September Sidewalk Sale

Sidewalk Sale time again!
Date:  Saturday, September 28th, 2019
Time:  10am to 4pm

Cold weather is coming soon, it’s time to stock up on yarn to knit /
crochet hats, mitts, cowls, scarves, etc… we have lots on sale at very
good prices!

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Learn to Knit – Saturday, October 26, November 2 & 9

Learn to Knit

If you have always envied people who can knit, these are the classes for you. Learn the basics of knitting – to cast on, knit, purl, fix mistakes, cast off, read patterns & weave in ends. We will knit small items that can be used later as potholders or coasters. Three classes of two hours each.


Prerequisite: None.
Cost: $70 + supplies
Location: Wool N’ Things, 1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20, Upstairs, Orleans
Dates: Saturday, October 26, November 2 & 9

Time: 1 pm3 pm
Level: Non-knitters, beginners

You will need to bring:

1 set of 5mm single pointed needles (or whatever size you have)

1 ball Aztek, Northern or similar yarn, must be purchased at Wool N’ Things

1 set of 5mm single pointed needles (or whatever size you have)

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Pen or pencil & paper

To register contact Sherry at sherry.dryden@gmail.com or call 343-999-6555

A minimum of 2 students is required to run a course. A maximum of 6 will be accepted. Course fees are non-refundable other than in the event of our having to cancel the course.

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REGISTER NOW | New Nordic Christmas Balls “The Squirrel”

Christmas is a special time for those who live in the north. Winters are dark and cold, so people spend a lot of time sitting by the warm stove with some handwork. ARNE & CARLOS have a particular weakness for that time of year. With techniques, patterns, and sources of inspiration fondly shared by the designers, ARNE & CARLOS will outright charm you! Their knitting antics are the perfect recipe for holiday décor that is colourful and festive, whatever your skill level.

Materials:

ROWAN Alpaca soft DK. 1 ball (50gr) in colour #201 simply white and 1 ball (50gr) in colour #206 deep rose.

 

Needles and Hooks:

1 set of DPNs size 3 mm

1 Crochet hook size 3 mm.

 

VERY IMPORTANT note about needles:

Choosing the right yarn and tools for any project is an essential! For those participants with little or no experience knitting with double-pointed needles, we strongly recommend bringing wooden or bamboo needles or Prym’s ergonomic needles. Please do not bring metal or carbon needles if you have never used DPNs before.

 

Other Supplies: Wool or Acrylic stuffing.

Level of knitting proficiency required: Basic knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit (no purling in this class). This project is good for inexperienced, intermediate and advanced knitters.

 

REGISTER NOW AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!!!

 

Location of Class:

Wool N’ Things Classroom

1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20 (upstairs), Orléans, ON

Date and Time of Class:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 2PM to 5pm

Class Fee:

$177.00 (includes class fee and yarn) to be paid at time of registration. No refund unless cancellation by Arne & Carlos.

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REGISTER NOW | Arne & Carlos Workshop: Intro to Traditional Scandinavian Twined Knitting

Twined Knitting (Norwegian: Tvebandstrikking Swedish: Tvåändstickning,) is a traditional knitting technique that originates from in Norway and Sweden and has existed since the 17th century. This technique is used to make thicker, warmer and more water repellent garments. Twined knitting is always knitted with two ends, even if the garment that is being knitting is of a single colour. In this class, ARNE & CARLOS will teach you the basics of twined knitting using two colours and how to create the “herringbone” pattern when knitting a hat using this special technique.

Materials:

2 balls of ROWAN Cocoon: 1 ball (100gr) in colour #801 Polar and 1 ball (100gr) in colour #813 Seascape.

Needles:

1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 6 mm

1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 6.5 mm

1 set of 5 DPNs size 6.5 mm.

Homework:

With smaller size circular needle and the colour of your choice, CO 64 sts. Join, and work around in k2, p2 ribbing for 10 rows.

Level of knitting proficiency required:

Basic knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit, purl and decrease. This project is

suitable for intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn a new

Scandinavian knitting technique.

REGISTER & PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!!!

Location of Class:

Wool N’ Things Classroom

1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20 (upstairs), Orléans, ON

Date and Time of Class:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 9AM to Noon.

Class Fee:

$177.00 (includes class fee and yarn) to be paid at time of registration. No refund unless cancellation by Arne & Carlos.

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REGISTER NOW – Arne & Carlos | An Intro to Norwegian Stranded Colourwork

Norwegian stranded colour work is all about tension. In this class, you will learn the basics of Norwegian style stranded knitting with 2 colours from expert Nordic knitters ARNE & CARLOS, who will show you the easiest and most relaxing way to hold the needles and the yarns, and teach you important techniques and tricks that will help you achieve perfect tension while keeping all of your stitches even and beautiful, in true Norwegian style! We will work with bulky yarn and thick needles and practice our colour work techniques while knitting a hat with the traditional X and O pattern, which is the easiest Norwegian pattern that you could possibly work with. Whether you are an inexperienced or experienced knitter, if you have ever wanted to learn how to knit stranded colour work as it is done in the Norway and the other Nordic countries, by master knitters who come from that part of the world, this is the class for you!

Materials:

2 balls of ROWAN Cocoon: 1 ball (100gr) in colour #801 Polar and 1 ball (100gr) in colour #813 Seascape.

Needles:

1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 6 mm

1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 6.5 mm

1 set of 5 DPNs size 6.5 mm

Homework:

With smaller size circular needle and colour #801 Polar, CO 64 sts. Join, and work around in k2, p2 ribbing for 10 rows.

Level of knitting proficiency required:

Knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit, purl and decrease. This project is suitable for intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn Norwegian stranded colour work or who want to improve on their colour work skills.

Important Note:

We will be focusing on stranded colour work techniques, so please do not expect to finish the entire hat in the class, as the hat itself may take longer than 3 hours to complete. However, ARNE & CARLOS will give you lots of tips to take home with you, so you can finish later.

REGISTER & PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE!!

Location of Class:

Wool N’ Things Classroom

1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20 (upstairs), Orléans, ON

Date and Time of Class:

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 2PM to 5pm

Class Fee:

$177.00 (includes class fee and yarn) to be paid at time of registration. No refund unless cancellation by Arne & Carlos.

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