Knitting Classes in Longmont - Learn Weaving, Crochet and More
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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!"
Ravelry 101 via Zoom!
- Oct 17, 2020 03:00 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
Blocking 101 in Classroom & Zoom
- Jan 09, 2021 09:00 am

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

Cost: $ 15.00
A simple mesh stitch pattern perfectly showcases colorful variegated yarns in the body of this top down shawlette.

Cost: $ 30.00
Lost Souls Crochet Shawl CAL via Zoom
- Oct 08, 2020 05:00 pm

Need a fun Halloween project, or that added touch to your Halloween costume? Try the Lost Souls Shawl! This fun crocheted shawl uses a combination of different crochet stitches to create a lacy skull motif, and you as the maker get to determine the project?s final size!

Cost: $ 15.00
Tapestry Crochet Hat via Zoom
- Oct 19, 2020 04:00 pm

Ever wanted to learn crochet colorwork? This class will teach you the basics in crochet color work skills that you can then use in larger projects!

Cost: $ 30.00
Crochet Slippers 101 VIA ZOOM!
- Oct 23, 2020 09:30 am

Slippers are a wonderful quick project that are perfect gifts for the holidays or anytime. Wooly warm slippers are especially welcome as the cold weather rolls in.

Cost: $ 30.00
5 Panel Blanket Crochet-A-Long via Zoom
- Nov 01, 2020 10:00 am

Snuggle up under this cozy full-sized 5-panel blanket! Once a month we will learn a new stitch together, and the last meeting of this CAL we will work on assembling the blanket and completing the border rounds.

Cost: $ 35.00
Amigurumi Dragon via Zoom
- Nov 10, 2020 04:00 pm

Let's break from the traditional Amigurumi animals! This dragon uses simple stitches, bright colors and a few tricks to create a beautiful finished creature.

Cost: $ 45.00
Crochet Slippers 102 via Zoom!
- Nov 13, 2020 09:30 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 to Crochet via Classroom
- Nov 21, 2020 08:00 am

Crochet is fun, hip and so in style. Learn how to crochet and make a pair of these simple mitts. All learn to crochet students receive a complimentary LYS Manifesto Bag to carry their project in!

Cost: $ 35.00
Spin In Via Zoom & In Person
- Sep 29, 2020 06:00 pm

Join fellow spinners in community once a month at LYS and via Zoom! Bring your wheel, your show and tell, and enjoy and evening of spinning together! In store Spin In is limited to 6 participants Social Distance Style, and registration (complimentary) is required to book your seat! The Zoom Link is for those spinning from home!!

Cost: $ FREE
Weave In via Zoom & In Person
- Oct 05, 2020 04:00 pm

Join other weavers monthly to share in the joy of weaving. Stephanie Flynn Sokolov facilitates this monthly gathering which includes weaving in community (bring your loom), show and tell, and an opportunity to learn from one another. You can participate via Zoom or In Person - Social Distance Style! Sign up - seats in the shoppe are limited to 6.

Cost: $ FREE
Spin In Via Zoom & In Person
- Oct 27, 2020 06:00 pm

Join fellow spinners in community once a month at LYS and via Zoom! Bring your wheel, your show and tell, and enjoy and evening of spinning together! In store Spin In is limited to 6 participants Social Distance Style, and registration (complimentary) is required to book your seat! The Zoom Link is for those spinning from home!!

Cost: $ FREE
Weave In via Zoom & In Person
- Nov 02, 2020 04:00 pm

Join other weavers monthly to share in the joy of weaving. Stephanie Flynn Sokolov facilitates this monthly gathering which includes weaving in community (bring your loom), show and tell, and an opportunity to learn from one another. You can participate via Zoom or In Person - Social Distance Style! Sign up - seats in the shoppe are limited to 6.

Cost: $ FREE
Spin In Via Zoom & In Person
- Nov 24, 2020 06:00 pm

Join fellow spinners in community once a month at LYS and via Zoom! Bring your wheel, your show and tell, and enjoy and evening of spinning together! In store Spin In is limited to 6 participants Social Distance Style, and registration (complimentary) is required to book your seat! The Zoom Link is for those spinning from home!!

