Winter Class Schedule now posted!

We’ve just posted our Winter class schedule and there is something for everyone on offer in 2019!  We have project classes with patterns from Isabell Kraemer, Andrea Mowry, Karen Templer, Dianna Walla, Skeindeer Knits, Tracie Millar, Stephen West, Jennifer Steingass, and many more as well as general knowledge and technique classes such as unravelling Ravelry, seaming, sweater structure, and Fish Lips Kiss Heels. And, of course, we’re always here to get new knitters started with Knitting 101 and 102 and our Kids Learn to Knit classes. Courses get underway on January 8th!

 

CROCHETED BASKET WORKSHOP

CROCHETED BASKET WORKSHOP (Bilingual)
Amalia Siontas & Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$75 (yarn, pattern, crochet hook included)

Friday, May 11, 6 pm to 9 pm

Come join Amalia and Francoise for this fun evening workshop and learn to crochet these versatile little baskets from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas! From yarn bowl, to jewelry holder, to catch-all, these charming baskets are addictive to make – you won’t be able to stop at just one! You might even finish a basket in time for Mothers’ Day! The class includes all necessary supplies to make at least two baskets. Maximum 12 participants. No knowledge of crochet necessary, absolute beginners welcome!

Please feel free to call in and reserve your spot by credit card – (514) 486-5648.


ATELIER DE PANIERS AU CROCHET  (Bilingue)
Amalia Siontas et Françoise Richard-Devereaux
Coût: 75$ (fil, patron et crochet sont inclus)
Vendredi 11 mai de 18h00 à 21h00

Venez vous joindre à nous pour une soirée amusante passée à faire des paniers au crochet. Grands ou petits, ces paniers versatiles peuvent abriter votre laine, vos bijoux, vos accessoires, attention vous pourriez en devenir accro et vous n’allez certainement pas vous arrêter après un J. Vous pourriez même en finir un pour la fête des mères! Ce cours comprend tout le matériel nécessaire pour faire au moins deux paniers. Le patron est en anglais, mais les explications seront aussi données en français. Maximum 12 participants. Pas de connaissances du crochet nécessaire, les débutants sont les bienvenus.

N’hésitez pas à nous téléphoner pour la réserver par carte de crédit – (514) 486-5648.

Pattern sneak peek / Upcoming Class!

Espace Tricot has a new linen laceweight shawl pattern in the works! We’re just adding the final touches and having it translated before we share it with the world. Jocelyn Malric, the designer, will be teaching a class focused on this beauty beginning June 6th.  See her course description below.

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Call us at 514-486-5648 to register if you’re interested in joining in!


PETIT LIN SHAWL (Bilingual Class)
Jocelyne Malric
$96
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30, June 6, 13, 20

I designed this light and airy shawl especially for Espace Tricot and their new exclusive line of lace weight linen yarn. The design of the shawl is a fun introduction to lace knitting and features a creative construction and binding off of two similar triangles. It can be done in one or two colors. The sizing is easily adjustable to accommodate yardages from 1200 yds to 2000 yds. Required materials: pattern (free), solid color lace weight linen yarn (2 skeins of 600 yds each), 3mm (24” or 32”) circular needles. Pre-requisites: cast on, knit, purl. You should be an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter to be comfortable in this class.

Weaving Workshop: A perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Sunday is Mother’s Day and the wonderful Natasha Castonguay will be giving a weaving workshop for beginners at the store. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for the creative mama in your life, there are still 3 spots left! Call 514-486-5648 to register.

Please note, this class will be conducted mainly in French but weaving is so visual it will be easy enough to follow-along even if you don’t speak it.

🙂

– Melissa

May Classes

Still a few spots left in these upcoming classes happening this month.
Call 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot! 🙂


ATELIER DE TISSAGE (Classe français)
Natacha Castonguay
$115
Dimanche 14 Mai de 9h00 à 13h00

Venez apprendre à réaliser vos propres petits tissages sur cadre et repartez avec tout le nécessaire pour en réaliser d’autres à la maison. Durant le cours d’une durée de quatre heures, vous apprendrez les techniques de base du tissage sur cadre (tissage à plat, ligne droite, ligne diagonale, franges, tresse et finition simple).

