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

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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!"
Crochet Market Bag via Zoom
- Jun 15, 2021 04:00 pm

Crochet the perfect market bag for going to the farmer's market (or any other shopping you may need to do!). Let's have fun making the perfect shopping bag! This class is for the confident beginner.

Cost: $ 20.00
Toft-a-Long Crochet via Zoom
- Jul 13, 2021 04:00 pm

Let's have fun making Toft creatures together! Pick whichever Toft creature you'd like to make and we will work through it together during this Toft Crochet-a-Long! This class is for the confident beginner.

Cost: $ 10.00
Paint your own yarn bowl at Crackpots Pottery Studio in Downtown Longmont! Capacity is limited to 8 people for this event. Fee is $36, this covers the cost of your materials and studio fee.

Cost: $ 36.00
Sweater patterns contain all of the information you need to complete your project and yet no pattern can tell you all of the tiny little things an experienced knitter will do in the course of knitting a sweater, everything from how loosely to cast on, to how to keep track of your lengths, to exactly how to how to bury your yarn tails. Join designer and instructor Sarah Solomon for this sweater-knitting companion class featuring her top-down yoke cardigan pattern, Wild Almond, and learn to get the most out this (or any) sweater pattern. The aim of this class is to demonstrate all of the techniques used in the pattern as well as to answer some of the more over-arching questions in sweater knitting concerning sizing, ease and customization.

Cost: $ 120.00
Bamboo-Along KAL via ZOOM
- May 08, 2021 02:00 pm

Join us at the Longmont Yarn Shoppe for a really special event - Bamboo-Along! This four-part knit along, hosted by bamboo yarn designer Jennifer Miller of Theodora's Pearls, will feature your choice of four patterns designed for Auxanometer, bamboo fingering. Two patterns are simple & elegant, perfect for confident beginners or those wanting a simple project! And two patterns are great for enhancing your skills, working with colors, & creating beautiful, unique shawls!

Cost: $ 30.00
Nightshift KAL with Bryce VIA ZOOM
- May 12, 2021 05:00 pm

Join Bryce for the Nightshift KAL. The shawl was designed by Andrea Mowry. This easy to knit shawl will be done in Noro Geishi, a medium weight, long color change yarn simplifies the Nightshift pattern. This pattern is worked flat on circular needles with the Mosiac colorwork technique featuring an I-cord finish.

Cost: $ 20.00
In this two-hour online workshop, Ann Budd will demonstrate three popular types of sock heels- the round heel, the short-row heel, and the afterthought heel. While the round heel is most easily fitted when worked from the top down, both the short-row and afterthought heels can be worked equally well from the top down or from the toe up, and both are great for adding spots of contrasting colors. All three types are interchangeable. A handout of the three techniques will be provided. If you'd like to practice the techniques demonstrated, you'll need worsted-weight yarn, size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles (you may substitute another method for working small circumferences in the round but the techniques will be demonstrated using double-pointed needles), and three homework swatches.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
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
We're celebrating Stephen's second Fiberside appearance with a Fantastitch Knit A Long! Fantastitch is a semi-circular shawl packed with textured stripes and slipped stitches. The graphic details and clean lines of the shawl beautifully showcase hand dyed colorways. The pattern is written for seven colors, but you can customize the stripes however you like by adding extra color pops. This shawl pattern is written in two different sizes: small (78 inch wingspan and 23 inches wide) and large (96 inch wingspan and 29 inches wide).

Cost: $ 22.50
Are you intimidated by the Kitchener stitch? Meet it head on with Ann Budd and overcome your fears of this too-often dreaded stitch, whether it?s used on stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette stitch, garter stitch, ribbing, or even the tubular bind-off. In this one-hour seminar, Ann will demystify the mechanics of this excellent finishing stitch and present a simple way to remember the sequence of steps that produce a perfect finish for toes of socks, tips of mittens, hems of hats and sweaters, and a ?seamless? way to join two sets of live stitches.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
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: $ 50.00
Learn how a steek can be added to a simple stranded two-color pattern that?s knitted in the round. Ann will show you how to stabilize the stitches with slipstitch crochet (no sewing machine!), cut open the tube, and secure the cut edges so that button bands (or a zipper) can be added.

Cost: $ 20.00
Come learn all about punch Needle Rug Hooking with a 2 part class. You will make an 8 inch flower piece from start to finish. It can be a trivet, fiber art or later sewn to a tote bag or basket. There are 2 different colorways to choose from. You will have access to a class gripper strip frame and punch needle that you can take home with you between classes. In this class we will go over every step of the art of punch needle rug hooking. We will learn about getting Monk's cloth on the frame, all the way to the finishing steps. We will learn design tips for future projects and more!

Cost: $ 40.00
Come learn all about Punch Needle Rug Hooking while making a framed 5 X 7 Cheerful art piece. You only need the kit and an Oxford Needle - both available at LYS.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
Learn how to maximize the potential of rigid heddle weaving by using two heddles at once! In this class students will learn how to weave two layers of cloth at once to create a closed tube or to get double width fabric. If you are looking to weave wider pieces, double heddle weaving will open that door allowing weavers to weave twice the width of their loom! Using two heddles at once also opens the door to working with finer yarns allowing for 20 or 24 ends per inch. Using two heddles is also a great place to dive into twill patterns. This class will cover it all, double width fabric, increased ends per inch and twill weaving!

Cost: $ 150.00

Calendar


Wild Almond FIBER FRIDAY with Sarah Solomon

Sweater patterns contain all of the information you need to complete your project and yet no pattern can tell you all of the tiny little things an experienced knitter will do in the course of knitting a sweater, everything from how loosely to cast on, to how to keep track of your lengths, to exactly how to how to bury your yarn tails. Join designer and instructor Sarah Solomon for this sweater-knitting companion class featuring her top-down yoke cardigan pattern, Wild Almond, and learn to get the most out this (or any) sweater pattern. The aim of this class is to demonstrate all of the techniques used in the pattern as well as to answer some of the more over-arching questions in sweater knitting concerning sizing, ease and customization.

Bamboo-Along KAL via ZOOM

Join us at the Longmont Yarn Shoppe for a really special event - Bamboo-Along! This four-part knit along, hosted by bamboo yarn designer Jennifer Miller of Theodora's Pearls, will feature your choice of four patterns designed for Auxanometer, bamboo fingering. Two patterns are simple & elegant, perfect for confident beginners or those wanting a simple project! And two patterns are great for enhancing your skills, working with colors, & creating beautiful, unique shawls!

Nightshift KAL with Bryce VIA ZOOM

Join Bryce for the Nightshift KAL. The shawl was designed by Andrea Mowry. This easy to knit shawl will be done in Noro Geishi, a medium weight, long color change yarn simplifies the Nightshift pattern. This pattern is worked flat on circular needles with the Mosiac colorwork technique featuring an I-cord finish.

May 14
Happy Heels Fiber Friday with Ann Budd via Zoom
May 14
Wild Almond FIBER FRIDAY with Sarah Solomon
May 14
Community Handwork - 2nd Friday VIA ZOOM!