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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Intermediate Project Class – Early Fall, Thursdays

Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, beginning September 12

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 with Jen and Kathleen. Class meet weekly, choose a 4-, 5-, or 6-lesson package, and come to the class sessions that work best for your schedule. Not sure of your schedule? Choose the 4-lesson package; you can always add on more classes once your seat is secured.

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 $40 for four 1-hour sessions, $50 for five 1-hour sessions, or $60 for six 1-hour sessions. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of each class.

Class dates: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17

This class is FULL! Please check our our other Intermediate classes. 
Cost : $0.00 per student.

Intermediate Project Class – Early Fall, Fridays

Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, beginning September 13

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 with Jen and Kathleen. Class meet weekly, choose a 4-, 5-, or 6-lesson package, and come to the class sessions that work best for your schedule. Not sure of your schedule? Choose the 4-lesson package; you can always add on more classes once your seat is secured.

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 $40 for four 1-hour sessions, $50 for five 1-hour sessions, or $60 for six 1-hour sessions. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of each class.

Class dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18

This class is FULL! Please check our our other Intermediate classes.

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Fall Project Class: Knit the Nightshift!

Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, beginning September 14

Are you ready to knit up a unique Nightshift shawl or The Shift cowl? This beautiful shawl by Andrea Mowry looks quite impressive–and complicated!–but it is far simpler to knit than it looks. Using the slip stitch technique (mosaic knitting) you use only one strand of yarn per row. So, if you can knit stripes, you can knit a Nightshift shawl. Learn how to make this stunning piece and get started in this three-session class!

Participants should be advanced beginners who are comfortable knitting and purling, and are somewhat familiar with slip stitches (though we will go more in depth on those!). There will be several samples on hand to look at, and our instructor, Evelyn Bourne, can help you choose your colors in the first session if you’d like help making bold or muted color choices.

While the majority of the yarn for the project is required to be purchased at Yarnia, and participants will recieve a 10% discount on yarn purchased for the class, the Nightshift shawl and Shift cowl are great ways to use up partial balls of scrap yarn, and participants may bring in several partial balls from their stash to incorporate.
Materials:
  • Nightshift shawl or The Shift cowl pattern by Andrea Mowry
  • 900 yards worsted-weight or DK-weight yarn (for Nightshift), or 600 yards of sport or DK-weight yarn (for The Shift); both items use several colors of yarn, or you can choose different colorways of long-color changing yarn (i.e. Noro or Feederbrook Farm).
  • circular needles in size needs to get gauge with chosen yarn
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 dates: September 14, 28, October 12
Class instructor: Evelyn Bourne

Cost : $75.00 per student.

Fall Sweater Class – Knit the Antler Sweater or Cardigan!

Sunday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, beginning September 22

We can’t wait for fall, and the leaves to turn, so let’s get a jump on the weather and knit a cozy pullover or cardigan! This class will walk you through making the Antler Sweater or Antler Cardigan by Tin Can Knits, a lovely worsted- to aran-weight, bottom-up sweater with gorgeous cable detailing on the yoke.

Never knit cables (or a sweater) before? Never fear.  We will walk through the basics of bottom-up construction of your choice of pullover or cardigan, cabling, and reading cable charts.  Learn how to pick up for button-bands and make buttonholes for the cardigan, or go straight for the pullover! Tin Can Knits patterns are graded for every size under the sun, from 0-6 months through a 60″ chest measurement!

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. No sweater or cable experience neccessary.

Students will choose their worsted or aran weight yarn, working to 18 stitches / 4″. The Antler Sweater and Cardigan’s cables are best highlighted with a smooth, tonal or solid, tightly plied yarn. Suggested yarns include Mrs. Crosby Steamer Trunk, North Light Atlantic, Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande, Kelbourne Woolens Germantown, Spud & Chloe Sweater, and Sugarbush Bold.

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:

  • worsted- or aran-weight yarn, enough to work the selected size
  • Antler Sweater or Antler Cardigan knitting pattern by Tin Can Knits (available for purchase at Yarnia)
  • 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 $140 for six 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.

Instructor: Jen Bonnell

Class dates:  September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 27, November 3

Cost : $140.00 per student.

Cheers! Cocktails & Yarn: A Yarn Tasting! (evening edition)

Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, beginning September 26

It’s a yarn party! Come join us for a fun evening “tasting” some of our newest yarns for Fall (and some of our old faves!). Participants will receive a special set of yarn samples from select new yarns, everything from newbies like Feederbrook Farms Entropy DK and Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed, to our store faves, Mrs. Crosby Steamer Trunk and Manos del Uruguay Maxima–and more! We will talk a little bit about each yarn, and where it excels (is it the perfect sweater yarn? how about accessories?), chat about some pattern suggestions, and get some hands-on play with your own needles and hooks.

Bring an assortment of your needles, or try out some of ours.  Light refreshments and bubbly beverages will be served, and while our taster needles and hooks stay at Yarnia, the yarn sample kits are yours to keep.

Oh, and did we mention participants get a 10% discount on yarn purchased during the tasting? Come join us, and bring a friend! Seating is limited.

Cost : $30.00 per student.

Cheers! Bubbles & Yarn: A Yarn Tasting! (weekend edition)

Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm, beginning October 06

It’s a yarn party! Come join us for a fun afternoon “tasting” some of our newest yarns for Fall (and some of our old faves!). Participants will receive a special set of yarn samples from select new yarns, everything from newbies like Feederbrook Farms Entropy DK and Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed, to our store faves, Mrs. Crosby Steamer Trunk and Manos del Uruguay Maxima–and more! We will talk a little bit about each yarn, and where it excels (is it the perfect sweater yarn? how about accessories?), chat about some pattern suggestions, and get some hands-on play with your own needles and hooks.

Bring an assortment of your needles and hooks, or try out some of ours.  Light refreshments and bubbly beverages will be served, and while our taster needles and hooks stay at Yarnia, the yarn sample kits are yours to keep.

Oh, and did we mention participants get a 10% discount on yarn purchased during the tasting? Come join us, and bring a friend! Seating is limited.

Cost : $30.00 per student.

Intermediate Project Class – Late Fall, Thursdays

Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, beginning October 24

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 with Jen and Kathleen. Class meet weekly, choose a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-lesson package, and come to the class sessions that work best for your schedule. Not sure of your schedule? Choose the 4-lesson package; you can always add on more lessons once your seat is secured.

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 $40 for four 1-hour sessions, $50 for five 1-hour sessions, $60 for six 1-hour sessions, $70 for seven 1-hour lessons. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of each class.

Class dates: October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12
Cost : $70.00 per student.

Intermediate Project Class – Late Fall, Fridays

Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, beginning October 25

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 with Jen and Kathleen. Class meet weekly, choose a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-lesson package, and come to the class sessions that work best for your schedule. Not sure of your schedule? Choose the 4-lesson package; you can always add on more lessons once your seat is secured.

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 $40 for four 1-hour sessions, $50 for five 1-hour sessions, $60 for six 1-hour sessions, $70 for seven 1-hour lessons. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of each class.

Class dates: October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, December 6, 13
Cost : $70.00 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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