At Yarnia, we love introducing people to the fiber arts and helping crafters hone their skills and develop confidence. We offer introductory classes for total newbies, as well as intermediate and advanced classes for crafters looking to learn something new or perfect a technique.  We also offer private lessons, and have classes for a wide range of ages. If you’d like to learn a skill that’s not listed here, let us know!  And please check in frequently or sign up for our newsletter! We are always developing new classes, and will be offering spinning and other handcraft classes soon!

Classes Enrolling Now:


Crochet 101 – Intro to Crochet

Monday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, beginning December 02
Learn to chain, single crochet, double crochet and make color changes! Crochet a cowl or a skinny scarf.
Materials:
-Bulky-weight yarn (Cascade 128 in a light or medium color)
-crochet hook of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn

Class fee is $50 for two 90-minute sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of each class.

Class Instructor: Susan Leibowitz

Class Dates:  12/2 and 12/9

Cost : $50.00 per student.

OOPS! Fixing mistakes, dropped stitches, and more! (EVENING EDITION)

Monday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning December 02

Flustered by mistakes? Not sure what happened 5 stitches back? Learn to recognize common knitting mistakes and fix them! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to safely unknit stitches, learn what causes twisted stitches (and how to fix them), pick up that pesky dropped stitch, and learn exactly what “tink” and “frogging” is, and when and how to do what!

Participants must know how to knit, purl, cast-on, bind-off, and comfortably knit stockinette stitch without support. This class is meant for knitters who have made a few projects and are ready to tackle fixing their own mistakes, not complete beginners.

Please note: THERE IS HOMEWORK REQUIRED: If you do not do your homework, you will not be able to fully participate in the workshop. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the workshop with your completed homework.

Swatch #1: Using smooth, worsted-weight yarn in a light, solid color, and the size needle you typically use for the weight, cast on 20 stitches and knit 4” of garter stitch. Place on stitch holder or scrap yarn.

Swatch #2: Using smooth, worsted-weight yarn in a light, solid color, and the size needle you typically use for the weight, cast on 20 stitches and knit 4” of stockinette stitch, ending on a knit row. Leave on needle.

Materials:

  • homework swatches along with the remaining yarn and needles you used to knit them.
  • needles one or two sizes smaller than the ones you used for your swatches (if you have them).
  • crochet hook or “Stitch Fixer” (available at Yarnia)
  • yarn needle
  • locking stitch markers

Workshop fee is $40 for one 90-minute session. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class with your homework and supplies.

Workshop Instructor: Saysha Greene

Workshop Date: December 2

THIS CLASS IS FULL! Another session is available the afternoon of November 14. 

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting

Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am, beginning December 04
Never picked up yarn before? Ready to learn a relaxing, fun new craft? Come join us in this class for beginners and learn to knit, purl, cast on, cast off! You will go from newbie to knitter while learning to knit your very own scarf or cowl in this 3 session class!
Materials:
  • bulky-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store, including Cascade 128, Spud & Chloe Outer)
  • US size 10 straight needles for scarf/cowl.

Class fee is $75 for three 90-minute sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of each class.

Class instructor: Saysha Greene

Class dates: December 4, 11, & 18

Cost : $75.00 per student.

Squishilicious! Introduction to Brioche

Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning December 05

Learn how to create your own trendy, two-color brioche cowl–so squishy and delicious to wear! In this class, you’ll learn the Brioche Knit (bark) and Brioche Purl (burp), then combine them to make a two-color cowl. Students will work on 16″ circular needles in class to make a narrow cowl.

This is an intermediate level class. Participants should be confident knitters who can fix their own mistakes in knit and purl, know how to easily recognize knit from purl, and be able to create both stockinette and ribbing without supervision.

Materials:

  • smooth, worsted-weight or DK-weight yarn in two clearly contrasting colors.
  • 16″ circular knitting needle (US 6 for DK, US 7 for worsted).
  • locking stitch marker
  • crochet hook or stitch fixer
  • ruler to measure gauge
  • tapestry needle

Class fee is $75 for three 90-minute sessions. Yarn for the class must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of each class with your materials.

Class Instructor: Saysha Greene
Class Dates: December 5, 12, & 19
Cost : $75.00 per student.

Let’s get ready to STEEK! Knit a Stranded Colorwork Cardigan

Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, beginning January 18

Sweaters with colorwork yokes are both classic and trendy. In this class for intermediate knitters, we will take on the challenge of knitting a fingering-weight stranded colorwork cardigan which is knit from the top down in the round and then steeked. We will be making Damejakka Loppa / Flea – A Lady’s Cardigan by Pinnieguri. This stranded colorwork sweater pattern is knit in fingering-weight yarn, and is a classic and timeless design.

Learn how to work a stranded colorwork yoke cardigan from the top down, increasing for the yoke and working the colorwork patterns from charts, dividing for sleeves, working the body down using a classic “flea” stitch pattern, working the sleeves, picking up stitches for buttonbands, reinforcing the steek, and then finally the actual steeking, or cutting, the sweater open to transform the garment from a pullover to a cardigan.

Yes. We are going to cut our knitting! But we promise all ends well on this fun, knitting adventure!

This is an intermediate level class.  Participants should be confident knitters, familiar and confident in knitting large and small circumfrences in the round, familiar with knitting a sweater in the round, and have done colorwork before.  We will not be teaching the basics of sweater knitting or colorwork knitting in this class.

Homework:
Before the first class, knit a 4″ colorwork swatch or larger in the round with the yarn and needles you’ll use to knit the cardigan. Select a colorwork chart from the pattern to use. (Note: you may want to go up a needle size from the one you will use to knit the body and the sleeves, as stranded colorwork makes your knitting tighter, and it will pull in in the places where it meets the stockinette portion of the garment).  Bring your completed swatch to the first day of class along with all of your supplies.

Materials:

  • Damejakka Loppa / Flea – A Lady’s Cardigan pattern by Pinnieguri
  • Fingering-weight, non-superwash wool yarn in colors and yardage required by pattern, such as Finulgarn PT2  (preselected color kits will be available at Yarnia or pick your own!)
  • circular knitting needles as required by pattern and your gauge
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • homework swatch as noted above

Class fee is $190 for eight 90-minute sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of each class.

 

Class Instructor: Evelyn Bourne

Class Dates: January 18, 25, February 1, 15, 22, 29, March 14, 21

Cost : $190.00 per student.

Knitting 101: Teens and Tweens

Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, beginning February 15

Is your teen or tween itching to learn to knit? Come join us in this class for beginners ages 8 and up, and learn to knit, purl, make color changes, cast on, cast off.

Materials:
2 balls Sugarbush Chill, super-bulky-weight yarn
knitting needles in US size 15 or 17

PLEASE NOTE: This is a drop-off class. If your child is not ready for a drop-off class, ask us about private lessons instead.

Class fee is $50 for three 1-hour sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of each class.

Class Instructor: Evelyn Bourne

Class Dates:  February 15, 22, and 29

 

Cost : $50.00 per student.

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Class policies:
  • Minimum of 2-3 students per class or class may be cancelled at instructor’s discretion.
  • Classes must be paid in advance and are not refundable. Credit toward a future class will be given if notified at least 48 hours before the first class.
  • A 10% discount will be given on yarn and fiber purchased for classes.
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