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.


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

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
Learn Double Knitting: Snowflake Cowl
- Feb 19, 2020 04:00 pm

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
Basic Knitted Socks - Top Down
- Feb 19, 2020 04:00 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
2 Color Brioche Cowl
- Feb 20, 2020 05:00 pm

Want to try your hand at Brioche? Or expand from doing Brioche flat with just one color? Widen you knitting horizon with this 2 color Brioche Cowl in the round! Be fascinated by creating vertical stripes through knitting horizontally with one color per round!

Cost: $ 30.00
Improve your knitting skills 1 square at a time! This is a 13 month class, designed to help knitters navigate through the major knitting skills, techniques, and principles. Each of the 12 patterns isolates a new skill. In a carefully designed sequential approach, knitters master each technique before moving to a more advanced concept. At the completion of the series, facilitated by our experienced LYS instructors, the reward is an abundance of knitting know-how, along with 12 gorgeous blocks you assemble into a sampler afghan.

Cost: $ 195.00
Felted Clogs
- Feb 23, 2020 12:30 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
This beautiful shawl triangle shaped shawl is worked from the back of the neck down using a garter tab cast on and increasing at 4 points on right side rows.

Cost: $ 30.00
Dusk Light KAL
- Feb 24, 2020 05:00 pm

This beautiful spring shawl is perfect for a wedding shawl, or just a lovely shawl to have around your neck! Join Bryleigh on Monday evenings to knit this shawl!

Cost: $ 30.00
CustomFit Sweaters at LYS!
- Feb 29, 2020 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
Pottery Shard Jacket KAL
- Feb 29, 2020 01:00 pm

Knit in community this jacket using stranded knitting techniques and the Latvian Braid detail with Sandi the Sweater Goddess! This will be so fun!!

Cost: $ 40.00
Simple Fair Isle Cowl to Steek
- Mar 01, 2020 12:30 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
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
The Norrland Hat and Mittens
- Mar 01, 2020 03:00 pm

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

Cost: $ 60.00
Simple Mittens
- Mar 04, 2020 06:00 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
Baby Surprise Jacket Explicated!
- Mar 06, 2020 03:00 pm

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
Cable Club with Norah's Vintage Afghan
- Mar 07, 2020 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
Estonian Lace
- Mar 07, 2020 12:00 pm

Estonian Lace is known for its nupps as well as its beauty. Come and make a traditional Estonian piece of your very own. In Estonian Lace we will use a workbook to cover everything you need to know to make a traditional Estonian scarf from beginning to end.

Cost: $ 100.00
Melting Rainbow Cowl
- Mar 07, 2020 02:30 pm

This is a great project to use up those left overs from socks! We will be using a provisional cast on, knitting in the round, and doing simple colorwork. At the final class you will learn to graft the stitches together to form a circle!

Cost: $ 40.00
Building in Color is a carefully designed sequence of patterns aimed at introducing knitters to the wonderful array of stitches and techniques used in color knitting. Each of the 10 patterns focuses on new skills and ways of using multiple colors of yarn. This sequential approach allows mastery of skills which then build upon each other in subsequent patterns. Each pattern in Building in Color creates a lovely panel that is assembled into a colorful blanket- your own cuddly work of art!

Cost: $ 165.00
Learn Portuguese Knitting
- Mar 14, 2020 01:00 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
Toe Up Socks for Everyone
- Mar 15, 2020 03:00 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
Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes
- Mar 29, 2020 12:30 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
Basic Knitted Socks - Top Down
- Apr 04, 2020 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
Pappillion Butterfly Shawl KAL
- Apr 05, 2020 12:00 pm

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: $ 35.00
Perfect Second Knitting Project!
- Apr 08, 2020 06:00 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


Pick Your Project and Get Some Help!! 3rd Monday

Bring in whatever you are working on (knit or crochet). Sign up for as many sessions as fit your schedule. Heather will help you decipher the pattern, learn new skills, get un-stuck and more. This is not a class to help you choose a project, this is a class to help you finish a project you are stuck on!

Feb 18
Spinning 101
Feb 18
Learn to Knit - Handwarmers or Ribbed Scarf
Feb 19
Casual Crochet 3rd Wed