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
Thursday January 22 & 29, 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 cozies!)
$40 for two sessions.

Beginner Refresher/Knitting in the Round
Thursday February 5 & 19, 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.

Intro to Mittens
Thursday, March 5, 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.

Intro to Socks
Thursday March 12, 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.

Disaster Management Skills for Knitters
Thursday March 26, 7-9 p.m.
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

**Intermediate level workshops will be announced soon!!**

Circular Blanket KAL
Sunday January 18, Sunday February 15, 2-4 p.m.
A continuation of one of our Fall 2014 KAL’s, for those who have started or would like to
start a circular blanket pattern but are not sure if they 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.
Recommended patterns: “Late August” by Silvia Bo Bilvia, “Hemolock Ring” or “Girasole” by
Jared Flood. Yarn requirements are dependent on pattern choice.

Pine Bough Cowl KAL
Sunday January 11, Sunday January 25, Sunday February 8 2-4 p.m.
A beautiful stranded colourwork cowl, knit in the round as a tube and then the two ends are
grafted together to form a loop of ultra-coziness. Pattern is by Dianna Walla and is available
for free through Ravelry.com. Recommended yarn is Hikoo Kenzie, 4 balls - background
colour, 3 balls - contrast colour.