Sweet Fiber Classes & Events at 88 Stitches!

I'm so excited to be back at 88 Stitches for another season of Sweet Fiber classes and special events. The ladies at the shop have informed me many of the classes are almost full, so be sure to stop by soon to sign up if you'd like to join me! Events are free to attend, no registration required. For more information, please visit 88stitches.com.


Sweet Fiber Trunk Show

Thursday, October 22 – 7-9pm

Melissa Thomson of Sweet Fiber Yarns will be joining 88 Stitches this evening with a trunk show of her new designs and best selling favourites. Here’s your chance to see her gorgeous designs in person and try them on.


Sweet Fiber Cashmere Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, November 21 – 10am-5pm

Join us at 88 Stitches this Saturday for a selection of Sweet Fiber’s most coveted cashmere yarns. It’s the perfect time to pick out something special for yourself! Melissa will be bringing a selection of cashmere yarns that will available in-store for one day only. Sorry, no phone orders or holds will be accepted.


Blocking Your Finished Knits

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 8 students

Sunday, November 29 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Blocking is an essential step in finishing your hand knits, helping to even out your stitches, soften your wool and adjust the shape or fit of a project. We’ll go over the basics of blocking natural fibres, including how to wet block and steam block your knits in this two hour hands on course. Bring along some swatches, a newly finished small project or a well loved accessory and we’ll block it together in class! Skill Level: Beginner (we won’t be knitting in this class, but you’ll need a few of your own projects or swatches knit up in natural fibres to practice blocking with)


Intro to Cabling: Greystone Hat

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 6 students

Sunday, October 25 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Learn to knit cables in the round with confidence! This two and a half hour class will get you started on your cabled hat, covering the basics of cable knitting and how to read both written and charted cable instructions. Skill level: Intermediate (can cast on, knit in the round, and have knit a plain hat before)


Jason’s Tweed Hat

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

two classes, maximum 6 students

Sundays, November 22 & 29 – 9:00 to 11:30am

With almost 1000 projects knit on Ravelry, Jason’s Tweed Hat will surely be a favourite among the men (and women) in your life! In this two part class we’ll cover gauge, sizing, knitting in the round and finishing. By the end, you’ll have a cozy new hat to keep for yourself or to pass on to a loved one. Skill Level: All levels welcome (can knit, purl, cast-on and cast-off)


Salt Spray Cowl

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 6 students

Sunday, October 18 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Salt Spray is a cozy, quick knit cowl that features a simple lace pattern reminiscent of waves and sails. Easily completed in a few days, Salt Spray makes for a great gift or last minute accessory! In this class we will learn how to knit lace in the round, read lace charts, and go over how to properly block your finished cowl. Skill level: Intermediate (can cast on, knit in the round, cast off)


 Semi Circle Worsted Weight Shawl

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

two classes, maximum 5 students

Sundays, October 18 & 25 – 9:00 to 11:30am

Learn to knit a semi-circle shawl with your favourite worsted weight yarn in this two part class. First, we master the shape of the semi circle shawl with increases, next we add new colours and play with easy lace for a cool, rippled effect. We’ll also go over how to read lace charts! Skill Level: Beginner (can knit, purl, cast-on and cast-off, experience with increases and decreases recommended but not required)


 Twisted Stitches: Thurlow Hat

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 6 students

Sunday, November 22 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Usually we want to avoid twisting stitches in our knitting, but this two and a half hour class will help you master twisting stitches on purpose. I’ll get you on your way to creating a beautiful, twisted stitch hat! Skill level: Intermediate (can cast on, knit in the round)


Class Policies for 88 Stitches Yarn Shop

Classes fill up quickly, please register early to avoid disappointment. Pre-registration is required for all classes and registration is on a first come, first serve basis, no exceptions. Payment for classes must be received at time of registration in order to secure a seat in the class and must be paid in full at that time. We do not accept deposits or partial payments for classes. Method of payment for all classes is either cash or a cheque made out to the Instructor. Please note that we do not accept debit or credit card payments for class fees, only for class supplies. Call or email us at the shop for more information about our classes and class fees - the88stitches@shaw.ca

You will be issued a full refund if your class is cancelled due to insufficient registration. If you need to cancel a class you must advise the shop a minimum of 14 days prior to the first day of the class in order to receive a full refund.  If we are given less than 14 days notice, we will only issue a refund if we are able to fill your spot in the class. No refunds are issued for no-shows or last-minute cancellations. Unfortunately, no make-up classes are available.

Please obtain a supply list prior to each class and read it completely to see what supplies are needed. A 10% discount will be applied for all class supplies purchased at 88 Stitches.

