Have a Yarn

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Events March 2018
Please pay with registration. 50% of course fee will be charged for cancelations with less than 24 hours notice.
Celebrate Spring with a Knitted Bird!
$10 + tax
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
We thought we'd celebrate the first day of Spring by knitting this cheerful little bird! Drop by anytime between 11am and 3pm and knit this little bird at your leisure. Fee includes yarn, stuffing, a copy of the pattern, and help with the pattern as needed. Just bring your 3.5mm double pointed needles with you.
This is a casual drop-in event with no need to pre-register.
Learn the Linen Stitch
Saturday, March 24, 2018: 10:30am to 12:30pm - $25
Linen Stitch makes a beautiful firm fabric that looks woven. In this class you'll start the Mahone Bay Linen Stitch Muffler designed by Ran Schuey. He'll help you choose colours, demonstrate the linen stitch and show you the attractive double knitted fringe.
Materials: 2 100g balls of fingering weight yarn in the same or contrasting multi-coloured yarn, 2.75mm needles, 4.5mm needles, 3.5 or 4mm crochet hook (for fringe)
Events April 2018

Introduction to Brioche
Saturday, April 14, 2018; 1:00 to 3:00pm
The focus of this class will be one-colour brioche worked flat and in the round. We'll talk about how/why it works, learn the basic stitches, and work two swatches before casting on a one-colour scarf. We'll briefly look at shaping and two-colour brioche.
Knitters interested in this class should be at least enthusiastic beginners and comfortable with cast-on, bind-off, knit and purl.
Materials: For the swatches: 20-25g of DK weight yarn and 4.5mm needles (short straight or 24" circular) for the swatches. For the scarf: 100g DK weight for a scarf approx. 6" wide x 45" long, same needles OR for a cowl 100g DK weight yarn and 24" circular 4.5mm needle

Introduction to Sock Knitting
Saturday, April 21, 2018; 10:30 to 4:30pm
Have a Yarn is a haven for sock knitters looking for a colourful stock of sock yarn. This day-long class will guide you through the steps of knitting a basic cuff down sock including long-tail cast on, heel flap and heel turn, picking up gusset stitches, and the star toe.
All materials included.
Introduction to Knitting Colour Patterns
Saturday, April 28, 2018: 10:00am to 4:00pm - $40
In this class we will learn how to handle 2 colours of yarn and follow a chart to create a headband with the colour pattern pictured to the right. The basics of knitting with 2 yarns, adding a new colour, and following a chart will be covered.
Materials: 16" 4.5mm circulars, 2 contrasting colours of worsted weight yarn (50g or less of each is all that is needed), 5 stitch markers. All supplies can be purchsed here at Have a Yarn before the class begins if necessary.

Knitting Groups - Tuesday and Sunday

Join us Tuesday and Sunday afternoons at 1:00pm for knitting and tea. Knit and chat with fellow knitting enthusiasts. Bring your knitting!