Melissa Rose Caines spent the first 8 years of her life watching her Irish Grandmother knit. It wasn’t until Graduate School 14 years later in Dublin, Ireland that a friend taught her continental-style knitting on the same needles and yarn given to her by her Grandmother. Melissa immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 2007, where her son was born in 2008. Early life with a child kept her busy and constantly knitting! Since 2011, Melissa has been inspiring beginner to advanced knitters with her classes at Three Bags Full and has a penchant for colour work, steeking, working with traditional wools from Iceland and The Shetland Isles and studying the different ways knitters knit and purl around the world. Having learned as an adult, Melissa is aware of the trials and tribulations adults face when incorporating new techniques into their knitting toolbox and brings a warm sense of humour and steady patience to her classes and workshops.
This course is for absolute beginners or those still working on basic skills. You will learn to cast on and cast off, knit and purl, combine stitches into patterns, and correct mistakes.Learn more »
Knitters’ Helpline with Melissa Caines
This individualized project class can be customized to your knitting needs.Learn more »
Beyond Beginner Knitting
While learning how to make fingerless gloves, we will explore common knitting mishaps and how to find the information to help you out of almost any knitting bind.Learn more »
Correcting Mistakes Workshop
Scared of dropping stitches or coming across something that goes against your knitting instinct and having to unravel all of your hard work? Stop despairing and join Melissa for a fun and practical workshop for knitters of all levels.Learn more »
Corstorphine- An Intermediate Steeked Cardigan Class
Learn the fun of steeks and foxy colourwork on this fun cardigan!Learn more »
The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: Hats
Our 3-week program will introduce knitters to the Fair Isle tradition and the techniques that define it while knitting a stranded colourwork.Learn more »
Advanced Summer HelplineLearn more »
Fair Isle Fingerless Gloves
Our fun 4-week program will introduce knitters to the Fair Isle tradition and the techniques that define it while knitting one of Fiona Alice's cute animal fingerless glove patterns.Learn more »
Join our one night workshop and you'll have all the techniques needed to make your own Pop Blanket.Learn more »
Intro to Brioche: An Intermediate Technique Class
Expand your skills with brioche! Learn this popular, but tricky technique by knitting Andrew Mowry's Harlow hat.Learn more »
Learn to knit or build on your current knitting skills by enrolling in our courses or mini workshops. Small classes of 6 to 7 students held at our shop are taught by experienced instructors with an emphasis on having fun while learning to knit. Call us or come into the store to register.
Private knitting lessons are available by appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
*Prepayment is required for all classes. Class sizes are limited. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient registration. If a class is cancelled, registered students will receive a full refund. Students who wish to withdraw must do so two weeks before class start date to receive a refund.*