Cafe. Yarn. Friends

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

416 463 1162

REMINDER : We will not be running classes over the month of August.

Stay tuned for our Fall Class roster which will be posted mid August for advance signups!

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

Beginner Knitting


Learn To Knit -- 101: The Basics

Thursdays, June 23 & 30; 7:00-9:00pm -FULL-
Wednesdays, July 6 & 13; 7:00-9:00pm

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 will learn to make them do what you want them to!

Skills required: None at all!





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

Instructor: Robbie



Learn To Knit -- 102 : Taking Shape

Wednesdays, June 22 & 29; 7:00-9:00pm
Wednesdays, July 20 & 27; 7:00-9:00pm

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



Project 911

Ongoing Help Classes

Friday Mornings : 9:30-11:30am
The final session (until September) will be July 15

Get help with your Knitting and Crochet Questions

Tackle a new project with guidance!

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 tricky stitch, instructions 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.


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.



The Fine Print :

  • Pre-registration is required for each of these sessions so we can ensure everyone can get personalized attention

  • 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 101 class.  It is assumed you know at least the very basics. 


Cost - $25.00 per class

Please Pre-Register - Class size is limited to make sure people get enough attention.


FRIDAYS:, July 1, 22, 29 , All August Dates

The final session (until September) will be July 15

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

...during class



Double Knitting 101

Saturday, July 16; 10:30-12:30pm

Double Knitting is a fun and fascinating technique for creating colourful designs and double-thick fabrics for extra warm hats and mitts. This class will take you right from the very start, discussing two colour-cast on techniques, and how to work different types of double knitting: joined or not, with mirror-image color patterns, and with variable color patterns. We’ll also discuss tricky bits like increasing and decreasing.

After the class you’ll be well equipped to handle any double knitting pattern – including any of the amazing designs of Lucy Neatby or Alasdair Post-Quinn. 

Skills required: 102 level skills


Please bring:

  • 3.25mm (US #3) needle
  • 2 contrasting colours of DK yarn


Cost - $35.00***
Instructor – Kate Atherley



Knit Socks 101-Top Down

Saturday, July 16; 1:30-4:30pm
(last chance until fall)

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.











  Cost: $70.00*** includes scrap yarn
plus sock 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 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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