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 - Wednesday 10- 5 pm
Thursday - Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 (starting July 3rd) 
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


Afraid to tackle that sweater alone? We have the answer: Sweater Club! 6 Months, 12 gatherings on ZOOM, 3 sweaters, 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: $ 140.00
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
There are few things as satisfying as being able to knit your very own sweater. But even if you've knit many other types of projects, knitting sweaters can involve many techniques and concepts that might still be unfamiliar to you. This 2 session class will serve as a firm foundation for your first sweater and teach you all of the techniques you will encounter along the way. You will leave ready to begin your first sweater with confidence. Click to read more about this class with Sarah!

Cost: $ 75.00
YIPPEE!! Another Stephen West Mystery Knit a Long!! We love these at LYS!! The big date is Friday October 8th. Join Theresa on ZOOM us for 4 meet ups and a Show and Tell! It's sure to be a good time!

Cost: $ 15.00
Mitten Advent Calendar KAL via ZOOM
- Oct 23, 2021 09:00 am

Join Donna and cast on the most amazing Advent Calendar. Whether you make all 31 mittens or a few, these sweet mitts will brighten your holiday decor or make a sweet gift card holder! Enjoy being in community with others who love color-work at this KAL! Photo credit to Kathy Lewinski - designer of this pattern.

Cost: $ 20.00
Felted Clogs via Zoom
- Oct 23, 2021 01:00 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: $ 75.00
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
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
?Socks are the bonbons of the knitting world: a small decadent bite. You can carry one in-progress around in your purse, stash it on the dashboard of your car, or-for the bold of heart and firm of bottom-behind the cushions of your couch.? -Jasmin & Gigi, The Knitmore GirlsJoin us on this Knit-along as we embark on Operation Sock Drawer! Our goal is to make the handknit sock drawer of our dreams. We will work through four patterns from the Operation Sock Draw Book by the Knitmore Girls.

Cost: $ 60.00
In this 4-lesson online class, you'll learn the basics of top-down sock construction as explained in Getting Started Knitting Socks and how to use foot measurements and knitting gauge to knit a perfect pair of socks, no matter the foot size or yarn gauge. Beginning with a flexible cast-on at the top of the leg, through a flap-and-gusset heel, and ending with Kitchener stitch at the toe, Ann will demonstrate every step necessary to make a pair of socks for any size from child to large adult.

Cost: $ 80.00
Felted Hat with Kris
- Nov 05, 2021 06:00 pm

This hat is perfect for the cold winter ahead & perfect for the newish knitter who knows how to cast on and do the knit stitch. Choose from 4 different brim variations when making your hat. All styles are quick and easy to knit and even more fun to felt! Image used with permission of Fibertrends.

Cost: $ 45.00
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 raglan 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. In the first lesson you?ll learn to knit a proper gauge swatch, and how to choose the correct size. In the following moderated knit-a-

Cost: $ 180.00
Christmas Ball Along KAL via Zoom
- Nov 06, 2021 01:00 pm

Enjoy working together on ARNE & CARLOS knitted Christmas ornament. At our Ball-A-Long select your favorite ornaments from the ARNE & CARLOS 55 Christmas Balls to Knit. 2020 marked the 10 year Anniversary of their publication! In 2021 these ornaments are as popular as ever!

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn to knit jogless stripes in the round using the Manos del Uruguay Fino Mini-Skeins. Class will include a discussion on choosing the color arrangement to obtain the desired stripes. Students will cast on the project and learn the technique to produce jogless stripes (or helix knitting). Students will be able to finish and bind off the project at home.

Cost: $ 30.00
Felted Clogs in Classroom
- Nov 13, 2021 09:00 am

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: $ 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
Fair Isle Gift Bag
- Nov 15, 2021 05:30 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
Too often knitting comes to a screeching halt (usually late at night) when we find mistakes that we?re unable to correct. In this class, Ann will demonstrate fixing common mistakes, including stitch mount, ripping out, picking up single and a series of dropped stitches (including edge stitches), and reversing the direction of a cable or correcting a mistake in a lace pattern several rows below the needles.

Cost: $ 20.00
Because they are not comfortable sewing seams, many knitters only knit seamless sweaters from the top down. What many do not realize is that seams can be a sweater's best friend. They provide stability against stretching (especially across the shoulders and back neck) and they help encourage the body to hang straight. In this 90 minute online class, Ann Budd will demonstrate the three basic seams used for joining sweater pieces- back, front(s), and sleeves. You'll learn the Invisible Horizontal Seam (for shoulders), the Invisible Vertical Seam (for side and sleeve seams), and the Vertical to Horizontal Seam (for attaching sleeve caps to armholes).

Cost: $ 30.00
What do you do when you absolutely cannot match the gauge specified in a pattern? In this one-hour online class, Ann Budd will guide you through adjusting a pattern to work for "your" gauge. Sometimes this means adjusting the numbers in the pattern and sometimes it means simply following the instructions for a different size. It?s all a matter of simple math and ratios that Ann will demystify.

Cost: $ 20.00

Calendar


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).

Oct 21
Knock-Tober Fest with Longmont Yarn Shoppe
Oct 21
Spinning 101 in Classroom
Oct 22
Knock-Tober Fest with Longmont Yarn Shoppe