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 - Thursday 10- 5 pm
Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 
Sunday 12- 4 pm
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Classes

Proof of vaccination No Longer Required for in person classes & private lessons

For in person classes we are making a change & no longer requiring proof of vaccination status to participate in a class or private lesson. 
 
For the safety of everyone we ask our customers/students, staff and teachers to stay home if sick. 

Anyone who wishes is encouraged to wear a mask if that makes being in the shop more comfortable.  For those not comfortable in a class/group setting private lessons are always available. 


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 200 via ZOOM!
- Dec 03, 2022 03:00 pm

Do you have basic skills finding patterns, researching yarn, and joining Ravelry groups? Are you seeing features you?d like to try to make your Ravelry experience even better? This class will go beyond the basics. You'll learn more about the ins and outs of Ravelry, and how to use it to your even greater advantage! We focus on topics of interest to the class, which could include: Maximizing your Ravelry Queue and Library, Managing your stash, Uploading photos, Creang Events and Groups, and for those of you with travel in mind, Ravelry as Trip Planner. Each session is tailored to the interests and level of the class, so come ask and learn what you need to maximize your Ravelry experience.

Cost: $ 20.00
Aspen Christmas Stocking (in person)
- Nov 29, 2022 05:30 pm

Embodying festive energy and cozy, wintery craft vibes, this is the pattern for the Aspen Christmas Stocking. The design is a tapestry crochet holiday stocking inspired by classic Christmas colors and the magic of a season?s first snowfall that caps mountains and treetops. This is a perfect crochet project for any winter wonderland lover! Experiment with color, learn new crochet techniques, and ?sleigh? the mantle this year with your new handmade stocking!

Cost: $ 52.50
Have you wanted to learn the corner-to-corner crochet technique, but are not wanting to commit to a blanket (at least, not yet)? This class is for you! We will be learning the corner-to-corner technique and create this adorable scarf just in time for wintertime wear!

Cost: $ 45.00
Come learn how to make this super cute little cuddly toy. You will learn all about making a crocheted toy and will be able to apply these skills to other Amigurumi. You can vary the size of your bug by going up or down in the size yarn you choose to work with. You'll also learn how to create shaping in the round, textured stitches, reading stitch charts, matching your hook size to the yarn, tips and tricks for sewing your bug together.

Cost: $ 67.00
Cascading Falls Cowl (in person)
- Jan 13, 2023 04:00 pm

Want to expand your crochet stitch knowledge? In this class we will learn a slip stitch and when our two hours together are over, you will have a beautiful new cowl made from the super bulky yarn of your choosing! This is a great project for any gift-giving occasion, even if it is a gift for you!

Cost: $ 30.00
Ready to get in on the hottest thing in fiber arts! Learn to crochet! At this 3 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: $ 75.00
Ready to get in on the hottest thing in fiber arts! Learn to crochet! At this 3 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: $ 75.00
Come join us at the LYS for the annual Peace Knitalong, featuring a pattern by Alissa Barton AKA The Knitting Fairy. 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 participate in person or via Zoom - this is a Hybrid event.

Cost: $ 15.00
Fair Isle Gift Bag
- Nov 30, 2022 06:00 pm

This class is a great introduction to stranded color knitting while creating that special touch for gift giving. You will learn: Circular knitting, chart reading, stranded color work, and three-needle bind-off. .

Cost: $ 37.50
This December, unleash whimsy and playfulness with the last Mystery KAL by Imagined Landscapes for 2022! Sarah Schira has crafted an experience full of gnomes, surprises, and fun! That?s right, it?s a holiday mystery gnome knitalong! Come celebrate Longest Gnight with the gnomes ✨ and join Cheryl for 3 meet ups at LYS to Knit Along! From Sarah you?ll get an email every day from December 1st through 24th. On some of those days you?ll open it up to find a clue ? a small bit of knitting instructions for the next step in the gnome. The other days will bring charming stories, special treats, and a recipe or two for traditional gnomish delights. After the 24th a few more surprises will come your way but all the gnome knitting clues will be done. 🎁A gnome named Gnova has just moved to the Grimblewoods and is worried about making friends while young Gnewt is taking over the handmade gift exchange this year. What can possibly go wrong?🎁

Cost: $ 20.00
A great hat class for newish knitters, but still fun for everyone. Learn how easy it is to knit in the round while reading a chart and switch colors with this colorful but easy design. You'll even learn a simple technique for jog-less stripes. And, we'll touch on gauge, blocking, and decreasing along the way.

