Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 1162


All classes must be registered for in advance... Check out all of our class policy details here.

Beginner Knitting


LTK101

Cost - $60.00
just bring yourself... yarn and needles are included!

Instructor: Robbie

Learn To Knit -- 101: The Basics

Sundays, November 2 & 9; 11:00am-1:00pm -FULL-
Sundays, November 23 & 30; 2:00pm-4:00pm -FULL-
Wednesdays, December 3 & 10; 7:00-9:00pm -FULL-
Sundays, December 7 & 14; 11:00am-1:00pm -FULL-

More Knitting 101 classes coming in January!

This class is for the Complete and Utter Beginners! In this two session class (4 hours total) learn the knitting basics of how to cast on, knit, purl, cast off and, of course, how to decode those patterns. Never be afraid of your needles again...you will learn to make them do what you want them to!

Skills required: None at all!

 


Learn To Knit -- 102 : Taking Shape

Sundays, November 23 & 30; 11:00am-1:00pm -FULL-


Attention Beginners Plus! Now that you are knitting and purling are you looking for something more adventurous... but not toooo adventurous? This class a great next step to Learn to Knit 101. Join us for a confidence building, what to do next class! In this two session class (4 hours total): step your knitting up to the next level with increasing and decreasing, and putting stitches together. Get a more in depth understanding of your stitches, decoding the patterns and how to move forward with the projects you aspire to.

Skills required: 101 Level skills needed: You are comfortable creating the knit stitch, the purl stitch and can cast on and bind off.

Cost:  $50.00

Instructor: Robbie

Please bring or buy : worsted weight, smooth yarn in a light colour & 4.5mm needles


Cost:  $45.00*** includes DPNs

Instructor: Robbie

Please bring or buy : 100g of a worsted weight yarn... Tanis Green Label, Cascade 220, Diamond Chroma, Spud & Chloe Sweater

Knit a Hat in the Round
-- Don't be afraid of your DPNs!

Sunday, December 14; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Hats? Mitts? Socks? Anyone? This class a great next step to Learn to Knit 102. In this 2 hours class we'll take the mystery out of knitting on double pointed needles and introduce you to the various ways of knitting in the round!

Get ready for tips and tricks for gaining control over what looks like unwieldy pointy sticks and look forward to a whole new adventure in knitting!

Skills required: 102 Level skills needed:You are comfortable creating the knit stitch, the purl stitch, work basic increases and decreases, and can cast on and bind off.

Cost - $45.00*** Double Pointed Needles included
Instructor: Robbie

A quick and festive little gift idea!


 

 

Cost - $55.00 *** includes a cable needle and 1 skein of Cascade Magnum!

Instructor: Robbie

Cables Are Easy... Chunky Style Mitts! - NEW

Thursday, November 27; 7:00 - 9:00pm

Feel like cables might be a little daunting? The dirty little secret behind cables are that they are pretty easy to master!

This 2 hour session will show you how to create those lovely twists and turns of knitting on great big, instant gratification size yarn... a quick project to be sure!

Come in for a confidence building exploration into the wonders of cables!

Skills required: Knit & Purl, Cast On/Off

Please bring or buy: 10.00mm DPNs

A quick and festive little gift idea!

 

 


Project Help Classes - Ongoing

Tackle a new project with guidance!

Whether you are tackling your first sweater, or are an experienced stitcher tackling a challenge, this class is a fun way to grow your skills! You will get to see what others are asking and probably learn a thing or two from their questions as well. We'll help you with yarn choices, and teach you all the skills you need to create it, from understanding the instructions and checking your gauge, to starting, finishing and putting it together.

Got some questions? Don't need a private class, but need more than a 3 minute quick peek, these sessions are for you too.  We can help you with a particular stitch manouever, instruction or need a quick demo of sewing up or such ...   These help sessions are meant to help you along with your project as issues arise. 

The Fine Print :

  • Pre-registration is required for each of these sessions so we can ensure everyone can get personalized attention with an appropriate teacher.

  • We need a minimum of 3 students to run a session and 48 hours notice is required for cancellation.

  • This class is suitable for all levels but please note that this is not a Learn to Knit/Crochet class.  It is assumed you know at least the very basics. This would be perfect for knitter's who have completed Learn To Knit 102 or the equivalent. 

Friday Mornings: 9:30-11:30am
Get help with your Knitting!
(and Crochet & Spinning on request)

 

Cost - $29.00 per class
...or SAVE when you sign up for 4 or more of these classes in the same calendar month at $25.00 per class.

Project Class students may receive a
10% discount for Class Project Purchases

...on class days.


