Knitting Classes in Longmont - Learn Weaving, Crochet and More
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303-678-8242

454 Main St., Longmont, CO 80501

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Hours
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Wednesday 10- 5 pm
Thursday - Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 (starting July 3rd) 
Sunday 12- 4 pm
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Classes

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!"
Ravelry 101 via Zoom!
- Oct 14, 2021 04:00 pm

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
Build on your basic brioche knowledge with increases and decreases. Learn how to read a brioche chart. Discover my favorite cast on method to use on 2-color brioche projects.

Cost: $ 40.00
Join Ann Budd as she explores the Seamless Yoke (also called Circular Yoke) construction in The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters. In this six-lesson, eight-week online class, Ann will guide you through every step of using the charted instructions in The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters to knit yourself your own Seamless Yoke sweater. Choose between a pullover and cardigan in the yarn and gauge of your choice. Ann will guide you through knitting a gauge swatch and how to properly measure your gauge. She'll also help you choose the correct size and how to make simple modifications to make the sweater truly "yours". Throughout the moderated zoom sessions, Ann will demonstrate each of the key steps in knitting a top-down seamless yoke sweater while sharing how she makes design choices for the sweater she'll knit during the class.

Cost: $ 180.00
In this 4-lesson online class, you'll learn the basics of top-down sock construction as explained in Getting Started Knitting Socks and how to use foot measurements and knitting gauge to knit a perfect pair of socks, no matter the foot size or yarn gauge. Beginning with a flexible cast-on at the top of the leg, through a flap-and-gusset heel, and ending with Kitchener stitch at the toe, Ann will demonstrate every step necessary to make a pair of socks for any size from child to large adult.

Cost: $ 80.00
In this six-lesson, eight-week online class, you?ll learn how to use the charted instructions in The Knitter?s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters to knit yourself a raglan sweater with help from Ann Budd every step of the way. You?ll choose between a pullover and cardigan, and between crewneck and V-neck shaping. You?ll also choose the weight of yarn (from fingering to bulky) and the finished size (from 26? to 54? bust/chest circumference). Everyone will follow the same basic instructions, though it?s quite possible that no two students will use the same size, gauge, or stitch pattern. In the first lesson you?ll learn to knit a proper gauge swatch, and how to choose the correct size. In the following moderated knit-a-

Cost: $ 180.00
Needle Felt Chickens with Stephanie
- Aug 21, 2021 10:00 am

Learn the art of sculptural needle felting and create a pair of fuzzy felted Chickens. Stephanie will guide you step by step on the craft of Needle Felting. You will make a cute little pair chicks while learning the basics of Needle Felting. Bonus in this class: Learn the beginnings of inserting and armature with felt to make their cute little feet!!

Cost: $ 30.00
Needle Felt a Rollie Pollie Sheep
- Sep 18, 2021 12:30 pm

Come learn how to create this adorable round sheep with Andee.

Cost: $ 45.00
Needle Felted Angel Ornament
- Nov 20, 2021 12:00 pm

Create a beautiful angel ornament for a gift or for your tree this season.

Cost: $ 45.00
Come learn all about Punch Needle Rug Hooking while making a framed 5 X 7 Cheerful art piece. You only need the kit and an Oxford Needle - both available at LYS.

Cost: $ 30.00
Spinning 101 in Classroom
- Aug 06, 2021 05:00 pm

Put your hands on a spindle and feel the fiber being turned into yarn. This class will begin with a discussion on fiber and a basic lesson on using a spindle. You will take the spindle and some fiber home to practice. In the 2nd lesson we will check in on our techniques and evaluate our yarn. This lesson will include instruction on plying on a spindle. You will have another week to practice and then you will try out a spinning wheel. Look at all the wonderful yarn we have spun!

