Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Pub Quiz with PomPom

SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW A LOT ABOUT KNITTING? 

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE IT. 

We had so much fun last year that we’re doing it again!!

Join us on Saturday, October 5th at the PNE Pacific Lounge for a night of knitting trivia, libations, door prizes and fierce competition at the Knit City Pub Quiz, hosted by PomPom Quarterly

This is the pub quiz you were born to win! Bring your knitting and your 'A' game to an evening that is sure to go down in knitting history. 

Tickets are $30, by advance registration only. Doors and cash bar will be open at 7:00pm and the quiz will begin at 8:00pm You may choose your table and who to sit with but the team leader for each table will be a surprise! UPDATE: Due to more tickets being released not all tables will have a guest team leader.

Parking at the Venue for this event is FREE.

***NEW VENUE*** This event is now being held at the Pacific Lounge at the Coliseum on the PNE grounds. Enter through Gate 6 for parking. Parking for this event is free.

Please note, Pub Quiz tickets are not eligible for free Marketplace admission.

Registrants will be able to purchase a max. of 5 tickets.

If you want to sit with friends, please arrive together. There will be no saving of seatsHowever, we can’t guarantee you will all find seats together. But that’s ok! Mix it up! We’re all knitters and you are bound to meet some good friendly peeps. This is a great opportunity for anyone coming alone to make some new friends!

Cost $30

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Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Punch Needle Workshop - Arounna Khounnoraj

Join Arounna in creating your a design using the Oxford punch needle, you will learn the basic fundamentals of this fun and addictive technique. This traditional technique of rug hooking is fun and a quick way to create an image that can be used for wall hangings, pillows and rugs. All materials included and no experience required.

In this workshop you will create an art wall hanging.

Included with purchase of workshop each student will receive a kit that consists of the oxford punch needle, frame pre-stretched with monks cloth and a selection of yarn.

Cost: $170

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Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Master Class: Increasing & Decreasing - Andrea Rangel

Do you ever wonder why your favourite knitting patterns tell you to M1L or ssk? In this workshop we’ll dive into the intricacies of shaping knit fabric. We’ll practice a variety of increases and decreases and discuss the pros and cons of each style. You’ll learn how to make your shaping lean left, right, or center, and why it matters. We’ll also cover how to use shaping to improve the fit of your sweaters. This workshop will deepen your understanding of knitting, and add beautiful, detailed precision to your projects. 

Student Materials:

About 100 yards smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn. 

Needles appropriate for worsted weight yarn (probably a US 6, 7, or 8/4-5 mm) (Straight or circular needles of any length are appropriate, though a long cord may get in the way and be irritating) 

Stitch markers. 

Technique Requirements: Cast on/bind off; knit/purl; have knit a few accessories 

Cost: $120

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Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Modern Natural Dyer 101 - Kristine Vejar

Discover the beautiful ways in which plants can be used to dye wool yarn. Using her book, The Modern Natural Dyer, as reference, Kristine will teach you the process of natural dyeing and how to create long-lasting color in a wide spectrum of colors.

Natural dyeing is the act of drawing color from a natural material, and applying that color to cloth. Dye can be found in roots, leaves, bark, and even an insect, cochineal. Until 1857, when color was synthesized, natural dyes were the only type of dye available. The natural dyeing process is similar to cooking. By understanding the ingredients, and learning a few techniques, there are hundreds, even thousands of ways to create color and colors to create. The possibilities make it an endlessly inspiring process to study and practice.

In this class, we will create a series of dyebaths from grown and gathered plants as well as from highly concentrated powders derived from plants called natural dyeing extracts. In class, we will make a colorcard. You will leave this class with a series of dyed samples of wool yarn, and a practical foundation to starting your own natural dyeing practice using The Modern Natural Dyer. We will discuss the following dyes: madder, cochineal, weld, indigo, and logwood. 

You will learn: 
+ the vocabulary associated with natural dyeing 
+ helpful tools to have during the natural dyeing process 
+ the difference between fiber types and how these differences play a role in the natural dyeing process
+ how to create lightfast and colorfast naturally-dyed fabric and yarn 
+ to prepare the fabric for dyeing: labeling, scouring, and mordanting 
+ which natural dyes create the most long-lasting color 

+ the intricacies of the different dyes

+ the spectrum of color created using natural dyeing extracts
+ to use natural dyeing extracts

+ how to create an indigo vat 
+ to plan for projects
+ to understand your results
+ washing and caring for your naturally-dyed goods


Recommended Materials

The Modern Natural Dyer 


Materials including in class: Scour, mordant, dye, yarn. 

Cost: $120

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Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Socks Unraveled - Carson Demers

Socks have a special place in knitting history and their history shows how sock knitting has changed the ergonomics of all knitting. Making socks should be as comfortable as wearing them. But many sock knitters have aches and pains creating their fantastic footwear. Fear not! This class explores risks and remediation for knitting socks from yarn to needles, cuff to toe, increases, decreases, and lots of stitches in between. It might help answer the age old question – “am I a toe up, or cuff down sock knitter?” 