 

 

 

 

Expand your skills


Painless Finishing - Perfect those seams for those gifties

Wednesday, December 3; 7:00 - 9:00pm

You've completed the knitting for your project, but too intimidated to finish it up?  This 2 hour session will teach you everything you need to know to quickly and easily finish up and assemble your knitting projects.  We'll cover seaming of all kinds, picking up stitches, weaving in ends and buttonholes -- and provide clever tips and techniques for reducing the finishing work, or at least to make it more fun.

Bring in your projects in need of finishing and learn the techniques to make your seams look seamless! Or if you just want to learn the techniques ...Bring in a few swatches to learn basics instead!

Skills required: Knit & Purl, Cast On/Off


--Please bring swatches and / or projects along with corresponding needles and wool needle

Cost - $35.00***
Instructor: Kate Atherley


 

 

Projects

 


Ornaments - Colourwork Christmas Balls

Wednesday, December 10; 7:00-9:00pm

This class will teach your how to whip up fun, festive ornaments! These are an ideal first colourwork project. This class equips you with all the skills you need to work with multiple colours, keep your tension even and read pattern charts! 

Skills required:  This class is suitable for intermediate students, that are experienced in working in the round on DPNs. Colourwork experieince is not necesasry

A quick and festive little gift idea!

 

Cost - $45.00***includes pattern and materials to make a pair of Christmas Balls

Instructor: Kate Atherley

Please bring pr buy:

  • 3.5mm DPNs

 


Knitting with Beads - Featuring Laura Nelkin Designs

Wednesday, December 17; 7:00-9:00pm

In this 2 hour class, you'll master the two main methods of knitting with beads: stranding and adding as you go.  Embellishing with beads is used extensively in lace knitting and as edges on garments and accessories.  Beads are perfect to add weight, bling, or subtle elegance to your handknitting. Such fun.

Skills required:  just the basics...Knit & Purl, Cast On/Off

Included in the class fee is a kit from Laura Nelkin Designs to practice your beading techniques! You can choose yours at the time of registration or when you come in for class! Colours and styles will vary and be subject to what we have in stock.

 

Cost - $55.00***includes a kit to create a Mudra or Stereo bracelet

Instructor: Kate Atherley

Please bring pr buy:

  • 2.00 - 2.75mm DPNs (depending on kit)
A quick and festive little gift idea!


 

Quick Mitts

Saturday, December 6; 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn how to make mittens on double-pointed needles in this 2 hour class. From cuffs, to creating the thumb, to finishing the top. Mittens are a great project that knit up nice and quick and are perfect for the coming frosty weather!

Circular knitting skills needed:  You have at least 102 level skills and can successfully knit in the round with DPNs and circular needles.

Please bring or buy:

  • 4.00mm and 5.00mm Double Pointed Needles or long circular if you prefer magic loop
  • stitch markers

A quick and festive little gift idea!

 

Cost: $45.00*** includes yarn and pattern

Instructor; Kate Atherley


 


Knit Socks 101
-Top Down

Back in January

 

Learn the finer points of sock anatomy and create a small trainer sock to ensure you have the techniques down pat, and then you will cast on for a pair of cozy worsted weight socks for yourself to keep your toes warm on those chilly days... plus they knit up pretty quickly... a great way to learn.  

Circular knitting skills needed:  You have at least 102 level skills and can successfully knit in the round with DPNs and circular needles.

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  Cost: $60.00*** includes yarn & pattern

Instructor; Kate Atherley

Please bring or buy: 4.0mm DPNs


Knit Socks from the
Toe Up

Saturday, December 6; 1:00-4:00pm

We expect you to have made at least one pair of top down socks before delving into this class... but it is great to give this a try to determine your favourite method! You will learn a really useful new cast on, and stretchy bind off too.

Circular knitting skills needed:  You have at least 102 level skills and can successfully knit in the round with DPNs and circular needles. and must have knit at least one pair of top down socks



Working your socks toe-up has several advantages

  • You can try them on as you knit for fit
  • You can use up all your precious yarn
  • You can stop at any height ... willy nilly
  • you can even store your working yarn inside the toe making for a really convenient project bag...cool

  Cost: $60.00*** includes yarn & pattern

Instructor; Kate Atherley

Please bring or buy: 4.0mm DPNs


 

 

 

 

If you have a class request please continue to send us an email at thepurplepurl@gmail.com with "Class Request" in the subject line and we will try to accommodate your ideas and schedules. Let us know if evenings or weekends are best for you.

Thank you so much for your interest and support! We look forward to stitching with you!

 

Happy Stitching!
Jennifer & Miko

 

*** Class fees are to be paid in full at time of registration, either in person or with a credit card over the phone. Please check your schedule carefully, classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Make-up classes are not available.
All class fees are subject to HST.

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