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:


Chunky Hat & Mitts Workshop

Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, beginning November 01

Join Kathleen Vandervoort for an afternoon and learn how to make an adorable chunky hat and/or chunky mitts! Participants should be comfortable with knit and purl. Suitable for beginning knitters with some experience in knitting in the round.

Materials:

  • super bulky yarn chosen from our list of appropriate yarns, including Knitted Wit Cotton Candy, Sugarbush Chill, or Manos del Uruguay Franca
  • 16″ circular needle and double-pointed needle set or one long circular needle in a size appropriate for the yarn selected

Workshop fee is $40 for one 2-hour session. Yarn for the class must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting from our list of appropriate yarns and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class.

Cost : $40.00 per student.

Knitting Socks: My First Sock

Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, beginning November 03

Want to try your hand (or foot!) at making socks? This class will guide you through a simple sock, from the cuff, to the heel, to the toe. Our instructor will guide you through turning the heel, and discuss other methods of sock heels so you’re ready for future projects. Socks will be worked with either a DK- or worsted-weight yarn, making perfect boot socks, sleep socks, or just the coziest pair you’ve ever worn!

Participants should know how to cast on, knit, and purl.

Materials:

  • DK or Worsted-weight yarn. A wool/nylon blend is ideal.
  • US 3 and US 5 double-pointed knitting needles or long circular needles

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 class.

This class is full! Please check back for a future series.

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Crochet 102: Crocheting Spirals

Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, beginning November 03

Have you mastered the crochet chain and basic stitches? Ready to make some different kinds of projects? Learn the basics of crocheting in spiral rounds to create 3-D projects with Susan Leibowitz. You’ll choose from making a basic hat or a basket – one color or striped. We’ll cover pattern reading, strategies, new stitches and some easy-to-calculate math for shape building and hat sizing. Crocheters should be able to work independently using the chain st, single/half double/double crochet.

Materials:
• worsted-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store)
• crochet hook of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn

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 class.

Class dates are November 3, 10, and 17.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Intermediate Project Class

Monday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, beginning November 05

Already know the basics of knitting but want to push a little further? Working on a stretch project and need a helping hand? Sign up for our new intermediate group project class with Kathleen. Classes meet weekly on Mondays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, from November 5 to December 10.  Choose a 4- , 5- or 6-week lesson package, and come to the class sessions that work best for your schedule.

Project yarn must be purchased at Yarnia.  Come in before your first session for help selecting appropriate materials, and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. If you have already purchased yarn from us, you may use that yarn in this class.

This class is full! Please check back for a future series.

 

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Thrummed Mittens Workshop

Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, beginning November 14

Ready to make your own cozy, warm sheepskin-like lined mittens? Thrumming is an easy technique to catch unspun wool roving into your knitting, creating a thick, cushy, warm, sheepskin-like lining. Students will learn how to thrum while knitting simple mittens in DK- or worsted-weight yarn. Thrumming is easily adaptable and can be used to line slippers, socks, hats, and much more!

This workshop is appropriate for advanced beginners and intermediate knitters who are familiar with working in the round using double-pointed needles or magic loop technique. Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Materials:
• DK- or worsted-weight yarn (preferably wool)
• a braid of non-superwash wool roving
• appropriate size double pointed needles or long circular (for magic loop) for the yarn weight (normal to loose knitters, we suggest choosing one size down for a slightly denser mitten fabric).

Workshop fee is $40 for one 2-hour session. Yarn and fiber 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 workshop. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class.

Cost : $40.00 per student.

Intermediate Project Class

Friday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, beginning November 16

Already know the basics of knitting but want to push a little further? Working on a stretch project and need a helping hand? Sign up for our new intermediate group project class with Jen and Kathleen. Classes meet weekly on Fridays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, starting November 16.  Because of popular demand, this class is back for a special 4-week session!  Class dates: 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, and 12/14.

Project yarn must be purchased at Yarnia.  Come in before your first session for help selecting appropriate materials, and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. If you have already purchased yarn from us, you may use that yarn in this class.

 

Cost : $40.00 per student.

Spinning Workshop

Sunday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, beginning December 02
Cost : $40.00 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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