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

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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!"
Ravelry 101 via Zoom!
- Jul 15, 2021 04:00 pm

Learn how to navigate and use Ravelry like a pro! Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of yarn, tools, project and pattern information and look to others for ideas and inspiration. If you are not using Ravelry you are missing out!!

Cost: $ 15.00
Ravelry 101 via Zoom!
- Oct 14, 2021 04:00 pm

Learn how to navigate and use Ravelry like a pro! Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of yarn, tools, project and pattern information and look to others for ideas and inspiration. If you are not using Ravelry you are missing out!!

Cost: $ 15.00
Learn to make a chain, single crochet, double crochet and half double crochet in this beginner's class. 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
Toft-a-Long Crochet via Zoom
- Jul 13, 2021 04:00 pm

Let's have fun making Toft creatures together! Pick whichever Toft creature you'd like to make and we will work through it together during this Toft Crochet-a-Long! This class is for the confident beginner.

Cost: $ 10.00
The Longest Day with Team ANN BUDD!!
- Jun 20, 2021 04:00 pm

Please join us on The Longest Day (Sunday, June 20) 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 4 of her favorite local yarn shops via zoom. We invite you to participate in all gatherings June 20th.

Cost: $ FREE
The 4 Day Sweater Challenge by Olive Knits is back at LYS for the 4th 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 DK weight sweater that enhances your wardrobe. Please join us on via ZOOM for 3 KAL days for fun, a special Swag Bag and community - all via ZOOM!

Cost: $ 25.00
The 4 Day Sweater Challenge by Olive Knits is back at LYS for the 4th 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 DK weight sweater that enhances your wardrobe. Please join us on via ZOOM for 3 KAL days for fun, a special Swag Bag and community in the classroom at LYS!

Cost: $ 25.00
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
Learn how a steek can be added to a simple stranded two-color pattern that?s knitted in the round. Ann will show you how to stabilize the stitches with slipstitch crochet (no sewing machine!), cut open the tube, and secure the cut edges so that button bands (or a zipper) can be added.

Cost: $ 20.00
We're celebrating Stephen's second Fiberside appearance with a Fantastitch Knit A Long! Fantastitch is a semi-circular shawl packed with textured stripes and slipped stitches. The graphic details and clean lines of the shawl beautifully showcase hand dyed colorways. The pattern is written for seven colors, but you can customize the stripes however you like by adding extra color pops. This shawl pattern is written in two different sizes: small (78 inch wingspan and 23 inches wide) and large (96 inch wingspan and 29 inches wide). Bonus for this KAL- if Fantastitch isn't on your list of West Knits bucket list, cast on the one that is! It's all good!

Cost: $ 22.50
Regalo Del Mar (a gift of the sea) is a long, shallow wrap with a gentle arc that hugs the shoulders and drapes beautifully with or without the aid of a shawl pin or cuff. Worked along the short end, the color sequence is entirely up to you! The length is easily customized to best suit you.

Cost: $ 40.00
Join us for an exploration of at least 5 ways to work short rows. Short rows are a great way to add shaping into your garment without adding length to the whole thing, think for gracefully shaped shawls, added length to cover problem areas in sweaters, turning heels and so much more! We won?t be making a particular project, just some samples for your reference later.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn how to combine double knitting with double-stranded garter stitch to produce a double-thick, double-sided plaid fabric. Explore the unique stitches used to transition from double-stranding to double knitting and back again. By the end of the class, students will be prepared to cast on the Breaking Plaid bandana cowl, or one of its many variations, such as a loop cowl, triangular shawl, or scarf.

Cost: $ 40.00
Get ready to dive into one of the hottest trends in knitting: brioche! Its extra squishy, reversible nature makes this a versatile technique to have in your toolbox. Start slow with basic 2-color brioche ribbing in the round. Then find out the differences when working brioche flat in rows.

Cost: $ 40.00
Build on your basic brioche knowledge with increases and decreases. Learn how to read a brioche chart. Discover my favorite cast on method to use on 2-color brioche projects.

