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.

If we need to cancel a class, we will generally contact you by email. However, we may need to contact you at short notice, so please ensure to provide a phone number and email address where we can reach you during the day.

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 do so well in advance to ensure that classes can begin on time. For classes held in L’Atelier Espace Tricot outside store hours, it is not possible to shop during the class. 

Please note that materials for Tricot 101, Crochet 101, Kids Learn to Knit, and some speciality workshops are included in the cost of the courses. This is noted in the course description.

FALL 2019


URSA SWEATER by Jacqueline Cieslak (Bilingual class)
Naomi Endicott
$120
Saturdays, September 21, 28, October 5, 4pm to 6pm

Described by its designer as “a bear of a sweater”, Ursa is sure to keep you warm and cosy all winter long – so get ready for the colder months by joining us for this class! The construction of this sweater is deceptively simple, with interesting details and techniques for both new and seasoned sweater-knitters. In this class, we’ll cover all the basics of top-down sweater construction and making simple modifications, as well as working through the optional bust darts to get a better fit for all bodies. Required materials: Bulky-weight yarn; needles to get gauge (11.5st/4”, suggested 6.5mm), pattern (available for purchase through Ravelry). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease. You need to be able to confidently knit in the round for this class, but if it’s your first sweater project please feel free to join us!


KNITTING 101 (Bilingual class)
Sasha Hyre
$120
Mondays, September 23, 30, October 7, 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! Needles and a ball of yarn are included to get you started. Prerequisites: none


TOP DOWN SOCKS (Bilingual class)
Amalia Siontas
$120
Wednesdays, September 25, October 2, October 9, 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: 100g fingering-weight yarn suitable for socks; 2.25mm needles (double pointed, or circular for magic loop method). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease.


GARDENGATE SWEATER by Jennifer Steingass (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$120
Sundays, September 29, October 6, 20, 10am to 12pm

Gardengate is inspired by the beautiful wrought iron gates surrounding gardens in Scotland. This lightweight sweater is knit up in fingering or sport weight yarn for and easy to wear fabric. This sweater is knit seamlessly from top to bottom starting with a rolled neckline. The yoke is knit in stranded color work, short row shaping is added to the back of the sweater to shape the neckline. Required materials: (paid pattern on Ravelry), quantity of fingering or sport weight yarn for your size (see pattern), 3.75 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. To save class time, please ensure that you have done your gauge swatch prior to class.Pre-requisites:  Advanced beginner (student must know how to knit, purl, decrease, and increase).


DOGSTAR SWEATER By Tin Can Knits (Bilingual class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$120
Wednesdays, September 18, October 2, 16, 6pm to 8pm

Whether you are knitting this sweater for a child or for yourself, this beautiful and versatile pattern is a great introduction to knitting yoked Fairisle sweaters. You will get comfortable with the bottom-up technique of sweater knitting, you’ll learn about the influence of colour choices and you can decide to knit this pattern in two or more colours. Before the first class: choose at least your main colour and knit a gauge swatch. If you are knitting an adult sweater, you might want to knit as much as possible of the body before the class so you get a chance to knit the colourwork. Required materials: DK-weight yarn suitable for stranded colourwork; 3.5 and 4mm circular needles (or size required to get gauge of 22st in 4”) and double pointed needles for sleeves (or long circulars for magic loop); pattern (for sale on ravelry). Student must bring a finished and blocked gauge swatch to the first class. Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease.


KNITTING 101 (English class, instructor can respond in French)
Chloe Gallagher Smylie
$120
Sundays, October 6, 13, 20, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Join us for this 3-week learn to knit class and we will have you knitting and purling in no time! Knitting 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! Needles and a ball of yarn are included to get you started. Prerequisites: none


CAPSTAN by Norah Gaughan (Bilingual class)
Michele Charbonneau
$120
Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, 6pm to 8pm 

 

This bold hat, knit in the round, will teach you different cable techniques as well as how to read instructions from a chart. The cables truly stand out in this quick-knit hat, knit up in cosy, bulky yarn. Required materials: bulky-weight yarn; 5mm and 6mm 16” circular needles (or size required to get gauge of 14st in 4”) and double pointed needles for crown (or long circulars for magic loop); pattern (for sale on Ravelry). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease.