Cost: $ 67.50
Spinning 101 in Classroom
- Oct 07, 2021 05:00 pm

Put your hands on a spindle and feel the fiber being turned into yarn. This class will begin with a discussion on fiber and a basic lesson on using a spindle. You will take the spindle and some fiber home to practice. In the 2nd lesson we will check in on our techniques and evaluate our yarn. This lesson will include instruction on plying on a spindle. You will have another week to practice and then you will try out a spinning wheel. Look at all the wonderful yarn we have spun!

Cost: $ 67.50
Inkle Loom Weaving
- Aug 01, 2021 09:00 am

Inkle Weaving is a fun way to learn about weaving without the investment of expensive equipment to start out. An Inkle loom is a portable belt loom that can be warped up in an afternoon and woven in 3-4 hours. Inkle bands can be used to make belts, straps, bookmarks, ornaments and more. You will learn to warp your loom and read patterns so you can re-warp a loom on your own. Students may bring your own loom or rent a loom from the instructor.

Cost: $ 105.00
Rigid Heddle 1
- Aug 15, 2021 11:00 am

This class will introduce you to the power of the rigid heddle loom! We will cover weaving terminology, how to set up the loom and of course how to weave. During class we will create a variety of fabrics and textures using plain weave and pick up stick patterns. By the end of the class you will be able to warp and weave on the rigid heddle loom on your own. This class is perfect for anyone who has been wanting to learn how to weave but has not been sure where to start!

Cost: $ 180.00
If you are interested in learning how a table loom and a floor loom operate this is the class for you! Over the course of this three week class students will learn how to wind a warp, thread a loom, read weaving drafts as well as weave a variety of eye catching patterns on a four harness table loom. Class will focus on creating samplers using cotton yarn to get the creative juices flowing for future handwoven projects!

Cost: $ 190.00
Introduction to Coiled Vessels
- Aug 20, 2021 10:00 am

Join us in learning the basics of the coiling technique to weave a small to medium size vessel. The class will include how to start the center, splicing, design, shaping, and how to end the vessel smoothly.

Cost: $ 45.50
Twill on the Rigid Heddle Loom
- Sep 09, 2021 10:30 am

Twill on the rigid heddle loom? Yes you can! Come learn how to weave a variety of twill patterns on the rigid heddle loom using two heddles. Learn how to read harness loom drafts and convert them into drafts for the rigid heddle loom. This class will begin with a sampler learning to thread two 10 dent heddles at 10 ends per inch, read and convert floor loom drafts, and test out a variety of twill patterns. You will be amazed at what you can do!

Cost: $ 180.00
Tapestry Weaving with David Johnson
- Sep 11, 2021 09:00 am

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: $ 199.00
If you are interested in learning how a table loom and a floor loom operate this is the class for you! Over the course of this three week class students will learn how to wind a warp, thread a loom, read weaving drafts as well as weave a variety of eye catching patterns on a four harness table loom. Class will focus on creating samplers using cotton yarn to get the creative juices flowing for future handwoven projects!

Cost: $ 190.00
Spaced and Crammed Scarf
- Oct 17, 2021 11:00 am

Come learn to weave a spaced and crammed scarf using Jaggerspun Zephyr, a super soft and drapey yarn. If lace weight yarns are always catching your eye but you aren?t sure how to incorporate them into your rigid heddle weaving without using two heddles this is the class for you.

Cost: $ 105.00

Calendar


Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle Weaving is a fun way to learn about weaving without the investment of expensive equipment to start out. An Inkle loom is a portable belt loom that can be warped up in an afternoon and woven in 3-4 hours. Inkle bands can be used to make belts, straps, bookmarks, ornaments and more. You will learn to warp your loom and read patterns so you can re-warp a loom on your own. Students may bring your own loom or rent a loom from the instructor.

Aug 4
Casual Crochet 1st Wed in the Park - or by Zoom if the weather does not allow
Aug 6
Brioche Beyond the Basics at FIBER FRIDAY with Carissa Browning via ZOOM!
Aug 6
Spinning 101 in Classroom