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

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Hours
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Wednesday 10- 5 pm
Thursday - Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 
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!"
An introduction to two timely mind body skills: soft belly breathing and mindful eating, to help with holiday and winter stress and to bring more calm and enjoyment to your holiday experience. We will learn about the nervous system, and how to easily bring our minds and bodies into the present moment to nurture increased awareness, relaxation and enjoyment. $20 fee, but no one will be turned away due to financial concerns. Call the LYS to register if you need to make use of the sliding scale and let them know what you need to pay, down to $0.

Cost: $ 20.00
CANCELED Snowman Amigurumi in Classroom
- Dec 02, 2021 05:00 pm

Have you wanted to learn how to crochet Amigurumi stuffed toys, but didn't know where to start? This is the perfect class for you! You will learn the basic Amigurumi techniques on this simple snowman, and once you know the basics, the sky's the limit!!

Cost: $ 45.00
Ready to get in on the hottest thing in fiber arts! Learn to crochet! At this 2 session class you will learn to make a chain, single crochet, double crochet and half double crochet.. 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: $ 52.50
Let's kick off the Holiday Season together by painting your own Winter Scene-themed yarn bowl at Crackpots Pottery Studio! Capacity is limited to 12 people for this event. Fee is $40, this covers the cost of your materials.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
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
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 raglan 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. In the first lesson you?ll learn to knit a proper gauge swatch, and how to choose the correct size. In the following moderated knit-a-

Cost: $ 180.00
Come join us at the LYS for the annual Peace Knitalong, featuring patterns by Christina Campbell, The Healthy Knitter. This is a beloved tradition at the LYS, a time for mindfulness, creativity, fellowship, & holiday intentions! People from all over the world participate in this annual tradition. Led locally by Jennifer Miller of Theodora?s Pearls, you can work on any of Campbell?s advent patterns, including a new one for 2021, which will be for any weight of yarn.

Cost: $ 15.00
Simple Mittens via Classroom
- Dec 05, 2021 02:00 pm

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
?Socks are the bonbons of the knitting world: a small decadent bite. You can carry one in-progress around in your purse, stash it on the dashboard of your car, or-for the bold of heart and firm of bottom-behind the cushions of your couch.? -Jasmin & Gigi, The Knitmore GirlsJoin us on this Knit-along as we embark on Operation Sock Drawer! Our goal is to make the handknit sock drawer of our dreams. We will work through four patterns from the Operation Sock Draw Book by the Knitmore Girls.

Cost: $ 60.00
Afraid to tackle that sweater alone? We have the answer: Sweater Club! 4 months of community, 8 gatherings on ZOOM, 2 sweaters, lots of fun lead by Sandi Avila, an amazing sweater knitter!! If you've been following us on Facebook or in our Newsletter you have heard about Sweater Club- this is your opportunity to join!

Cost: $ 90.00
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 90 minute 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
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
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 double knitting while reading a chart.

Cost: $ 82.50
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: $ 75.00
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: $ 75.00
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: $ 45.00
Needle Felt St. Nick in Classroom
- Dec 04, 2021 11:00 am

Create your own St. Nick! This felting kit makes a beautiful vintage style holiday figure under the guidance of Stephanie. The holly on his hat adds the perfect touch. For the collectors of Santa figures, this is sure to be an unusual addition to the collection.

Cost: $ 45.00
This is a great class to try out Punch Needle rug hooking! You will learn the basics of punch needle rug hooking as well as the fun art of coiled wool. There are so many things you can do with coiled wool! This is a great class for kids 10 and up and a fun one to take with a friend.

Cost: $ 65.00
Are you interested in learning more about the Oxford Mini needle? In this class you will learn all about the Oxford #14 Needle, AKA the Mini, which creates a delightful ⅛ inch loop, as well as its taller cousin, the Mini with Heels.

