Please Note:
- with the exception of Beginner
level classes, all technique
workshops require basic
understanding of knit/purl,
cast-on/off, and increases and
- unless otherwise specified,
required materials for all classes
are not included - you may
purchase these materials at the
shop, or bring your own
- all classes and workshops
require 3 participants to run, and
are capped at 6 participants;
payment in full is required to
reserve your spot!
- if you have any questions or
concerns about our classes or
workshops, please do not
hesitate to contact Bridget @
Needles in the Hay by phone
705-740-0667 or by email!
Winter 2016 Class Schedule

Absolute Beginner Learn-to-Knit
Wednesday, January 20 & 27, 7-9 p.m.
Never touched a knitting needle in your life? This class is for you. We’ll start at
the very beginning with an easy cast-on and the knit stitch for a garter stitch
swatch. Take your knitting with you for a week and when you return we’ll bind
off the swatches and cover a few more basics like the purl stitch and how to
read yarn labels and patterns. 100g of worsted-weight yarn and 5mm needles
required (*use feltable wool for swatches and turn them into felted mug
$40 for two sessions. Instructor: Bridget

Beginner Refresher/Knitting in the Round
Wednesday, February 10 & 24, 7-9 p.m.
For those whose needles have gotten a little dusty, but are eager to jump back
in! We’ll cover the long-tail cast-on, knitting and purling, increases and
decreases, binding off, and knitting in the round. The project for this class is a
basic ribbed hat. About 200 metres of worsted weight yarn and a 4.5mm or
5mm 16inch circular needle and corresponding double-pointed needles are
$40 for two sessions. Instructor: Bridget

Intro to Socks
Wednesday, March 2, 7-9:30 p.m.
Start your sock-knitting addiction right! An introduction to sock knitting for
advanced beginners. This class will focus on how to turn a heel on a
mini-sock, as well as understanding basic sock construction and patterns. 50g
of worsted weight yarn and set of 5 4mm DPN’s required (makes a mini-sock)
$25 for one session. Instructor: Bridget

Crochet for Knitters: Learn Granny Squares
Saturday, March 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Are you a seasoned knitter who wants to add some crochet to the mix? Learn
the classic granny square and breathe new life into your yarn stash and bin of
leftovers. Turn small amounts of yarn into versatile squares that can be turned
into blankets, pillow covers, and more. Required skills: should know how to
do a single chain, or learn it beforehand
Materials: Your partial balls of worsted weight yarn, 4.0mm crochet hook,
tapestry needle, notepad and paper.
$30 for one session. Instructor: Glenna C.

Sweater Finishing Techniques
Saturday March 5, 2 - 4pm
Learn all the tips on final sweater finishing steps like sewing seams, working
button-holes, picking up stitches, and more! This class will get you ready to
finish your large projects with confidence.
Materials: 3 or 4 worsted-weight 3-inch-square swatches in stockinette stitch,
plus additional yarn and gauge needles, plus darning needle for seaming
$30 for one session Instructor: Glenna C.

Disaster Management Skills for Knitters
Wednesday, March 9, 7-9 p.m.
Due to popular demand, this is a new class specifically designed to give you
experience in identifying and fixing your own mistakes. Using a homework
swatch with built-in goofs, we’ll practice dropping individual stitches to fix
problems in rows below, including recovering a dropped stitch, and reversing
a cable. Pattern for homework swatch provided at registration.
$20 for one session. Instructor: Bridget