Tout le matériel requis est fourni pour la réalisation de 2 tissages:

  • cadre à tisser de 8″ x 10 ” / 20cm x 25.5cm
  • 2 goujons
  • 2 aiguilles
  • environ 100g de fibres diverses (coton, laine, mèche de merinos, soie, jersey, fibres vintage, alpaga, acrylique)
  • fil résistant (nylon robuste ou coton mercerie pour monter la trame de votre tissage)
    bâtonnet et fourchette de bois

* Comme le cours est d’une durée de quatre heures, il est conseillé d’amener avec vous collation & boisson.


CULLUM (Bilingual Class)
Sasha Hyre
$96
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30, May 15, 22, 29

Learn to knit this light and breezy linen top for the spring/summer season. This tee is worked in the round. You will learn short row shaping and a simple elegant lace pattern as special techniques. Prerequisites: advanced intermediate. Required materials: Pattern (paid pattern available on Ravelry), Sport weight yarn in the quantity required to knit the size desired (840 yds – 1500yds), 16” and 32” circular needles in 3.5mm or the needle size required to achieve gauge, stitch markers and holders.


HAUSER – CROCHET BAG (English class)
Allie Vatcher
$96
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm, May 21, 28, June 4


SUMMER COMMITMENT BAG (Bilingual Class)
Catherine Harvey
$96
Tuesdays, 6pm – 8pm, May 23, 30, June 6

This bag is big sister to our “Summer Fling” bag pattern. Knit with Kilim, a bulky jute yarn perfect for summer accessories, the Summer Commitment bag will accompany you for a day at the beach or at the park! Various techniques make this project a great learning experience: picking up stitches, knitting in the round and grafting with Kitchener Stitch. Required materials: pattern (free, to be published by Espace Tricot), Filatura di Crosa, Kilim (5 skeins, 2 of one colour for the bottom and 3 of another colour for the top), 5.5 and 6 mm 24-inch circular needles, stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn, tape measure. Pre-requisites: cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off.

April Classes!

Here are some classes we have coming up this month that still have available spaces!
Call 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot 🙂


WORKSHOP: SEAMING (Bilingual Class)
Giovanna Clementi
$48
Wednesday, April 12 from 6 pm – 9 pm

Learn how to sew perfect seams in stockinette, garter and in ribbing. Students may bring completed projects waiting to be sewn up as well as samples. Required materials: 2 small samples (2” by 3”) of each of the stitches mentioned; tapestry needle; extra yarn (same as samples).


BLUE SAND CARDIGAN (Bilingual Class)
Sasha Hyre
$96
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30, April 19, 26, May 3

Learn to knit the gorgeous BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie – it will surely become your go-to sweater. You might love it so much you’ll want to knit it twice with the option to choose between two different yoke constructions. This sweater is knit top-down and features some short row shaping.  Prerequisites: Intermediate. Required materials: pattern, DK weight yarn in 3 colours in the quantity required to knit the size desired, main colour (852-1347 yds), contrast colour #1 (175-277yds), contrast colour #2 (259-409 yds), 3.5mm, 4mm and 4.5mm 32” circular needles or needle sizes required to achieve gauge, stitch markers and holders, and a 2mm crochet hook.


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual Class)
Allie Vatcher
$96
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm, April 23, 30, and May 7

Join us for this 3-week learn to knit class and we will have you knitting and purling in no time! Tricot 101 will introduce you to the basic techniques of knitting (knit, purl, cast on, bind off) and explain the fundamentals of knitting theory and terminology. By the end of the course you will have all you need to begin your first project! Prerequisites: none


PEBBLE BEACH (Bilingual Class)
Francoise Richard-Devereaux
$96
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8pm,  April 25, May 2, 9

Come knit Helen Stewart’s beautiful Pebble Beach shawl with us! Depending on the yarn used, this can be a nice airy summer shawl or a warmer one for the winter. You will be introduced to basic lace knitting, which is written out row by row. Prerequisites: CO, knit, purl, BO. Required materials: pattern, lace or fingering weight yarn (437 to 800 yards depending on the size shawl you would like to knit), 4mm circular needles, darning needle.


