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 - Thursday 10- 5 pm
Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 
Sunday 12- 4 pm
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Classes

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Proof of vaccination No Longer Required for in person classes & private lessons

For in person classes we are making a change & no longer requiring proof of vaccination status to participate in a class or private lesson. 
 
For the safety of everyone we ask our customers/students, staff and teachers to stay home if sick. 

Anyone who wishes is encouraged to wear a mask if that makes being in the shop more comfortable.  For those not comfortable in a class/group setting private lessons are always available. 


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 require student to purchase their yarn for all classes, Crochet-alongs, Knit-alongs & Clubs at Longmont Yarn ShoppeThere 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!"
Understanding fibre content and how it behaves can make or break your result when creating a project, whether that project is knit, crocheted, or woven. In this class we will learn about many different fibre types including protein fibres and cellulose fibres. We will take a tour around the globe as we explore many types of wool, down fibres, silk, and cellulose fibres including linen, nettle, cotton, and man-made fibres like viscose. We will learn lots of fun fibre facts and how fibre types affect how a yarn is made, setting you up for success with your next yarn choice!

Cost: $ 45.00
This class will introduce the fundamentals of color theory through the study of knit and woven swatches. We will practice color mixing by carding wool, and we will explore a variety of tools and methods for designing and testing color palettes. Students are invited to bring along a pattern for a discussion of project specific color selection at the end of class.

Cost: $ 37.50
In this class we will explore how yarns are made, while taking a deep dive into yarn structures. Yarn structure dictates how a yarn works up, as well as it's durability, drape, gauge, and character. A yarn's structure determines the most appropriate use for each yarn, whether that is colour work, cables, texture, lace and more: it is is a key element in many types of projects in knitting, crochet, weaving and more! Choosing the right structure of yarn for the project makes the difference between a successful project you can use for many years and a project that disappoints. Once you've completed this class, you'll be able to choose the right structure for each project!

Cost: $ 45.00
Colour is a subject that can be challenging to approach when faced with the vast selections of colours available to the modern stitcher. In this class we will examine the various styles of hand dyed yarn and how each dye style behaves when knit or crocheted. The next challenge is how to choose colours for a project and this class will give students the tools and know how to confidently choose and put colours together for the perfect project!

Cost: $ 45.00
Ravelry 201 via ZOOM!
- Mar 16, 2024 03:00 pm

Do you have basic skills finding patterns, researching yarn, and joining Ravelry groups? Are you seeing features you'd like to try to make your Ravelry experience even better? This class will go beyond the basics. You'll learn more about the ins and outs of Ravelry, and how to use it to your even greater advantage! We focus on topics of interest to the class, which could include: Maximizing your Ravelry Queue and Library, Managing your stash, Uploading photos, Creating your own groups and events, and for those of you with travel in mind, Ravelry as Trip Planner. Each session is tailored to the interests and level of the class, so come ask and learn what you need to maximize your Ravelry experience.

Cost: $ 20.00
Come join us for a fun, innovative & creative KAL - Promises in the Dark. This beautiful mosaic stitch triangle shawl lends itself to all kinds of colorwork, including handpainted & long-color gradients & self-striping yarns and easily adjusted for a larger or smaller size. KAL fees will benefit the kid's workshop classes at the Longmont Museum!

Cost: $ 35.00
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 set-in sleeve 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. The end result will be a sweater you designed that fits!

Cost: $ 180.00
Is it time to learn some new skills while also making a great winter wardrobe staple? Then come make the incredibly popular Musselburgh Hat? The pattern now has over 17,000 projects on Ravelry - it must be good! In class we will discuss the pinhole cast-on, changing colors, tips for working in the round, and any other questions you may have to get you on your way to creating this simple but very versatile pattern.

Cost: $ 25.00
Are you ready to build your knitting skills one small bite at a time? Then this sampler shawl is the perfect project, with a relaxed pace. At each meeting we will learn about a new technique as we work along this beautiful shawl featuring mosaic, cables, lace and short rows. Kits are available at the shop, or make your own set of a main color and 5 or 12 contrasting colors.

Cost: $ 135.00
Join us for an incredible winter learning experience and prepare to experience the world of knitting with 4 international experts at 12 gatherings over ZOOM. ~ Lesley Anne Robinson will help you tackle brioche from beginner to more complex stitches and cover fixing those pesky mistakes! ~Carissa Browning will wow you with shapely shawls, intro to sock knitting and a fun entry into crochet as you make your own Yip Yip! ~Caroline Sommerfeld (Ancient Fibre Arts) will share her knowledge on how fiber type, structure and color affect knitting & crochet results - go into your next project fully informed! ~Lisa K. Ross will share techniques on color selection and color work, as well as bias knitting and share her secrets for perfect socks, both top down and bottom up! ~Register now for 'Full Fiber Friday Experience' at a special rate of 399.00 - pause fear and gain confidence today!

