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Introducing Fiber Fridays!

We've invited back some of the amazing guests we've hosted at Fiberside Chats for ongoing classes to Fiber Fridays! Take a deeper dive into techniques, learn new skills and unwind your week with LYS in our 1-3 hour classes on Fridays, hosted entirely on Zoom.

Upcoming Fiber Friday Events


Fixing Mistakes with Ann Budd via ZOOM!
June 4, 2021

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. An illustrated handout of the various techniques will be provided. Your Zoom Login will be sent the day before class.

This is a Live One Time Zoom event at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific


Your ZOOM Link will be sent the evening before and about 1 hour before the event. Check your spam filter if you do not see it.


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Conquering Many Forms of Kitchener Stitch with Ann Budd via ZOOM!
June 11, 2021

Are you intimidated by the Kitchener stitch? Meet it head on with Ann Budd and overcome your fears of this too-often dreaded stitch, whether it’s used on stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette stitch, garter stitch, ribbing, or even the tubular bind-off. In this one-hour seminar, Ann will demystify the mechanics of this excellent finishing stitch and present a simple way to remember the sequence of steps that produce a perfect finish for toes of socks, tips of mittens, hems of hats and sweaters, and a “seamless” way to join two sets of live stitches.

An illustrated handout of the various techniques will be provided. 


This is a Live One Time Zoom event at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific

Your ZOOM Link will be sent the evening before and about 1 hour before the event. Check your spam filter if you do not see it.


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Adjusting for a Different Gauge than Specified with Ann Budd via ZOOM!
June 18, 2021

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. A handout of how to use a conversion factor will be provided.

Your Zoom Login will be sent the day before class.  If you do not see it check your Spam Filter. 

This is a Live, One Time Zoom Event at 6 eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific  


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Cutting and Securing Steeks FIBER FRIDAY with Ann Budd VIA ZOOM!
June 25, 2021

Learn how a steek can be added to a simple stranded two-color pattern that’s knitted in the round. Ann will show you how to stabilize the stitches with slipstitch crochet (no sewing machine!), cut open the tube, and secure the cut edges so that button bands (or a zipper) can be added.

An illustrated handout will be provided.

If you’d like to practice the techniques demonstrated, you’ll need two contrasting colors of worsted-weight yarn, size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles, 2 stitch markers, size G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook, tapestry needle, sharp scissors, and homework swatch (instructions will be sent prior to class).

Your Zoom Login will be sent the day before class.  

This is a Live, One Time Zoom Event at 6 eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific


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How it Works


"The class worked really well over Zoom. Stephanie did a great job of demonstrating the techniques needed, and had two cameras going so we could see her face and her hands while she was teaching. It was nice to interact with the other class members, too." - Cheryl A.

About Online Classes with Longmont Yarn Shoppe

We have identified a number of classes that lend themselves to being offered in a virtual classroom via Zoom.  

Our teachers are very knowledgeable and experienced in the topic they are teaching, and will be using 2 cameras so you can not only see and hear them, they can also demonstrate what they are teaching as well.  Supplies must be shipped in advance of the class so please plan accordingly.  Check out our handy tip sheet for using Zoom.  

We recommend all students use a device larger than a phone to be able to see what is being taught.  

We stand behind our programs. If you try online learning and decide it isn’t a fit, we will refund 100% of your class fee, or it can be transferred to an in-store class once we are open to the public again. 

We do ask that you use yarn and products from LYS for our Knit/Crochet-A-Longs and our classes.  

There are 2 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.

Classes Available Online

General Interest

Choose from a variety of opportunities from Yarn Tastings to Ravelry 101 - visit here!

Beyond Beginner Knitting
Choose from 2nd level to advanced classes and Knit A Longs at LYS.  Check out the knitting classes here!

Beyond Beginner Crochet
Choose from beginner to advanced classes and Knit A Longs at LYS.  Check out the crochet offerings here!


Embroidery, Sashiko Embroidery & Needle Felting 

From beginner to advanced, we offer a variety of Embroidery and Needle Felting classes via ZOOM!

Weaving 
We offer Tapestry Weaving and, Beginning Rigid Heddle &  Advanced Rigid Heddle classes via ZOOM.  

Get Online Help

Are you stuck on a project? We want to help! Give a ring to the store and we will work with you via Zoom to help you get un-stuck,  This is complimentary for our customers, to lend a hand. 

If a private lesson via Zoom is a better fit, for a more in-depth need, call the shoppe to arrange a private lesson via zoom.  The rate is 35.00 for  45 minutes and 45.00 for one hour.  

Community Gatherings on Zoom

All are welcome at our Zoom Gatherings.  In an effort to support our community we have scheduled the following recurring Zoom Virtual Community Gatherings and invite you to join us.  

Evening Handwork hosted by LYS staff via Zoom on 2nd Fridays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 832 711 245


Casual Crochet via ZOOM hosted by Andee from 10:30am - 12:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 870 6587 8300

Spin In via Zoom hosted by Heather on the last Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 337 792 9951


Weave In via ZOOM hosted by Stephanie on the 1st Monday of each month from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6847426956?pwd=RGZmb3JMVmpKek1adFdDdktjVmNmdz09
Meeting ID: 684 742 6956 Password: 234808