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  • Brioche Knitting
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    Brioche Knitting

    $20.00

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    Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018
    Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
    Instructor: Ethan Barclay-Ennew
    Registration Fee: $20. Materials not included. Bring or buy.
    Materials: DK weight yarn and corresponding 4mm needles.

    Our introductory Brioche stitch class will teach you the basics of Brioche and get you started on Brioche and other tuck style stitches. You will learn how to cast on, how to increase and decrease, the one and two colour Brioche knit and Brioche purl, and bind off options. 

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  • How to Plan your Project
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    How to Plan your Project

    $20.00

    Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
    Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
    Instructor: Ethan Barclay-Ennew
    Registration Fee: $20 with yarn purchase or $40 with stashed yarn
    Materials: Yarn and needles required for your chosen pattern

    Project planning is an essential knitting skill. This three hour seminar will prepare you to read and interpret patterns and get your project going. We will cover the essentials of tool selection, yarn substitution, and sizing for almost any knitting project. You will need to bring a pattern that you wish to knit, needles, and a measuring tape. You will be knitting a swatch during the class.

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  • Intro to Colourwork
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    Intro to Colourwork

    $45.00

    Date: Sunday, May 27 , 2018
    Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm
    Instructor: Ethan Barclay-Ennew
    Registration Fee: $45. Includes required yarn
    Materials: 3.75mm needle for preferred methods of knitting small circumferences. Required yarn is included.

    In this class we will cast on and knit a small colourwork swatch, speed swatching in the round using magic loop or double pointed needles. The class will discuss colour dominance, colour value, best yarns for different colourwork applications. Recommended for adventurous Beginner and Intermediate knitters looking to increase their skills and build to more complex sweaters. The class will cover the basics of colourwork that are applicable to all types of colourwork. Yarn is included. Skills needed: Knit stitch, Knitting in the round, Cast-on, Bind Off. 

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