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SPRING 2019 - REGISTRATION INFORMATION

If you have a class request for a topic not listed, please send us an email at info@serenityknits.ca. Include your preference for daytime, evening or Saturday classes. We are happy to accept registration in person at the store, or by phone at (905) 710-3283 with your Visa or Master Card. The full fee is due at the time of registration.

Minimum Class Size:

The minimum class size is three students. Two business days prior to the start of a class, registration is reviewed. In the event of insufficient registration, the class may be cancelled and you will be offered a full refund. We will notify you immediately if the decision is made to cancel.

Cancellation by Student:

A store credit will be available if you give notice of cancellation 3 or more business days before the first class. No credit will be given for late cancellations.


Missed Classes:

No credit or refund will be offered for missed classes. We will be happy to provide you with notes from a missed class but we do not offer specific makeup classes.


Class Supplies:

When you register, you will be given a list of supplies needed for the class. Unless specified, class fees do not include the cost of materials. For some classes you may be required to purchase a book or pattern. This cost is not included in the class fees. Yarn for classes must be purchased at Serenity Knits.


Student Discount:

If you are a member of the class, you will receive a 10% student discount on all class supplies purchased during the class session. You may also use your student discount on any materials purchased, whether for a class or not, the day you register or during the class session. Student discount does not apply to non-class materials which are Special Orders. 

Children:

Unless specifically described as a children’s class, classes at Serenity Knits are for adults only, minimum age 21. Knitting classes are intended to be a time of learning, relaxation and fun. For the consideration of others, no children please during class.


Help between classes or after your class is finished: We want you to succeed and enjoy your lessons and projects. We are happy to help with any quick “5 minute questions”. Please call before you come in so we can make sure the correct teacher to answer your question will be available. Many questions can be answered by Sharon or Sheila, but they are not familiar with all of each other’s materials, so it is best to seek help from your specific teacher. For more serious or lengthy problems, you will need to sign up for a private class. The normal Private class rate is $25 an hour. For class related problems the rate is reduced to $5 per 15 minutes. If you have any questions about these policies, please call the store.

Check Out Our Awesome Classes!

Project Classes (Knitter's Choice) - $162 (12 Classes)

Tues. mornings: Apr. 9 – June 25 9:30–11:30 AM

OR

Fri. mornings: Apr. 5 – June 28 9:30–11:30 AM


Description: Project classes provide you with the skills you need to work on your choice of projects. Ask questions, receive help, get inspired and learn from other students’ projects. Use this time to refresh your skills, finish a stalled project or start a new one. Along the way you will make new friends as you spend time knitting with others who share your passion.  As with other classes, you will receive a 10% discount on all your yarns and supplies. It is expected that yarns for Project Class be purchased from Serenity Knits. 

Prerequisites: A love of knitting or crocheting; enjoys the company of other knitters.

Difficulty: All levels are welcome, but basic knitting skills are required.

Alumni Class

50% of class fee


This is open to Serenity Knits students who have taken the same class previously and need a refresher. This is subject to there being available space in the current class.

Private / Semi-private Lessons

1 hour class for $25 for private lesson 

1 hour class for $35 for semi-private lesson (2 students) 

Date and Time: Any mutually convenient time: phone or drop into the store to arrange for a class. 

Description: If our scheduled class times are not convenient for you or if there is a knitting or crochet topic that you would like to learn that isn’t listed on the class schedule; you can book a private or come with a friend for a semi-private lesson. 

Special Interest Group Lessons

1 hour class for $15 for private lesson ( 3 minimum to 6 maxmimum). You can also book multiple hours. 

Date and Time: Any mutually convenient time during regular retail hours (some limited evening hours are also available). 

Description: Is there a topic that we aren’t covering this session? Is the time of our classes not convenient for you? Put a group of your friends together and we will teach you the class of your choice. This is a great way to spend time with your friends while learning a new skill. 

Learn to Knit

Two 1 hour classes - $50 + supplies

This class is done as a private lesson and can be scheduled at a mutually convenient time. 

Description: This class will teach you the knitting basics. You will learn to cast on, to knit, to purl and to cast off. Once you have completed this class you will be ready to tackle your first project.

Prerequisite: None. This class is for those who are new to knitting or the knitter who hasn’t touched knitting needles in quite a while and needs a refresher.

