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 - Thursday 10- 5 pm
Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 
Sunday 12- 4 pm
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Classes

Proof of Vaccination Required for in person classes & private lessons

With the rise in Covid in Boulder County we have decided for the health of our staff and community to require proof of vaccination for all in person classes and private lessons.  Please provide a copy of your card upon arrival to class.  Rest assured that all staff and teachers at LYS are vaccinated as well.

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate this pandemic. 

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


Join Cheryl for this Perfect Second Knitting Project Class held at The Longmont Yarn Shoppe. 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: $ 60.00
Felted Hat with Kris (in person)
- Sep 30, 2022 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
Skyward Unity KAL- Hybrid Event
- Oct 01, 2022 01:00 pm

Join us as we knit together the 10 year anniversary shawl, Skyward Unity, designed by Donnie Herrington in honor of the 10 year anniversary of Longmont Yarn Shoppe. Your seat fee will be donated to the charity of your choice- please note the charity you choose when you register in the notes!

Cost: $ 20.00
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: $ 45.00
Afraid to tackle that sweater alone? We have the answer: Sweater Club! 2 months of community, 4 gatherings on ZOOM, 1 sweater, 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: $ 75.00
Custom Socks with Ann Budd VIA ZOOM!
- Oct 04, 2022 06:00 pm

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
Learn two techniques within one project making the Winslow Park Cowl. First, a "turned hem" which produces a doubly think hem perfect for cowls, hats and other accessories. Second learn "helix knitting" - also known as jog-less stripes. The result: a beautiful finished project with no jogs in the stripes. Bonus! There is enough yarn in to make 2 cowls if using the Natural Silk Blend, and at least 3 cowls if you use the Berroco Ultra Wool!

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Cocoknits Sweater Workshop
- Oct 08, 2022 09:00 am

In this 2-session in person workshop you'll learn the Cocoknits method for sweater construction while making the Emma sweater. Students will have the option to knit Version A, B or C. This popular design construction can be the launchpad for a variety of styles of Cocoknits sweaters in a variety of yarn weights - the sky is the limit!

Cost: $ 120.00
Rhode Trip Cable Hat (In person)
- Oct 09, 2022 02:00 pm

Come learn how to knit cables with us where we will make this great hat! Sized for newborn through adult, this pattern will work for any head you want to keep warm. In class we will discuss the basics of cables, reading the pattern both written and in a chart, cable needles, and any other questions you may have to get you on your way to creating this beautiful style of knitted fabric.

Cost: $ 30.00
Ocean Moon KAL VIA ZOOM!
- Oct 09, 2022 02:00 pm

Come join us for a fun learning opportunity with Ambah O?Brien?s Ocean Moon Shawl! This beautiful shawl with stars OR moon phases can be done in 3 contrasting colors, or 2 full skeins plus a gradient set, & has lots of creative opportunities! This is a great time to learn intarsia; or, you can opt for a simpler shawl & learn applied embroidery to your knitting. You will need to know knit, purl, basic increases, cast on & bind off. Be prepared to learn! Presented by Jennifer Miller of Theodora?s Pearls.

Cost: $ 20.00
Autumn Fade Mittens (in person)
- Oct 12, 2022 06:00 pm

As the weather begins to turn, do your thoughts move toward making warm things? Join us in making these beautiful colorwork mittens that will bring a smile to your face every day you put them on your hands.

Cost: $ 67.50
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 double knitting while reading a chart.

Cost: $ 82.50
The biggest challenge for many knitters when choosing a pattern is knowing which size to make. This class will show you how to decide - and set you well along the way to a successful and flattering sweater project. We?ll explain how to read sizing tables and schematics to understand how a garment is sized. We'll show you how to measure yourself properly to make the right choice. And most importantly, we'll explain garment fit, including demystifying terms like "negative ease"- and show you how to choose the right pattern from the start.

Cost: $ 20.00
This 3-project series is a perfect way to continue building your beginner knitting skills while making a layette for the new tiny people in your lives, or to go to your favorite newborn charity. Choose one class or take all 3! In class 1 we will begin a small blanket perfect for tucking into a carseat or throwing over your shoulder. Project 2 is an easy pair of booties which will introduce you to seaming/sewing your knits together. And project 3 will be an adorable hat with either ears or cute button flaps. This class is a perfect way to continue building your beginner knitting skills while making a blanket for the new tiny people in your lives, or to go to your favorite newborn charity. In class we will begin a small blanket perfect for tucking into a carseat or throwing over your shoulder, while learning about reading a pattern and using stitch markers to help you keep track of your pattern. Sign up for all three "Easy Knits for Baby" classes or sign up for only one or two. Those who sign up for all three will be gifted with a 20.00 Gift Certificate to LYS after the 3rd session!

Cost: $ 30.00
Join us for a yoked-sweater make-along designed by the prolific Jennifer Steingass of Knit. Love. Wool. You pick the pattern - there are over 40 listed online in all yarn weights - and we'll cheer each other on to complete a beautiful statement piece for your winter wardrobe.