Cost: $ 399.00
Join us as we cast on & knit together the Friendship Shawl designed by Jill from Knit Sisu. This beautiful pattern takes 3 Dos Tierras skeins and according to the designer, It's easy to fall into the movement of the stitches in this project as it is very meditative and structured. The garter sections fly by and the lace sections keep knitters engaged without being too reliant on the written pattern. Having knit the shoppe sample, Gail could not agree more! This is a relaxing knit, fun to make together in community. And bonus - your seat fee will be donated to the Wild Plum Center, our March Charity of the Month! We hope you will join us for the 2024 KAL!

Cost: $ 20.00
Festival of Stitches is a fun & playful project that will keep you engaged from start to finish! Different sections make it addictive and knit up quickly. The finished item will add a wonderful highlight to your daily wardrobe with a shape that is versatile and easy to wear. Yes, there's lots of fun colourwork in this pattern! But only easy slipped stitches (yay, mosaic) and colour blocking, no stranded/fair isle/intarsia/brioche! There are also be some cables, eyelets, stripes- but no super complicated techniques are used in this pattern.

Cost: $ 45.00
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: $ 40.00
What a beautiful pair of cabled mittens that will knit up quick in worsted wt yarn. The interesting gusset provides both comfort and great fit, and the cables keep it interesting! Perfect for gifting, or keep these for yourself!

Cost: $ 50.00
Learn to Knit - Handwarmers (in person)
- Mar 05, 2024 06:00 pm

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
Steek a Pair of Coasters! VIA ZOOM!
- Mar 06, 2024 06:00 pm

Cut your knitting? Are you SILLY? Why would anyone do that? Well, knitting stranded color work is easier in the round. Not to mention that our tension is usually more consistent in the round as well. Whether you decide to make a set of single-color or stranded color work coasters as homework, we will all hold each others hands and cheer for one another while we cut our knitted coasters. You'll have the chance to steek your coasters twice and the opportunity to finish at least one in class. No liquid courage required!

Cost: $ 30.00
Christie has been itching to knit the Field Sweater by Camilla Vad ever since it was published, and now there is a cardigan version out as well! Join her in a winter knit-along where we can share in the fun of knitting together!

Cost: $ 45.00
Improve your knitting skills 1 square at a time! This is a 9 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 instructor, the reward is an abundance of knitting know-how, along with 12 gorgeous blocks you assemble into a sampler afghan and some new friends!

Cost: $ 220.00
Have you gotten to that one step in a pattern and had to quit because you don't know how? Or are you unhappy with how something looks and would like a little bit of help perfecting a technique? Then this is the place for you. Join Christie as she demonstrates a few of the most common beginner techniques and you'll feel like a pro in no time. We'll cover different ways to knit a small circumference (magic loop, DPNs, and short circular needles), weaving in ends "regular" and the "weave-in-Stephen" ways, understanding your yarn labels, reading patterns, or any other questions you bring to the class.

Cost: $ 30.00
Knit Companion 101 VIA ZOOM!
- Mar 16, 2024 01:00 pm

Learn to make the most of the vast capabilities of the free version of knitCompanion. In this class, you will learn to: -Navigate the knitCompanion application. -Identify key screens within the app. -Link to your Ravelry account and learn to use the cloud-based storage solutions built into the app. -Download a pattern PDF and learn to keep your place within the pattern. -Learn to keep project notes that stay with your pattern. We will also touch on some key features of the subscription based (paid) version of the app, giving you a chance to explore the app and have time for questions.

Cost: $ 30.00
Cocoknits Sweater Workshop (in person)
- Mar 23, 2024 12:30 pm

In this 2-session in person workshop you'll learn the Cocoknits method for sweater construction while making the Emma sweater. Students will have the option to knit Version A, B or C. This popular design construction can be the launchpad for a variety of styles of Cocoknits sweaters in a variety of yarn weights - the sky is the limit!

Cost: $ 120.00
LADDERBACK JACQUARD via ZOOM!
- Mar 30, 2024 10:00 am

If you have trouble with stranded colorwork - it's too tight, not flexible, catches on fingers or jewelry, or generally just doesn't look good or feel comfortable, this is the class for you! Ladderback jacquard stranding, originally developed & used for machine knitting, is a version of double-knitting with only a one-stitch column. This technique can used in the round or flat! It?s particularly useful for motifs in which a single color is carried more than an inch, or when you need a stretchy, flexible garment such as a hat or cowl. This technique is easy to learn & apply to any stranded colorwork pattern!

