We love to teach at LYS, and we hope we've created the perfect list of choices for you, but we know how busy life can be......so, we offer "your class, your way!" at Longmont Yarn Shoppe.  What does that mean?

Well, you see the perfect class, but it's not at the right time!  You see the project you've always wanted to make, but we offered that class LAST MONTH and you missed it!  Have no fear!  Gather 3 of your friends, work with one of our staff, and we will work to set up a qualified instructor to make the perfect class, your way!

Hear what Anne had to say about her perfect class:   "Three friends and I arranged for our own personal felted clog class with Kris at the 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!!" 

LYS Private Lessons are ideal if you prefer to work one-on-one, have a hectic schedule, need a refresher, or have a specific project you'd like some extra help with.  Just call 303.678.8242, email info@longmontyarn.com, or stop by to schedule your lesson.  Our private lesson rate is $25.00 for 45 minutes, and $35.00 for one hour.

Classes


Color, Color, COLOR!
- Aug 26, 2017 01:00 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: $ 30.00
Tatting with a Shuttle for Beginners
- Sep 30, 2017 10:00 am

Tatting is a delicate handmade lace formed usually by looping and knotting with a single cotton thread and a small shuttle. In this class you will learn the basics of tatting with shuttles: the stitch, rings, picots, joining picots, and chains. We will also discuss working in two colors.

Cost: $ 25.00
Template Workshop
- Nov 04, 2017 02:00 pm

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
Blocking 101
- Nov 11, 2017 09:00 am

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

Cost: $ 15.00
Tatting with a Shuttle for Beginners
- Nov 19, 2017 02:00 pm

Tatting is a delicate handmade lace formed usually by looping and knotting with a single cotton thread and a small shuttle. In this class you will learn the basics of tatting with shuttles: the stitch, rings, picots, joining picots, and chains. We will also discuss working in two colors.

Cost: $ 25.00
Driftwood Crocheted Pullover
- Aug 20, 2017 12:00 pm

This is a top designed by the renowned Lily Chin. It's the perfect accessory to your summer wardrobe. It is made up of several repeating motifs in cotton yarn. You can use the connect as you go technique to construct the top or connect all the motifs at the end. This class is for the advanced beginner or for someone who knows how to single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and triple crochet.

Cost: $ 50.00
Twigs Crochet Shawl
- Sep 17, 2017 12:00 pm

Learn to create this unique and beautiful shawl, designed by Yumiko Alexander.

Cost: $ 40.00
Half a Granny Shawl
- Sep 19, 2017 01:00 pm

Fabulous half granny square shawl to add to your wardrobe!

Cost: $ 30.00
Lost in Time Crocheted Shawl
- Oct 21, 2017 01:30 pm

Learn to crochet this amazingly creative and color shawl using the effect of the long color changes of Berroco Nebula.

Cost: $ 45.00
Whispering Winds Cowl CAL
- Nov 09, 2017 11:00 am

Join fellow crocheters in this Crochet-a-Long and create a beautiful cowl for the fall season.

Cost: $ 15.00
Join Knitwear Designer Ann McCauley as she walks you through the necessary steps to achieve your perfect pullover sweater! Bell is one of her most recent design featured in Wool People 11. This timeless cabled pullover features a gentle A-line shape with trimly tailored shoulders. Bellís ground of reverse stockinette highlights cables that sprout from the ribbing at the split hem in a subtle but effective detail. The back, front, and bracelet-length sleeves are worked flat; stitches for the ribbed crew neck are picked up after assembly. The weightless fabric and flattering shape make Bell the perfect choice for transitional seasons.

Cost: $ 80.00
Building with Lace Shawl
- Sep 01, 2017 10:00 am

Come join us for an adventure in Lace Knitting as we take a 10 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: $ 150.00
Sweater Club at LYS!
- Sep 05, 2017 04:00 pm

Afraid to tackle that sweater alone? We have the answer. Sweater Club! 6 months with 3 sweaters in 3 weights of yarn. Start with a cardigan in worsted wt yarn, a pullover or alternative cardigan in DK, and last but not least, a Fair Isle sweater out of fingering. You will have an alternate choice on the last sweater as well.

Cost: $ 40.00
Basic Knitted Socks - Top Down
- Sep 06, 2017 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
Shawl Club for the Experienced Knitter
- Sep 08, 2017 04:00 pm

This is our Master class for those that are ready to take it to the next level. This is a 4 month shawl creation process! Learn new techniques, creative options, shawl sizing, colorwork and more! This class, which will meet once a month, is intended for experienced knitters who want to add to their skills and creative adventure.