–  Melissa

Re-cap: Dyeing workshop with Julie Asselin

Guest post by our lovely Naomi who participated in yesterday’s workshop with Julie Asselin.

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(Lisa and Julie at the “meet & greet” before the workshop 🙂  )

Independent yarn dyer Julie Asselin is clearly as passionate about her work as she is about sharing it!  Her workshop at Espace Tricot yesterday covered every step of dyeing fibre and yarn, from choosing the base fibre, to the chemical processes involved, through to the finished product. Her approach to teaching others is deeply personal.  After insisting everyone pick their single favourite yarn from around the store, she asked us why we liked the particular colour and yarn, and walked us through the dyeing process behind each skein.  From Hedgehog Fibres’ vibrant speckles, to self-striping yarns and Anzula’s delicate tonals, each of us found a better understanding of the logic behind the process.

Dyeing yarn with Julie is a journey not only through the steps of soaking, dyeing, and rinsing the yarn, but also through a world of colour.  Dyeing yarn involves a certain amount of waiting around, and Julie filled these inevitable pauses with advice on colour theory, practical procedures, the place of yarn dyeing within a wider context of production and consumption, and many more fascinating topics.

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Julie’s husband and collaborator Jean-François was also an indispensable part of the process, taking care of the fixing and rinsing while we played around with colours and application techniques. Setting up a microwave between the mohair and the worsted yarn sections in the store was a DIY approach that fully met our requirements!

But of course, the most memorable part for many was the dyeing process itself. In addition to liquid dyes, Julie and Jean-François brought sponges, pipettes, toothbrushes, and every imaginable tool to make our dream yarns a reality.  While her first warning was, don’t expect the end product to look exactly as you picture your ideal result, every one of us left completely satisfied with our work, and eager to try it at home. We can’t wait to see the finished projects from our first dyeing class!

–  Naomi

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Thank you again, Julie and Jean-Francois, for bringing your warm and joyful energy to the store!

–  Melissa & Lisa

Some fun classes are happening at the beginning of February. Have you signed up?

Call us at 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot.  🙂


POP BLANKET (Bilingual Class)
Amalia Siontas
$96
Sundays, 5 pm – 7 pm, February 5, 12 and 19

(Photo: Tin Can Knits)

The Pop Blanket by Tin Can Knits is a pop of fun inspired by American art from the 60’s. Make the full blanket or a smaller number of squares to create a pillow. The striking effect of this blanket is achieved through the pairing of bright self-striping yarn and a solid coloured background, much like a canvas. Prerequisites: Beginner (CO, knit, purl, BO). Required materials: Aran weight yarn in self-striping (e.g. Noro Silk Garden or Taiyo) and solid colourways of your choice,  5.5 mm double-pointed or size needed to achieve gauge.


ATERLIER DE MACRAME (Classe français)
Karèle Bellavance de Boho Montréal
$115
Lundi 6 Février de 18h00 à 21h00

NIVEAU: Débutant. Ouvert aux intermédiaires et avancés également. Nous serons sur place pour vous donner des trucs et astuces alors n’hésitez pas à nous poser vos questions! L’histoire du macramé, une courte bio sur Boho Montréal et quelques trucs et astuces seront présentés en introduction. Le tout suivi de 3 heures d’atelier sur les bases du macramé.  (noeuds de montage, noeuds plats, demi noeuds plat, demi clef en vertical horizontal et diagonale. Vous serez capable de réaliser un macramé à la fin de la l’atelier!

Vous repartirez chez vous avec un kit comprenant // une bobine de corde de 200 pieds, une pièce murale réalisée lors de l’atelier, un goujon de bois, un document de référence illustré vous sera également remis sur les lieux (techniques de bases, 20 pages).

New Year, New Skills!

There are still a few spaces available in the following upcoming classes.
Call us a 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot!


