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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.

 


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!"
Template Workshop
- Sep 29, 2018 10:00 am

This class covers making a template from paper using a favorite garment or pattern, making modifications as needed for the fit you want. There is no knitting or crocheting in this class.

Cost: $ 30.00
Color, Color, COLOR!
- Oct 06, 2018 02:00 pm

Having trouble deciding what goes with what? Got a ball of yarn you just can't seem to match up to a project? We will explore yarn, especially those tricky hand-dyed ones we all love, in terms of how to mix and match a color palette that you will find pleasing. We will explore color in concepts of hue, value, shades and tints using the color wheel. There will be some discussion of yarn structure too, so you can feel more comfortable finding just the right combinations for your special yarn.

Cost: $ 20.00
Blocking 101
- Oct 28, 2018 03:00 pm

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

Cost: $ 15.00
Learn to Crochet - Mitts or Scarf
- Sep 27, 2018 06:00 pm

Learn how to crochet and make a pair of these simple mitts or create a scarf.

Cost: $ 35.00
Crocheting Around Objects
- Oct 03, 2018 02:30 pm

Crochet is so versatile you can use it to enclose any object you choose. Whether it is river rocks, Christmas ornaments or a container. In this class you will learn how to adapt favorite or simple crochet motifs to wrap around river rocks (or other objects), tips and tricks to adjusting your stitches to get the best fit (no matter the shape or size of your object), and techniques for finishing your project for a professional look.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn to Crochet - Mitts or Scarf
- Oct 20, 2018 09:00 am

Learn how to crochet and make a pair of these simple mitts or create a scarf.

Cost: $ 35.00
Sampler Tunisian Scarf
- Oct 27, 2018 02:30 pm

Learn to crochet this fun Sampler Tunisian Scarf, incorporating several different types of stitches.

Cost: $ 25.00
Take your beginning crochet skills to the next level with this Step 2 class!

Cost: $ 40.00
Double Trouble Tunisian Afghan
- Nov 10, 2018 12:00 pm

Join our fabulous Debby Telfer in this 11 month long afghan class. This is a fun crochet along afghan that alternates between regular crochet stitches and Tunisian crochet still requires that you are some familiarity with basic Tunisian Crochet and regular crochet. The authors of this warm rectangular afghan are: by Jolanda Verschiere-den Toonder & Naomi Harreman. There are 29 weeks work of sections so expect to complete 3 sections a month.

Super Bulky Crocheted Cowl
- Nov 15, 2018 06:00 pm

Want a quick stylish accessory for winter? Or maybe a quick gift for a friend or family member? Take this fun class with Bryleigh and learn how to make these quick to crochet cowls! Perfect Teen Night Out!

Cost: $ 20.00
Crocheted Mistletoe Garland
- Nov 18, 2018 12:00 pm

Make this wonderful crocheted garland for your home this holiday season.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn to Knit with LYS! Knitting is fun and easy! Start with a simple project and advance to something more challenging. Make your own Hats and Scarves once you learn the basics. The sky is the limit!

Cost: $ 55.00
Cable Hat and Pull Through Scarf
- Sep 21, 2018 10:00 am

Come join the fun! Learn to cable as you make a charming hat and scarf! Some skills you will learn are how to make right and left cables, provisional cast on, plus how to work the Magic Loop Technique!

Cost: $ 60.00
Continental Knitting
- Sep 21, 2018 02:00 pm

In this class you can learn to knit, or re-learn to knit the Continental way. English Knitting means using your right hand to move the yarn, Continental Knitting means using your left hand to move the yarn. Benefits of Continental Knitting include using the smallest of possible movements and relaxing your hands for years of pain free knitting.

Cost: $ 35.00
CustomFit Sweaters at LYS!
- Sep 22, 2018 10:00 am

Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit class. This comprehensive sweater design program is perfect. The patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. In our CustomFit class we will take you from swatch to sweater. You will be guided step-by-step in learning finishing techniques that are essential for a great fitting sweater that you will wear again and again. Finally, knit the sweater you want to knit, for the body you have, in the fabric you love.

