Knitting Classes in Longmont - Learn Weaving, Crochet and More
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Your Class, Your Way

We love to teach at LYS, and we hope we've created the perfect list of class choices for you. But, we know how busy life can be. That’s why we offer "Your Class, Your Way" at Longmont Yarn Shoppe.

Maybe you see the perfect class, but it’s not offered at the right time for you. Or there's a project you’ve always wanted to make, but the class was offered last month and you missed it! Relax.

Gather three friends, speak with a member of our staff, and we’ll work to arrange for a qualified instructor to teach your perfect class, your way!

Private Lessons

Our private lessons are ideal if you prefer to work one-on-one, have a hectic schedule or need a refresher. If you have a specific project you'd like some extra help with, come see us.

Private Lesson Rates
$35.00 for 45 minutes
$40.00 for a full hour

Call 303-678-8242
email info@longmontyarn.com
or stop by soon to schedule your lesson.

 


A note about Class, CLUB, CAL, & KAL materials. We ask that students purchase their yarn for the class or CAL/KAL, Club at LYS for the programs we offer.

 There are 2 main reasons for this:

 

  1.   We recommend yarn we know you will have success with. Learning a new skill is much more rewarding using the proper tools and resources. When students use materials other than what is suggested we can't assure your success.
  2.   Frankly, we exist only with your support. We need our community to shop with us so we can be here for the long haul. We bring in additional inventory to support classes, in anticipation of student purchases.

 

Hear what Anne had to say about her class

"Three friends and I arranged for our own personal felted clog class with Kris at Longmont Yarn Shoppe. It was great for many reasons! First, we were able to get so much personal attention. Kris is a knowledgeable, patient and fun teacher. We are all very pleased with our clogs, and will certainly be scheduling another class—I think socks are next!"
Most of us know what looks good on us and what we feel comfortable in when it comes to our clothes. But what about shawls and other un-sized accessories? Many of us take on projects because they are beautiful to us only to find ourselves stymied at the end of the process because we don?t know how to wear what we?ve made so it looks and feels good. This class aims to give you the tools you need to select projects that will work for your aesthetic , your body, and your life.

Cost: $ 30.00
If you think that you can not combine colors without help, or you find yourself in a color-rut, we have got a treat for you! Come delve into colorwork with Jennifer Miller, Longmonts own, & dyer of Theodoras Pearls. This two-part workshop will show you how to trust yourself with color, to create unique, striking color combinations, & to make knitting fun & adventurous! Working with Color: Building Your Color Confidence. In this fun, interactive class, Jennifer will covers basic color theory & combining; the personal journey of color emotions; developing new & surprising color combinations; cultivating inspiration from unexpected sources. Learn tips and tricks for seeing how skeins will knit up and combine with each other. Jennifer gives many examples of tapping into your own color-sense (everyone has it!) & answers questions/makes suggestions on color-puzzles.

Cost: $ 20.00
If you think that you can not combine colors without help, or you find yourself in a color-rut, we have got a treat for you! Come delve into colorwork with Jennifer Miller, Longmonts own, & dyer of Theodoras Pearls. This is the 2nd of a 2-part workshop - Jennifer will show you how to trust yourself with color, to create unique, striking color combinations, & to make knitting fun & adventurous! If you have got a few, (or many!) skeins of lovely handprinted yarn - that is, yarn of many colors - and you don not know what to do with them, this is a great class for you. Continuing with what we learned Color Workshop Part 1, we will work with stitch patterns and shapes that show off spectacular multi-colors skeins! This class cover fearless color combining, innovative ways to work with 2+ skeins of handpaints, and more, focusing on shawls, scarves, & socks.

Cost: $ 20.00
Ravelry 101 via Zoom!
- Aug 08, 2020 11:00 am

Learn how to navigate and use Ravelry like a pro! Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of yarn, tools, project and pattern information and look to others for ideas and inspiration. If you are not using Ravelry you are missing out!!

Cost: $ 15.00
Blocking 101 in Classroom & Zoom
- Aug 17, 2020 04:00 pm

Learn the basics of blocking your hand made items in this class.

Cost: $ 15.00
Ricorumi CAL via ZOOM
- Jun 06, 2020 11:00 am

Spring is in the air! There is no better way to welcome this beautiful season than with a Spring Crochet Along that will make everyone yearn for warm sunny days!

