Basics of Knitting (Introductory Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Basics of Knitting (Introductory Level)

Basics of Knitting (Introductory Level)
Date: September 21 & 28, 2021 (Tuesdays, 2 weeks)
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Instructor: Calandra Coward
Fee: $35 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $40.25 plus HST (Non Members)

In this brief course, students will be introduced to the basics of knitting so that they may carry on the craft. Through guidance and step-by-step instruction, you will begin and hopefully complete the Farmhouse Spa Cloth.

Students will learn through their mistakes, gain the ability to see and correct errors and read knitting patterns. Students will grasp the basic concepts of casting on, knitting, purling, slipping stitches, binding off, weaving in ends and trouble shooting.

Required Materials
One pair of size 7US or 4.5mm knitting needles (may be straight or circular)
Yarn: Worsted weight cotton | Weight level 4 | Ex. Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Michaels)
One tapestry needle
One pair of scissors

Calandra Coward isa 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. Calandra started her own side business, The Nurse Who Knits, last year and sells handknit items online and at craft shows. She has also started designing her own knitting patterns.

Originally from Newmarket Ontario, Calandra moved to 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 the online business.

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

Advance registration for members begins August 30.

General registration for non-members begins September 13.

For more information on this program or to register, email or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.