Tuesday, November 24, 2009

December Classes at Passionknit!

December Classes at Passionknit
3355 Yonge St. 416-322-0688

For pictures of each project, please check out:

If you would like to see the projects in person come into the shop!

Learn a New Stitch – Brioche Scarf
This is a great scarf for a gift. It is a fun stitching technique to learn. The brioche stitch is a very stretchy and elegant stitch and will give you a fun and warm scarf. You must know how to cast on, cast off, knit and purl to take this class. (Peachy)
Wednesday December 2, 7 – 9pm or
Monday December 14, 10am – 12pm

Easy Knit Hat
What a fun hat! It’s a great beginner project! You will learn how to cast on, cast off, shape a garment, read a pattern and sew up your project. It’s a quick knit with great results using Debbie Bliss’ Como yarn. Lofty and lovely! (Peachy)
Thursday December 10, 7 – 9 pm or
Monday December 21, 10am – 12pm

Learn Entrelac – Make a Headband!
If you’re interested enterlac, this is the class for you! We will be knitting a groovy winter ear warmer that will help perfect your technique. This project is the perfect size for your TTC knitting bag and will certainly jazz up your winter wardrobe. Please know how to knit, purl, pick up stitches and read a pattern. (Pinchy)
Thursday December 3, 9 – 11am or
Wednesday December 9, 7 – 9pm

Cable Knitting - Scarf!
During this class we will be working on a lovely cabled scarf. We will be learning a basic cabling stitch. You must know how to cast on, cast off, read basic patterns, knit and purl for this class. (Pinchy)
Thursday December 17, 7 –9pm or
Wednesday December 23, 9 – 11am

Learn to Crochet – Granny Square Style!
Curious about crochet? Interested in enhancing
your knitting through expanding your craft knowledge? If so, let’s get together and learn a basic granny square out of yummy Noro yarn. Any and every Noro colourway is like a delicious candy surprise! You can choose the weight and any Noro colourway that suits you! During the class we’ll go over the pattern, look at some samples and start your granny square – then you’ll be on your way to hooking up something comfy and cozy! (Peachy)
Tuesday December 8, 7 – 9pm

Crochet Cowl – Jaquard Techinque
Special guest teacher Danielle Kassner (http://crochetcodex.blogspot.com/) will be joining us to teach her amazing jacquard crochet technique. We will be working on a 2-colour cowl with a roving lining that Danielle has specially designed just for this course! We welcome her to Passionknit! This class is intended for crocheters with an intermediate skill level. $45 plus materials. (Pinchy)
Tuesday December 29, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Passionknit Stitchers’ Night
There will be no Passionknit Stitchers’ Night this month. We will resume regular Stitchers’ nights starting the last Wednesday of January from 7pm – 9pm

Registration Information:
We keep classes small in order to be able to spend one-on-one time with each student. Please register in advance either by coming into the shop or calling us. Payment in full for the class is due upon registration, please check your schedule and class description carefully, registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. We also do not offer make up classes.

If you must cancel a class you have registered for, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance, we will issue you a credit toward another class.

Two-hour classes are $30, which is for the class only. Materials and applicable taxes will be in addition unless otherwise noted. If a class does not run due to lack of interest, you will be refunded in full.

A 10% reduction on materials costs is offered once you are registered. You may pick out your materials anytime after registration.

Doors will open 15 minutes before class and class will start promptly at the stated time, please be on time.

We also welcome suggestions for class ideas – just send us an email or give us a call!

For up-dates on Passionknit events and classes please join our mailing list by calling or emailing us.

Class Rating:
Peachy = Easy
Pinchy = Medium
Persnickety = Difficult

Alisa McRonald, Fibre Arts Teacher
My love of the fibre and textile arts came as soon as I was old enough to sit on my mother’s lap at her sewing machine.

I have been fortunate enough to exhibit my work at galleries and shops in New York, Los Angeles, Asia, England and Canada. It was in the late 1990’s when my work as an artist became solely fibre based.

My interest in hand spinning came first from my love of animals and wanting to learn about yarn production from start to finish. I was able to gain hands-on experience during a two year internship at a small fibre mill / angora goat farm in Elora, Onatrio. During this time, my fibre knowledge was expanded exponentially.

I have been teaching fibre arts classes to both children and adults for several years and I am excited to bring my teaching skills and fibre knowledge to Passionknit. I feel fortunate to be working with a group of people who are amazing knitters and believe in helping people with their endeavors.