Knitting Classes in Longmont - Learn Weaving, Crochet and More
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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!"
Meet the Teacher at LYS
- Sep 25, 2021 01:00 pm

Tempted by a class description but not sure it's the right fit? Want to know more before you commit? Join us for Meet the Teacher at LYS and find out about supplies, skills needed to be successful in class and meet the teacher! Participate in Meet the Teacher and save 5.00 - 10.00 off each class you decide to sign up for!

Cost: $ FREE
Meet the Teacher at LYS
- Sep 28, 2021 05:00 pm

Tempted by a class description but not sure it's the right fit? Want to know more before you commit? Join us for Meet the Teacher at LYS and find out about supplies, skills needed to be successful in class and meet the teacher! Participate in Meet the Teacher and save 5.00 - 10.00 off each class you decide to sign up for!

Cost: $ FREE
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
Ready to get in on the hottest thing in fiber arts! Learn to crochet! At this 2 session class you will learn to make a chain, single crochet, double crochet and half double crochet.. You can choose to make a pair of fingerless mitts or a scarf. Your class fee includes a complementary LYS Manifesto bag to carry your pattern and projects in!

Cost: $ 52.50
Let's have fun together crocheting this beautiful shawl! Inspired by Moroccan tile design, this shawl is worked from the bottom up with a simple scalloped edging.

Cost: $ 20.00
Snowman Amigurumi in Classroom
- Dec 02, 2021 05:00 pm

Have you wanted to learn how to crochet Amigurumi stuffed toys, but didn't know where to start? This is the perfect class for you! You will learn the basic Amigurumi techniques on this simple snowman, and once you know the basics, the sky's the limit!!

Cost: $ 45.00
Stranded colorwork knitting is lots of fun: Working in the round, easy shaping, minimal seaming; but how do you get from knitted tubes to people-shaped garments? Easy: Make Steeks! We need a minimum of 8 students to run this class. Please sign up early.

Cost: $ 55.00
This beautiful wreath and garland is perfect for the indoor mantle or door, and looks amazing as well out doors on a gate or entryway. Choose any color to fit the season, or use a neutral color for year round use. Decorated or left without embellishment, this quick knit will be sure to garner you compliments year round. This class is for an advanced beginner who has done at least a couple of knitting projects and is ready for a new loopy stitch! You can do it!

Cost: $ 30.00
River KAL
- Sep 25, 2021 02:15 pm

A KAL for those who have purchased a DanDoh River kit with Longmont Yarn Shoppe.

Cost: $ FREE
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
Knitting boils down to just knitting and purling. But it is how you finesse those stitches and keep track of them. How you make those stitches and care for them. That is what leads to the success and failure of your project. It also leads to how you feel about the knitting experience. It's the little tricks along the way that add to the enjoyment factor. The more you enjoy it, the more you like the results, the more you want to knit. Enjoyment and fulfillment are what it is all about. At this class you'll learn numerous time saving tricks that help you focus on the things you love about knitting.

Cost: $ 55.00
?Socks are the bonbons of the knitting world: a small decadent bite. You can carry one in-progress around in your purse, stash it on the dashboard of your car, or-for the bold of heart and firm of bottom-behind the cushions of your couch.? -Jasmin & Gigi, The Knitmore GirlsJoin us on this Knit-along as we embark on Operation Sock Drawer! Our goal is to make the handknit sock drawer of our dreams. We will work through four patterns from the Operation Sock Draw Book by the Knitmore Girls.

Cost: $ 60.00
Afraid to tackle that sweater alone? We have the answer: Sweater Club! 6 Months, 12 gatherings on ZOOM, 3 sweaters, lots of fun lead by Sandi Avila, an amazing sweater knitter!! 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: $ 140.00
Tackle the intricacies of intarsia to add blocks and motifs of colour to your knitting. You?ll learn all the basics including joining colours, avoiding holes, managing all those ends and tangles, and reading graphs. We?ll also cover tension issues and show you how duplicate stitch can be used to fix mistakes or add even more colour, after the garment is done. There is nothing to fear; by the end of this workshop, you?ll have the confidence to work with colour.

Cost: $ 75.00
YIPPEE!! Another Stephen West Mystery Knit a Long!! We love these at LYS!! The big date is Friday October 8th. Join Theresa on ZOOM us for 4 meet ups and a Show and Tell! It's sure to be a good time!

Cost: $ 15.00
Learn to knit jogless stripes in the round using the Manos del Uruguay Fino Mini-Skeins. Class will include a discussion on choosing the color arrangement to obtain the desired stripes. Students will cast on the project and learn the technique to produce jogless stripes (or helix knitting). Students will be able to finish and bind off the project at home.

Cost: $ 30.00
This class is for the brand new knitter! You will learn t0 make fingerless handwarmers which let you practice the basic stitches as well as learn a few finishing techniques. 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).

Cost: $ 75.00
Join Cheryl for this Perfect Second Knitting Project Class held at The Longmont Yarn Shoppe. 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: $ 60.00
Felted Clogs via Zoom
- Oct 23, 2021 01:00 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. Make these in the comfort of your home via zoom.

Cost: $ 75.00
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
Felted Hat with Kris
- Nov 05, 2021 06:00 pm

This hat is perfect for the cold winter ahead & perfect for the newish knitter who knows how to cast on and do the knit stitch. Choose from 4 different brim variations when making your hat. All styles are quick and easy to knit and even more fun to felt! Image used with permission of Fibertrends.

