If you take a class at All About Yarn your materials for the class must be purchased here, no exceptions!
Day after Thanksgiving Fun With Beads -Gift Making Class
Bead Happy Necklace
Diane will provide all the materials you need for this class including multiple size and styles of beads so that you can create your own unique necklace. Extra kits will be available for purchase as well. You will also need a size C hook which are available for purchase if needed.
There is a nominal class teaching fee of $7.50 for this class and an $18 materials fee for this. – $25.50
Fri., Nov. 27 (10-1pm)
Diane has created a really fun class called Stackers…they are crocheted bracelets made with embroidery floss and her beautiful beads. She will bring all the materials and you select the color floss and beads you want. There is enough time to make a 2-3 in class and you can take supplies home for a few more. Crochet experience is not needed, children 10 and up can also participate. A size C crochet hook is needed and available for purchase. Extra kits will also be available for purchase.
There is a nominal class teaching fee of $5 for this class and a $15 materials fee. -$20
Fri., Nov. 27 (1:30-3:30)
Learn how to make thrums and then add them into this fairly simple chunky weight mitten pattern. You will be amazed at how soft, warm and comfy these mittens will be. Also, in time, the thrums form to your hand and make a warm thick lining. Four hours of class, pattern included. – $25
Wed., Dec. 2 & 9 (6-8)
Custom Fit Sweater Designed by you, for you…overview
Amy Herzog has spent the past several years helping thousands of women all over the world understand how to create sweaters they love to wear. And now she has taken that knowledge and developed a computer program that will help all of us knit a simple but classic pullover sweater, cardigan or vest that we will not only love to knit but more importantly wear! ***since starting the program less two years ago, 50 additional sweaters with more complicated pattern options have been added.
Our very own “Sweater a Week” Sherry has studied Amy’s program, attended classes and is now the coordinator of All About Yarn’s subset for the Custom Fit Sweater Program. Since starting this program here in February 2014, we have had nearly 150 knitters that have taken the sweater knitting plunge and are knitting Custom Fit Sweaters. Many are also knitting 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. sweaters already. (some samples are on display at the shop)
How this program is designed to work: you pick a yarn that you want to knit a sweater with, make a swatch and measure it, wash your swatch and measure it again, we take body measurements in all the required places, you design the sweater you want to make by picking the style, neckline, sleeve length and style, body fit and edging…all of this is then input into your own custom fit account hosted by All About Yarn, where upon your perfect pattern is printed and a pdf is saved in your account for life. Once your measurements are entered they are saved making future sweater patterns a breeze. (For your next and all future sweaters all you have to do is bring us your swatch with your personal pattern options and we will generate your pattern for $10…a fee set by Custom Fit.)
Since starting our program here at the shop Sherry has met with and studied under Amy Herzog twice more. We have the most experienced Custom Fit Sweater coordinator right here at All About Yarn!!!
New Class design:
Week one, three hour class…Sherry will give you a quick overview of the program help you pick out your yarn, get you started on your swatch, go over pattern designs and answer any questions you might have.
Week two, two hour class…Sherry will go over pattern finalizations, print your pattern and then discuss the patterns with you so that you can begin working on them at home.
Week three, two hour class...after knitting for two weeks on your pattern, Sherry will trouble shoot with you and answer more questions.
Final class...when you are ready to begin seaming you will schedule a one hour, one-on-one with Sherry for help.
Class cost is $55 which includes your first pattern a $12.50 value.
Fri., Nov. 13 (5-8), Nov. 20 (6-8), Dec. 4 (6-8)
Christmas Stocking – Fair Isle
Would you like to make a beautiful keepsake Christmas Stocking…now’s the time then! In this class you will learn the tricks to Fair Isle, a short row heel and toe, and how to duplicate stitch. Meghan is an excellent knitter and sock expert and with lots of good ideas and knowledge for you to gain over this four week long class. It’s very possible for you to make two during this time frame and be all set for Christmas this year. Six hours of class, pattern included – $35
Wed., Nov. 4, 11, 18 (6-8) – full
Art Deco Beaded Wristers
If you haven’t beaded before but would like to make these beaded wristers, Diane will be happy to show you the way. A fun project to make and to wear too. Three hours of class, pattern included. – $17.50
Sun., Nov. 15 (12-3)
Pick Your Own Project (by the month)
Our most popular class – Pick a project is designed so that you can pick one or more than one project to get guidance on at your own level of experience. This is great for the knitter who wants to try a new challenge or if you just learned how to knit and want to continue on… We will have one or two teachers at every session that will be able to give you one-on-one help when you need it. This class is a wonderful way to meet new friends and knitters and gather ideas for new projects. Generally there are 8 hours of class in a month – $40.
