March Classes at Passionknit
3355 Yonge St. 416-322-0688
This is a two-part class where students will learn the basics of sock knitting. We will be working on four needles from the cuff down. Please know how to work on 4 needles, read a pattern, cast on/off and be available for both classes. (Pinchy) $50 For both classes; materials additional. Wed. March 10th AND Wed. March 24th, 7 – 9pm
Cast On Methods
There are many methods used to cast on for a project. If you are interested in learning what cast on is best for what project as well as hands on basic and decorative methods, this is the class for you! (Peachy) $30 Please bring a medium weight yarn and appropriate needles
Thursday March 25, 7 – 9pm
Short rows are used a lot in knitting. They facilitate the shaping of a garment and turning heels in sock knitting. This is a great project full of short rows! It is a lightweight hat that can be worn under a bike or ski helmet! You’ll be an expert at wrapping and turning after you experience this class. (Pinchy) $30 Plus
Wednesday March 3, 7pm - 9pm
Passionknit Stitchers’ Night
This is a special night out for our Passionknit customers to come and socialize. Come join us to “unwind” the last Wednesday evening of every month for a fun knitting night. Come and let our array of amazing new yarns and patterns inspire and push your knitting to the next level. (Free)
Wednesday March 31, 7pm - 9pm
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 low registration or extenuating circumstances, 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. Please be on time.
We also welcome suggestions for class ideas – just send us an email or give us a call!
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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.