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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.

 


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!"
Blocking 101
- Feb 11, 2019 04:30 pm

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

Cost: $ 15.00
Blocking 101
- Apr 10, 2019 06:00 pm

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

Cost: $ 15.00
Learn to Crochet - Mitts or Scarf
- Jan 31, 2019 06:00 pm

Learn how to crochet and make a pair of these simple mitts or create a scarf.

Cost: $ 35.00
Super Bulky Crocheted Cowl
- Feb 10, 2019 11:00 am

Want a quick stylish accessory for winter? Or maybe a quick gift for a friend or family member? Take this fun class with Bryleigh and learn how to make these quick to crochet cowls! Perfect Teen Night Out!

Cost: $ 20.00
Stitch Chart Boot Camp
- Feb 23, 2019 12:00 pm

You've seen crochet stitch charts and you may have even referred to them in a crochet pattern that used both text and chart. But are you ready to work from only the chart? There is a whole world of international patterns out there that can open to you if you can decipher stitch charts, even if you can't understand the written language that accompanies them. In this class we will work from a stitch chart to create a lovely motif. You'll learn what the various symbols in the chart mean and how they can vary depending on the country of origin.

Cost: $ 30.00
In and Out Scarf
- Feb 24, 2019 01:00 pm

This fun scarf is perfect for mastering increasing and decreasing in crochet. The playful shaping along the edges is created by working increases and decreases that make hexagonal shapes stacked on top of each other. This is a great project for using colorful hand-dyed yarns or yarns with long graduated color changes. You will also learn how to make a simple fringe edge using your crochet hook.

Cost: $ 30.00
Take your beginning crochet skills to the next level with this Step 2 class!

Cost: $ 40.00
Resolution KAL
- Jan 18, 2019 05:00 pm

This KAL hosted by Bethany and Jennifer is designed to facilitate New Years resolutions and intentions and to create a unique cowl in the process! First session, we will facilitate setting New Years resolutions and focusing on mindfulness and behavior innovation. Subsequent sessions are designed for check in, knitting, mutual support.

Cost: $ FREE
FInd Your Fade KAL with Theresa
- Jan 20, 2019 03:00 pm

Join Theresa as we knit the ever popular Find Your Fade! The KAL meets 3 times and then gathers again for Show and Tell. Find you Fade at LYS!

Cost: $ 15.00
2 Color Brioche Cowl
- Jan 21, 2019 05:00 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: $ 30.00
Basic Knitted Socks - Top Down
- Jan 23, 2019 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
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 REC DEPT. Call 303 651 8404.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn the skills to take any sweater and make it fit you perfectly. You will learn the simple math necessary to change simple design features for any sweater. You will understand more in-depth how making simple modifications to a sweater make it fit better. This class is for participants in the Custom Fit program or an individual who has completed several sweaters.

Cost: $ 65.00
Improve your knitting skills 1 square at a time! This is a 13 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 instructors, the reward is an abundance of knitting know-how, along with 12 gorgeous blocks you assemble into a sampler afghan.

Cost: $ 195.00
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.

Cost: $ 25.00
Felted Clogs
- Jan 26, 2019 01:00 pm

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.

Cost: $ 60.00
CustomFit Sweaters at LYS!
- Jan 29, 2019 05:00 pm

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: $ 150.00
The Throwback KAL
- Feb 01, 2019 04:00 pm

Participate in the popular new sweater by Andrea Mowry as a Knit a Long. You will learn or improve your stranded knitting skills, and play with color in this beautiful cozy cardigan!

Cost: $ 20.00
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 REC DEPT. Call 303 651 8404.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn Portuguese Knitting
- Feb 03, 2019 01:00 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
Evja Mittens
- Feb 03, 2019 03:00 pm

With these mittens we will move from ribbed cuffs to a patterned cuff and will learn to Norwegian Cast On. We will also start learning a bit more difficult pattern with smaller yarn than the previous Selbu Mitten in January.

Cost: $ 40.00
Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes
- Feb 06, 2019 03:30 pm

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. We'll show you how to pick up a dropped stitch in garter stitch and stockinette stitch, how to un- knit to repair a mistake in that row or the row below, how to Rip IT - if the mistake is further down and you need to rip back. You will be able to fix any error, and have confidence to tackle more challenging projects in the future.

Cost: $ 20.00
Fair Isle Sampler Table Runner
- Feb 07, 2019 06:00 pm

Learn traditional Fair Isle patterns by making a Fair Isle sampler as a table runner. You will learn how to work with two strands of yarn at a time, how to pick up your floats and finishing skills that includes steeking and picking up stitches.

