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Ravelry 101 via Zoom!
- Jan 30, 2021 03:30 pm

Learn how to navigate and use Ravelry like a pro! Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of yarn, tools, project and pattern information and look to others for ideas and inspiration. If you are not using Ravelry you are missing out!!

Cost: $ 15.00
If you think that you can not combine colors without help, or you find yourself in a color-rut, we have got a treat for you! Come delve into colorwork with Jennifer Miller, Longmonts own, & dyer of Theodoras Pearls. This two-part workshop will show you how to trust yourself with color, to create unique, striking color combinations, & to make knitting fun & adventurous! Working with Color: Building Your Color Confidence. In this fun, interactive class, Jennifer will covers basic color theory & combining; the personal journey of color emotions; developing new & surprising color combinations; cultivating inspiration from unexpected sources. Learn tips and tricks for seeing how skeins will knit up and combine with each other. Jennifer gives many examples of tapping into your own color-sense (everyone has it!) & answers questions/makes suggestions on color-puzzles.

Cost: $ 40.00
Tunisian Ripple Scarf via Classroom
- Jan 24, 2021 04:30 pm

Learn the simple Tunisian Stitch including increasing and decreasing and the purl stitch to make this beautiful ripple pattern scarf.

Cost: $ 30.00
Crochet Slippers That Fit via Zoom!
- Jan 29, 2021 09:30 am

There are a lot of different slipper patterns out there, but what if you don?t like the yarn they used or have a favorite yarn in your stash that you know would make the perfect slippers? In this class you will learn how to modify a simple crochet slipper pattern to use it with any size of yarn and get slippers that will fit every time. We recommend you take the Crochet Slippers 101 class prior to this class but it is not necessary. If you decide not to take the 101 class, please purchase the pattern and work through a pair prior to taking this class.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn to make a chain, single crochet, double crochet and half double crochet in this beginner's class. You can choose to make a pair of fingerless mitts or a scarf. Your class fee includes a complementary LYS Manifesto bag to carry your pattern and projects in!

Cost: $ 35.00
Now that you've learned chaining, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet, you can combine these different stitches and different techniques to create projects with different textures and shapes! Choose between the Easy Breezy Buttoned Cowl or the One-Skein Scarf for your project.

Cost: $ 30.00
You have now learned how to do your basic stitches, how to combine these stitches to create textures, now let's learn how we can increase and decrease the number of stitches in our projects! Knowing how to change your stitch count is helpful in creating shaping in a project. We will then apply the increasing and decreasing skills to projects done in the round. For those of you who don't care for sewing your projects, this is the class for you! Choose between the Slouchy Crochet Hat Pattern and the Dead Simple Fingerless Mitts for your finished project.

Cost: $ 30.00
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: $ 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. 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
Autumn Harvest Cowl via Zoom
- Jan 28, 2021 04:30 pm

Come learn and practice lots of new stitches as you make an awesome, lightweight cowl you will love to wear! Lets move you through some fun new stitches and guide you beyond your knitting safety zone.

Cost: $ 60.00
Most knitters run into problems when they aren?t able to ?read their knitting??that is, they can?t 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?ve 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
Join us as we welcome our favorite knitwear designer, Isabell Kraemer, to Longmont Yarn Shoppe via Zoom for a classroom experience in knitting a contiguous set in sleeve sweater!

Cost: $ 145.00
In this introduction to stranded colorwork, we will learn the basic moves for handling two strands at the same time, and what is special about the construction of stranded colorwork. We will practice stranding by swatching in class, then begin a stranded colorwork hat pattern. No stranded knitting experience is necessary!

Cost: $ 55.00
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 set-in sleeve sweater with help from Ann Budd every step of the way. You'll choose between a pullover and cardigan, and between crewneck and V-neck 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
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
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: $ 50.00
Simple Mittens via Classroom
- Feb 14, 2021 04:00 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: $ 50.00
My First Sweater in Classroom
- Feb 15, 2021 05:00 pm

Make that transition from hats and shawls to your first sweater. Learn to make Norah Gaughn's Avocet B. It's an easy garter stitch sweater with set in sleeves,

Cost: $ 60.00
The mittens of Norway are stunning to see and uncommonly comfortable to wear, with good reason: Their special architecture has evolved over time for nearly-perfect anatomical correctness. Join self-professed stranded colorwork junkie Mary Scott Huff for this 3-hour session to learn interesting history, simple techniques, and as always, sexy party tricks to knit your own. Joining us from Portland, Oregon, Mary is the author of six books about knitting, including The Mitten Handbook.This is an introduction to stranded colorwork knitting, as well as an exploration of traditional Selbuvotter techniques and history. This class includes free class pattern for mitten.

