Classes

 

Come and take a class at Espace Tricot! Whether you're an absolute beginner or seeking to expand your skill set, we have a wide variety of courses to choose from.

Class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The class fee is required to reserve your spot. Please feel free to call in and reserve by credit card - 514 486-5648.

We require a minimum of 3 people per class. Full refunds will be issued if the class is cancelled or if you withdraw at least five days prior to the start date.

All required class materials are available for purchase in store but feel free to bring in your own! If you do need to purchase materials, please try to do so well in advance to ensure that classes can begin on time. Please note that materials for Tricot 101Crochet 101, and Kids Learn to Knit are included in the cost of the courses.

 

FALL 2018


KNITTING 101 (Bilingual class)
Chloe Gallagher-Smylie
$ 108$
Sundays, September 9, 16 and 23 from 5pm to 7pm

Join us for this 3-week learn to knit class and we will have you knitting and purling in no time! Tricot 101 will introduce you to the basic techniques of knitting (knit, purl, cast on, bind off) and explain the fundamentals of knitting theory and terminology. By the end of the course you will have all you need to begin your first project! Prerequisites: none


CUFF DOWN SOCKS (Bilingual class)
Amalia Siontas
$108
Mondays, September 17, 24 and October 1 from, 6pm to 8pm

Learn about the construction of a sock, how to work from the cuff down to the heel, gusset and then toe. You will be provided with a simple pattern that can be adapted to your needs. If you feel comfortable doing so, you may use a pattern of your choice, just make sure it is cuff down. Required materials: Fingering weight yarn and needles required to obtain gauge (double pointed, or circular for magic loop method). Prerequisites: Intermediate knitter: know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease.


PERSONAL PROJECT (Bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$144
Tuesdays, September 18, 25, October 2 and 9 from 6pm to 8pm

Do you have a project you want to knit but are nervous to cast on because you feel it might be beyond you? Whether it’s a shrug, sweater, jacket or shawl, this class is designed to support you from start to finish. You select your own pattern and yarn and the instructor will walk you through every step of your project from the perfect cast on to the proper finishing. If you've already knit a garment, why not take this opportunity to take on a new, more difficult, challenge? Required materials: Your choice of pattern, plus the appropriate yarn and needles. Prerequisites: Must have completed some smaller projects such as hats or mittens.


WORKSHOP: Reading patterns like a pro (English class instructor can answer questions in French)
Stephanie Earp
$36
Wednesday, September 19 from 6pm to 8pm

Never get tripped up by your knitting pattern again! Learn how to read a pattern effectively, identify 'red flag' phrases and plan your modifications before you ever cast on a stitch. In this two-hour workshop, we'll cover how to evaluate a pattern before you buy it, how to glean the information you need on your first read-through and how to spot possible errors and problems before you have to frog.
Optional: bring a pattern you're considering knitting or have struggled with.
Workshop presented in English, but instructor can answer questions in French.


WORKSHOP: Fixing Mistakes (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$ 54
Sunday, September 23 from 9am to 12pm

You’re pretty confident with your knitting but making a mistake still throws you for a loop? We will have a look at common mistakes, like twisted and dropped stitches, extra yarn-overs, unwanted increases and decreases…and whatever else comes up! During this class, you will knit a swatch on which you will learn with my help how to fix mistakes using tricks of the trade. Required materials: solid light coloured yarn in DK or heavier weight for visibility and appropriate sized needles for yarn, stitch markers (type that opens), a crochet hook, spare needles (double-pointed or circulars), possibly a stitch holder. Prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl


TEDDY SWEATER (Bilingual class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$108
Wednesdays, September 26, October 3 and 10 from 6pm to 8pm

Come and have fun knitting this adorable sweater for the child in your life (from 3 month to 6 years). Knit from the top down, you will learn traditional raglan shaping as well as a few more techniques to create the front pocket and sewing on the eyes and nose. Required materials: Pattern, DK weight yarn (amount varies depending on size knit), 3.5mm circular 16" needles or needles needed to obtain gauge, 3.5mm double pointed needles, sewing needle, small quantity of black yarn for eyes and nose. Please knit and block your swatch (28 stitches by at least 2 inches) before the first class. Prerequisites: advanced beginner.