Cost: $ 70.00
Building with Lace Shawl
- Feb 08, 2019 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
CustomFit Sweaters at LYS!
- Feb 09, 2019 10:00 am

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: $ 150.00
Aviatrix
- Feb 17, 2019 01:00 pm

Aviatrix us a fun, fast pattern for the cutest, best fitting baby helmet you will find. Pattern is written for 7 different sizes from infant to adult using sport, DK or worsted wt yarn. This is also a great opportunity for learning short rows!

Cost: $ 40.00
Ready to branch out from rectangles? Done enough scarves? In this class learn how to knit with circular and double pointed needles and how to follow a pattern to make a warm, soft hat out of bulky wt yarn.

Cost: $ 30.00
Gull Lace Cowl
- Feb 21, 2019 05:00 pm

This is the perfect "stick your toe in the water" lace class. Knit in the round, this cowl is made using sport wt yarn with a 7 stitch lace repeat, and every other row is a rest/knit row! You will be so thrilled with the results!

Cost: $ 30.00
Thrummed Hat
- Mar 02, 2019 10:00 am

Learn how to warm up your knitting by Thrumming! Thrumming adds an insulating layer to hats and mittens by placing roving or small pieces of un-spun sheep's wool through the knitted piece. The fleece forms poofy pockets of insulation as each end of the thrum hangs inside the hat or mitten.

Cost: $ 20.00
Home and Love Throw Pillows
- Mar 02, 2019 01:00 pm

Lighten up your home with this delightful "home" pillow. As you make this pillow you will learn to cable knit and master many new stitches such as Lateral Braid Stitch, the Border Box, and I Cord- to name a few. A great pillow plus new skills! Double the fun!

Cost: $ 50.00
2 Color Brioche Cowl
- Mar 03, 2019 12:00 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: $ 30.00
Marit Mittens
- Mar 03, 2019 03:00 pm

These mittens will advance your color-work skills with patterned cuffs and more chart reading of traditional floral Norwegian Selbu design.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn to Knit, Step 2 - Ribbed Hat
- Mar 04, 2019 06:00 pm

If you have learned the basics of knit and purl, you are ready to knit in the round. You'll learn: Cable cast-on, joining in the round on a circular needle, decreasing stitches and working with double-points. You'll make: A cute ribbed beanie.

Cost: $ 30.00
This class is for the brand new knitter! Choose between the fingerless handwarmers which let you practice the basic stitches as well as learn a few finishing techniques, or make a ribbed scarf. 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), or make a scarf knit flat.

Cost: $ 50.00
Toe Up Socks for Everyone
- Mar 16, 2019 10:00 am

Tired of having bits and bobs of nice fingering yarn with no project in sight? Want to get the most of out some precious yarn? Toe Up Socks are just the ticket!

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn Portuguese Knitting
- Mar 16, 2019 01:00 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
Stranded Knitting - Make a Hat or Cowl
- Mar 22, 2019 03:00 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 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
Siran Mittens
- Apr 07, 2019 03:00 pm

The name Siran comes from an old Selbu Farm dating back hundreds of years. Knit these beautiful mittens and have a beautiful color-work pair of mitten to show for it! In this class we will move to fingering weight yarn and smaller needles. We will also talk about options and problem solving.

Cost: $ 40.00
Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes
- Apr 13, 2019 01:00 pm

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. We'll show you how to pick up a dropped stitch in garter stitch and stockinette stitch, how to un- knit to repair a mistake in that row or the row below, how to Rip IT - if the mistake is further down and you need to rip back. You will be able to fix any error, and have confidence to tackle more challenging projects in the future.

Cost: $ 20.00
This beautiful shawl triangle shaped shawl is worked from the back of the neck down using a garter tab cast on and increasing at 4 points on right side rows.

Cost: $ 20.00
Needle Felted Heart Full of Love Pin
- Feb 10, 2019 12:00 pm

Valentines day is coming and you can wear your heart on your sleeve or your jacket collar. This is a great introduction to needle felting class. In class you will learn how to add sculptural needle felting to a simple crocheted base, working safely on small projects and creating dense durable felt.

Cost: $ 25.00
Needle Felted Blue Bird of Happiness
- Mar 17, 2019 01:00 pm

The blue bird has been a symbol of happiness in many cultural traditions and this sweet little needle felted version is a perfect addition to your holiday decor or as a friend to have hanging in your home all year long. This project will introduce creating egg-shaped base form, creating 3 dimensional shapes separately and joining to base form, cladding (covering) a base form with colors. Class is ideal for those that have a little experience with needle-felting already.