Cost: $ 55.00
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, we offer a learn to cable class to get you started see link below. If you know how to cable, come join the fun with fellow cablers!

Cost: $ 37.50
These simple projects take your beginning knitting to the next level. If you know how to cast on and knit you're ready to make a garment! You'll learn: Purl stitch, ribbing, increases and decreases, seaming, circular knitting, appropriate to the pattern chosen.

Cost: $ 40.00
Felted Clogs via Zoom
- Feb 27, 2021 02:00 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. Make these in the comfort of your home via zoom.

Cost: $ 50.00
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: $ 30.00
Fealdan Shawl KAL via Zoom
- Mar 06, 2021 10:30 am

The Fealdan Shawl, by Kate Groop, is knit in garter stitch and uses short rows to achieve various triangle sections. This is a great knit a long for a knitter looking to practice and intermediate skill.

Cost: $ 15.00
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: $ 22.50
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: $ 30.00
3 Color Cowl to Steek in Classroom
- Mar 24, 2021 06:30 pm

Complete a Fair Isle style cowl and learn how to steek for a buttoned closure. Learn how to complete stranded knitting using 2 hands and then learn how to steek, finishing touches for your steek and add a button band. Will make a great gift for yourself or a friend!

Cost: $ 45.00
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: $ 50.00
Waiting for Rain Shawl KAL VIA Zoom
- Apr 08, 2021 06:30 pm

Waiting for Rain is a lovely, beautiful garter and lace crescent shawl that uses shirt row lace technique. Join us as we work through the pattern together.

Cost: $ 22.50
Join Stephanie to learn how to make this awesome garland for Valentine's Day or year round use. It's so cute you won't want to take it down!

Cost: $ 20.00
Come learn all about Punch Needle Rug Hooking while making a framed 5 X 7 Cheerful art piece. You only need the kit and an Oxford Needle - both available at LYS.

Cost: $ 20.00
Spinning 101 in Classroom
- Jan 28, 2021 04:30 pm

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!

Cost: $ 50.00
Embroidery for Beginners VIA ZOOM!
- Feb 20, 2021 10:00 am

Embroidery can be a very relaxing and meditative way to express your creativity. This online class is great for beginners or anyone wanting to dust off their embroidery skills. Buy your CozyBlue embroidery kit online from Longmont Yarn Shoppe (any design will work) and then during our Zoom meeting, we will go over embroidery basics and you'll learn the backstitch, split stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, woven wheels and French knots. You will also have time to ask any questions or troubleshoot any issues.

Cost: $ 30.00
The Japanese word Sashiko means little stabs and is a form of embroidery dating back to the 1600s. Using a simple running stitch, intricate geometric patterns take shape that can be used to mend and decorate clothing and other fabrics. This online class will teach you the rules and basics of Sashiko while we working on the design samples from the Sashiko embroidery kit available at LYS.

Cost: $ 20.00
Advanced Hand Embroidery via ZOOM!
- Mar 27, 2021 10:00 am

Are you ready to add some new stitches to your hand embroidery repertoire? In this class, we move beyond the basic hand embroidery stitches to some more decorative ones to add flair and interest to your designs.

Cost: $ 30.00
In this class students will weave tapestries using plain and soumak techniques lead by instructor David Johnson of Arachne Weaving. Class fee includes loom, warp and weft yarns.

Cost: $ 225.00
Rigid Heddle 1 VIA ZOOM!
- Jan 24, 2021 11:00 am

If you have always wanted to learn how to weave but have been nervous to take the plunge this is the class for you! The rigid heddle loom is a small but mighty tool for weaving. This class will go over the ins and outs of setting up the loom as well as a variety of different weave structures. Students will learn plain weave as well as how to use a pick up stick. No prior weaving experience is needed but at the end of three weeks you will be weaving away!

Cost: $ 145.00
Krokbragd is a beautiful Norwegian weaving technique that opens up a variety of new ways to create weft faced patterns in your weaving. In class we will create bags using the very sturdy fabric that the Krokbragd structure yields, you will also have the option to keep the weaving as a traditional sampler. Krokbragd will not only advance your weft faced weaving skills but you will also be introduced to weaving with string heddle and a heddle rod, a skill that will be handy for any multi pick up stick patterns you might weave in the future.

Cost: $ 100.00
Have you ever wanted to mix and match yarn weights in your warp? With the variable dent heddle for the rigid heddle loom you can! This heddle allows you to create fabric with such a unique look. In class we will create infinity scarves using three different weight yarns in one warp. We will also dive into a little bit of cutting and sewing of your hand wovens (no sewing machine required but can be used if you own one)!

Cost: $ 80.00