WORKSHOP: Crocheted baskets (Bilingual class)
Amalia Siontas & Francoise Richard-Devereaux
$75 (crochet hook, yarn, and pattern from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas included!)
Friday, September 28 from 6pm to 9pm

Come join us for this fun evening workshop and learn to crochet these versatile little baskets for all your needs! From yarn bowl, to jewelry holder, to catch all, these charming baskets are addictive to make - you won’t be able to stop at just one! You can start your Christmas crocheting in style! All necessary supplies to make at least two baskets are provided including pattern from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. Maximum 12 participants. No knowledge of crochet necessary, absolute beginners welcome!


TECUMSEH by Caitlin Hunter (bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$144
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm, Sept 30th, Oct 14th & 28th, Nov 11th, 2018

This relaxed and comfy sweater is easy to wear yet stylish. Knitted from the top down with a few rounds of color work, this design is straightforward and easy to knit while still being engaging. The back neckline includes short rows shaping for a nice fit. Required materials: (paid pattern on Ravelry), DK weight yarn for your size (see pattern), 3.5 mm – 40”/100 cm circular and 4 mm - 40”/100 cm circular, and DPNS in both sizes - or needles needed to obtain gauge, 2 stitch holders to put sleeves on hold and stitch markers. Prerequisites:  Advanced beginner (student must know how to knit, purl, decrease, and increase). 


KNITTING 101 (Bilingual class)
Chloe Gallagher-Smylie
$108
Sundays, October 14, 21 and 28 from 5pm to 7pm

Join us for this 3-week learn to knit class and we will have you knitting and purling in no time! Tricot 101 will introduce you to the basic techniques of knitting (knit, purl, cast on, bind off) and explain the fundamentals of knitting theory and terminology. By the end of the course you will have all you need to begin your first project! Prerequisites: none 


ZWEIG by Caitlyn Hunter (bilingual class)
Amalia Siontas
$144
Mondays, October 15, 22, November 5 and 19 from 6pm to 8pm

The knitwear designer Caitlin Hunter has made her mark as one who loves to blend the traditional with the modern. In the workshop, we will be working on one of her most favourite designs. The Zweig is a seamless sweater which incorporates colour work, lace knitting, and cables. Required Materials: the pattern for the Zweig (found on Ravelry), fingering-weight yarn in the amounts required for your size, and 3.25mm and 3.75mm circular and double-pointed needles (or the needles sizes required to achieve gauge). Prerequisites: intermediate to advanced; students must be familiar with knitting terms


HEARTH SLIPPERS (Bilingual class)
Naomi Endicott
$108
Tuesdays, October 16, 23 and 30 from 6pm to 8pm

Prepare for winter with these cosy slippers - or get started on your Christmas knitting! Dianna Walla's stranded colourwork slippers are an exciting introduction to stranded colourwork knitting, and come in three sizes. This class will cover stranded colourwork techniques, afterthought heel and toe construction, and duplicate stitching. Required materials: Pattern (available for purchase through Ravelry), 3 colours of worsted-weight yarn in quantity required for your desired size (see pattern or Ravelry page for more exact amounts), tapestry needle, slipper bottoms (optional), preferred needles for small-circumference knitting in the round (e.g. DPNs, magic loop, or 9" circular needles). Note: it is recommended to bring 4mm, 4.5mm and 5mm needles for swatching to determine which needle to use as the "gauge" (main) needle. You will also need a needle 0.25mm smaller than your gauge needle for cuff. Prerequisites: Advanced beginner. Comfortable knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing. Previous experience of colourwork knitting is not required!


