Knitting Classes in Longmont - Learn Weaving, Crochet and More
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303-678-8242

454 Main St., Longmont, CO 80501

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Hours
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday 10- 5 pm
Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 
Sunday 12- 4 pm
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Classes

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For the safety of everyone we ask our customers/students & staff stay home from class if you are sick. 

Private Lessons

Our private lessons are ideal if you prefer to work one-on-one, have a hectic schedule or need a refresher. Call 303.678.8232 or email info@longmontyarn.com or stop by to schedule a private lesson.

Private Lesson Rates
$35.00 for 45 minutes
$40.00 for a full hour

A note about Class, CLUB, CAL, & KAL materials. We require student to purchase their yarn for all classes, Crochet-alongs, Knit-alongs & Clubs at Longmont Yarn ShoppeThere 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!"
Do you have a shawl that’s just an enigma? Does the shape make it hard to “just wear it?” Is your traditional shawl so traditional that you wish you could be transported to 18th-century Scotland… but it doesn’t give you the confidence you’d need to find adventure and romance with the ruggedly handsome Highland warrior, Jamie Fraser? Join Donnie for an interactive and confidence boosting shawl styling workshop. He’ll help you explore some out of the box ideas for your traditional shawls. Everyone in the workshop will be excited to see what you bring and we will all figure out some ways to wear these amazing handmade shawls.

Cost: $ 10.00
Take time to care for yourself. As you craft you may notice areas in your body that could use some body work. During this time we will learn some massage and muscle release strategies through experiential learning.

Cost: $ 15.00
Summer Tee 'n Tank - Along with LYS!
- Jul 12, 2024 05:00 pm

Join us each month this summer and create your new favorite summer top! See what the staff are making for inspiration or come up with your own idea of your go to project! Each 2nd Friday June through September we'll meet in the back of the shop for community, staff support and FUN!

Cost: $ 15.00
Take time to care for yourself. As you craft you may notice areas in your body that could use some body work. During this time we will learn some massage and muscle release strategies through experiential learning.

Cost: $ 15.00
Learn to Crochet! (in person)
- Jun 22, 2024 10:00 am

Learn to crochet! In this class you will learn about gauge, tension and how to make the basic stitches of crochet: chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet. Then we will put it all together to create a beautiful cowl. With the use of buttons, this clever accessory can be worn as a scarf or a cowl. Simple rows of single and double crochet in the back loop create a lovely ribbed texture.

Cost: $ 45.00
Use two large granny squares to make a cool and comfortable summer top. Choose a classic solid color or go with a self-striping yarn for more pizazz. This is a great first crochet garment with easy construction.

Cost: $ 60.00
My First Amigurumi (in person)
- Jun 29, 2024 10:00 am

You know how to make chains and single crochet stitches in rows, but now you really want to tackle amigurumi patterns. Come take this class with Andee and learn the skills as well as tips and tricks to make an amigurumi while making a Cute Lil Monster or 2 to take home with you. You’ll add to your stitch toolbox by learning how to work popcorn and cluster stitches, working in continuous rounds, increasing and decreasing, embroidery basics and attaching safety or button eyes.

Cost: $ 65.00
Interlocking Crochet (in person)
- Jul 06, 2024 09:30 am

Students will learn the technique of interlocking crochet. Interlocking crochet is created by working two filet crochet meshes, one of each color, at the same time. The meshes weave in and out of each other to form the pattern.

Cost: $ 30.00
Dotty Cowl Class (in person)
- Jul 19, 2024 04:00 pm

One of our most popular shop samples, the Dotty Cowl is a wonderful soft and warm cowl, perfect for gifting! At this class the student will work a cowl in the round using a reversible double-layer stitch pattern, learning how to read and understand the Dotty Cowl pattern. At class you will learn the pattern repeat necessary to complete the cowl at home!

Cost: $ 30.00
Crochet a Cute Lil Gnome with Andee
- Jul 21, 2024 12:30 pm

Everyone needs a cute little gnome friend and this one is the perfect size to make for yourself or give away as a gift to a loved one. A great project for using up scraps there is only 1 short seam to sew the completed crocheted pieces together. We will cover making 2 styles of cluster stitches for the Gnome’s nose and hands, working integrated arms for the body, crocheting in the back loop only, picking up stitches and changing colors. We will also cover how to make your gnome larger or smaller by changing the weight of yarn and size of hook used.