Cost: $ 40.00
Starburst Sweater KAL via ZOOM!
- Dec 03, 2022 09:00 am

The Starburst Sweater by Julee MacKessy embraces the idea of order out of chaos, with a beautiful pattern of entwining and twirling twisted stitches radiating out from the neckline in this textured, round yoke pullover. A top-down, seamless construction means that you start with the twisted-stitch pattern before relaxing into the mindless knitting of the stockinette-stitch body and sleeves. The seat fee collected for this KAL will be donated to the Longmont Meals on Wheels Program. Thank you for your support!

Cost: $ 30.00
Simple Mittens (In person)
- Dec 04, 2022 01:00 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: $ 75.00
Brioche stitch is a beautiful, ancient knitting stitch with loads of variation. With this technique, alternate stitches are slipped every other row, creating a very soft, stretchy, thick, fluffy fabric. Classic brioche stitch is reversible, with a lovely right side and wrong side. It can be done in 1 color, 2 colors, or 3 or more colors, and has loads of variations and creative possibilities!

Cost: $ 30.00
Afraid to tackle that sweater alone? We have the answer: Sweater Club! 2 months of community, 4 gatherings on ZOOM, 1 sweater, 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: $ 75.00
Embellishing Your Knitting: Learn how to add that extra dimension to your completed knitting with embellishments such as free style embroidery, French Knots, duplicate stitching, and even buttons or beads. What fun! It's easier than you think, yet it adds so much. These are techniques used after your project is complete, not while you are knitting.

Cost: $ 20.00
Machine Knitting Demo! (in person)
- Dec 10, 2022 10:00 am

Pop by and see what machine knitting is all about! Nancy and Laura from Yarn Squirrel Knitting will be on hand to demonstrate how machine knitting works and show samples of what you can make!

Cost: $ FREE
A Taste of Machine Knitting (in person)
- Dec 10, 2022 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
The holidays and cooler weather are coming, and who doesn't need a quick gift idea? A knitting machine makes short work of this basic 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: $ 135.00
This Olive Knits annual tradition gives us the opportunity to start the new year with a virtual knitting journey - not only to explore new places and historical traditions, but to stretch our knitting skills with the support of community. This year we're learning about Bavarian twisted stitch knitting. Marie will take you to Munich - the heart of Bavaria - where she will share the beauty, food, culture and rich textile history as we knit together on this year's project.

Cost: $ 10.00
Improve your mitten-making skills! Join us in working these beautiful colorwork mittens that will bring a smile to your face every day you put them on your hands.

Cost: $ 45.00
Learn to Knit - Handwarmers (in person)
- Jan 16, 2023 06:00 pm

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
A Taste of Machine Knitting (in person)
- Jan 17, 2023 06:00 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
Join Cheryl for this Perfect Second Knitting Project Class held at The Longmont Yarn Shoppe. These simple projects take your beginning knitting to the next level. If you know how to cast on and knit you're ready to make a garment! You'll learn: Purl stitch, ribbing, increases and decreases, seaming, circular knitting, appropriate to the pattern chosen.

Cost: $ 60.00
The holidays and cooler weather are coming, and who doesn't need a quick gift idea? A knitting machine makes short work of this basic 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: $ 135.00
Rhode Trip Cable Hat (In person)
- Feb 03, 2023 06:00 pm

Come learn how to knit cables with us where we will make this great hat! Sized for newborn through adult, this pattern will work for any head you want to keep warm. In class we will discuss the basics of cables, reading the pattern both written and in a chart, cable needles, and any other questions you may have to get you on your way to creating this beautiful style of knitted fabric.

Cost: $ 30.00
This is a class on designing your own sweater from scratch. The construction will follow the Modified Drop-Shoulder Sweaters in The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. The book is not necessary, but you may find a copy to be helpful. The advantage to designing your own sweater is that you're not limited by the yarn, gauge, or size given in a pattern. For this, which may be the first sweater you design on your own, we'll follow modified drop-shoulder construction worked from the bottom up, which is easiest for new designers once you've determined your stitch pattern for the body, the armholes and neck are easily shaped with decreases and the sleeve caps require no shaping.