Cost: $ FREE
Weave In via Zoom & In Person
- Dec 07, 2020 04:00 pm

Join other weavers monthly to share in the joy of weaving. Stephanie Flynn Sokolov facilitates this monthly gathering which includes weaving in community (bring your loom), show and tell, and an opportunity to learn from one another. You can participate via Zoom or In Person - Social Distance Style! Sign up - seats in the shoppe are limited to 6.

Cost: $ FREE
Spin In Via Zoom & In Person
- Dec 29, 2020 06:00 pm

Join fellow spinners in community once a month at LYS and via Zoom! Bring your wheel, your show and tell, and enjoy and evening of spinning together! In store Spin In is limited to 6 participants Social Distance Style, and registration (complimentary) is required to book your seat! The Zoom Link is for those spinning from home!!

Cost: $ FREE
Christmas Ball Along KAL via Zoom
- Sep 25, 2020 05:30 pm

Enjoy working together on ARNE & CARLOS knitted Christmas ornament. At our Ball-A-Long selects your favorite 3 ornaments from the ARNE & CARLOS 55 Christmas Balls to Knit. 2020 marks the 10 year Anniversary of their publication!

Cost: $ 10.00
Learn to Cable via Classroom
- Sep 26, 2020 04:00 pm

Do you admire knitted pieces that are cabled? Come learn the skills of cabling and start your first square for Norah?s Vintage Afghan You may consider joining us in Cable Club and practice your new found skills when you join a community of fellow cablers making an afghan of eighteen more cable patterns!

Cost: $ 20.00
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! Isabell will talk about contiguous sleeve sweater construction in general, talk about possible yarn choices and then dive into the construction a bit deeper, to find the spots where adjustments could be made. Students would then be able to choose their yarn and get started (swatching), spotting the parts where they may have to adjust the pattern and such until we 'meet' the next time.

Cost: $ 145.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit class. This comprehensive sweater design program is perfect. The patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. In our CustomFit class we will take you from swatch to sweater. You will be guided step-by-step in learning finishing techniques that are essential for a great fitting sweater that you will wear again and again. Finally, knit the sweater you want to knit, for the body you have, in the fabric you love.

Cost: $ 165.00
Building with Lace Shawl via Classroom
- Oct 04, 2020 04:00 pm

Come join us for an adventure in Lace Knitting as we take a 11 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: $ 180.00
Afraid to tackle that sweater alone? We have the answer: Sweater Club! 6 Months, 3 sweaters, lots of fun! If you've been following us on Facebook or in our Newsletter you have heard about Sweater Club- this is your opportunity to join! Via Zoom...out of state participants are welcome to join.

Cost: $ 75.00
Here We Gnome Again KAL via Classroom
- Oct 07, 2020 05:30 pm

Gnomes! Whimsical, dapper, endlessly delightful. Who doesn?t love these magical beings? Join this fun knit along to make your very own garden friend! This project incorporates a bit of everything - knits and purls in the round, cables and twists, i-cords, a bobble and a pompom to top it all off!

Cost: $ 30.00
Knitted Harvest Pumpkin in Classroom
- Oct 10, 2020 04:00 pm

Get ready for the fall season and learn how to make this wonderful harvest pumpkin to decorate your house or have a gift checked off your holiday list. This class is held in person at LYS in the classroom, practicing social distancing.

Cost: $ 30.00
Simple Mittens via Classroom
- Oct 11, 2020 10:00 am

These mittens will work up fast and you'll learn a few things in the process. This mitten class is perfectly simplistic without lacking in the best features.

Cost: $ 50.00
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: $ 25.00
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
Learn Portuguese Knitting via Classroom
- Nov 04, 2020 04:00 pm

Learn the basic skills for Portuguese knitting style. This style will increase your speed in knitting and offers a less strenuous knitting technique with minimal movement.

Cost: $ 20.00
Felted Clogs via Zoom
- Nov 07, 2020 10:00 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: $ 50.00
Learn all about 2 - handed knitting using both hands, securing floats, afterthought heel and duplicate stitch with this beautiful Norwegian Christmas Stocking. Mix and match the design elements to make your personal, one of a kind, Christmas stocking and treasured heirloom!

Cost: $ 50.00
Simple Fair Isle Cowl to Steek
- Nov 09, 2020 04:00 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 and add a button band for a beautiful finished touch!