Cost: $ 70.00
Come take a class from the 2022 ambassador for International Punch Needle Day! Rebecca is in her final year of her two year ambassadorship for the Oxford Company. Her design will be punched by people all around the world in April of 2022. In mid March the design will be made public. This will be a two part class, two Saturday?s in a row. Rebecca will lend you a #13 or #14 needle for the two classes. LYS will lend you a punch needle gripper frame. Your Punch Needle Kit is included in your class fee. You will learn all about the Oxford fine needles, with a focus on the smallest two, the #13 and #14. In the first class Rebecca will get you started on the design. You will finish the design at home. The second class will go over cleaning up and perfecting your work, how to attach the sequins to the design, as well as information on basic finishing for punch needle projects.

Cost: $ 100.00
Rigid Heddle 1
- Dec 02, 2021 10:30 am

This class will introduce you to the power of the rigid heddle loom! We will cover weaving terminology, how to set up the loom and of course how to weave. During class we will create a variety of fabrics and textures using plain weave and pick up stick patterns. By the end of the class you will be able to warp and weave on the rigid heddle loom on your own. This class is perfect for anyone who has been wanting to learn how to weave but has not been sure where to start!

Cost: $ 180.00
Learn how to create brand new patterns on your rigid heddle loom by shifting color in your warp during the warping process! This technique opens the door to a large variety of new patterns in your weaving bringing an organic element to the structure of weaving.

Cost: $ 120.00
If you are interested in learning how a table loom and a floor loom operate this is the class for you! Over the course of this three week class students will learn how to wind a warp, thread a loom, read weaving drafts as well as weave a variety of eye catching patterns on a four harness table loom. Class will focus on creating samplers using cotton yarn to get the creative juices flowing for future handwoven projects!

Cost: $ 190.00
Learn to Weave on an Inkle Loom
- Jan 29, 2022 09:00 am

Inkle Weaving is a fun way to learn about weaving without the investment of expensive equipment to start out. An Inkle loom is a portable belt loom that can be warped up in an afternoon and woven in 3-4 hours. Inkle bands can be used to make belts, straps, bookmarks, ornaments and more. You will learn to warp your loom and read patterns so you can re-warp a loom on your own. Students may bring your own loom or rent a loom from the instructor.

Cost: $ 105.00
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
Continue your mastery of the rigid heddle loom and unlock all new ways to make pattern on this small but mighty loom. In this class we will continue to explore more in depth pick up stick patterns, a variety of finger control techniques including leno, brooks bouquet, danish medallions, supplemental weft and hem stitching.

Cost: $ 180.00
Rigid Heddle 1
- Feb 20, 2022 11:00 am

This class will introduce you to the power of the rigid heddle loom! We will cover weaving terminology, how to set up the loom and of course how to weave. During class we will create a variety of fabrics and textures using plain weave and pick up stick patterns. By the end of the class you will be able to warp and weave on the rigid heddle loom on your own. This class is perfect for anyone who has been wanting to learn how to weave but has not been sure where to start!

Cost: $ 180.00
Come learn to weave a classic twill structure, houndstooth plaid! This project based class will continue to develop your harness loom skills by learning to warp and weave with two colors. Weaving the houndstooth scarf will help improve selvedge management while working with a floating selvedge, reading drafts, creating twill structures and learning more about color and weave. Bamboo Pop is a wonderful combination of soft and drapey yet strong giving the houndstooth plaid structure a great crisp and clean look.

Cost: $ 120.00

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Rigid Heddle 1

This class will introduce you to the power of the rigid heddle loom! We will cover weaving terminology, how to set up the loom and of course how to weave. During class we will create a variety of fabrics and textures using plain weave and pick up stick patterns. By the end of the class you will be able to warp and weave on the rigid heddle loom on your own. This class is perfect for anyone who has been wanting to learn how to weave but has not been sure where to start!

CANCELED Snowman Amigurumi in Classroom

Have you wanted to learn how to crochet Amigurumi stuffed toys, but didn't know where to start? This is the perfect class for you! You will learn the basic Amigurumi techniques on this simple snowman, and once you know the basics, the sky's the limit!!

FIBER FRIDAY Custom Socks with Ann Budd VIA ZOOM!

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.

Dec 3
Punch-Hook-Punch Community Group
Dec 3
FIBER FRIDAY Fixing Mistakes with Ann Budd via ZOOM!
Dec 3
Paint Your Own Yarn Bowl @ Crackpots with the Longmont Yarn Shoppe- Holiday Edition!