Cost: $ 80.00
Baby Surprise Jacket Explicated!
- Sep 09, 2017 09:00 am

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
Shawl Club for Beginners
- Sep 09, 2017 01:00 pm

Come join us at the LYS for a 4 month shawl creation process! Learn new techniques, how to combine colors, and about modifying and sizing your shawl. Each shawl will feature new construction techniques, including lace, top down, and easy colorwork. We will meet monthly and the instructor is available as needed between classes.

Cost: $ 80.00
Continental Knitting
- Sep 14, 2017 01:00 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: $ 25.00
Ready to branch out from rectangles? Done enough scarves? In this class learn how to knit with circular and double pointed needles and now to follow a pattern to make a warm, soft hat out of bulky wt yarn.

Cost: $ 30.00
Knitting with Beads
- Sep 20, 2017 01:00 pm

This class is for those who want to learn how to add beads to their knitting projects. We will explore bead choice, different methods and techniques of adding beads, placement of beads and using beads as embellishments. You will use these techniques to make a sample swatch. After your swatch you will cast on to create a Wrist Cuff or Fingerless Mitts , your choice. Both items are cast on the same so you can decide on your project as you knit.

Cost: $ 30.00
This class will be about creating great short-row color variations using the German Swing Knitting Technique. We will be working on a large shawl that can be adjusted in size as the mood strikes. Techniques will include: starting with the garter tab, how to read the Swing Knitting patterns, how to create the German Double - Stitch for short rowing, and binding off by adding a ruffle and/or I Cord. The knitting is easier than it looks, all garter stitch - so very fast! You will love this shawl!

Cost: $ 70.00
Knitting Level 2: Your Next Project
- Sep 29, 2017 03:30 pm

So you've learned to knit and made your first scarf and now your ready for your next project. In this class you will take your beginning knitting skills to the next level by choosing from several different projects, getting help choosing yarn and getting started on the project. We will help with any new stitches you don't know and how to navigate pattern reading. This is a one session class. Though you can choose to sign up for more than one to get additional help.

Cost: $ 20.00
Fair Isle Hat or Cowl
- Sep 30, 2017 01:00 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 Fair Isle in the round with this stylish hat. Don't wear hats? Don't worry, you can make a cowl instead! PLEASE NOTE- There is homework before first class so the entire class can be spent learning Fair Isle!

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Knitting Level 2: Your Next Project
- Oct 05, 2017 01:00 pm

So you've learned to knit and made your first scarf and now your ready for your next project. In this class you will take your beginning knitting skills to the next level by choosing from several different projects, getting help choosing yarn and getting started on the project. We will help with any new stitches you don't know and how to navigate pattern reading. This is a one session class. Though you can choose to sign up for more than one to get additional help.

Cost: $ 20.00
Fade KAL
- Oct 06, 2017 04:00 pm

Find your fade.

Cost: $ 15.00
Felted Carpet Bag with Camellias
- Oct 11, 2017 01:00 pm

Learn all about felting with an abundance of creative options to make your bag unique to you. This will be another fun felted bag class with Barbara, one of our local felting leaders! There is PRE-CLass Work so you can get the most of your classroom time!

Cost: $ 55.00
Also called Magic Knitting and Shadow Knitting. When you look straight on to a piece of illusion knitting you see only two-colour stripes. The "magic" is that you can see a picture or pattern in the knitting when you look from a different angle.

Cost: $ 45.00
2 Color Brioche Cowl
- Oct 18, 2017 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: $ 40.00
If you are curious about how shawls are created , and you are ready to design your own shawl, this class is for you! With only 2 decision to make before you start a shawl, this class shows you how to create a unique, personal shawl as you knit!

Cost: $ 30.00
Toe Up Socks on the Magic Loop
- Oct 19, 2017 06:00 pm

If you can cast-on and knit, then you are ready to make socks! This class will teach you how to knit a pair of socks from the toe up. You will learn to use the magic loop technique to knit in the round and how to do short rows for the heel.