Cost: $ 70.00
Simple Sophisticated Crochet Lace
- Aug 03, 2024 10:00 am

Learn this beautiful sophisticated looking lace stitch pattern that is crocheted with simple stitches. You only need to know how to crochet Chain, Single, Double, and Treble stitches to make this project. This pattern looks especially lovely in hand-painted yarns. In class you will learn everything you need to know to get your scarf started and to complete it. We will cover using the Foundation Single Crochet and a Stacked Rows Foundation, the tips and tricks for working firm tall stitches, how to adapt the pattern to work it in different weight yarns, and making different sizes of scarves.

Cost: $ 45.00
The Longest Day with Team ANN BUDD!!
- Jun 23, 2024 11:30 am

Please join us on The Longest Day as Ann knits to raise awareness (and hopefully a whole lot of funds) for the Alzheimer's Association. Each year the Alzheimer's Association challenges individuals to help fight the disease by raising funds and awareness for care, support, and research on the day with the most light. Ann will be popping in to 8 of her favorite local yarn shops via zoom. We invite you to participate in all gatherings June 23rd!

Cost: $ FREE
Wild About Fiber Youth Camp
- Jul 08, 2024 09:00 am

This camp is hands on, all about working with fiber and geared to the 7-- 12 year old. On the first day of camp participants will choose to focus on either knitting or crochet for the week and build their skills in that area each day of the week. Also during the week there will be opportunities to try other fiber arts including Kool Aide Dyeing, Needle Felting, Friendship Bracelets, Wet Felting and Weaving.

Cost: $ 199.00
Wild About Fiber Youth Camp
- Jul 15, 2024 09:00 am

This camp is hands on, all about working with fiber and geared to the 7-- 12 year old. On the first day of camp participants will choose to focus on either knitting or crochet for the week and build their skills in that area each day of the week. Also during the week there will be opportunities to try other fiber arts including Kool Aide Dyeing, Needle Felting, Friendship Bracelets, Wet Felting and Weaving.

Cost: $ 199.00
Improve your knitting skills 1 square at a time! This is a 9 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 instructor, the reward is an abundance of knitting know-how, along with 12 gorgeous blocks you assemble into a sampler afghan and some new friends!

Cost: $ 220.00
Are you ready to build your knitting skills one small bite at a time? Then this sampler shawl is the perfect project, with a relaxed pace. At each meeting we will learn about a new technique as we work along this beautiful shawl featuring mosaic, cables, lace and short rows. Kits are available at the shop, or make your own set of a main color and 5 or 12 contrasting colors.

Cost: $ 135.00
The 4 Day Sweater Challenge by Olive Knits is back at LYS for the 8th year. It sounds wacky but it can be done and what do you have to lose? Give it a try and end up with a beautiful sweater that enhances your wardrobe. Please join us on in person at LYS or via ZOOM for 3 KAL days and community in the LYS classroom!

Cost: $ 12.00
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: $ 30.00
Is it time to learn some new skills while also making a great winter wardrobe staple? Then come make the incredibly popular Musselburgh Hat? The pattern now has over 17,000 projects on Ravelry - it must be good! In class we will discuss the pinhole cast-on, changing colors, tips for working in the round, and any other questions you may have to get you on your way to creating this simple but very versatile pattern.

Cost: $ 25.00
Knit Companion 101 VIA ZOOM!
- Aug 17, 2024 10:00 am

Learn to make the most of the vast capabilities of the free version of knitCompanion. In this class, you will learn to: -Navigate the knitCompanion application. -Identify key screens within the app. -Link to your Ravelry account and learn to use the cloud-based storage solutions built into the app. -Download a pattern PDF and learn to keep your place within the pattern. -Learn to keep project notes that stay with your pattern. We will also touch on some key features of the subscription based (paid) version of the app, giving you a chance to explore the app and have time for questions.

Cost: $ 30.00
A Taste of Machine Knitting (in person)
- Aug 03, 2024 01:00 pm

Curious about machine knitting? This class will give you the opportunity to decide if machine knitting is for you before committing to the investment in equipment. Or maybe you inherited a machine and you would like to learn to use it. This class is for you! You'll learn how to cast on and bind off, how to increase and decrease, and how to troubleshoot errors (which WILL occur, just like in hand knitting). You will see samples of what is possible with a knitting machine and develop an understanding of how using a machine can enhance your hand knitting. By the end of the class, you will have created a cast-on rag that can be used for provisional cast-ons in your hand knitting and any future machine knitting you may do!