Cost: $ 30.00
Adding color to your knitting is a great way to make a graphic statement, and there are lots of ways to do this by working only one color at a time (no stranding required!). Lisa has put together some of her FAVORITE ways to play with colors one at a time, such as knitting ribbons and garlands, broken seed stitch, three-dimensional plaid, daisy stitches, slipped stitches, and more. These simple techniques will take your knitting to the next level with minimal effort, showing everyone you know how to be Clever with Color.

Cost: $ 45.00
Knit Companion 101 VIA ZOOM!
- Apr 06, 2024 10:00 am

Learn to make the most of the vast capabilities of the free version of knitCompanion. In this class, you will learn to: -Navigate the knitCompanion application. -Identify key screens within the app. -Link to your Ravelry account and learn to use the cloud-based storage solutions built into the app. -Download a pattern PDF and learn to keep your place within the pattern. -Learn to keep project notes that stay with your pattern. We will also touch on some key features of the subscription based (paid) version of the app, giving you a chance to explore the app and have time for questions.

Cost: $ 30.00
Waiting for Rain Shawl KAL VIA Zoom!
- Apr 07, 2024 02:30 pm

Waiting for Rain is a lovely, beautiful garter and lace crescent shawl that uses shirt row lace technique. Join us as we work through the pattern together.

Cost: $ 25.00
Looking to take the next "step" in sock knitting? This class will step up your skills beyond the basics to get a comfortable fit for your feet and clean finishes every time.

Cost: $ 45.00
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: $ 30.00
Expand your fiber horizons by shifting your knitting on the bias! This class combines simple increases and decreases to create bias knit designs that drape beautifully when worn and produce eye-catching results. Bias knitting may sound intimidating, but even beginners will see how easy it is to knit up parallelograms and chevrons that can transform a straightforward scarf into a fashionable accessory.

Cost: $ 45.00
The focus of this series of classes is on techniques and will require homework if the student wants a finished baby cardigan. This class builds upon the first two classes in the series. This final session will focus on seaming on the machine, neckbands and button/buttonhole bands using the pieces knit previously. Students will be able to finish the cardigan at home.

Cost: $ 85.00
A knitting machine makes short work of this cozy beanie. Using a Silver Reed LK-150, you'll learn how to knit a gauge swatch in ten minutes, cast on, hang a hem, and how to decrease crown stitches. Once you learn these techniques, you'll be able make the hat in fair isle, slip, or tuck/brioche stitch. And it knits up so quickly, you'll have time to make one for everyone on your gift list! Machine knitting experience is not required, though it is helpful.

Cost: $ 115.00
A Taste of Machine Knitting (in person)
- Mar 16, 2024 09:00 am

Curious about machine knitting? This class will give you the opportunity to decide if machine knitting is for you before committing to the investment in equipment. Or maybe you inherited a machine and you would like to learn to use it. This class is for you! You'll learn how to cast on and bind off, how to increase and decrease, and how to troubleshoot errors (which WILL occur, just like in hand knitting). You will see samples of what is possible with a knitting machine and develop an understanding of how using a machine can enhance your hand knitting. By the end of the class, you will have created a cast-on rag that can be used for provisional cast-ons in your hand knitting and any future machine knitting you may do!

Cost: $ 65.00
Come learn the basics of this easy and fun hobby and create your own 3-D felt Owl Family!

Cost: $ 45.00
Join Deborah for a beginner friendly 2- D needle felting class at Longmont Yarn Shoppe and learn the art of painting with wool. Choose any of the Crafty Kit Company 2-D hoop kits and Deborah will walk you though the steps of getting your felting surface ready and application of wool to create your next needle felted masterpiece.

Cost: $ 45.00
Spring comes early this year when you have this adorable bunny hopping around your home or office! The Crafty Kit Company's best selling Baby Bunny kit come with everything needed to make this precious creature. Stephanie is the perfect person to guide you in the process of bringing this lil' creature to life!

Cost: $ 45.00
Join Deborah for a beginner friendly 2- D needle felting class at Longmont Yarn Shoppe and learn the art of painting with wool. Choose any of the Crafty Kit Company 2-D hoop kits and Deborah will walk you though the steps of getting your felting surface ready and application of wool to create your next needle felted masterpiece.

Cost: $ 45.00
Come learn the fundamentals of this fun and easy hobby and take home and adorable spring bluebird and the skills to start your next project!

Cost: $ 45.00
Join Deborah for a beginner friendly 2- D needle felting class at Longmont Yarn Shoppe and learn the art of painting with wool. Choose any of the Crafty Kit Company 2-D hoop kits and Deborah will walk you though the steps of getting your felting surface ready and application of wool to create your next needle felted masterpiece.

