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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) - $159 (12 Classes)

Tuesday Mornings: Jan 9 - Mar 27 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.   
OR

Friday Mornings: Jan 5 - Mar 23 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 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.

Getting Started Knitting Socks

Three 2 hour classes - $60.00 + supplies

Wed mornings: Jan 9, 23 and Feb 6 1:00 PM - 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 soc 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.

Boxcar Socks

Three 2 hour classes - $60.00 + supplies
Fri. Afternoons: Jan. 12, 26 and Feb. 9  1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: These socks are constructed not from the cuff down, not from the toe up, but from the center out. After the hexagon is knitted, stitches are cast on at the heel and worked down to the toe. Then stitches are picked back up at the heel and worked up the leg.
Prerequisites: Previous experience knitting socks.

Twice the Dice Shawl

Three 2 hour classes - $60.00 + supplies
Thurs. Afternoons: Jan. 25, Feb. 15, Mar. 8 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: This wonderful shawlette is practical and elegant, simple yet chic. It will keep you warm in the early days of spring. There is no seaming. It is a fun to knit modular comprised of two different sizes of squares. Once you have knitted one of them, you will already know how to knit the other. It is knit in one piece! No seaming and no weaving in of loose ends required (apart from the beginning and the end - and, of course, if you need a new ball of yarn). Since every square looks different, it is an exciting shawl to knit from the first stitch to the last.
Prerequisite: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling.

Maple Leaf Shawl

Two 2 ½ hour classes - $55.00 + supplies
Sat. Afternoons: Jan. 13 and Feb. 3   1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Description: Inspired by the beautiful maple tree leaves so prevalent in the Ontario, this shawl will be a stunning addition to your wardrobe. It must be made with a high wool content will be best since it needs to be blocked aggressively. The central part is worked first as one piece starting from the center and then the corners are finished one by one.
Prerequisite: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling. The pattern is suitable for intermediate and advanced knitters.

Misty Rainbow Scarf

One 2 hour classes - $30.00 + supplies
Thursday afternoon: Jan 11 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: This stylish infinity scarf shows off the best of coloured yarn. Rows of Herringbone Stitch create beautiful texture that highlights the colour changes.
Prerequisite: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques.

A Canadian Afghan, eh! KAL

Six 2 hour sessions – cost of supplies
Wednesday evenings: Jan 10, 24, Feb 7, 22, Mar 14, 28 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 all things Canadian afghan was published to coincide with Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017. What an amazing work of art and a true keepsake. Note: Please sign up early for this class so that we can guarantee that we have sufficient yarn for your project in your perfect colour.
Prerequisites: Good knitting skills and ability to read patterns.

Two-At-A-Time Toe-Up Socks

Two 2 hour Classes - $50 + supplies
Tues. Afternoons: Feb. 27 & March 13 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
OR
Sat. Afternoons: Jan. 27 & Feb. 10   1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
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.

Batad Cowl/Wrap

Two 2 hour classes $50.00 + supplies
Tues. Afternoons: Feb. 27 & Mar 13 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: Stockinette stitch welts and garter stitch short rows are worked seamlessly from the top neck edge. Simple short tows are utilized with no slipped stitches or wrap and turns required. Wear it draped over one shoulder or slouchy style as a cowl.
Prerequisites: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques.  

Galilee Poncho

Three 2 hour classes $60.00 + supplies
Thurs. Afternoons: Jan. 18, Feb. 8, 23 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: Galilee is knit with sleeve cuffs attached to the body to help keep your wrists covered. The wickerwork stitch pattern is worked only on the front, leaving the back plain and simple. The lower edge is shaped using short rows making the sides shorted than the front and back sections.
Prerequisites: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques.

 Butterfly-Papillon Shawl

Three 2 hour classes $60.00 + supplies
Tues. Afternoons: Feb. 27, Mar. 13 & 27 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: This shawl utilizes short row shaping along with stripes to create the beautiful curved lines.
Prerequisites: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques.

Song of Sorrow Shawl 

Two 2 hour classes $50.00 + supplies
Sat. Aft. Jan. 20 and Feb. 17       1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: This shawl is worked from the top down beginning with a garter tab cast on. You will learn the Swedish Weave stitch, working with two colors (not fair isle), and a picot bind off.
Prerequisites: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques

Calm Cowl

Two 2 hour classes $50.00 + supplies
Fri. Aft. Mar. 9 and 23 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: This cowl is crocheted in the round. It can be worn in the different ways; hanging like a scarf or wrapped like a cowl. This is a great project to step up from your learn to crochet.
Prerequisites: Previous crochet experience

Sikuli Shawl

Two 2 hour classes $50.00 + supplies
Wed. Afternoons: Feb. 21 and Mar. 28 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: The shawl is worked in two distinct sections. The main garter stitch body is worked from the bottom tip to the wingspans’ edge. The squares are worked modularly from the shawl body.
Prerequisite: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques.

Niagara Cardigan

Three 2 hour classes $60.00 + supplies
Wed. Evenings: Jan. 17, 31, Feb. 15 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Description: This variation of the Vitamin D cardigan includes longer raglan sleeves and the removal of the waterfall fronts. It is knit in one piece from the top down.
Prerequisites: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques.

Wickenden Cardigan

Four 2 hour classes $80.00 + supplies
Fri. Afternoons: Feb. 16, Mar. 2, 16, 30 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: Wickenden is an open front cardigan featuring three-quarter length set-in sleeves and cable panels. It is worked in one piece to the armholes and features gentle waist shaping.
Prerequisites: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques.

Vodka Lemonade Cardigan

Four 2 hour classes $80.00 + supplies
TWed. Afternoons: Jan. 17, 31, Feb. 15, Mar. 7 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Description: Vodka Lemonade is a springy sweater with a vintage vibe. Seed stitch and lace details add texture and a feminine touch, and the classic styling ensures that it will go with jeans and a tank just as easily as a sundress and sandals.
Prerequisites: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques.

Sea Lace Scarf

One 2 hour class - $30 + supplies
Wed. Afternoon Jan. 10 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: This lacy scarf is crocheted with one skein of fingering yarn. It is beautiful with variegated yarn or any of the delicious hand dyed yarns. It works up quickly once you get the pattern down.
Prerequisites: Previous crochet experience. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches.

Windowpane Scarf

One 2 hour class - $30 + supplies
Tues. Aft. Jan.16 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Description: The Windowpane is the perfect spring scarf to keep the chill off your neck without being bulky. The easy to remember crochet pattern repeat works up very quickly. The Windowpane was designed to showcase the colour shifts in gradient yarns but you’ll also get a beautiful scarf using solid, semi-solid, or variegated yarns.
Prerequisites: Previous crochet experience. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches.

OppAtt Sock KAL  

Four 2 hour classes - supplies
Sat. Afternoons; Mar. 3, 10, 17 and 24 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. 
Description: OppAtt is a cuff down sock with cables that move toward and away from each other. The left and right socks are mirrored. Techniques used: cabling without a cable needle (description included), slipped stitches, picking up stitches, decreases.
Prerequisites: Previous experience knitting socks.

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