Cost: $ 150.00
Mysteries, She Wrote Brioche Shawl
- Sep 23, 2018 11:00 am

This fun Brioche Shawl is a great way to learn how to do Brioche flat, and learn some increases and decreases along the way!

Cost: $ 50.00
Ninilchik Swancho KAL
- Sep 23, 2018 03:00 pm

Knit-a-long with Sandi and create this amazing Caitlin Hunter garment.

Cost: $ 15.00
CANCELLED - Slice of Light Shawl
- Sep 26, 2018 12:00 pm

Knit this interesting shawl by Susanne Sommer. She dedicated this pattern for cancer research. Anna Kuzminsky, the teacher, will donate 10% of her pay to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRFA.org). There is homework prior to the first class.

Cost: $ 60.00
This course is for absolute beginners. By the end of the two classes you will have a warm and beautiful scarf that you will be proud to wear. Plan to knit between classes. This class is offered as a collaborative partnership with the City of Longmont Recreation Department. Class is held at Longmont Yarn Shoppe, but registration is through the Recreation Department.

Cost: $ 40.00
Nexilis Shawl Cast On Party!
- Sep 29, 2018 02:30 pm

Join designer, Alissa Barton, for the Cast-On Party of her fabulous & unique shawl designed with Theodora's Pearls yarn!

Cost: $ 10.00
Hitofude Knit-A-Long with Dara
- Sep 30, 2018 01:00 pm

Don't get stressed out about knitting lace! This is an 8 row stitch repeat pattern, and half of the stitches are purl or rest rows. This lace pattern is a simple repeat once you get going. You will have a lovely sweater to wear for years to come.

Cost: $ 20.00
Sweater Club 2018 - 2019
- Oct 01, 2018 05:00 pm

Afraid to tackle that sweater alone? We have the answer. Sweater Club! 6 months, 3 sweaters, lots of fun! If you've been following us on Facebook or in our Newsletter you have heard about Sweater Club- this is your opportunity to join!

Cost: $ 60.00
Sock-a-Palooza
- Oct 03, 2018 06:00 pm

Refine your sock knitting skills with this fun and creative sock club!

Cost: $ 62.00
Sweater Club 2018 - 2019
- Oct 09, 2018 04:00 pm

Afraid to tackle that sweater alone? We have the answer. Sweater Club! 6 months, 3 sweaters, lots of fun! If you've been following us on Facebook or in our Newsletter you have heard about Sweater Club- this is your opportunity to join!

Cost: $ 60.00
2 Color Brioche Cowl
- Oct 10, 2018 06:00 pm

Want to try your hand at Brioche? Or expand from doing Brioche flat with just one color? Widen you knitting horizon with this 2 color Brioche Cowl in the round! Be fascinated by creating vertical stripes through knitting horizontally with one color per round!

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Felted Clogs
- Oct 11, 2018 10:00 am

Fast and easy felted clogs are comfy and cozy. Exactly what you need this winter. These house shoes make wonderful gifts too! You won't be able to make just one pair.

Cost: $ 60.00
Continental Knitting
- Oct 11, 2018 06:00 pm

In this class you can learn to knit, or re-learn to knit the Continental way. English Knitting means using your right hand to move the yarn, Continental Knitting means using your left hand to move the yarn. Benefits of Continental Knitting include using the smallest of possible movements and relaxing your hands for years of pain free knitting.

Cost: $ 35.00
Home and Love Throw Pillows
- Oct 12, 2018 12:00 pm

Lighten up your home with this delightful "home" pillow. As you make this pillow you will learn to cable knit and master many new stitches such as Lateral Braid Stitch, the Border Box, and I Cord- to name a few. A great pillow plus new skills! Double the fun!

Cost: $ 50.00
Building with Lace Shawl
- Oct 12, 2018 04:00 pm

Come join us for an adventure in Lace Knitting as we take a 11 month journey. Starting with Lace basics, we will move on through new lace techniques, building your skills each month with a new lace pattern. Class uses the very popular Knit Purl Hunter approach to assuring success with reference materials both written on online, complimented with our very own live instruction!