CROCHET 101 (Bilingual class)
Julie-Sarah Desjardins
$80
Sundays, October 13 and 20, 10am to 12pm

Join us for this learn to crochet course and you'll be untangling the mysteries of crochet in no time! Crochet 101 will introduce you to the basic techniques of crochet and explain the fundamentals of crochet theory and terminology. By the end of the course you will have all you need to begin your first project! A hook and a ball of yarn are included to get you started. Prerequisites: none


LOVE NOTE by Tin Can Knits (Bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$120
Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30 6pm to 8pm

Everyone is falling in love with the Love Note, and here’s your chance to knit this stunning, delicate yoked sweater. Knit with a strand of mohair and a strand of fingering-weight yarn held together, the resulting fabric is a delicious light cloud that feels as cosy as it looks, and can be dressed up or down as the occasion requires. Sized from 0-6 months to 3XL-4XL, you can choose to treat yourself or knit a very special gift for a lucky someone. Required materials: Fingering-weight yarn and mohair for stranding, or DK-weight yarn if holding without mohair; needles required to get gauge (16st in 4”, suggested 4.5 mm); pattern (available for purchase on Ravelry); at least 10g fingering-weight yarn in a contrasting colour for provisional cast-on. Students must bring a finished and blocked gauge swatch to the first class. Prerequisites: Intermediate knitter - must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease. Students must have already knit a sweater in the round in order to be comfortable in this class.


HIBERKNITTING by Stephen West (bilingual class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$120
Fridays, October 11, 25, November 8, 10 am – 12 pm

Come and have fun learning to knit textures, slipped stitched patterns and stranded colourwork and enjoy wearing this cozy and warm cowl just in time for winter. You can choose between a graphic two-colour palette or a more colourful version with up to eight colours – you can also play around with textures by adding a silk-mohair yarn. Be prepared to knit quite a bit between classes to be able to start a new section in each class. Required materials: Fingering or sport weight yarn. You can use up to eight yarns (this is a perfect project for leftover yarns) to make this very colourful, or choose a simple two-colour version; 3.75mm (or needle to obtain gauge) 16” or 40” circular needle, pattern (for sale on ravelry). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease. 


HEART WARMER COWL by Justyna Lorkowska (Bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$120
Mondays, October 21, 28, November 4, 6pm to 8pm

This intricate cowl features many delicate and interesting stitches to appeal to an advanced and confident beginner who is ready to try new things and learn new skills. With cables, lace, rib stitches, and even smocking, you certainly won’t get bored! Both charted and written instructions are included in the pattern. Be prepared to knit quite a bit between classes to be able to start the new techniques in each class. Required materials: At least 440yd fingering-weight yarn, double-pointed or 16” circular needles in three sizes required to get gauge (recommended 3.75 mm, 3.5 mm or one size smaller than gauge needles, and 3.25 mm or two sizes smaller than gauge needles), pattern (available for purchase on Ravelry). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease. Pattern uses yarn overs, k2tog, ssk, cables, German Twisted Cast-On (optional), Tubular Bind-Off (optional).


TOE UP SOCKS (Bilingual class)
Amalia Siontas
$120
Wednesdays, October 23, October 30, November 6, 6pm - 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. Materials: 100g of sock yarn and 2.25mm double-pointed needles, or 40” circular needles for magic-loop. Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease.

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KIDS LEARN TO KNIT (Bilingual class)
Sasha Hyre
$120
Sundays, October 27, November 3, 10, 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. Needles and yarn are provided  Pre-requisites: Ages 8+

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FOX AND DEER by Julie Williams (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$120
Sundays, November 3, 10, 17, 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 fox or deer. The pattern is worked flat on two needles and all pieces are seamed afterwards. Pattern calls for worsted or light Aran weight yarn, however Jocelyne’s versions of the foxes and deer are done with fingering to sport weight yarn. In this class you will learn how to knit increases and decreases to shape the body of the fox/deer and their clothes, and how to assemble using neat finishing techniques with a tapestry needle. Required materials: (available for purchase through Ravelry), about 110 yd /100m of fingering/sport weight yarn for body, and about 66 yd/60 m total for clothing. Knitting needles used can vary from 2.25 mm to 3 mm according to your choice of yarn. You will also need a darning needle. Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease.

