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 reserve online using the links below.

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, and some speciality workshops are included in the cost of the courses. This is noted in the course description.

WINTER 2020


WORKSHOP: GERMAN SHORT-ROWS (Class in English but instructor can respond in French)
Stephanie Earp
$60
Wednesday, January 8, 6pm to 9pm

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. Materials: Participates should bring 16” circular needles in any size, with yarn that will work with those needles and a few stitch markers.  Prerequisites: participants should be able to knit, purl, cast on and cast off, increase and decrease and be comfortable working in the round. Homework: Cast on enough stitches to join to work in the round, and work 5 rounds before class.

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WORKSHOP: DUPLICATE STITCHING (Bilingual class)
Naomi Endicott
$60
Sunday, January 12, 3pm to 6pm

Duplicate stitching is one of the most versatile yet underused techniques in knitting. From simplifying colourwork, to mending holes, to weaving in ends, to embellishing plain fabric, discover how duplicate stitching can refresh your knits and help you work more efficiently. Homework: Knit a 6”x6” stocking stitch square before class, in any yarn, at a standard gauge (e.g. fingering weight: 24st/4”, DK weight: 22st/4”, worsted weight: 20st/4”). The square should contain a few stripes in a contrasting colours. Steam lightly, but do not weave in ends. Materials: Tapestry needle, scraps of yarn in the same weight and thicker weight than your sample. Prerequisites: Beginner – if you can knit the sample swatch, you can join the workshop!

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DROPLET CAPELET by Denise Bayron (Class in English but instructor can respond in French)
Sasha Hyre
$120
Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, 1pm to 3pm

This unique and structural capelet can be worn in many different ways, and features creative and stylish details to keep this beginner-friendly knit interesting. Materials: Fingering-weight yarn in quantity required for pattern, 3.25mm 24" circular needle (or size needed for gauge), 2.75mm 16" circular needle (or .5mm smaller than gauge needle), tapestry needle, stitch markers, pattern (available for purchase on Ravelry). Prerequisites: Beginner - must be able to cast on, knit and purl, increase.

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SOCKS CUFF-DOWN (Bilingual class)
Amalia Siontas
$120
Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, 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. 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.

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KNITTING 101 (Bilingual class)
Emily Comeau
$120
Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, 6pm to 8pm

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.

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BOOKHOU AT L'ATELIER

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 and Sunday January 29th
 
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 WORKSHOP
Saturday January 18th
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.
 
ALL WORKSHOPS CURRENTLY FULL - click below to join the waitlist. 
 
 
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Be sure to check out more of Arounna’s work at www.bookhou.com!

ARCTIC STARFLOWER by Kajsa Vuorela Frederiksson (Bilingual class)

Michèle Charbonneau
$120
Sundays, January 26, February 2, 9, 10am to 12pm

Keep your feet cosy and stylish in these beautiful Scandinavian-style slippers. Knitted in the round from heel to toe, these are truly mittens for your feet! This class will cover the following techniques: Judy's magic cast-on, knitting in the round with two colours, placing stitches on hold, increases and decreases, as well as the i-cord bind-off. Materials: 3.25mm needles, either circular (40" long) or DPNs, sport- or DK-weight yarn in two or three colours, pattern (available for purchase on Ravelry), tapestry needle. Prerequisites: Intermediate level. Students must be able to confidently knit, purl, increase, decrease, and knit in the round.

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EMBROIDERY LEVEL I: SUCCULENT SAMPLER by Kiriki Press (Bilingual class)
Julie Noblet
$93
Sundays, January 26, February 2, 4pm to 6pm 

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.

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WORKSHOP: CROCHETED BASKETS (Bilingual workshop)
Julie-Sarah Desjardins
$60
Saturday, February 1, 10am to 1pm

In this beginner-level workshop, you will use basic crochet stitches, and crochet in the round to make these beautiful and practical baskets. Materials: 80-120yd DK-weight yarn (cotton yarn is recommended), 3.5mm crochet hook, stitch marker. Prerequisites: Beginner – participant should know how to chain, single crochet, double crochet, and crochet in the round.

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WORKSHOP: SMALL-CIRCUMFERENCE KNITTING (Workshop in English but instructor can respond in French)
Stephanie Earp
$60
Saturday, February 1, 4pm to 7pm

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. Materials: Bring yarn (preferably Sport, DK or Worsted weight) and a circular needle (at least 32”, appropriate size for your yarn). Prerequisites: Participants should be able to knit, purl, cast on and cast off.