Cost: $ 180.00
Ready to branch out from rectangles? Done enough scarves? In this class learn how to knit with circular and double pointed needles and how to follow a pattern to make a warm, soft hat out of bulky wt yarn.

Cost: $ 30.00
Baby Surprise Jacket Explicated!
- Oct 13, 2018 01:00 pm

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket is very charming, adaptable, and a useful pattern that works, as written, for newborns through toddlers. There is a bit of homework prior to class!

Cost: $ 30.00
Dotted Rays Shawl
- Oct 14, 2018 12:00 pm

This shawl is fun and simple enough for a confident beginner! Be prepared to learn short rows, I-Cord edging and color exploration!

Cost: $ 35.00
Stranded Knitting - Make a Hat or Cowl
- Oct 16, 2018 10:00 am

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
Gull Lace Cowl
- Oct 18, 2018 05:00 pm

This is the perfect "stick your toe in the water" lace class. Knit in the round, this cowl is made using sport wt yarn with a 7 stitch lace repeat, and every other row is a rest/knit row! You will be so thrilled with the results!

Cost: $ 30.00
Ella's Going Out Bag
- Oct 19, 2018 03:00 pm

The perfect bag to accent your outfit with style. A smaller felted purse with a simple snap handle frame, the hand on the frame can be removed and a chain for carrying the bag on your shoulder is optional. The ruffles with a beaded edge add a wonderful holiday formal flair. This is a smaller bag than previous felted bag classes and is also a wonderful gift or the holidays, if you can give it away once you see the charming style.

Cost: $ 65.00
Ella's Going Out Bag
- Oct 19, 2018 03:00 pm

The perfect bag to accent your outfit with style. A smaller felted purse with a simple snap handle frame, the hand on the frame can be removed and a chain for carrying the bag on your shoulder is optional. The ruffles with a beaded edge add a wonderful holiday formal flair. This is a smaller bag than previous felted bag classes and is also a wonderful gift or the holidays, if you can give it away once you see the charming style.

Cost: $ 65.00
Toe Up Socks
- Oct 27, 2018 12:00 pm

Tired of having bits and bobs of nice fingering yarn with no project in sight? Want to get the most of out some precious yarn? Toe Up Socks are jut the ticket!

Basic Knitted Socks - Top Down
- Nov 01, 2018 06:00 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
Double knitting is a cool and fun knitting technique that produces a double layer of stockinette stitch fabric with mirror-image colorwork while knitting both layers at the same time.

Cost: $ 25.00
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
Fair Isle Gift Bag
- Nov 05, 2018 06:30 pm

Perfect gift bag for the holidays! Pick one of two snowflake patterns for this class.

Cost: $ 45.00
Stranded Knitting - Make a Hat or Cowl
- Nov 08, 2018 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
Toe Up Socks
- Nov 09, 2018 01:00 pm

Tired of having bits and bobs of nice fingering yarn with no project in sight? Want to get the most of out some precious yarn? Toe Up Socks are jut the ticket!

Wonderful Wallaby
- Nov 10, 2018 02:00 pm

The Wonderful Wallaby is a seamlessly knit sweater designed for toddlers through xxxl adult. This would make a great first sweater for a beginner that is familiar with knit, purl and decreasing. We will be making "Wanda" (smallest, size 2) You will learn a special technique to add the pouch to your sweater. Kris is an experienced Wallaby maker! Students will enjoy the benefit of her tips and tricks gathered over many Wallabys made!

Cost: $ 60.00
Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes
- Nov 14, 2018 03:00 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. We'll show you how to pick up a dropped stitch in garter stitch and stockinette stitch, how to un- knit to repair a mistake in that row or the row below, how to Rip IT - if the mistake is further down and you need to rip back. You will be able to fix any error, and have confidence to tackle more challenging projects in the future.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn to Knit, Step 2 - Ribbed Hat
- Dec 07, 2018 03:00 pm

If you have learned the basics of knit and purl, you are ready to knit in the round. You'll learn: Cable cast-on, joining in the round on a circular needle, decreasing stitches and working with double-points. You'll make: A cute ribbed beanie.

