Knitting can be a helpful hobby in the winter when you need a scarf for extra warmth or a sturdy needle to chip your way out of a frozen cabin. Prepare for chilly months with today’s Groupon to Unwind Yarn House in Newmarket. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of yarn and knitting materials.
- For $12, you get a Learn to Knit class (a $25 value).<p>
Unwind Yarn House’s buzzing class schedule features Learn to Knit classes for beginners that impart the building blocks of the woven craft. Each class is limited to six students and is led by an instructor who imparts the skills every knitting ninja needs to create garments or capture enemies in booby-trapped custom shawls. The friendly two-hour class reveals such needle manoeuvres as the basic knit stitch, the purl stitch, and the cast-on. Although materials are not included, this Groupon’s merchandise option can be redeemed simultaneously and used toward the needed knitting wares. Class participants need approximately $2–$20 worth of materials depending on individual projects and yarn preferences. The small, 300-square-foot shop teems with colourful yarn brands that offer familiar fibres of silk and cotton as well as more specialized strands such as llama yarn and seaweed-based yarn, used mostly for making starfish gloves.