PEACOCK DRESS (Bilingual Class)
Jocelyne Malric
$96
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm, January 15, 22, and 29

The Peacock Dress by Pernille Larsen is a lovely lace dress knitted in the round from the bottom up. The sleeves are knitted in the round in stockinette stitch, and are joined to the lacy skirt at the underarm. Pattern sizes range from 6-9 months to 6 years old. In this class you will learn how to knit a lace pattern, to read a lace chart, how to use a lifeline and also, how to knit the sleeves using the magic loop method. Required materials:  Pattern (available on Ravelry),  circular needle sizes 2.75 or 3 mm or size to obtain gauge, 458 m to 1400 m of fingering weight yarn depending on size of garment chosen, stitch holders, stitch markers, 3mm crochet hook, darning needle and 1 button. Prerequisites: knit, purl, yo, ssk, k2tog, k3tog, (advanced beginners / intermediate knitters will be most comfortable in this class).


TRICOT 101 (English Class)
Chloe Gallagher-Smylie
$96
Sundays, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, January 15, 22, and 29

Join us for this 3-week learn to knit class and we will have you knitting and purling in no time! Tricot 101 will introduce you to the basic techniques of knitting (knit, purl, cast on, bind off) and explain the fundamentals of knitting theory and terminology. By the end of the course you will have all you need to begin your first project! Prerequisites: none


ANTLER MITTENS (Bilingual Class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$96
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, January 17, 24, and 31

The Antler Mittens (in toddler to adult sizes) are knit with chunky yarn and are a fun, quick introduction to cable knitting. You will learn to use either double pointed needles or the magic loop method, how to read a chart, and how to knit cables. Prerequisites: CO, knit, purl, BO (comfortable beginner knitter). Required materials: pattern by tincanknits; chunky yarn in the quantity necessary for the chosen size; size 4mm and 5mm needles or size to get gauge (either double pointed or long circular); cable needle; darning needle.

Still a few spots left in upcoming classes and workshops…

Don’t miss your chance! Call us at 514-486-5648 to reserve a spot  🙂


INTRODUCTION TO SPINNING (Bilingual Class)
Amalia Siontas
$96
Sundays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, November 13, 20, 27

Spinning is the ancient textile art where fiber is turned into yarn – something every knitter or weaver can never have enough of! In this course, you’ll be learning to spin your very own yarn using a drop spindle. We will cover how to draft, spin, and wind your yarn, as well as various plying techniques and how to finish (set) it. You will also be learning about choosing and working with different kinds of fiber, and the various types of drop spindles available. Required materials: 1/2 pound of corriedale fiber (or another similar long-stapled wool) and a drop spindle weighing around 1.5 ounces or less. Pre-requisites: none


KIDS LEARN TO KNIT (Bilingual Class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$96
Sundays, 4 pm – 6 pm, November 20, 27 and December 4

Let your child discover a love and passion for knitting. Children are introduced to the basics. Two types of simple and fun finger knitting techniques will be taught in the beginning to get your child accustumed to working with yarn. Then, creative methods are used to teach your child how to knit with needles and to remember how to knit once they go home. Once the child has learned the knit stitch and purl stitch, they will be ready to begin small projects. Pre-requisites: Ages 8+


WORKSHOP: FIXING MISTAKES (Bilingual Class)
$48
Tuesday, 6 pm – 9 pm, November 15

You’re pretty confident with your knitting but making a mistake still throws you for a loop? We will have a look at common mistakes, like twisted and dropped stitches, extra yarn-overs, unwanted increaes and decreases…and whatever else comes up! I will demonstrate how to fix the before mentioned. Required materials: Any of your knitting, with or without mistakes, to practice on, together with a crochet hook, spare needles (double-pointed or circulars), possibly a stitch holder. Pre-requisites: cast on, knit, purl


EXPLORATION STATION (Bilingual Class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$128
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm November 22, 29, December 6, 13

The Exploration Station by Stephen West is a fun and beautiful shawl pattern that allows you to play with colours and stitches and learn basic colourwork, short rows, brioche stitch and brioche increases, chevron and i-cord bind off. With this project, just as you begin to get bored with your knitting, everything changes and your interest is renewed once again. Required materials: Pattern, Fingering weight yarn in four colours (quantities indicated in pattern), 4mm 40”circular needle (or needle size to get gauge). Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate knitter.