Cost: $ 65.00
A knitting machine makes short work of this cozy beanie. Using a Silver Reed LK-150, you'll learn how to knit a gauge swatch in ten minutes, cast on, hang a hem, and how to decrease crown stitches. Once you learn these techniques, you'll be able make the hat in fair isle, slip, or tuck/brioche stitch. And it knits up so quickly, you'll have time to make one for everyone on your gift list! Machine knitting experience is not required, though it is helpful.

Cost: $ 115.00
Join us for a fun afternoon learning the basics of this fun and easy hobby, and bring home your very own sheep family!

Cost: $ 45.00
Join Deborah for a beginner friendly 2- D needle felting class at Longmont Yarn Shoppe and learn the art of painting with wool. Choose any of the Crafty Kit Company 2-D hoop kits and Deborah will walk you though the steps of getting your felting surface ready and application of wool to create your next needle felted masterpiece.

Cost: $ 45.00
Needle Felted Screech Owls ( in person)
- Jul 14, 2024 01:00 pm

Join me for a fun afternoon of needle felting! Build your skills and learn some new techniques to level up with this fun and easy hobby. Bonus - you have your own Screech Owls to show for it!

Cost: $ 45.00
Needle Felted St. Nick in Classroom
- Jul 28, 2024 10:00 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
Needle Felted Sea Otters (in person)
- Aug 18, 2024 01:00 pm

Join me for a fun afternoon learning the basics of this fun & easy hobby. You will take home your very own adorable sea otter!

Cost: $ 45.00
Join Deborah for a beginner friendly 2- D needle felting class at Longmont Yarn Shoppe and learn the art of painting with wool. Choose any of the Crafty Kit Company 2-D hoop kits and Deborah will walk you though the steps of getting your felting surface ready and application of wool to create your next needle felted masterpiece.

Cost: $ 45.00
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: $ 75.00
Basic Drop Spindle - One Session Class
- Aug 17, 2024 03:00 pm

Join Darla and Mark from Warp and Woolens to explore spinning with a drop spindle. Learn how to use a top whorl, bottom whorl or Turkish spindle, from making a leader, to spinning, and plying. You'll be amazed at how fun and easy it is to make your own yarn!

Cost: $ 32.50
Do you think tatting is just for Grandma? Come learn shuttle tatting with Darla of Warp and Woolens and discover how this fun portable craft can round out your fiber practice. Learn basic tatting concepts, including reading patterns, hand position, making chains and rings and "popping the knot". Tatting isn't just for doilies! PS., Grandma is welcome too!

Cost: $ 30.00
Come let your creativity shine in this one-day weaving workshop. Students will learn how to set up a tapestry loom and weave with a variety of fibers! Combining traditional weaving techniques, fun textures, and a mix of colors students will create one-of-a-kind wall hangings.

Cost: $ 105.00
Weaving Study Group (in person)
- Jul 17, 2024 10:00 am

Weaving Study Group is a place for harness weavers to meet together/gather, learn and share. Lead by master weaver Beth Fowler, each gathering will include a presentation on a variety of topics relevant to harness weaving and based on the group's interest.

Cost: $ 45.00
Zoom Loom with Stephanie! (in person)
- Jul 20, 2024 09:00 am

Ready for weaving on the go? The Zoom Loom is a pin loom that produces 4x4” square. Use one square as a coaster or put several squares together for a shawl, garment or blanket. We will learn how to use the Zoom Loom and a couple joining techniques. Get ready for weaving on the go. This loom is so small and portable you will be shocked how quickly you develop a stack of squares!

Cost: $ 50.00
Have you ever wanted to mix and match yarn weights in your warp? With the variable dent heddle for the rigid heddle loom you can! This heddle allows you to create fabric with such a unique look. In class students will weave infinity scarves, or fringed scarves, using three different weight yarns in one warp.

Cost: $ 135.00

Calendar


Learn to Crochet! (in person)

Learn to crochet! In this class you will learn about gauge, tension and how to make the basic stitches of crochet: chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet. Then we will put it all together to create a beautiful cowl. With the use of buttons, this clever accessory can be worn as a scarf or a cowl. Simple rows of single and double crochet in the back loop create a lovely ribbed texture.

Classic Granny Sweater or Tee (in person)

Use two large granny squares to make a cool and comfortable summer top. Choose a classic solid color or go with a self-striping yarn for more pizazz. This is a great first crochet garment with easy construction.

Jun 23
The Longest Day with Team ANN BUDD!!
Jun 23
Needle Felted Sheep Family (in person)
Jun 23
Painting with Wool! Learn 2-D Needle Felting! (In person)