Classes

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FALL 2017 CLASSES

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Visit us in store to see and sign up for our amazing FALL class lineup!

You must register in person at 88 Stitches with either cheque or cash, we cannot accept registrations over the phone. Spaces are limited so be sure to stop by soon!

Please call the shop before visiting to check availability, spaces fill up very quickly!

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Meet The Teachers

Alexa Ludeman is one half of the popular design team known as Tin Can Knits. Besides knit design, Alexa is a teacher, photographer, indie dyer, and mother to three beautiful children.

Marilyn O’Malley’s mission is to make thinking knitters: knitters who can “read” their knitting, understand it and knitters who are not afraid to question and deviate from a pattern.

Melissa Thomson is the dyer and designer behind Sweet Fiber Yarns where she combines her passion for both colour and design. She teaches her own self-published designs.

Carlys Varkony loves helping new knitters and crocheters become confident and excited about their craft. She believes that knitting and crochet are skills that never stop developing and changing, and that there is always something new to learn.

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Learn to Knit or Crochet Classes

Instructors: 88 Stitches Staff

Three Sessions Available:

Wednesday, October 11 – 6:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 1 – 6:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 6 – 6:00-8:00 pm

Learn to Knit or crochet after hours with the staff of 88 Stitches. During each session, we will help you pick out your yarn, needles or hook and get you started on your way with a simple scarf or dishcloth project. Skill Level: Absolute beginner, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and up.

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Beginner Cabled Hat

Instructor: Melissa Thomson

2 classes, maximum 6 students

Sundays, October 15 & 22 – 10:00am-12:30pm

We’ll cover knitting in the round, ribbing, and how to cable in this two part class. Jason’s Cashmere Hat features a simple cable design for extra warmth, firm ribbing to help keep its shape, and a thick, folded brim that can be adjusted to cover the ears on extra chilly days. Skill Level: confident beginner (can knit, purl, cast-on, cast-off)

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My First Knitting Project!

Instructor: Marilyn O’Malley

4 classes, maximum 4 students

Monday October 30, November 6, 13 & 20  – 7:00-9:00pm

As a new knitter, you’ve probably made several scarves or dishcloths. Now it’s time to step your knitting up to the next level!  Learn things like reading patterns and demystifying those knitting abbreviations and terminology. We will be using the free Tin Can Knits “The Simple Collection” patterns which are specifically geared towards helping new knitters gain confidence and build skills. You will be able to choose from 9 patterns which include accessories as well as two simple sweaters sized from baby to adult. Students will learn from their own project as well as from classmates’ projects. There may even be time for you to begin a second project before the class ends (pattern choice dependent and time permitting). Skill Level: Beginner (must know how to do both the knit stitch and the purl stitch)

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Project Clinics – Crochet

Instructor: Carlys Varkony

1 class per session, maximum 6 students

Two Sessions Available:

Session 1: Wednesday, October 18 – 6:00-8:00 pm

Session 2: Wednesday, November 22 – 6:00-8:00 pm

If you have a crochet work in progress that has been giving you trouble, or a brand new crochet technique or project that you want to master, then this is the class for you! We will work on building new skills together so you can master your crochet with confidence. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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Project Clinics – Knitting

Instructor: Marilyn O’Malley

1 class per session, maximum 6 students

Four sessions available:

Session 1: Friday October 13 – 7:00-9:00pm

Session 2: Friday November 10 – 7:00-9:00pm

Session 3: Friday December 1 – 7:00-9:00pm

Session 4: Friday December 8 – 7:00-9:00pm

Need help with a project? The knitting doctor is in!!  Limited time? Knitting Project Clinics are for you!! Exactly like our Pick Your Project knitting classes but without the time commitment of several weeks. This is a project-oriented class where each student works on their own project and learns from it as well as from classmates’ projects. You will see what others are asking and probably realize that you are not alone in your questions.

Skill Level: all levels welcome (can knit, purl, cast-on, cast-off)

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Tin Can Knits’ Fair Isle Yoke Class

Instructor: Alexa Ludeman of Tin Can Knits

one class, maximum 9 students

Wednesday, November 8 – 6:00-9:00 pm

Learn to design your very own Fair Isle yoke, based on Tin Can Knits’ sweater recipe!

Alexa will take you through bottom-up sweater construction and teach you how to plan and graph your own Fair Isle yoked sweater. You may swatch a hat for the Fair Isle design, and will require circular needles 3.5mm and 4mm 16” to start your swatch hat (or just 4mm needles in any length if you ONLY want to swatch). A DK weight yarn in 2 colours is also required. Pattern is provided in class. Skill Level: Intermediate

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