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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OOPS! Fixing mistakes, dropped stitches, and more!

Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am, beginning January 22

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: January 22

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Crochet 101 – Intro to Crochet

Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, beginning January 25
Learn to chain, single crochet, double crochet and make color changes! Crochet a cowl or a skinny scarf.
Materials:
  • Bulky-weight yarn (Cascade 128 in a light or medium color)
  • crochet hook of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn

Class fee is $50 for two 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: Susan Leibowitz

Class Dates:  1/25 and 2/1

THIS CLASS IS FULL! Please see our other Crochet 101 classes beginning Monday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, March 21. 

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Stripe It! Helical Stripes Hat Workshop

Saturday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, beginning January 25

The stripes go round and round. No jog to be found. In knitting this torqued toque, you’ll learn the basics of helical knitting – working  stripes with multiple colors without jog or trapping colors.

Once you get the formula down…you can work this quick concept hat with any yarn in as many colors as you like. It’s flat out fun! Our hat kicks off with a temporary start so we can get right to the striped part, and ends with a folded top. It works from the inside or the right side round – your choice. Then it’s back to the start to pick up the stitches and work a crisp ribbed edging. This class is chock full with skills end to end.

This workshop is suitible for advanced beginner knitters and higher who are comfortable with the knit stitch, and have worked at least one hat in the round on circulars. Bonus skills to know–but you can learn them here–are the long-tail cast on and knitting bind-off

Materials:

  • two contrasting colors of Spud and Chloe’s Outer, wound and ready to go
  • US 13 (9mm) 16” circulars (sorry, no magic loop with this concept)
  • two large locking stitch markers
  • scissors
  • a yarn needle

Class fee is $40 for one 2-hour session. 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: Susan Leibowitz

Class Dates: 1/25

 

Cost : $40.00 per student.

It’s Magic! Learn Magic Loop Workshop

Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, beginning February 01

Do double pointed needles scare you? Ready to learn how to knit absolutely anything with one, long circular needle–even small circumferences like mittens and socks? Join us to learn how to knit using the Magic Loop technique! In this workshop we’ll make a cup cozy while learning the wonders of Magic Loop.

Participants should be advanced beginners or higher, able to cast on, knit, and purl independently.

Materials:

  • Worsted or bulky weight yarn, must be purchased at Yarnia (please see our list of suggested yarns in-store).
  • One long circular needle (32″ or 40″) of the appropriate size for the yarn

Workshop fee is $40 for one 90-minute session. 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 the class.

Class instructor: Evelyn Bourne

Cost : $40.00 per student.

Texture in Crochet: Textural Argyle Hat and Wrister Workshop

Saturday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, beginning February 01

Crochet is fantastic for textural patterns, and this argyle pattern is a beauty! Learn how to work crochet stitches into a beautifully squishy arglye hat and wrister cuff set. Beginning with a wrister, we’ll work through all the skills needed to create this textural argyle pattern and hat. Starting with stretchy rib worked flat and joined in the round, we’ll cover how to pick up stitches evenly around, and how to create the argyle shaped relief stitches. Not to mention cover strategies for keeping on track and managing and interpreting patterns!

This workship is suitable for experienced beginner crocheters who can confidently work a chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet stitches independently.

Materials:

  • one skein Kelbourne Woolens Germantown worsted-weight yarn in a solid light to medium color.
  • G/6 (4 mm) and H/8 (5 mm) crochet hooks
  • 8-10 split ring of locking stitch markers
  • scissors
  • a yarn needle

Class fee is $40 for one 2-hour session. 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: Susan Leibowitz

Class Dates: 2/1

Cost : $40.00 per student.

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

Monday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning February 03

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: February 3

THIS CLASS IS FULL! Please see our daytime class on January 22. 

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Crochet 101 – Intro to Crochet

Monday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, beginning February 10
Learn to chain, single crochet, double crochet and make color changes! Crochet a cowl or a skinny scarf.
Materials:
  • Bulky-weight yarn (Cascade 128 in a light or medium color)
  • crochet hook of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn

Class fee is $50 for two 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: Susan Leibowitz

Class Dates:  2/10 and 2/24 

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Squishalicious! Learn Two-Color Brioche

Monday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning February 10

Learn how to create your own trendy, two-color brioche cowl–so squishy and delicious to wear! In this class, you’ll learn the Brioche Knit (bark) and Brioche Purl (burp), then combine them to make a two-color cowl. Students will work on 16″ circular needles in class to make a narrow cowl.

