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 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
or stop by soon to schedule your lesson.


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!"

Machine Knitting

A Taste of Machine Knitting (in person)
- Oct 21, 2023 09:00 am

Curious about machine knitting? This class will give you the opportunity to decide if machine knitting is for you before committing to the investment in equipment. Or maybe you inherited a machine and you would like to learn to use it. This class is for you! You'll learn how to cast on and bind off, how to increase and decrease, and how to troubleshoot errors (which WILL occur, just like in hand knitting). You will see samples of what is possible with a knitting machine and develop an understanding of how using a machine can enhance your hand knitting. By the end of the class, you will have created a cast-on rag that can be used for provisional cast-ons in your hand knitting and any future machine knitting you may do!

Cost: $ 65.00
Machine Knit at Poncho! (in person)
- Nov 11, 2023 01:00 pm

Machine knit a lovely poncho perfect for transitioning through the seasons. Students will learn cast-on and bind-off techniques as well as a no-roll edge treatment for the edges. Students will also learn how to take work off on waste-yarn and re-hang the work. Basic techniques will be taught at the beginning of the class before students cast on and begin knitting their poncho.

Cost: $ 100.00
The focus of this series of classes is on techniques and will require homework if the student wants a finished baby cardigan. However, the series is designed to give you the skills to knit your first garment, whether or not you choose to knit along during the series. The first session will focus on determining your gauge from the swatch you knit prior to class, according to instructions. We will use that information to adjust the baby cardigan pattern to your gauge. The Magic Formula will be used to calculate shaping. Calculations for the back of the cardigan will be completed in class and students can apply their new knowledge for other pattern pieces, as homework and in preparation for future classes. This skill can be applied to any knit schematic. Pieces knit from the class worksheet will be used, though not required, for subsequent classes.

Cost: $ 85.00
The focus of this series of classes is on techniques and will require homework if the student wants a finished baby cardigan. This class builds upon the first class in the series in which the baby cardigan pattern was adapted for the knitter's gauge. This class will teach shaping techniques, focusing on neckline and shoulder shaping. At the end of the class, students will have at least one front and the back piece of the cardigan ready for seaming and bands.

Cost: $ 85.00
The focus of this series of classes is on techniques and will require homework if the student wants a finished baby cardigan. This class builds upon the first two classes in the series. This final session will focus on seaming on the machine, neckbands and button/buttonhole bands using the pieces knit previously. Students will be able to finish the cardigan at home.

Cost: $ 85.00


Tips for Successfully Designed Handwovens Plus Project Planning Help

Often the hardest part of weaving is knowing what fibers to choose, what colors to mix, what weave structure is best for your project and how best to finish a piece. In this class students will learn all about how to match heddle/reed sizes to yarn weights as well as how to adjust sett based on weave structure. Learn more about what yarns are best suited for the warp and weft as well as how to blend yarns of different weights and materials to create one cohesive piece. In class Sara will show lots of samples and share ideas on how to get color combinations that will pop. A portion of class will be dedicated to reviewing warp and weft calculation questions and advice on specific projects are encouraged. This class is intended to help rigid heddle, table loom or floor loom weavers of any level continue their mastery of weaving.

FIBER FRIDAY with Carissa Browning: BREAKING PLAID via ZOOM!

Learn how to combine double knitting with double-stranded garter stitch to produce a double-thick, double-sided plaid fabric. Explore the unique stitches used to transition from double-stranding to double knitting and back again. By the end of the class, students will be prepared to cast on the Breaking Plaid bandana cowl, or one of its many variations, such as a loop cowl, triangular shawl, or scarf.

Steek a Pair of Coasters! (in person)

Cut your knitting? Are you SILLY? Why would anyone do that? Well, knitting stranded color work is easier in the round. Not to mention that our tension is usually more consistent in the round as well. Whether you decide to make a set of single-color or stranded color work coasters as homework, we will all hold each others hands and cheer for one another while we cut our knitted coasters. You'll have the chance to steek your coasters twice and the opportunity to finish at least one in class. No liquid courage required!

Sep 23
Learn to Crochet Level 2 - Working in Rows (in person)
Sep 23
Cocoknits Sweater Workshop - Hybrid Class (in person and via Zoom)
Sep 23
Needle Felting 101 - Fall Pumpkins with Amanda (in person)