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

    Wednesdays, September 13 & 20; 7:00-9:00pm FULL
    Saturdays, October 14 & 21; 9:30-11:30am FULL

    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,
    • and a reference handout for everything you’ll learn!

    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

    Sunday, September 17; 9:30-11:30am

    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,
    • and a reference handout for everything you’ll learn!

    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

     


     

    Starting up again September 8th!

    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 -

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

    ...during class


     

     

    Learn to Knit in Round -

    Hat and Handwarmers
    Wednesdays, October 18 & 25; 7:00-9:00pm

    Hats? Mitts? Socks? Anyone? This class a great next step to Learn to Knit 102.

    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:

    • Two 2-hour sessions (4 hours total),
    • a Pattern: Churchmouse Yarns Ribbed Beanie and Hand Warmers,
    • 2 sets of needles: 4.00mm - 16" circular and 4.00mm - 6" Double Pointed,
    • Worsted weight yarn to get you started,
    • and a reference handout for everything you’ll learn!

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

    Cost:  $69.00

    Please bring or buy :

    • 100g-200g of a worsted weight yarn...we recommend : Cascade 220, Sweetgeorgia Worsted, Noro Kureyon

     


 

 

Expand your skills

 


 

Knit Cuff Down Socks

Saturdays, September 23 & 30; 9:30-11:30am

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 2-hour sessions (4 hours total),
  • Two Patterns:A baby sock and an adult sock pattern,
  • yarn for a baby sock,
  • and a reference handout for everything you’ll learn!

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.

socks101

  Cost: $69.00***

Please bring to the First session :

  • 100g of Fingering-Weight Yarn,
  • 2.50mm Double Pointed Needles, or Long Circular Needles for Magic Loop
  • 4.00mm Double Pointed Needles, or Long Circular Needles for Magic Loop

 


Knitting Thrummed Mittens

Wednesday, September 27; 7:00-9:00pmFULL

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!

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. Instructions will be emailed to you upon registration so you can get started on your homework!


This class includes:

  • One 2-hour sessions (2 hours total),
  • a Pattern,
  • and fiber for thrumming

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:

  • 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 Cascade Eco Cloud, Noro Kureyon

 


 

Mosaic Knitting

Thursday, September 28; 7:00-9:00pm

In this advanced class, you’ll learn the fun technique of Mosaic Knitting. Slipping stitches to create colour patterns is a fun and interesting way to supercharge your knitting. Learn how to work the slipped stitches, keep track of your pattern, and fix mistakes along the way.


This class includes:

  • One 2-hour sessions (2 hours total),
  • and a reference handout for everything you’ll learn!

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.

socks101

  Cost: $39.00***

Please bring to the First session :

  • 90 yards each of two colours of Fingering Weight Yarn, assorted stitch markers
  • 3.25mm and 2.75mm Double Pointed Needles, or Long Circulars for Magic Loop
  • You’ll also need to download the pattern
    at this link.

 


 

Brioche "Squish" Scarf

Wednesday, October 4; 7:00-9:00pm FULL

In this advanced class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Brioche Knitting. By making the “Squish” Brioche Scarf, you’ll master two-colour Brioche Stitch, learn to fix mistakes in Brioche Stitch, and have a warm cozy scarf as a reward.


This class includes:

  • One 2-hour sessions (2 hours total),
  • a Pattern: Brioche Squish Scarf
  • and a reference handout for everything you’ll learn!

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

socks101

  Cost: $39.00***

Please bring to the First session :

  • 200 yds each of 3 colours of a chunky weight yarn... we recommend Juniper Moon Moonshine Chunky
  • 8.00mm needles.

 


Knitting Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens

Saturday, October 7 ; 9:30-11:30am

In this intermediate class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of colorwork knitting! By working on the Churchmouse Yarns Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens, you’ll learn how to work with two colours of yarn at once. Whether you make the cuffs or mittens, you’ll be sure to keep cozy and warm!


This class includes:

  • One 2-hour sessions (2 hours total),
  • a Pattern: Churchmouse Yarns Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens,
  • and a reference handout for everything you’ll learn!
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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:

  • Two colours of Fingering Weight Yarn
  • 2.5mm and 3.25mm Double Pointed Needles
  • Stitch Markers

 


 

Knitting Fairwinds Beanie and Scarf

Saturday, October 28 ; 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,
  • and a reference handout for everything you’ll learn!
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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

 


Intro to Knitting Lace

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

In this intermediate class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of lace knitting! By working on the Churchmouse Yarns Lace-Back Fingerless Gloves, you’ll learn how to recognize stitches in lace fabric, read lace charts, line up your stitch patterns, and fix those pesky mistakes!

This class includes:

  • One 2-hour sessions (2 hours total),
  • a Pattern: Churchmouse Yarns Lace-Back Fingerless Gloves,
  • and a reference handout for everything you’ll learn!
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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:

  • 100g of Sport or DK Weight Yarn,
  • 2.75mm 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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