Neighbourhood Knitting, May/June 2021 sponsored by the Neighbourhood Small Grants Program.
Join other members of our neighbourhood in some ONLINE knitting time!
Guided by knitting teacher, Sarah Thornton, up to 10 people per evening will hang out on Zoom and work on fingerless mittens or a French Press Cozy (if they are complete beginners) or a cabled cowl for the more advanced knitters. Or really, any project you’d like!
I am a knitting and spinning teacher and budding pattern designer. In March 2020, I had to stop teaching in person, so I learned how to teach via Zoom. I use multiple cameras and demonstrate new techniques clearly. Knitting has seen a resurgence in the last few years, and the pandemic has really increased its popularity, with people finding solace in the meditative motion of stitching. Coming together to knit over Zoom is a healthy, safe way to meet neighbours and share ideas.
There will be two offerings of these classes of two evenings each:
Session 1: THURSDAYS May 13 & 27 from 7 – 8:30pm (10 spaces)
Session 2: TUESDAYS Jun 8, 15 & 22 from 7 – 8:30pm. (10 spaces)
You can register for May, June, or both offerings!
Registration will be confirmed by email with Zoom link for your session.
Fingerless mitts: ~80 m worsted weight yarn, 5 mm needles
French Press Cozy: total of ~80 m worsted weight yarn (could be two different colours), 5mm needles, 3 cm button
Cabled cowl (Rio Calina): approx 350 m of worsted weight yarn, 4.5 – 5 mm straight or circular needles
Basic knitting supplies for the mitts and French Press cozy are available (free!) for up to 10 participants, sponsored by the grant. Supplies pickup will be done through contactless porch pickup/drop off. You will get enough yarn for two small projects (mitts and cozy, or two pairs of mitts).
113 g (~250 m) of 100% wool yarn (handwash only) and 1 pair 5mm knitting needles
Fingerless Mitts: pattern provided
French Press Cozy: Hot Drinks coffee cozy pattern (Ravelry link) provided
Cabled Cowl: Rio Calina Cowl (Ravelry link) by Cat Bordhi provided