Virtual Knitting, The Canal Headband (Introductory Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Virtual Knitting, The Canal Headband (Introductory Level)

Virtual Knitting, The Canal Headband (Introductory Level)
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Instructor: Calandra Coward
Fee: $15 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $17.25 plus HST (Non-Members)

The knitted headband is a functional and trendy accessory. It is made for babies to adults and knits up quickly and uses up leftover yarn and scraps.

The Canal Headband is one of the first things Calandra ever made for customers in university. She named it after the Ottawa Canal that she skated on during some of the best years of her life.

Supplies that you will need to have on hand:
– US 15 / 10.0mm knitting needles (can be circular, straight or whatever) or size to obtain gauge
– Super Bulky Weight yarn – Malabrigo Rasta or Cascade Magnum as examples
– Yardage needed: 31-75 yrds, depending on size
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors
– Stitch marker
– A positive attitude

Calandra Coward is a full-time registered nurse and serious yarn enthusiast. She learned the basics of knitting from her grandmother and began using the craft as a way to relax and unwind from nursing school last year. Calandra started her own side business, The Nurse Who Knits. She sells handknit items online and at craft shows and she has also started designing her own knitting patterns.

Originally from Newmarket, Ontario, Calandra moved to Unama’ki-Cape Breton in 2019 so that her husband could attend the Coast Guard College. Calandra, Gavin, and their giant schnauzer Valkyrie now live in Westmount and run their knitting business out of their home. Calandra’s goals for 2021 include designing more patterns and growing her online business.

For references of Calandra’s creative works, please access the following websites:
On Instagram @thenursewhoknits
On Facebook The Nurse Who Knits

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