Please Note:
- with the exception of Beginner
level classes, all technique
workshops require basic
understanding of knit/purl,
cast-on/off, and increases and
decreases
- 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
info@needlesinthehay.ca!
Fall 2014 Class Schedule:

Absolute Beginner
Dates in 2015 T.B.A.
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 cozies!)
$40 for two sessions.

Beginner Refresher/Knitting in the Round
Thursdays, November 13 & 27, 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
required.
$40 for two sessions.

Beginner Rug Hooking
Thursday October 9, 7-9p.m.
The Beginner Workshop will cover a basic introduction to the art of rug-hooking. This includes
various techniques for hooking, as well as different tools and supplies you can use. A small kit is
available for purchase with a design on burlap, a small hoop and instructions to make a coaster
sized rug. Hooks will be available to borrow or purchase, and yarn will be available for use
during the workshop.
$25 for one session + materials (kits will be available for $25)

Intro to Socks
Thursday, October 23, 7-9:30 p.m.(FULL)
Thursday, December 4, 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.

Intro to Mittens
Thursday, October 30, 7-9 p.m.
Be smitten with mittens! This is a technique workshop for advanced beginners that will focus on
that pesky thumb! We will practice a gusset thumb on a mini-mitten, and an afterthought thumb
will be demonstrated. 50 g of worsted weight yarn and set of 5 4mm DPN’s required (makes a
mini-mitten).
$20 for one session.

Disaster Management Skills for Knitters
Thursday, November 6th, 7-9 p.m. (last day to register: October 31st)
Due to popular demand, this is a 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.

Steeks Don’t Scare Me!
Saturday November 8, 11am - 1pm
A chance to try this intimdating technique - intentionally cutting your knitting open! - in a safe and
secure environment, with expert instruction and low-pressure conditions. You will prepare
swatches ahead of time that you will steek in class. Different stabilizing and finishing methods
will be explored. Materials : colourwork swatches - homework is provided when you sign-up ,
darning needle, sharp sewing scissors, 3.5-4.0mm crochet hook.
$30 for one session Instructor: Glenna C.

Sweater Finishing Techniques
Saturday November 8, 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 practice.
$30 for one session Instructor: Glenna C.

Intro to Needlefelting
Sunday, November 23, 2 - 4pm
Join us for some fun with fiber! This workshop will focus on creating 3-D objects by felting pieces
of roving (washed and carded wool fleece) using barbed felting needles. Very easy to learn, and
lots of fun!
$20 for one session. Materials will be available for purchase.


Colourwork Mittens KAL
Sunday October 19, Sunday November 2, Sunday November 9, 2-4p.m.
Ease yourself into the winter season with a pair of stranded colourwork mittens! Choose any
stranded colourwork pattern (a list of suggested patterns, in a variety of weights, will be
available) and join us for some Sunday afternoon knitting sessions. Yarn requirements are
dependent on pattern choice.

Circular Blanket KAL
Sunday October 26, Sunday November 30, Sunday December 14, 2-4p.m.
Have your eye on a gorgeous circular blanket pattern but not sure if you can stick it out
through the long haul? Join our KAL and we can cheer each other on through the miles and
miles of knitting. More dates might be added to this KAL in the New Year depending on
demand (and how far we get by Christmas). Yarn requirements are dependent on pattern
choice.