Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 1162


As the Summer heats up our class selection slows down...but we will be back with a full exciting roster of classes this fall!


Students must REGISTER IN ADVANCE for classes... we keep our classes fairly small and they tend to fill quickly! We ask that class project materials be purchased at The Purple Purl. Check out all our Class Policies and Student Discount details here.

 

Beginner Knitting

 

 

Learn To Knit -- 101: The Basics

Saturdays, June 3 & 10: 12:30-2:30pm
Thursdays, June 29 & July 6; 7:00-9:00pm



This class is for the Complete and Utter Beginners! In this two session class (4 hours total) learn the knitting basics of how to cast on, knit, purl, cast off and, of course, how to decode those patterns. Never be afraid of your needles again...you will learn to make them do what you want them to!

Skills required: None at all!

 

 

 

LTK101

Cost - $69.00 *** Just bring yourself... yarn and needles are included!

Instructor: Robbie

 


 

Learn To Knit -- 102 : Taking Shape

Saturday, June 3 & 10; 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesdays, July 26 & Aug 2; 7:00-9:00pm


Attention Beginners Plus! Now that you are knitting and purling are you looking for something more adventurous... but not toooo adventurous? This class a great next step to Learn to Knit 101. Join us for a confidence building, what to do next class! In this two session class (4 hours total): step your knitting up to the next level with increasing and decreasing, and putting stitches together. Get a more in depth understanding of your stitches, decoding the patterns and how to move forward with the projects you aspire to.

Skills required: 101 Level skills needed: You are comfortable creating the knit stitch, the purl stitch and can cast on and bind off.

Cost:  $59.00

Instructor: Robbie

Please bring or buy : worsted weight, smooth yarn in a light colour & 4.5mm needles

 


 

 

Project 911

Ongoing Help Clinics

Friday Mornings : 9:30-11:30am with Jenn
Saturday Mornings : 9:30-11:30am with Robbie

Get help with your Knitting and Crochet Questions

Tackle a new project with guidance!


Got some questions? Don't need a private class, but need more than a 5 minute quick peek, these sessions are for you too.  We can help you with a particular tricky stitch, instructions or need a quick demo of sewing up or such ...   These help sessions are meant to help you along with your project as issues arise.

 

Whether you are tackling your first sweater, or are an experienced stitcher tackling a challenge, this class is a fun way to grow your skills! You will get to see what others are asking and probably learn a thing or two from their questions as well. We'll help you with yarn choices, and teach you all the skills you need to create it, from understanding the instructions and checking your gauge, to starting, finishing and putting it together.

 

The Fine Print :

  • Pre-registration is required for each of these sessions so we can ensure everyone can get personalized attention

  • We need a minimum of 3 students to run a session so give us a call to register a couple days in advance

  • This class is suitable for all levels but please note that this is not a Learn to Knit/Crochet 101 class. It is assumed you know at least the very basics.

 

Cost - $25.00 per 2 hour class
$15 per one hour
- available for the second hour only 10:30-11:30am

Reserve your space!

Class size is limited to make sure people get enough attention.

NO CLASS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES -

Fridays :
Saturday :

Project Class students receive a
10% discount for Class Project Yarn Purchases

...during class


 

 

Expand your skills

 


 

Campbell Glen Mitts

Saturday, June 17; 1:30-4:30pm

The Campbell Glen fingerless mitts take a very traditional pattern and make them modern and fun. An ideal first colourwork project, this class equips you with all the skills you need to make them, reading charts, working with multiple colours, keeping your tension even. 

Skills required: Must be comfortable knitting in the round on DPNs

 

Cost - $80.00*** Class Fee Includes yarn and pattern!
Instructor – Kate Atherley

Great 1st colourwork project

Please bring:

  • Bring 3mm and 3.25mm needles for working in the round (DPNs or long circular for magic loop)

 


 

Brioche Knitting 101

Sunday, June 4; 1:30-4:30pm

Brioche knitting uses a simple and clever technique to create beautiful fabrics – deep ribs and fascinating colourwork. It’s not hard to work Brioche, but the instructions can seem enormously challenging. It’s particularly effectively in two colours, and is an excellent way to tame a busy variegated yarn.

In this 3 hour class we will cover the skills for working brioche patterns, including reading the sometimes-complicated instructions, and fixing mistakes. You will leave with a one-of-a-kind shawl project well underway.

Circular knitting skills needed:  You are comfortable with 102 level skills and can successfully knit in the round with DPNs and circular needles.

Please bring:

  • 2 colours of fingering weight yarn: one varigated, one solid
  • 4.0mm 24 inch circular needle

Lemon (not-so) Difficult
Shawl

Cost - $49.00*** Pattern included in class fee
Instructor – Kate Atherley

 


 

Ask to reserve a copy of this book for the day of the class with a 10% discount... you will be able to get it signed too!

Homeworkplease work a swatch in the round with the yarn and needles you wish to use ...so we have your gauge information to start calculating your numbers right away!

 

Custom-Fit Socks

Saturday, June 17; 10:30-12:30pm

This is a great compendium class to Kate's book
:Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet

Liberate yourself from pattern books and ensure your socks really fit properly! Learn how to create a completely custom top-down or toe-up sock pattern – for any yarn, and any foot.  We’ll cover knee socks, and discuss special fit requirements like high arches, flat feet, skinny and not-so-skinny ankles. We’ll show you how to deal with pattern stitches like lace, cables and colourwork, and how to manage differences in gauge and fabric stretch.  You’ll leave the class with guidelines for all your sock-fitting needs.

Skills required: Knitters must have some experience with sock knitting ...at least a pair or two

 

Cost - $39.00***
Instructor –Kate Atherley

Pease Bring or Buy:

  • your yarn and needles
  • as well as your swatch as per the homework instructions

 


 

 

If you have a class request please continue to send us an email at thepurplepurl@gmail.com with "Class Request" in the subject line and we will try to accommodate your ideas and schedules. Let us know if evenings or weekends are best for you.

Thank you so much for your interest and support! We look forward to stitching with you!

 

Happy Stitching!

Jennifer & Miko

 

*** Class fees are to be paid in full at time of registration, either in person or with a credit card over the phone. Please check your schedule carefully, classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Make-up classes are not available.
All class fees are subject to HST.

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