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

Thursdays, Nov 24 & Dec 1; 7:00-9:00pmFULL
Wednesdays, Dec 7 & 14; 7:00-9:00pm
Wednesdays, Jan 4 & 11; 7:00-9:00pm
Saturdays, Jan 7 & 14; 12:30-2:30pm
Thursdays, Feb 2 & 9; 7:00-9:00pm


This class is for the Complete and Utter Beginners! In this two session class (4 hours total) learn the knitting basics of how to cast on, knit, purl, cast off and, of course, how to decode those patterns. Never be afraid of your needles again...you will learn to make them do what you want them to!

Skills required: None at all!

 

 

 

LTK101

Cost - $69.00 *** Just bring yourself... yarn and needles are included!

Instructor: Robbie

 


 

Learn To Knit -- 102 : Taking Shape

Wednesdays, Jan 18 & 25; 7:00-9:00pm
Thursdays, Feb 16 & 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? This class a great next step to Learn to Knit 101. Join us for a confidence building, what to do next class! In this two session class (4 hours total): step your knitting up to the next level with increasing and decreasing, and putting stitches together. Get a more in depth understanding of your stitches, decoding the patterns and how to move forward with the projects you aspire to.

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

Cost:  $59.00

Instructor: Robbie

Please bring or buy : worsted weight, smooth yarn in a light colour & 4.5mm needles

 


 

 

Project 911

Ongoing Help Clinics

Friday Mornings : 9:30-11:30am
Saturday 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! You will get to see what others are asking and probably learn a thing or two from their questions as well. We'll help you with yarn choices, and teach you all the skills you need to create it, from understanding the instructions and checking your gauge, to starting, finishing and putting it together.

 

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

  • 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. 

 

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 -

Fridays: Dec 23, 30
Saturdays: Dec 24, 31

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

...during class


 

Knit a Hat in the Round
-- Don't be afraid of your DPNs!

Saturday, January 7; 3:00-5:00pm

Hats? Mitts? Socks? Anyone? This class a great next step to Learn to Knit 102. In this 2 hours class we'll take the mystery out of knitting on double pointed needles and introduce you to the various ways of knitting in the round!

Get ready for tips and tricks for gaining control over what looks like unwieldy pointy sticks and look forward to a whole new adventure in knitting!

Skills required: 102 Level skills needed: You are comfortable creating the knit stitch, the purl stitch, work basic increases and decreases, and can cast on and bind off.

 

Cost:  $49.00*** includes DPNs and in-class materials

Instructor: Robbie

Please bring or buy : 100g of a worsted weight yarn... Cascade 220, Spud & Chloe Sweater, Sweetgeorgia Worsted, Noro Kureyon

 


 

Arm Knitting NEW

Saturday, December 10; 12:30-2:30pmFULL
Wednesday, December 21; 7:00-9:00pm

We just LOVE those super giant, luxurious looking cowls on great big yarn and needles... but you don't necessarily need knitting needles to make them! Yxsou can use your two arms and create a cowl in just an hour or so! We are talking the "ultimate in instant gratifcation" projects.

In this two hour session, we'll teach you the basics of arm knitting, and help you get started on a cowl/scarf! You'll love how quickly this project grows, and have a great finished object in no time... possibly even before you leave!

Cost:  $65.00 *** Class Fee includes one skein of Naturalia... a gorgeous super bulky yarn... enough for a generous sized cowl.

Skills required: none, basic knitting knowledge is helpful but not completely necessary to learn this technique.

Instructor: Robbie

 


 

 

 

Expand your skills

 


 

Knit your Mittens

Saturday, January 14; 3:00-5:00pm

Learn how to make mittens on double-pointed needles 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!

Circular knitting skills needed:  You have at least 102 level skills and can successfully knit in the round with DPNs.

 

Please bring :

  • 4.00mm and 5.00mm Double Pointed Needles
    or long circular if you prefer magic loop
  • 100g of a heavy worsted weight yarn .. we recommend Lousia Harding Amitola Grande, Noro Kureyon, Cascade Eco Cloud, Spud & Chloe Sweater
  • stitch markers

We request class project materials be purchased at The Purple Purl.

 

Warm hands are easy!

Cost: $39.00

Instructor- Robbie

 


 

Thrummed Mitts

Thursday, December 8; 7:00-9:00pm

Kick up the warmth about 12 notches with these BIG, SQUISHY, and super warm mittens... come learn to make these pillow like mitts. A fun and interesting little technique. In this class you will learn the basics of knitting with loose fibre, choosing appropriate materials, and other ways to use this technique!


Skills required: 102 level skills plus working in the round on DPNs

Cost - $59.00*** thrumming fiber included
Instructor: RobbieL

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

Please bring:

  • 5.50mm Double Pointed Needles, or 32"Circs
  • and the cuff of one mitten finished.
  • You will be working with a aran weight yarn ... 100g.
    we recommend Louisa Harding-Amitola Grande, Cascade -Eco Cloud, Noro -Kureyon

 


 

 

Cables Are Easy...

Wednesday, February 1; 7:00-9:00pm

Feel like cables might be a little danting? The dirty little secret behind cables are that they are pretty easy to master!

This 2 hour session will show you how to create those lovely twists and turns of knitting on great big, instant gratification size yarn... a quick project to be sure! Come in for a confidence building exploration into the wonders of cables!

102 Level skills needed: You are comfortable creating the knit stitch, the purl stitch, working basic increases & decreases, and can cast on and bind off. And you have knit on DPNs before

 

Chunky Style Mitts!

Cost - $65.00 *** includes a cable needle and 1 skein of Cascade Magnum!

Instructor: Robbie

Please bring or buy: 10.00mm DPNs or 32” circular

 


 

 

Knit Socks 101-Top Down

Wednesdays, November 30 & Dec 7 ; 7:00-9:00pm

Learn the finer points of sock anatomy and create a small trainer sock in your first session to ensure you have the techniques down pat, and then you will cast on for a pair of cozy worsted weight socks for yourself to keep your toes warm on those chilly days... plus they knit up pretty quickly... a great way to learn. 

We share lots of tips and techniques, including easy ways to join the round €“ without twisting! -- handling the gusset pickup, and a beginner-friendly no-graft toe. If you’ve not made socks before, this is the class for you. We also demonstrate Magic Loop and patterns provided permit use of both DPNs and magic loop.

Circular knitting skills needed:  You have at least 102 level skills and experience with DPNs is recommended but not critical.

Materials needed for your first pair of socks:

  • Worsted weight option: 100-200g of worsted weight yarn, 4.00mm DPNs
  • Sock yarn option: (for speedy knitters) : 100g of Sock Yarn, 2.5mm DPNs.

We request class project materials be purchased at The Purple Purl.

 

socks101

  Cost: $69.00***
Class fee includes pattern & class materials for a pair of little training socks.

Instructor; Kate Atherley

Please bring to the First session : 4.00mm DPNs

 

 


 

Making the Most of 

Thursday, January 26; 7:00-9:00pm

During this two hour class, you'll learn all the basics of Ravelry. We will discover stashing yarns, tracking projects, books and ideas. You'll also learn to navigate the social aspects of Ravelry, which has many features that allow you to connect with other knitters.

There will be many demonstrations of advanced search techniques along the way, to help you search smarter, find patterns more easily, and make the most of your time online!

This class will include a demonstration using a laptop. Feel free to bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone and follow along! Please have it fully charged, as there will not be access to outlets provided during the class.

Cost - $35.00
Instructor – RobbieL

 


 

 

 

 

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!

Jennifer & Miko

 

*** 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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