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WINTER 2019 - REGISTRATION INFORMATION

If you have a class request for a topic not listed, please send us an email at info@serenityknits.ca. Include your preference for daytime, evening or Saturday classes. We are happy to accept registration in person at the store, or by phone at (905) 710-3283 with your Visa or Master Card. The full fee is due at the time of registration.

Minimum Class Size:

The minimum class size is three students. Two business days prior to the start of a class, registration is reviewed. In the event of insufficient registration, the class may be cancelled and you will be offered a full refund. We will notify you immediately if the decision is made to cancel.

Cancellation by Student:

A store credit will be available if you give notice of cancellation 3 or more business days before the first class. No credit will be given for late cancellations.


Missed Classes:

No credit or refund will be offered for missed classes. We will be happy to provide you with notes from a missed class but we do not offer specific makeup classes.


Class Supplies:

When you register, you will be given a list of supplies needed for the class. Unless specified, class fees do not include the cost of materials. For some classes you may be required to purchase a book or pattern. This cost is not included in the class fees. Yarn for classes must be purchased at Serenity Knits.


Student Discount:

If you are a member of the class, you will receive a 10% student discount on all class supplies purchased during the class session. You may also use your student discount on any materials purchased, whether for a class or not, the day you register or during the class session. Student discount does not apply to non-class materials which are Special Orders. 

Children:

Unless specifically described as a children’s class, classes at Serenity Knits are for adults only, minimum age 21. Knitting classes are intended to be a time of learning, relaxation and fun. For the consideration of others, no children please during class.


Help between classes or after your class is finished: We want you to succeed and enjoy your lessons and projects. We are happy to help with any quick “5 minute questions”. Please call before you come in so we can make sure the correct teacher to answer your question will be available. Many questions can be answered by Sharon or Sheila, but they are not familiar with all of each other’s materials, so it is best to seek help from your specific teacher. For more serious or lengthy problems, you will need to sign up for a private class. The normal Private class rate is $25 an hour. For class related problems the rate is reduced to $5 per 15 minutes. If you have any questions about these policies, please call the store.

Check Out Our Awesome Classes!

Project Classes (Knitter's Choice) - $160 (12 Classes)

Tues. mornings: Jan. 8 – Mar. 26 9:30–11:30 AM

OR

Date & Time: Fri. mornings: Jan. 11 – Mar. 29 9:30–11:30 AM


Description: Project classes provide you with the skills you need to work on your choice of projects. Ask questions, receive help, get inspired and learn from other students’ projects. Use this time to refresh your skills, finish a stalled project or start a new one. Along the way you will make new friends as you spend time knitting with others who share your passion.  As with other classes, you will receive a 10% discount on all your yarns and supplies. It is expected that yarns for Project Class be purchased from Serenity Knits. 

Prerequisites: A love of knitting or crocheting; enjoys the company of other knitters.

Difficulty: All levels are welcome, but basic knitting skills are required.

Alumni Class

50% of class fee


This is open to Serenity Knits students who have taken the same class previously and need a refresher. This is subject to there being available space in the current class.

Private / Semi-private Lessons

1 hour class for $25 for private lesson 

1 hour class for $35 for semi-private lesson (2 students) 

Date and Time: Any mutually convenient time: phone or drop into the store to arrange for a class. 

Description: If our scheduled class times are not convenient for you or if there is a knitting or crochet topic that you would like to learn that isn’t listed on the class schedule; you can book a private or come with a friend for a semi-private lesson. 

Special Interest Group Lessons

1 hour class for $15 for private lesson ( 3 minimum to 6 maxmimum). You can also book multiple hours. 

Date and Time: Any mutually convenient time during regular retail hours (some limited evening hours are also available). 

Description: Is there a topic that we aren’t covering this session? Is the time of our classes not convenient for you? Put a group of your friends together and we will teach you the class of your choice. This is a great way to spend time with your friends while learning a new skill. 

Learn to Knit

Two 1 hour classes - $50 + supplies

This class is done as a private lesson and can be scheduled at a mutually convenient time. 

Description: This class will teach you the knitting basics. You will learn to cast on, to knit, to purl and to cast off. Once you have completed this class you will be ready to tackle your first project.

Prerequisite: None. This class is for those who are new to knitting or the knitter who hasn’t touched knitting needles in quite a while and needs a refresher.

