Jo's Yarn Garden Classes

Jo's Yarn Garden

We love sharing our knowlege by presenting classes and workshops. Here are a few classes that we have available.

To register, please call 780-963-1559 or visit our shop at 4812 - 50th Ave, Stony Plain, Alberta.


The techniques in this pattern are unique in that this sweater is knitted in one piece and has very little seaming.  Designed in the 70's by Elizabeth
Zimmerman, this pattern has 27,357 projects posted on Ravelry!  We'll make a 3-12 month size jacket in this class.

Date: Tuesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30   at 10:30 - 12 noon

Cost: $80 + GST

Learn the basics of Tunisian Crochet, with a focus on Tunisian Simple Stitch.  You'll learn some handy shaping techniques while making a striped triangular shawl.  Yarn will be chosen after the first class.

Date: Tuesdays, Oct. 23, 30 and Nov. 6 at  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $60 + GST

Celebrate Fall with a great pumpkin hat!  You will learn to crochet in the round and how to embellish the hat with a stem, vine and leaves.  This class is for experienced crocheters who are ready to learn new stitches and techniques.

Date: Thursdays, Oct. 11, 18 and 25 at  10:30 - 12 noon

Cost: $65 + GST

Cable patterns in knitted garments and accessories are all the rage these days.  Join Eryn in exploring different types of cables as you make 3 samplers.

Date: Wednesdays,  Oct. 24, Nov. 7 and 14 at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $60.00 + GST

In this class you will learn about different types of fiber for spinning.  You will learn how to draft the roving and you will spin some beautiful yarn on a drop spindle.

Date: Saturday,  Oct. 20 at 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $40.00 + GST

This class is for the person who is curious about weaving. You will learn the basics of weaving; you will prepare and warp a loom and then learn to weave a scarf. We have the Ashford SampleIt loom available to rent if you so desire. Rental cost is $30.00

Date: Saturdays, Oct. 6 and 13  at 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $80 + GST

Learn the basic techniques of knitting with 2 colours at a time. The Buffalo Plaid Hat is a easy project that will get you on the way. Our "Knitting Continental" is a good class to prepare you for this one. 

Date: Fridays, Nov. 23 and 30 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $45 + GST

Consider taking this class if you've already taken our Beginner's Weaving class. We'll make a buffalo plaid scarf and learn how to make neat edges with frequent colour changes. Bring your rigid heddle or talk to us about renting a SampleIt. Rental loom is available for $30. 

Date:  Friday, Oct. 26 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $40 + GST

Let’s have some fun with Ashford dyes! We’ll supply everything, including the microwave, the dyes and 2 x 100 gr of beautiful merino yarn. You bring the creativity to dye your yarn.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10.30 am - 12:00 noon 

Cost: $65 + GST

Do you find Lace knitting intimidating? Take this class with Debbie and learn to make beautiful knitted lace. The project is the beautiful "Nostalgia Shawl" by Elena Nodel. You will learn short rows, colour striping and finish with a gorgeous shawl to wear or gift to someone special. You should be a confident knitter to take this class

Date: Tuesdays, Nov. 13, 20 and 27 and Dec.4 at 6 - 7:30 pm

Cost: $80 + GST

Are you tired of seams and finishing your sweaters? Try this class and make a top down sweater. Pattern is the FLAX sweater from tincanknits.

Date: Wednesdays, Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 14 and 21  at 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Cost: $80 + GST

If you have never made a pair of socks, this class is for you! Using a lovely, self patterned, 6-ply yarn, you will learn to knit socks on 4 needles. You will knit in the round, turn the heel, and graft the toe for a "magical" seamless finish! This class is for confident knitters. 

Date: Fridays, Oct. 5, 12 and 19 at 10:30 - 12 noon 

Cost: $60 + GST

This class will teach you the basics of crochet. Along with learning the stitches, you will also learn how yarn responds differently to crochet than it does to knitting. This is also a great “refresher” course if you have crocheted in the past and want to pick it up again.

Date: Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10 and 17 at 6.00 - 7:30 pm

Cost: $65 + GST

In this class you will learn to knit a very basic mitten.  You will learn to knit in the round on double pointed needles and do increases for the thumb gusset. Pattern is from tincanknits.

Date: Mondays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19 at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $60.00 + GST

Holding your working yarn in your left hand is very awkward if you normally hold it in your right hand. However, there are some benefits to Continental Knitting; it can be faster and it’s very handy when you are knitting Fair Isle patterns. As well, it’s a good chance to give the tired hand a break!

Date: Mondays, Oct. 15 and 22 at 10:30 am - 12 noon

Cost: $45 + GST

You will learn to knit in the round, a skill so essential for many projects (socks, hats, legwarmers etc). The class project is a lace cowl so you will also learn to follow a charted pattern.

Date: Mondays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost: $60 + GST

This class is designed for the complete beginner with no knitting experience. It will cover knit and purl stitches, a basic cast on, understanding knitting “lingo”, plus much more information for the first time knitter.

Date: Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9 and 16  at 6:00 - 7:30 pm

OR Fridays, Nov. 2, 9 and 16  at 10:30 - 12 noon

Cost: $65 + GST

Laura is an experienced spinner with a wealth of fiber knowledge! This class is for you if you have no prior experience with a spinning wheel, or if you have done some spinning and want to take it to the next level.

Date: Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $80 + GST

Take a look at photos of our fun classes!


Come and visit our Stony Plain Yarn & Fiber Shop!

4812 - 50th Ave
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1Y4

Phone: 780-963-1559

Our friendly staff are ready to serve you in any way we can.