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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
email info@longmontyarn.com
or stop by soon to schedule your lesson.

 


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


Cable Pillows
- Sep 14, 2019 10:00 am

Do you admire knitted pieces that are cabled? Come learn the skills of cabling as your brighten your home with new handmade pillows. You may consider joining us in Cable Club and practice your new found skills when you join a community of fellow cablers making an afghan of eighteen more cable patterns!

Cost: $ 40.00
Speedy Selbu Mitts
- Sep 15, 2019 03:00 pm

Make these worsted weight color-work mittens and learn basic color-work techniques including reading a chart and increasing and decreasing in a pattern. Additionally you will have these adorable mitts to wear! If you love making color work mittens, you may consider taking all 3 mitten classes with Dara this fall!

Cost: $ 40.00
Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes
- Sep 16, 2019 05:00 pm

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
Socks in the City Sock Club
- Sep 17, 2019 05:00 pm

This is a 3 month club for making short socks. These are cute, quick and perfect for wear especially summer to fall, but for some of us who love short socks, you can wear year round! Enhance your sock skills and get 2 pairs of socks out of one skein!

Cost: $ 30.00
Basic Knitted Socks - Top Down
- Sep 18, 2019 05:00 pm

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
CustomFit Sweaters at LYS!
- Sep 21, 2019 10:00 am

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: $ 150.00
Learn Portuguese Knitting
- Sep 21, 2019 12:30 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
This course is for absolute beginners. By the end of the two classes you will have a warm and beautiful scarf that you will be proud to wear. Plan to knit between classes. This class is offered as a collaborative partnership with the City of Longmont Recreation Department. Class is held at Longmont Yarn Shoppe, but REGISTRATION IS THROUGH THE REC DEPT. Call 303 651 8404.

Cost: $ 40.00
Montana Mountain Cowl
- Sep 28, 2019 01:00 pm

The Montana Mountain Cowl uses the Mosaic method to add color and texture to this engaging knit! You will learn the provisional cast on, Mosaic stitch and kitchener in the round. This would make a wonderful Holiday gift! Image used with permission Andrea Mowry.

Cost: $ 40.00
Join us for a fun filled Tuesday with Scandinavian design superstars ARNE & CARLOS. The Midnight Sun Package includes the following classes held at Longmont Yarn Shoppe: Knitting and Purling the Norwegian Way - Ergonomic Knitting - NEW! An Introduction to Traditional Scandinavian Twined Knitting - NEW! The fascinating lecture- The World of ARNE & CARLOS held at the Longmont Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening. Lunch the day of class Morning and afternoon snacks Parking pass the day of class Plus a wonderful event themed Swag Bag!

Cost: $ 399.00
Join us for 2 fun filled days with Scandinavian design superstars ARNE & CARLOS. The Northern Lights VIP Package includes the following classes held at Longmont Yarn Shoppe: Tuesday Oct 1, 2019 Knitting and Purling the Norwegian Way - Ergonomic Knitting - NEW! An Introduction to Traditional Scandinavian Twined Knitting - NEW! Wednesday Oct 2, 2019 New Nordic Knitting- An Introduction to Norwegian Stranded Colour Work - NEW! New Nordic Christmas Ball "The Squirrel" PLUS- The fascinating lecture- The World of ARNE & CARLOS held at the Longmont Performing Arts Center on Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 pm Also included: Lunch both days of class Morning and afternoon snacks Parking pass both days of class Plus a wonderful event themed Swag Bag!

Cost: $ 699.00
Join us for a fun filled Wednesday with Scandinavian design superstars ARNE & CARLOS. The Arctic Circle Package includes the following classes held at Longmont Yarn Shoppe: The fascinating lecture- The World of ARNE & CARLOS held at the Longmont Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening, October 1st and 2 classes Wednesday October 2nd at Longmont Yarn Shoppe New Nordic Knitting- An Introduction to Norwegian Stranded Colour Work - NEW! New Nordic Christmas Ball "The Squirrel" The fascinating lecture- The World of ARNE & CARLOS held at the Longmont Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening, October 1st. Lunch the day of class Morning and afternoon snacks day of class Parking pass the day of class Plus a wonderful event themed Swag Bag! Photography: ARNE & CARLOS/Ragnar Hartvig

Cost: $ 399.00
Ready to branch out from rectangles? Done enough scarves? In this class learn how to knit with circular and double pointed needles and how to follow a pattern to make a warm, soft hat out of bulky wt yarn.

Cost: $ 30.00
Cable Club with Norah's Vintage Afghan
- Oct 05, 2019 11:00 am

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, take the Cable Pillow Class in September where we will start with two of the squares: One simple and one more complex. If you know how to cable, come join the fun with fellow cablers!

Cost: $ 35.00
Marit Mittens
- Oct 05, 2019 03:00 pm

These mittens will advance your color-work skills with patterned cuffs and more chart reading of traditional floral Norwegian Selbu design.

Cost: $ 40.00
Sweater Club: Fall 2019 - Winter 2020
- Oct 07, 2019 05:00 pm

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!

Cost: $ 75.00
Sweater Club: Fall 2019 - Winter 2020
- Oct 08, 2019 04:00 pm

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!

Cost: $ 75.00
Simple Mittens
- Oct 09, 2019 04:00 pm

It's starting to get cooler and you'll need something for your hands once the weather turns. 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
Beginning Lace with Sara
- Oct 11, 2019 10:00 am

Lace can be very scary for even a seasoned knitter. There are charts and yarn overs and everything has to be in just the right place or it will never work. There is truth to all of that, but lace doesn't need to be scary if you have a good first piece. Let me show you how!