Learn to Crochet

Two 1 hour classes - $50 + supplies

This class is done as a private lesson and can be scheduled at a mutually convenient time. 

Description: This class will teach you the crochet basics. To start, you will learn the chain stitch… the beginning of most crochet work. From there you will learn additional stitches; single crochet, double crochet and half double crochet.

Prerequisite: None. This class is for those who are new to crochet or those who haven’t picked up a hook in quite a while and needs a refresher.

Sit & Knit FREE

Thurs evenings: 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Description: Join us for a fun and lively evening of crocheting and knitting. Bring your current project and get ready for great conversation, lots of laughs and even some stitching.

Traces in the Sand Shawl

6 hours of class time $60 + supplies
Tues. afternoons: Jan. 8, 15 and 29
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: This is a triangular, sideways and bias knit shawl with a curved top edge. A beautiful twist stitch motif creates the romantic yet modern, elegant look. It is worked on the bias as a sideways triangle with an almost centered bottom tip making it easy to knit and cozy to wear.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Aurora Borealis Scarf

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Tues. Evenings: Jan. 8 and 22
6:30-8:30 PM

(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: A combination of I-cord, slipped stitches and short-rows combine to make this amazing work of art. This will be a showcase piece where everyone will think you are a knitting goddess… looks way more difficult than it is.
Prerequisite: Basic knitting skills

Valentine Mittens

6 hours of class time - $60 +supplies
Wed. afternoons: Jan. 9, 23 and Feb. 6
1:00-3:00 PM

(check dates and times carefully as classes and times have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: A Latvain braid gets you started and is followed with the corrugated-ribbing that takes you to the beautiful stranded hearts.
Prerequisite: Previous stranded experience.

Juicy Gloss Cardigan

8 hours of class time $80.00 + supplies
Wed. evenings: Jan. 9, 23, Feb. 6 and 20
6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: This is an elegant open front cardigan, perfect to take you from spring, through summer and into fall. It is knit seamlessly top down, with an elongated back, short lacy fronts and 3/4 sleeves. Front and sleeves are neatly finished with I-cord edgings. A simple cardigan with details, that make your knitting an extraordinary and exciting journey.
Prerequisite: Basic Knitting Skills.

Linen Stitch Hat 

2 hours of class time - $30.00 + supplies
Thurs. afternoons: Jan. 10 and 24
1:00 – 2:00 PM

(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: This hat is knit in the round from the bottom up. The special decreases at the top of the hat help to keep the continuity of the linen stitch pattern.
Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills.

Tipsy Toe Socks

5 hours of class time - $55 + supplies
Fri. afternoon: Jan. 11
1:00-4:00 PM

Fri. afternoon: Jan. 25
1:00-3:00 PM
Description:
 These toe up socks start at an angle and continue with short row wedges and a shadow wrap heel.
Prerequisites: Previous sock knitting experience.

Getting Started Knitting Socks

6 hours of class time - $60.00 + supplies

Sat. mornings: Jan. 12, 26 and Oct 2
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled on alternate weeks to allow extra time for independent knitting).

Description: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (The Yarn Harlot) often talks about the fact that unlike many other knitted garments, almost everyone needs socks. There are hundreds of colours and blends of fibers for sock yarns that it makes knitting socks exciting and fun. In this class you will learn to knit a basic cuff-down pair of socks. You will experience the “magic” of turning a heel and the joy of a perfectly shaped toe. Once you wear a pair of hand knit socks, it’s hard to go back to wearing manufactured socks.

Prerequisites: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques.

Rhapsody in Cables KAL

12 hours of class time - + supplies.
Sat. afternoons: Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9 and 16
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: A cable knitter’s dream come true! This sweater has it all: a comfortable fit that is also elegant… cables, lace, exciting construction. It is built seamlessly in multiple directions and assembled as you work. Worked in a worsted weight yarn, it will knit up so much faster than you think!
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Fading Circles Pullover

8 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Tues. evenings: Jan. 15, 29, Feb. 12 and 26
6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting) .
Description: This long-sleeve, crew-neck pullover is knit seamlessly from the top down in garter stitch. Short-rows are used to create the curved stripes.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Bowie Shawl 

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Wed. afternoons: Jan. 16 and 30
1:00-3:00 PM

