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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!"
Bring in whatever you are working on (knit or crochet). Sign up for as many sessions as fit your schedule. Heather will help you decipher the pattern, learn new skills, get un-stuck and more. This is not a class to help you choose a project, this is a class to help you finish a project you are stuck on!

Cost: $ 20.00
Felted Mittens with Deb Tewell
- Feb 22, 2020 11:30 am

Just in time for winters chill and to keep fingers toasty warm, this class will teach basic felting techniques. We will learn how to make dimensional, seamless felt and get pointers on some really fun surface designs. Each pair of mittens will reflect the colors and textures selected by the makers. No experience is necessary, but knowledge of how to lay out roving for wet felting is beneficial.

Cost: $ 110.00
Bring in whatever you are working on (knit or crochet). Sign up for as many sessions as fit your schedule. Christianna will help you decipher the pattern, learn new skills, get un-stuck and more. This is not a class to help you choose a project, this is a class to help you finish a project you are stuck on!

Cost: $ 20.00
Bring in whatever you are working on (knit or crochet). Sign up for as many sessions as fit your schedule. Heather will help you decipher the pattern, learn new skills, get un-stuck and more. This is not a class to help you choose a project, this is a class to help you finish a project you are stuck on!

Cost: $ 20.00
Introduction to Shibori Dyeing
- Mar 28, 2020 12:00 pm

Shibori is a dyeing technique which produces beautiful and unique patterns on fabric. In this class we will explore several ways to bind, fold, twist and compress cotton and silk to produce different results with natural dyes. You will never look at folding and fabric the same again.

Cost: $ 60.00
Bring in whatever you are working on (knit or crochet). Sign up for as many sessions as fit your schedule. Christianna will help you decipher the pattern, learn new skills, get un-stuck and more. This is not a class to help you choose a project, this is a class to help you finish a project you are stuck on!

Cost: $ 20.00
Dyeing Safely
- Apr 18, 2020 09:00 am

Kool aid dyeing truly is safe dying. Even children can do this and still be safe. The colors can be rich and vibrant and are permanent. Dyeing your own fiber, yarn or fabric can change the way you create. Join Sara in this class and change the way you create!

Cost: $ 35.00
Bring in whatever you are working on (knit or crochet). Sign up for as many sessions as fit your schedule. Heather will help you decipher the pattern, learn new skills, get un-stuck and more. This is not a class to help you choose a project, this is a class to help you finish a project you are stuck on!

Cost: $ 20.00
Bring in whatever you are working on (knit or crochet). Sign up for as many sessions as fit your schedule. Christianna will help you decipher the pattern, learn new skills, get un-stuck and more. This is not a class to help you choose a project, this is a class to help you finish a project you are stuck on!

Cost: $ 20.00
Introduction to Shibori Dyeing
- May 09, 2020 12:00 pm

Shibori is a dyeing technique which produces beautiful and unique patterns on fabric. In this class we will explore several ways to bind, fold, twist and compress cotton and silk to produce different results with natural dyes. You will never look at folding and fabric the same again.

Cost: $ 60.00
Bring in whatever you are working on (knit or crochet). Sign up for as many sessions as fit your schedule. Heather will help you decipher the pattern, learn new skills, get un-stuck and more. This is not a class to help you choose a project, this is a class to help you finish a project you are stuck on!

Cost: $ 20.00
Introduction to Dyeing with Jennifer
- May 30, 2020 01:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to dye your own yarn of fiber? In this class you will learn how dyes work how to prepare your fiber, make dye stock solutions and keep good notes for repeatable results. Already know how to dye but have trouble with consistency, colorfastness, muddy colors or felting? This is the class for you! We will practice multiple techniques to help you achieve your desired results for projects and pleasure.

Cost: $ 50.00
Easy Breezy Buttoned Crochet Cowl
- Feb 20, 2020 05:00 pm

Just learned crochet and want to put your skills to use? Need a crochet refresher? This is the perfect project for you! Learn a new stitch pattern using single, double and half double crochet stitches.

Cost: $ 30.00
Cruising Wrap CAL
- Mar 05, 2020 05:00 pm

Take a step up from basic crochet and put your skills to use in a lace shawl. We will have fun together as we crochet in community this lovely wrap that will carry you through all seasons!

