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SUMMER 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.

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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.

Project Classes (Knitter’s Choice) 

$120.00 (9 classes)

Tues. mornings: July 2 – Aug. 27 9:30–11:30 AM

OR

Fri. mornings: July 5 – Aug. 30 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; enjoys the company of other knitters.

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

Summer Swing Top

8 hours of class time - $80 + supplies
Tues. Evenings: July 2, 16, 30 and Aug. 13 6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: This is a bottom-up tee-style top knit in-the-round with a lovely lace pattern and raglan sleeve shaping. Learn how to knit from a simple chart.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Michelle’s Mittens

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Wed. afternoons: July 3, 10 and 24 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: Caution: these mittens are very warm! Stripes on the outside, all luxury on the inside with an alpaca lining. Use a fun self-striping yarn or make your own stripes.
Prerequisite: Familiar with knitting in the round.

Getting Started Knitting Socks

6 hours of class time - $60.00 + supplies

Wed. evenings: July 3, 17 and 31 6:30–8:30 PM

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.

Drifter Lace Cardigan

8 hours of class time - $80 + supplies
Thurs. Afternoons: July 4, 11, 18 and 25
1:00-3-00 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: This long-sleeve, v-neck cardigan with set-in sleeves has a beautiful ribbed band at the bottom and the on the cuffs of the sleeves. The yarn does the colour changes so all you need to do is knit.
Prerequisite: Basic Knitting Skills.

Copy Cat Beanie 

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Fri. afternoons: July 5 and 19
1:00-3:00 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 and begins with a folded rib edge. It has simple stitch variations that keep your interest. It is the perfect unisex hat with the perfect amount of slouch!
Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills.

Baby Surprise Jacket

6 hours of class time - $60.00 + supplies
Thurs. afternoons: Aug. 15, 22 and 29
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: Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Baby Surprise Jacket has become near legendary since its conception in 1968. The jacket is knit back and forth in Garter stitch, then cleverly folded and completed by weaving the shoulder seams.
Prerequisite: Basic Knitting Skills

Coastal Cowl 

2 hours of class time - $30.00 + supplies
Tues. afternoon: July 16
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Description:
 This is a cozy cowl knit in the round with slipped stitches. Only one color is knit per row making it look a lot more difficult then it actually is.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills

The Shift Cowl

4 Hours of class time $50 + supplies
Tues. afternoons: July 9 and 23
1:00-3:00 PM

Description: This cowl is the perfect all-the-time accessory! And the answer for all of those knitters out there who love to knit shawls, but have a hard time styling them. A fun and engaging knit with shifting colors that looks like an asymmetrical triangle shawl, and it only takes a fiddle-free second to throw it on as the finish to every outfit!
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills

Dancing Creek Top 

6 hours of class time - $60.00 + supplies
Tues. Evenings: July 9, 23 and Aug. 6
6:30-8:30 PM  
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting) .
Description: An easy-to-knit, unstructured A-line summer top with optional short sleeves. The unfinished edges roll minimally with the appropriate yarn (mostly plant fiber). Worked seamlessly from the top down with a pretty cable and lace panel at the sides. It can be worn with the scoop in the back or in the front.
Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills

Birthday Socks

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Wed. Evenings: July 10 and 24
6:30-8:30 PM   
Description:
 These socks have a twisted rib instep through the toe decrease to perfectly hug your foot. They are knit top down with a heel flap/turn and gusset; these shorties will knit up in no time. 
Prerequisites: Previous sock knitting experience.

Clever Chevy Hat 

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Fri. afternoons: July 12 and 26
1:00-3:00 PM

Description: This hat is a fitted cap or slouch knit with a combination of hand-painted sock yarn and a small amount of a contrast color (solid or tone on tone). Knit entirely in the round, this cap is a fun knit.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills

Lace Raglan Pullover 

6 hours of class time - $60.00 + supplies
Sat. Afternoons: July 6, 20 and Aug. 10
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: This bold pattern puts a charming spin on a raglan pullover. It is worked in the round from the top down to the underarm. 3/4 sleeves are knit flat and the body is worked seamlessly in a lacy, chevron pattern.
Prerequisite: Basic Knitting Skills

Mosaic Tile Scarf 

2 hours of class time - $30.00 + supplies
Wed. afternoons: July 17
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Description:
 This stunning scarf is knit with a mosaic design made by slipping stitches, so you do not have to change colors within the row. Mosaic Knitting uses 2 colors, but only one color is used at a time for two consecutive rows. Let your colours so the work and make a simple knit look so much more difficult than it really is.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Across the Water Cowl