Description: The shawl is knit in garter stitch, which makes it a quick and easy project. The knitting starts with only a few stitches, which increase by one stitch on each white right-side row and on the last rainbow row. The colour wedges are created using short-rows.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Song of Peace Slouch Hat

5 hours of class time - $55 + supplies
Thurs. afternoon: Jan. 17 and 31
3:00-5:00 PM

and
Thurs. afternoon: Feb. 14
3:00-4:00 PM 
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting) .
Description: This hat starts with a provisional cast on for the cable band. You will then pick up stitches and complete the textured crown in-the-round. A good project to practice your cable knitting.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Thrum Mittens

2 hours of class time - $30 + supplies
Thurs. afternoon: Jan. 17
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: Thrum mittens were developed by east coast fisherman, to keep their hands warm & dry while out on the cold North Atlantic. Their mittens were knit with unwashed wool still containing lanolin to make them water repellant & contained interior tufts of roving or “ thrums “, which makes for thick soft mittens that are unbelievably warm. The Fleece Artist Thrum Kits forgo a little function for beauty. Their hand dyed yarn & roving kits have been cleansed of the lanolin which offers the water repellency, but what you get to choose from as a result is the rainbow of beautiful hand dyed colors for which Fleece Artist has become famous. This class, for knitters already familiar with knitting mittens, covers preparing the roving and the techniques for knitting “thrums”.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Training Wheels Cowl

2 hours of class time - $30 + supplies
Sat. morning: Jan. 19
10:00 AM -12:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: Training Wheels is a simple but warm and squishy cowl. It is made entirely in two-color brioche stitch and is great for brioche beginners who want to practice, practice, practice their new skills. Because of the brioche, the cowl is reversible, where each side is the opposite of the other. Pick two colors that you love and wear it both ways!
Prerequisite: Basic knitting skills.

Waiting for the Sun Shawl

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Tues. afternoons: Jan. 22, Feb. 5 and 19
1:00-3:00 PM
Description:
 This semi-circular shawl starts at the top but changes directions a few times during the knitting process. For the most part, it’s garter stitches and slipped stitches, but I won’t recommend the pattern for beginners. On the other hand, if you are not afraid to change directions, you don’t need that much knitting experience.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting experience and the willingness to knit in multiple directions.

Derecho Shaw

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Wed. evenings: Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and Mar. 6
6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: This is a triangular shawl knit modularly in two directions to produce a pattern of interconnected stripes. Two circular needles are used to knit on one side at a time while keeping the other side’s stitches live.
Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills

The Drifter Shawl  

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Thurs. afternoons: Jan. 31, Feb. 14 and 28
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: This shawl uses slip stitches to create such beautiful texture and color play! Choose 2 colours to create a fun and easy to wear accessory - gray with shades of blue, white sprinkled with speckles and paired with pink or burnt orange, maybe even a forest green with ochre… whatever you decide, The Drifter is sure to be an engaging knit!
Prerequisite: Basic Knitting Experience.

Two-At-A-Time Toe-Up Socks

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Tues. evenings: Feb. 5 and 19
6:30-8:30 PM 
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: This class will teach you how to knit two socks at the same time, from the toe up to the cuff, using the magic loop method. You will learn Judy’s Magic cast-on and work increases using M1R and M1L or yarn-overs. The short-row heel is the easiest ever. You will finish you socks with a stretchy cast off.
Prerequisites: An understanding of sock knitting and magic loop.

Flax Light Pullover

8 hours of class time - $80 + supplies
Thurs. afternoons: Feb. 7, 21, Mar. 14 and 28
1:00-3:00 PM
Description: 
This pullover is knit seamlessly from the collar to cuffs. It is a perfect first top-down sweater project. It works well with solid or speckled yarn or you can make it a fade. It is adorable on babies, great for guys and cute on the ladies too… you decide which one you want to make first, then second…
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Spiral Euphora Cowl

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Fri. afternoons: Feb. 8 and 22
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: This cowl is knit with concurrently created convex & concave spiral ropes. It is knit center out, in the round, from a Mobius cast on.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting experience.

Blocking Essentials

2 hours of class time - $30

Sat. morning: Feb. 9

10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Description: Smooth out stitch irregularities, flatten and straighten curling edges and set your knitted pieces to the correct dimensions with blocking. This workshop will give you an overview of the different methods blocking your knits and help you choose the one that is best for your project.