Cost: $ 30.00
Tunisian Ripple Scarf
- Jul 18, 2020 03:00 pm

Learn the simple Tunisian Stitch including increasing and decreasing and the purl stitch to make this beautiful ripple pattern scarf.

Cost: $ 30.00
Crochet a Hook Case in Classroom & Zoom
- Jul 29, 2020 04:00 pm

You've learned how to crochet, now put your new skills to use and make a hook case! This case will keep your hooks organized and safe.

Cost: $ 20.00
Crochet a Market Tote Bag
- Aug 10, 2020 05:00 pm

It's summertime and we all know what that means: farmer's market!!! Learn how to make this cute and very useful Market Tote Bag to load up with all the fresh goodies you're going to get! So much fun, you'll want to make more than one!

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn to Crochet - via Zoom
- Aug 20, 2020 04:00 pm

Crochet is fun, hip and so in style. Learn how to crochet and make a pair of these simple mitts. All learn to crochet students receive a complimentary LYS Manifesto Bag to carry their project in!

Cost: $ 35.00
Purchase 2 skeins of high contrast fingering wt yarns, at least 400 yards each from LONGMONT YARN SHOPPE. Sign up here for your FREE Pattern & to get your coupon code. Must purchase 2 skeins of LYS fingering wt yarns to get the code. Offer ends at 5:45 June 7. Code expires at Midnight June 7. Join us for the Casapinka KAL.

Cost: $ FREE
The 4 Day Sweater Challenge by Olive Knits is back at LYS for the third year. It sounds wacky but it can be done and what do you have to lose? Give it a try and end up with a beautiful DK weight sweater that enhances your wardrobe.

Cost: $ 20.00
Come join a community of cable knitters as we all make a twenty cable squared, gorgeous afghan. In the club we will meet and master the art of cabling by practicing various patterns, techniques, and stitches. Available for current cable club participants.

Cost: $ 15.00
Casapinka Hug Shot KAL Via Zoom
- Jun 11, 2020 04:00 pm

If you loved the Breathe and Hope shawl that was so popular, you will love the "sister" shawl being released June 5th! We are excited to bring you this knit a long in anticipation of another wonderful shawl. Get your pattern for free...limited time.

Cost: $ 20.00
Sock Club via Zoom
- Jun 18, 2020 02:00 pm

Participate in knit a long with selected sock patterns. Try some new patterns and challenge yourself with lace patterns! We have 2 socks left to make and room for you to join us!

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn Portuguese Knitting
- Jun 20, 2020 12:00 pm

Learn the basic skills for Portuguese knitting style. This style will increase your speed in knitting and offers a less strenuous knitting technique with minimal movement.

Cost: $ 20.00
You'll love all the colors with this wonderful semi-circular shawl. Easy garter stitch is combined with stockinette stitch stripes and slipped stitches for an exciting new Westknits shawl project. Bring his Fiberside Chat to life with this new knit-a-long.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn to Knit - via Zoom
- Jul 20, 2020 04:00 pm

This class will meet via Zoom and is for the brand new knitter!

Cost: $ 65.00
These simple projects take your beginning knitting to the next level. If you know how to cast on and knit you're ready to make a garment! You'll learn: Purl stitch, ribbing, increases and decreases, seaming, circular knitting, appropriate to the pattern chosen.

Cost: $ 40.00
Make & Felt a Leash KAL
- Aug 07, 2020 02:30 pm

Have fun with the Dog Days of Summer and make a furry pet leash! Perfect for both kids and adults. Kids will learn how to use the Clover Wonder Knitter to make the leash. Adults can choose to use needles if they would like. Learn how to felt your finished project in your washing machine.

Cost: $ 25.00
Are you ready to learn to cable knit? Let's start with a simple cable and make a cable sampler cowl. Learn this technique and you will be ready to move on to more challenging patterns. You can even join the LYS Cable Club and fall in love with cabling!

Cost: $ 30.00
Pappillion Butterfly Shawl KAL
- Aug 09, 2020 01:00 pm

Knit this amazing stained glass looking short row shawl. Participants will learn effective ways to work short rows and proper stitch count to achieve this work of art!

Cost: $ 20.00
Basic Knitted Socks - Top Down
- Aug 12, 2020 04:00 pm

Whether you have knit socks before or not, this class is for you. We will work from an easy Basic Sock pattern and learn about the construction of a top down sock from casting on to heel flap, turning the heel, picking up for the gusset, and grafting the toe. Then we will discuss how to avoid the dreaded "second sock syndrome". Join us for fun and adventure in "Sock Land".

