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.


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: Fridays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at 10:00 am -12:30 pm OR

Saturdays, Feb. 24 and Mar. 3 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm OR

Tuesdays, Mar. 13 and 20 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $80 + GST

Sometimes called "Cowichan Sweaters", this project will give you experience in one of Canada's oldest traditions. You will be knitting a Fair Isle sweater using the traditional “Buffalo Wool”; you may choose to knit it in a new yarn from Custom Woolen Mills called Sea Fushion, which is a spun version. You will be knitting a child's size sweater so that the project can be completed in the duration of the class.

Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 21 and Mar. 7 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $80 + GST

Our project for this class is a hat called "Oh Brother". You will learn to knit with 2 colours. If you've never tried continental knitting, you might want to try it in this class.

Date: Fridays, Mar. 2, 9 and 16 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $60 + GST

Consider taking this class if you've already taken our first weaving class. We'll explore the mystery of a clasped warp to make a lovely 2-colour scarf. Bring your rigid heddle or talk to us about renting a SampleIt.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $50 + GST

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

Date: Saturday, Mar. 10 at 10.30 am - 12:00 noon 

Cost: $60 + GST

Do you find Lace knitting intimidating? Take this Class with Debbie and learn the make beautiful knitted lace. The project is a warm, symmetrical shawl called Waterbirch.

Date: Thursdays, Feb. 22, Mar. 1 and  8 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $60 + 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: Saturdays, Mar. 17, 24, Apr. 7 and 14 at 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Cost: $80 + GST

No DPN’s needed here! You will be knitting socks with a long circular needle using the magic loop method. You should be an experienced knitter to join this class.

Date: Tuesdays, Mar. 6, 13 and 20 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Cost: $60 + GST

If you have never made a pair of socks, this class is for you!  Using a lovely, self-striping, 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. We recommend “Knitting -The Second Step” to prepare you for the socks class.

Date: Wednesdays, Feb. 14, 21, 28 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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, Feb. 28, Mar. 7 and 14 at 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Cost: $65 + GST

Twisted bits of un-spun, carded fleece wool are knitted into the fabric to create a fleecy lining. With wear and use, the fleece inside felts into an insulating layer making some very warm mittens! Experience with double pointed needles is required for this class.

Date: Fridays, Feb. 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Cost: $65.00 + GST

In this class you will learn to knit a very basic mitten. With the addition of some cabled stitches, you will have mittens with Antlers. You will learn to knit in the round on double pointed needles and do increases for the thumb gusset. Pattern is from tincanknits.

Date: Tuesdays, Feb. 20, 27 and Mar. 6 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost: $65.00 + 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 hat with cables.

Date: Mondays, Jan. 20, Feb. 5 and 12 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, Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 - 12:00 noon

OR Wednesdays, Mar. 7, 14, 21 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost: $65 + GST

Fran 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, Feb. 3 and 10 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.