Cost: $ 45.00
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: $ 75.00
Using red, yellow and blue fiber we will blend a rainbow. We will talk about tints and shades and you will gain color confidence. Blending is a great way to get the color you want or refresh roving for something fun and new to spin.

Cost: $ 45.00
We will refresh the basics of spinning on a spindle. Using the Andean Plying method, we will wind the yarn off and spin a two-ply yarn. This is a handy way to ply with a spindle, or use it to two-ply any yarn remaining on bobbins after plying.

Cost: $ 45.00
Basic Drop Spindle - One Session Class
- Mar 23, 2024 10:00 am

Join Darla and Mark from Warp and Woolens to explore spinning with a drop spindle. Learn how to use a top whorl, bottom whorl or Turkish spindle, from making a leader, to spinning, and plying. You'll be amazed at how fun and easy it is to make your own yarn!

Cost: $ 32.50
Sheep and Alpaca Fiber Prep (In Person)
- Apr 27, 2024 10:00 am

Join Darla Landfair and Mark Riehm of Warp and Woolens as they demonstrate how to prepare sheep or alpaca fleeces for spinning. The class includes how to scour (wash), dry and store fiber, while preserving the lock structure and minimize felting throughout the process; and how to card and comb fiber to prepare for spinning. The class will also explore strategies to kill wool moths, larvae and eggs, and prevent future infestations.

Cost: $ 45.00
Basic Drop Spindle - One Session Class
- May 20, 2024 06:00 pm

Join Darla and Mark from Warp and Woolens to explore spinning with a drop spindle. Learn how to use a top whorl, bottom whorl or Turkish spindle, from making a leader, to spinning, and plying. You'll be amazed at how fun and easy it is to make your own yarn!

Cost: $ 32.50
Do you think tatting is just for Grandma? Come learn shuttle tatting with Darla of Warp and Woolens and discover how this fun portable craft can round out your fiber practice. Learn basic tatting concepts, including reading patterns, hand position, making chains and rings and "popping the knot". Tatting isn't just for doilies! PS., Grandma is welcome too!

Cost: $ 30.00
Do you think tatting is just for Grandma? Come learn shuttle tatting with Darla of Warp and Woolens and discover how this fun portable craft can round out your fiber practice. Learn basic tatting concepts, including reading patterns, hand position, making chains and rings and "popping the knot". Tatting isn't just for doilies! PS., Grandma is welcome too!

Cost: $ 30.00
Maximize the potential of your harness loom by learning how to weave double weave cloth! Double weave allows weavers to create projects up to twice the width of their loom as well as how to create tubes and other fun patterns. In class students will learn all the necessary steps required for winding warps, threading the loom and weaving double width and tubular fabric.

Cost: $ 205.00
Weaving Study Group (in person)
- Mar 13, 2024 10:00 am

Weaving Study Group is a place for harness weavers to meet together/gather, learn and share. Lead by master weaver Beth Fowler, each gathering will include a presentation on a variety of topics relevant to harness weaving and based on the group's interest.

Cost: $ 75.00
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: $ 110.00
Pooled Scarf (in person)
- Apr 07, 2024 11:00 am

Come learn to weave a pooled 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. Learn a new technique for plain weave using just one heddle that will make using lace weight yarns fun and accessible. This scarf plays with texture by cramming many ends into one slot and is a great jumping off point for using thin yarns. In class we will also go over twisted fringe and you will walk away with a light, airy, beautiful scarf!

Cost: $ 155.00
In this tapestry class students will learn to use various technical processes (plain weave, soumak, knotted pyle) to produce a sampler and then apply these techniques to a small finished piece of their own design. Registration for this class includes a warped loom that is yours to keep and a selection of weft yarns to get you started. Zoom students will have looms shipped to them.

Cost: $ 225.00

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Spinning 101 - In Person - 3 session series

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!

Promises in the Dark Shawl KAL with Jennifer - Hybrid (In person & on Zoom)

Come join us for a fun, innovative & creative KAL - Promises in the Dark. This beautiful mosaic stitch triangle shawl lends itself to all kinds of colorwork, including handpainted & long-color gradients & self-striping yarns and easily adjusted for a larger or smaller size. KAL fees will benefit the kid's workshop classes at the Longmont Museum!

Make it Your Own: Top-Down Set-In Sleeve Sweater Class with Ann Budd VIA ZOOM!

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 set-in sleeve 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. The end result will be a sweater you designed that fits!

Feb 24
Machine Knit Garment Skills III: Bands & Finishing
Feb 24
Introduction to Shuttle Tatting (in person)
Feb 25
Musselburgh Hat (VIA ZOOM!) with Christie