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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.

Check Out Our Awesome Classes!

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

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

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) 

15 classes

Tues. mornings: Sept. 3 – Dec. 10 9:30–11:30 AM

OR

Fri. mornings: Sept. 6 – Dec. 13 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

Almina Shawl

4 hours of class time
Tues. Evenings: Sept. 3 and 24 6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)

Description: A beautiful cable motif decorates the body and transitions into a wide ribbed border on this elegant and eye-catching triangular shawl. It is worked sideways from one tip to the opposite edge makes it fun to knit and easy to wear.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Harley Pullover

8 hours of class time
Wed. evenings: Sept. 4, 18, Oct. 2 and 16 6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes and times have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)

Description: You start with the collar and proceed downward when knitting a pullover you won’t want to take off. Unique cables and a drawstring at the neck finish off a top-down pullover that’s fun to make and easy to wear.

Prerequisites: Intermediate knitting skills

Sweater: Glamourious Scoop

4 hours of class time
Thurs. afternoons: Sept. 5 and 26 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: If you’re looking for a simple scoop shrug that you can snuggle into… this is it.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Two-At-A-Time Toe-Up Socks

4 hours of class time 
Wed. 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: 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.

Prerequisite: An understanding of sock knitting.  

Shiftalong Hat

4 hours of class time
Sat. morning: Sept. 14 and 28 10:00-12:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)

Description: Learn the tubular cast-on and mosaic knitting. This technique is for even newer knitters to try out! If you can slip sts, knit and purl - then you can do Mosaic knitting

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Beach Diamonds Wrap

2 hours of class time
Sat. afternoon: Sept. 14 1:00-3:00 PM

Description: The yarn we have chosen for this wrap has long colorways and work up nicely without having to change to different colors. The color combinations make this a wrap that will go with everything. An easy 20 row repeat will have you finishing this in no time.

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

Thrum Mittens

4 hours of class time
Tues. afternoons: Sept. 17 and 24 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 

Queen Maub Cowl 

2 hours of class time
Tues. evening: Sept. 17 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Description: Choose a slightly textured or luxury yarn in a solid colour to show off your lace stitches. This pattern creates a gentle diamond-lattice design.

Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills 

Antler Hat

4 Hours of class time
Wed. afternoons: Sept. 18 and 25 1:00-3:00 PM

Description: This cozy, cabled toque is perfect as we move into fall and winter. Top it off with a fluffy pompom or leave it without.

Prerequisite: Basic knitting skills

Non-Felted Slippers

4 hours of class time 
Thurs. afternoons: Sept. 19 and Oct. 3 1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled on alternate weeks to allow extra time for independent knitting)

Description: The unique construction of these slippers make them great for multi-coloured yarn as well as solids.

Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills 

Welsh Blanket Boomerang Shawl  

3 hours of class time
Sat. afternoon: Sept. 21 1:00-4:00 PM

Description: This triangular shaped shawl is much easier to knit than it looks. The Mosaic stitches are worked with only one colour at a time.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Thunder Ridge KAL

8 hours of class time – FREE + supplies
Fri. afternoons: Sept. 27, Oct.11, 25 and Nov. 8 1:00-3:00 PM

Description: This blanket combines colorful yarn with a contrasting solid using a mosaic and stripe pattern. If crazy yarn isn’t your thing, it can be made with as few as 2 colors.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Ambiguous Cowl 

4 hours of class time
Tues. Afternoons: Oct. 1 and 22 1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled on alternate weeks to allow extra time for independent knitting)

Description: Ramp up your knitting skills with a stunning two-color cowl. The stranded cowl (also known as Fair Isle knitting) features lessons on hand positioning, yarn dominance, managing floats and a surprising take on an old favorite. The cowl is available in two sizes to suit your style.

Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills 

Elton Cardigan

8 hours of class time
Tues. evenings: Oct. 1, 8, 22 and Nov.5 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Description: Elton is a basic cardigan with a mix of stripes and texture. Its relaxed boxy is the perfect garment for lounging and relaxing. It’s worked seamlessly from the top down.

Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills 

Late Bloomer Sweater 

8 hours of class time 
Tues. afternoons: Oct. 8, 29, Nov.12 and 26 1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled on alternate weeks to allow extra time for independent knitting)

Description: This pullover is inspired by Scandinavian colour-work designs. It is knit seamlessly from the top down. The yoke, body and sleeves are knit in the round, and then the neck is finished with a few short rows and a ribbed collar.

Prerequisites: Previous Fair Isle knitting experience 

Proud as a Peacock Cowl

4 hours of class time 
Wed. afternoons: Oct. 9 and 23 1:00–3:00 PM

Description: This is a stranded knitting lover’s dream. There is something happening in every section, so you’ll never be bored knitting it. The gorgeous gradient yarn gets its chance to shine when contrasted with a bold solid. This finished result is a cozy, lightweight capelet to chase the
chills away.

Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills 

Sterling Pullover

6 hours of class time
Wed. evenings: Oct. 9, 23 and Nov.6 6:30–8:30 PM

Description: This pretty, asymmetrical rounded yoke pullover is perfect for all your dreamy adventures. It begins with a lovely lace pattern and ends with an interesting rib.

Prerequisites: Intermediate knitting skills 

Lunae Shawl 

6 hours of class time 
Thurs. afternoons: Oct. 10, 24 and Nov. 7 1:00–3:00 PM

Description: Lunae’s most prominent design feature are the beautiful, but easy to work horizontal and vertical mosaic bands. But she has more; lots of amazing texture, a lovely, wearable shape, a fun construction, and, if you’re in to them, tassels!

Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills 

Mariechen Cardigan

8 hours of class time
Tues. evenings: Oct. 29, Nov.12, 26 and Dec. 10 6:30–8:30 PM

Description: Mariechen is worked seamlessly from the top down. The cardigan is worked back and forth with raglan increases to shape the yoke. Fronts are worked in Double Seed Stitch with a cute textured cable/lace panel down the center.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Shasta Hat & Cowl

4 hours of class time
Wed. Afternoons: Oct. 30 and Nov. 13 1:00-3:00 PM

Description: This hat and cowl are just what you need to get you through winter! Beautiful and lusciously soft Amitola Grande colors change and delight you as you work this simple stitch pattern that highlights how beautiful those color changes are! Watch each color combination come out more interesting and beautiful than the next!

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Dark & Stormy Cardigan

8 hours of class time
Wed. evenings: Oct. 30, Nov.13, 27 and Dec. 11 6:30-8:30 PM

Description: This designer played is an updated version of the shawl collared cardigans from the 1940s/50s worn by male movie stars or a favorite grandpa. I played with a more modern take on the classic with new and interesting cables.

Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills  

Haws Slippers

4 hours of class time
Thurs. afternoons: Oct. 31 and Nov. 14 1:00–3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)

Description: A provisional cast on and the magic loop knitting technique is used to avoid sewing seams and the craziness of double-pointed needles.

Prerequisite: Basic knitting skills 

Ruby Shawl 

8 hours of class time 
Fri. afternoons: Nov. 1, 15, 29 and Dec.13 1:00-3:00 PM

Description: This interesting modular construction of stripes and simple, soothing stitch work will make this design a fast favorite.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Essential Socks 

6 hours of class time 
Wed. afternoons: Nov. 6, 27 and Dec.11 1:00-3:00 PM

Description: Learn three methods for a sock heel: the heel flap, the short row heel and the afterthought heel (the last is actually a forethought heel).

Prerequisites: Previous sock knitting experience. 

Getting Started Knitting Socks

6 hours of class time

Sat. Mornings: Nov. 9, 23 and Dec. 7 10:00-12:00 PM

(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled 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.


Flourite Pullover KAL

8 hours of class time - FREE + supplies
Sat. Afternoons: Nov. 2, 16, 23 and 30 1:00-3:00 PM

Description: Faded knitwear is still very popular. This loose-fitting seamless sweater is worked top down with unconventional overlong trumpet sleeves, is your canvas to play with colors.

Prerequisite: Basic Knitting Skills 

Asymetrical Pullover

6 hours of class time
Sat. mornings: Nov. 16, 30 and Dec. 14 10:00–12:00 PM

Description: The front of this striking asymmetrical pullover is worked in two pieces, one starting with two stitches and worked diagonally to the shoulder, the other worked sideways and shaped with both increasing and decreasing short rows. The pieces are then joined at the seam with a crocheted chain stitch. The back piece features curving short rows at the hem, with side seam decreases to the underarm.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting experience. 

Wellesley Cardigan

6 hours of class time
Tues. afternoons: Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and 10 1:00–3:00 PM

Description: This cardigan/vest is knit from the bottom up. Wear it open or close it with a beautiful shawl pin.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Groove Socks   

4 hours of class time - $50.00 + supplies
Wed. evenings: Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 6:30–8:30 PM

Description: Get your groove on! Behold the magic of slipped stitches! These socks are sure to liven up any sock yarn – from the most perplexing of variegated to subtle tonals. A fun slipped stitch pattern paired with garter brings out the best in any yarn.
Prerequisites: Previous sock knitting experience. 

Niko’s Scarf   

2 hours of class time
Thurs. afternoon: Nov. 21 1:00–3:00 PM

Description: This fashionable scarf features reversible cables so there is no wrong side.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Cable Hat 

4 hours of class time 
Thurs. afternoon: Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 1:00–3:00 PM

Description: This cable hat is knit from the ribbing to the top. Add a big floppy pompom to finish it off.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

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