Cost: $ 180.00
Cocoknits Sweater Workshop
- Feb 11, 2023 09:00 am

In this 2-session in person workshop you'll learn the Cocoknits method for sweater construction while making the Emma sweater. Students will have the option to knit Version A, B or C. This popular design construction can be the launchpad for a variety of styles of Cocoknits sweaters in a variety of yarn weights - the sky is the limit!

Cost: $ 120.00
Join us as we learn a new technique involving tufts of unspun roving to make tiny heart shapes on the outside, and a warm woolen inside just in time for Valentine's Day. This hat is made with ?thrums? which creates a warm, fluffy interior to your knit that will keep the coldest of heads warm, and that you can then use to make any other hat or mitten pattern written for this method.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
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: $ 75.00
Nothing says cozying up while it's cold outside quite like a sturdy cabled sweater, right? Join us for a cabled-sweater make-along this winter. You pick the pattern and yarn and we'll cheer each other on and share tips and tricks to complete a beautiful statement piece for your winter wardrobe.

Cost: $ 40.00
Musselburgh Hat (in person)
- Mar 19, 2023 03:00 pm

Is it time to learn some new skills while also making a great winter wardrobe staple? Then come make the incredibly popular Musselburgh Hat ? it has almost 9,000 projects on Ravelry! 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: $ 30.00
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 circular yoke sleeve sweater with help from Ann Budd every step of the way. You'll choose between a pullover and cardigan with crewneck 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
Needle Felted St. Nick in Classroom
- Dec 03, 2022 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
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. In three hours you will be confident with using a variety of needle felting sculptural techniques to create dense long-lasting tiny felted angels.

Cost: $ 60.00
Needle Felted St. Nick in Classroom
- Dec 03, 2022 02:00 pm

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
A punch needle rug hook can be used to make so many things besides rugs. The needle allows for a variety of creative stitches that can enhance your punched or hooked pieces. In this class we will be creating a sample board for you to use and be inspired by for future projects. Sculpting, extended loops, the bead stitch, couching, faux embroidery and more will be taught.

Cost: $ 65.00
Join Darla and Mark from Warp and Woolens to discover your Spinning Superpower by making the perfect yarn for your knitting, crochet or weaving project! This is the second class of a three-part series. We will explore fiber prep techniques, including combing, carding, flicking, and drum carding. We will then demonstrate and practice worsted and woolen spinning techniques. Each class segment is independent, but they are better taken as a series.

Cost: $ 30.00
Spinning with Intention: Plying
- Dec 12, 2022 06:00 pm

Join Darla and Mark from Warp and Woolens to discover your Spinning Superpower by making the perfect yarn for your knitting, crochet or weaving project! This is the third class of a three-part series. Taking yarn singles you have created, we will explore how to choose plying techniques to finish your yarn. We will practice traditional multi-bobbin plying, chain plying, Andean plying and 2x2 cable plying. Each class segment is independent, but they are better taken as a series

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Spinning 102 - In Person
- Feb 04, 2023 10:00 am

Interested in some of the technical why's and how's of your spinning wheel and what effects the structure of your yarn? Join us in this one day workshop to become more deeply acquainted with spinning on your wheel and using it as a tool on your journey to spin the yarn you want. This class is for beginners that would like to explore different fiber preps, styles of spinning and how to adjust your wheel. Bring fiber you would like to spin, carders if you have them, all your whorls and extra bobbins. Make sure your wheel is in proper working order before class. Some fiber will be provided. Two wheels will be available for rent if you do not have a wheel to use. Contact the store for details.

Cost: $ 60.00
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
Use this kit from Corinne Lapierre to make a sweet gift for yourself or to give away! This kit includes everything you need (except sharp scissors) to make these 3 angels. In class we will use the patterns to cut out the felt, assemble and do both basic and decorative embroidery stitches to start one angel. With multiple colors of felt and thread you can make a beautiful combinations for a lovely finished product!