Cost: $ 42.00
Needle Felt a Hoppy Spring Bunny
- Apr 14, 2019 12:00 pm

Springtime is just around the corner and it is time to celebrate the season of renewal. What could be more fun than learning to make this sweet little bunny. They are perfect to add to your Easter basket or keep as a favorite friend all year round.

Cost: $ 42.00
Are you interesting in trying a new craft, but not ready to dive right in? Come take a sampler class. In this class you will get to try punch needle rug hooking by making 6 fun fiber magnets.

Cost: $ 35.00
Learn the basics of Punch Needle Rug Hooking to make a small coaster. All materials are provided, you just need to come ready to give it a try. REGISTER for this class with the Longmont Recreation Department - 303 651 8404.

Cost: $ 20.00
Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Sheep Trivet
- Jan 20, 2019 01:00 pm

Have you taken a punch needle sampling class and are ready for more or do you just love sheep and want to learn punch needle rug hooking? This fun beginner class is perfect for winter. You will be working with wool rich in lanolin and not only will you come away with a solid rug hooking skill, but softer hands!

Cost: $ 58.00
Come learn what all the buzz is about! While learning all about the art of punch needle rug hooking you will create a Holiday Lights themed magnetic fiber art piece that mounts on a metal frame. All the beginning skills will be covered. Your project will be started in class and finished at home.

Cost: $ 75.00
Are you interesting in trying a new craft, but not ready to dive right in? Come take a sampler class. In this class you will get to try punch needle rug hooking by making a fun mug rug/coaster. All materials are included.

Cost: $ 40.00
Finding fabulous design ideas and designing your own unique patterns is so much easier than it sounds. Come to this class to learn all things "patterns" - design, transferring, figuring out yarn amounts and more. You will have access to a large light box during class and will get to trace one large StoryTeller Wool pattern or 2 small patterns on the 24x24 piece of monk's cloth included in your kit fee. Kit fee includes monk's cloth, yarn amount calculator, information sheet.

Cost: $ 45.00
Are you interesting in trying a new craft, but not ready to dive right in? Come take a sampler class. In this class you will get to try punch needle rug hooking by making 6 fun fiber magnets.

Cost: $ 35.00
The Oxford Mini is such a fun Needle to use! What would be sweeter than to create a candy jar with 4 interchangeable lids: Conversation Hearts, Jelly Beans, Candy Corn and Peppermints? In this 2 hour class you will learn the how to use your Oxford Mini #14 (bring one or purchase one the day of the class). The differences in the needles and how to separate rug wool to use in your #14 needle will be taught. We will begin punching the designs and there will be a finishing demo. The project will be in a take home frame, no gripper frame needed. You will need to own a glue gun to finish this project.

Cost: $ 70.00
Are you interesting in trying a new craft, but not ready to dive right in? Come take a sampler class. In this class you will get to try punch needle rug hooking by making a fun mug rug/coaster. All materials are included.

Cost: $ 40.00
Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Sheep Trivet
- Apr 06, 2019 02:00 pm

Have you taken a punch needle sampling class and are ready for more or do you just love sheep and want to learn punch needle rug hooking? This fun beginner class is perfect for winter. You will be working with wool rich in lanolin and not only will you come away with a solid rug hooking skill, but softer hands!

Cost: $ 58.00
Finding fabulous design ideas and designing your own unique patterns is so much easier than it sounds. Come to this class to learn all things "patterns" - design, transferring, figuring out yarn amounts and more. You will have access to a large light box during class and will get to trace one large StoryTeller Wool pattern or 2 small patterns on the 24x24 piece of monk's cloth included in your kit fee. Kit fee includes monk's cloth, yarn amount calculator, information sheet.

Cost: $ 45.00
Try making your own yarn at this Learn to Spin class. Drop Spindle Spinning is easy to learn, portable, fun, and affordable! Bring your own spindle or purchase at Longmont Yarn Shoppe. Roving is provided. No previous experience is required. This class is offered in partnership with the City of Longmont Recreation Department. Sign up by calling 303 - 651 - 8404 or online at

Cost: $ 25.00
Spinning 101
- Jan 28, 2019 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
In this class we will demystify spinning wheel ratios. The spinning wheel is an incredible tool. You will explore how to make the best use of the whorls and tension adjustments to make your spinning wheel spin the yarn you want.