This is an intermediate level class. Participants should be confident knitters who can fix their own mistakes in knit and purl, know how to easily recognize knit from purl, and be able to create both stockinette and ribbing without supervision.

Materials:

  • smooth, worsted-weight or DK-weight yarn in two clearly contrasting colors.
  • 16″ circular knitting needle (US 6 for DK, US 7 for worsted).
  • locking stitch marker
  • crochet hook or stitch fixer
  • ruler to measure gauge
  • tapestry needle

Class fee is $75 for three 90-minute sessions. 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: 2/10, 2/17, & 2/24
 
Cost : $75.00 per student.

Advanced Squishilicious! Knitting the Willow Moon Brioche Cowl

Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am, beginning February 12

 

Wrap yourself in the warm, 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 an intro to brioche class, check out our Squishilicious class. 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: February 12, 19, 26, & March 4 

Cost : $110.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting

Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, beginning February 13
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: Caarin Fleischmann

Class dates: Feb 13, 20, and 27

Cost : $75.00 per student.

Next Steps in Knitting: Making a Hat EVENING EDITION

Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning February 13
You know how to knit, you know how to purl, and maybe you’ve knit a scarf or two. It’s time to take your knitting to the next level!  Come join us in this class for advanced beginners and learn to knit in the round while you make a hat!  You can choose your own adventure with either a simple stockinette version, two-color stripes, or texture.
This is a next-steps class, perfect for students who have finished Knitting 101. Participants should be beginners-to-advanced-beginners, who are able to knit and purl.
Materials:
  • bulky-or chunky-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store)
  • 40″ circular knitting needles to go with your yarn.
  • Hat pattern by Caarin Fleischmann, available at Yarnia
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: Caarin Fleischmann

Class dates: Feb 13, 20, & 27

 

Cost : $75.00 per student.

Cozy Toes: Learn to Knit Top-Down Socks

Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, beginning February 15

Put that gorgeous sock yarn to use, and learn to knit top-down socks! Knit socks from the cuff down using magic loop or double-pointed needles (dpns), and learn the basics of top-down sock construction from the cuff, the heel, to the toe. You will learn how to do a traditional heel flap and gusset, or the short-row method of heel construction.

Participants should be adventurous beginners and beyond who are comfortable knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, and binding-off.

Supplies:
-1 skein of sock yarn (fingering-weight)
-1 set of dpns or 40” circular needle in US size 1 or 2
-tapestry or darning needle.

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.

Class Instructor: Evelyn Bourne

Class Dates: February 15, 22, and 29

Cost : $75.00 per student.

Knitting 101: Teens and Tweens

Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, beginning February 15

Is your teen or tween itching to learn to knit? Come join us in this class for beginners ages 8 and up, and learn to knit, purl, make color changes, cast on, cast off.

Materials:
2 balls Sugarbush Chill, super-bulky-weight yarn
knitting needles in US size 15 or 17

PLEASE NOTE: This is a drop-off class. If your child is not ready for a drop-off class, ask us about private lessons instead.

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 each class.

Class Instructor: Evelyn Bourne

Class Dates:  February 15, 22, and 29

 

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Intermediate Project Class – Late Winter, Thursdays

Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, beginning February 20

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: February 20, 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26

THIS CLASS IS FULL. The waiting list is also full.

 

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Intermediate Project Class – Late Winter, Fridays

Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, beginning February 21

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: February 21, 28; March 6, 13, 20, 27

THIS CLASS IS FULL. The waiting list is also full.

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting (evening edition)

Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning March 12
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: Caarin Fleischmann

Class dates: Mar 12, 19, and 26

Cost : $75.00 per student.

Crochet 101 – Intro to Crochet WEEKEND EDITION

Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, beginning March 21
Learn to chain, single crochet, double crochet and make color changes! Crochet a cowl or a skinny scarf.
Materials:
  • Bulky-weight yarn (Cascade 128 in a light or medium color)
  • crochet hook of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn

Class fee is $50 for two 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: Susan Leibowitz

Class Dates:  3/21 and 3/28

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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