Classes

Virtual Classes on ZoomColourful sock with holes in the heel and an assortment of yarn that will be used to mend it, plus scissors and a needle in the background.

This is your opportunity to take a class with me from anywhere in the world and the comfort of your home!

In this crazy time of COVID19, I’m open to your suggestions and requests. If you don’t see the class you want to take with me below, shoot me an email and make a request! What do you want to learn?

Classes are listed by venue and then in chronological order. Full descriptions and details may be found at the links. Please take special note of the time zones.

As a teacher I love your calm demeanour and I think you have excellent communication skills. You are able to handle a group, get and keep their attention and deliver content in a clear and concise way.  That is not an easy task.

You are a master technician. We will be in touch soon to schedule more classes.

I took Holli’s mending class and I can’t say enough about how much love and life I’ve added to my “well-heeled and holey” socks!

Upcoming and Current Events

Longmont Yarn Shoppe

Introducing Fiber Fridays!
Longmont Yarn Shoppe has invited back some of the amazing guests they’ve hosted at Fiberside Chats for ongoing classes to Fiber Fridays! Take a deeper dive into techniques, learn new skills and unwind your week with LYS in our 1-3 hour classes on Fridays, hosted entirely on Zoom.

Time Saving Knitting Tips

October 1, 2021

Friday, 4 - 7pm Mountain Time

Time Saving Knitting Tips

Knitting boils down to just knitting and purling. But it’s how you finesse those stitches and keep track of them. How you make those stitches and care for them. That’s what leads to the success and failure of your project. It also leads to how you feel about the knitting experience. It’s the little tricks along the way that add to the enjoyment factor. The more you enjoy it, the more you like the results, the more you want to knit. Enjoyment and fulfillment are what it’s all about. Here are time saving tricks that help you focus on the things you love about knitting.

Skill Level: Beginner and beyond—you know how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl.

Interested in Intarsia?

October 8 + 15, 2021

Fridays, 4 - 6pm Mountain Time

Interested in Intarsia?

Tackle the intricacies of intarsia to add blocks and motifs of colour to your knitting. You’ll learn all the basics including joining colours, avoiding holes, managing all those ends and tangles, and reading graphs. We’ll also cover tension issues and show you how duplicate stitch can be used to fix mistakes or add even more colour, after the garment is done. There is nothing to fear; by the end of this workshop, you’ll have the confidence to work with colour.

The online workshop is presented over two 2-hr sessions via Zoom. There is a small amount of homework to do before the first class and between classes you’ll be asked to complete your 5 x 4” (12.5 x 10 cm) workshop swatch.

Skills needed: knit, purl, cast on and bind off—advanced beginner

Baaad Anna's, Vancouver–Online

All of my Baaad Anna’s classes may be viewed at this link, and they’re also listed individually, below.

Socks for Beginners

October 5, 12, 19 + 26, 2021

Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30pm Pacific Time

Socks for Beginners

For the knitter who has been knitting for a while and feels like they’ve found their footing. Let’s put a sock on it!

Over a few weeks you will knit a top-down boot sock (DK-weight) or an around-home sock (Worsted-weight). You can also knit a tiny sock if you don’t have time for homework. If you’re a knitting socks for someone else, bring in their measurements: foot circumference around the ball of the foot and length.

Techniques To Be Learned:
  • Holli’s favourite stretchy cast on
  • Circular knitting with double-pointed needles (DPNs), or two circular needles or one long circular needle for Magic Loop (your choice)
  • Avoiding ladders and loose stitches
  • Heel construction including heel flap, heel turn and picking up stitches around the heel
  • Grafting (Kitchener stitch)
  • Getting the right fit

Beginner Mittens

October 14, 21, 28 + November 4, 2021

Thursdays, 6 - 7:30pm Pacific Time

Beginner Mittens

Description TBA

Mending

October 16, 2021

Saturday, 9:30am - 12:30pm Pacific Time

Mending

We spend too much time on our hand knits to throw them away when they get a hole. Join Holli Yeoh for a three-hour, practical repair class. You’ll learn Swiss darning, stocking darning and how to use a knitted patch to repair a hole. The techniques are transferable to commercially made garments, as well.

Holli will share other repair strategies including needle felting to repair small holes.

Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and beyond.

Beginner Fixing Mistakes

November 6, 2021

Saturday, 9:30am - 12:30pm Pacific Time

Beginner Fixing Mistakes

$%#$@#^! Isn’t knitting supposed to be relaxing??

Learn how to get yourself out of a knitting related disaster and get back on track.
Picking up dropped stitches, fixing missed increases and twisted stitches, un-knitting (cleverly known as TINKing as it is the word KNIT backwards!) and other common
fixes will be covered in this 3hr workshop.

Skills needed: You’re comfortable with the basics and know how to decrease, increase, and follow simple pattern instructions.