Learn to Crochet

Two 1 hour classes - $50 + supplies

This class is done as a private lesson and can be scheduled at a mutually convenient time. 

Description: This class will teach you the crochet basics. To start, you will learn the chain stitch… the beginning of most crochet work. From there you will learn additional stitches; single crochet, double crochet and half double crochet.

Prerequisite: None. This class is for those who are new to crochet or those who haven’t picked up a hook in quite a while and needs a refresher.

Sit & Knit - FREE

Thurs evenings: 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Description: Join us for a fun and lively evening of crocheting and knitting. Bring your current project and get ready for great conversation, lots of laughs and even some stitching.

Shadow/Illusion Knitting

 3 hours of class time - $40.00 + supplies

Tues. afternoon: April 2 1:00-4:00 PM

Description: The term “Shadow Knitting” and “Illusion Knitting” are used interchangeably to describe an easy and spectacular technique that fools the senses into seeing a pattern when the knitted fabric is held at certain angles. You will learn this colourwork technique and try your hand at designing your own shadow motif.

Prerequisite: Basic knitting skills.

Continental/Russian Technique

4 hours of class time $50 + supplies

Tues. evenings: April 2 and 9 6:30-8:30 PM

Description: The Continental and Russian styles of knitting hold the working yarn in the opposite hand of the working needle. They use the “picking” technique so instead of “throwing” the yarn around the right-hand needle, you “pick” up the yarn. The Russian technique makes the purl stitch easier than the traditional Continental method. You will learn both techniques and how to combine them.

Prerequisite: Basic knitting skills

Getting Started Knitting Socks

6 hours of class time - $60.00 + supplies

Wed. afternoons: April 3, 10 and 17 1:00–3:00 PM

Description: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (The Yarn Harlot) often talks about the fact that unlike many other knitted garments, almost everyone needs socks. There are hundreds of colours and blends of fibers for sock yarns that it makes knitting socks exciting and fun. In this class you will learn to knit a basic cuff-down pair of socks. You will experience the “magic” of turning a heel and the joy of a perfectly shaped toe. Once you wear a pair of hand knit socks, it’s hard to go back to wearing manufactured socks.

Prerequisites: The knitter should have a good knowledge of knitting and purling and other basic knitting techniques.

Summer Swing Top

8 hours of class time - $80 + supplies
Wed. Evenings: April 3, 10, 24 and May 8 6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: This is a bottom-up tee-style top knit in-the-round with a lovely lace pattern and raglan sleeve shaping. Learn how to knit from a simple chart.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills 

Textured Top Down Cardigan 

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Sat. mornings: April 6, 27 and May 11 10:00-12:00 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes and times have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)  
Description: This cardigan is worked in one piece from the top down. The fronts and back are worked in moss stitch to below the bust line. The sleeves and lower fronts and back are in stocking stitch. It is finished off with a garter stitch hem.
Prerequisite: Basic knitting skills

Spector Knit-a-Long

9 hours of class time + supplies
Sat. afternoons: April 6, 13 and 27
1:00-4:00 PM

(check dates and times carefully as classes and times have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: Spector is a faded circular yoke pullover with a beautifully decorated textured pattern. It is knit in-the-round from the top down. Most of this sweater features a ribbed pattern that uses a Purl stitch as a base but the designer has written the body and sleeve so you are working them from the wrong side so most of the stitches are knit. A great technique.
Prerequisite: Basic Knitting Skills

Lacy Raglan Pullover 

6 hours of class time - $60.00 + supplies
Tues. Evenings: April 16, May 7 and 21
6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: This pullover is a modular knit from the bottom up. A delicate cable ribbing frames the hem, cuffs and neckband and centers the sleeves and front neckline. Learn to knit a 2-stitch cable without a cable needle.
Prerequisite: Basic Knitting Skills.

Rika Top 

8 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Wed. evenings: April 17, May 1, 15 and 29
6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates and times carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: This is a bottom-up modular top with all the detail on the front. Short-rows and a delicate lace pattern create a beautiful detailed design on the front.
Prerequisites: Basic Knitting Skills.