ESPACE TRICOT COLOURWORK HAT by Dianna Walla (English class)
Dianna Walla
$108
Wednesdays, October 17, 24 and 31 from 6pm to 8pm

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Practice your stranded colorwork skills by learning to work up a colorwork hat, one of several new colorwork patterns Dianna is designing exclusively for Espace Tricot this fall. We'll discuss yarn choice, joining new yarns, yarn management when working with two colors, and other useful tips for stranded colorwork. This is a beginner-friendly pattern appropriate for newcomers to colorwork as well as knitters who have some experience with the technique. Required materials: 3 colors of fingering weight yarn (colors should be solid or semi-solid shades and should have some contrast - a dark, light, and medium shade will work best together). US 3 / 3.25 mm 16" circular needle, US 3 / 3.25 mm DPNs or long circular for magic loop, US 1 / 2.25 mm 16" circular needle (Or 16" circular and DPNs in needle size needed to obtain pattern gauge, and one 16" circular needle two sizes smaller). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner to intermediate; students should know how to knit in the round and decrease.


HARLOW by Andrea Mowry (Bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$108
Fridays, October 19, 26 and November 2, from 6pm to 8pm

The Harlow is a great way to learn Brioche knitting in 2 colours. This reversible hat comes in 3 sizes and is suitable for any gender or age. Just choose 2 colours of fingering weight yarn - the colour possibilities are endless! Required materials: Pattern (available for purchase through ravelry), 2 colours of fingering weight yarn, approximately 30 grams each. Needles: 2.75 mm and 3.25 mm circulars in 16” or 40 cm, and 3.25 double pointed needles or long circular for magic loop. Prerequisites: Must be familiar with knitting hats in the round and be an intermediate knitter.


SELBU MITTENS (cours bilingue)
Naomi Endicott
$108
Sundays, October 21, November 4 and 18 from 10am to 12pm

Get started with stranded colourwork knitting with this pair of classic Norwegian-style mittens. A perfect project for tackling the basics of colourwork, Selbu features clear charts as well as row-by-row instructions. In addition to colourwork techniques, the class will cover the Old Norwegian cast-on, reading charts, shaping a thumb gusset, and working different sizes through modifying gauge. Required materials: Pattern (available for purchase through Ravelry), DK-weight yarn in two colours (approximately 136 yards / 125m for each colour; pattern recommends "woolly" yarns such as Brooklyn Tweed Arbor or Rauma 3ply strikkegarn, rather than merino or superwash yarns), tapestry needle, preferred needles for small-circumference knitting in the round (e.g. DPNs, magic loop, or 9" circular needles). Note: it is recommended to bring 3mm, 3.5mm and 4mm needles for swatching to determine which needle to use as the "gauge" (main) needle. You will also need a needle 0.5mm smaller than your gauge needle for cuff. Prerequisites: Advanced beginner. Comfortable knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing. Previous experience of colourwork knitting is not required!


WORKSHOP: Seaming (bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$54
Monday, October 29 from 6pm to 9pm

Learn how to sew perfect seams in stockinette, garter and in ribbing. Students may bring completed projects waiting to be sewn up as well as samples. Required materials: 2 small samples (2” by 3”) of each of the stitches mentioned; tapestry needle; extra yarn (same as samples).


KYLER SHAWL by Isabell Kraemer (bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$108
Tuesdays, November 6, 13 and 20 from 7pm to 9pm

Kyler is both a sophisticated and casual shawl, starting at one point with increases on every right side rows. It starts with a lace stitch pattern that is easily memorized and then flows with an added stockinette stitch section to finish with a rib border punctuated with a little lace section. The lace pattern instructions are charted only, but easy to follow. Required materials: (paid pattern on Ravelry), approx. 1000m of fingering weight yarn, 4 mm - 40”/100 cm circular or needles needed to obtain gauge and stitch markers. Prerequisites:  Advanced beginner (student must know how to knit, purl, increases, decreases, yarn overs and some basics of chart reading). 


PERSONAL PROJECT (Bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$144
Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6pm to 8pm

Do you have a project you want to knit but are nervous to cast on because you feel it might be beyond you? Whether it’s a shrug, sweater, jacket or shawl, this class is designed to support you from start to finish. You select your own pattern and yarn and the instructor will walk you through every step of your project from the perfect cast on to the proper finishing. If you've already knit a garment, why not take this opportunity to take on a new, more difficult, challenge? Required materials: Your choice of pattern, plus the appropriate yarn and needles. Prerequisites: Must have completed some smaller projects such as hats or mittens.