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WORKSHOP: CASTING ON (Bilingual class)
Naomi Endicott
$60
Monday, February 3, 1pm to 4pm

Start your project right by choosing the best cast-on. This workshop will teach two techniques for stretchy cast-ons: long-tail cast on, and tubular cast-ons. We will also discuss the best cast-on methods (among those taught, and others) to use depending on the project. Materials: Three pairs of needles in any size, three balls of yarn in appropriate weights for chosen needles (leftovers will do), waste yarn in a similar weight, crochet hook in a similar size to needles. Prerequisites: Beginner - must be able to knit and cast on independently with any method. 

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BABETTE’S BLANKET by Kathy Merrick (Bilingual class)
Julie-Sarah Desjardins $120
Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, 7pm to 9pm

The squares in Babette’s blanket all use the same pattern, varying only in the number of rounds worked. In this Advanced Beginner-level workshop, you will use basic crochet stitches, working in rounds, and colour changes to create and join the squares for this heirloom-worthy blanket. A perfect project for using up your fingering-weight leftovers and mini skeins! Materials: Fingering-weight yarn in a range of colours and quantities (pattern recommends 3,850 yards in 17 colours to get the size and effect of the original, but this is flexible), 2.75mm and 3.5mm crochet hooks, pattern (available for purchase on Ravelry). Prerequisites: Beginner – participant should know how to chain, single crochet, double crochet, and crochet in the round.

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OWEN HAT by Jill Zielinski (Bilingual class)
Michèle Charbonneau
$120
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 6pm to 8pm

This playful, graphic hat is an ideal introduction to colourwork knitting. Four colours are used in total, but only two at any one time. This class will cover the following techniques: casting on, rib, knitting colourwork in the round, reading a chart, and decreases. Materials: DK-weight yarn in four colours (kits are available in store), 16" circular needles size 3.5mm and 4mm and DPN needles size 4mm (or longer 4mm circular needle for magic loop), stitch markers, tapestry needle, 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.

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KNITTING 101 (English class)
Kathleen Falck
$120
Sundays, February 9, 16, 23, 4pm to 6pm

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.

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PLUM SWEATER by Junko Okamoto (Bilingual class)
Naomi Endicott
$200
Mondays, February 10, 17, March 2, 16, 23, 1pm to 3pm

Level up your sweater game with this delightful challenge from Junko Okamoto: cables, colourwork, and structure combine to make this stunning wearable work of art. While this pattern is written as one-size-fits-all, we will take time in the first class to adjust to everyone's desired measurements and outcome, and learn how to modify a pattern to get a great fit. Participants must knit and block a swatch before class to determine main gauge needle (3.5mm suggested in pattern).  Materials: Sport-weight yarn in two colours, in sufficient quantities for the pattern (estimated 1630yd MC, 190yd CC), 40" circular needles for magic loop in sizes 2.5mm, 2.75mm, 3mm, 3.25mm 3.5mm, 3.75mm or size needed to obtain gauge, stitch markers in contrasting colours, cable needle, tapestry needle, approx. 5g waste yarn, pattern (available for purchase on Ravelry, recommended to print in colour for the class). Prerequisites: Advanced knitter, must have already knit a sweater in the round before.

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LITTLE BUNNIES by Julie Williams (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$120
Sundays, February 16, 23, March 1, 10am to 12pm

The bunnies are back! In this class you will have a choice of doing one of the following: the girl bunny, the boy bunny, the little girl bunny or the little boy bunny. It’s a great stash buster. Pattern calls for DK weight yarn, however Jocelyne's versions of the bunnies are done with fingering to sport weight yarn. The bunnies are knit flat on two needles and all pieces are seamed afterwards. 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. Materials: about 110yd of yarn for body, and about 70yd total for clothing, needles to obtain a tight fabric (can vary from 2.25mm to 3.5mm), darning needle, scraps of yarn for contrasting detail, pattern of your choice (available for purchase on Ravelry). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner to intermediate level - must know how to knit and purl stitches, M1, ssk, k2tog.