 

Fall Events: Yarn Tasting & Classes

This Fall I am excited to be teaching and hosting an assortment of classes and events at 88 Stitches in Walnut Grove, Langley. Our Fall Sweater KAL is already underway, but it's not too late to join in! I also have a special yarn tasting event coming up next week with a few spots still left, be sure to give the shop a call if you'd like to join us. And lastly, I'll be teaching some old favourites as well as some new designs from my e-book collection - Sweet Fiber Accessories! A number of classes are already full, with a few at about half capacity. If the class you're interested in is already full be sure to leave your name and number on the wait list, if we gather enough I'll likely run a second class early in the New Year. 

If you have any questions about the classes or events please don't hesitate to send me an email.

Happy Knitting!

Melissa


Location

All classes & events take place at 88 Stitches Yarn Shop in Walnut Grove, Langley. Pre-registration is required for classes and must be done in person at 88 Stitches. Cheque or cash is required at the time of registration. For more information about our class policies please visit 88stitches.com

88 Stitches   |   #602-21183 88th Ave Langley, BC V1M 2G5   |   604.888.6689  


Events


Fall in Love With Sweater Knitting!  

September 25 to November 27

88 Stitches and Sweet Fiber Yarns have teamed up to host the Fall in Love with Sweater Knitting Knit-A-Long! Want to join us on our quest to knit ourselves the perfect Fall sweater? It’s easy! Sign up in-store or online via the 88 Stitches Ravelry group. Adult sweaters knit with yarn purchased from 88 Stitches or Sweet Fiber Yarns are eligible to join this KAL. 88 Stitches and Sweet Fiber Yarns have put together some fabulous prizes with more on the way soon! Be sure to take note of the start date, deadline, rules and eligibility to make sure you qualify to enter this epic prize draw. 


Sweet Fiber Yarn Tasting   

Thursday, October 23  7-9 pm

You’re invited to join Melissa of Sweet Fiber Yarns for a special yarn tasting event. Here’s your opportunity to sample many of the luxury hand-dyed yarn bases from the local hand-dyer and designer of Sweet Fiber Yarns. Registration (by phone or in person) is required for this free event. Please bring an assortment of your own knitting needles. 


Wrap-up Party - Fall in Love With Sweater Knitting!  

Thursday, November 27  7-9 pm

A Fall knit-along hosted by 88 Stitches & Sweet Fiber Yarns.

It’s the wrap-up party for our Fall sweater knit-along that began on September 25. Bring along your finished sweater projects for show and tell. We’re holding a random prize draw tonight for participants who completed the knit-along! You’re welcome to join us tonight for tea and inspiration, even if you didn’t participate in this KAL.



Classes



 

Cabled Cowl - Mavis

(FULL - wait listed)

 two classes, maximum 5 students

Sundays, November 9 & 23  10am-12pm

Learn to knit cables in the round with confidence! This cozy cowl uses cleverly placed decreases for an invisible, tapered fit. We’ll cover the basics of cable knitting, reading cable charts and how to properly block your finished cowl. Skill Level: Intermediate (can knit, purl, cast-on, cast-off and knit in the round)

 

 

Intro to Colourwork: Golden Pear Hat

(FULL - wait listed)

one class, maximum 5 students

Sunday, November 23  1-3pm

Join us for this quick introduction to colour work. We’ll go over the basics of stranded knitting, including how to pick colours, working with two colours at once and adjusting your gauge. Skill level: Intermediate (can cast on, knit in the round, and have knit a hat before)


 

Jason’s Tweed Hat

two classes, maximum 5 students

Sundays, November 2 & 16  10am-12pm

With over 600 projects knit on Ravelry, Jason’s Tweed Hat will surely be a favourite among the men (and women) in your life! In this two part class we’ll cover gauge, sizing, knitting in the round and finishing. By the end, you’ll have a cozy new hat to keep for yourself or to pass on to a loved one. Skill Level: All levels welcome (can knit, purl, cast-on and cast-off)


 

Worsted Weight Lace Shawl - Endsleigh

three classes, maximum 4 students

Sundays, November 2, 9 & 16  1-3pm

Learn to knit lace and read charts with confidence in this 3 part class. We’ll be going over the basics of lace - how to read a chart, how to keep track of where you are, lifelines and how to read your knitting. The shawl is knit asymmetrically from one point outwards to the lace border in a worsted weight yarn, making for a relatively quick lace project. Skill Level: Intermediate (can knit, purl, cast-on and cast-off, experience with yarn overs and decreases recommended)