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.

 

WINTER / SPRING 2017


PEACOCK DRESS (Bilingual Class)
Jocelyne Malric
$96
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm, January 15, 22, and 29

The Peacock dress by Pernille Larsen is a lovely lace dress knitted in the round from the bottom up. The sleeves are knitted in the round in stockinette stitch, and are joined to the lacy skirt at the underarm. Pattern sizes range from 6-9 months to 6 years old. In this class you will learn how to knit a lace pattern, to read a lace chart, how to use a lifeline and also, how to knit the sleeves using the magic loop method. Required materials:  Pattern (available on Ravelry),  circular needle sizes 2.75 or 3 mm or size to obtain gauge, 458 m to 1400 m of fingering weight yarn depending on size of garment chosen, stitch holders, stitch markers, 3mm crochet hook, darning needle and 1 button. Prerequisites: knit, purl, yo, ssk, k2tog, k3tog, (you should be an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter to be comfortable in this class).


TRICOT 101 (English Class)
Chloe Gallagher-Smylie
$96
Sundays, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, January 15, 22, and 29

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


ISADORA LOPAPEYSA CHILD SWEATER (Bilingual Class)
Amalia Siontas
$96
Mondays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, January 16, 23, and 30

Lopapeysa, the iconic Islandic sweater. Classic knitwear for the whole family, this sweater is knit in the round using stranded colourwork. In this workshop wi will be working on a child’s sweater using these technics. Prerequisites: advanced intermediate. Required materials: the pattern for the Isadora Lopapeysa, DK weight yarn in the quantity required to knit the size desired, 16” and 24” circular needles in 3.25mm and 3.75mm or the needle size required to achieve gauge.


ANTLER MITTENS (Bilingual Class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$96
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, January 17, 24, and 31

These mittens (in toddler to adult sizes) knit out of chunky yarns are a fun quick introduction to cable knitting. You will learn to either use double pointed needles or the magic loop method, how to read a chart and how to knit cables. The end result is perfect for our Quebec winters. Prerequisites: CO, knit, purl, BO (comfortable beginner knitter). Required materials: pattern by tincanknits; chunky yarn in the quantity necessary for the chosen size; size 4mm and 5mm needles or size to get gauge (either double pointed or long circular); cable needle; darning needle.


PERSONAL PROJECT (Bilingual Class)
Giovanna Clementi
$128
Wednesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, January 18, 25, and February 1, 8

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, shawl, or a Custom Fit sweater, 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 proper finishing. If you've already knit a garment, why not take this opportunity to take on a new, more difficult, challenge? Prerequisites: Must have completed some smaller projects such as hats or mittens. Required materials: Your choice of pattern, plus the appropriate yarn and needles.


SIMPLE MITTENS (Bilingual Class)
Catherine Harvey
$96
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm, February 5, 12 and 19

Learn how to knit a small circumference in the round, either with double-pointed needles or with a long circular needle and a method called magic loop. It is also a great opportunity to add to your skills if you already use one of these methods and want to learn the other. The top of the mitten is closed by grafting, using the Kitchener stitch. You will also learn how to pick up stitches to work the thumb and how to close the gaps at the base of the thumb. Required materials: pattern (Big Merino Mitts, free on ravelry), 100 g of worsted weight yarn, 4.5 mm dpns or 32 inches circular needle or size to get gauge, stitch marker, tapestry needle, small stitch holder or waste yarn, tape measure. Pre-requisites: cast-on, knit and purl.


POP BLANKET (Bilingual Class)
Amalia Siontas
$96
Sundays, 5 pm – 7 pm, February 5, 12 and 19

The Pop Blanket by Tin Can Knits is a pop of fun inspired by American art from the 60’s. Make the full blanket or a smaller number of squares to create a pillow. The striking effect of this blanket is achieved through the pairing of bright self-striping yarn and a solid coloured background, much like a canvas. Prerequisites: Beginner (CO, knit, purl, BO). Required materials: Aran weight yarn in self-striping (e.g. Noro Silk Garden or Taiyo) and solid colourways of your choice,  5.5 mm double-pointed or size needed to achieve gauge.


ATERLIER DE MACRAME (Classe français)
Karèle Bellavance de Boho Montréal
$115
Lundi 6 Février de 18h00 à 21h00

NIVEAU: Débutant. Ouvert aux intermédiaires et avancés également. Nous serons sur place pour vous donner des trucs et astuces alors n'hésitez pas à nous poser vos questions! L'histoire du macramé, une courte bio sur Boho Montréal et quelques trucs et astuces seront présentés en introduction. Le tout suivi de 3 heures d'atelier sur les bases du macramé.  (noeuds de montage, noeuds plats, demi noeuds plat, demi clef en vertical horizontal et diagonale. Vous serez capable de réaliser un macramé à la fin de la l'atelier!