Cost: $ 50.00
Knitting Backwards with Jeffrey Wall
- Oct 27, 2017 10:00 am

Learn to knit and purl backwards! This techniques helps you to save time not flipping your work each row, and will amaze your friends! We will cover knitting in both directions for stockinette stitch, garter stitch, seed stitch, short rows and bobbles.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn tips and trick to make sure your colors work well together. We will cover Color Dominance and how to hold yarn with 2 strands in your right hand, 2 strands in your left hand, and 1 strand in each hand. You will also learn tips and trick and swatching in colorwork and how to limit puckering. This will be a great class!

Cost: $ 20.00
Cast ON! with Jeffrey Wall
- Oct 27, 2017 01:00 pm

Learn and practice several different cast on techniques including Long Tail Cast on, Old Norwegian/German Twisted Cast on, Judy's Magic Cast on, Moebius Cast on, Provisional Cast on, Different Circular Cast ons (slip knit and Emily Ocker). In class we will talk about the benefits of different cast on techniques for different situations.

Cost: $ 20.00
Knitting Backwards with Jeffrey Wall
- Oct 27, 2017 02:00 pm

Learn to knit and purl backwards! This techniques helps you to save time not flipping your work each row, and will amaze your friends! We will cover knitting in both directions for stockinette stitch, garter stitch, seed stitch, short rows and bobbles.

Cost: $ 20.00
Intro to Entrelac with Jeffrey Wall
- Oct 28, 2017 01:00 pm

Learn how to work Entrelac in the round including a circular cast on, how to form your base triangles, and how to work your tiers of rectangles to make your last set of triangle and even off your work. You will go back to knitting in the round for your hat band, which is corrugated ribbing. Learning how to knit backwards is also part of this class, making your Entrelac knitting more fun and with less turning required. This hat is knit from the top down.

Cost: $ 45.00
Intro to Brioche with Jeffrey Wall
- Oct 29, 2017 11:00 am

Yes, it's true, Brioche has taken the knitting world by storm and everyone wants to do it. You can too! You will learn 2 color Brioche Stitch in the round and how to increase and decrease in Brioche.

Cost: $ 45.00
Knitting Level 2: Your Next Project
- Oct 29, 2017 03:00 pm

So you've learned to knit and made your first scarf and now your ready for your next project. In this class you will take your beginning knitting skills to the next level by choosing from several different projects, getting help choosing yarn and getting started on the project. We will help with any new stitches you don't know and how to navigate pattern reading. This is a one session class. Though you can choose to sign up for more than one to get additional help.

Cost: $ 20.00
Fair Isle Hat or Cowl
- Nov 01, 2017 06:00 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 Fair Isle in the round with this stylish hat. Don't wear hats? Don't worry, you can make a cowl instead! PLEASE NOTE- There is homework before first class so the entire class can be spent learning Fair Isle!

Cost: $ 30.00
Fair Isle Christmas Stocking
- Nov 02, 2017 06:00 pm

Learn all about 2 - handed knitting, securing floats & other Fair Isle techniques with this beautiful Fair Isle Christmas Stocking. Mix and match the design elements to make your personal, one of a kind, Christmas stocking and treasured heirloom! Students will learn how to carry yarn in both hands, how to secure floats, how to color change without the jog, and about the afterthought heel.

Cost: $ 50.00
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
Two-at-a-Time Mitts on the Magic Loop
- Nov 08, 2017 06:00 pm

Using the Magic Loop, we will start, knit and finish two mitts at the same time. Using 1 circular needle you will learn to magically make 2 identical fingerless mitts at the same time. A quick, easy project for last minute gifts. A great knitting project to take along anywhere you go.

Cost: $ 30.00
Knitting Level 2: Your Next Project
- Nov 09, 2017 01:00 pm

So you've learned to knit and made your first scarf and now your ready for your next project. In this class you will take your beginning knitting skills to the next level by choosing from several different projects, getting help choosing yarn and getting started on the project. We will help with any new stitches you don't know and how to navigate pattern reading. This is a one session class. Though you can choose to sign up for more than one to get additional help.

Cost: $ 20.00
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 a holiday color to make it 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: $ 20.00
Continental Knitting
- Nov 18, 2017 09:00 am

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: $ 25.00
Needle Felt a Whale
- Sep 17, 2017 01:00 pm

Whether you've needle felted before or this will be your first time, you will enjoy creating this whale.

Cost: $ 20.00
Needle Felt Embellisments on a Pouch
- Oct 14, 2017 10:30 am

Needle felt decorations on a wool zippered pouch.