Cost: $ 20.00
Bunny in a Hoodie
- Mar 14, 2020 02:30 pm

Ever wanted to try Amigurumi, or just want a fun piece of spring decor? Try Bunny in a Hoodie! This project is a great introduction into crocheted stuffed animal making.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn to Crochet - Mitts or Scarf
- Mar 15, 2020 11:00 am

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

Cost: $ 35.00
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
Learn Double Knitting: Snowflake Cowl
- Feb 19, 2020 04:00 pm

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. In this class we will use tubular cast on and bind off, knit in the round and learn the two handed method of knitting colors while reading a chart.

Cost: $ 55.00
Basic Knitted Socks - Top Down
- Feb 19, 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
2 Color Brioche Cowl
- Feb 20, 2020 05:00 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
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
Felted Clogs
- Feb 23, 2020 12:30 pm

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: $ 50.00
This beautiful shawl triangle shaped shawl is worked from the back of the neck down using a garter tab cast on and increasing at 4 points on right side rows.

Cost: $ 30.00
Dusk Light KAL
- Feb 24, 2020 05:00 pm

This beautiful spring shawl is perfect for a wedding shawl, or just a lovely shawl to have around your neck! Join Bryleigh on Monday evenings to knit this shawl!

Cost: $ 30.00
CustomFit Sweaters at LYS!
- Feb 29, 2020 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
Pottery Shard Jacket KAL
- Feb 29, 2020 01:00 pm

Knit in community this jacket using stranded knitting techniques and the Latvian Braid detail with Sandi the Sweater Goddess! This will be so fun!!

Cost: $ 40.00
Simple Fair Isle Cowl to Steek
- Mar 01, 2020 12:30 pm

Complete a Fair Isle style cowl and learn how to steek for a buttoned closure. Lean how to complete stranded knitting using 2 hands and then learn how to steek and add a button band for a beautiful finished touch!

Cost: $ 60.00
Many knitting patterns include instructions for ?fading? from one colorway to the next. Fading is a great way to use up partial balls of yarn, to create unique, beautiful knitwear, and to combine colors that seem to have nothing in common! These techniques are excellent for newer and sometimes challenging hand-dyes: high-contrast handpaints, speckle-dyes,and very short color repeat space-dyes. This class will show multiple ways to creatively combine contrasting colorways in garments and accessories! This class provides information, examples, and techniques on striping, striping-in or gradual color shifts, seed stitch and seed-variation fades, and fading in a mitered square, and more.

Cost: $ 30.00
The Norrland Hat and Mittens
- Mar 01, 2020 03:00 pm

In this class we will advance your color work skills by adding cables and learn the Latvian Braid!

Cost: $ 60.00
Simple Mittens
- Mar 04, 2020 06:00 pm

It's starting to get cooler and you'll need something for your hands once the weather turns. These mittens will work up fast and you'll learn a few things in the process. This mitten class is perfectly simplistic without lacking in the best features.

Cost: $ 50.00
Baby Surprise Jacket Explicated!
- Mar 06, 2020 03:00 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
Cable Club with Norah's Vintage Afghan
- Mar 07, 2020 11:00 am

Come join a community of cable knitter 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. If you are not familiar with cable knitting, take the Cable Pillow Class in September where we will start with two of the squares: One simple and one more complex. If you know how to cable, come join the fun with fellow cablers!

Cost: $ 35.00
Estonian Lace
- Mar 07, 2020 12:00 pm

Estonian Lace is known for its nupps as well as its beauty. Come and make a traditional Estonian piece of your very own. In Estonian Lace we will use a workbook to cover everything you need to know to make a traditional Estonian scarf from beginning to end.

Cost: $ 100.00
Melting Rainbow Cowl
- Mar 07, 2020 02:30 pm

This is a great project to use up those left overs from socks! We will be using a provisional cast on, knitting in the round, and doing simple colorwork. At the final class you will learn to graft the stitches together to form a circle!

Cost: $ 40.00
Building in Color is a carefully designed sequence of patterns aimed at introducing knitters to the wonderful array of stitches and techniques used in color knitting. Each of the 10 patterns focuses on new skills and ways of using multiple colors of yarn. This sequential approach allows mastery of skills which then build upon each other in subsequent patterns. Each pattern in Building in Color creates a lovely panel that is assembled into a colorful blanket- your own cuddly work of art!