Vous repartirez chez vous avec un kit comprenant // une bobine de corde de 200 pieds, une pièce murale réalisée lors de l'atelier, un goujon de bois, un document de référence illustré vous sera également remis sur les lieux (techniques de bases, 20 pages).


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual Class)
Catherine Harvey
$96
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30, February 7, 14 and 21

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


WORKSHOP: BUTTONHOLES (Bilingual Class)
Jocelyne Malric
$32
Monday, February 13, 6 pm – 8 pm

Small but important detail in finishing a knitting project, buttonholes can be daunting to do, since their appearance can ruin hours of hard work. This workshop will show you how to master basic buttonholes and finishing techniques related to buttonholes. Demonstrations and applications will include: one row/two row button holes, eyelet buttonhole & vertical button holes. Required materials:  solid coloured yarn and appropriate sized needles for yarn. Pre-requisites: cast on, knit, purl. (You should be an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter to be comfortable in this class).


BAA-BLE HAT (Bilingual Class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$96
Wednesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, February 15, 22, and March 1

This hat is a quick and fun introduction to stranded colourwork and to reading charts. These sheep will keep you nice and toasty all winter long. Prerequisites: CO, knit, purl, BO Required materials: pattern by Donna Smith (available on ravelry); Aran weight yarn (4 colours); 4 mm circular 16” needles and 4.5 mm circular 16” and dpns; darning needle


CROCHET: BASKETRY (Bilingual Class)
Allie Vatcher
$96
Monday, 6:30 – 8:30, Februay 20, 27, and March 6

Join us for this 3-week class where you will learn the basic crochet techniques: chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and how to crochet in the round. While this class will focus on using crochet to construct different basketry models, it will also explain the fundamentals of crochet theory and terminology. By the end of the course you will have all the skills to develop an array of crochet patterns. Prerequisites: none Required Materials : TBD


WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTION TO DYEING WITH ACID DYES (Bilingual Class)
Julie Asselin
$85
Sunday, February 26, 5 pm - 9 pm

We are excited to offer this workshop with the extremely talented hand-dyer, Julie Asselin! Julie will introduce you to the principles of colour theory and discuss different fibres and their impact on the final dying result. You will then be introduced to the basics of working with acid dyes and the application of the hand-painted method. All necessary materials are provided.


WORKSHOP: SHORT-ROWS DEMYSTIFIED (Bilingual Class)
Jocelyne Malric
$48
Tuesday, February 28, 6 pm – 9 pm

Short rows are 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 are 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 in learning 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). Pre-requisites: 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
$96
Sundays, 5 pm – 7 pm, March 12, 19 and 26

In this class we will take the traditional way of making socks and start from the toes instead of the cuff. Why? Why not? The main advantage of knitting your socks in the opposite direction is the relief of knowing that, if you don’t have enough yarn, you can cast-off whenever you please. We will also be learning  “Judy’s Magic Cast-On”. Prerequisites: must know how to knit and purl, increase and decrease, and be comfortable using double pointed needles. Required materials: 2.5 mm double pointed needles and sock yarn. 


WORKSHOP: CAST-ONS & BIND-OFFS (Bilingual Class)
Giovanna Clementi
$48
Wednesday, March 8, 6 pm – 9 pm

In this workshop, we will explore several cast-ons: knitted, chain, long-tail and crochet cast-on, and two types of provisional cast-ons. And for the bind-offs: regular and knitted bind-off, binding off in ribbing, the Icelandic bind-off (for garter stitch) and the 3-needle bind-off. Prerequisites: CO, knit, purl, bind off
Required materials: any worsted weight yarn in a light colour and appropriate needles.


TRICOT 102 (Bilingual Class)
Giovanna Clementi
$96
Wednesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, March 15, 22 and 29

In this class you will be introduced to various knitting techniques and provided with tips and tricks used by advanced knitters including different methods of increasing, decreasing, casting on, and binding off; buttonholes; picking up dropped stiches; working in the round, and much more. Required materials: Yarn of your choice (main color and at least one contrasting color), needles (dpns or circular, and one pair of regular needles), a crochet hook, a tapestry needle, a few stitch markers and a note pad. Pre-requisites: Tricot 101 / or you’re an advanced beginner


ATELIER DE TISSAGE (Classe français)
Natacha Castonguay
$115
Dimanche 19 Mars de 9h00 à 13h00

Venez apprendre à réaliser vos propres petits tissages sur cadre et repartez avec tout le nécessaire pour en réaliser d’autres à la maison.

Durant le cours d’une durée de quatre heures, vous apprendrez les techniques de base du tissage sur cadre (tissage à plat, ligne droite, ligne diagonale, franges, tresse et finition simple).

