Project Workshops

Driving On Cloud 9

Special Guest Instructor - Suzanne Nielson!!

One Saturday, June 23rd Noon to 3pm  $40.00*

Come and learn the techniques for Suzanne's latest design! This is a fun cowl that she's made with Jade Sapphire Hand Dyed 100% Cashmere Ombre Kits!

Pattern is included with class registration. We are doing pre-orders for the yarn kits thru May 30th. Sign up for the workshop and get 20% off your Jade Sapphire Ombre Kit.

Sunday Shawl - a Crochet Workshop!

Two Thursdays June 21st & July 5th  6-8pm  $45.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

The Sunday Shawl is a soft & snuggly shawl, perfect for nippy winter days and nights. 
Make this shawl your own by choosing a colour scheme to suit your personality or follow the colours suggested in the pattern, it’s up to you!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner - Intermediate

Materials:

  1. 5 mm crochet hook (US H)
  2. Yarn for the project must be purchased from Yarn del Sol.  DK yarn / 8 ply / 11 WPI: 4 x 50g skein (135 m/148 yds) MAIN COLOUR 6 x 50g skein (135 m/148 yds) ACCENT COLOURS. Our store sample was made in Remix Lite.
  3. Yarn needle
  4. Scissors

    Please print your pattern at home prior to coming to class.


Norwegian Fir Cardigan

Two Saturdays, June 30th and July 7th 12:30-2:30pm  $35.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

This seamless little top down cardigan is an intuitive knit, suitable for the intermediate knitter. Worked in garter stitch with a simple, effective raglan pattern which adds just enough interest when knitting. The pattern comes with schematic.

Cardigan – Sizes, Sizes, 0 – 3 months -- 3 - 6 months -- 6 - 12 months -- 12 - 18 months -- 2 - 3 years -- 4 - 5 years -- 6 - 7 years -- 8 - 9 years

Supplies: 

Yarn del Sol yarn needs to be used in the project. Our sample is made from Sublime Baby Cashmerino Silk DK

8ply yarn (Double knit, Light Worsted (#3) yarn was used for this garment 125m /137 yards per 50 gram ball 
0 – 3 months, 3 x 50 gram balls
3 - 6 months, 4 x 50 gram balls
6 - 12 months, 4 x 50 gram balls 
12 - 18 months, 5 x 50 gram balls 
2 - 3 years 6 x 50 gram balls 
4 - 5 years 7 x 50 gram balls 
6 - 7 years 7 x 50 gram balls 
8 - 9 years 8 x 50 gram balls

One pair 3.75mm (US 5 : UK 9) extra long straight needles or circulars 
One set 3.75mm (US 5 : UK 9) double pointed needles 
1 button, Stitch Markers

 

Frida's Flowers

Third Sunday of Every Month from 11am to 1pm beginning April 15th.                       $20.00 per session*

Next Class Sunday, June 17th 11am to 1pm

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Designer Jane Crowfoot was inspired by Mexican Folk Art and the colorful dresses worn by artist Frida Kahlo when designing this piece.  Your creation, combined with your own personal color inspiration, will result in a one-of-a kind treasure work of art.

Each class we will gather to explore the flower motif of the month. This amazing blanket design will be taught with carefully explained lessons and hints for the sample motif.

The student will then have a month to finish the 3-5 identical remaining pieces before the next class.  Joining of the motifs, in the proper order, will be addressed at each meeting and will result in a completed piece by the final class.

To participate, a working knowledge of basic crochet is required.  Chain stitch, single, double, and half-double crochet will be covered during classes as a reminder only. Crochet classes are offered at Yarn del Sol, so come learn or brush up your skills in the next couple of months.

The workshop is not a difficult one, however it is NOT a “learn to crochet” experience.  Lots of help will be offered on color choices, reading, and crocheting the patterns so that each student will feel secure in accomplishing the motifs in a step by step easy to follow manner.

A hands-on approach, years of experience, patience, and FUN will be the foundation for this workshop. 

*Yarn del Sol yarns need to be used in the project.

Flaum

Four Saturdays:  April 7th 12:30-3:30, April 14th 12:30-2:30, April 28th 12:30-2:30, May 5th 12:30-3:00  $85.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Knit in wonderful Berroco Summer Silk, this cropped length cardi is knit from the top down.  It is very flattering to many different women's shapes.  With a unique construction and two different ribbing patterns - it even offers pockets! An interesting knit thats fun to wear.

 

In this workshop you'll learn Fisherman's Rib, Tubular bind-off, pockets, short rows, flat knitting and circular knitting for the 3/4 length sleeves.