Beginner Sweater Class

November 8, 15, 22 + 29, 2021

Mondays, 6 - 7:30pm Pacific Time

Beginner Sweater Class

Using a baby cardigan pattern that Holli Yeoh has designed specifically for this class, you’ll learn the basics on sweater construction, shaping, swatching, pattern reading and lots of other helpful tips. Come to class with your first gauge swatch already knit and you’ll be well on your way to completing your first sweater. By the end of the class you’ll have the skills to tackle a full-sized sweater for yourself!

Expect to work on the project at home between classes so you’ll be ready to learn the next step in the sweater at the next class.

Suitable for Advanced Beginners and beyond.

Tip Toe Up Socks

November 18, 25 + December 2, 2021

Thursdays, 6 - 8pm Pacific Time

Tip Toe Up Socks

This toe-up sock class is a skill building opportunity to knit socks with completely replaceable heels and toes. Over three weeks we’ll tackle the beautifully invisible Turkish cast-on, Holli’s favourite increases, placeholder stitches for the heel, a stretchy sewn bind-off with no sewing, opening a large hole in your sock for the heel, and grafting on the needles. Take this opportunity to learn a “new-to-you” technique for working in the round: two circular needles, one long circular needle for the Magic Loop technique or double pointed needles. Or feel free to use needles that you’re most familiar with while learning the other new skills.

There will be homework each week so you’re ready to try the next step in the class together.
You may knit a sock of any size, but plan to work about half the sock between each class. If you’re knitting a sock for someone else, come to class with the foot circumference and foot length (not shoe size).

Skills needed: Participants should have experience knitting in the round and be familiar with making cuff down socks. For this class is it recommended to use heavier yarn such as a Sport, DK or worsted weight and needles about two sizes smaller than the ball band recommendation. We recommend the Uptown Worsted on 3.5-3.75mm needles. This will knit up faster and be more a pair of slipper socks.

Intermediate Fixing Mistakes

November 27, 2021

Saturday, 9:30am - 12:30pm Pacific Time

Intermediate Fixing Mistakes

Knitting and mistakes go hand in hand. All knitters, even the most advanced ones make mistakes. You already know how to make simple fixes like dealing with a dropped stitch or twisted stitches. Now it’s time to kick it up a notch and learn some advanced skills to fix your mistakes. We’ll concentrate on lace and cables, ripping out small sections and recreating them row by row instead of ripping out several rows or the entire project.

Skills needed: You’re comfortable with the basics and know how to knit simple lace and cables, read a chart, and follow simple pattern instructions.

River City Yarns, Edmonton–Online

All of my River City Yarns classes may be viewed at this link, and they’re also listed individually, below.

Mending

October 16, 2021

Saturday, 2:30 - 5:30pm Mountain Time

Mending

Based on the time and resources we put into our knitting, handknits should be knit-for-life and sustainable. Learn green skills to maintain your wardrobe so your handknits can become heritage pieces within your family or lovingly donated.

Join Holli Yeoh for a three-hour, hands-on repair class that explores various ways to repair holes in your knitting. You’ll learn Swiss darning, stocking darning. The techniques are transferrable to commercially made garments, as well. Holli will talk about other strategies to repair holes, as well as provide an overview of the pests that can cause damage.

Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and beyond.

Tip Toe Up Socks

October 20, 27 + November 3, 2021

Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:30pm Mountain Time

Tip Toe Up Socks

This toe-up sock class is a skill building opportunity to knit socks with completely replaceable heels and toes. Over three weeks we’ll tackle the beautifully invisible Turkish cast-on, Holli’s favourite increases, placeholder stitches for the heel, a stretchy sewn bind-off with no sewing, opening a large hole in your sock for the heel, and grafting on the needles.

Take this opportunity to learn a “new-to-you” technique for working in the round: using two circular needles, or one long circular needle for the Magic Loop technique or double pointed needles. Or feel free to use needles that you’re most familiar with while learning the other new skills.

This online workshop is presented in three sessions, each 2 hours long, over three weeks.

Interested in Intarsia?

November 6 + 13, 2021

Saturdays, 2:30-4:00pm Mountain Time

Interested in Intarsia?

Tackle the intricacies of intarsia to add blocks and motifs of colour to your knitting. You’ll learn all the basics including joining colours, avoiding holes, managing all those ends and tangles, and reading graphs. We’ll also cover tension issues and show you how duplicate stitch can be used to fix mistakes or add even more colour, after the garment is done. We’ll use the argyle design from the Rutherford Vest pattern as your practice piece. There is nothing to fear; by the end of this workshop, you’ll have the confidence to work with colour.

The online workshop is presented over two 1.5 hour sessions via Zoom. There is a small amount of pre-work to do before the first class and between classes you’ll be asked to complete your 5″ x 4” (12.5 x 10 cm) workshop swatch.

Skill Level: You should be able to knit, purl, cast on and bind off—advanced beginner.