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FALL 2017 - 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 Karen, 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)

Tuesday Mornings: Sept 12 – Dec 12 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.   
OR

Friday Mornings: Sept 15 – Dec 15 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.


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 Sept. 14 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.

Introduction to Stranded Fair Isle Knitting

One 2 1/2 hour workshop - $30

Tues. evening: Sept 5 6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

or

Wed. afternoon: Sept 6 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Description: Beautiful Fair Isle clothing and accessories are always a favourite choice for winter. The technique forms a warm, double thickness fabric. Learn the basics of this “2-handed stranding” knitting technique in which you carry one colour in each hand to produce multi-coloured patterns and motifs. Don’t worry – we teach you to knit with your non-dominant hand (Continental or North American knitting style). Prerequisites: Good knitting skills and the ability to read patterns.

Note: This class is a prerequisite for those taking any of the other Fair Isle classes (if you do not already know the Fair Isle knitting technique)

Getting Started Knitting Socks

Three 2 hour classes - $60.00 + supplies

Wed mornings: Sept 6, 27, Oct 11 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. (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.

Mossery Cardigan

Four 2 hour classes - $80.00 + supplies
Wed evenings: Sept 13, 27, Oct 11, 25 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. (check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled on alternate weeks to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: The cardigan body is worked in one piece from right front to left from with a provisional cast on which is removed to knit the front edging. The sleeves are picked up around the armhole and knit seamlessly from the top down… No sewing together! Prerequisites: Good knitting skills and ability to read a pattern. 

Jaywalker Socks 

Three 2 hour classes - $60 + supplies
Thurs afternoons: Sept 14, 28 and Oct 12 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (Check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting between each lesson)
Description: This pattern is both visually interesting and simple enough for a beginner. Stitches are placed on the bias for a snug, droop-less fit.
Prerequisite: Previous sock knitting experience. 

Mitered Squares

One 2 hour workshop - $25.00

Fri. afternoon: Sept 15 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Description: Mitered squares seem magical. Their rows turn at a 90 degree angle, giving incredible design potential. The squares are fun to make & provide unlimited possibilities by varying the colours, size and direction of joining. Learn how to knit the squares and attach them to each other without any seaming. Mitered squares also make good “stash busters”- ways to use up leftover or extra yarns (especially useful for the yarn ends left over after knitting socks). Ideas for projects and patterns that use mitered squares will be discussed. This will be a prerequisite class to the Square Feet Sock class.

Prerequisite: Good basic knitting skills

Square Feet Socks 

Three 2 hour classes - $60 + supplies
Fri afternoons: Sept 22, 29 and Oct 13 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (Check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting between each lesson)
Description: Mitered rectangles wrap the leg and travel over the foot. The slow-shading yarn provides lots of graphic interest.
Prerequisite: Previous sock knitting experience.  

Chameleon Cowl

Two 2 hour classes - $50 + supplies
Sat afternoons: Sept 16, 30 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (Check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting between each lesson) Description: This cowl is uniquely constructed almost entirely in icord.
Prerequisite: Good basic knitting skills  

Therapy Shawl  

One 2 ½ class - $30 + supplies
Tues afternoon: Sept 19 1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Description: “In the midst of several demanding knits, I craved garter stripes, simple eyelets, and picots. It had to be almost mindless, easy to put down and pick up so that I could squeeze it in among other things, and be appropriate for using a variegated yarn with a couple of supporting solids.”
Prerequisites: A good knowledge of knitting and purling, and other basic knitting techniques Difficulty: Advanced beginner and above 

Stitch Technique 

Six 2 hour - $120 + supplies
Tues evenings: Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 17, Nov. 14, 28, Dec. 12 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M (check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled on alternate weeks to allow extra time for independent knitting) Note: Please sign up early for this class so that we can guarantee that we have sufficient yarn for your afghan in your perfect colour.
Description: Each week you will learn a different knitting technique including cables, lace, traveling stitches and a variety of novelty stitches. You will master each technique while you knit a cozy heirloom afghan or lap blanket. After completing this class, you will have the confidence to read any knitting pattern.
Prerequisites: A good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques
Difficulty: Advanced beginner  

Stranded Fair Isle Cowl

Two 2 hour classes $50.00 + supplies
Wed. afternoons: Sept 20 and Oct 11 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M (Check dates carefully as classes are on alternate weeks to allow extra time for independent knitting.) Description: You will have the choice of knitting either the Stained Glass Cowl OR the Nordic Cowl. Both cowls use the same techniques. Both cowls are a “work of art” that you will wear with pride. They are worked in Fair Isle and are double sided resulting in a warm accessory with no unsightly wrong side. Don’t worry, if you know how to work 2-handed Fair Isle, we will teach you the rest. The cowl is created by casting on the circumference of the cowl provisionally, knitting one side, working a turning round, and then working the other side. Once completed you will remove the provisional cast-on and place the beginning stitches on a circular needle. Folding the piece in half at the fold line, you will either graft the beginning stitches to the end stitches or work a three-needle bind-off. There are many, many colour combinations you could use. The wonderful news is that you will only use two colours for the entire project: a variegated yarn and a solid.
Prerequisites: Good knitting skills. Must have basic Fair Isle knitting skills (see the “Introduction to Stranded Fair Isle Knitting” workshop on Tues. Sept 12 from 6:-8:30 or Wed. Sept. 13 from 1-3:30).
Note: This class is not recommended as a first Fair Isle project.