 

*plus pattern, Yarn del Sol yarns and materials.

 

Learn to Knit for Absolute Beginners

Three Thursdays, August 2nd, 9th and 16th 6:00-8:00pm             $65*

Instructor:  Cindy

Have you always wanted to learn to knit?  Here is your chance to learn the basics and get started on your very first project.

You'll learn all the tools and terminology, stitches and more. The class includes the Learn to Knit Companion Booklet.

*plus Yarn del Sol needles and a skein of light color Encore.

Socks Worked from the Toe Up

Three Saturdays,  June 9th, June 16th and June 23rd  12:30-2:30pm  $60.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Toe up socks are the easiest socks to knit and to memorize. In this class you will receive a simple formula to make comfortable and easy-to-wear socks that will fly off your needles. Knitters who have used my pattern in the past are still making socks with this method years later for all sizes.

In this class you'll learn left and right lifted increases (and how to remember them) a very easy toe cast-on, deciding when to start the gusset and heel, and a fun loose bind-off to make sure your socks fit.

Supplies for the class:  400 yards or more of sock weight yarn from Yarn del Sol, US1, 32" circular needle, stitch markers, scissors and tapestry needle.

*plus materials and Yarn del Sol yarn for your project.

 

Learn to Crochet For the Absolute Beginner

Three Thursdays:  June 28th, July 12th and July 19th  6-8pm  $65.00*

Instructor:  Jan Cornelius

Here's a New Years resolution to check off your list right now:  From the very first chain to reading a pattern and following crochet diagrams, get started crocheting on the right path!  As a brand new skill for wonderful fun, and to enhance knitted pieces, crochet is easy to learn and rather addicting.  There are only four or five basic and easy skills that will prepare you to tackle almost any crochet project you can imagine.

In this workshop you'll learn the easy and correct way to make all the very basic crochet stitches and how to combine them, the best way to hold your hook and yarn, tips on reading a pattern and gauge, how to understand crochet diagrams (which are the new method of writing crochet patterns), and MANY helpful tricks and hints to make you a star crocheter.

*Workshop Includes the Crochet Companion Booklet. You will need to purchase a skein of Encore and a Crochet Hook from our shop.  The right tools make the difference!

Stitch Surfer Socks

3 Saturdays:  April 7th 1:00-4:00pm, April 28th 1:00-4:00pm, May 12th 1:00-3:00pm  $70*

Instructor:  Elena Homans

Would you like to learn a new fun sock pattern?  Have you tried knitting intarsia in the round? Innovative Stitch Surfer Socks designed by Louise Robert are a real treat for the adventurous knitter. This nifty tow up pattern will allow you to combine the most unexpected colors and get a stunning result. Completing one pair will get you hooked, and undoubtedly you'll look for more yarn combinations to create more unique, gorgeous pairs of socks.  WARNING:  Stitch Surfer Socks are additive.

In this class you will learn toe up, Judy's Magic Cast On, magic loop or knitting on two circulars in the round, intarsia in the round, wrap and turn, short row heel, Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind off.

Class Prerequisites:  You'll need to know sock basics and how to knit socks toe up or top down.  This is not a beginner sock class.

 

*plus materials. Our project workshops require that Yarn del Sol yarns be used.

 

Design Your Own Pullover

Five Classes - Sunday March 4th 1-3pm, Sunday March 11th 1-3pm, Sunday April 8th  18 1-3pm, Sunday May 6th 8 1-3pm, Sunday June 10th    $100.00 *plus materials

Instructors: Martha Lyons

Tired of sweaters that don't fit?

Can't find a pattern that suits you?

Never knit a sweater?

Only knit sweaters?

This workshop is for YOU!

In this series of classes, you will learn how to:

*Make and measure a "proper" gauge swatch.

*Design a sweater using simple mathematics.

*Knit any length sleeve from the top.

*Design a neckline of your choice.

*Incorporate stitch designs into your sweater.

The possibilities are endless! You can knit a sweater for yourself or any person in your life: baby, toddler, child, and adult.  Knit a sweater in any weight yarn you want!

*plus Yarn del Sol yarns for project.

         

K1, Read Too

Book & Knit/Crochet Club

We meet the last Saturday of each month from 3-5pm. Everyone is welcome! Come to one or come to all! 

May                    

The Paris Secret, Karen Swan  We will meet Saturday, May 19th from 3-5pm this month.

 

Birthday Club

Give us your name and birth date to get a special birthday gift from Yarn del Sol!

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