Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 1162

 

 

 

 

Students must REGISTER IN ADVANCE for classes... we keep our classes fairly small and they tend to fill quickly! We ask that class project materials be purchased at The Purple Purl. Check out all our Class Policies and Student Discount details here.

     

    Beginner Knitting

     

    Learn To Knit 101: The Basics

    Saturdays, Oct 14 & 21; 9:30-11:30am FULL
    Thursdays, Nov 9 & 16; 7:00-9:00pm FULL
    Saturdays, Nov 25 & Dec 2; 9:30-11:30amFULL
    Wednesdays, Dec 6 & 13; 7:00-9:00pm

    This class is for the Complete and Utter Beginners! In this extensive beginner class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of knitting!

    Topics covered include starting a piece of knitting by casting on stitches, the basic knit stitch, the purl stitch, creating texture through mixing the two stitches, and how to end your knitting by binding off stitches. You’ll also learn how to follow a basic knitting pattern.


    This class includes:

    • Two 2-hour sessions (4 hours total),
    • a Pattern: Churchmouse Yarns Stitch Sampler Hand Warmers and Ribbed Scarf,
    • 4.50mm needles,
    • Worsted weight yarn to get you started,

    Skills required: None at all!

    LTK101

    Cost - $69.00

    *** Just bring yourself... everything you need to get started is included!

     

     


     

    Learn To Knit 102 :
    Increasing & Decreasing on Purpose

    Thursday, November 23; 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?

    In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of shaping knitted pieces! By making a mini diamond shaped washcloth, you’ll learn various methods of increasing and decreasing stitches. You’ll also learn to read and understand more complex knitting patterns. After making a mini washcloth, you can use the same pattern to make a blanket!

    This class includes:

    • One 2-hour sessions (2 hours total),
    • a Pattern: Churchmouse Yarns Picot-Edge Baby Blanket & Washcloth,

    Prerequisite: 101 Level skills needed: You are comfortable creating the knit stitch, the purl stitch and can cast on and bind off.

    Cost:  $39.00

    Please bring or buy :

    • 50-100g of a smooth worsted weight cotton yarn in a light colour & 4.5mm needles

     


     

    Project 911

    Help Clinics

    Friday Mornings : 9:30-11:30am

    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 5 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! 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. 

     

    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 so give us a call to register a couple days in advance

     

    Cost - $25.00 per 2 hour class
    $15 per one hour
    - available for the second hour only 10:30-11:30am

    Reserve your space!

    Class size is limited to make sure people get enough attention.

    NO CLASS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES -
    December 22, 29, 2017

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

    ...during class

     


 

 

Expand your skills

 


 

Knittin' Mittens

Saturday, November 11; 9:30-11:30am

Learn how to make your classic mittens in this 2 hour class. From cuffs, to creating the thumb, to finishing the top. Mittens are a great project that knit up nice and quick and are perfect for the coming frosty weather!

This class includes:

  • One 2-hour sessions (2 hours total),
  • a Mitten Pattern,

Prerequisites: At least 102 level skills are required and Students must know how knit in the round on DPNs or long circular needles for Magic Loop.

Homework: You will need to have knit up the ribbing of one mitten in advance of the class so you can delve right in to the fun stuff. Instructions will be emailed to you upon registration so you can get started on your homework!

 

 

Warm hands are easy!

Cost: $39.00

Please bring :

  • 3.75mm and 4.50mm Double Pointed Needles or long circular if you prefer magic loop
  • 100g of a worsted weight yarn .. we recommend Louisa Harding Amitola Grande, Noro Kureyon, Cascade Eco Cloud, Sweetgerogia Superwash Worsted
  • 3 stitch markers

 


 

Knit Cuff Down Socks

Sundays, November 12 & 19; 9:30-11:00am FULL

If you’ve not made socks before, this is the class for you.

In this advanced class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of knitting socks. We will start by creating a basic Baby Sock to learn the techniques involved in the first class. In the Second Session, you’ll learn the techniques required for working with finer yarns.

This class includes:

  • Two 1.5 hour sessions (3 hours total),
  • Two Patterns:A baby sock and an adult sock pattern,
  • practice yarn

Prerequisites: At least 102 level skills are required and Students must know how knit in the round on DPNs.

 

Homework: You will need to have knit up the cuff of one mini sock in advance of the first class so we can delve right in to the fun stuff. Instructions will be emailed to you upon registration so you can get started on your homework!

socks101

  Cost: $69.00***

Please bring to the First session :

  • 4.00mm Double Pointed Needles and completed mini sock cuff
  • 100g of Fingering-Weight Yarn,
  • 2.50mm Double Pointed Needles

 


 

Knitting Fairwinds Beanie and Scarf

Saturday, October 28 ; 9:30-11:30amFULL
Sunday, December 10; 9:30-11:30am

In this intermediate class, learn the magic of Cables. In class, we’ll start Churchmouse Yarns Fairwinds Beanie, and discover how to cross a cable, read charts, and fix mistakes. The pattern also includes a matching scarf to make later.

This class includes:

  • One 2-hour sessions (2 hours total),
  • a Pattern: Churchmouse YarnsFairwinds Beanie and Scarf,
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Prerequisites: At least 102 level skills are required and Students must know how knit in the round on DPNs or long circular needles for Magic Loop.

 

Cost: $39.00

Please bring or buy:

  • 160 yards of Worsted Weight yarn for the Beanie... we recommend Shelridge Worsted,
  • 3.5mm and 4.0mm 16” Circular Needle, and 4.0mm Double Pointed Needles,
  • Stitch Markers

 


 

 

If you have a class request please continue to send us an email at thepurplepurl@gmail.com 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!

 

 

*** 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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