Closed June 24th and July 1st

Please note that we will be closed Friday, June 24th (St. Jean Baptiste Day) and Friday, July 1st (Canada Day). May the holidays bring you lots of happy knitting time 🙂


Veuillez noter que nous serons fermer vendredi le 24 juin (Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste) et vendredi le 1 juillet (Fête du Canada).  Profitez-en pour tricoter 🙂

Melissa & Lisa

Holiday Hours

To help you plan, please consult our holiday hours below.  Although we’re usually closed on Mondays, note that we will be open next Monday, December 21st.

Monday, December 21st (OPEN!)
Tuesday, December 22nd
Wednesday, December 23rd
Thursday, December 24th
Friday, December 25th
Saturday, December 26th
Sunday, December 27th
Monday, December 28th
Tuesday, December 29th
Wednesday, December 30th
Thursday, December 31st
Friday, January 1st
Saturday, January 2nd
10:30 – 5:00
10:30 – 5:00
10:30 – 5:00
10:30 – 3:00
Closed
Closed
12:00 – 4:00
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10:30 – 5:00
10:30 – 5:00
10:30 – 3:00
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10:30 – 5:00

–  Melissa

Mark your calendars: Holli Yeoh coming to Espace Tricot!

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Holli Yeoh will be visiting Espace Tricot later this month and we’re so looking forward to welcoming her! Holli is a Vancouver knitwear designer who has been self-publishing knitting patterns and teaching knitting techniques for over a decade. Holli’s designs appear regularly in books and magazines including Vogue Knitting, Noro Magazine and several of the 60 Quick series of books as well as the online magazines, Knitty.com and Twist Collective. Recently Holli collaborated with SweetGeorgia Yarns to write her first book, Tempest. She self-publishes her own line of knitting patterns at holliyeoh.com.

In addition to a Tempest Trunk Show and book signing, Holli will also be teaching a class on Modular Strip Knitting – see details below!


Tempest Trunk Show and Book Signing

Thursday, October 22nd, 7 pm to 9 pm.

Come out to meet Holli in person and ask any questions you want about Tempest or any of Holli’s patterns.

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Modular Strip Knitting Class

Friday, October 23rd, 1 pm to 4 pm ($60)

Call 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot.

Learn to knit strips that are joined together as you knit so there are no seams. Impressive colour effects are achieved by knitting with one colour at a time. We’ll discuss how this technique lends itself to growing the fabric until it’s the right size and shape and can be used in all sorts of projects like sweaters and knits for the home. We’ll take the technique one step further and create chevrons for a really impressive effect that has great stash busting potential. This workshop teaches the techniques used the Zig andZag blanket featured in 60 Quick Baby Blankets.

Skills needed: knit, purl, cast on and bind off
Level: Advanced beginner
Bring: Two or more colours of dk or worsted weight plain wool in light to medium colours, appropriately sized knitting needles and basic knitter’s toolkit.

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–  Melissa

Still some space in next week’s Finishing Class!

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


FINISHING (Bilingual Class)
Giovanna Clementi
$90 for three 2-hour sessions
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, September 16, 23, 30

knitting-instructions-25bLearn how to finish your projects professionally. Binding off, weaving in ends, seaming with mattress stitch, picking up stitches for button bands and edgings, three-needle bind-off, sewing the underarm of a project knit in the round – all of these indispensable skills will be covered in this class!

Required materials:
Two Stockinette stitch swatches, measuring about 6×6″, a tapestry needle, enough yarn to work with in main colour and contrast colour, knitting needles in two sizes – one in the size you worked up the swatches and one size smaller than that. The third evening is reserved for personal projects you would like help with.

Stephen & Steven Tour – update

Need a quick show-stopper of a gift? How about a spot in one of Stephen & Steven’s upcoming classes? Don’t forget, the Stephen and Steven Tour 2015 is coming to Espace Tricot early in the New Year.  Stephen West of Westknits and Steven Berg of StevenBe will be at Espace Tricot on February 14th and 15th and will be teaching classes and sharing their trunk shows over the course of two fun, inspiring, and creative days. Please note that there are only a handful of spaces left in the two classes on offer! The class fee is required to reserve your spot – feel free to call in and reserve by credit card – 514 486-5648.


ss_NewPerspectives_Knitting_w_S-SquaredSaturday, February 14th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm $95 + tax