Prerequisites: Suitable for all knitters.

Drifter Jacket 

8 hours classes - $80.00 + supplies
Sat. mornings: Feb. 16, Mar. 2, 16 and 30
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: This jacket is knit from the bottom up with raglan shaping. You decide if you want long sleeves of ¾ length sleeves.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills.

Ribbon Wrap

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Tues. afternoons: Feb. 13 and Mar. 27
1:00-2:00 PM
and
Tues. afternoons: Feb. 27 and Mar. 13
1:00-3:00 PM 
Description: 
This wrap features a bold gradient stripe that appears to fold over on itself. An easy knit, entirely in Garter Stitch on the bias, with constant changes in colour and construction, it’s an engaging knit that works up quickly in worsted weight yarn. This large, cozy wrap is the perfect thing to throw on when you want both comfort and style.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Kaapa Shawl

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Fri. afternoons: Feb. 1, 15 and Mar. 1
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
 Description:This is an asymmetrical shawl worked sideways from tip to its widest point featuring a wavy textured side panel and simple body stitch with an I-cord edge and an I-cord bind off. The size is easily adjustable by adding or removing a full or half of the pattern repeats.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Double Heelix Socks

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Wed. afternoons: Feb. 20, Mar. 6 and 20
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: You will learn a basic heel-out sock construction with a 4-strand helix heel that has no ends to weave in where you cast on there are many ways to wrap a helix around a foot, and this pattern is designed specifically for high-contrast, semisolid yarns.
Prerequisites: Previous sock knitting experience.

Nala Cardigan

9 hours of class time $90.00 + supplies
Sat. afternoons: Feb. 23
1:00-4:00 PM
And
Sat. afternoons: Mar. 2, 16 and 30
1:00-3:00 PM
Description: This cardigan is worked seamlessly from top down. A provisional cast on, contiguous shoulder shaping and an I-cord edging complete this cables beauty.
Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills. 

Nightshift Shawl

6 hours of class time $60.00 + supplies
Tues. afternoons: Feb. 26, Mar. 12 and 26
1:00-3:00 PM 
Description:
This bias triangle-shaped shawl is the perfect all-the-time accessory! And the answer for all of those knitters out there who love to knit shawls but aren’t fans of fingering weight… it’s knit in worsted weight. The I-cord edging is a perfect finish. This is a fun and engaging knit with shifting colors that is sure to complete every outfit!
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills. 

Columbina Shawl

5 hours of class time - $55 + supplies
Wed. Evenings: Feb. 27, Mar. 13
6:30-8:30 PM
And
Wed. Evenings: Mar. 27
6:30-7:30 PM 

Description: This shawl begins and ends with a steady rhythm of easy garter rows, interrupted by a dramatic and entertaining crescendo of two-colour mosaic, and is embellished with a picot flourish. This is the perfect project for vibrant, high-contrast colours.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Down the Road & Back Again Shawl

6 hours of class times - $60 + supplies
Tues. Evenings: Mar. 5, 12 and 26
6:30-8:30 PM
Description: The design features an easy 4-row repeat creating interlocking arrows. A growing and shrinking garter section creates a biased, crescent U-shape that easily wraps around your shoulders and stays put.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills. 

Lil’ Rosebud Dress

4 hours of class time - $50.00 + supplies
Wed. afternoons: Mar. 7 and 21
1:00-3:00 PM

Description: This seamless little top down dress / tunic top is an easy knit, worked in garter stitch with a simple leaf pattern forming the front borders, then cascading down the sides.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills. 

Inca Trail Wrap

6 hours of class time -$60 + supplies
Fri. afternoons: Mar. 8, 15 and 29
1:00-3:00 PM
Description:
This stole is knitted seamlessly and without breaking off yarn. It looks more complicated that it actually is. Once you understand the knitting principles of the I-cord, it will become easy and fun.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills. 

Bonjour Brioche Hat

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Sat. Mornings: Feb. 23 and Mar. 9
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description:
This brioche hat is worked in the round and begins with a garter stitch border. The body of the hat is basic 2-colour brioche knitting that is finished off with double decreases at the crown. You will learn the brk (brioche knits) and brp (brioche purls) in 2-colours, in-the-round as well as how to decrease in pattern.
Prerequisites: Previous 2-colour Brioche experience. 

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