Cost: $ 37.50
Twill is not just for floor looms! Come learn how to create a wide range of twill patterns on the rigid heddle loom. Students will convert their rigid heddle loom into a four harness loom using two heddles, a pick up stick and heddle rod. In class we will go over how to read harness loom drafts and how to convert the drafts to be woven on the rigid heddle loom. Twill unlocks the door to creating diagonal lines in handwovens allowing for a huge range of new patterns to be discovered.

Cost: $ 180.00
Coiled Vessels: Level 2
- Dec 02, 2022 10:00 am

This level 2 coiled weaving class will include how to splice and weave in LED lights and how to make handles and incorporate beads and other embellishments into a small to medium size vessel.

Cost: $ 65.00
Rigid Heddle 1 (in person)
- Jan 08, 2023 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
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
Color and Weave (in person)
- Feb 12, 2023 11:00 am

In this class students will continue to work on creating patterns through the layout of color in the warp and the weft while creating a beautiful scarf or table runner. Color and weave is centered around plain weave, the magic of the patterns comes from how colors in the warp are threaded onto the loom and the interaction with the weft color order. In class students will be presented with a variety of different color and weave patterns, choosing one for their project. There are so many opportunities for wonderful patterns using color and weave. It is a great skill to have in order to create a wide array of plain weave fabrics with a flare.

Cost: $ 127.50
Introduction to Coiled Vessels
- Mar 10, 2023 10:00 am

Join us in learning the basics of the coiling technique to weave a small to medium size vessel. The class will include how to start the center, splicing, design, shaping, and how to end the vessel smoothly.

Cost: $ 70.00
Pooled Scarf (in person)
- Mar 12, 2023 11:00 am

Come learn to weave a pooled scarf using Jaggerspun Zephyr, a super soft and drapey yarn. If lace weight yarns are always catching your eye but you aren?t sure how to incorporate them into your rigid heddle weaving without using two heddles this is the class for you. Learn a new technique for plain weave using just one heddle that will make using lace weight yarns fun and accessible. This scarf plays with texture by cramming many ends into one slot and is a great jumping off point for using thin yarns. In class we will also go over twisted fringe and you will walk away with a light, airy, beautiful scarf!

Cost: $ 135.00
Rigid Heddle 1 (in person)
- Apr 06, 2023 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
Coiled Jewelry 101
- Apr 14, 2023 10:00 am

This class will utilize the coiling technique with fine yarn over Fiberflex to create a necklace of your design with a waxed linen neckpiece and adjustable closure. Students MUST have fine motor skills and ability to use small needles. A kit with the Fiberflex and waxed linen will be provided and is included in the class fee. Other supplies should be purchased before the class.

Cost: $ 65.00
Often the hardest part of weaving is knowing what fibers to choose, what colors to mix, what weave structure is best for your project and how best to finish a piece. In this class students will learn all about how to match heddle/reed sizes to yarn weights as well as how to adjust sett based on weave structure. Learn more about what yarns are best suited for the warp and weft as well as how to blend yarns of different weights and materials to create one cohesive piece. In class Sara will show lots of samples and share ideas on how to get color combinations that will pop. A portion of class will be dedicated to reviewing warp and weft calculation questions and advice on specific projects are encouraged. This class is intended to help rigid heddle, table loom or floor loom weavers of any level continue their mastery of weaving.

Cost: $ 60.00

Calendar


Project Peace KAL 2022- via ZOOM & In person

Come join us at the LYS for the annual Peace Knitalong, featuring a pattern by Alissa Barton AKA The Knitting Fairy. 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 participate in person or via Zoom - this is a Hybrid event.

Spinning with Intention: Fiber Prep & Spinning

Join Darla and Mark from Warp and Woolens to discover your Spinning Superpower by making the perfect yarn for your knitting, crochet or weaving project! This is the second class of a three-part series. We will explore fiber prep techniques, including combing, carding, flicking, and drum carding. We will then demonstrate and practice worsted and woolen spinning techniques. Each class segment is independent, but they are better taken as a series.

Nov 29
Aspen Christmas Stocking (in person)
Nov 30
Fair Isle Gift Bag
Dec 1
Twill on the Rigid Heddle Loom (in person)