FULL - please contact the store for the waitlist


KNITTING 101  (Bilingual class)
Naomi Endicott
$120
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 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! Needles and a ball of yarn are included to get you started. Prerequisites: none

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EMBROIDERY LEVEL 1: SAMPLER CLASS
Julie Noblet
$73
Saturday November 9, 4pm to 7pm

 
Never tried embroidery before? Join us for this introductory class to learn a variety of basic stitches in this charming sampler kit. All materials included. 
Prerequisites: None.
 

LONGING FOR GOTLAND by Sofia Kammeborn (Bilingual class)
Naomi Endicott
$120
Mondays, November 11, 18, 25, 1pm to 3pm

Dance to the rugged windswept islands of Gotland and Faroe in these delightful colourwork socks featuring traditional Gotlandic motifs of roses and leaves. In this class we’ll learn stranded colourwork and basic top-down sock construction. Don’t be daunted by learning both colourwork and sock knitting at the same time! This is a fun, quick project which features flexible instructions for knitting with different tensions and sizes. As for yarn choice, it’s a great chance to use up some leftover scraps to play with colours. Required materials: Yarn and needles suggested for pattern, suitable for small-circumference knitting (pattern gives three different gauges for different sizes), pattern (available for purchase through Ravelry). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease. If you haven’t tried stranded colourwork or sock knitting before here’s your chance to start!  

FULL - please contact the store for the waitlist


SMALL CIRCUMFERENCE KNITTING: MAGIC LOOP AND BEYOND (workshop in English but instructor can respond in French)
Stephanie Earp
$60
Tuesday November 12, 1pm to 4pm

When it comes to socks, sleeves and children’s items, knitting in the round on less than 16 inches is a must. In this 3-hour workshop, learn the Magic Loop method for working in the round on one long circular needle, and get an overview of several other ways to make a small tube, from double-pointed needles, single loop, working with two or more circulars and converting in-the-round patterns for working flat. The workshop will include tips and tricks for getting the best results when working in the round, including avoiding ladders. Prerequisites: Participants should be able to knit, purl, cast on and cast off. Materials: Bring yarn (preferably Sport, DK or Worsted weight) and a circular needle (at least 32”, appropriate size for your yarn).

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CROCHET 101 (Bilingual class)
Julie-Sarah Desjardins
$80
Wednesdays, November 13 and 20, 6pm - 8pm

Join us for this learn to crochet course and you'll be untangling the mysteries of crochet in no time! Crochet 101 will introduce you to the basic techniques of crochet and explain the fundamentals of crochet theory and terminology. By the end of the course you will have all you need to begin your first project! A hook and a ball of yarn are included to get you started. Prerequisites: none

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KOBUK HAT by Caitlin Hunter (Bilingual class)
Naomi Endicott
$120
Sundays, November 17, 24, December 1, 4pm to 6pm

The Kobuk hat is a classic and beloved pattern, featuring delicate lace and fun bobbles with a delicious mohair halo. If you are looking to up your hat game this is the place to start! In this class we’ll learn how to knit a hat in the round, follow a lace chart, and make bobbles that pop. While this pattern calls for holding mohair with a DK-weight yarn, this isn’t required and we’re happy to discuss yarn options with you – Naomi can even show you how to modify the pattern for a bulky-weight yarn if you want something extra-cosy. Required materials: Yarn and needles for pattern (suggested 3.5mm and 4.0mm, and DPNs or magic-loop needle for crown), pattern (available for purchase through Ravelry). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease. If you haven’t knit in the round before, now is your chance to learn! 

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EMBROIDERY LEVEL 2: MATRYOSHKA DOLL
Julie Noblet
$81
Saturday November 23, 4pm to 7pm

 
If you've already tried embroidery before and want to level up your skills, this is the workshop for you! Expand your knowledge of stitches and techniques and learn how to apply them beyond stitch samplers. All materials included. 
 

TRONDHEIM MITTENS by Sofia Kammeborn (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$120
Sundays, November 24, December 1, 8, 10am to 12pm

The pattern is by Sofia Kammeborn who was inspired by the picturesque old buildings on the waterfront while visiting the city of Trondheim, Norway. The Trondheim mittens are knitted in four different colours (blue, light blue, rust, ochre).  You can use the Rauma Finull (available at Espace) for this purpose. In addition to colorwork techniques, the class will cover reading charts, shaping a thumb gusset, and how to do a Latvian Braid. The mitten pattern comes in one size but is easily adjustable by choosing a different yarn or size of needles. Materials required: Pattern (available for purchase through Ravelry), 2 ply-weight yarn in 4 colours (refer to pattern for quantities), tapestry needle, preferred needles for small-circumference knitting in the round (e.g. DPNs, magic loop, or 9" circular needles). Note: Please bring a variety of needle sizes to obtain a 32 x 34 gauge as per pattern or slightly bigger/smaller to modify size of mittens. Prerequisites: Advanced beginner. Comfortable knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing.