WORKSHOP: TOE-UP SOCKS, SHORT-ROW TOE AND HEEL (English Class)
Colette van Haaren
$48
Sunday, 9 am – 12 pm, December 4

Short rows are used for many things, sock heels among them. But you can also use the technique to knit a toe. In this workshop you will knit a partial mini sock from the toe up (toe-foot-heel). Techniques include: a temporary cast on, picking up stitches, short-rows, and Magic Loop knitting in the round.
Required materials: small amount of leftover yarn and circular needles with a flexible cable. To better see what you are doing, use larger needles (5mm+) and corresponding yarn. Prerequisite:  long-tail cast on and knitting in the round.

Register now for our next Atelier Tissage / Weaving Workshop!

The very lovely and extremely talented Natacha Castonguay (Nanoukiko & Triko) taught our first beginners weaving workshop at the store last Sunday and it was a warm, educational, and creative experience for all involved.  Participants left with a solid foundation in frame weaving and appreciated Natacha’s patient and generous teaching style (see photos from workshop at end of post!).  If you are interested in trying your hand at this beautiful craft, please note that we’ve already scheduled a second beginner’s workshop for December 11th and have two more in the works for the new year!

Please note that while this workshop will be conducted in French, since weaving is very visual, we are confident that non-French speakers will be able to participate without too much trouble🙂

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ATELIER D’INITIATION AU TISSAGE

(pour débutant(e)s , aucune expérience requise)

Le dimanche 11 décembre de 9h00 à 13h00*
$115.00

Venez apprendre à réaliser vos propres petits tissages sur cadre  et repartez avec tout le nécessaire pour en réaliser d’autres à la maison.

Durant le cours d’une durée de quatre heures, vous apprendrez les techniques de base du tissage sur cadre (tissage à plat, ligne droite, ligne diagonale, franges, tresse et finition simple).

Tout le matériel requis est fourni pour la réalisation de 2 tissages:

  • cadre à tisser de 8″ x 10 ” / 20cm x 25.5cm
  • 2 goujons
  • 2 aiguilles
  • environ 100g de fibres diverses (coton, laine, mèche de merinos, soie, jersey, fibres vintage, alpaga, acrylique)
  • fil résistant (nylon robuste ou coton mercerie pour monter la trame de votre tissage)
    bâtonnet et fourchette de bois

* Comme le cours est d’une durée de quatre heures, il est conseillé d’amener avec vous collation & boisson.

Seulement 10 places disponibles. N’hésitez pas à nous téléphoner pour la réserver par carte de crédit – (514) 486-5648.


WEAVING 101

Sunday, December 11th, 9:00am – 1:00pm
$115.00

Join us to create your own small weaving and leave this workshop with another weaving kit to make a second creation at home.

Over the course of this four hour workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of frame weaving (flat weaving, straight line, diagonal line, fringes, braids, and simple finish).

All of the materials necessary to create two weaving projects will be provided:

  • A frame loom (8 “x 10” / 20cm x 25.5cm)
  • Two wood pins
  • 2 tapestry needles
  • Approximately 100g of mixed fibers (cotton, wool, merino roving, silk, jersey, vintage fiber, alpaca, acrylic)
  • Strong yarn / string (sturdy nylon or cotton to warp the frame)
  • Weaving stick and wooden fork

* As the course lasts four hours, you may want to bring along a snack and a drink.

Only 10 spots available. Call us at 514-486-5648 to reserve your space!


Photos from last Sunday’s workshop!

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–  Melissa

A few spots left in these upcoming classes…

There are still some spaces in these upcoming classes this month.  Courses are always a great opportunity to learn new techniques and meet other knitters in the community! Call us at 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot. 🙂


WORKSHOP: CONTINENTAL KNITTING (Bilingual Class)
$48
Monday, 6 pm – 9 pm, October 24

Continental knitting has many advantages – learn what this style of knitting is all about and how to get started. This workshop includes an orientation to continental knitting, guided assistance, and tips and tricks for practicing. Required materials: Knitting needles and yarn of your choice. Prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl.


SWAY SHAWL (Bilingual Class)
Jocelyne Malric
$96
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, October 25, November 1, 8

Sway by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne is a simple stole with just the right amount of lace to give a delicate touch. It’s knitted in one piece, entirely flat. Some regularly placed short rows create a beautiful and elegant curve. In this class you will learn how to create bobbles as well as twisted stitches with or without a cable needle.  You will also learn basic short row techniques, how to read a lace chart, how to use a lifeline and how to knit a lace pattern. Required materials: pattern, 860 m of fingering weight yarn, 4.0 mm needles or size to obtain gauge, Stitch markers, cable needle, darning needle. Pre-requisites: knit, purl, yo, ssk, k2tog (you should be an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter to be comfortable in this class).