- Mon., Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 (11-1)
- Mon., Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 (11-1)
- Tues., Dec. 1, 8, 15, 29 (11-1)
- Tues., Dec. 1, 8, 15, 29 (6-8)
- Wed., Dec. 2, 9, 16, 30 (11-1)
- Wed., Dec. 2, 9, 16, 30 (6-8)
- Thurs., Dec. 3, 10, 17 (11-1)***$30
- Thurs., Dec. 3, 10, 17 (6-8)***$30
- Sun., Dec. 5, 13, 20, 27 (12-2)
Beginning Knit One
Learn the basics of knitting: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, cast off, increasing, decreasing, slipping stitches, yarn over, knitting in the round & how to felt your project. Your first project will be a big warm scarf and your second project will be a felted tote or purse. (Notice how the tote bag is smiling at you…knitting = happiness) You will be truly amazed at your knowledge and capabilities after this class! Eight hours of class, patterns included. – $40.
- Sun., Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 (12-2)
- Tues., Dec. 1, 8, 15, 29 (6-8)
- Sun., Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27 (12-2)
Beginning Knitting Two/Beginning Pick-a-Project
If you finished Beginning Knitting One and are ready to continue on, or if you knit in the past and need a refresher course then this is the perfect class for you. Several projects will be available to choose from depending on your level. Generally an easy mitten for double point experience is the first suggested project and beginner socks is the second., but there are lots of other choices too! Eight hours of class – $40
- Mon., Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 (6-8)
- Tues., Dec. 1, 8, 15, 29 (6-8)
- Wed., Dec. 2, 9, 16, 30 (11-1)
- Sun., Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27 (2-4)
Intro to Weaving
Come and learn the basics of weaving while creating a beautiful woven scarf on this portable loom. The first week you will learn how to warp the loom and begin weaving…you then take the loom home for the week and when you come back for week two, we will teach you how to remove your scarf and finish the ends. – $25
- Sat., Dec. 5 (10-1) & Dec. 12 (10-12)
Weaving 2 & Color Work
Intro to weaving is a prerequisite for this class. Using our 16 inch loom you will review how to set up the loom, work with 2 – 4 colors and how to hemstitch all while creating a centerpiece or placemat. We will also fill your brain with all kinds of other useful information along the way. –$30
- Look for new class time soon.
Log Cabin Scarf
Learn how to do the Log Cabin weave while making this scarf with two vastly different colored fingering weight yarns. Must have completed weaving one. Looms are provided or you may bring in your own loom provided you have experience and knowledge of how your loom works. Five hours of class – $30
Look for new dates in the future.
Weaving Pick a Project
Bring you loom and get help warping, measuring and learning new patterns. In this class you get to weave what you would like. This class will meet twice a month. Select your dates and call the shop to reserve your spot. As with all classes, yarn used for your weaving projects must be purchased at All About Yarn. – $10 per class date.
Fridays, check at the shop for exact dates.
Looms for purchase and rent to own…
8 inch Sampler Loom – $133
- $20 for assembly if desired
- $26 for each extra reed (7.5 comes with and 10.5 is needed for fingering weight yarn)
- extra stick shuttles – $6.00ea
16 inch Rigid Heddle Loom – $198
- $20 for assembly if desired
- $32 for each extra reed (7.5 comes with and 10.5 is needed for fingering weight yarn)
- extra stick shuttles – $8.00 ea
20 inch Knitter’s Loom – $315
- no assembly required
- $38 for each extra reed (7.5 comes with and 10.5 is needed for fingering weight yarn)
- carry bag – $72
- loom & bag – $375
- stand – $145
- extra stick shuttles – $9.00 ea
Rent for $25 for up to two weeks, and that amount can be applied towards purchase.