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WORKSHOP : NOVA MERCURY BEGINNERS WEAVING WORKSHOP (Bilingual class)
Jen Duffin
$150
Saturday, February 22, 11am to 3pm

Join Jen Duffin of Nova Mercury to learn the beautiful craft of frame loom weaving and make your very own woven wall hanging. This workshop is suited to beginners, and will cover the basic techniques of frame loom weaving. You will learn about materials and composition, how to warp your loom, and you will complete a woven wall hanging together from start to finish. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a new skill and make something beautiful for your home. All materials included: Frame loom and tools, warp thread, and fibre to complete the wall hanging. This workshop uses wool yarns only. The loom kit is yours to keep after the workshop! Minimum 8 participants required.

 

WORKSHOP: SEAMING (Bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$60
Monday, February 24, 1pm to 4pm

Learn how to sew perfect seams in stockinette, garter stitch and ribbing. Students must bring samples to work on, but may also bring unassembled and completed projects for additional help. Materials: 2 small samples (4” by 4”) of each of the stitches mentioned above, tapestry needle, extra yarn (same as samples).  

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ESCHER THREE-FOLD COWL by Simone Bechtold (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$120
Mondays, February 24, March 2, 16, 7pm to 9pm

This cowl is worked seamlessly in the round, using a provisional cast-on and grafting to join both ends. It looks the same inside and out, upside and down, and is a great introduction to colourwork as it feature a repetitive motif with a simple chart. This project is also a great chance to try the provisional cast-on and grafting techniques. Materials: Sport-weight yarn in three (or more!) colours, 16" 3.5mm and 3.75mm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge, stitch marker, tapestry needle, pattern (available for purchase on Ravelry). Prerequisites: Advanced beginner: participants must know how to knit in the round.

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JIGSHAWL PUZZLE by Stephen West (Bilingual class)
Michèle Charbonneau
$120
Sundays, March 1, 8, 22, 4pm to 6pm

Designer Stephen West invites us on a journey of infinite possibilities with the Jigshawl Puzzle! Through this course, we'll create a large multicoloured shawl constructed in sections. We'll also explore marled knitting (holding two strands together). To finish, an i-cord border is attached around the shawl. This is an ideal project to use up leftovers and stash yarns! Materials: Yarn required for pattern (suggested 6-8 colours), three 40" circular needles size 5mm (or size required to obtain gauge), stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle, pattern (available for purchase on Ravelry). Prerequisites: Intermediate beginner - student must know how to knit, and increase

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SOCKS TOE-UP (Bilingual class)
Amalia Siontas
$120
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 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. 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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EMBROIDERY LEVEL 2: BEAVER
Julie Noblet
$101
Saturdays, March 7 and 14, 4pm to 6pm

 
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. 
 

WORKSHOP: FINISHING (Bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$60
Monday, March 9, 6pm to 9pm

Are you wondering how to finish that project you finished knitting ages ago? If your answer is yes, then this is the workshop for you. Come and join us for help with finishing your project, be it seaming, sewing in ends or picking up stitches for button bands and edgings. Materials: your UFOs (unfinished objects), extra wool, tapestry needles, scissors, knitting needles (if required), pattern used for the project

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WORKSHOP: DOLL’S HEAD (Bilingual class)
Jocelyne Malric
$60
Sunday, March 22, 9am to 12pm

In this fun workshop, you can learn to create a doll’s head to compliment the Little Cotton Rabbit patterns from Julie Williams. Jocelyne has designed a free pattern for the doll’s head only – to complete the doll’s body and wardrobe you can purchase one of Julie Williams patterns. A great stash buster, fingering-weight yarn is used in the sample, but you can also use sport- or DK-weight yarn (which will result in a larger project). The stuffing for the heads and the yarn to embroider the facial features will be supplied along with the pattern. In this class you will learn how to knit increases and decreases to shape the head, how to assemble using neat finishing techniques with tapestry needle, how to create facial features and personalize hair styles. Materials: about 20gr yarn in skin colour of your choice and 20 gr for the hair colour, needles (can vary from 2.25mm to 3.5mm according to your choice of yarn to obtain a tight fabric), tapestry needle, crochet hook in same size as needle. Pre-requisites: Advanced beginner to intermediate level - must know how to knit and purl stitches, purl, M1, ssk, k2tog.

