Have a Yarn

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Events September 2018
Please pay with registration. 50% of course fee will be charged for cancelations with less than 24 hours notice.
Knitting Basics 
Saturday, September 22, 2018: 10:30am to 4:30pm
This class is for new knitters and returning knitters who want a refresher. We'll begin with the cast on, then work through the knit stitch & the purl stitch, increases & decreases, and joining a new ball of yarn. Then it's time for a bind-off and some finishing.
Materials: worsted weight yarn in a light colour (at least 100g and avoid navy/black if possible) and 4mm needles (straight or circular will work so bring what you are comfortable with)
Events October 2018
Sock Basics
Saturday, October 6, 2018: 10:30am to 4:30pm
Treat your feet to some handknit socks and you'll never want to wear another store-bought sock! This class focuses on the traditional top-down sock. Starting with a long-tail cast on at the cuff, then moving through a heel flap & heel turn, gusset pick-up & decreases, and ending with the toe, where we'll look at grafted and non-grafted options. Participants will knit a miniature "baby" sock to get experience with each step.
Materials: worsted weight yarn in a light colour (at least 100g and avoid navy/black if possible) and 4mm needles (DPNs, FlexiFlips, two short circulars, or one long circular for magic loop - bring what you are comfortable with for working small circumferences in the round)
Ravelry Tutorial
Saturday, October20, 2018: 1:00 to 4:00pm
Ravelry is an excellent resource for knitters (and crocheters, too). This class will help you make the most of hte tools it offers. Topics covered in depth include searching for patterns and making a project page. We'll also look at organizing your stash and needles, and using features like favourites, the queue, and groups & forums. Participants should have a Ravelry account. If you do not have one yet, go to www.ravelry.com, choose "create an account," enter your email address, and then follow the instructions in the email Ravelry sends you.
Materials: a tablet or laptop so you can get some hands-on expereice. Have a Yarn offers freee WiFi for the class, so you do not need a data plan.

Keep an eye open for details on future classes:

Brioche Basics - $30*
Saturday, November 10, 2018
10:30am to 12:30pm

Brioche Adventures (the next level) - $35*
Saturday, November 10, 2018
1:30pm to 4:30pm

*Register for both Brioche Basics and Brioche Adventures and pay a total of $50!

Nordic Headband - $50
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm

Christmas Ornaments Fun Day! - $15
Saturday, December 8, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
knit a variety of ornaments; materials provided

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!