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FALL 2018 - 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) - $189 (14 Classes)

Tues. mornings: Sept. 11 – Dec. 11 9:30–11:30 AM

OR

Fri. mornings: Sept. 14 – Dec. 14 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: Starting

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.

Breathing Space Pullover

8 hours of class time $80 + supplies
Tues. afternoons: Sept. 11, 18, Oct. 2 and 16
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: The sweater is worked from top down with raglan yoke and the asymmetric shaping makes it a very stylish and at the same time very easy to wear.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Fox Paws Scarf

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Tues. Evenings: Sept. 11 and 25
6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: Fox paws is a rectangular wrap with a distinctive stripe motif that looks like little interlocking fox feet. Using only increases and decreases, stripes are shaped into extreme waves. It is worked without any stranded or intarsia techniques so there are no strange loops on the wrong side.
Prerequisite: Experienced adventurous.

Boho Style Mosaic Cardigan KAL

8 hours of class time - +supplies
Wed. afternoons: Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 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: This cardigan is worked seamlessly top-down in one piece, then pick up and knit for the collar. The slip-stitch knitting is also known as mosaic knitting. Only one color is worked over 2 rows, slipping the other color.
Prerequisite: Basic knitting skills.

Geology Socks

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Wed. evenings: Sept. 12, 26 and Oct. 10
6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: A pair of socks to match the Geology Shawl. Four layers consisting of different textures/stitches can be repeated more or less to suit your preferences. These top-down socks work up quickly and are never boring because of the frequent changes in stitch patterns.
Prerequisite: Previous sock knitting experience.

Getting Started Knitting Socks 

6 hours of class time - $60.00 + supplies

Thurs. afternoons: Sept. 13, 27 and Oct 11

1:00 – 3:00 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.

Bermuda Shawl

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Fri. afternoon: Sept. 14, 21 and Oct. 5 1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: The magic of short rows is combined with a gently self-striping yarn to create a shawl that evokes the movement of waves along the Bermudian shore.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Check Slouch Hat

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Sat. afternoons: Sept. 15 and 22
1:00-3:00 PM
Description: This women’s hat is worked in a simple slip-stitch colorwork pattern that makes a three-colour plaid. Only one color is used for each round, so the hat is much easier than it looks!
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Rhythmical Lines Cowl

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies.
Wed. afternoons: Sept. 19 and Oct. 3
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: Broken lines are worked on a colorful background, forming a pattern that can be seen as an argile-type design or as a succession of concentric rectangles or - of course - as a series of rhythmical lines. The contrasting lines are thinner than the background because they are worked in garter stitch, while the background is worked in stockinette.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Two-At-A-Time Toe-Up Socks

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Wed. evenings: Sept. 19 and Oct. 3
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. 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.

Jasmine Scarf

2 hours of class time - $30 + supplies
Thurs. afternoon: Sept. 20
1:00-3:00 PM
Description: As we tiptoe out of winter and creep softly into spring, stay warm, but not weighted down, with the Jasmine Scarf. Each row you knit cultivates columns of caliper cables, like a budding vine, mimicking the world’s awakening.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Meltdown Sweater

8 hours of class time - $80 + supplies
Fri. afternoons: Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Nov. 2 and 16
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting) .
Description: This is the perfect sweater to showcase hand-dyed yarns! It’s a boxy pullover with a round yoke, knit from the top down. The purl panel blurs the colour transitions while adding interesting texture. Bracelet length sleeves emphasize the slightly cropped, boxy fit of the sweater. Folded hems finish all the edges for a sleek, minimal look”.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Gin & Tonic Pullover

8 hours of class time - $80 + supplies
Thurs. afternoons: Oct. 4, 25, Nov. 1 and 15
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: The details are subtle and still read as classic and versatile enough for all sorts of outfits. Distinct cables line each side of the body, with tails that flow into the hem at bottom - and at the yoke, those tails open up to create the lines of the raglan seam. The overall texture is beautiful and delicate, and really very simple to work with seamless raglan construction worked from the bottom up. Plus, a big, cozy cowl is always a bonus.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting experience.

Ohio City Cowl

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Tues. afternoon: Oct. 9 and 23
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: A familiar design, the chevron, gives this cowl a trendy vibe. It is knit in the round as a long tube, beginning with a provisional cast on, and finishing with the grafting of the two ends together.
Prerequisite: Some familiarity with stranded colorwork.

