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2017 Spring Class Schedule

Pre-registration is required for all classes: Call 705-740-0667, email info@needlesinthehay.ca, or visit us in store.

Absolute Beginner

Date: June 1 & June 8
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Registration Fee: $60. Materials included

Never touched a knitting needle in your life? This class is for you. We’ll start at the very beginning with an easy cast-on, and get you started with the knit stitch for a “garter stitch” mug cozy. Take your knitting with you for a week and when you return we’ll bind off the cozies and cover a few more basics like the purl stitch and how to read yarn labels and patterns. All materials provided.

Intro to Socks

Date: May 31st
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Registration Fee: $20. Materials not included. Bring or buy.

An introduction to sock knitting for advanced beginners. Understanding of the knit and purl stitches, basic decreases, casting on and binding off, and knitting in the round recommended. This class will focus on how to turn a heel, as well as understanding sock patterns. 100g of sock yarn and corresponding double-pointed needles required.

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