten and worsted weight for full-size mittens are provided as part of the class fee. Knitters must bring double-pointed needles in 4.5mm and 6mm.
Skill Level: advanced beginner – knitters need to be proficient with knit, purl; experience with knitting in the round is preferred but not critical.

ENTRELAC

INSTRUCTOR: KATE ATHERLEY

1 LESSON, 3 HOURS

  • 6:00-9:00pm – Tuesday, February 24th

COST: $60 – Entrelac is one of the most beautiful and mystifying of knitterly arts! We’ll teach you everything you need to know to create your own one-of-a-kind scarf , and along the way improve your skills with some new techniques for increasing, decreasing and picking up stitches.

Materials needed (10% off if purchased at Lettuce Knit): 5mm needles, gradient or self-striping worsted weight yarn
Skill Level: advanced beginner – knitters need to be proficient with knit, purl, cast on, and cast-off.

THRUMMED MITTENS

INSTRUCTOR: AMELIA LYON

2 LESSONS, 2 HOURS

  • To be scheduled soon, stay tuned!

COST: $40, includes roving – Thrumming is a unique and useful technique that creates a naturally warm and cozy lining to mittens or slippers, and looks great too! Using pieces of unspun roving or fleece, this class will teach you to make a pair of thrummed mittens that will keep hands warm throughout the long winter. Good for students who are looking for something beyond the basic scarf or hat.

Materials needed (10% off if purchased at Lettuce Knit): 200 yards of worsted weight yarns and double-pointed needles in 4.5mm or 5mm. A braid of fibre will be provided as part of the class fee.
Skill Level: intermediate.  Previous mitten-knitting experience is an asset.

CUSTOM HATS

INSTRUCTOR: AMELIA LYON

2 LESSONS, 4 HOURS

  • 6:00-8:00pm – Mondays, March 2nd and 9th

COST: $50 – Is your head on the small or large size and it’s tough to find hats? Have you ever found the perfect yarn for a hat, but couldn’t find the pattern to match? This class will teach you the basics of designing your own custom toque or beanie-style hat, from start to finish including sizing, brim, shaping, stylistic elements, and more.

Materials needed (10% off if purchased at Lettuce Knit): 250 yards of yarn and the appropriately-sized needles. (Smaller heads will need less yarn).
Skill Level: intermediate. Knitters should be fairly comfortable with at least one circular knitting technique. Previous hat-knitting experience is an asset.

HATS AND LEGWARMERS IN THE ROUND

INSTRUCTOR: SCOTTIE FECH

1 LESSON, 2 HOURS

  • 6:00 – 8:00pm – Friday, January 23rd and 30th

COST: $100 – Description to be added shortly

Materials needed (10% off if purchased at Lettuce Knit): TBA.
Skill Level: basic-plus.  Must be comfortable with knit and purl, cast on, cast off.

WILLOW COWL

INSTRUCTOR: AMELIA LYON

2 LESSONS, 4 HOURS

  • 6:00 – 8:00pm – Monday, January 12th

COST: $40 – Description to be added shortly

Materials needed (10% off if purchased at Lettuce Knit): TBA.
Skill Level: advanced-basic.  Previous knitting in the round experience is an asset, but not a necessity.