Showing posts from September, 2015

Sock Designing binge...

Well, Pam and Carolyn have been on a sock designing binge.... and look what they have created!!

These gorgeous patterns can all be found on ravelry as purchase patterns.

We launched these patterns at the KW Knitter's Fair this year.

If socks aren't your thing, then of course they both have stunning designs available as hats, fingerless, shawls,scarves, ponchos and much more on the way.....

We have Pam's socks on display at the shop - so do drop by to see her designs.

Grey Heron Fall Knitting Classes

Grey Heron Fall Class List
Here’s our list of some of the fall knitting classes.
Knitting “Refresher” Bootcamp – 3 hours of relearning If, you are a previous knitter who wants to rekindle your love for knitting, this class is for you. We change topics every 15mins… We get you up to speed and ready to knit for fall. Saturday September 26th from 9am to 12pm = $40.00 Our focus is to provide a concentrated relearning of cast on, cast off, increase, decrease, read a pattern, understand yarn labels, abbreviations, pick up stitches, buttonholes, joining yarn, yarn weights, More info – materials list provided at registration

In in the Round – Time to knit Hats and Cowls – 2 hour class – MUST know how to knit already. This is NOT a beginner class Time to learn how to knit in the round and make hats and cowls for everyone. Wednesday September 30th from 10am to 12pm = $25.00 Please bring practice yarn and 4mm – 5mm needles if you have them We offer one FREE hat or cowl pattern for you to get started wi…

Beginner Knitting Classes Fall 2015 - Come learn with us!!

Beginner Knitting Class – 2 sessions 4 hours = $52.00
For the absolute beginner - 2 consecutive weeks

Wednesday daytime = Sept. 16th and 23rd - 10am to 12pm You will learn: setting up the ground work to knit - discussion cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast off, read your pattern abbreviations, yarn weights, needles, knitting notions, etc…

Cost $52.00 paid in advance by Tuesday Sept 14th.
Class fee includes - instruction book and practice yarn Materials: need 5mm needles, FREE scarf pattern available to work on Saturday will be offered at a later date. Please send me your request.
Grey Heron Yarn Shop 65 Simcoe St. Collingwood, ON L9Y 1H7      705-444-0370

Mitten Class details - September 2015

Mitten Class – 2 sessions 4 hours = $52.00
It’s the time of year for knitting cosy mittens. Small project
Perfect for gift giving!!
We start by knitting a small mitten so you become familiar with the different techniques.
We then move on with a regular sized adult mitten pattern.
Friday Sept 18th – 9: 30 to 12pm - Friday Sept 25th – 10am to 11:30am
Week one – Anatomy of a mitten discussion, pattern review Knit small mitt – ribbing, gusset, thumb, decreases, – start adult mitten
Week two –Sort out issues, Q & A – How do I add a pattern?,   What’s your favourite thumb? Graft top or not? Stripes?  Fingerless? Flip Top? Etc…..
Skills required = Intermediate Must know how to knit, purl, knit with DPNs and/or magic loop
Materials = worsted weight  - 200yds, needles to achieve gauge (3.75mm – 4.5mm)  in the format you wish to knit – DPNs, Magic Loop, 2 Circulars
Class policy = pre – registration required Purchase materials at Grey Heron, Must have yarn and needles ready to go for class (winding comp…