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

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For the safety of everyone we ask our customers/students & staff stay home from class if you are sick. 

Private Lessons

Our private lessons are ideal if you prefer to work one-on-one, have a hectic schedule or need a refresher. Call 303.678.8232 or email info@longmontyarn.com or stop by to schedule a private lesson.

Private Lesson Rates
$35.00 for 45 minutes
$40.00 for a full hour

A note about Class, CLUB, CAL, & KAL materials. We require student to purchase their yarn for all classes, Crochet-alongs, Knit-alongs & Clubs at Longmont Yarn ShoppeThere 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


Is it time to learn some new skills while also making a great winter wardrobe staple? Then come make the incredibly popular Musselburgh Hat? The pattern now has over 17,000 projects on Ravelry - it must be good! 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: $ 25.00
The 4 Day Sweater Challenge by Olive Knits is back at LYS for the 8th year. It sounds wacky but it can be done and what do you have to lose? Give it a try and end up with a beautiful sweater that enhances your wardrobe. Please join us on in person at LYS or via ZOOM for 3 KAL days and community in the LYS classroom!

Cost: $ 12.00
Improve your knitting skills 1 square at a time! This is a 9 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
Knit Companion 101 VIA ZOOM!
- Aug 17, 2024 10:00 am

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
This class is for the brand new knitter! We'll make fingerless handwarmers which let you practice the knit stitch as well as learn other skills to get started & use for future projects. You will learn: Cast on, bind off, knitting garter stitch, weaving in ends and mattress-stitch seaming.You will make: A stylish set of fingerless gloves (worked flat and seamed).

Cost: $ 60.00
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
Sweaters are characterized by the way the sleeves are joined to the body. In this one-hour class you’ll learn the basics of six sweater types—Circular Yoke, Raglan, Drop Shoulder, Modified-Drop Shoulder, Set-In Sleeve, and Saddle Shoulder. From the simplest boxy shape to the most tailored silhouette, the construction type influences how a sweater fits the body. Each type lends itself to distinct design possibilities, whether knitted from the bottom up or from the top down, and whether knitted in pieces or seamlessly. You’ll leave class with a better understanding of how sweater design is closely tied to sweater construction.

Cost: $ 25.00
Discover the World of Knitting with International Experts Join us for an incredible fall learning experience and immerse yourself in the diverse world of knitting with guidance from five internationally recognized experts. Our comprehensive program features 12 enriching gatherings over ZOOM, designed to expand your skills, inspire creativity, and offer a unique cultural perspective on knitting. What to Expect Ann Budd: Overview of 6 Different Sweater Construction Types: Gain an in-depth understanding of various sweater construction methods. Reading Your Knitting & Fixing Mistakes: Develop essential skills to troubleshoot and correct mistakes in your projects. Faina Goberstein: The Art of Slip Stitch Knitting: Explore multiple slip stitch variations that will elevate your knitting possibilities beyond belief. Project-Focused Slip Stitch Designs: Apply your new skills to stunning slip stitch projects in two additional classes. Helen Robertson: Shetland Knitting Techniques and Culture: In November, take a virtual trip to Shetland and immerse yourself in its rich knitting heritage. Perfect for those who can’t attend Shetland Wool Week in person! Helen will teach three classes based on her in-person sessions at the event. Bristol Ivy: Fibonacci Mitered Squares: Learn this innovative technique in a brand new class this December. Mastering Short Rows: Master various short row techniques with ease, enhancing your knitting repertoire. Mary Ann Gebhardt: The Mindful Rhythm of Knitting & Crochet: Back by popular demand, this class focuses on the meditative and therapeutic aspects of knitting and crochet. Why Join Us? Expert Instruction: Learn from renowned knitting experts. Cultural Insights: Discover knitting traditions from around the world. Community: Connect with fellow knitting enthusiasts. Convenience: Enjoy classes from the comfort of your home via ZOOM. Special Offer Register now for the 'Full Fiber Friday Experience' at a special rate of $399.00. Don’t miss this opportunity to pause fear, gain confidence, and elevate your knitting skills. Reserve your spot today and take your knitting to the next level!