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SUMMER TOP by Ankestrick (Bilingual class)
Giovanna Clementi
$160
Wednesdays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 6pm to 8pm

This elegant summer top is flattering and comfortable to wear. This deceptively simple pattern, which is worked top down, uses two types of short rows in the yoke, and has saddle shoulders. The pattern calls for an optional few meters in a contrasting colour as there is one row in the ribbing which is knit in a different colour. Participants must knit and block a swatch before class to determine gauge needle. Materials: DK weight yarn, waste yarn and stitch holders (2), needles to obtain gauge (suggested sizes: 3.25 and 3.5 mm), DPNs or long circular needle (for magic loop) in same size as needles used for top – to knit the sleeve ribbing, spare circular needle (same gauge or smaller) – to put stitches on hold, markers in 6 different colours, pattern (available for purchase through Ravelry), usual knitting notions. Prerequisites: Intermediate – must know how to knit in the round, knit and purl, increase and decrease, and be very familiar with short-rows.

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KNITTING 101 (Class in English but instructor can respond in French)
Sasha Hyre
$120
Mondays, March 23, 30, April 6, 6pm to 8pm

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. 

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WATER ARCADE SCARF by Carolyn Bloom (Bilingual class)

Julie-Sarah Desjardins
$120
Mondays, April 13, 20, 27, 7pm to 9pm

Simple geometric shapes are joined together to create the scarf, stole or throw of your crochet dreams. In this Advanced Beginner level workshop, you will use basic crochet stitches, working in rounds, and joining with crochet stitches to create a stunning piece. A perfect project for using up your fingering-weight leftovers and mini skeins! Materials: 1600-2000 yards fingering-weight yarn in various colours, 3.75mm crochet hook, pattern (available free on Ravelry). Prerequisites: Beginner – participant should know how to chain, single crochet, double crochet, and crochet in the round. 

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WHAKAIRO COWL by Françoise Danoy (Bilingual class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$120
Wednesdays, April 15, 22, 29, 6pm to 8pm

This lace cowl is inspired by Maori wood carvings, reflected in the delicate yet graphic lace. The cowl is worked bottom-up, and attached with a button and buttonhole. The pattern also gives options to work without the buttonhole, or to expand the cowl into a shawl. Materials: 100g fingering-weight yarn, 3.5mm crochet hook, 3.75mm needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), pattern (available for purchase on Ravelry), buttons (optional), tapestry needle, waste yarn. Prerequisites: Intermediate: student must be able to confidently knit and purl in the round, increase and decrease, and should have knitted a simple lace project before moving on to this more challenging lace pattern. 

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KNITTING 101 (Bilingual class)

Naomi Endicott
$120
Sundays, April 19, 26, May 3, 4pm to 6pm

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 

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GATHER ROUND by Melissa Clulow (Bilingual class)
Naomi Endicott
$120
Sundays, April 19, 26, May 10, 10am to 12pm

Gather Round is a top-down pullover with a simple silhouette, neatly finished with I-cord detailing at collar, cuffs, and hem resulting in an elegant layering piece that can be dressed up or down. The tie at the hemline adds a unique detail to an otherwise minimalist garment. Participants must knit and block a gauge swatch before class, to determine gauge needle. Materials: Fingering-weight yarn in quantity required for pattern, equivalent amount of mohair lace-weight yarn (pattern can also be worked in a single strand of a sport or DK-weight yarn), 16” 24” and 32” circular needles in 5.5mm (or size needed to obtain gauge), 16” 5mm circular needle (or one size smaller than gauge needle), stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle, free pattern (available on Ravelry). Prerequisites: Confident beginner, must know how to knit in the round. This is an ideal first sweater project, but requires knitting between classes to reach the tie detail.

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CANCUN BOXY LACE TOP by Erin Kate Archer (Bilingual class)
Françoise Richard-Devereaux
$120
Mondays, April 20, 27, May 4, 1pm to 3pm

This lace top samples various lace patterns, and is knit in two rectangles from the bottom up then seamed at the shoulders and sides to create the boxy shape. The simple construction makes it an ideal first garment, as well as a fun introduction to lace techniques. Materials: 480-500 yards DK-weight yarn (a linen or cotton yarn is recommended), 5mm needle (or size required to get gauge), tapestry needle, free pattern (available on Ravelry in French and English). Prerequisites: Confident beginner - must know how to knit, purl, and increase with yarn over.

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