Derecho Tee 

6 hours of class time - $60.00 + supplies
Thurs. afternoons: April 18, May 2 and 16
1:00–3:00 PM

(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled on alternate weeks to allow extra time for independent knitting) 
Description:
 This tee is knit seamlessly from the top down. The neck and lower edges are shaped using short-rows.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills

Cosette Cardigan

8 hours of class time - $80.00 + supplies
Tues. evenings: April 23, 30, May 14 and 28
6:30-8:30 PM

Description: This cardigan is knit from the top-down in one-piece with set-in sleeves. Saddle shoulders are shaped with short-rows. Beautiful lace panels create lovely details. The button and buttonhole bands are knit as part of the body (no picking up stitches for the bands)
Prerequisites: Previous experience knitting lace with charts.

Claybrooke Cardigan 

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Fri. afternoons: May 3, 17 and 31
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting) .
Description: This textured cardigan is a modular knit worked from the bottom-up. Interesting slants give the set-in-pockets added interest.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Portuguese Knitting Technique

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Sat. afternoons: May 4 and 11
1:00-3:00 PM
Description:
Most people know about the common methods of knitting know as English or Continental styles, but there are other ways to get stitches on the needle and one is called Portuguese knitting. Portuguese knitting is different in the way you hold the yarn, the way your insert your needle for the knit stitch and the way you move the working yarn. The yarn doesn’t go straight from the ball or skein, instead it is often tensioned around the neck (a knitting pin or necklace can also be used). Sounds odd but makes so much sense. It uses smaller movements so it’s great for anyone experiencing pain from throwing or picking stiches with other styles.
 Why not give it a try?
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Two-At-A-Time Toe-Up Socks

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Wed. afternoon: May 15 and 29
1:00-3:00 PM 
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting) .
Description: This class will teach you how to knit two socks at the same time, from the toe up to the cuff, using the magic loop method. You will learn Judy’s Magic cast-on and work increases using M1R and M1L or YO’s. The short-row heel is the easiest ever. You will finish you socks with a stretchy cast off.
Prerequisites: An understanding of sock knitting and magic loop knitting.

Knit ‘Til Your Ninety

2 hours of class time - $20
Wed. evening: May 22
6:30-8:30 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: Join Dr. Sabrina Crossley as she discusses common injuries in knitters and how to prevent them. She will provide tips and guide you through exercises and stretches that will keep you knitting pain free for many years to come.
Prerequisites: No prerequisite required.

Speckled Space Socks

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Sat. mornings: May 25 and June 8
10:00-12:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: These socks are knit toe-up and feature a chevron, textured design that starts on the top of the toe and continues around the leg above the heel. A perfect pattern for that special skein of speckled yarn you have been waiting to knit.
Prerequisite: Previous sock knitting experience

Peacock Feather Shawl

4 hours of class time - $50 + supplies
Sat. afternoon: May 25 and June 8
1:00-3:00 P.M.
Description:
 The stunning asymmetric, triangle-shaped shawl is knit in one-piece. Short-rows are used to create the “feathers” of colour.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Stacking Wood Socks

6 hours classes - $60.00 + supplies
Thurs. afternoons: May 30, June 6, and 20
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting)
Description: This is a top down sock, knit with a variation on standard ribbing and German short-row heel.
Prerequisites: Previous sock knitting experience.

Ghita Top

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Sat. afternoons: June 1, 15 and 22
1:00-3:00 PM
(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting).
Description: This is an airy, relaxed fit top. The cable panels are knit across the yoke/shoulder area then stitches are picked up and the lacy basketweave pattern is knit from the top down.
Prerequisite: Basic Knitting Experience.

Leandra Cardigan

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Tues. evenings: June 4, 18 and 25
6:30-8:30 PM

Description: This cardigan is light and airy. It is a modular knit from the bottom up with minimal finishing. The bottom lacey detail is created with dropped stitches… don’t be afraid… once you get over the fear it’s FUN!
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Damaris Pullover

6 hours of class time - $60 + supplies
Wed. evenings: June 5, 19 and 26
6:30-8:30 PM

(check dates carefully as classes have been scheduled to allow extra time for independent knitting) 
Description: 
This pullover is knit modularly from on sleeve cuff in with beautiful lace panels. The body is then picked up and knit down. Learn a different construction technique with this beauty.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

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