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 2018


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual class)
Catherine Harvey
$96
Sundays, January 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


PINE BOUGH COWL (English class)
Dianna Walla (designer of the pattern)
$96
Mondays, January 15, 22 and 29 from 6pm to 8pm

Learn to construct a tubular cowl while improving your stranded colorwork. The Pine Bough Cowl is an engaging colorwork cowl, and the tubular construction plus the colorwork fabric makes it thick and warm to wear, with no wrong sides. We’ll cover the techniques used to knit the cowl: a crochet provisional cast on, following repeat-based charts, grafting two pieces in the round together, as well as a variety of tips and tricks to improve your stranded colorwork. Required Materials: Pattern, DK weight yarn in two colors (approximately 640 yards of the main color and 480 yards of the contrasting color), 3.5mm 16” circular needle, 3.5mm crochet hook (or similar size), tapestry needle. Prerequisites: Students should ideally have some familiarity with stranded colorwork 


FIDDLE HEAD MITTENS (Bilingual class)
Amalia Siontas
$96
Wednesdays, January 17, 24 and 31 from 6pm to 8pm

Traditional stranded colourwork mitts to brighten up those cold winter outings. In this workshop we will be learning how to knit holding two yarns and following charts. Required materialsFiddlehead Mittens pattern by Adrian Bizilia, DK or fingering weight yarn in the required quantities, double-pointed needles required for your size (see pattern). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner. Student should already know how to knit, purl, decrease and increase.


COMFORT FADE CARDI (Bilingual class - English pattern)
Stephanie Earp
$96
Tuesdays, January 23, February 6 and 20 from 6pm to 8pm (every two weeks)

Ride the fade wave and create a beautiful, personalized garment, knitting Andrea Mowry’s Comfort Fade Cardi. Techniques include working from the top down, lifted increases and short row shaping. This is a suitable first-sweater project for knitters with some experience ready to make the leap. Required materials: Comfort Fade Cardi (paid pattern on Ravelry), DK weight yarn for your size, US 6/4 mm – 32”/80 cm circular and US 5/3.75 mm - 40”/100 cm circular, and DPNS in both sizes - or needles needed to get gauge. Prerequisites: Advanced beginner (student must know how to knit, purl, decrease, and increase).


BONNER HAT (Bilingual class)
Ama Frimpong
$96 
Sundays, February 4, 11 and 18 from 10am to 12pm

A fantastic pattern by Sarah Solomon, the Bonner Hat is a style for both men and women. The Bonner pattern is a great pattern for advanced beginners to learn how to cable and follow charts. Required materials: Bonner Hat by Sarah Solomon (paid pattern on ravelry), 180 yards of worsted weight yarn, 3.5mm and 4.5mm double pointed needles or circular needles (or needle size to obtain correct gauge), and a cable needle. Prerequisites: Students must know how to knit, purl, increase, and decrease


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual class)
TBD
$96
Mondays, February 5, 12 and 19 from 6pm to 8pm

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 


PERSONAL PROJECT (Bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$128
Wednesdays, February 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, 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.


LITTLE GIRL LAMB (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$96
Sundays, February 25, March 4 and 11 from 10am to 12pm

From the popular series of little animals from Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits, this time we are offering you the chance to make her little girl lamb. The pattern is for knitting flat on two needles and all pieces are seamed afterwards. Pattern calls for worsted or light Aran weight yarn, however my versions of the lambs are done with sock/fingering weight yarn. In this class you will learn how to knit increases and decreases to shape the body of the lamb and her clothing, how to assemble using neat finishing techniques with tapestry needle. Required materials: pattern, about 100m of sock or fingering weight yarn for body, and about 60 m total for clothing. Knitting needles used can vary from 2.25mm to 3mm according to choice of yarn. You will also need a darning needle. Pre-requisites: knit, purl, M1, ssk, k2tog (you should be an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter to be comfortable in this class).


CROCHET WORKSHOP: EFFORTLESS COWL (English class)
Carla Marquez
$48
Monday February 26 from 6pm to 9pm

Come and join us for a fun introduction to crochet. You will learn the basics of crochet while being able to finish or almost finish a project that you can wear the next day. Required materials: 3 skeins of super bulky yarn (ex. Spuntaneous or Magnum), appropriate crochet hook for your yarn, thick darning needle, free Effortless Cowl Pattern by Elizabeth Pardue. Prerequisites: none


SOCKS TOP DOWN (Bilingual class)
Amalia Siontas
$96
Tuesdays, March 13, 20 and 27 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.


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual class)
TBD
$96
Wednesdays, March 14, 21 and 28 from 6pm to 8pm

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


SOCK HEEL WORKSHOP: FISH LIPS KISS HEEL (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$48
Sunday, March 25 from 9 am to 12pm

Developed by Patty-Joy White aka ”the Sox Therapist” this heel method is a great heel to have as a standard in your repertoire. It’s an ingenious adaptation of the short row heel which creates a beautiful heel with no gaps, and can be done on either top down or toe up sock. This method is easily remembered and requires next to no math skills. Required materials: Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern (please print before the class), a sock of any stitch count knitted to the point of doing the heel portion done on 4 needles or with a circular needle (magic loop) Pre-requisites: knit, purl (you should be an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter to be comfortable in this class).


STRANGE BREW (Bilingual class)
Amalia Siontas
$128
Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 6pm to 8pm

A sweater workshop where one will learn the basic tools for constructing and knitting a bottom-up, seamless, personalized fair isle yoked jumper. Additional skill building techniques include short-row shaping, colour coordination, and pattern sizing. Required materials: The pattern for Strange Brew by Tincanknits (available on Ravelry), DK-weight yarn in the amount required for your sweater size and a swatch, 3.5mm and 4.0mm circular and DPN needles (or the needle size required to obtain gauge), stitch markers. Prerequisitesintermediate to advanced knitter.


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual class)
Ama Frimpong
$96 $
Wednesdays, April 4, 11 and 18 from 6pm to 8pm

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: FIXING MISTAKES (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$48
Sunday, April 8 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. Pre-requisites: cast on, knit, purl 


WORKSHOP: BUTTONHOLES (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$32
Sunday, April 15 from 10am to 12pm

A 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 light 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).


WORKSHOP: SHORT ROWS DEMYSTIFIED (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$48
Sunday, April 22, 9am – 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). Pre-requisites: cast on, knit, purl. (you should be an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter to be comfortable in this class).


WORKSHOP: SEAMING (Bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$48
Wednesday, April 25 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).


KIDS LEARN TO KNIT (Bilingual class)
Sasha Hyre
$96 
Sundays, April 29, May 6 and 13 from 4pm to 6pm

Let your child discover a love and passion for knitting. Children are introduced to the basics. Finger knitting techniques will be taught in the beginning to get your child accustomed 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+ 


FLAX (Bilingual class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$96
Tuesdays, May 1, 8 and 15 from 6pm to 8pm

The Flax sweater by Tincanknits, is a gentle introduction to the techniques needed to knit a top down, simple, seamless sweater. It comes in all sizes from baby to an adult 4XL, and you can choose the size as well as whether you want to knit the Worsted weight version or the lighter Fingering weight one in this class. Material needed: Free Flax pattern by Tincanknits (Flax or Flax light), yarn required for the version and size you choose, as well as the adequate needles, darning needle. Prerequisites: Knit, Purl, Cast on, Bind off (advanced beginner or intermediate knitter)


PERSONAL PROJECT (Bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$128 
Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 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, 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.