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!

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TINK! Unknitting, Untwisting, and Fixing Mistakes

Monday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, beginning April 22
Learn to recognize common knitting mistakes and fix them. You’ll learn to safely unknit your stitches back to a mistake without removing the needle, understand what causes twisted stitches and how to untwist them, pick up dropped stitches, and more! This class is meant for new knitters who have made a few projects and are ready to tackle fixing their own mistakes. Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and knit stockinette stitch without support.
Please note: THERE IS HOMEWORK REQUIRED:  If you do not do your homework, you will not be able to fully participate in the workshop. Swatch #1: Using smooth, worsted-weight yarn in a light color, and an appropriately sized needle, 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 color, and an appropriately sized needle, cast on 20 stitches and knit 4” of stockinette stitch, ending on a knit row. Leave on needle.
Materials:
  • homework swatches along with the yarn and needles you used to knit them.
  • needles one or two sizes smaller than the ones you used for your swatches
  • crochet hook or “Stitch Fixer”
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • locking stitch markers
Workshop fee is $40 for one 2-hour session. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class with your homework and supplies.
Class Instructor: Gretchen Fancher
Cost : $40.00 per student.

Intermediate Project Class (evening edition)

Monday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning April 22
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 intermediate group project class. Class meets weekly. Please note: this is not an introduction to knitting class, but a next-steps class.
Yarn for your project is required to be purchased at Yarnia, and students receive 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.
Class fee is $60 for four 90-minute sessions. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of each class.
Class Instructor: Gretchen Fancher
Class Dates: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, and 5/13
Cost : $60.00 per student.

Squishalishious! Two-Color Brioche Workshop!

Monday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, beginning April 29
Learn the Brioche Knit and Brioche Purl, then combine them to make a two-color cowl. Students will work on 16″ circular needles in class, which will make a headband or a narrow cowl. Once a few inches of brioche have been worked, students can bind off and use the headband as a gauge swatch for a longer cowl. We will also cover common mistakes and how to recognize them so you can keep going.
Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, easily recognize knit from purl, have a solid understanding of stockinette and ribbing and be able to create both without supervision.
Materials:
  • smooth, stretchy, worsted-weight yarn in two contrasting colors, one light and one dark, approximately 50 yards (or more) of each.
  • 16″ circular knitting needle, two sizes smaller than you would typically use for worsted-weight yarn.
  • scissors
  • locking stitch marker
Workshop fee is $50 for one 3-hour session. 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: Gretchen Fancher
Cost : $50.00 per student.

Double the Fun! Knit Socks Two-at-a Time

Monday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, beginning May 06
Immunize yourself against Second Sock Syndrome by making your socks two at a time! In this class students will learn to cast on two toe-up socks at the same time, and how to work items two-at-a-time in the round.
Participants should know how to cast on, knit, purl, and be comfortable with Magic Loop technique. Familiarity with sock construction is a plus.
Materials:
  • 1 skein of fingering-weight or heavier yarn wound into two equal cakes. Suggested yarns include Knitted Wit Victory DK (solid-to-semi-solids), ToshDK (2 skeins), Raggi (solids, 2 skeins), Diamond Superwash (2 skeins, preferably a light-to-medium color)
  • long circular knitting needles of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn (Note: socks are knit much denser than other garments. Please choose a needle 2-3 sizes smaller than what you would normally use for your chosen yarn.)

Class fee is $100 for two 3-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 10-15 minutes before the start of class with your materials.

Class instructor: Gretchen Fancher
Class dates:  May 6 and May 13
Cost : $100.00 per student.

Spring Project Class: Knitting a Cardigan with Lace

Sunday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, beginning May 19

Summer sweaters are ideal choices for warm weather knits–perfect for cooler summer evenings, or an over-air-conditioned office. This class will walk you through the basics of making the Campside Cardigan by Alicia Plummer/Two Little Plums, a DK-weight, top-down, drape-front sweater with lovely, openwork lace patterning. The cardigan is worked in one piece from the neck down, making it easy to adjust sleeve or body length. We will walk through the basics of top-down raglan construction, simple lace charts, and change needle sizes as we knit to make this drapey sweater.  Learn how to pick up stitches to create the deep, ribbed front edges (with no buttons or buttonholes). Participants should be at the confident beginner level or higher, who can knit and purl independently distinguish between knits and purls, and are comfortable casting on and binding off.

Students will choose their yarns from a set selection of DK-weight yarns. The Campside Cardigan can be worked in a warm-weather appropriate yarn, such as a cotton, linen, or blend; or a cooler-weather yarn, such as a wool, or wool-blend. Suggested summer-weight yarns include Rowan Cotton Cashmere, Ella Rae Denim, Juniper Moon Farm Zooey, Juniper Moon Farm Neve, El Linio, and King Cole CottonSoft. Suggested winter-weight yarns include Kelbourne Scout, Rowan Alpaca Soft DK, Knitted Wit DK, and Madelinetosh DK.

Students will receive a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Participants must come in before the first class to select yarns. Students should come to class with the pattern, the yarn selected (first skein already wound), a stockinette gauge swatch (worked at least 5″ wide), and circular needles (and optional double pointed needles) in the size needed to get gauge.

Materials:

  • DK-weight yarn, enough to work the selected size
  • Campside Cardigan knitting pattern by Alicia Plummer
  • circular (and optional double-pointed needles) in size needed to get gauge with chosen yarn
  • gauge swatch knit in stockinette, at least 5″ wide
  • stitch markers
  • waste yarn and/or stitch holders
  • tapestry needle

Class fee is $115 for five 90-minute sessions. Yarn for the class must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before the 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.

Class dates: May 19; June 2, 9, and 23; July 14. Class times: 11-12:30, except for June 9, 12-1:30.

Featured image by Alicia Plummer.

This class is full! 

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Learn to Knit: Magic Loop Socks

Monday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, beginning June 03
Ready to learn to make socks, but are freaked out by double-pointed needles? Learn to make cuff-down socks and use the Magic Loop technique at the same time. In the first part of the three-session class, students will learn to cast on and knit a small circumference in the round with a long circular needle using Magic Loop. In the second session, students will turn the heel of a basic flap and gusset sock. In the third session, students will finish the foot and graft toe stitches–and of course cast on for the second sock!
Participants should be advanced beginners, must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off and work ribbing independently, familiarity with knitting in the round is recommended.
Materials:
  • 1 skein of fingering-weight or heavier yarn. Suggested yarns include Ancient Arts Socknado (solids), Knitted Wit Victory DK (solid-to-semi-solids), Tosh DK (2 skeins), Raggi (solids, 2 skeins), Diamond Superwash (2 skeins, preferably a light-to-medium color)
  • long circular knitting needles of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn (Note: socks are knit much denser than other garments. Please choose a needle 2-3 sizes smaller than what you would normally use for your chosen yarn.)
Class fee is $115 for three classes: two 2-hour sessions, and one 3-hour session. 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: Gretchen Fancher
Class Dates: June 3 (4-6pm), June 10 (3-6pm), and June 17 (4-6pm)
Cost : $115.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting (evening edition)

Monday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning June 03
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!
Materials:
  • super bulky-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store)
  • 16″ US size 15 circular knitting needles and double-pointed needles (for hat), or US size 15 straight needles (for 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: Gretchen Fancher
Class dates: 6/3, 6/10, and 6/17
Cost : $75.00 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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