October is a great month to take a class!

There are still some spaces in a few upcoming classes this month.  Why not treat yourself to sharing and learning with others while taking  your knitting to the next level? Call us at 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot. 🙂


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual Class)
Catherine Harvey
$96
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, October 5, 12, 19

Join us for this 3-week learn to knit class and we will have you knitting and purling in no time! Tricot 101 will introduce you to the basic techniques of knitting (knit, purl, cast on, bind off) and explain the fundamentals of knitting theory and terminology. By the end of the course you will have all you need to begin your first project! Prerequisites: none


INSPIRA COWL (Bilingual Class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
96 $
Sundays, 5 pm – 7 pm, October 23, 30, November 6

The Inspira Cowl by graphica is knit in the round in a two-coloured corrugated rib. For inspiration, take a peek at the colour combinations on Ravelry. Required materials: Worsted weight yarn – 190 yds / 175 m (main colour) & 150 yds / 135 m (contrasting colour); 5 mm, 5.5 mm or 6 mm circular needle (24” or 60 cm) depending on your tension; interlocking stitch markers. Pre-requisites: knitting in the round on circular needles, cast on, knit, purl


WORKSHOP: CONTINENTAL KNITTING (Bilingual Class)
$48
Monday, 6 pm – 9 pm, October 24

Continental knitting has many advantages – learn what this style of knitting is all about and how to get started. This workshop includes an orientation to continental knitting, guided assistance, and tips and tricks for practicing. Required materials: Knitting needles and yarn of your choice. Prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl.


SWAY SHAWL (Bilingual Class)
Jocelyne Malric
$96
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, October 25, November 1, 8

Sway by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne is a simple stole with just the right amount of lace to give a delicate touch. It’s knitted in one piece, entirely flat. Some regularly placed short rows create a beautiful and elegant curve. In this class you will learn how to create bobbles as well as twisted stitches with or without a cable needle.  You will also learn basic short row techniques, how to read a lace chart, how to use a lifeline and how to knit a lace pattern. Required materials: pattern, 860 m of fingering weight yarn, 4.0 mm needles or size to obtain gauge, Stitch markers, cable needle, darning needle. Pre-requisites: knit, purl, yo, ssk, k2tog (you should be an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter to be comfortable in this class).

Don’t miss these great classes!

There are still a few spots left in the following courses which get started next Wednesday and Sunday, respectively. Call 514-486-5648 to register.


SHIP TO SHORE (Bilingual Class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$90 for three 2-hour sessions
Wednesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, June 1, 8, 15

This crisp, asymmetrical summer shawl made made with linen is a perfect way to foray into lace knitting. The different stitch patterns will keep you interested all along. You can knit the regular version with just one skein of Shibui Linen or a larger version like the one pictured above with three skeins of Quince & Co. SparrowRequired materials: the pattern, at least 246 yards of linen yarn (or alternative yarn of your choice), 5.5 mm / US 9 circular needles or needle size required to obtain gauge. Prerequisites: CO, knit, purl, BO


ON THE BEACH (Bilingual Class)
Amalia Siontas
$90 for three 2-hour sessions
Sundays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, June 5, 12, 19 

On The Beach by Isabell Kraemer is the perfect summer top for walking on the sand or in the city. Simple, fun, and seamless, this is one of our favourite warm-weather knits. Prerequisites: beginner to intermediate. Required materials: pattern, yarn to complete the pattern (Shibui linen), 4.5 mm and 5 mm needles.


Finished samples of both of these projects are available for viewing in store 🙂

– Melissa

Spring course schedule – now posted!

We’re offering classes for some of our favourite patterns beginning in May. In addition to a basic introduction to knitting course, we’ve got blanket, shawl, bag, summer sweater, and tank classes. Even a felted oven mitt course!

Call 514-486-5648 to register!