Cost: $ 60.00
Crochet for Knitters
- Oct 11, 2019 01:00 pm

Some knitters don't like to crochet. I know of one knitter who doesn't even own a crochet hook. This baffled me as there are many good crochet applications that knitters can utilize to put a different flare into their knitting. Learning to wield a crochet hook will open the door to another cast on method, as well as bind off options. This class will cover the crocheted cast on, a couple of different ways to work a crocheted bind off, including a picot bind off using a crochet hook. We will cover the slip and single crochet. There will be a hand out with vocabulary explanation and pictures of the stitches. I will bring crochet hooks for everyone to use. Crochet hooks are also handy for quickly making small repairs or picking up a dropped stitch.

Cost: $ 30.00
Simple Fair Isle Cowl to Steek
- Oct 23, 2019 04:00 pm

Complete a Fair Isle style cowl and learn how to steek for a buttoned closure. Lean 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
Math, Yes Math
- Oct 25, 2019 01:00 pm

I know that the majority of us really dislike that gauge swatch, but in Math, Yes Math, you will learn to make that swatch work for you!

Cost: $ 30.00
Felted Clogs
- Oct 27, 2019 12:00 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.

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.

Cost: $ 30.00
Basic Knitted Socks - Top Down
- Nov 03, 2019 01:00 pm

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
Andrea Mowry KAL
- Nov 07, 2019 05:00 pm

Love Andrea Mowry's patterns? Do do we!! Let's all join in the fun! Choose any of Andrea Mowry's patterns to knit, and meet up with us!

Cost: $ 30.00
This class is for the brand new knitter! Choose between the fingerless handwarmers which let you practice the basic stitches as well as learn a few finishing techniques, or make a ribbed scarf. 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), or make a scarf knit flat.

Cost: $ 50.00
Woolly Wreath for All Seasons
- Nov 09, 2019 11:00 am

This beautiful wreath and garland is perfect for the indoor mantle or door, and looks amazing as well out doors on a gate or entryway. Choose any color to fit the season, or use a neutral color for year round use. Decorated or left without embellishment, this quick knit will be sure to garner you compliments year round. This class is for an advanced beginner who has done at least a couple of knitting projects and is ready for a new loopy stitch! You can do it!

Cost: $ 20.00
Norwegian Christmas Stockings
- Nov 09, 2019 02:00 pm

In this class we will be exploring color work in a Christmas stocking. You will learn the afterthought heel and duplicate stitch.

Cost: $ 60.00
The Norrland Hat and Mittens
- Oct 27, 2019 03:00 pm

In this class we will advance your color work skills by adding cables and learn the Latvian Braid!

Cost: $ 60.00
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
Learn Portuguese Knitting
- Nov 17, 2019 02:30 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
Toe Up Socks for Everyone
- Dec 01, 2019 12:00 pm

Tired of having bits and bobs of nice fingering yarn with no project in sight? Want to get the most of out some precious yarn? Toe Up Socks are just the ticket!

Cost: $ 40.00
Fair Isle Gift Bag
- Dec 01, 2019 12:30 pm

This class is a great introduction to stranded color knitting while creating that special touch for gift giving. You?ll learn: Circular knitting, chart reading, stranded color work, and three-needle bind-off. .

Cost: $ 25.00
Perfect Second Knitting Project!
- Dec 05, 2019 07:00 pm

These simple projects take your beginning knitting to the next level. If you know how to cast on and knit you are ready to make a garment or accessory! You will learn: Purl stitch, ribbing, increases and decreases, and seaming and have a stylish item to wear!

Cost: $ 40.00
Thrummed Hat
- Dec 07, 2019 01:30 pm

Learn how to warm up your knitting by Thrumming! Thrumming adds an insulating layer to hats and mittens by placing roving or small pieces of un-spun sheep's wool through the knitted piece. The fleece forms poofy pockets of insulation as each end of the thrum hangs inside the hat or mitten.

Cost: $ 20.00
Selbu Mitten Number 3- Pattern TBA
- Dec 08, 2019 03:00 pm

Continue the Selbu Mitten Making Adventure with Dara in December. Save the date for this class, and as soon as new patterns are released we will announce which one this class will cover.

Cost: $ 40.00
One Skein Gifts: Hats!!
- Dec 11, 2019 04:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to get ideas for holiday gifts with only 1 skein of worsted weight or DK yarn! Jennifer will share and show a variety of hat patterns, including basic, simple patterns, as well as some with more interesting features.

Cost: $ 20.00
Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes
- Jan 15, 2020 03:30 pm

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

Calendar


Embroidery for Beginners

This class is great for beginners or anyone wanting to dust off their embroidery skills. In class, you will create a sampler using eight stitches found in the CozyBlue embroidery kits available in the store. We will go over embroidery basics and you'll learn the back stitch, split stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, fishbone, woven wheels and French and colonial knots. You will leave with your sampler and the skills to finish your kit at home.

Spiraling Stripes Crochet Hat

Striped hats are a great way to use up smaller balls of yarn in your stash, but how can you work them without lots of color changes and ends to weave in? The answer is crocheting in spiraling continuous rounds. Spirals are fun to make and a great way to create seamless fabric, which is perfect for a stretchy comfy hat.

Sep 15
Speedy Selbu Mitts
Sep 16
Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes
Sep 17
Community Handwork - Tuesday afternoons