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 No Longer Required for in person classes & private lessons

For in person classes we are making a change & no longer requiring proof of vaccination status to participate in a class or private lesson. 
 
For the safety of everyone we ask our customers/students, staff and teachers to stay home if sick. 

Anyone who wishes is encouraged to wear a mask if that makes being in the shop more comfortable.  For those not comfortable in a class/group setting private lessons are always available. 


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


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
Cocoknits Sweater Workshop
- Feb 11, 2023 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
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
"Join us as we learn a new technique involving tufts of unspun roving to make tiny heart shapes (for Valentine's Day) on the outside, and a warm woolen lining. This hat is made with ?thrums? which creates a warm, fluffy interior to your knit that will keep the coldest of heads warm, and that you can then use to make any other hat or mitten pattern written for this method. Or if you prefer to jump in with mittens then bring in a pattern and yarn of your choosing - the technique is the same."

Cost: $ 30.00
Improve your mitten-making skills! Join us in working these beautiful colorwork mittens that will bring a smile to your face every day you put them on your hands.

Cost: $ 45.00
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
This club is designed to work through various socks together as a KAL. Trying different techniques like stretchy cast-on, toe up technique, top-down technique and different heels for the perfect sock fit. Two socks will be selected that will allow for everyone to try these new techniques and the final sock will be from their choice from the book. I will be there to assist with questions and help whenever needed.

Cost: $ 90.00
Simple Mittens (In person)
- Feb 15, 2023 06:00 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
Improve your knitting skills 1 square at a time! This is a 12 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 instructor, the reward is an abundance of knitting know-how, along with 12 gorgeous blocks you assemble into a sampler afghan and some new friends!

Cost: $ 220.00
Rhode Trip Cable Hat (In person)
- Feb 17, 2023 06:00 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
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: $ 75.00
Most knitters run into problems when they are not able to read their knitting- that is, they can not recognize where they are in a pattern by simply looking at the stitches on the needles or in the fabric below the needles. How do you tell where you are when you ve put your knitting down in the middle of row? Can you tell how many rows you have knitted since the last increase, or decrease? How do you know what type of increase or decrease was worked? In this class, Ann will examine how the basic stitches look in a piece of knitting and how those stitches are represented in charts.

Cost: $ 20.00
DanDoh KAL
- Feb 26, 2023 01:00 pm

Join Anne Kimberling in a Hybrid KAL - meet at LYS or via Zoom - for the first DanDoh KAL of 2023. The design is "Bamboo" and is a stunning addition to any wardrobe! You need to know only knit, purl and slip stiches to make this top. No shaping is worked as the stitch pattern automatically shapes the neckline. Interesting vertical stripes using two colors, combining Stockinette Stitch and Reverse Stockinette Stitch, and alternating those stitches add interest for the color play and texture. This pattern gives you a choice of chest circumference and finished length. The photos show one top in the regular fit with a longer length and another top in an oversized fit with a shorter length. As you can see, different combinations of circumference and length give totally different looks.

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
Knit Companion 101
- Mar 10, 2023 04:00 pm

Learn to make the most of the vast capabilities of the free version of knitCompanion. In this class, you will learn to: -Navigate the knitCompanion application. -Identify key screens within the app. -Link to your Ravelry account and learn to use the cloud-based storage solutions built into the app. -Download a pattern PDF and learn to keep your place within the pattern. -Learn to keep project notes that stay with your pattern. We will also touch on some key features of the subscription based (paid) version of the app, giving you a chance to explore the app and have time for questions.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Nothing says cozying up while it's cold outside quite like a sturdy cabled sweater, right? Join us for a cabled-sweater make-along this winter. You pick the pattern and yarn and we'll cheer each other on and share tips and tricks to complete a beautiful statement piece for your winter wardrobe.

Cost: $ 40.00
Too often knitting comes to a screeching halt (usually late at night) when we find mistakes that we?re unable to correct. In this class, Ann will demonstrate fixing common mistakes, including stitch mount, ripping out, picking up single and a series of dropped stitches (including edge stitches), and reversing the direction of a cable or correcting a mistake in a lace pattern several rows below the needles.

Cost: $ 20.00
If you have trouble with stranded colorwork - it's too tight, not flexible, catches on fingers or jewelry, or generally just doesn't look good or feel comfortable, this is the class for you! Ladderback jacquard stranding, originally developed & used for machine knitting, is a version of double-knitting with only a one-stitch column. This technique can used in the round or flat! It?s particularly useful for motifs in which a single color is carried more than an inch, or when you need a stretchy, flexible garment such as a hat or cowl. This technique is easy to learn & apply to any stranded colorwork pattern!

Cost: $ 30.00
Musselburgh Hat (in person)
- Mar 19, 2023 03:00 pm

Is it time to learn some new skills while also making a great winter wardrobe staple? Then come make the incredibly popular Musselburgh Hat ? it has almost 9,000 projects on Ravelry! In class we will discuss the pinhole cast-on, changing colors, tips for working in the round, and any other questions you may have to get you on your way to creating this simple but very versatile pattern.

Cost: $ 30.00
What do you do when you absolutely cannot match the gauge specified in a pattern? In this one-hour online class, Ann Budd will guide you through adjusting a pattern to work for "your" gauge. Sometimes this means adjusting the numbers in the pattern and sometimes it means simply following the instructions for a different size. It?s all a matter of simple math and ratios that Ann will demystify.

Cost: $ 20.00
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 circular yoke sleeve sweater with help from Ann Budd every step of the way. You'll choose between a pullover and cardigan with crewneck shaping. You'll also choose the weight of yarn (from fingering to bulky) and the finished size (from 26" to 54" bust/chest circumference). Everyone will follow the same basic instructions, though it's quite possible that no two students will use the same size, gauge, or stitch pattern.

Cost: $ 180.00
Please join us for a fun Knit-along featuring the wonderful, creative, & truly elegant parallelogram wraps designed by Ambah O?Brien! You can choose your pattern (there are many beautiful designs by this talented Australian designer), pick out some yarns at the LYS, & join in the fun! Led & hosted by Jennifer Miller of Theodora?s Pearls.

Cost: $ 45.00

Calendar


Learn to Weave on a Table Loom - Introduction to Harness Loom Weaving (in person)

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!

Feb 9
Crochet 101-Learn to Crochet in Classroom
Feb 10
Warm Things Campaign 2023 - Join the Cause!
Feb 10
Community Handwork - 2nd Friday IN PERSON!!