Cost: $ 40.00
Blocking is critical step in the finishing process for hand knits, and is all too often ignored or skipped. Contrary to many beliefs, it's incredibly easy, and the value it provides is immense, taking an item from complete to truly, beautifully finished. This session will demystify the process, breaking it down by both fiber and project type. Along the way, we'll also talk about fiber care: safely and easily washing handknits - when you can use the machine and when you should handwash (or not wash at all). We'll also talk about moth prevention, and safe yarn and garment storage.

Cost: $ 20.00
Winter is coming! It's never too early in the year to prep for the cold weather. We'll show you how to create a custom mitten - regular or fingerless! - for any hand, and any yarn. Use up your stash and keep your friends and family warm. Along the way we'll share tips for making hand-mittens as warm and possible - from yarn choice to lining strategies, and help you deal with problem areas like ill-fitting or holey thumbs.

Cost: $ 40.00
Gather Garter Hat KAL (in person)
- Nov 04, 2022 05:00 pm

This cute hat is a great second knitting project! During this KAL we will review how to change colors to create stripes. Once the knitting is done, you will learn how to utilize your crochet skills to seam the hat- this is a skill that will be transferable to larger projects!

Cost: $ 30.00
This class is a perfect way to continue building your beginner knitting skills while making a pair of easy booties for the new tiny people in your lives, or to go to your favorite newborn charity. This project is an easy pair of booties which will introduce you to seaming/sewing your knits together, as well as holding yarn double.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Starburst Sweater KAL via ZOOM!
- Nov 05, 2022 09:00 am

The Starburst Sweater by Julee MacKessy embraces the idea of order out of chaos, with a beautiful pattern of entwining and twirling twisted stitches radiating out from the neckline in this textured, round yoke pullover. A top-down, seamless construction means that you start with the twisted-stitch pattern before relaxing into the mindless knitting of the stockinette-stitch body and sleeves. The seat fee collected for this KAL will be donated to the Longmont Meals on Wheels Program. Thank you for your support!

Cost: $ 30.00
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: $ 100.00
Felted Clogs (in person)
- Nov 12, 2022 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: $ 75.00
Learn three stable and elastic cast-ons and their matching bind-offs. These techniques will give you the same look at the cuff of socks knitted from the toe up or top down, the hem and neck edges of sweaters, the two edges of a circular cowl, and the two ends of scarves. Techniques include Crochet Chain Cast-On/Standard Bind-Off; Invisible (Tubular) K1, P1 Rib Cast-On/Invisible (Tubular) K1, P1 Rib Bind-Off; Channel Island Cast-On/Channel Island Bind-Off. An illustrated handout of the various techniques will be provided.

Cost: $ 20.00
This class is a perfect way to continue building your beginner knitting skills while making an adorable hat for the new tiny people in your lives, or to go to your favorite newborn charity. This project gives you a choice of either "ears" or cute button flaps. Sign up for all three "Easy Knits for Baby" classes or sign up for only one or two. Those who sign up for all three will be gifted with a 20.00 Gift Certificate to LYS after the 3rd session!

Cost: $ 30.00
Come learn new skills to level up your cables! In class we will discuss techniques and tips used in advanced cables such as in the cowl, and work through 2 ways of fixing a mis-crossed cable.

Cost: $ 45.00
Fair Isle Gift Bag
- Nov 23, 2022 06:00 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
Simple Mittens (In person)
- Dec 04, 2022 01:00 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: $ 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
This is a class on designing your own sweater from scratch. The construction will follow the Modified Drop-Shoulder Sweaters in The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. The book is not necessary, but you may find a copy to be helpful. The advantage to designing your own sweater is that you're not limited by the yarn, gauge, or size given in a pattern. For this, which may be the first sweater you design on your own, we'll follow modified drop-shoulder construction worked from the bottom up, which is easiest for new designers once you've determined your stitch pattern for the body, the armholes and neck are easily shaped with decreases and the sleeve caps require no shaping.

Cost: $ 180.00

Calendar


CANCELED - Learn to Weave on an Inkle Loom

Inkle Weaving is a fun way to learn about weaving without the investment of expensive equipment to start out. An Inkle loom is a portable belt loom that can be warped up in an afternoon and woven in 3-4 hours. Inkle bands can be used to make belts, straps, bookmarks, ornaments and more. You will learn to warp your loom and read patterns so you can re-warp a loom on your own. Students may bring your own loom or rent a loom from the instructor.

Skyward Unity KAL- Hybrid Event

Join us as we knit together the 10 year anniversary shawl, Skyward Unity, designed by Donnie Herrington in honor of the 10 year anniversary of Longmont Yarn Shoppe. Your seat fee will be donated to the charity of your choice- please note the charity you choose when you register in the notes!

Oct 2
Knock-Tober Fest with Longmont Yarn Shoppe
Oct 2
Learn to Weave on a Table Loom - Introduction to Harness Loom Weaving (in person)
Oct 2
Pappillion Butterfly Shawl KAL via ZOOM