Knitting Classes in Longmont - Learn Weaving, Crochet and More
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454 Main St., Longmont, CO 80501

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Tuesday-Thursday 11- 4 pm
Friday: 11- 6 pm
Saturday: 11- 4 pm
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!"
Now that you've learned chaining, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet, you can combine these different stitches and different techniques to create projects with different textures and shapes! Choose between the Easy Breezy Buttoned Cowl or the One-Skein Scarf for your project.

Cost: $ 30.00
You have now learned how to do your basic stitches, how to combine these stitches to create textures, now let's learn how we can increase and decrease the number of stitches in our projects! Knowing how to change your stitch count is helpful in creating shaping in a project. We will then apply the increasing and decreasing skills to projects done in the round. For those of you who don't care for sewing your projects, this is the class for you! Choose between the Slouchy Crochet Hat Pattern and the Dead Simple Fingerless Mitts for your finished project.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn to make a chain, single crochet, double crochet and half double crochet in this beginner's class. 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: $ 35.00
Crochet Slippers That Fit via Zoom!
- Apr 24, 2021 11:30 am

There are a lot of different slipper patterns out there, but what if you don?t like the yarn they used or have a favorite yarn in your stash that you know would make the perfect slippers? In this class you will learn how to modify a simple crochet slipper pattern to use it with any size of yarn and get slippers that will fit every time. We recommend you take the Crochet Slippers 101 class prior to this class but it is not necessary. If you decide not to take the 101 class, please purchase the pattern and work through a pair prior to taking this class.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn intermediate crochet skills by joining this FREE CAL hosted Live on the Longmont Yarn Shoppe Facebook Page. Learn how to not only make this fun motif, but all the tips and tricks for playing with colors and joining your motifs together using Join-as-you-go method. The first class will cover how to choose your yarn and hook.

Cost: $ FREE
Learn beginning crochet skills by joining this FREE CAL hosted Live on the Longmont Yarn Shoppe Facebook Page. Learn beginning crochet by making a beaded necklace and a coffee cup cozy.

Cost: $ FREE
Short rows are a very handy way to add shape to your knitting in both conventional and unexpected ways. Use them to turn a heel on a sock, better tailor a garment to your shape, or add unexpected twists and turns to accessories. In this class we will discuss the mechanics of short rows, try out different short row techniques, and think about when and where to use them.

Cost: $ 40.00
Fealdan Shawl KAL via Zoom
- Mar 06, 2021 10:30 am

The Fealdan Shawl, by Kate Groop, is knit in garter stitch and uses short rows to achieve various triangle sections. This is a great knit a long for a knitter looking to practice and intermediate skill.

Cost: $ 15.00
Felted Clogs via Zoom
- Mar 07, 2021 11:30 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: $ 50.00
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: $ 22.50
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
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: $ 40.00
You can knit and purl, you can cast-on and off, and you can knit in the round. Now you can impress yourself and others by adding color-work to your skill set. Learn basic stranded knitting in the round with this stylish hat. Don't wear hats? Don't worry, you can make a cowl instead!

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Shawls are one of the most popular projects in the knitting world right now. They are the perfect way to explore new techniques or use just a few skeins of precious yarn for something lovely. In this class we'll look at how to create a few different shawl shapes and then discuss adding stitch patterns and playing with unconventional shaping.

Cost: $ 40.00
Join us as we welcome our favorite knitwear designer, Isabell Kraemer, to Longmont Yarn Shoppe via Zoom for a classroom experience in knitting a contiguous set in sleeve sweater!

Cost: $ 145.00
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.

Cost: $ 180.00
One of the most interesting and best parts about knitting is the huge variety of patterns available. But where does the inspiration for those patterns come from? In this class we'll talk about different forms of inspiration and different ways about thinking about knitting, and then explore methods and theory to bring those ideas to reality. This is a great class if you are interested in designing, or just want to experiment with all the possibilities knitting has to offer!

Cost: $ 40.00
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, we offer a learn to cable class to get you started see link below. If you know how to cable, come join the fun with fellow cablers!

Cost: $ 37.50
My First Sweater in Classroom
- Mar 22, 2021 05:00 pm

Make that transition from hats and shawls to your first sweater. Learn to make Norah Gaughn's Avocet B. It's an easy garter stitch sweater with set in sleeves,

Cost: $ 60.00
My First Sweater in Classroom
- Mar 22, 2021 05:00 pm

Make that transition from hats and shawls to your first sweater. Learn to make Norah Gaughn's Avocet B. It's an easy garter stitch sweater with set in sleeves,

Cost: $ 60.00
3 Color Cowl to Steek in Classroom
- Mar 24, 2021 04:30 pm

Complete a Fair Isle style cowl and learn how to steek for a buttoned closure. Learn how to complete stranded knitting using 2 hands and then learn how to steek, finishing touches for your steek and add a button band. Will make a great gift for yourself or a friend!

Cost: $ 45.00
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
Waiting for Rain Shawl KAL VIA Zoom
- Apr 08, 2021 06:30 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: $ 22.50
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
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.

Cost: $ 180.00
Needle Felt a Sea Turtle via ZOOM!
- Mar 06, 2021 02:30 pm

Needle felt this cheerful Sea Turtle while learning the basics of Needle Felting. Needle Felting is a hobby that is fun for all ages!

Cost: $ 20.00
Needle felt this sweet pair of Snowy Owl Babies while learning the basics of Needle Felting and create these woodland creatures!

Cost: $ 20.00
Spinning 101 in Classroom
- Mar 18, 2021 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
Advanced Hand Embroidery via ZOOM!
- Mar 27, 2021 10:00 am

Are you ready to add some new stitches to your hand embroidery repertoire? In this class, we move beyond the basic hand embroidery stitches to some more decorative ones to add flair and interest to your designs.

Cost: $ 30.00
Color and Weave VIA ZOOM!
- Mar 14, 2021 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 selecting from contrasting yarns that mix 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: $ 120.00
Rigid Heddle 1 VIA ZOOM!
- Apr 11, 2021 11:00 am

If you have always wanted to learn how to weave but have been nervous to take the plunge this is the class for you! The rigid heddle loom is a small but mighty tool for weaving. This class will go over the ins and outs of setting up the loom as well as a variety of different weave structures. Students will learn plain weave as well as how to use a pick up stick. No prior weaving experience is needed but at the end of three weeks you will be weaving away!

Cost: $ 150.00
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: $ 225.00

Calendar


Celebrate National Crochet Month: Free Learn to Crochet Motifs with LYS CAL Andee Facebook Live

Learn intermediate crochet skills by joining this FREE CAL hosted Live on the Longmont Yarn Shoppe Facebook Page. Learn how to not only make this fun motif, but all the tips and tricks for playing with colors and joining your motifs together using Join-as-you-go method. The first class will cover how to choose your yarn and hook.

Crochet 102-Learn to Crochet Next Steps VIA Classroom

Now that you've learned chaining, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet, you can combine these different stitches and different techniques to create projects with different textures and shapes! Choose between the Easy Breezy Buttoned Cowl or the One-Skein Scarf for your project.

Mar 5
Short Rows at FIBER FRIDAYS via Zoom with Bristol Ivy
Mar 6
Fealdan Shawl KAL via Zoom
Mar 6
Needle Felt a Sea Turtle via ZOOM!