Brioche Infinity Cowl

2 hours of class time - $30 + supplies
Wed. afternoon: Oct. 17
1:00-3:00 PM. 
Description: Brioche infinity scarves are very popular these days, but why buy a commercially made scarf when you can easily knit one? This is a great first brioche project.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Line Dance Cardigan

8 hours of class time - $80 + supplies
Wed. evenings: Oct. 17, 31, Nov. 14 and 28
6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description:This cardigan is all about neat lines created by a combination of squishy garter stitch, i-cord edges, pockets and slipped stitch details. It is worked top down in one piece, and has a gentle A-line shape.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting experience.

Baby Surprise Jacket

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Tues. evenings: Oct. 9, 23 and Nov. 6
6:30-8:30 P.M.
(check dates carefully as classes 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.

Scarlet Skies Cardigan

8 hours of class time - $80 + supplies
Wed. evenings: Oct. 24, Nov. 7, 21 and Dec. 12
6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: Easy lace cascades from the fitted bodice in this open front, three-quarter-sleeve cardigan.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Newfoundland Mitts

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Tues. afternoons: Oct. 30 and Nov. 6
1:00-3:00 PM
Description:These mitts are a traditional Newfoundland design using slipped stitches. Super warm and fashionable.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Cassis Cardigan KAL

8 hours of class time - + supplies
Tues. evenings: Oct. 30, Nov. 13, 27 and Dec. 11
6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description:Cassis is a cozy cardigan that’s easy to customize as you like. The reversible collar can be folded back or draped inward and looks great either way. The casual shape can be pinned closed or worn open, and the length is easy to adjust. Simple lace on the front carries to the back to make a flattering line and add a little interest. Short or long-sleeve, hip-length or long – you decide. Sweater is knit from the top down with minimal shaping and no seaming.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Footbridge Socks

6 hours of class time $60.00 + supplies
Wed. afternoons: Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and 14
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description:This top-down ribbed socks has an easy cable pattern along the ankle and instep.
Prerequisites: Previous sock knitting experience.

Pucker Socks

4 hours of class time $50.00 + supplies
Sat. afternoons: Nov. 3 and 10
1:00-3:00 PM
Description: This mosaic sock was named because the pattern was a right little pucker to get right… also because it puckers, obviously. Warning… Once you get going on the pattern it is addictive.
Prerequisites: Previous sock knitting experience.

Comfort Fade Cardigan

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Thurs. afternoon: Nov. 8, 22 and Dec. 6
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
 Description: Another way to fade! This open cardigan is super cozy with its garter shawl collar! The Reverse Stockinette makes a stunning canvas to fade on for the most unique cardigan in your wardrobe!! This cardigan will keep you feeling cozy and stylish all in one!
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Milena Shawl

6 hours of class times - $60 + supplies
Fri. afternoons: Nov. 9, 23 and Dec. 11
1:00-3:00 PM 
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting) 
Description: This fascinating triangular shawl features beautiful cabled edgings and tips that frame a staggered triangle slip stitch motif in the center. It is worked sideways from tip to tip in different textures and sections with eye-catching cables. This makes it a fun and engaging knit and gives you a cozy and elegant item to wear.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills. 

Murder Mystery Shawl KAL

10 hours of class time - + supplies
Tues. afternoons: Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4 and 11
 1:00-3:00 PM
Description: “It was a dark and stormy knit…” A story set in the classic film noir era of 1945. The yarns are the characters and the stitches tell the story. Join our intrepid gumshoe Slip Knitwise, P.I., and the Purlington siblings in a case full of lies, betrayal, and… murder.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills. 

Sampler Flower Baby Blanket KAL

8 hours of class time - + supplies
Wed. afternoons: Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5 and 12
 1:00-3:00 PM
Description: This sampler baby blanket is sure to become an heirloom. It is knit from the center out with cables and eyelets and wonderful textured stitches.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills. 

Autumn Pallette Shawl 

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Sat. mornings: Nov. 10, 24 and Dec. 8
 10:00-12:00 AM
Description: This stole is knitted seamlessly and without breaking off yarn. Short-rows and icord make this a stunning work of art.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills. 

Geology Shawl

8 hours of class time - $80 + supplies
Sat. afternoons: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8 and 15
1:00-3:00 PM 
Description: Layers of knitted strata in different stitch patterns, this shawl will keep you interested.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills. 

The Maize Cowl 

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies

Wed. afternoons: Nov. 29 and Dec. 13
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: The Maize Cowl is an oversized, squishy cowl worked up in stranded knitting, in the round.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting experience 

Mukluk Slippers

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Fri. afternoons: Nov. 30 and Dec. 7
1:00-3:00 PM
Description: These thick warm slippers are easy to make and super warm to wear. Perfect for yourself or as a gift.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills. 

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