Broaden your knitting horizons and change your life with Stephen West and StevenBe. This Dynamic Duo class is designed to be an amazing opportunity to have fun while learning Stephen & Steven’s favorite techniques and best tips and tricks. It will set you free from patterns as written and help you feel comfortable making your own modifications and design decisions. Experience the magic of mixology, taking a variety of yarns from different brands, weights, and fiber contents to create a magical and unique accessory or garment. Start with a base pattern from Stephen or Steven and learn different methods of creating angles and edges, adding new colors, and combining fibers in unique ways to customize the pattern and truly make it yours. You will need for class:

  1. A Stephen or Steven base pattern: Lumpy Space, Earth & Sky, Colonnade, Enchanted Mesa, Eyelet Ponchini, Tasseled Slouch & Cowl, Really Rylie, or Cropped Cardi.
  2. Minimum 3 yarns to work with, best to be a variety of weights or fiber contents. Several fine strands can be combined in this project. Yarns should be chosen prior to class so we can begin immediately. More yarns can be added during class.
  3. A variety of needle sizes will be needed so bring a good selection, even a crochet hook or two.

How it works:

  1. Each student will begin his or her project in a corner, side, center, or top.
  2. You will work on your project with guidance from Stephen and Steven for the first 20 minutes, including a presentation of their “Double Whammy: Best of Stephen & Steven’s Tips & Tricks.” You are encouraged to take good notes so you can complete your project after class.
  3. This should be a fun challenge to guide you in thinking outside the box and working creatively. This workshop will leave you comfortable with deviating from the written pattern and making your own design decisions
  4. You will be given direction and assignments to enable you to complete your project outside of class.

ss_TopDownShawl_S&S Sunday, February 15th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $95 + tax Stephen West uses his popular shawl designs to talk about shape, construction, and drape. Students will knit a small triangular swatch while topics such as cast ons, increases, bind offs, and blocking are discussed. You will also learn some of Stephen’s favourite tips and tricks! Materials Scrap yarn and needles of choice for a swatch (Aran/worsted weight recommended) Homework Familiarize yourself with Make One Left (M1L) and Make One Right (M1R) increases if you have never encountered them before.

– Melissa

Holiday Hours

To help you plan 🙂

Monday, December 22nd: 10h30 – 17h00
Tuesday, December 23rd: 10h30 – 17h00
Wednesday, December 24th: 10h30 – 16h00
Thursday, December 25th: Closed
Friday, December 26th: Closed
Saturday, December 27th: 10h30 – 17h00
Sunday, December 28th: 12h00– 16h00
Monday, December 29th: Closed
Tuesday, December 30th: 10h30 – 17h00
Wednesday, December 31st: 10h30 – 16h00
Thursday, January 1st: Closed
Friday, January 2nd: 10h30 – 17h00

– Melissa

New classes now posted

We have lots of new 3-hour technique-builder workshops on offer in April, May, and June. If you’ve wanted to enroll in some of our classes but haven’t been able to make multi-week  commitments, these may be of interest to you.

Please note, class sizes are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The class fee is required to reserve your spot – feel free to call in and reserve by credit card.

514 486-5648

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– Melissa

Still a few spots left…

in our upcoming Finishing class beginning next week Monday (April 7th). Call us to reserve your spot at 514 486-5648!

FINISHING (English Class)
Mona Schmidt
$84 for three 2-hour sessions
Mondays, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm: April 7, 14 and 28
Pre-requisites: none
Learn how to finish your project professionally. Binding off, weaving in ends, seaming with mattress stitch, picking up stitches for button bands and edgings, three-needle bind-off, sewing the underarm of a project knit in the round – all of this will be covered in this class.
Required materials: Two stockinette stitch swatches, measuring about 6×6″, tapestry needle, enough yarn to work with in main colour and contrast colour, knitting needles in two sizes – one in the size you worked up the swatches and one size smaller than that. The third evening is reserved for projects you may need help with.

– Melissa

Still a few spaces left…

in our upcoming 3-week INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET class beginning this Friday, January 24th (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm).  This class will teach you crochet terms and abbreviations, how to read a pattern, and the basic crochet stitches: slip-stitch, single crochet, half-double, double and triple crochet. You will also learn to work in squares and in the round. The 3rd class, depending on students abilities and interests, will touch either on crochet edges/borders for knitted garments or amigurumi (animals, food etc).