Cost: $ 30.00
Spinning 101
- Mar 31, 2019 02:30 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
Needle Tatting- Adding Beads
- Jan 20, 2019 01:00 pm

Learn 6 methods for adding beads to needle tatted lace. Students should know basic needle tatting to participate in class.

Cost: $ 15.00
Embroidery for Beginners
- Jan 27, 2019 01:00 pm

This class is great for beginners or anyone wanting to dust off their embroidery skills. In class, you will create a sampler using eight stitches found in the CozyBlue embroidery kits available in the store. We will go over embroidery basics and you'll learn the back stitch, split stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, fishbone, woven wheels and French and colonial knots. You will leave with your sampler and the skills to finish your kit at home.

Cost: $ 40.00
Needle Tatting- Working in 2 Colors
- Feb 02, 2019 01:00 pm

Needle tatting in 2 colors using "single strand" method will be covered. This will expand your tatting possibilities quite a lot!

Cost: $ 15.00
Needle Tatting for Beginners
- Mar 02, 2019 01:00 pm

Tatting is a delicate handmade lace formed usually by looping and knotting with a single cotton thread. In this class you will learn the basics of tatting with a needle: the stitch, rings, picots, joining picots, and chains.

Cost: $ 30.00
Needle Tatting- Adding Beads
- Mar 16, 2019 01:00 pm

Learn 6 methods for adding beads to needle tatted lace. Students should know basic needle tatting to participate in class.

Cost: $ 15.00
Embroidery for Beginners
- Mar 23, 2019 10:30 am

This class is great for beginners or anyone wanting to dust off their embroidery skills. In class, you will create a sampler using eight stitches found in the CozyBlue embroidery kits available in the store. We will go over embroidery basics and you'll learn the back stitch, split stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, fishbone, woven wheels and French and colonial knots. You will leave with your sampler and the skills to finish your kit at home.

Cost: $ 40.00
Needle Tatting- Working in 2 Colors
- Apr 14, 2019 01:00 pm

Needle tatting in 2 colors using "single strand" method will be covered. This will expand your tatting possibilities quite a lot!

Cost: $ 15.00
Project Planning: From Idea to Weaving
- Feb 16, 2019 01:00 pm

Are you stumped by the math and technical know-how needed to start a weaving project from scratch? This class will demystify the process, and you'll be a planning pro!

Cost: $ 45.00
Tapestry Weaving
- Feb 17, 2019 12:00 pm

In this beginner level class, students will learn the basics of tapestry weaving, how to add texture, and manipulate color in their tapestry weaving.

Cost: $ 50.00
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 using the direct peg warping method. 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: $ 125.00
Design on the Fly!
- Mar 09, 2019 09:00 am

Step outside of your comfort zone and into the vibrant world of weaving. Learn how to create an amazing project with any yarn from your stash. Still a beginner? No problem, this class is meant for all skill levels.

Cost: $ 80.00
Tapestry Weaving
- Mar 09, 2019 02:30 pm

In this beginner level class, students will learn the basics of tapestry weaving, how to add texture, and manipulate color in their tapestry weaving.

Cost: $ 50.00
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 using the direct peg warping method. 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: $ 125.00
Project Planning: From Idea to Weaving
- Apr 20, 2019 09:00 am

Are you stumped by the math and technical know-how needed to start a weaving project from scratch? This class will demystify the process, and you'll be a planning pro!

Cost: $ 45.00
Go beyond the plain-weave with this class all about finger manipulated techniques on the rigid heddle loom. Learn techniques like: huck lace, leno lace, Spanish lace, waffle weave and more.

Cost: $ 45.00

Calendar


Resolution KAL

This KAL hosted by Bethany and Jennifer is designed to facilitate New Years resolutions and intentions and to create a unique cowl in the process! First session, we will facilitate setting New Years resolutions and focusing on mindfulness and behavior innovation. Subsequent sessions are designed for check in, knitting, mutual support.

Learn to Spin Wool with a Drop Spindle (Rec Center Class hosted at Longmont Yarn Shoppe)

Try making your own yarn at this Learn to Spin class. Drop Spindle Spinning is easy to learn, portable, fun, and affordable! Bring your own spindle or purchase at Longmont Yarn Shoppe. Roving is provided. No previous experience is required. This class is offered in partnership with the City of Longmont Recreation Department. Sign up by calling 303 - 651 - 8404 or online at

Jan 19
Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Sampling Class - Magnets
Jan 19
Punch Needle Rug Hooking with Longmont Recreation Department hosted at Longmont Yarn Shoppe
Jan 20
Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Sheep Trivet