Cost: $ 399.00
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: $ 25.00
Too often knitting comes to a screeching halt (usually late at night) when we find mistakes that we are 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: $ 25.00
Ladderback Jacquard via ZOOM!
- Sep 29, 2024 02:00 pm

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
There are so many beautiful traditional slip-stitch patterns used in contemporary designs! With so many possibilities it might be difficult to know where to begin! This class will take you on a tour of all four groups of interesting and creative slip stitch patterns. You will make swatches to learn different slip-stitch techniques to appreciate their full range and usage. Mosaic patterns belong to one of the groups, and we will see what is special about them. Taking this class will inspire you to use traditional, combination, woven, and reversible slip-stitch patterns with contemporary colors and yarns to create your own masterpiece.

Cost: $ 45.00
Cocoknits Sweater Workshop (in person)
- Oct 12, 2024 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
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
Learn to Knit - Handwarmers (in person)
- Oct 14, 2024 06:00 pm

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
This class offers you a unique opportunity to learn and try something new and different! Faina designed this cowl for the purpose of teaching woven slip-stitch patterns. It might look a bit intimidating, but the truth is that this is an easy project. Using slip-stitch colorwork you work with only one color throughout a round. A very simple variation of Woven Waves stitch pattern combined with Dewdrop cast on, applied I-cord, and two gorgeous colors of yarn brings this cowl to perfection.

Cost: $ 45.00
Ladderback Jacquard via ZOOM!
- Oct 19, 2024 10:00 am

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
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
Working on the actual pattern of Stockholm to NY cowl is a fun way to get to know slip-stitch knitting. This cowl is worked in the round from bottom up. The two colors used help to accentuate the stripes that showcase a mix of Stockinette, Garter, and a traditional slip-stitch pattern called Waffles. It is a very exciting class that opens a whole world of stitches that are easy to knit and at the same time making a fashion statement.

Cost: $ 45.00
Travel via Zoom to Shetland and create this beautiful Shetland Lace coaster using an old shetland lace motif. You will learn this method of creating an attached backing layer leading to huge possibilities for your lace knitting. Helen will share examples of other Shetland Lace to inspire your next Shetland Lace project - the possibilities are endless!!

Cost: $ 45.00
Everyone loves puffins! This cheery bird is part of the culture and beauty of Shetland and Orkney from April to August each year when they arrive for the breeding season! The Puffin Hunter scarf will be launched during Helen's Puffin Day at Shetland Wool Week 2024! Inspired by the rich colors of the puffin & their novel features, participants in this class will learn how to knit the Puffin Hunter Lace Scarf and Puffin Head Brooch!

Cost: $ 45.00
Travel virtually to Shetland and learn Helen’s brand new easy way to knit your old clothes into decorative items for your home! Ragtime knitting uses an easy clever method to incorporate your rags of favorite fabrics into functional and decorative items from bags to baskets, hat to cowls, and multiple options for home. You will learn the both the single sided and the double sided version of ragtime knitting to start coasters plus how to decrease for shaping for other applications. Re-purposing worn clothing and gives them a 2nd life and is so great for our planet! It's estimated that 80% of our fabric ends up in landfills. Let's reduce this number and have fun doing it!

Cost: $ 45.00
Fair Isle Gift Bag
- Nov 24, 2024 02:00 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: $ 52.50
AS EASY AS 1, 1, 2, 3: FIBONACCI MITERED SQUARES with Bristol Ivy will be a class you'll love because the Fibonacci sequence shows up everywhere, from math to nature to art. But did you know it’s also applicable to your knitting? In this class, we’ll use this formula in combination with a beloved and easy knitting technique to create one-of-a-kind mitered square pattern blocks you can use in blankets, scarves, garments—all without breaking your yarn once!

Cost: $ 65.00
Short rows are a very handy way to add shape to your knitting in both conventional and unexpected ways. Use them to turn a heel on a sock, better tailor a garment to your shape, or add unexpected twists and turns to accessories. In this class we will discuss the mechanics of short rows, try out different short row techniques, and think about when and where to use them.

Cost: $ 65.00

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Spinning 101 - In Person - 3 session series

Put your hands on a spindle and feel the fiber being turned into yarn. This class will begin with a discussion on fiber and a basic lesson on using a spindle. You will take the spindle and some fiber home to practice. In the 2nd lesson we will check in on our techniques and evaluate our yarn. This lesson will include instruction on plying on a spindle. You will have another week to practice and then you will try out a spinning wheel. Look at all the wonderful yarn we have spun!

Jul 27
Dye Your Own Yarn with Jennifer Miller - Make and Take!
Jul 27
Musselburgh Hat (VIA ZOOM!) with Christie
Jul 27
Dye Your Own Yarn with Jennifer Miller - Make and Take!