A Thrummish Hat with Barb Barone
A Thrummish Hat with Barb Barone
A Thrummish Hat with Barb Barone
A Thrummish Hat with Barb Barone
A Thrummish Hat with Barb Barone
A Thrummish Hat with Barb Barone
A Thrummish Hat with Barb Barone
A Thrummish Hat with Barb Barone
A Thrummish Hat with Barb Barone
A Thrummish Hat with Barb Barone

A Thrummish Hat with Barb Barone

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We love online learning. And using Zoom as our online videoconferencing platform, you can take this class from anywhere. 

It's a Canadian thing! 

Thrumming is a technique that Canadians use to create warm winter outerwear. A pair of thrummed mittens is a staple in Canadian knitwear. But it can be tedious to make the "thrums" and knit them in. We asked Kate Atherley to create a pattern for us that was "thrummish" (all the warmth of thrumming without actually making and knittng in the thrums). She did it! We think this technique is fun, warm and engaging and we'd like to show you how it's done.

Knit along for extra fun: In class, we will be making a baby sized, sample thrummish hat, and we invite you knit along with us. You will need to do a bit of prework (a handout will be provided prior to the class). A copy of the Thrummish Hat pattern by Kate Atherley is included in your registration fee. A download code will be provided to after class.

Experience needed: knitting (in the round, on a small circumference), purling, and increasing.

This three-hour workshop takes place on Monday, December 18 starting at 11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST, 2:00 pm EST, 3:00 pm AST.

Please bring:

  • 2 balls Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted, or equivalent, worsted weight yarn
  • 1 ball Rowan Big Wool, or equivalent, jumbo weight yarn
  • 5.0mm/UK 6/US 8 and 5.5mm/UK 5/US 9 knitting needles for working a small circumference in the round (double pointed needles, 2 circulars or 1 long circular, as you prefer).
  • 6 stitch markers (1 a different colour than the other 5)
  • Scissors and Tapestry needle

Homework: a small amount of homework is provided, in advance of class. If you are unable to complete it, don't worry. Come along and either cast on during the intro or sit back and enjoy the process. You can complete the homework later and work the sample hat along with the recording.

Barb and Cynthia 

Barb Barone (she/her) and Cynthia Hyslop (she/her) are the dynamic, Canadian, sister-duo behind Yarniversity by River City Yarns, their online education platform and website. Their monthly video podcast, Podcast On! presents a behind the scenes review of fibre related products and events from their local yarn shop (LYS) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Their YouTube channel also provides tutorials, tours, and interviews with designers, dyers, and makers.

These sisters have extensive experience in corporate training, management and presentation. But it was their experience as yarn shop owners that honed their skills for teaching fibre crafts. For over 20 years, they've been educating and supporting their customers and have a knack for helping you to feel welcome and at ease in their classes. They have a wide range of interests and areas of expertise that incorporate: knitting, crochet, spinning, machine knitting, colour and yarn choices. As yarn shop owners, they are also creative problem solvers!

Read these helpful tips before you register:

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can register online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone. 
  • Time Zones: the class times listed are Mountain Time (MT). 
  • As this is an online class, you will need to have Zoom downloaded on a computer, tablet or mobile device. If using a computer, make sure you also have a webcam and microphone built in or attached.
  • The class session(s) will be recorded and copies of all/segments of the class will be available for you to review for a limited time after the class session(s).
  • Refunds? If you cancel 14 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will transfer your registration fee to a RCY gift card at no charge or offer a refund less a 10% cancellation fee. The cost of any materials provided to you will be subtracted from any refunds/transfers.
  • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 14 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.

Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact cynthia@yarniversity.ca.