Cost: $ 30.00
Needle Felted Blue Bird of Happiness
- Sep 29, 2018 01:30 pm

The blue bird has been a symbol of happiness in many cultural traditions and this sweet little needle felted version is a perfect addition to your holiday decor or as a friend to have hanging in your home all year long. This project will introduce creating egg-shaped base form, creating 3 dimensional shapes separately and joining to base form, cladding (covering) a base form with colors. Class is ideal for those that have a little experience with needle-felting already.

Cost: $ 42.00
Needle Felted Curly Sheep Pin
- Oct 20, 2018 01:00 pm

This fun little sheep is a perfect gift to other fiber-loving friends in your life. Make a whole flock to give away and maybe an extra one for yourself. This project will introduce creating a small disc base form, creating 3 dimensional shapes on a base form, embellishing your sculpture with mohair locks and tips on working small sculptural pieces safely in needle felting.

Cost: $ 42.00
Needle Felt Embellishments on a Pouch
- Nov 04, 2018 03:00 pm

This is all about fabric embellishment with Needle Felting. Students will be give guidance on the basics of needle felting and techniques to make freeform and patterned designs on fabric and pre-made items.

Cost: $ 30.00
Needle Felted Cookie Cutter Ornaments
- Dec 01, 2018 12:00 pm

Needle felt some cute ornaments or package toppers for your Christmas tree this season. Using cookie cutters as templates, make your own felted holiday ornaments. Whether you think you have any design skills or not, you can make wonderful, unique ornaments.

Cost: $ 25.00
Needle Felt St. Nick or Santa Claus!
- Dec 02, 2018 01:00 pm

Make this adorable St. Nick or Santa Claus to decorate your home this Christmas. Also makes a perfect hostess gift for those holiday parties.

Cost: $ 35.00
Learn the technique of traditional rug hooking using primitive hook and strips of wool fabric. You will learn utilizing color while discovering use of different textures of wool. The Fall Tile project will be 10 inches x 10 inches and may be finished as a mat or as a pillow.

Cost: $ 140.00
Come hook a fun fall project. You will learn to make “Quillies” and learn the technique of sculpting hooked wool strips. The Pumpkin Patch project is 12 inch x 18 inch and may be finished as a mat or as a pillow.

Cost: $ 190.00
Finding fabulous design ideas and designing your own unique patterns is so much easier than it sounds. Come to this class to learn all things "patterns" - design, transferring, figuring out yarn amounts and more.

Cost: $ 42.00
Hooked and want to learn more? Create a fun mug rug while learning the whipped edge finishing technique and the lovely bead stitch. Many upper level tips and tricks will be shared - you do not want to miss this class!

Cost: $ 45.00
Come learn what all the buzz is about! While learning all about the art of punch needle rug hooking you will create a pumpkin themed magnetic fiber art piece that mounts on a metal frame. All the beginning skills will be covered. Your project will be started in class and finished at home.

Cost: $ 75.00
The Oxford Mini is such a fun Needle to use! What would be sweeter than to create a candy jar with 4 interchangeable lids: Conversation Hearts, Jelly Beans, Candy Corn and Peppermints? In this 2 hour class you will learn the how to use your Oxford Mini #14 (bring one or purchase one the day of the class). The differences in the needles and how to separate rug wool to use in your #14 needle will be taught. We will begin punching the designs and there will be a finishing demo. The project will be in a take home frame, no gripper frame needed. You will need to own a glue gun to finish this project.

Cost: $ 70.00
The Oxford Mini is such a fun Needle to use! What would be sweeter than to create a candy jar with 4 interchangeable lids: Conversation Hearts, Jelly Beans, Candy Corn and Peppermints? In this 2 hour class you will learn the how to use your Oxford Mini #14 (bring one or purchase one the day of the class). The differences in the needles and how to separate rug wool to use in your #14 needle will be taught. We will begin punching the designs and there will be a finishing demo. The project will be in a take home frame, no gripper frame needed. You will need to own a glue gun to finish this project.