Cost: $ 15.00
Needle Felt a Fox
- Oct 14, 2017 01:00 pm

Whether you have needle felted before or are just a beginner, you will enjoy joining this class and creating a Foxy Fox!

Cost: $ 20.00
Needle Felted Earrings
- Nov 04, 2017 10:00 am

Create a fun and lightweight pair of earrings!

Cost: $ 35.00
Needle Felt St. Nick
- Dec 03, 2017 01:00 pm

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

Cost: $ 30.00
Needle Felted Angel Ornament
- Dec 06, 2017 10:30 am

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

Cost: $ 30.00
Needle Felted Cookie Cutter Ornaments
- Dec 09, 2017 03:00 pm

Needle felt some cute ornaments or package toppers for your Christmas tree this season.

Cost: $ 20.00
In this intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking you will learn the basics of this technique to make a small coaster. All materials are provided, you just need to come ready to give it a try!

Cost: $ 20.00
In this intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking you will learn the basics of this technique to make a small coaster. All materials are provided, you just need to come ready to give it a try!

Cost: $ 20.00
In this intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking you will learn the basics of this technique to make a small coaster. All materials are provided, you just need to come ready to give it a try!

Cost: $ 20.00
Punch Needle Rug Hooking for Youth
- Sep 13, 2017 01:00 pm

Students will master the basics of Punch Needle Rug Hooking. Using supplies that master rug makers use, students will design and punch an 8 X 8 inch wool rug. It can become a wall hanging, trivet for the dining table, or a mini rug for a doll or stuffed animal.

Cost: $ 78.00
In this intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking you will learn the basics of this technique to make a small coaster. All materials are provided, you just need to come ready to give it a try!

Cost: $ 20.00
Punch Needle Rug Hooking is a much-loved craft that offers an endless number of creative opportunities. In this class you will punch on a design that includes straight lines, curved lines, small detail and background. The finished piece can be used as a wall hanging, tabletop decoration or a trivet.

Cost: $ 40.00
Punch Needle Rug Hooking for Youth
- Oct 04, 2017 04:00 pm

Students will master the basics of Punch Needle Rug Hooking. Using supplies that master rug makers use, students will design and punch an 8 X 8 inch wool rug. It can become a wall hanging, trivet for the dining table, or a mini rug for a doll or stuffed animal.

Cost: $ 78.00
This class is designed for beginning needle punchers who would like to learn how to transfer a design onto Monks Cloth. Included are tips and tricks to create your pattern, scaling a pattern to fit the specs of your project, and transferring your design. Participants will leave with a pattern of their own design on Monks Cloth ready to punch with an Oxford Punch Needle on either a 10 inch or 18 inch frame.

Cost: $ 15.00
In this intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking you will learn the basics of this technique to make a small coaster. All materials are provided, you just need to come ready to give it a try!

Cost: $ 20.00
This class is designed for the beginning needle puncher who has a punch needle project on a 10 inch or 18 inch frame and is ready for the next step, finishing. Included are tips and trick for for poking, snipping, pressing, hemming (hiding Monks Cloth), sewing (circular and rectangular), and signing the project.

Cost: $ 15.00
Punch Needle Rug Hooking is a much-loved craft that offers an endless number of creative opportunities. In this class you will punch on a design that includes straight lines, curved lines, small detail and background. The finished piece can be used as a wall hanging, tabletop decoration or a trivet.

Cost: $ 40.00
In this intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking you will learn the basics of this technique to make a small coaster. All materials are provided, you just need to come ready to give it a try!

Cost: $ 20.00
This is a 3 session class that will being with using a Drop Spindle and move into practicing on a Spinning Wheel. You will learn spinning basics including about fiber, staple length, drafting, point of twist spinning and how to spin with just the right amount of twist. Spinning singles and basic plying will also be explored. Use of LYS spinning wheels provided during class time.

Cost: $ 45.00
Beginning Rigid Heddle: Weave a Scarf
- Oct 07, 2017 09:00 am

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. 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: $ 110.00

Class Calendar


Driftwood Crocheted Pullover

This is a top designed by the renowned Lily Chin. It's the perfect accessory to your summer wardrobe. It is made up of several repeating motifs in cotton yarn. You can use the connect as you go technique to construct the top or connect all the motifs at the end. This class is for the advanced beginner or for someone who knows how to single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and triple crochet.

Aug 22
Punch Needle Rug Hooking - Give it a Try
Aug 26
Color, Color, COLOR!