Tout le matériel requis est fourni pour la réalisation de 2 tissages:

  • cadre à tisser de 8″ x 10 ” / 20cm x 25.5cm
  • 2 goujons
  • 2 aiguilles
  • environ 100g de fibres diverses (coton, laine, mèche de merinos, soie, jersey, fibres vintage, alpaga, acrylique)
  • fil résistant (nylon robuste ou coton mercerie pour monter la trame de votre tissage)
    bâtonnet et fourchette de bois

* Comme le cours est d’une durée de quatre heures, il est conseillé d’amener avec vous collation & boisson.


WORKSHOP: MOEBIUS HEADBAND (English Class)
Colette VanHaaren
$48
Monday, March 20, 6 pm – 9 pm

Möbius knitting is knitting with a twist: a permanent turn is part of the cast on and the resulting product. In these classes, you’ll learn how to start with an invisible cast on at the center and why the knitting grows in two directions. Required materials: Colette van Haaren’s tutorial/pattern, which can be bought on Etsy; crochet hook; cotton waste yarn; sock yarn in one or two colours or colour ways; and circular needles with flexible cable to get gauge (around 5 mm or 5.5 mm). Prerequisites: knitting in the round.


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual Class)
Catherine Harvey
$96
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, March 21, 28 and April 4

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


COTTON BUNNIES (Bilingual Class)
Jocelyne Malric
$96
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm, March 26, April 2, 9

Little Cotton Bunnies by Julie Williams. A fun and popular project, in this class you will have a choice of doing the girl or boy bunny. It’s a great stash buster, if you have leftover sock yarn or fingering weight yarn. The pattern is for knitting flat on two needles and all pieces are seamed afterwards. Pattern calls for DK weight yarn, however if you choose a different weight yarn the size of your project will be in accordance. In this class you will learn how to knit increases and decreases to shape the body of the bunnies and their clothing, how to assemble using neat finishing techniques with tapestry needle.
Required materials: pattern (boy or girl), about 100m of fingering, sock or DK weight yarn for body (wool or cotton), and about 60 m total for clothing. Needles used can vary from 2.25mm to 3.5mm according to choice of yarn to obtain gauge. You will also need a darning needle and embroidery floss for face details in a contrasting color like black or dark brown. Pre-requisites: knit, purl, M1, ssk, k2tog (you should be an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter to be comfortable in this class).


KIDS LEARN TO KNIT (Bilingual Class)
Sasha Hyre
$96
Sundays, 4 pm – 6 pm, March 26, April 2, 9

Let your child discover a love and passion for knitting. Children are introduced to the basics. Two types of simple and fun finger knitting techniques will be taught in the beginning to get your child accustumed to working with yarn. Then, creative methods are used to teach your child how to knit with needles and to remember how to knit once they go home. Once the child has learned the knit stitch and purl stitch, they will be ready to begin small projects. Pre-requisites: Ages 8+


WORKSHOP: SEAMING (Bilingual Class)
Giovanna Clementi
$48
Wednesday, April 12 from 6 pm – 9 pm

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).


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual Class)
Allie Vatcher
$96
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm, April 23, 30, May 7

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


PEBBLE BEACH (Bilingual Class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$96
Tuesdays, 6 pm - 8 pm, April 25, May 2, 9

Come knit this beautiful crescent shaped pattern with us. Depending on the yarn used, this can be a nice airy summer shawl or a warmer one for the winter. You will get introduced to basic lace knitting, which is written out row by row. Prerequisites: CO, knit, purl, BO. Required materials: Lace or fingering weight yarn (437 to 800 yards depending on the size shawl you knit), 4mm circular needles, darning needle


ATELIER DE TISSAGE (Classe français)
Natacha Castonguay
$115
Dimanche 14 Mai de 9h00 à 13h00

Venez apprendre à réaliser vos propres petits tissages sur cadre et repartez avec tout le nécessaire pour en réaliser d’autres à la maison. Durant le cours d’une durée de quatre heures, vous apprendrez les techniques de base du tissage sur cadre (tissage à plat, ligne droite, ligne diagonale, franges, tresse et finition simple).

Tout le matériel requis est fourni pour la réalisation de 2 tissages:

  • cadre à tisser de 8″ x 10 ” / 20cm x 25.5cm
  • 2 goujons
  • 2 aiguilles
  • environ 100g de fibres diverses (coton, laine, mèche de merinos, soie, jersey, fibres vintage, alpaga, acrylique)
  • fil résistant (nylon robuste ou coton mercerie pour monter la trame de votre tissage)
    bâtonnet et fourchette de bois

* Comme le cours est d’une durée de quatre heures, il est conseillé d’amener avec vous collation & boisson.