Cost: $ 45.00
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
Christmas Ball Along KAL via Zoom
- Nov 06, 2021 01:00 pm

Enjoy working together on ARNE & CARLOS knitted Christmas ornament. At our Ball-A-Long select your favorite ornaments from the ARNE & CARLOS 55 Christmas Balls to Knit. 2020 marked the 10 year Anniversary of their publication! In 2021 these ornaments are as popular as ever!

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn to knit jogless stripes in the round using the Manos del Uruguay Fino Mini-Skeins. Class will include a discussion on choosing the color arrangement to obtain the desired stripes. Students will cast on the project and learn the technique to produce jogless stripes (or helix knitting). Students will be able to finish and bind off the project at home.

Cost: $ 30.00
Felted Clogs in Classroom
- Nov 13, 2021 09:00 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. Make these in the comfort of your home via zoom.

Cost: $ 75.00
Brioche stitch is a beautiful, ancient knitting stitch with loads of variation. With this technique, alternate stitches are slipped every other row, creating a very soft, stretchy, thick, fluffy fabric. Classic brioche stitch is reversible, with a lovely right side and wrong side. It can be done in 1 color, 2 colors, or 3 or more colors, and has loads of variations and creative possibilities!

Cost: $ 30.00
Too often knitting comes to a screeching halt (usually late at night) when we find mistakes that we?re unable to correct. In this class, Ann will demonstrate fixing common mistakes, including stitch mount, ripping out, picking up single and a series of dropped stitches (including edge stitches), and reversing the direction of a cable or correcting a mistake in a lace pattern several rows below the needles.

Cost: $ 20.00
Because they are not comfortable sewing seams, many knitters only knit seamless sweaters from the top down. What many do not realize is that seams can be a sweater's best friend. They provide stability against stretching (especially across the shoulders and back neck) and they help encourage the body to hang straight. In this one-hour online class, Ann Budd will demonstrate the three basic seams used for joining sweater pieces- back, front(s), and sleeves. You'll learn the Invisible Horizontal Seam (for shoulders), the Invisible Vertical Seam (for side and sleeve seams), and the Vertical to Horizontal Seam (for attaching sleeve caps to armholes).

Cost: $ 30.00
What do you do when you absolutely cannot match the gauge specified in a pattern? In this one-hour online class, Ann Budd will guide you through adjusting a pattern to work for "your" gauge. Sometimes this means adjusting the numbers in the pattern and sometimes it means simply following the instructions for a different size. It?s all a matter of simple math and ratios that Ann will demystify.

Cost: $ 20.00
Needle Felt a Family of Gnomes
- Sep 25, 2021 11:00 am

Dive into the fun of needle felting by making a family of gnomes!

Cost: $ 30.00
Come learn how to create this adorable round sheep with Andee.

Cost: $ 45.00
Needle Felted Sugar Skull
- Oct 16, 2021 11:30 am

In this class you will learn basic needle felting and take home a small sugar skull to help you decorate for Day of the Dead.

Cost: $ 38.00
Time to decorate for the fall season with these sweet felted pumpkins. They are so adorable, you will want to make more!

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

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

Cost: $ 45.00
Needle Felt St. Nick in Classroom
- Dec 04, 2021 11:00 am

Create your own St. Nick! This felting kit makes a beautiful vintage style holiday figure under the guidance of Stephanie. The holly on his hat adds the perfect touch. For the collectors of Santa figures, this is sure to be an unusual addition to the collection.

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. You will have access to a large light box during class and will get to trace one large StoryTeller Wool pattern or 2 small patterns on the 24x24 piece of monk's cloth (purchased day of or prior to class at LYS)

Cost: $ 30.00
Come and learn all about Punch Needle Rug Hooking in this beginner in person class. All supplies will be included. Punch needle can be borrowed the day of the class. You will get to play with color and explore punch needle rug hooking. You will go home with a finished project.

Cost: $ 42.00
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
Twill on the Rigid Heddle Loom
- Sep 23, 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
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
- Oct 01, 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: $ 70.00
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: $ 199.00
Come learn to weave a classic twill structure, houndstooth plaid! This project based class will continue to develop your harness loom skills by learning to warp and weave with two colors. Weaving the houndstooth scarf will help improve selvedge management while working with a floating selvedge, reading drafts, creating twill structures and learning more about color and weave. Bamboo Pop is a wonderful combination of soft and drapey yet strong giving the houndstooth plaid structure a great crisp and clean look.

Cost: $ 120.00
Introduction to Coiled Vessels
- Oct 15, 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: $ 70.00
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
Learn to Weave on an Inkle Loom
- Oct 23, 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
Coiled Vessels: Level 2
- Nov 05, 2021 10:00 am

This level 2 coiled weaving class will include how to splice and weave in LED lights and how to make handles and incorporate beads and other embellishments into a small to medium size vessel.

Cost: $ 65.00
Rigid Heddle 1
- Dec 02, 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

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Twill on the Rigid Heddle Loom

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!

CANCELED- Eeks! Steeks FIBER FRIDAY with Mary Scott Huff via ZOOM!

Stranded colorwork knitting is lots of fun: Working in the round, easy shaping, minimal seaming; but how do you get from knitted tubes to people-shaped garments? Easy: Make Steeks! We need a minimum of 8 students to run this class. Please sign up early.

Woolly Wreath for All Seasons in Classroom

This beautiful wreath and garland is perfect for the indoor mantle or door, and looks amazing as well out doors on a gate or entryway. Choose any color to fit the season, or use a neutral color for year round use. Decorated or left without embellishment, this quick knit will be sure to garner you compliments year round. This class is for an advanced beginner who has done at least a couple of knitting projects and is ready for a new loopy stitch! You can do it!

Sep 25
Needle Felt a Family of Gnomes
Sep 25
Meet the Teacher at LYS
Sep 25
River KAL