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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Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting

Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, begining February 22

Learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a scarf or hat. Come in before your first class for help selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Knitting 101 includes three 60-minute sessions. Class dates are Feb 22, Mar 1, and Mar 8.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting (weekend edition!)

Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, begining February 24

Learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a scarf or hat. Come in before your first class for help selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class.  Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Knitting 101 includes three 60-minute sessions.  Lesson dates are Feb 24, Mar 3, and Mar 10.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Crochet 101 – Intro to Crochet (Weekend edition!)

Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, begining February 24

Learn to chain, single crochet, double crochet and make color changes. Crochet a cowl or hat. Come in before your first class for help selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class.  Class instructor: Susan Leibowitz

Crochet 101 includes three 60-minute sessions. Class dates are Feb 24, Mar 3, and Mar 10.

 

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting (Tweens & Teens edition!)

Saturday 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, begining February 24

Just for Tweens & Teens!

Learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a scarf or hat. Come in before your first class for help selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class.  Class instructor: Susan Leibowitz

Knitting 101 includes three 60-minute sessions.  Lesson dates are Feb 24, Mar 3, and Mar 10.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Comfort Fade Cardigan KAL — featuring Baah! Yarns *ORDERS DUE*

Wednesday All Day, begining February 28

Fades are all the rage! Whether you’ve already tried the trend or have been itching to, come fade along with Yarnia as we knit-along on Andrea Mowry’s Comfort Fade Cardi. This open front, shawl collar cardigan flatters many figures.  A beautiful, wearable quick-knit sweater for experienced sweater knitters, and for those looking to knit their first sweater, this is the perfect pattern.  We’ll have plenty of in-store and online support to make sure your sweater turns out great.

For this knitalong, we’ll be placing orders for kits of Baah yarn selected to work with this pattern. Baah! has put together perfectly-faded kits in 5 fabulous colors: blue, green, orange, purple, and pink, all fading to a gorgeous gray.  

When choosing a selection below, be sure to choose the SIZE and COLOR you want for your kit.

To choose which size to make, measure around the fullest part of your bust.  Still confused?  Try measuring at the bustline of a cardigan that you like the fit of.  The finished measurements of the Comfort Fade Cardigan are:

  • XXS: 33”
  • XS: 36”
  • S: 37.5”
  • M: 39”
  • L: 42.5”
  • XL: 46.5”
  • XXL: 50.5”
  • 3XL: 55”
  • 4XL: 59”
  • 5XL: 63”

Yarn kit preorders due by: February 28

Orders arrive by: March 18

Knitalong starts: March 21

Want to see the colors in person?  Stop by Yarnia to see the color card and sample kits!

Cost : $319.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting

Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, begining March 01

Learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a scarf or hat. Come in before your first class for help selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Knitting 101 includes three 60-minute sessions. Class dates are Mar 1, Mar 8, and Mar 15.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Finishing Workshop

Sunday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, begining March 04

Stumped by seaming? Kerfluffled by Kitchner? Intimidated by a three-needle-bind off? Does the thought of buttonbands make you want to hide? Come join us and learn tips and tricks to finish your knits beautifully and elevate your work from homemade to handmade.

Learn how to graft stockinette and garter stitch, pick up stitches, work a basic buttonhole, seam using backstitch and mattress stitch, tackle a three-needle-bind-off, and weave in ends invisibly.  Suitable for advanced beginners to intermediate knitters who can knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

Students should bring two 4″ square worsted-weight garter stitch swatches with live stitches on holders/waste yarn or on needles, two 4″ square worsted-weight stockinette stitch swatches with live stitches on holders/waste yarn or on needles, 2 sets of knitting needles (in an appropriate size for your yarn), and a tapestry needle.

The Finishing Workshop is a two-hour session with instructor Jen Bonnell.

Cost : $40.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting

Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, begining March 08

Learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a scarf or hat. Come in before your first class for help selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Knitting 101 includes three 60-minute sessions. Class dates are Mar 8, Mar 15, and Mar 22.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Knitting Colorwork: Stranded Colorwork Hat

Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, begining March 11

Double the color, double the fun!  Stranded knitting is a colorwork method that creates a cozy, colorful fabric.  Learn to knit a simple colorwork hat while mastering the basics of colorwork: how to handle 2 colors at once, managing your “floats”, and tips & tricks to master this style.  Come in before your first class for help selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class.  Class instructor: Shanel Wu

Knitters should be comfortable with basic knitting techniques: cast on, knit, purl, and decreases.

The first class will focus on creating a swatch and practicing techniques, then starting the project.  The second class will reinforce stranded knitting techniques while continuing to work on the project.  Class dates are Feb 12 and Feb 26 (no class on President’s Day!).  Suggested pattern: Easy Ombre Slouch Hat

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting

Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, begining March 15

Learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a scarf or hat. Come in before your first class for help selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Knitting 101 includes three 60-minute sessions. Class dates are Mar 15, Mar 22, and Mar 29.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting

Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, begining March 22

Learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a scarf or hat. Come in before your first class for help selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Knitting 101 includes three 60-minute sessions. Class dates are Mar 22, Mar 29, and Apr 12. (Note: no class on Apr 5.  Spring break!)

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Spinning Workshop

Sunday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, begining March 25

Turn a gorgeous hand-dyed braid of unspun wool into your own custom handspun yarn!  Learn how to spin in the ancient (and easy-entry!) way: using a drop spindle.  If you’ve never spun before, or have fallen out of practice, come learn an addictive and easy craft with our instructor, Jen Bonnell.

Bring your own spindle or come by the store before the class to check out our selection of modern 3-D printed Akerworks drop spindles and beautifully handcrafted wood-inlay spindles from KCL Woods.

This workshop is a 2-hour session with the instructor, and requires the purchase of a braid or tube of fiber from Yarnia (fiber ranges from $19.50 to $38).

Cost : $30.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting

Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, begining March 29

Learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a scarf or hat. Come in before your first class for help selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Knitting 101 includes three 60-minute sessions. Class dates are Mar 29, Apr 12, and Apr 19. (Note: no class on Apr 5.  Spring break!)

Cost : $50.00 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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