Student materials: light colored, solid, sock weight yarn, needles appropriate for yarn (knitter’s choice of needle – dpn, 2 circulars, magic loop, etc.). 

Cost: $120

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Mosaic Knitting - Andrea Mowry

This is a project based class based on my Shift cowl. This is a great class for beginner to advanced, and the perfect introduction to Mosaic knitting! This is the perfect class for anyone who has been nervous about colorwork as it is generally easier to get the hang of than stranded colorwork!

Skill Level - Intermediate Beginner; the student should be comfortable with knitting and purling. 

Materials required:

The Shift Cowl Pattern (printed or stored on a device to use during class) Here is a link to the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-shift

3 colors of sport weight yarn (200 yds each) - Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool is highly recommended to achieve the desired outcome!

US 5/3.75 mm circular needle (24" to 32" cord is recommended)

Tapestry Needle

2 small swatches (at least 3"/7.5 cm in height) to practice the mattress stitch. I recommend knitting them up in worsted weight yarn.

Waste yarn for seaming (a yard or 2 is plenty)





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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Colourwork Design - Jenn Steingass

In this class we will design colorwork motifs and discuss elements of design. You will swatch your creation and learn about how to incorporate your designs into a garment, according to gauge and elements of the design.  

Technique requirements:  Knit, Purl, knit in the round, some colorwork experience a plus.

Student materials: bring a variety of small amounts wool yarn in various colours - at least 1 dark and 1 light colour. Students can bring fingering, sport, dk, or worsted weight and they should bring needles in the appropriate sizes for their chosen yarn weight. For small circumference swatch knitting, they should bring size 32 or 40 “ long circs for magic loop, or DPNS if that’s what they are most comfortable with.

Cost: $120

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Shaping Techniques - Julie Hoover

This class will focus on common (and some not-so-common) shaping methods using increases, decreases and short rows. Hands-on practice will give you a better appreciation for how fabric can be shaped and how to modify your knitting project accordingly.

Student materials:

  • DK or worsted weight yarn in a solid color (preferably light to medium shade)

  • One pair straight or circular needles in appropriate size for yarn choice

  • Cable Needle

  • Crochet hook

  • Removable stitch markers

    Cost: $120

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Coast Salish Weaving - Janice George & Buddy Joseph

Learn from master weavers and teachers Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph.

You will learn Cultural, and Spiritual significance of weaving for Squamish people.

You will weave on a small frame loom that you can take home, to create a small wall hanging using traditional twine and twill techniques. We will have some examples of weavings for you to see.

Cost: $150



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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Master Class: Sock Knitting I & II - Arne & Carlos

This day-long class is the only instruction you'll need for a lifetime of beautifully crafted, well-fitting socks from Scandinavian design superstars ARNE & CARLOS. They'll teach students the easiest sockin the world, focusing a lot of attention on the heel. You'll learn tips and tricks to take your sock knitting to the next level, so that you'll never again falter when turning that heel. As long as you know how to knit and purl in the round, and know the basic structure of sock knitting, this class is made for you!

Please note class hours include a one-hour lunch break. Actual end time may vary.

Materials:

REGIA Design Line by ARNE & CARLOS 6-PLY. 1 ball (150gr) in any colour option. *Please note that the REGIA Design Line is available in both 4-ply and 6-ply. For this class, participants must use the thickest yarn option, which is the 6-ply. Also note that REGIA Pairfect is not suitable for this class, as we will be knitting the sock from the toe-up.

Yarn is available locally and online at Urban Yarns.

Needles:

1 set of 5 DPNs size 3 mm (U.S. size 3, U.K. size 11) for ribbing.

1 set of 5 DPNs size 3.5 mm (U.S. size 4, U.K. size 8) for stockinette.

VERY IMPORTANT note about needles:

Choosing the right yarn and tools for any project is an essential! For those participants with little or no experience knitting with double-pointed needles, we strongly recommend bringing wooden or bamboo needles or Prym’s ergonomic needles. Please do not bring metal or carbon needles if you have never used dpns before.

Homework: N/A

Level of knitting proficiency required:

Basic knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit and purl on the round as well as increase and decrease. This project is suitable for inexperienced, intermediate and advanced knitters.

Important Note:

In order to make sure that all students knit an entire sock from beginning to end, in 6 hours, we willbe working with a pattern for a mini-sock. There is enough yarn in the ball of REGIA 6-ply (150gr) to knit both the mini-sock and a pair of adult socks, so those participants who finish their mini-sock with plenty of time to go, will be able to start on their adult sock in class.

Amount of time needed for this class: 6 hours (this is a double class)

Cost: $320

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