KNITTING 101 (Bilingual class)
Chloe Gallagher-Smylie
$108
Sundays, November 11, 18 and 25 from 5pm to 7pm

Join us for this 3-week learn to knit class and we will have you knitting and purling in no time! Tricot 101 will introduce you to the basic techniques of knitting (knit, purl, cast on, bind off) and explain the fundamentals of knitting theory and terminology. By the end of the course you will have all you need to begin your first project! Prerequisites: none 


HIPSTER SHAWL by Joji Locatelli (Bilingual class)
Naomi Endicott
$108
Fridays, November 16, 23 and 30 from 6pm to 8pm

Release your inner hipster with this crescent-shape shawl from Joji Locatelli. This class covers the essentials of crescent-shaped shawl construction, as well as how to work a garter tab cast-on, read a lace chart, and make tassels. Worked up in worsted or DK-weight yarn, the result is a delicious cosy shawl that knits up quickly and makes a bold impression. Required materials: Pattern (available for purchase through Ravelry), 5 skeins of mYak Baby Yak Medium or 620 yards (570m) similar light worsted or DK-weight yarn, 5mm needles (circular needles with at least 32" cable recommended), tapestry needle, crochet hook (roughly 3mm-5mm, for attaching tassels). Prerequisites: Intermediate beginner. Knowledge of basics - casting on and off, knitting, purling, and increasing - is required, but if it's your first time knitting a shawl this is a great place to start!


WORKSHOP: Short Rows Demystified (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$54
Sunday, November 25 from 9am to 12pm

Short rowing is a useful technique to master for improving the finishing and shaping of garments. In recent fashion trends, short rows have also been used in interesting ways for creating colourful fabrics. Common examples of short row uses is found in the construction of socks, shoulder shaping and swing shawls. This class will help you understand and be more confident in knitting with this technique and learn its various applications. Required materials: solid light coloured yarn in DK or heavier weight for visibility and appropriate sized needles for yarn, stitch markers (type that opens), a swatch 30 st by 10 rows left on needles (in plain jersey – 1 row knit, 1 row purl). Prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl. (you should be an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter to be comfortable in this class).


TOE UP SOCKS (bilingual class)
Amalia Siontas
$108
Mondays, November 26, December 3 and 10 from 6pm to 8pm

Non-sock knitters and sock knitters welcomed! In this class we will be learning how to make basic socks starting from the toes and using short-rows for the heel. Required materials: 100g of sock yarn and 2.25mm double-pointed needles. Prerequisites: beginner to intermediate; student must already know how to knit and purl. 


GATEWAY TO RUSTIC by Melissa Clulow (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$108
Tuesdays, 7 to 9 pm, Nov 27th, Dec 4th & 11th, 2018

Gateway to Rustic is a great introduction to colour work, thanks to the simple, repetitive pattern - no counting or charts required. It’s also a good skill-builder for those who haven’t tried a Provisional Cast On or 3-Needle Bind Off before. As the name implies, this pattern serves as a gentle introduction to more rustic yarns, especially for those who love working with softer hand-dyed superwash yarns. This is a great way to test-drive woolier, less processed yarns and discover their unique and intriguing properties. Before you know it, you’ll be chatting breed-specific qualities while you dash off stranded mittens and yokes! Required materials: (Free Pattern from Espace Tricot on Ravelry), Yarns - main colour: 1 skein of Tukuwool (100% Finnish Wool 195m/213y, fingering), accent colour: 90m/99y of Hedgehog Skinny Single (100% merino, fingering), lining colour: 1 skein of Shibui Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 300 m / 330 y, lace). Needles: 3.75 mm 16-inch circular knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge, 3.5mm 16-inch circular knitting needles or set slightly            smaller than gauge needle (for lining) One extra 3.75mm straight or DPN needle for 3-needle bind-off. Prerequisites: Advanced beginner