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Knitting, Crochet and Fibre Arts Classes and Workshops

Update: our current classe are bring postponed in line with the latest public health order. We are hoping to resume classes in the first week of November in some capacity but we will update once we have made a plan.

If you are currently registered for a class we will be in contact with you soon.

In order to give people personal space and keep you and us safe during classes, there are a few things to note:

  • Classes are limited to 6 people in attendance
  • Two classes will now take place in the store in the evenings – one down in the basement and one upstairs 
  • The evening classes will have staggered start times to keep it from getting too crowded before and after classes – the classes down in the basement will start at 6:30 and the classes upstairs at 7, make sure to check what time your class is
  • Basement classes will require managing stairs, if that’s an issue make sure to sign up for a class that starts at 7
  • We ask that you wear a mask at all times while in the store
  • Please use our hand sanitizer to sanitize your hands when coming in
  • Please make sure to respect everyone’s personal space
  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well to keep everyone healthy. 

Knit Nights are still currently on hold through the fall and we will revisit in January.  

We also are doing a Zoom group with our Thursday afternoon Knit Group from 1-3 every Thursday. If you’d like to join in, email us at [email protected] and we will add you to the list. Our Drop In classes are back Wednesdays and Thursdays and there is more info in our class list below.

Give us a call at (204) 772-5648 to register or come down in person at 889 Westminster. Classes must be paid in full at time of registration and do not include applicable taxes or supplies unless noted. For the duration of your class you will get 10% off all supplies – make sure to let us know when you’re making a purchase so we don’t forget to apply your discount. If possible, please purchase your supplies and make sure any yarn winding is done before class starts so you are ready to learn.

Skill Levels

Beginner – no previous experience
Intermediate – basic knitting and purling skills or basic crochet skills 
Advanced – proficient knitting and purling skills (or crochet skills) and knitting in the round

Beginner & Refresher Knitting Classes

Learn to Knit

FULL – Tuesday evenings with Amy from 7-9 PM
October 20, 27, November 3, 10

Wednesday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3PM
October 21, 28, November 4, 18

This class is for students who have never picked up knitting needles. This beginner class will cover the essentials of knitting including understanding the technical aspects of knit fabric, various yarns and fibres, tools of the trade, how to read a pattern, and more. What you will learn: casting on, knits, purls, increasing, decreasing, casting off, blocking. After practicing the basics we’ll cast on a project!

Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $50 
Supplies needed: 1 ball of worsted weight yarn in a light to medium colour such as Cascade 220, Berroco Vintage or Berroco Ultra Wool, a 4mm or 4.5mm – 40cm circular needle, stitch markers and a tapestry needle.

Knitting Refresher

Tuesday afternoons with Amy from 1-3 PM
October 20, 27, November 3, 10

Thursday evenings with Amy from 6:30-8:30 PM
October 22, 29, November 5, 12

Has it been a long time since you’ve knit and you’re thinking about getting back into it but not sure how much you remember?  Or have you taken the Learn to Knit but not sure where to go from there?  This is the class for you.  Amy will review the basics of knitting with you and get you  feeling comfortable with the needles.  There will be time to choose a project or learn extra skills that you may need extra help with.  

Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate (if you’ve never knit before please take our Learn to Knit first)
Class fee:  $50
Supplies needed:  1 ball of worsted weight yarn in a light to medium colour such as Cascade 220, Berroco Vintage or Berroco Ultra Wool, a 4mm or 4.5mm – 16” circular needle, stitch markers and a tapestry needle.

Knitting Projects and Skills

Beginner Socks

Monday evenings with Jen W from 6:30-8:30 PM 
October 19, 26, November 2 & 9

Hand-knit socks are one of a knitter’s greatest treasures. There is so much fun sock yarn to choose from, you’ll never be able to only make one pair. Students will learn the basics of top down sock construction, reading a pattern and finishing with Kitchener stitch.

