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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
- Apr 10, 2019 06:00 pm

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

Cost: $ 15.00
Lock IN
- Apr 13, 2019 05:00 pm

Would you love a few hours out to focus on your handwork, hang out with friends and finish some of those UFOs? Are you ready to power through those things you've put on the back burner? Do you like the idea of hanging out with other who share your passion? It's like a shot in the arm to your project pile. Take the time and be with other like minded fiber lovers......it's here! Locked in from 5 to Midnight, it's here! Snacks and beverages are provided.

Cost: $ 15.00
Join us as we welcome designer Yumiko Alexander to Longmont Yarn Shoppe. Yumiko will be sharing her most recent designs and her brand new yarn, Cotton DK with us. You will have a chance to try out her 4 yarns and choose your next project. Your reservation fee can be applied to the purchase of DanDoh Yarns and Patterns the evening of the event!

Cost: $ 10.00
Wyoming Retreat 2019
- May 30, 2019 12:00 am

Join us May 30 thru June 2nd for this wild west retreat in Buffalo, Wyoming. Stay at the Occidental Hotel, enjoy great food, a tour of Mountain Meadow Wool and a fun hand-dying experience. Cancellation Policy: Prior to May 5th = 90% Refund (10% non-refundable) Cancellation between May 6th and 19th = 50% Refund Cancellation after May 19th = No Refund

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
Toe Up Socks for Everyone
- Mar 23, 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
Home and Love Throw Pillows
- Mar 23, 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
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
This simple shrug takes your beginning knitting to the next level. If you know how to cast on and knit you are ready to make a garment! You will learn: Purl stitch, ribbing, increases and decreases, and seaming and have a stylish Shrug/Vest to wear!

Cost: $ 40.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit program and classes. CustomFit patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. At YarnFest we are offering the basic consultation for the self guided program.

Cost: $ 65.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit program and classes. CustomFit patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. At YarnFest we are offering the basic consultation for the self guided program.

Cost: $ 65.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit program and classes. CustomFit patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. At YarnFest we are offering the basic consultation for the self guided program.

Cost: $ 65.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit program and classes. CustomFit patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. At YarnFest we are offering the basic consultation for the self guided program.

Cost: $ 65.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit program and classes. CustomFit patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. At YarnFest we are offering the basic consultation for the self guided program.

Cost: $ 65.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit program and classes. CustomFit patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. At YarnFest we are offering the basic consultation for the self guided program.

Cost: $ 65.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit program and classes. CustomFit patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. At YarnFest we are offering the basic consultation for the self guided program.

Cost: $ 65.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit program and classes. CustomFit patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. At YarnFest we are offering the basic consultation for the self guided program.

Cost: $ 65.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit program and classes. CustomFit patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. At YarnFest we are offering the basic consultation for the self guided program.

Cost: $ 65.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit program and classes. CustomFit patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. At YarnFest we are offering the basic consultation for the self guided program.

Cost: $ 65.00
Have you ever dreamed of knitting that flawless sweater that fits you perfectly? Then take a look at our CustomFit program and classes. CustomFit patterns are written just for you; your body measurements, your gauge, your style. At YarnFest we are offering the basic consultation for the self guided program.

Cost: $ 65.00
Fair Isle Sampler Table Runner
- Apr 04, 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
The Throwback KAL
- Apr 05, 2019 06:00 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
Learn Portuguese Knitting
- Apr 06, 2019 12:00 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
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
CustomFit Sweaters at LYS!
- Apr 13, 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
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.

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 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 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
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
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
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


Stranded Knitting - Make a Hat or Cowl

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!

Toe Up Socks for Everyone

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!

Mar 23
Embroidery for Beginners
Mar 23
Home and Love Throw Pillows
Mar 24
Community Handwork - Sunday Afternoons