CHEVRON BABY BLANKET (English class)
Chloe Gallagher-Smylie
$90 for three 2-hour sessions
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, May 10, 17, 24

Come join us and knit this modern and cheerful baby blanket by Espace Tricot. This is a simple pattern, ideal for a first blanket experience. You’ll learn how to create the chevron look (zigzag pattern) by using different types of increases and decreases. Personalize the blanket by choosing the yarn and colours you love. Size can easily be increased. Prerequisites: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off. Required Materials: 1 skein each of 5 colours of Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton or worsted / aran weight yarn of your choice, 5.5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.


SUMMER FLING (Bilingual Class)
Amalia Siontas
$90 for three 2-hour sessions
Sundays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, May 15, 22, 29

The ideal little accessory for any summer outing, the Summer Fling bag is the perfect size to carry any warm weather staple – a bathing suit, a book, sunglasses and a knitting project. In this workshop you will learn how to do provisional cast-ons, picking up stitches, and grafting. Prerequisites: intermediate. Required materials: yarn for project, knitting needles, 3.5mm or 4mm crochet hook.


FELTED OVEN MITTS (English Class)
Chloe Gallagher-Smylie
$90 for three 2-hour sessions
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, May 31, June 7, 14

Make your kitchen cozier with these quick, simple, customizable oven mitts from Purl Soho! You can knit the sweet simple version, or add stripes and patterns of colour as you like. This is a great project for expanding your knitting skills and learning how to felt – quick and satisfying! A perfect gift for the baker in your life. Required materials: You will need 150 yards of non-superwash chunky yarn, 9.0 mm needles and access to a washing machine. Rowan Cocoon, Cascade Eco Wool, Malabrigo Rasta, and Manos del Uruguay Maxima are some examples of great felting yarn! Prerequisites: Advanced beginner


SHIP TO SHORE (Bilingual Class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$90 for three 2-hour sessions
Wednesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, June 1, 8, 15

This crisp, asymmetrical summer shawl made made with linen is a perfect way to foray into lace knitting. The different patterns keep you interested in your knitting all along. You can knit the regular version with just one skein of Shibui Linen or a larger version like the one pictured above with three skeins of Quince & Co. SparrowRequired materials: the pattern, at least 246 yards of linen yarn (or alternative yarn of your choice), 5.5 mm / US 9 circular needles or needle size required to obtain gauge. Prerequisites: CO, knit, purl, BO


ON THE BEACH (Bilingual Class)
Amalia Siontas
$90 for three 2-hour sessions
Sundays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, June 5, 12, 19

On The Beach by Isabell Kraemer is the perfect summer top for walking on the sand or in the city. Simple, fun, and seamless. Prerequisites: beginner to intermediate. Required materials: pattern, yarn to complete the pattern (Shibui linen), 4.5 mm and 5 mm needles.


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual Class)
Chloe Gallagher-Smylie
$90 for three 2-hour sessions
Mondays, 6 pm – 8 pm, June 6, 13, 20

Join us for this 3-week learn to knit class and we will have you knitting and purling in no time! Tricot 101 will introduce you to the basic techniques of knitting (knit, purl, cast on, bind off) and explain the fundamentals of knitting theory and terminology. By the end of the course you will have all you need to begin your first project! Prerequisites: none


OMBRE TANK (Bilingual Class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$90 for three 2-hour sessions
Wednesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, June 29, July 6, 13

In this class you will learn the basics of knitting a top to create the Ombré Tank by Espace tricot. The skills you will acquire in this class range from knitting in the round, putting stitches on hold, seaming, knitting with more then one strand at a time and much more.Prerequisites: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off. Required materials: Required yardage of Habu Tsumugi Silk yarn to complete the pattern in your size, set of 24″, 4.5 mm needles, darning needle.

Just added to class schedule…

We’ve just added a great new cowl workshop and a gorgeous sweater class to our Winter course schedule. Both of these patterns are knit with the newly arrived Funky Chunky yarn from The Third Piece.

