Knitting Classes in Longmont - Learn Weaving, Crochet and More
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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
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

Dissent Cowl KAL via ZOOM!
- Nov 01, 2020 11:00 am

Join us for a CAL/KAL as we make the RGB Dissent Cowl in community. This top-down, flared cowl was inspired by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's famous (and fabulous) collar, worn when she dissents from a decision by the Supreme Court.

Cost: $ 10.00
Building with Lace Shawl via Classroom
- Nov 01, 2020 04:00 pm

Come join us for an adventure in Lace Knitting as we take a 11 month journey. Starting with Lace basics, we will move on through new lace techniques, building your skills each month with a new lace pattern. Class uses the very popular Knit Purl Hunter approach to assuring success with reference materials both written on online, complimented with our very own live instruction!

Cost: $ 180.00
Afraid to tackle that sweater alone? We have the answer: Sweater Club! 6 Months, 3 sweaters, lots of fun! If you've been following us on Facebook or in our Newsletter you have heard about Sweater Club- this is your opportunity to join! Via Zoom...out of state participants are welcome to join.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn Portuguese Knitting via Classroom
- Nov 04, 2020 04:00 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
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
Felted Clogs via Zoom
- Nov 07, 2020 10:00 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: $ 50.00
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: $ 165.00
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! Isabell will talk about contiguous sleeve sweater construction in general, talk about possible yarn choices and then dive into the construction a bit deeper, to find the spots where adjustments could be made. Students would then be able to choose their yarn and get started (swatching), spotting the parts where they may have to adjust the pattern and such until we 'meet' the next time.

Cost: $ 145.00
Learn all about 2 - handed knitting using both hands, securing floats, afterthought heel and duplicate stitch with this beautiful Norwegian Christmas Stocking. Mix and match the design elements to make your personal, one of a kind, Christmas stocking and treasured heirloom!

Cost: $ 50.00
Simple Fair Isle Cowl to Steek
- Nov 09, 2020 04:00 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 and add a button band for a beautiful finished touch!

Cost: $ 60.00
Are you intimidated by the Kitchener stitch? Meet it head on with Ann Budd and overcome your fears of this too-often dreaded stitch, whether it?s used on stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette stitch, garter stitch, ribbing, or even the tubular bind-off. In this one-hour seminar, Ann will demystify the mechanics of this excellent finishing stitch and present a simple way to remember the sequence of steps that produce a perfect finish for toes of socks, tips of mittens, hems of hats and sweaters, and a ?seamless? way to join two sets of live stitches.

Cost: $ 20.00
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: $ 15.00
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket is very charming, adaptable, and a useful pattern that works, as written, for newborns through toddlers. There is a bit of homework prior to class!

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Many knitting patterns include instructions for fading from one colorway to the next. Fading is a great way to use up partial balls of yarn, to create unique, beautiful knitwear, and to combine colors that seem to have nothing in common! These techniques are excellent for newer and sometimes challenging hand-dyes: high-contrast handpaints, speckle-dyes,and very short color repeat space-dyes. This class will show multiple ways to creatively combine contrasting colorways in garments and accessories! This class provides information, examples, and techniques on striping, striping-in or gradual color shifts, seed stitch and seed-variation fades, and fading in a mitered square, and more.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
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: $ 25.00


5 Panel Blanket Crochet-A-Long via Zoom

Snuggle up under this cozy full-sized 5-panel blanket! Once a month we will learn a new stitch together, and the last meeting of this CAL we will work on assembling the blanket and completing the border rounds.

Dissent Cowl CAL via ZOOM!

Join us for a CAL/KAL as we make the RGB Dissent Cowl in community. This top-down, flared cowl was inspired by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's famous (and fabulous) collar, worn when she dissents from a decision by the Supreme Court.

Dissent Cowl KAL via ZOOM!

Join us for a CAL/KAL as we make the RGB Dissent Cowl in community. This top-down, flared cowl was inspired by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's famous (and fabulous) collar, worn when she dissents from a decision by the Supreme Court.

Nov 1
Building with Lace Shawl via Classroom
Nov 2
Weave In via Zoom & In Person
Nov 3
Sweater Club: Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 via Zoom