Cost: $ 60.00
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: $ 15.00
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
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
Many knitting patterns include instructions for fading from one colorway to the next. Fading is a great way to use up partial balls of yarn, to create unique, beautiful knitwear, and to combine colors that seem to have nothing in common! These techniques are excellent for newer and sometimes challenging hand-dyes: high-contrast handpaints, speckle-dyes,and very short color repeat space-dyes. This class will show multiple ways to creatively combine contrasting colorways in garments and accessories! This class provides information, examples, and techniques on striping, striping-in or gradual color shifts, seed stitch and seed-variation fades, and fading in a mitered square, and more.

Cost: $ 30.00
Double knitting is a cool and fun knitting technique that produces a double layer of stockinette stitch fabric with mirror image colorwork while knitting both layers at the same time. In this class we will use tubular cast on and bind off, knit in the round and learn the two handed method of knitting colors while reading a chart.

Cost: $ 55.00
Needle Felt a Voo Doo Doll via ZOOM
- Oct 17, 2020 10:00 am

Felt a Voo Doo Doll in time for Halloween. You will learn felting basics and leave with a Voo Doo Doll!

Cost: $ 20.00
Come learn how to create these adorable compact angels that can be jewelry, toys or little ornaments. They are perfect for using up bits of wool yarn and loose fiber from other needle felting projects.

Cost: $ 30.00
Time to decorate for the fall season with these sweet felted pumpkins. They are so adorable, you will want to make more!

Cost: $ 35.00
Make this adorable St. Nick or Santa Claus to decorate your home this Christmas. Also makes a perfect hostess or teacher gift for those holiday parties.

Cost: $ 20.00
Come learn all about Punch Needle Rug Hooking while making a mug rug for your favorite mug! This is an in person class with social distancing practiced.

Cost: $ 48.00
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 - and you can learn from the comfort of your own home via a ZOOM class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Spinning 101 in Classroom
- Oct 01, 2020 04:00 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: $ 50.00
The Japanese word Sashiko means little stabs and is a form of embroidery dating back to the 1600s. Using a simple running stitch, intricate geometric patterns take shape that can be used to mend and decorate clothing and other fabrics. This online class will teach you the rules and basics of Sashiko while we working on the design samples from the Sashiko embroidery kit available at LYS.

Cost: $ 20.00
Advanced Hand Embroidery via ZOOM!
- Oct 17, 2020 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
Embroidering on Knitting via ZOOM!
- Oct 24, 2020 10:00 am

Add some decoration to your hand knits using embroidery. No embroidery experience is required and soon you?ll be adding color and dimension to your knitting projects. In class, you?ll earn the Backstitch, Split, Stem, Lazy Daisy, French Knots and the Bullion Knot.

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
In this 2 part class students will get a refresher on threading the rigid heddle loom as well as learn how to create patterns using a pick up stick! During this class students will create a cotton table runner. The table runner will incorporate pick up stick patterning as well as instructions on how to hem stitch project edges on the loom.

Cost: $ 87.50
Let your weft yarn be the star, create cloth reminiscent of tapestry weaving on your rigid heddle loom! In this class students will weave a variety of weft faced color and weave patterns as well as clasped weft designs. Students can decide to create a series of mug rugs or a classic sampler!

Cost: $ 75.00

Calendar


Christmas Ball Along KAL via Zoom

Enjoy working together on ARNE & CARLOS knitted Christmas ornament. At our Ball-A-Long selects your favorite 3 ornaments from the ARNE & CARLOS 55 Christmas Balls to Knit. 2020 marks the 10 year Anniversary of their publication!

Sashiko Embroidery for Beginners VIA ZOOM

The Japanese word Sashiko means little stabs and is a form of embroidery dating back to the 1600s. Using a simple running stitch, intricate geometric patterns take shape that can be used to mend and decorate clothing and other fabrics. This online class will teach you the rules and basics of Sashiko while we working on the design samples from the Sashiko embroidery kit available at LYS.

Sep 26
Tapestry Weaving with David Johnson VIA ZOOM
Sep 26
Learn to Cable via Classroom
Sep 27
FULL- Contiguous Sleeve Sweater Knitting with Isabell Kraemer via ZOOM!