Cost: $ 40.00
Join Ann Budd as she explores the Seamless Yoke (also called Circular Yoke) construction in The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters. In this six-lesson, eight-week online class, Ann will guide you through every step of using the charted instructions in The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters to knit yourself your own Seamless Yoke sweater. Choose between a pullover and cardigan in the yarn and gauge of your choice. Ann will guide you through knitting a gauge swatch and how to properly measure your gauge. She'll also help you choose the correct size and how to make simple modifications to make the sweater truly "yours". Throughout the moderated zoom sessions, Ann will demonstrate each of the key steps in knitting a top-down seamless yoke sweater while sharing how she makes design choices for the sweater she'll knit during the class.

Cost: $ 180.00
Needle Felt Seal Pups in Classroom!
- Jun 19, 2021 03:00 pm

Learn the art of sculptural needle felting and create a cute and fuzzy little animal. Stephanie will guide you step by step on the craft of Needle Felting. In class you will Needle felt a cute little pair of seals while learning the basics of Needle Felting with Stephanie.

Cost: $ 30.00
Needle Felt Chickens with Stephanie
- Aug 21, 2021 10:00 am

Learn the art of sculptural needle felting and create a pair of fuzzy felted Chickens. Stephanie will guide you step by step on the craft of Needle Felting. You will make a cute little pair chicks while learning the basics of Needle Felting.

Cost: $ 30.00
Come learn all about punch Needle Rug Hooking with a 2 part class. You will make an 8 inch flower piece from start to finish. It can be a trivet, fiber art or later sewn to a tote bag or basket. There are 2 different colorways to choose from. You will have access to a class gripper strip frame and punch needle that you can take home with you between classes. In this class we will go over every step of the art of punch needle rug hooking. We will learn about getting Monk's cloth on the frame, all the way to the finishing steps. We will learn design tips for future projects and more!

Cost: $ 40.00
Come learn all about Punch Needle Rug Hooking while making a framed 5 X 7 Cheerful art piece. You only need the kit and an Oxford Needle - both available at LYS.

Cost: $ 30.00
Spinning 101 in Classroom
- Jul 30, 2021 05:00 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: $ 67.50
Learn how to maximize the potential of rigid heddle weaving by using two heddles at once! In this class students will learn how to weave two layers of cloth at once to create a closed tube or to get double width fabric. If you are looking to weave wider pieces, double heddle weaving will open that door allowing weavers to weave twice the width of their loom! Using two heddles at once also opens the door to working with finer yarns allowing for 20 or 24 ends per inch. Using two heddles is also a great place to dive into twill patterns. This class will cover it all, double width fabric, increased ends per inch and twill weaving!

Cost: $ 150.00
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
Introduction to Coiled Vessels
- Jul 09, 2021 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: $ 45.50
Coiled Vessels: Level 2
- Jul 23, 2021 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: $ 55.50
Rigid Heddle 1
- Aug 15, 2021 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
Introduction to Coiled Vessels
- Aug 20, 2021 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: $ 45.50

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Punch Needle - A-Z of Punch Needle Rug Hooking in the Classroom Rebecca

Come learn all about punch Needle Rug Hooking with a 2 part class. You will make an 8 inch flower piece from start to finish. It can be a trivet, fiber art or later sewn to a tote bag or basket. There are 2 different colorways to choose from. You will have access to a class gripper strip frame and punch needle that you can take home with you between classes. In this class we will go over every step of the art of punch needle rug hooking. We will learn about getting Monk's cloth on the frame, all the way to the finishing steps. We will learn design tips for future projects and more!

Needle Felt Seal Pups in Classroom!

Learn the art of sculptural needle felting and create a cute and fuzzy little animal. Stephanie will guide you step by step on the craft of Needle Felting. In class you will Needle felt a cute little pair of seals while learning the basics of Needle Felting with Stephanie.

Double Heddle Weaving via ZOOM with Sara Goldenberg White

Learn how to maximize the potential of rigid heddle weaving by using two heddles at once! In this class students will learn how to weave two layers of cloth at once to create a closed tube or to get double width fabric. If you are looking to weave wider pieces, double heddle weaving will open that door allowing weavers to weave twice the width of their loom! Using two heddles at once also opens the door to working with finer yarns allowing for 20 or 24 ends per inch. Using two heddles is also a great place to dive into twill patterns. This class will cover it all, double width fabric, increased ends per inch and twill weaving!

Jun 20
The Longest Day with Team ANN BUDD!!
Jun 22
Community Handwork - WELCOME BACK - Tuesday afternoons
Jun 24
Learn to Knit - Handwarmers via Classroom