Willow Shawl  

Three 2 hour classes $60.00 + supplies
Wed. evenings: Sept 20, Oct 4, 18 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M (Check dates carefully as classes are on alternate weeks to allow extra time for independent knitting.)
Description: This non-stranded colourwork shawl is knit diagonally from the corner using wrap and turn short rows to create the leaves. It can be knit to any size.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills. 

 Blue Moon Beaded Shawl

Two 2 hour classes $50.00 + supplies
Thurs. afternoon: Sept 21, Oct 19 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M
Description: We will teach you how to knit with beads while creating this beautiful crescent shaped lace shawl. Don’t like charts… don’t worry, we’ll teach you with both charted and written instructions. Oh and did I mention, you have your choice of three sizes for this beauty.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills. 

Rising Tides Scarf

One 2 ½ hour class $30.00 + supplies
Tues afternoon: Sept 26 1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M
Description: The scarf looks like a complicated stripe, intarsia, or woven design but is the result of short-rows repeating across the length of the piece, creating undulating waves of colour. Garter stitch and a long-colour-repeat yarn marry beautifully.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills.

Knitting the Perfect Sweater

Five 2 hour classes - $100.00 + supplies
Tues evenings: Sept 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 21, Dec 5 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. (Check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting between each lesson)
Note: Please sign up early for this class so that we can guarantee that we have sufficient yarn for you sweater in your perfect colour.
Description: If you have mastered the basics of knit and purl stitches and are ready to move past knitting scarves and simple knits, or you have knit sweaters before that never seemed to turn out right – then this class is for you,. In this class, you will knit a sweater (suited to your knitting ability) while learning all the techniques that you need to successfully complete your garment. A sample of topics include: understanding tension, types of yarn, reading a pattern, stitch combinations, shaping and assembly of your sweater. You will also gain confidence in modifying knitting patterns to fit you perfectly. Learn knitting techniques that go beyond what a pattern tells you by “reading between the lines” to give professional looking results.
Difficulty: Advanced beginner and beyond
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills and the ability to ready simple patterns. 

“Hanna” Fair Isle Knitted Cowl 

One 2 hour class - $25.00 + supplies
Wed. afternoon: Sept 27 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: Cowls are once again the perfect cold weather accessory this winter. You can knit a beautiful and colourful cowl to brighten up the dull winter days. This cowl is knit in-the-round with seed stitch borders. The centre is worked in al Fair Isle colour work pattern. Practice your skills for “Fair Isle Knitting” and “Knitting in the Round” while you knit a beautiful Fair Isle Cowl. We will review the techniques of carrying one colour in each hand to produce multi-coloured patterns and motifs. You will learn to follow a simple chart for placing your colours. By the end of the class you will be well on your way to knitting your own cheery Fair Isle cowl.
Prerequisite: This is an excellent first Fair “Isle project to help you master the basics. Experience with circular knitting using a single circular needle and basic Fair Isle knitting (see the” Introduction to Stranded Fair Isle Knitting” workshops on Tues. Sept. 12th from 6-8:30 or Wed. Sept. 13th from 1-3:30 if you need to learn this technique) 

Hitofude Cardigan 

Three 2 hour classes - $60.00 + supplies
Sat Afternoons: Oct 14, Nov 11, 25 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. (Check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting between each lesson)
Description: As implied by the name “Hitofude”, meaning a single brush stroke in Japanese, this open front cardigan with an allover lace pattern is worked in one “yarn stroke” -- a continuous strand without cutting the yarn. The yarn stroke starts from the upper body and sleeves worked together in a rectangular piece, then moves to lower body, where the lace pattern increases evenly, creating a gentle drape.
Prerequisites: The knitter should have good basic knitting skills and be able to follow simple patterns.

Mitered Memory Blanket Club 

$ 0.00 + supplies
Sat mornings: Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Description: Do you have lots of fingering weight yarn left over from socks and shawls that you don’t know what to do with? How about a memory blanket? Don’t have enough in your stash… problem solved… join our blanket club. Purchase one solid skein of yarn to pull your blanket together then when you come to our meeting, bring some of your stash to add to the “pool” and take an equal amount for free. When you need more than you bring, take out of the “pool” at .10¢ / gram.

