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, Nov 25 & Dec 2; 9:30-11:30amFULL
    Wednesdays, Dec 6 & 13; 7:00-9:00pm FULL
    Wednesdays, Jan 3 & 10; 7:00-9:00pm
    Thursdays, Jan 11 & 18; 7:00-9:00pm
    Saturdays, Feb 3 & 10; 9:30-11:30am

    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, Needles & Worsted weight yarn to get you started,

    Skills required: None at all!


    Cost - $75.00

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




    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.

    December 22, 29, 2017
    January 12, 2018

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

    ...during class




Expand your skills


Knit Faster... Continental Knitting


Continental knitting is arguably a faster method of knitting as it minimizes the number of motions in creating a stitch. It is also a handy skill to be comfortable with in order to make colour work stranded / Fair Isle knitting a bit speedier with a more even tension.  But maybe even more exciting is to give your hands a bit of a different motion to help ward off repetitive strain.  We will look at the differences between picking and throwing your yarn, and how to maneuver the yarn overs and increases and decreases.

Skills required: you must already know how to knit for this class ... this class will focus on teaching you a new style or two to get you stitching faster but assumes you already can successfully work the basic stitches

--Please bring or buy a worsted weight yarn and 4.50mm needles.


Cost - $45.00



    Learn to Knit in Round -

    Knit a Hat or Handwarmers
    Saturday, January 6; 9:30-11:30am

    Hats? Mitts? Socks? Anyone? This class a great next step.

    In this intermediate class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of knitting in the round! By making a hat and handwarmers, you’ll learn to knit in the round using both a circular and double-pointed needles. You’ll also learn the basics of decreasing stitches.

    This class includes:

    • One 2-hour sessions (2 hours total),
    • a Pattern
    • 2 sets of needles: 1 circular and 1 set of Double Pointed,

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

    Cost:  $55.00 plus yarn which we will choose the day of.



Knitting Fairwinds Beanie and Scarf

Wednesday, January 31; 7:00-9:00pm

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

This class includes:

  • One 2-hour sessions (2 hours total),
  • a Pattern:
  • and a cable needle

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: $45.00

Please bring or buy:

  • 200g of Worsted Weight yarn for the scarf...
    or 100 g for the hat...
    we recommend Shelridge Worsted,
  • 4.00mm needles for scarf
  • 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 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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