If your wardrobe is begging for some statement pieces, call us at 514-486-5648 to register. 🙂


WORKSHOP: BOWERY COWL (Bilingual Class)
Samantha Perrault

$45 for one 3-hour session
Tuesday, 6 pm – 9 pm, March 8

This cowl has had everyone in the store stopping to try it on, not only does the cowl look great but it’s a fun knit as well! Join us in learning new techniques to make this great statement piece. In this workshop you will master all the steps needed to complete the project. Required materials: 2 balls of Funky Chunky yarn, needles required to meet gauge, pattern. Pre-requisite: Advanced beginner.


CARINA SWEATER (Bilingual Class)
Samantha Perrault

$60 for two 2-hour sessions
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, March 15, 22


This fun quick knit is a great transitional project as we approach the end of winter. In this two week class you will learn how to knit all the pieces for this sweater and how to seam it together. Perfect for anyone who has always wanted to tackle a sweater or is looking for an instant-gratification project! Required materials: 4 balls of Funky Chunky yarn, needles required to meet gauge, pattern. Pre-requisite: Advanced beginner.

–  Melissa

Still space in these classes beginning this week!

Call 514-486-5648 to register!


BAS (Classe en français)

Fabienne Scheed
$90 for three 2-hour sessions
Samedi, 9h à 11h, les 17, 24, 31 octobre

Bas

Curriculum : tricot en rond sur aiguilles à double-pointe, techniques de tournure de talon (français, hollandais et ‘auto’), techniques de pointe de pied (pointe, spirale, arrondie, auto), finition (mise en forme / bloquage). Matériel requis : aiguille à double-pointe, laine, anneaux marqueurs, calepin de notes Prérequis : montage, mailles à l’endroit, mailles à l’envers, diminution, augmentation


TRICOT 102 (Bilingual Class)

Françoise Richard-Devereaux
90 $ pour trois séances de 2 heures / $90 for three 2-hour sessions
Lundi, 13h à 15h, les 19, 26 octobre et le 2 novembre / Mondays, 1 pm – 3 pm, October 19, 26, November 2

Dans ce cours, je vous présenterai différentes façons de tricoter et vous donnerai des petits trucs utilisés par les experts. Nous couvrirons : des méthodes variées pour faire les augmentations, les diminutions, pour monter et fermer les mailles; comment faire des boutonnières, reprendre des mailles, tricoter en rond, et plus encore. Matériel requis : Fil de votre choix (couleur de base et au moins une couleur contrastante), aiguilles à tricoter (aiguilles à double-pointe ou circulaire, et une paire d’aiguilles régulières), un crochet, une aiguille à tapisserie, des anneaux marqueurs et un calepin de notes. Prérequis : Tricot 101 / ou savoir tricoter

In this class you will be introduced to various knitting techniques and provided with tips and tricks used by advanced knitters including different methods of increasing, decreasing, casting on, and binding off; buttonholes; picking up dropped stiches; working in the round, and much more. Required materials: Yarn of your choice (main color and at least one contrasting color), needles (dpns or circular, and one pair of regular needles), a crochet hook, a tapestry needle, a few stitch markers and a note pad. Prerequisites: Tricot 101 / or you’re an advanced beginner


UNDER COVER OF MIDNIGHT COWL (Bilingual Class)

Samantha Perrault
90 $ pour trois séances de 2 heures / $90 for three 2-hour sessions
Lundi, 18h à 20h, les 19, 29 octobre et le 2 novembre / Mondays, 6 pm – 8 pm, October 19, 26, November 2

Under Cover of Midnight Cowl

Maitrisez les aiguilles rondes et les câbles pendant que vous apprenez comment tricoter le magnifique snood de Julie TurjomanUnder the Cover of Midnight Cowl. C’est assez profond pour porter autour du cou et monter sur la tête pour plus de chaleur. Façon idéal pour ce préparer pour les vents d`hiver. Matériel requis : 400 m de laine chunky et les aiguilles nécessaires pour obtenir l’échantillon du patron. Prérequis : Monter les mailles, maille à l’endroit et à l’envers.

Master working in-the-round and cables as you learn how to knit Julie Turjoman’s gorgeous Under Cover of Midnight Hooded Cowl. It’s deep enough to wear around the neck and pulled up over the head for extra warmth. A perfect way to prepare for the howling winds of winter.Required materials: 400 m of of chunky weight yarn and needles required to obtain gauge. Prerequisites: Cast on, knit & purl