FULL - please contact the store for the waitlist.


WORKSHOP: GERMAN SHORT ROWS (workshop in English but instructor can respond in French)
Stephanie Earp
$60
Tuesday November 26, 1pm to 4pm

Short rows are essential for shaping sweaters and other items worked in the round. In this workshop, learn the German short row method, an easy and invisible alternative to the wrap-and-turn method. In addition to learning the technique, the workshop will cover where to use short rows, including sock heels, sweater yokes and bust shaping. Prerequisites: participants should be able to knit, purl, cast on and cast off, increase and decrease and be comfortable working in the round. Materials: Participants should bring 16” circular needles in any size, with yarn that will work with those needles and a few stitch markers. Homework: Cast on enough stitches to join to work in the round, and work 5 rounds before class. 

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STONEHAM PONCHO by Dianna Walla (Bilingual class)
Michele Charbonneau
$120
Wednesdays, November 27, December 4 and 11, 6pm to 8pm 

As elegant as it is practical, the Stoneham poncho is an excellent opportunity to learn stranded colourwork through its circular yoke construction – and no need to finish the body or sleeves! In this class we will cover different techniques for holding yarn in stranded colourwork, as well as the theory of colour dominance. The main goal: to demystify colourwork through a fun and striking project. Materials required: DK-weight yarn for pattern, 16”, 32”, and 40” circular needles in size required to get gauge (22 stitches in 4”, suggested 4mm), 16” and 40” circulars in 0.5mm smaller than gauge needle (suggested 3.5mm), pattern. Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl stitches and increase and decrease.

FULL - please contact the store for the waitlist.


ASHBROOK SHAWL by Tamy Gore (class in English but instructor can respond in French)
Sasha Hyre
$120
Mondays, December 2, 9, and 16, 1pm to 3pm

Confident beginners and experienced knitters alike will enjoy the meditative twists and turns of this elegant shawl. Intricate details like mosaic knitting, lace, bobbles, and well-placed colour shifts ensure an interesting knit. Worked up in fingering-weight yarn, this shawl is sure to keep you cosy all winter long and into the spring! Materials: Fingering-weight yarn according to pattern, 32" circular needles in size required to get gauge (suggested 4mm). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner - must know how to knit and purl stitches, increase and decrease, and join new colours.

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JANUARY 2020!

Join us in welcoming Arounna of the Toronto studio Bookhou (www.bookhou.com) for a weekend of punch needle and block printing workshops in January! In addition to teaching, Arounna will also be available for a book-signing session and will bring a selection of her highly sought-after products for a Bookhou trunk show. Lucky us! 

PUNCH NEEDLE WORKSHOPS

 
Saturday January 18th 
9 am - 12 pm
FULL
 
Sunday January 19th
9 am - 12 pm 
$160

Sunday January 19th
1 pm - 4 pm 
FULL
 
In this 3-hour workshop you will learn the basic fundamentals of this fun and addictive technique as you create your own textile wall hanging using one of your own designs or one of Arounna’s beautiful illustrations. Each student will receive a kit including an Oxford punch needle, a wood frame pre-stretched with monk's cloth, a selection of yarn, and a pair of yarn snips. The traditional technique of rug hooking is a quick way to use your yarn to make beautiful wall art, pillows, and rugs. After this workshop you will be well on your way to exploring this art form!
 
All materials included and no experience required.
 

BLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOPS
 
 
Saturday January 18th 
1 pm - 4 pm
$160

Among many other things, Arounna is known for her stunning textile prints used in the creation of products from bags to home decor items. In this workshop she will introduce participants to the process of carving designs into soft linoleum, which they will then use to print a repeat pattern on linen fabric to create their own unique design. After printing, students will then learn to transform their fabric into the Cocoknits four corner bag. 
 
All materials included and no experience required.
 
 
 
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Be sure to check out more of Arounna’s work at www.bookhou.com!