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

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Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday 10- 5 pm
Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 
Sunday 12- 4 pm
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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
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

The world is FULL of inspiration - from exotic travels to everyday scenes. Fiona will talk about her favourite sources of inspiration and how she uses them as a springboard for her knit designs. Looking not only at the initial spark but at underlying themes of rhythm, pattern, balance, repetition, shape, proportion, texture, movement and so on. Then delving deeper, Fiona will go onto explore the creative process, sharing tips and methods that she has found useful; moving onto how you might jump-start your own unique ideas. This presentation may even change the way you look at the world!

Cost: $ 40.00
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
Solicitude KAL via ZOOM
- May 29, 2022 03:00 pm

Join us in supporting knitwear designer Justyna Lorkowska while knitting in community to raise funds for the Pila Foodbank. Justyna is the creator of the stunning Solicitude Wrap. Justyna is donating all the proceeds from the sale of her pattern to the Pila Food bank. With eye-catching texture and dramatic proportions this must-knit wrap can be knit using a lace held double or fingering wt yarn. The proceeds from the KAL seat fee will be donated to World Food Program and earmarked for Ukraine Refugees.

Cost: $ 20.00
Working with colour can be so much fun! And dreaming up your own colour story is very rewarding. In this seminar Fiona will look at the principles of colour theory and show how they can be applied to knitted projects. Understanding how color temperature, tonal value, complimentary and analogous color schemes (along with many other terms) impact our knitted projects can be an invaluable tool when it comes to selecting colours for our projects. Fiona will also share what inspires her colour palettes and encourage you to look for sources to use as springboards for your own unique ideas.

Cost: $ 40.00
Even the most complex looking cable pattern can be broken down into basic building blocks. Fiona will show you how these basic crosses can be linked together to create more elaborate looking, but workable, cables. Then by taking a closer look at Celtic Knot patterns we will examine some techniques that may not be used in regular rope cables. While you knit a sample to try them out, Fiona will explain & demo the techniques, show you how to read the charts, including ooking at the symbols used, and for the more advanced cable knitter discuss how you might modify patterns to make them your own. With an understanding of what is taking place when cabling you will be better able to follow a pattern or fix any mistakes as they arise (which never happens right?)

Cost: $ 40.00
Autumn Fade Mittens (in person)
- Jun 15, 2022 05:00 pm

Elizabeth Zimmerman wrote ?It is better not to make mittens in a hurry...Stash them away as they are finished, and when the time comes, next winter, you can deal them out with a liberal hand.? And that is what we are going to do. Join us in making these beautiful colorwork mittens this summer so you will have them to enjoy once the weather turns.

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 saddle shoulder 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 inch bust/chest circumference).

Cost: $ 180.00
Custom Socks with Ann Budd VIA ZOOM!
- Sep 06, 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 to Weave on a Table Loom - Introduction to Harness Loom Weaving

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!

May 20
Knitters Muse: The Power of Inspiration at FIBER FRIDAY with Fiona Ellis via ZOOM
May 21
Spring Yarn Tasting in person!
May 22
Spaced and Crammed Scarf (in person)