Beyond the Basics: Intro to Colourwork - Online via Zoom

Availability: In stock (3)
Delivery time: Spaces available

THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.

Come join Rebecca for this class of colour exploration as you work on the Clayoquot Toque pattern by local designers Tin Can Knits, the perfect hat for all seasons here on the West Coast.

In this project based class you will be introduced to Fair Isle knitting, also known as stranded colourwork, chart reading, knitting in the round and decreasing . Please have your gauge swatch completed before the first class.

“Clayoquot Sound is home to many beasts of feather, fur and fin. Orca whales hunt salmon in the rich and bountiful waters, and put on a show for the tourists. Black bears shamble along the beaches and bald eagles soar overhead, keen eyes searching for their next meal”
                                                                                                                                                                                            –Tin Can Knits

We have been given permission to use this free pattern for this class by the designer. Please visit their website and check out their other designs!

Suitable for: Advanced Beginner.

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

Materials Needed:

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. (Current Canada Post shipping turnaround is min one week, please be sure to order supplies with enough time for them to arrive before the start of class; OR call (604) 255 2577 for more immediate curbside pickup which can be arranged any day between 11am-2pm)

COST: $75.00 (+tax)

Minimum 3 participants and max 8.

DATES: Tuesdays September 8, 15, 22 and 29th from 6:00-7:30pm PDT

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit and crochet expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.


| Janice M 16-08-2020 19:04

Even though I have done colourwork before I took Rebeccas class because she always has great tips to make projects look better. I learnt a lot, in fact the inside of my hat looks so good I swear I could wear it inside out and no one would know!

| Cheryl McIlroy 02-08-2020 02:38

This was my first class with Rebecca and boy was it a good one. My objective in taking the course was to learn how to knit colour work in the round. I was avoiding projects I wanted to do fearing that they were far too difficult for an intermediate knitter. Due to Rebecca's masterful teaching and cheerful encouragement I acquired the skills and confidence I was seeking. I am very pleased as I finished the hat on time (that's always a plus!), it fits (equally awesome), and the hat is attractive to the eye (perfect trifecta). I also learned some new skills like Magic Loop ( I was avoiding that too), how to choose colours for best eye appeal, and how to fix minor mistakes without ripping out the whole thing (thank gawd!). Rebecca's expertise is evident and she has a relaxed manner that is so helpful when learning new things. The Zoom class was more natural than I expected and since there was no commute involved I arrived on time and relaxed for each class. My class mates were super nice and supportive too. I give this class an enthusiastic 2 thumbs up and highly recommend it. It even inspired me to broaden my skills even further - I enrolled in her Brioche class ASAP when it was posted. Thanks so much Rebecca. You rock!

| Betsy Alkenbrack 30-07-2020 01:01

This is a fantastic class. Rebecca is a very skilled and encouraging teacher and of course she really knows her knitting. She also handles the zoom platform really well. The hat is really fun to make and I learned a lot about colourwork. Thanks Baaad Anna's!

| Betsy Alkenbrack 30-07-2020 00:57

This is a fantastic class. Rebecca is a really skilled knitter teacher. She also handles zoom platform really well. The hats are fun to knit and I learned a lot about using colour. Thanks Baaad Anna's!

| Judith 29-07-2020 14:58

Great fun and a wonderful teacher

| Alicja 29-07-2020 04:24

Rebecca is a wonderful teacher! She's cheerful, helpful, curious, and patient - everyone is welcome in her class, no matter the skill level.

I was afraid of colourwork before doing this class and now I feel ready to take on a big project. The Zoom format works quite well and fits easily in my schedule, and it's just so lovely to take a class and meet some new folks. Highly recommend!

It was my second class with Rebecca and I'm excited to explore other classes with her as well :)

| Philippa 29-07-2020 03:53

This was a great intro to colourwork. My first time doing so and Rebecca made it so easy and fun with her natural teaching talents. Making a second hat for sure and more colourwork patterns. Sign up, you won't be disappointed.

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