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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Drop-in, Appointment & Phone Hours
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday-Thursday 11- 4 pm
Friday: 11- 6 pm
Saturday: 11- 4 pm
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!"

Knitting Classes


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: $ 50.00
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 knitting colors while reading a chart.

Cost: $ 55.00
Autumn Harvest Cowl via Zoom
- Jan 28, 2021 04:30 pm

Come learn and practice lots of new stitches as you make an awesome, lightweight cowl you will love to wear! Lets move you through some fun new stitches and guide you beyond your knitting safety zone.

Cost: $ 60.00
Most knitters run into problems when they aren?t able to ?read their knitting??that is, they can?t recognize where they are in a pattern by simply looking at the stitches on the needles or in the fabric below the needles. How do you tell where you are when you?ve put your knitting down in the middle of row? Can you tell how many rows you?ve knitted since the last increase, or decrease? How do you know what type of increase or decrease was worked? In this class, Ann will examine how the basic stitches look in a piece of knitting and how those stitches are represented in charts.

Cost: $ 20.00
Join us as we welcome our favorite knitwear designer, Isabell Kraemer, to Longmont Yarn Shoppe via Zoom for a classroom experience in knitting a contiguous set in sleeve sweater!

Cost: $ 145.00
In this introduction to stranded colorwork, we will learn the basic moves for handling two strands at the same time, and what is special about the construction of stranded colorwork. We will practice stranding by swatching in class, then begin a stranded colorwork hat pattern. No stranded knitting experience is necessary!

Cost: $ 55.00
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 set-in sleeve 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.

Cost: $ 180.00
Building in Color is a carefully designed sequence of patterns aimed at introducing knitters to the wonderful array of stitches and techniques used in color knitting. Each of the 10 patterns focuses on new skills and ways of using multiple colors of yarn. This sequential approach allows mastery of skills which then build upon each other in subsequent patterns. Each pattern in Building in Color creates a lovely panel that is assembled into a colorful blanket- your own cuddly work of art!

Cost: $ 165.00
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: $ 50.00
Simple Mittens via Classroom
- Feb 14, 2021 04:00 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
My First Sweater in Classroom
- Feb 15, 2021 05:00 pm

Make that transition from hats and shawls to your first sweater. Learn to make Norah Gaughn's Avocet B. It's an easy garter stitch sweater with set in sleeves,

Cost: $ 60.00
The mittens of Norway are stunning to see and uncommonly comfortable to wear, with good reason: Their special architecture has evolved over time for nearly-perfect anatomical correctness. Join self-professed stranded colorwork junkie Mary Scott Huff for this 3-hour session to learn interesting history, simple techniques, and as always, sexy party tricks to knit your own. Joining us from Portland, Oregon, Mary is the author of six books about knitting, including The Mitten Handbook.This is an introduction to stranded colorwork knitting, as well as an exploration of traditional Selbuvotter techniques and history. This class includes free class pattern for mitten.

Cost: $ 55.00
Come join a community of cable knitter as we all make a twenty cable squared, gorgeous afghan. In the club we will meet and master the art of cabling by practicing various patterns, techniques, and stitches. If you are not familiar with cable knitting, we offer a learn to cable class to get you started see link below. If you know how to cable, come join the fun with fellow cablers!

Cost: $ 37.50
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: $ 40.00
Felted Clogs via Zoom
- Feb 27, 2021 02:00 pm

Fast and easy felted clogs are comfy and cozy. Exactly what you need this winter. These house shoes make wonderful gifts too! You won't be able to make just one pair. Make these in the comfort of your home via zoom.

Cost: $ 50.00
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: $ 30.00
Fealdan Shawl KAL via Zoom
- Mar 06, 2021 10:30 am

The Fealdan Shawl, by Kate Groop, is knit in garter stitch and uses short rows to achieve various triangle sections. This is a great knit a long for a knitter looking to practice and intermediate skill.

Cost: $ 15.00
Knit this amazing stained glass looking short row shawl. Participants will learn effective ways to work short rows and proper stitch count to achieve this work of art!

Cost: $ 22.50
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
3 Color Cowl to Steek in Classroom
- Mar 24, 2021 06:30 pm

Complete a Fair Isle style cowl and learn how to steek for a buttoned closure. Learn how to complete stranded knitting using 2 hands and then learn how to steek, finishing touches for your steek and add a button band. Will make a great gift for yourself or a friend!

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: $ 50.00
Waiting for Rain Shawl KAL VIA Zoom
- Apr 08, 2021 06:30 pm

Waiting for Rain is a lovely, beautiful garter and lace crescent shawl that uses shirt row lace technique. Join us as we work through the pattern together.

Cost: $ 22.50

Calendar


CLOSED Needle Felt a Heart Garland via ZOOM!

Join Stephanie to learn how to make this awesome garland for Valentine's Day or year round use. It's so cute you won't want to take it down!

FULL - Tapestry Weaving with David Johnson VIA ZOOM

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.

Learn to Knit - Handwarmers via Classroom

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).

Jan 24
Rigid Heddle 1 VIA ZOOM!
Jan 24
Tunisian Ripple Scarf via Classroom
Jan 25
Learn Double Knitting: Snowflake Cowl via Classroom