For more information – visit our CLASSES page here.
To register, call 514 486-5648

For inspiration, here are a few of my favourite crochet projects on Ravelry (links listed under image):

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Row 1:
Babette Blanket by Kathy Merrick (Photo credit: Interweave Crochet)
Inga’s Häkelbeutel by Inga Joana Mertens (Photo credit: roko) Free pattern!

Row 2:
Triangle Cowl by Linda Skuja (Photo credit: Eleven Handmade)
Sunshine Day Baby Afghan by Alicia Paulson (Photo credit: Alicia Paulson)

Row 3:
African Flower Hexagon by Lounette Fourie & Anita Rossouw (Photo credit: tangledYARNS) Free pattern!
Crochet Owl Hat by Sarah Zimmerman (Photo credit: Sarah Zimmerman) Free pattern!

– Melissa

Take your knitting skills to the next level…

with our BUILDING BLOCKS AFGHAN class!

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Would you like to improve your knitting skills and confidence in 2014?  We still have spots available in our upcoming Building Blocks class beginning Wednesday, January 22nd.

This course is designed to help knitters navigate through the major knitting skills, techniques and principles. Each of the 12 block patterns included in the course isolates a new skill. Knitters master each technique before moving to a more advanced concept. All of the techniques are supported with FREE online video instruction to guarantee success.  At the end of the series, you’ll be rewarded with an abundance of knitting know-how and 12 beautiful squares to assemble into a sampler afghan. Think of Building Blocks as your personal curriculum, a step-by-step plan, guiding you to better knitting.

BUILDING BLOCKS AFGHAN – INTENSIVE – (12-sessions / Bilingual Class)
Once a week for 12 weeksWednesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: January 22, 29 / February 5, 12, 19, 26 / March 55, 12, 19, 26 / April 2, 9

For more information – visit our CLASSES page here.
To register, call 514 486-5648

For inspiration, visit Ravelry to see other versions of the blanket in various colour combinations.

Here are examples from Servilia (L) and ItsBrynn (R):

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– Melissa

New class schedule now available!

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In addition to our basic introduction and technique classes,
we have a few new courses on the roster for 2014 including:

SEASONS HAT

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(Photos: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

WURM HAT

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(Photos: 52stitches)

MAIZE MITTENS (English Class)

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(Photos: Tin Can Knits)

PURL SOHO’S BIG SNOWY OWL (Bilingual Class)

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(Photos: Purl Soho)

CHILD & BABY SOPHISTICATE (Bilingual Class)

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(Photos: Linden Down)

BUILDING BLOCKS AFGHAN
(Not new but so popular we’ve added two additional 12-session courses)

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Click here for full class schedule and details!

The class fee is required to reserve your space – if you can’t make it
in to the store, feel free to call in and reserve by credit card.
Our classes fill up quickly so don’t delay.

– Melissa

Closure for inventory + summer workshops

A few announcements as we head into summer…

Closure for Inventory

Please note we will be closed for inventory on Tuesday, June 4th.

Summer Sunday Morning Workshops

Since it is difficult for people to commit to full courses in the summer months, we usually suspend our class schedule from June through August. This year, however, we’ve decided to offer a series of fun 3-hour workshops on Sunday mornings in June and July!

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Laura Nelkin Beaded Jewelery with Samantha Perrault – June 9th, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Needle Felting with Marcela Guillen – June 16th, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Needle Felting with Marcela Guillen – June 30th, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Laura Nelkin Beaded Jewelery with Samantha Perrault – July 7th, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Felted Soaps with Françoise Richard-Devereaux  July 14th, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Crochet Edgings with Françoise Richard-Devereaux  July 21st, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Cost: $42 per 3-hr workshop + supplies

Call us to register at 514-486-5648!

– Melissa

Classes at Espace Tricot – reserve your spot!

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Upcoming classes – still a few spots left:

Kids Learn to Knit – begins March 17th (runs 3 weeks)
Introduction to LaceMarch 18th (3-hour workshop)
Introduction to ColourworkMarch 25th (3-hour workshop)

NEW CLASSES – just added!

Needle-Felting – begins April 6 (runs 3 weeks)
Tricot 101 – begins April 29 (runs 3 weeks)
Tricot 101 – begins May 26 (runs 3 weeks)