Classes & Workshops
I enjoy sharing my love of knitting! I have taught workshops at Toronto’s CreativFestival, Rosehaven Yarn Shop and Wine & Wool in the County Retreat. Following is a list and description of the classes in my repertoire. They are available to groups, retreats, yarn shops and as private lessons. All include comprehensive written hand-outs and rich video tutorial support. Simply drop me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. KNITTER’S CRASH COURSE
Level: Absolute Beginner
Description: An 8-hour project-based workshop aimed at the beginning or returning knitter. (I have two seasonal variants available, winter – a scarf, and summer – spa cloths.
2. SOCK CAMP: Basic Training
Level: Beginner + 1 (Able to knit in the round)
Description: An 8-hour workshop for knitters who specifically want to knit socks seamlessly. This Sock Camp is basic, based one sock at a time from the cuff down using a simple, short row heel.
3. SOCK CAMP: Advanced
Level: Intermediate (familiar with circular knitting, magic loop and basic shaping techniques)
Description: An 8-hour workshop designed for knitters who specifically want to knit socks two at a time. This class is available as top-down or toe-up options; the top-down option includes the short-row heel, the toe-up option includes the Fleegle heel.
4. MITTEN MAGIC
Level: Beginner +1 (Able to knit in the round)
Description: A 6-hour project-driven workshop designed for knitters who want to knit mittens or gloves seamlessly, one-at-a-time from the cuff upward using a shaped thumb gusset.
1. KNITTING IN THE ROUND (Basic Hat or Tea Cozy Class)
Description: A 3-hour project-based workshop aimed at knitters who want to move beyond the basic knit and purl stitches by learning to work seamlessly in the round. Knitting with multiple double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, and 2-Circular needles will be covered.
2. OOPS! Fixing Common Knitting Mistakes
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Description: A 3-hour workshop intended to help knitters of all levels to fix or eliminate errors in their work. Low-impact repair techniques are designed to reduce the amount of ripping back that must be done to correct mistakes.
3. KNIT TO FIT
Level: Beginner + to Advanced
Description: A 3-hour workshop for knitters who want to produce better fitting and more flattering knitted garments.
4. TWO-COLOR BRIOCHE KNITTING
Description: This class can be taught as a 3-hour or 6-hour workshop. The 3-hour option explains basic two-color brioche rib while the 6-hour workshop includes shaping techniques and the 2-Color Italian Cast-On
5. MOSAIC COLOR WORK
Level: Beginner +
Description: A 3-hour workshop that presents an easy way to create color work patterns in knitting.
This (approx.) 1-hour demonstration explains basic I-cord, applied I-cord, the I-cord bind-off and cast-on methods.
2. TUBULAR CAST-ON
This (approx.) 1-hour demonstration explains the tubular cast-on as it is worked flat or in the round.
3. KITCHENER CRASH COURSE
This (approx.) 1-hour demonstration explains grafting with the Kitchener Stitch. It includes a handy, easy-to-memorize cheat-sheet!