5 hours of class time - $55.00 + supplies
Sat. Afternoon: July 27 1:00-4:00 PM
and Aug. 17 1:00-3:00 PM 
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: This is a crescent shaped, circular “non-shawl” incorporating two different weights of yarn and uses shadow wrap short rows to create a lush garment that can be worn in multiple ways.
Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills

Slash Dot Cowl 

2 hours of class time - $30.00 + supplies
Sat. Morning: July 27
10:00–12:00 PM

Description: This cowl is knit in the round with two colours. It is reversible with a different pattern on the reverse side. Because you are only using one colour at a time it looks much more difficult than it is. This is one that is sure be on your gift giving list.
Prerequisite: Basic Knitting Experience.

Nikiya Cowl 

2 hours of class time - $30.00 + supplies
Tues. Afternoon: July 30
1:00–3:00 PM
Description:
Knit in the round with slipped stitches. Two colours and two weights of yarn are used and provide extra texture for more squishiness.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Two-at-a-Time Toe-up Sock Alternate Heel

2 hours of class time - $30.00 + supplies
Wed. Afternoon: July 31
1:00–3:00 PM

Description: 
Have you knit socks in the round with short row heels? We’ll teach you a new option… a gusset and heel flap where you have NO stitches to pick up. Yep, that’s right… no stitches to pick up.
Prerequisites: Previous toe-up sock experience.

Finish It Fridays

2 hours of class time - $20.00 + supplies
Fri. Afternoon: Aug. 2 1:00-3:00 PM
OR
Fri. Afternoon: Aug. 9 1:00-3:00 PM
OR
Fri. Afternoon: Aug. 16 1:00-3:00 PM
OR
Fri. Afternoon: Aug. 23 1:00-3:00 PM

Description: New fall yarns will be arriving and fall classes will be starting. We want to help you finish your UFO’s (unfinished objects) to make room for new projects this fall.
Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills 

Washcloth Wednesday

4 hours of class time - $4 0 + supplies
Wed. Afternoons: Aug. 7, 14, 21 and Aug. 28 1:00-2:00 PM
Description: Each week you will learn a new pattern for a washcloth/dishcloth. These knit up quickly and make wonderful gifts. Or make some to pamper yourself - you deserve it!
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills

Ammonite Knit-a-Long 

8 hours of class time + supplies
Wed. Evenings: Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28 6:30-8:30 PM
Description: This chic pullover is worked from the bottom up in one piece to the underarms. The shirt-tail hem begins with unexpected openwork, features a short-row shirt-tail shape that swings just perfectly. Shoulders are shaped with short rows and joined with a three-needle bind off. With a seamless fit and wide, rounded neckline trimmed in garter stitch, it’s a sweater you’ll want to wear all season.
Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills

Two-At-A-Time Toe-Up Socks

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Wed. afternoon: Aug 10 and 24 
10:00 am - 12:00 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 YO’s. 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 knitting.

Circle Socks

6 hours of class time - $60.00 + supplies
Tues. Afternoons: Aug. 13, 20 and 27 1:00-3:00 PM
Description: This pattern is knit from the cuff down using slipped stitches to create a distinctive pattern stitch. An Eye of Partridge heel is used, and the sock is finished off with a Star Tow. The pattern works out with self-striping yarn, as first one color and then another is emphasized in the reverse stockinette bands.
Prerequisites: Previous sock knitting experience.

Jason’s Cable Hat 

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Sat. Mornings: Aug. 17 and 31 10:00-12:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: This hat features a simple cable design for extra warmth, firm ribbing to help keep its shape, and a thick, folded brim that can be adjusted to cover the ears on extra chilly days. You will learn to knit cables without a cable needle. What! Yep that’s right… no cable needle!
Prerequisite: Basic knitting experience.

Portuguese Knitting Technique

 4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Tues. Evenings: Aug. 20 and 27 6:30-8:30 PM
Description: Most people know about the common methods of knitting know as English or Continental styles, but there are other ways to get stitches on the needle and one is called Portuguese knitting. Portuguese knitting is different in the way you hold the yarn, the way your insert your needle for the knit stitch and the way you move the working yarn. The yarn doesn’t go straight from the ball or skein, instead it is often tensioned around the neck (a knitting pin or necklace can also be used). Sounds odd but makes so much sense. It uses smaller movements so it’s great for anyone experiencing pain from throwing or picking stiches with other styles. Why not give it a try?
Prerequisite: Basic Knitting Skills

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