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.

 

SPRING 2017


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


INTRODUCTION TO DYEING WITH ACID DYES (Bilingual Class)
Julie Asselin
$85
Friday, March 24, 6 pm – 10 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.


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+


GEMSTONE CARDIGAN (Bilingual Class)
Amalia Siontas
$128
Mondays, 6 pm – 8pm, April, 3, 10, 24, May 1

In this workshop we will be working on the simple yet elegant and feminine cardigan, Gemstone by Veera Valimaki, which is constructed seamlessly from the top down and incorporates cabled stitch detailing in the front. Prerequisites: Intermediate. Required materials: the paid pattern for Gemstone (available on Ravelry), fingering weight yarn in the quantity required for your size, and needles with which you obtained gauge.


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).


BLUE SAND CARDIGAN (Bilingual Class)
Sasha Hyre
$96
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30, April 19, 26, May 3

Learn to knit the gorgeous Blue Sand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie – it will surely become your go-to sweater. You might love it so much that you will want to knit it twice with the option to choose between two different yoke constructions. It is knit top-down and features some short row shaping. Prerequisites: Intermediate to advanced. Required materials: pattern (available on Ravelry), DK weight yarn in 3 colours in the quantity required to knit the size desired, MC (852-1347 yds), CC1 (175-277yds), CC2 (259-409 yds), 3.5mm, 4mm and 4.5mm 32” circular needles or needle size required to achieve gauge, stitch markers and holders and a 2mm crochet hook.


COTTON BUNNIES (Bilingual Class)
Jocelyne Malric
$96
Sundays, 5 pm to 7 pm, April 23, 30, and May 7

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).


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual Class)
Allie Vatcher
$96
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm, April 23, 30, and 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)
Francoise Richard-Devereaux
$96
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8pm, 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


FIXING MISTAKES (Bilingual Class)
Jocelyne Malric
$48
Monday, 6 pm – 9 pm, May 8

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 increaes and decreases…and whatever else comes up! I will demonstrate how to fix the before mentioned. Required materials: Any of your knitting, with or without mistakes, to practice on, together with a crochet hook, spare needles (double-pointed or circulars), possibly a stitch holder. Prerequisites: cast on, knit, purl


PERSONAL PROJECT (Bilingual Class)
Giovanna Clementi
$128
Wednesdays, 6 pm – 8 pm, May 10, 17, 24, 31

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 CustomFit 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 the 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.


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.


CULLUM (Bilingual Class)
Sasha Hyre
$96
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30, May 15, 22, 29

Learn to knit this light and breezy knitted linen top for the spring/summer season. This tee is knitted in the round. You will learn short rows shaping and a simple elegant lace pattern as special techniques. Prerequisites: advanced intermediate. Required materials: Pattern (paid pattern available on Ravelry), Sport weight yarn in the quantity required to knit the size desired (840 yds – 1500yds), 16” and 32” circular needles in 3.5mm or the needle size required to achieve gauge, stitch markers and holders.


HAUSER - CROCHET BAG (English class)
Allie Vatcher
$96
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm, May 21, 28, June 4

Hauser by Donna Yacino. Description coming soon!


CUFF-DOWN SOCKS (Bilingual Class)
Amalia Siontas
$96
Sundays, 5 pm – 7 pm, May 21, 28, June 4

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: cast on, knit, purl, working in the round.


BEACH BAG (Bilingual Class)
Catherine Harvey
$96
Tuesdays, 6pm – 8pm, May 23, 30, June 6

This bag is the big brother of “Summer Fling”. Knit with Kilim, a bulky jute yarn that is perfect for Summer accessories, it will accompany you for a day at the beach or in the park! Various techniques make this project a great learning experience: picking up stitches, knitting in the round and grafting with Kitchener Stitch. Required materials: pattern (free, to be published by Espace Tricot), Filatura di Crosa, Kilim (5 skeins, 2 of one colour for the bottom and 3 of another colour for the top), 5.5 and 6 mm 24-inch circular needles, stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn, tape measure. Pre-requisites: cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off.


RAVELRY WORKSHOP (Bilingual Class)
Sasha Hyre
$32
Monday, 6:30 – 8:30, June 5

In this particular workshop you will learn tips and tricks to help you optimize your time spent on Ravelry. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an advanced fiber expert, you will be sure to discover some new tools to help you improve your knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving. Not only will you learn how to organize your stash, and how to hone your navigation skills but you will also be able to distinguish your favourites from your library and learn how to network with other users and browse efficiently through thousands of elements. You will leave this workshop feeling like a pro!


PETIT LIN SHAWL (Bilingual Class)
Jocelyne Malric
$96
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30, June 6, 13, 20

[Photo coming soon]

I designed this light and airy shawl especially for Espace Tricot and their new exclusive line of lace weight linen yarn. The design of the shawl is a fun introduction to lace knitting and features a creative construction and binding off of 2 similar triangles. It can be done in one or two colors. The sizing is easily adjustable to accommodate yardages from 1200yds to 2000yds. Required materials: pattern (free), solid color lace weight linen yarn (2 skeins of 600yds each), 3mm (24” or 32”) circular needles. Pre-requisites: cast on, knit, purl. (You should be an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter to be comfortable in this class).


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual Class) 

Catherine Harvey

$96
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30, June 7, 14, 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


BLOCKING WORKSHOP (Bilingual Class)
Sasha Hyre
$32
Monday, 6:30 – 8:30, June 12

Blocking provides handknits with that extra bit of polish that elevates the finished product. This workshop examines how, when and why to use different blocking tools and techniques. Prerequisites: Beginner. Required materials: A finished project or a swatch.