Cost: $ 165.00
Learn Portuguese Knitting
- Mar 14, 2020 01:00 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
Toe Up Socks for Everyone
- Mar 15, 2020 03:00 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 just the ticket!

Cost: $ 40.00
Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes
- Mar 29, 2020 12:30 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
Basic Knitted Socks - Top Down
- Apr 04, 2020 01:00 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
Pappillion Butterfly Shawl KAL
- Apr 05, 2020 12:00 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: $ 35.00
Perfect Second Knitting Project!
- Apr 08, 2020 06:00 pm

These simple projects take your beginning knitting to the next level. If you know how to cast on and knit you are ready to make a garment or accessory! You will learn: Purl stitch, ribbing, increases and decreases, and seaming and have a stylish item to wear!

Cost: $ 40.00
Needle Felt a Cute Little Bunny!
- Mar 29, 2020 12:00 pm

Needle felt a cute little bunny while learning the basics of Needle Felting to create a springtime woodland creature!

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn to felt with these small adorable flying friends. These bees and ladybugs are the perfect addition to your potted plants or fresh flowers.

Cost: $ 30.00
Quillie Coaster
- Mar 14, 2020 10:00 am

Learn all about Quillies, a beloved standing wool technique, that can be used in countless craft projects! In this class you will be working with precut wool strips to make a Quillie Coaster with a cork backing. Multiple color combinations will be available.

Cost: $ 32.00
Spinning 101
- Feb 18, 2020 04:30 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: $ 50.00
Spinning and Drafting Basics
- Mar 10, 2020 04:00 pm

Learn the basics of drafting and how they affect your yarn. We will talk about how to adjust your wheel to fit your technique.

Cost: $ 30.00
Working with Fleece
- Apr 04, 2020 01:00 pm

In our wonderful fibershed we are surrounded by beautiful wool! Purchasing that fleece can be intimidating!! Learn about sheep breeds, how to select a raw fleece and how to scour it effectively and efficiently. Then we will use combs, hand cards, blending board, diz and a drum carder to prepare those beautiful fibers for spinning!!

Cost: $ 40.00
Spinning 101
- Apr 14, 2020 04:30 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: $ 50.00
Embroidery for Beginners
- Mar 08, 2020 12:00 pm

This class is great for beginners or anyone wanting to dust off their embroidery skills. In class, you will create a sampler using six 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, chain stitch, satin stitch, woven wheels and French knots. You will leave with your sampler and the skills to finish your kit at home.?Students need to purchase their CozyBlue kit prior to class.?Thread, hoop, needle and fabric for the sampler will be provided.

Cost: $ 40.00
Needle Tatting: Adding Beads
- Mar 15, 2020 01:00 pm

Learn 6 methods for adding beads to needle tatted lace. Students should know basic needle tatting to participate in class.

Cost: $ 15.00
Embroidery for Beginners
- Apr 18, 2020 10:00 am

This class is great for beginners or anyone wanting to dust off their embroidery skills. In class, you will create a sampler using six 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, chain stitch, satin stitch, woven wheels and French knots. You will leave with your sampler and the skills to finish your kit at home.?Students need to purchase their CozyBlue kit prior to class.?Thread, hoop, needle and fabric for the sampler will be provided.

Cost: $ 40.00
Rigid Heddle 1
- Feb 27, 2020 10:00 am

This class will introduce you to the power of the rigid heddle loom! We?ll cover weaving terminology, how to set up the loom and of course how to weave. We?ll 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: $ 150.00
Continue your mastery of the rigid heddle loom and unlock all new ways to make pattern on this small but mighty loom. In this class we will continue to explore more in depth pick up stick patterns, a variety of finger control techniques including leno, brooks bouquet, danish medallions, supplemental weft and hem stitching.

Cost: $ 150.00
Color and Weave
- Apr 19, 2020 11:00 am

Unlock new ways to create pattern in your weaving with how color is arranged in the warp and weft! Color and weave opens the door to endless patterns and designs. In this class we will design scarves using beautiful alpaca yarn that mixes multiple patterns on one warp. This class will help students build confidence in designing their own patterns as well as direct warping techniques that make color shifts easy!

Cost: $ 140.00

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Spinning 101

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!

Feb 18
Learn to Knit - Handwarmers or Ribbed Scarf
Feb 19
Casual Crochet 3rd Wed
Feb 19
Learn Double Knitting: Snowflake Cowl