Circular Knitting (Knitting In-the-Round)

Two 2 hour classes - $50.00 + supplies
Tues Afternoons: Oct 3, 17 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (Check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting between each lesson)
Description: These classes will give you an overview of the different methods of “knitting in the round”. You will learn to work with double pointed needles, circular needles, the magic loop and more. You will have a chance to practice all the techniques and learn the advantages of each method while you knit a hat and fingerless mitts. The Montgomery fingerless mitts are a good project for the beginner knitter who wants to try knitting in the round, or for the experienced knitter who needs a quick knit. The mitts are worked from the cuff up. The row of eyelets at the cuff, thumb and palm add just enough visual interest without being difficult to work. The Raspberry Beanie will keep you cozy on winter days. It fits snuggly with lots of stretch. You’ll want to make one for yourself and several for appreciated gifts.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills

Linientreu Shawl

Three 2 hour classes $60.00 + supplies
Wed afternoons: Oct 4, 25 and Nov 29 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (Check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting between each lesson) Note: Please sign up early for this class so that we can guarantee that we have sufficient yarn for your sweater in your perfect colour.
Description: ‘Linientreu’ (‘In Line’) is a semicircular shawl, alternating equilateral triangles and simple garter stitch rows. The triangle modules are joined by knitting (no sewing necessary!) The right triangles at the border edge result from short rows.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills and ability to follow simple patterns.

Introduction to Knitting Cables – Cable Beanie

One 2 1/2 hour class - $30.00 + supplies
Wed Afternoons: Oct 18 1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Description: Cables form the intricate designs in Aran Knits or traditional Fisherman’s sweaters. They can add a designer touch to a basic sweater and look beautiful in afghans and pillows. They may appear complicated, but are actually quite simple when you break them down step by step. Learn the techniques needed to produce beautiful cable patterns as you complete your hat.
Prerequisites: The knitter should have good basic knitting skills and be able to follow simple patterns.

Knitting Circles Around Socks From the Cuff Down (Knitting 2 Socks at a Time with 2 Circular Needles)   

Three 2 hour classes $60.00 + supplies + Book: Knitting Circles Around Socks
Tues afternoons: Oct. 24, Nov 14 and 28 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M (Check dates carefully as classes are on alternate weeks to allow extra time for independent knitting.)
Description: Do you suffer from S.S.S. – Single Sock Syndrome? This method allows you to easily knit two socks at a time using two circular needles. Both socks will be identical and completed at the same time. This cuff down method will have you ready to cast on your next pair in record time.
Prerequisites: Good knitting skills and the ability to read patterns. Note that this is not a class to learn to knit socks. Experience in knitting socks one at a time is required.
Difficulty: Intermediate

Drifter Jacket 

Four 2 hour classes - $80.00 + supplies
Fri Afternoons: Oct 27, Nov 10, 24 and Dec 8 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
OR
Thurs. Mornings: Oct 26, Nov 9, 23 and Dec 7 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting between each lesson)
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

Stranded Fair Isle Mittens

Three 2 hour classes - $60.00 + supplies
Wed Afternoons: Nov 8, 22 and Dec 6 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (Check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting between each lesson)
Description: You will have the choice of knitting either the Evenstar Fair Isle Mittens OR the Fiddlehead Mittens. Both mittens use similar techniques.
Prerequisites: Good knitting skills. Must have basic Fair Isle knitting skills (see the “Introduction to Stranded Fair Isle Knitting” workshop on Tues. Sept 12 from 6:-8:30 0or Wed. Sept. 13 from 1-3:30). Note: This class is not recommended as a first Fair Isle project

Side-to-Side Socks

Three 2 hour classes - $60 + supplies
Wed evenings: Nov 8, 22 and Dec 6 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. (Check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting between each lesson)
Description: This sock is worked flat from side edge, over the instep and around the sole. The flat piece is grafted into a tube leaving a gap for the heel. Stitches are then picked up for the tow, heel and cuff. This unique construction is excellent for variegated or self-striping yarns.
Prerequisite: Previous sock knitting experience.

Flashdance Knit-a-Long

FREE with purchase of supplies
Thurs afternoons: Nov 9, 16, 23, 30 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M
Description: This boomerang shaped shawl will become your Canada 150 collectible. It will be knit in the National Parks Collection Merino Slim yarn by Fleece Artist.
Prerequisites: Good basic knitting skills.

Thrum Mittens

One 2 hour class - $25.00 + supplies
Tues Afternoon: Nov 21 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Tues. evening Dec. 5 – 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Wed Morning: Nov 29 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
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: The knitter should have good basic knitting skills and be able to follow simple patterns.

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