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:


Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting (weekend edition)

Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, beginning April 11
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: Evelyn Bourne

Class dates: April 11, 18, & 25

Registration paused while we assess the developing COVID-19 situation.

Cost : $0.00 per student.

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

Monday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning April 20

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: April 20 

Registration paused while we assess the developing COVID-19 situation.

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Advanced Squishilicious! Knitting the Willow Moon Brioche Cowl — EVENING EDITION

Monday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning April 27

Wrap yourself in the squashy, woolly embrace of this cowl/shawl hybrid!  Willow Moon is an intermediate level brioche design with a motif reminiscent of willow leaves.  It is knit flat, on the bias with a 2-color I-cord edging and sewn together at the back.  The stitches used include brkyobrk, brsssk and brk3tog.  You will also learn how to do a provisional cast-on without a crochet hook or waste yarn! Class price includes pattern.

This is an intermediate level class. Participants should be confident knitters with prior Brioche experience. Please note that while we will go over the brioche increases and decreases, we will not be swatching them intensely, or teaching introductory brioche. (For a next-steps brioche class, check out our Squishilicious Part Two (Hat) class.)

Materials:

  • smooth, dk-weight yarn in two clearly contrasting colors (2-skeins of each color)
  • 32″ circular knitting needle (US 6 or size to get a fabric to your liking)
  • double-pointed needles in same size as circular, optional – for I-cord edging
  • locking stitch markers, optional – to mark I-cord edging
  • crochet hook or stitch fixer
  • ruler to measure gauge
  • tapestry needle

Class fee is $110 for four 90-minute sessions (includes pattern).  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: April 27, May 4, 11, & 18

Registration paused while we assess the developing COVID-19 situation.

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting (weekend edition)

Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, beginning May 09
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: Evelyn Bourne

Class dates: May 9, 16, & 23

Registration paused while we assess the developing COVID-19 situation.

Cost : $75.00 per student.

We’re adding new classes every week – sign up here to get updates via our newsletter. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Suggest a class.

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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