Cafe. Yarn. Friends

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





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

    Wednesdays, March 7 & 14; 7:00-9:00pm FULL
    Saturdays, Mar 24 & 31; 9:30-11:30amFULL
    Wednesdays, April 4 & 11; 7:00-9:00pm
    Saturdays, Arpil 14 & 21; 9:30-11:30am

    This class is for the Complete and Utter Beginners! In this extensive beginner class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of knitting!

    Topics covered include starting a piece of knitting by casting on stitches, the basic knit stitch, the purl stitch, creating texture through mixing the two stitches, and how to end your knitting by binding off stitches. You’ll also learn how to follow a basic knitting pattern.

    This class includes:

    • Two 2-hour sessions (4 hours total),
    • a Pattern, Needles & Worsted weight yarn to get you started,

    Skills required: None at all!


    Cost - $75.00

    *** Just bring yourself... everything you need to get started is included!

    Instructor: Jennifer or Annie



    Learn To Knit -- 102 : Taking Shape

    Wednesdays, May 2 & 9; 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.

    This class includes:

    • Two 2-hour sessions (4 hours total),
    • a Pattern

    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

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

    Instructor: Jennifer or Annie



    Learn to Knit in Round -

    Knit a Hat or Handwarmers
    Thursday, March 22; 7:00-9:00pm

    Hats? Mitts? Socks? Anyone? This class a great next step to Learn to Knit 102.

    In this 2 hours class we'll take the mystery out of knitting on double pointed needles and introduce you to the various ways of knitting in the round!

    Get ready for tips and tricks for gaining control over what looks like unwieldy pointy sticks and look forward to a whole new adventure in knitting!

    This class includes:

    • One 2-hour sessions (2 hours total),
    • a Pattern
    • 1 set of Double Pointed Needles

    Prerequisite:102 Level skills needed:You are comfortable creating the knit stitch, the purl stitch, work basic increases and decreases, and can cast on and bind off.

    Cost:  $55.00 plus yarn which we will choose the day of.

    Instructor: Jennifer or Annie



    Project 911

    Help Clinics

    Friday Mornings : 9:30-11:30am

    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! 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. 


    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


    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.

    April 27th

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

    ...during class




Expand your skills




Knit Socks 101-Top Down

Saturday April 14; 1:00-4:00pm

If you’ve not made socks before, this is the class for you.

In this 3 hour class learn how to make top-down socks on double-pointed needles. Learn the finer points of sock anatomy by creating a mini “training sock!” We teach you everything you need to know to knit socks - from appropriate cast-ons to turning the heel to shaping the toe.

Once you’ve mastered the mini, we get you started on your first full-size sock. We share lots of tips and techniques, including easy ways to join the round – without twisting! -- handling the gusset pickup, and a beginner-friendly no-graft toe. Plus... We also demonstrate Magic Loop and patterns provided provide instructions for use of both DPNs and magic loop.

This class includes:

  • One 3 hour session (3 hours total),
  • Three Patterns:A wee sock and an adult sock pattern in both worsted and fingering weight yarns
  • practice yarn

Circular knitting skills needed:  You have at least 102 level skills and experience with DPNs is recommended.


  Cost: $59.00

Please bring

  • 4.00mm DPNs



If you have a class request please continue to send us an email at 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!



*** 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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