Classes

From beginners to experienced fibre enthusiasts, there is something for you at LITTLE RED MITTEN. Our expert teachers can help you learn to knit, weave, crochet, spin or dabble in other interesting fibre arts while you pick up plenty of tips and ideas to help with future projects. Our goal is to give you the skills and knowledge to help you make wise choices which result in pleasing and successful projects.

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  • Two At A Time Mittens With Angie
    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    October 5, 2019

    Just like ‘second sock syndrome’, knitting the full pair of mittens can sometimes stall partway through. Let Angie show you to set yourself up for success by knitting both of your mittens at the same time! Angie will show you how to make knitting your mittens more efficient and fun by creating a pair of toddler mittens two at a time!

    Please bring to class: 3.75 and 4.5mm circular needles with a 32” cable (You can also bring interchangeables with both size tips), darning needle, and stitch markers.
    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with magic loop, increases, and decreases.

    Cost: $65 (Includes yarn)

  • Crocheted Shawl with Sharon Class#2
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    October 5, 2019

    Crocheted Shawl with Sharon

    Thursday, September 26th, 6:30 – 8pm & Saturday, October 5th 1-4pm (4.5 hours)

    Join us to enhance your crochet skills and improve your pattern reading abilities. We will be creating your personalized version of Secret Paths by Mijo Crochet. In the first session we will learn the textured stitches used in the shawl with a sample, and explore different yarn options for your project. You will receive a $25 credit towards the purchase of your yarn and will be able to pick out your preferred yarn at the end of this class. In the second session we will complete the first section of the pattern. This will allow you to complete the shawl on your own and have a beautiful finished project that will amaze your friends and family. We also include an awesome tip sheet to help you along the way so your Secret Path does not become a dark path!

    Prerequisites: Must be able to single Crochet, Double Crochet, and Chain Cost: $100

    To Register, call the store at (519) 207-2880 or email us HERE.

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  • Intro to Lace with Pam Class#1
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    October 11, 2019

    Try your hand at lace as we work through the Ashton Shawlette by Dee O’Keefe in this two part Intro to Lace Class.  Knit in fingering weight or worsted, or even dive right in with lace-weight.  We will explore a variety of increases and decreases, learn to read knitting charts with ease, and tackle blocking to get the most beauty out of your lace piece
    Please bring to class: Laceweight (500-550 yds), Fingering (420-450 yds), or Worsted Weight (400 yds) yarn, as well as an appropriate sized circular needle for chosen yarn (you may want to bring a variety of needles to allow you to try to reach gauge), and stitch markers. You may also wish to bring scraps of yarn in the same weight to swatch with.
    Prerequisites:  Must be comfortable with knitting and purling.
    Cost: $65

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  • Weaver’s Idea Group
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    October 15, 2019

    Want to be inspired with your weaving? Join us for show-and-tell style sharing of everyone’s latest projects as well as a monthly tutorial on a new style, technique, or project. Get great ideas and learn something new with fellow weavers each month! Open to all with weaving experience. Please pre-register.

    Cost: $5

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  • Pattern Free Socks with Katrina – Class #1
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    October 17, 2019

    In this class you will learn how to knit a pair of socks that fit you well without a pattern. You will measure your gauge from a homework swatch and then use some basic instructions and measurements to knit a top-down sock that fits comfortably. The goal of this class is to give you the confidence to knit a pair of socks with any yarn and needles without having to use a pattern.

    Please bring to class: Your gauge swatch, a 100g ball of yarn in the weight you have chosen, and the needles used to create your gauge swatch, and a measuring tape. You can use sock weight yarn, or any other gauge you would like to create your socks in.

    Prerequisites:  Must be comfortable with knitting, purling, and decreases. Should be familiar with sock construction.

    Cost: $65

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  • Felted Slippers with Louise Class #1
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    October 18, 2019

    In this class, we’ll be making the lovely Duffers by Mindie Tallack to create a comfortable felted slipper that you can make for everyone in your family!

    Louise will walk you through Judy’s Magic Cast-on, as well as knitting the slippers in the round, and finishing them. Then the magic will occur when you felt them to make a comfy, cozy slipper that is perfect to keep for yourself, or to give as a Christmas gift. The pattern used in this class can be purchased in-store.

    Please bring to class: 8.00 mm Needles (DPNs or circular with a 40” cable if you are working in magic loop – please note if you wish to work in magic loop you must already be familiar with this method as it will not be taught in this class), 400m worsted weight feltable yarn.

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable knitting and purling

    Cost: $65

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  • Woodstock Fleece Festival
    All day
    October 19, 2019

    Leo & Roxy Yarn Co. will be at the Woodstock Fleece Festival with all their yummy yarns, kits, and accessories! Avery will also be joining them with all of your favourite Opal Handmade project bags, needle keepers, and more!

    Stop by the booth to say hi to Jolyn and Kerri and show them all of our local love!

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  • Socktober!
    All day
    October 24, 2019-October 31, 2019

    Have you heard about Socktober? It’s a community-driven project to help out those that are less fortunate by collecting socks (and other needed items).

    You’ll find our Socktober thread on Ravelry, and for every finished pair of socks that you post in the thread, we will be donating a pair of socks. This October, we have a goal to collect 100 pairs of socks to donate to Violence Against Women Services Elgin County and Inn Out of the Cold, so get your needles moving and help us reach our goal!

    We will also have a donation box in-store if you’d like to contribute socks, personal care items, diapers, or anything else on the most needed donations list!

  • Pattern Free Socks with Katrina – Class #2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    October 24, 2019

    In this class you will learn how to knit a pair of socks that fit you well without a pattern. You will measure your gauge from a homework swatch and then use some basic instructions and measurements to knit a top-down sock that fits comfortably. The goal of this class is to give you the confidence to knit a pair of socks with any yarn and needles without having to use a pattern.

    Please bring to class: Your gauge swatch, a 100g ball of yarn in the weight you have chosen, and the needles used to create your gauge swatch, and a measuring tape. You can use sock weight yarn, or any other gauge you would like to create your socks in.

    Prerequisites:  Must be comfortable with knitting, purling, and decreases. Should be familiar with sock construction.

    Cost: $65

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  • Intro to Lace with Pam Class #2
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    October 25, 2019

    Try your hand at lace as we work through the Ashton Shawlette by Dee O’Keefe in this two part Intro to Lace Class.  Knit in fingering weight or worsted, or even dive right in with lace-weight.  We will explore a variety of increases and decreases, learn to read knitting charts with ease, and tackle blocking to get the most beauty out of your lace piece
    Please bring to class: Laceweight (500-550 yds), Fingering (420-450 yds), or Worsted Weight (400 yds) yarn, as well as an appropriate sized circular needle for chosen yarn (you may want to bring a variety of needles to allow you to try to reach gauge), and stitch markers. You may also wish to bring scraps of yarn in the same weight to swatch with.
    Prerequisites:  Must be comfortable with knitting and purling.
    Cost: $65

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  • Pattern Weaving on 2 Heddles with Linda
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    October 26, 2019

    In this class we will explore the use of 2 heddles to weave textures and patterns not possible with 1 heddle. In addition we will expand the possibilities even further by adding a pick up stick.

    Requirements: Loom with double heddle capacity and two 10dpi heddles, two colours of 2/8 cotton and a small amount of 4/8 cotton in another colour.

    Warping will be done at home and threading will be done in class. Please ask for warping instructions when you register.

    Prerequisites:  must be very comfortable with warping and weaving.

    Cost: $65

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