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You Know How to Knit (a Bit): Now Become a Knitter

November 2, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

13026643_sYou knit…sort of.  Maybe you learned from your grandmother when you were young.  It’s possible you’ve struggled through You Tube tutorials, but it’s never quite felt or looked right.  Maybe you’ve made the same basic scarf pattern 5 times but don’t know where to go from there.  It could be you’ve tried knitting and suspect you’d love it if you were a bit more confident.  Most likely, you’ve thrown your yarn across the floor in frustration.  But you still want to be a knitter.

If this describes you, even a little bit, then join us on November 2nd.  You’ll get a refresher on the basic stitches and lots of tips and tricks to build your confidence next time you step into a yarn shop.  You’ll try some new techniques and be able to see and ask questions about a wide range of knitting projects.  We’ll even start knitting a cowl together that will keep you cozy through the winter. You’re also welcome to bring your unfinished knitting projects with you!

You will learn:

  • How to choose the right yarn for your project and the right project for your yarn
  • How to read a pattern
  • How to begin and end a project
  • How to increase and decrease stitches
  • How to fix common knitting mistakes
  • What’s gauge anyway?
  • Lots of other useful tidbits that experienced knitters know

You will want to attend this workshop if:

  • You’ve seen the cowls (and hats and mitts and socks and purses…) that people are hand knitting and would love to be able to know how to do that.
  • You know the basics of knitting, sort of, but you need more knowledge and confidence if you actually want to make something you would wear.
  • You would like to take your basic knitting to the next level by fixing your mistakes, learning some new tips, and/or branching out in your projects.
  • You’d like to experiment with new skills on knitting samples rather than on your own precious work.
  • You just love all things knitting and never pass up a chance to nibble, chat and knit!

You will get:

  • A few more tips in your knitting toolbox
  • Confidence to expand your knitting repertoire, no matter what state it’s in right now
  • Receive the guidance and instruction from an experienced and daily knitter
  • The yarn and pattern to get started on a chunky light infinity scarf for spring



RebeccaRebecca Sutherns is an enthusiastic and busy Guelph-based entrepreneur ( and mom of four.  She learned to knit from her Nanny.  35 years later, they are still comparing knitting notes.  Rebecca always has her knitting with her and has been known to pull it out in the most unlikely of places.  She has attended knitting events in numerous cities and has completed hundreds of projects.  Rebecca is also a certified facilitator who loves to design and lead learning experiences.



When: Sunday, November 2nd, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Rebecca’s house, 44 Short St., Guelph, ON (this is a real treat as Rebecca’s house is renovated church)

Cost: $50 Includes wool and cowl patterns plus other knitting goodies


Cancellation Guidelines

  • Minga will provide a 100% refund for workshops cancelled by Minga.
  • If a registrant cancels a workshop with more than 48 hours notice, a 100% refund will be issued.
  • If a registrant cancels with less than 48 hours notice or does not show up, no refund will be issued.
  • The above policies apply for pre-registered workshops. Refunds or credits will not be issued for a missed class.

* Please note that we’ll be sending out information about the specifics of the workshop a few days before, including a reminder of what to bring.

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November 2, 2014
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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