Cost: $ 70.00
Come learn what all the buzz is about! While learning all about the art of punch needle rug hooking you will create a Holiday Lights themed magnetic fiber art piece that mounts on a metal frame. All the beginning skills will be covered. Your project will be started in class and finished at home.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn the technique of traditional rug hooking using primitive hook and strips of wool fabric. You will learn utilizing color while discovering use of different textures of wool. The Fall Tile project will be 10 inches x 10 inches and may be finished as a mat or as a pillow.

Cost: $ 140.00
Come hook a fun holiday project. The Christmas Cats in the Snow utilizes an array of textures and colors – finished pillow/mat is 18 inch x 18 inch.

Cost: $ 210.00
Hooked and want to learn more? Create a fun mug rug while learning the whipped edge finishing technique and the lovely bead stitch. Many upper level tips and tricks will be shared - you do not want to miss this class!

Cost: $ 45.00
Finding fabulous design ideas and designing your own unique patterns is so much easier than it sounds. Come to this class to learn all things "patterns" - design, transferring, figuring out yarn amounts and more.

Cost: $ 42.00
Come learn what all the buzz is about! While learning all about the art of punch needle rug hooking you will create a Holiday Lights themed magnetic fiber art piece that mounts on a metal frame. All the beginning skills will be covered. Your project will be started in class and finished at home.

Cost: $ 75.00
Spinning 101
- Sep 25, 2018 04:00 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: $ 55.00
Spinning 101
- Oct 23, 2018 04:00 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: $ 55.00
Needle Tatting for Beginners
- Sep 22, 2018 02:00 pm

Tatting is a delicate handmade lace formed usually by looping and knotting with a single cotton thread. In this class you will learn the basics of tatting with a needle: the stitch, rings, picots, joining picots, and chains.

Cost: $ 33.00
Needle Tatting- Adding Beads
- Oct 07, 2018 02:00 pm

Learn 4 methods for adding beads to needle tatted lace. Students should know basic needle tatting to participate in class.

Cost: $ 15.00
Embroidery for Beginners
- Nov 03, 2018 02:00 pm

This class is great for beginners or anyone wanting to dust off their embroidery skills. In class, you will create a sampler using eight stitches found in the CozyBlue embroidery kits available in the store. We will go over embroidery basics and you'll learn the back stitch, split stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, fishbone, woven wheels and French and colonial knots. You will leave with your sampler and the skills to finish your kit at home.

Cost: $ 40.00
Needle Tatting- Working in 2 Colors
- Nov 17, 2018 10:00 am

Needle tatting in 2 colors using "single strand" method will be covered. This will expand your tatting possibilities quite a lot!

Cost: $ 15.00
Embroidered Felt Ornament
- Nov 18, 2018 01:00 pm

Add some embroidery to your holiday decorations! The best part about this class, you don't need to bring a thing! Everything is included!

Cost: $ 40.00
Tapestry Weaving
- Oct 06, 2018 01:00 pm

In this beginner level class, students will learn the basics of tapestry weaving, how to add texture, and manipulate color in their tapestry weaving.

Cost: $ 50.00
In this class students will learn the basic techniques of weaving. We will plan a project, measure the warp, sley the reed and dress the 15 inch Cricket Loom using the direct peg warping method. We will then weave a beautiful alpaca scarf. All looms, yarn and equipment will be provided. Finishing techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Scarves will be completed in class so that everyone takes their scarf home. Don't miss this chance to learn something new at LYS!

Cost: $ 125.00

Calendar


Cable Hat and Pull Through Scarf

Come join the fun! Learn to cable as you make a charming hat and scarf! Some skills you will learn are how to make right and left cables, provisional cast on, plus how to work the Magic Loop Technique!

Continental Knitting

In this class you can learn to knit, or re-learn to knit the Continental way. English Knitting means using your right hand to move the yarn, Continental Knitting means using your left hand to move the yarn. Benefits of Continental Knitting include using the smallest of possible movements and relaxing your hands for years of pain free knitting.

Sep 22
CustomFit Sweaters at LYS!
Sep 22
I Can Knit! Knitting for Youth through Longmont Recreation Department
Sep 22
Needle Tatting for Beginners