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Winter Workshops 2009

Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 31, 2009 and Sunday, February 1, 2009 when the DKC Winter Workshops will be held again at Metro Hall (55 John Street at King Street). Join us for two days of fabulous learning opportunities for every level of knitter, from beginner to expert.

The flyer and registration sheet are available in PDF format here.

Please note the following updates to the workshop schedule:
- #1 - Crocheted Edgings - cancelled due to instructor illness
- #5 - Japanese Knitting - Full
- #12 - Gauge Swatch Boot Camp - no more registrations will be accepted at this time due to the large amount of homework required.
- #22 - Finishing School - Full

For those who plan to register for classes on Saturday or Sunday please note the following items needed to be prepared for the classes:

In addition to the items mentioned below, please bring the following items with you to class: Scissors, ruler, tape measure, stitch markers, darning/tapestry needles, crochet hook, stitch holders.
#2Mini Surprise SweaterBring: About 20 metres of leftover sock yarn (self-striping is great) and 3mm needles - circular or straight.
#3Picture Perfect IntarsiaBring: Plain, worsted weight yarn in 3 light colours, 4.5 mm (US 7) needles, yarn needle.
#4continental KnittingBring: DK yarn and size 5 mm (8 US) needles both straight and circulars.
#6Cast on VariationsBring: Needles and yarn.
#7Pattern ReadingBring: Paper, pencil, tape measure and calculator; any patterns or books that are causing trouble.
#8GraftingHomework: With worsted or DK weight yarn, cast on 30 sts and work in St st for 10 cm. Break yarn & leave stitches on a holder or needle. Make 2. Blocking will make seeing & grafting much easier.
Bring: Yarn of the same weight as your swatches in a contrasting colour & a tapestry needle.
#9Drop That StitchBring: Smooth, light coloured, solid (not variegated) worsted weight wool or cotton yarn, 4.5 mm short circular or straight needles, stitch markers.
#10Whoops - I've Dropped a StitchHomework: Cast on 20 stitches in any light to medium colour DK or worsted weight yarn, using appropriate needles. Knit in stockinette (knit a row, purl a row) until you have a square. DO NOT CAST OFF.
Bring: Crochet hook, stitch markers, homework square.
#11Tubular EdgingsBring: Yarn and needles.
#13NecklinesHomework: With worsted or DK weight yarn, cast on 45 sts and work in St st for 10cm. With RS facing, cast off 4 sts on next row, then on following alternate rows: 3 sts once, 2 sts twice, and 1 st four times. Work for 6cm straight. Cast off remaining stitches. Blocking your swatch will make it easier to see & pick up the stitches.
Bring: Yarn of the same weight as the swatch in a contrasting colour and needles a size (or two) smaller than you used for the swatch.
#14Short Row SavvyBring: Two plain, light-coloured worsted weight yarns, 4.5mm (US 7) needles, coil-less safety pins.
#15Top Down ScatterBring: Yarn (worsted to chunky weight) and a circular needle (60cm/24” long) to go with your yarn, a set of double pointed needles, tape measure, scissors, and calculator.
#16FinishingHomework: 1) With a worsted or DK weight yarn, cast on 40 sts and work in St st for 15cm. Cast off all sts.
2) with a worsted or DK weight yarn, cast on 40 sts and work in St st for 5cm. With RS facing, inc 1 st at end of next and foll six alt rows. Work 3cms straight. With RS facing, dec 1 st at each end of next and foll six rows. Cast off all sts.
3) with a worsted or DK weight yarn, cast on 20 sts and work in St st for 5cm. Leave sts on a holder. Make a second swatch, but do not cut the yarn.
Bring: Yarn of the same weight as the swatches in a contrasting colour, the needles that you knit the swatches with, a pair a size (or two) larger, a tapestry needle and scissors.
#17Conquering CablesBring: Smooth, light coloured, solid (no variegated) worsted weight wool (eg. Paton’s Classic Wool), 4.5mm short circular or straight needles, stitch markers, cable needle.
#18EntrelacBring: 4.5mm straight or short circular needles and some scrap aran or worsted weight yarn in a light colour. Optionally, students can also bring a ball of Noro Kureyor or Silf Garden yarn.
#19Trims & EdgesHomework: One small piece of stockinette fabric (approximately 6 in x 6 in).
Bring: 2-3 part balls of medium weight, yarn appropriate needles, crochet hook, pair of dpn’s (if you have them), blunt ended sewing needle.
#20Destination: PurseBring: Two yarns to knit your purse. Yarns may be any weight (from fingering/sock weight to DK/sport weight to worsted weight), but both yarns should be the same weight. Note, if you wish to bring more than 2 colours of yarn, that’s okay. Also, bring appropriate size needles for your yarn; coil-less safety pins.
#23Pancakes, Sticky Buns, SkewersBring: 3.5 or 4.0 mm double pointed needles or circular needles, odd balls – in various colours of DK or worsted weight yarn. Also suggested to bring marking tags (little squares of cardboard with a string attached) to attach to samples.
#24Shaping the SilhouetteBring: Ball of medium weight light coloured yarn and appropriate needles, graph paper.

Metro Hall, 3rd Floor, 55 John Street, Toronto (Corner of King Street and John Street, easily accessible by TTC and GO Train, parking available)

Registration Information
Pre-registration for workshops is recommended. To register, fill out the Registration Form and send it with a cheque for the full amount, payable to the Downtown Knit Collective, to:
Wendy Mauzeroll
28 Ferris Road
Toronto, ON M4B 1G3

Check back again for upcoming workshops and special events, or see what's scheduled for our next regular meeting.

To see a list of past events please click here.