Cost: $ 50.00
This class is for the brand new knitter! Choose between the fingerless handwarmers which let you practice the basic stitches as well as learn a few finishing techniques, or make a ribbed scarf. You will learn: Cast on, bind off, knit and purl, garter stitch, stockinette stitch, ribbing and mattress-stitch seaming. You will make: A stylish set of fingerless gloves (worked flat and seamed), or make a scarf knit flat.

Cost: $ 50.00
Stranded Knitting - Make a Hat or Cowl
- Aug 24, 2020 05:00 pm

You can knit and purl, you can cast-on and off, and you can knit in the round. Now you can impress yourself and others by adding color-work to your skill set. Learn basic stranded knitting in the round with this stylish hat. Don't wear hats? Don't worry, you can make a cowl instead!

Cost: $ 30.00
Here We Gnome Again KAL
- Aug 28, 2020 04:00 pm

Gnomes! Whimsical, dapper, endlessly delightful. Who doesn?t love these magical beings? Join this fun knit along to make your very own garden friend! This project incorporates a bit of everything - knits and purls in the round, cables and twists, i-cords, a bobble and a pompom to top it all off!

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn Portuguese Knitting
- Aug 29, 2020 12:00 pm

Learn the basic skills for Portuguese knitting style. This style will increase your speed in knitting and offers a less strenuous knitting technique with minimal movement.

Cost: $ 20.00
Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes
- Aug 31, 2020 04:30 pm

There's nothing worse than getting stuck in your knitting because you've discovered a mistake and you don't know what to do to fix it! In this class we will cover the most common knitting mistakes, how to fix them, & ways to prevent them in the first place.

Cost: $ 15.00
Improve your knitting skills 1 square at a time! This is a 13 month class, designed to help knitters navigate through the major knitting skills, techniques, and principles. Each of the 12 patterns isolates a new skill. In a carefully designed sequential approach, knitters master each technique before moving to a more advanced concept. At the completion of the series, facilitated by our experienced LYS instructors, the reward is an abundance of knitting know-how, along with 12 gorgeous blocks you assemble into a sampler afghan.

Cost: $ 195.00
Needle Felt a Succulent via Zoom
- Jun 06, 2020 01:00 pm

In this class you will felt a cute little succulent for your desk or window sill. If you suffer from a black thumb this is a class for you!

Cost: $ 20.00
Beginning Embroidery Via ZOOM
- Jun 13, 2020 10:00 am

Embroidery can be a very relaxing and meditative way to spend some time while we are all at home. This online class is great for beginners or anyone wanting to dust off their embroidery skills.

Cost: $ 20.00
The Japanese word Sashiko means little stabs and is a form of embroidery dating back to the 1600s. Using a simple running stitch, intricate geometric patterns take shape that can be used to mend and decorate clothing and other fabrics. This online class will teach you the rules and basics of Sashiko while we working on the design samples from the Sashiko embroidery kit available at LYS.

Cost: $ 20.00
For all you rigid heddle weavers out there who have not taken a class in a while, have been feeling uneasy about getting going on that next project or just want to get the creative juices flowing again join me for a refresher class via Zoom! In our virtual classroom we will review warping, the ins and outs of plain weave and pick up stick patterns while creating colorful and durable cotton table runners! Handouts and zoom log in will be sent prior to class.

Cost: $ 100.00
In this class students will weave tapestries using plain and soumak techniques lead by instructor David Johnson of Arachne Weaving. Class fee includes loom, warp and weft yarns.

Cost: $ 190.00
Learn how to create brand new patterns on your rigid heddle loom by shifting color in your warp during the warping process! This technique opens the door to a large variety of new patterns in your weaving bringing an organic element to the structure of weaving.

Cost: $ 100.00

Calendar


Ricorumi CAL via ZOOM

Spring is in the air! There is no better way to welcome this beautiful season than with a Spring Crochet Along that will make everyone yearn for warm sunny days!

Jun 6
Cable Club Summer Session in Shop & Zoom
Jun 6
CANCELLED- Rigid Heddle Refresher: Weave a Table Runner via ZOOM!
Jun 6
Needle Felt a Succulent via Zoom