Classes

Workshops, Classes and Events

March Yarns provides classes and workshops (see below for monthly listings) for knitting and crochet with something suitable for all abilities from absolute beginners to those with more experience wanting to try something new.

To book:

Please contact us in person at the store, by phone during opening hours, or by emailing info@marchyarns.com.au. Payment of the class fee is required at the time of booking.

 

Classes

 

SPINNING

Learn to Spin over 3 weeks

Saturday afternoons 1pm – 3pm 

June 20th, June 27th and July 4th

Cost: $90 includes roving. Bring your own wheel or arrange to borrow one for the lessons to learn on.

 

KNITTING

Learn to knit socks over 3 weeks

This class is for people who can knit (the basics) and would like to learn to knit socks. This class will not teach you to knit but is suitable for beginner sock knitters.

Friday mornings 10am - 12pm  

 July 3rd, July 10th and July 17th

Cost: $85 plus supplies (100gm sock yarn & 2.25 double pointed needles)

 

Advanced socks – Fairisle/Stranded colourwork socks over 2 weeks

This class is for people who have already knitted socks and would like to learn a new technique. This is not a beginner class on how to knit a sock.

Saturday mornings 10am – 1pm 

Revised dates TBC

Cost: $85. Supplies (needles, yarn) are not included.. You will also need to select a pattern in advance from some suggested options and purchase (if required) and print the pattern (to preserve copyright) and bring it to the class. Printing can be arranged by the shop if this is an obstacle.

Sample of socks knitted by the class teacher (Roslyn) using stranded colourwork:

fairisle socks

 

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER – LEARN TO KNIT over 2 weeks

Monday evenings 6:30pm – 9:00pm  

Week 1 - TBC learn to cast on, holding yarn and needles, garter stitch

Week 2 – TBC – knit a simple dishcloth using garter and stocking stitch

Cost $60 including supplies

 

BEGINNER  – Learn to Knit a Beanie over 2 weeks

This class is for a basic knitter who'd like to learn to read a pattern and knit a simple item in a group setting.

Monday evenings 6:30pm – 9:00pm  

Week 1 – TBC – knit a small beanie (flat) – learn basic rib and decreasing

Week 2 – TBC – complete the beanie. Demonstration on knitting a beanie in the round for the future.

Cost $60 including supplies

 

ADVANCED - Double Knitting

This class is for competent knitters who'd like to learn a new technique. 'Double Knitting' or reversible knitting creates a two-layer fabric with knit stitches on both sides (ie., no 'wrong' side). The finished fabric is completely reversible, This technique is great for colourful scarves.

This class will go over two weeks. In the first session you will learn the fundamentals of how to create double knitting in a small sample piece. The second session will be to regroup for trouble shooting and collaboration on your item.

2 x 3hr workshops

Saturday mornings  (Part 1) dates TBC 9:30am – 12:30pm

or

Tuesday afternoons (Part 1) dates TBC May 5th 2pm - 5pm.

Cost $85 plus supplies. You will need:

5 x double pointed needles 4mm and a circular needle 4mm. A set of 4mm needles. Stitch markers.

Sample of double knitting, as knitted by the class teacher.

 

BEGINNER CROCHET

Beginner Crochet 4 week evening course

This series of classes is designed for people who would like to build up their skills bit by bit in an un-rushed, supportive class setting.

REVISED DATES TBC

Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30pm – 9pm 

Week 1  – the basics: holding yarn and hook, chain, double and treble crochet

Week 2  – crochet a granny square

Week 3  – crochet a simple beanie

Week 4  – crochet a simple hand warmer/mitten

Cost $120 including supplies (patterns, yarn, hook)

 

Beginner Crochet class – the basics

This class is for absolute beginners.

Learn the basics: holding yarn and hook, chain, and the basic stitches: double and treble crochet

Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm 

Revised dates TBC

Cost $45 including supplies

 

Beginner Crochet class – crochet a granny square

This class is a good follow-on class from the Basics class, or for people who have crocheted before but a long time ago and would like to boost their confidence with a refresher and learn to read a pattern.

Learn how to crochet a classic granny square.

Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm

Revised dates TBC

Cost $45 including supplies

 

 

Cancellation Policy

Refunds for cancellations of workshop bookings can only be made if the space is successfully resold. Cancellations less than 48 hours from the class will not be refunded. 

March Yarns will provide a full refund if the shop cancels the class.

 

Waiting Lists

Classes and workshops will be repeated so if you do not get a place in the class that you'd like please put your name on a waiting list and we'll contact you if a place becomes available and when we schedule the next class.