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $50 
Supply list: 100g of sock weight yarn and double point needles 2.25 – 2.75mm. Jawoll Colour, Regia Sock, Comfort Sockenwolle and Cascade Merino Dreams are all great sock yarns for this class.

West Coast Cardigan

Monday evenings with Donna from 7-9 PM
October 19. 26, November 2, 9 & 16

This Cowichan styled sweater, designed by Jane Richmond, is unique in its design because it’s top down and knit in one piece.  The cardigan features raglan shaping, set-in pockets, a generous shawl collar and a zipper closure.  Lots to learn in this pattern and who better to help you than Donna?  This heavy weight cardigan is perfect for wearing in the spring, cool summer nights and well into the fall.  Although you will be following Jane’s charts for the class, extra blank charts are included for your own designing on your next one – we know you won’t be able to knit just one.

Skill level:  Advanced
Class fee: $60
Supplies needed:  Consult your pattern (or shop staff) for the amounts of Briggs and Little Country Roving you will need for your size.  There is a main colour and two contrast colours.  8mm and 9mm  – 100cm circular needles.  As well as 8mm and 9mm double points unless you want to use magic loop technique for sleeves.  4 stitch markers. Please bring a copy of the pattern, available for purchase from the shop or directly from Ravelry at

Toe Up Socks – Two at a Time

Tuesday evenings with Alana from 6:30-8:30PM
October 20, 27, November 3 & 10

Knit perfectly matched socks and avoid Second Sock Syndrome by knitting two socks simultaneously on one circular needle. Using magic-loop method, you’ll learn to knit a pair of socks from toe to cuff.

Skill level:  Intermediate
Class fee: $50
Supplies needed: 100g fingering weight sock yarn in a medium to light colour and wound into two cakes the same size, 2.5 – 2.75mm – 100cm circular needle, three locking stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.  Written pattern and instructions will be supplied by the instructor.  

Thrummed Mittens with Corie 

Wednesdays evenings with Corie from 7-9 PM
October 21, 28 & November 4 

Mittens are such an important skill for knitters to learn.  In this class you will learn about the basics of mitten knitting as well as the art of adding soft roving pieces to those mittens for added warmth and beauty. These super squishy mittens are perfect for our Winnipeg winters and make really great gifts, too!!

Skill level: Intermediate
Class fee: $40 
Supplies: 50 – 100 g roving, 200 m worsted weight yarn, and 3.75 and 4.5mm DPNs or circular needles for magic loop. A pattern will be supplied by the instructor

Bring your own Project

Next Stitch

Monday afternoons with Corie from 1-3 PM
October 19, 26, November  2 & 9

Wednesday evenings with Amy from 6:30-8:30 PM
October 21, 28, November 4 & 18

FULL – Thursday mornings with Sigrid from 10:30 – 12:30 PM
October 15, 22, 29 & November 5

FULL – Thursday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3 PM
October 15, 22, 29 & November 5

Thursday evenings with Anna from 7-9 PM
October 22, 29, November 5 & 12

FULL – Friday mornings with Sigrid from 10:30 – 12:30 PM
October 16, 23, 30 & November 6 

FULL – Friday afternoons with Sigrid from 1-3 PM
October 16, 23, 30 & November 6

Already comfortable knitting and purling? Want to take that ‘next step’ but any projects outside the realm of scarves and dishcloths seem too daunting? This class will help you work through an intermediate project of your choosing – it could be mittens, socks, shawls or a sweater, whatever project you’ve been hoping to tackle next!! This class is also great if you are on the waiting list for a particular class but can’t wait for the next one.

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced
Class fee: $50 
Supplies needed: Whatever yarn, needles and pattern are needed for your project. The instructor can also help pick out a project and/or supplies at the first class.

Drop in Classes

Wednesday evenings with Corie from 6-7 PM 
Thursday evenings with Anna  from 6-7 PM

Corie and Anna are here to work with you on a project, answer questions or help you get through a difficult part of your pattern. Please call ahead to register as space is limited to 2 students per time slot.

Drop in Class fee: $15 payable directly to the teacher