Custom Fit measurement class …
a one-on-one with Sherry
To make a Custom Fit sweater and many more after that…you need to schedule yourself for a one hour session with Sherry. Sherry will give you a quick overview of how the program works, take your measurements, help you design your first sweater, enter all your information and print out your personalized pattern. Your only homework is to come into the shop ahead of time to pick out your sweater yarn and get your swatch homework with Rox or Paula. You will bring your completed swatch along to class. Once you are entered in the system all future patterns require only a swatch and design selected by you. What could be easier! Cost is $30, which includes the pattern. All future patterns are $10… this cost is set by the Custom Fit.***If you and a friend are interested in booking a two hour private block, call or email the shop and we will schedule a date that works best for you.***
- Mon., Oct. 26 (1:15-2:15)
- Mon., Nov. 2 (1:15-2:15)
- Mon., Nov. 9 (1:15-2:15)
- Sat., Nov. 14 (1-2)
- Mon., Nov. 16 (1:15-2:15)
- Mon., Nov. 23 (1:15-2:15)
- Mon, Nov 30 (1:15-2:15)
- you may call the shop and arrange your own time too.
Custom Fit Year Long Adventure Class dates are: the second Sunday afternoon of every month from (2-4 pm) at the shop with Sherry. Dates are Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, April 10, & May 15.
Crochet 2 / Pick a Project
If you competed Crochet one or have some crochet experience then this class will be perfect for you. You will learn how to do a foundation Crochet and join to work in the round while making the cowl pictured above as well as one or two other projects at your level and your choosing. Eight hours of class – $40
No class currently offered.
The following are class descriptions that are offered at different times through out the year but are currently not scheduled. Some of them can be done in Pick your own Project classes.
Toe-up Socks, Two-at-a-Time
on one or two circular needles
Interested in learning how to knit socks from the toe up and also two at a time, then this is the class for you. Meghan will teach you either the Magic Loop or two, 16 inch circular method, your choice. If you want to use double point needles that’s fine too. If you only want to knit one sock at a time that is also fine. Sock experience is needed or you must consider yourself a very good knitter. Six hours of class. – $35
Learn the basic crochet stitches and more while working on a scarf and dishcloth. You will also learn how to make a granny square and edging. Eight hours of class, pattern’s included. – $40
Look for future dates.
Shell Stitch Crochet Cowl –
If you know how to chain and single crochet then Carol will teach you how to do the shell stitch so that you can make this big chunky cowl with just one skein of Marble chunky yarn. Two hours of class
Sign up for one of Carol or Diane’s Pick a Project classes and you can get help making this cowl.
Fingering Weight Socks
If you are a pretty good knitter and have been thinking about making a pair of socks with one of the fun fingering weight sock yarns, then this is the class for you. Pick your skein of yarn and join Meghan as she will help guide you through the basic steps in all top down socks using Knitting Pure & Simple’s easy to understand pattern. Six hours of class, pattern included – $35
Diane will teach you this fun and fast way to knit cowls in the round…by using the mobius method of knitting. With one skein of chunky weight yarn and a 47 inch circular needle you will have have a most beautiful cowl with a perfect twist when finished. Two hours of class, pattern included. – $15
Swing Knitting –
Swing Knitting™ is a technique using simple rules and formulas that when applied create organic shapes and forms which morph throughout the fabric you create as you knit. Lively dynamic harmonious patterns move across the fabric giving a sense of movement that is created by no other method. By using short rows in this new way and following a simple formula, Barb Ann will help you create these unique fingerless gloves. You will learn German Short rows in the introductory class and work off of two different colors and skeins of yarn. Six hours of class, pattern included. $30
- new dates this fall
Been wondering how to knit using your left hand or what those other knitters are actually doing then this is the class for you. We will show you how to carry the yarn in your left hand and pick at your stitches which requires less movement than wrapping with your right hand. This is a great way to prepare for Fair Isle knitting too! We will teach you how to work this method while making our very popular Rasta Cowl, using a super bulky yarn and bigger needles. Two hours of class – $15.
Look for dates soon!
Two-Color Brioche Mobius Cowl
Diane has just released a new cowl, knit in the round that has gone bonkers on Ravelry. Learn how to work with two different colors at the same time while also working the Brioche stitch. If you have had experience knitting the mobius method you can also choose to do knit this cowl that way…or just knit it in the round…either way it will be an amazing looking cowl! Three hours of class, pattern included – $15.00
- look for future dates soon
We had so much fun with these during our festival and not everyone could attend so here’s another chance! Join us the Saturday before Easter for some fun. Learn how to thread beads onto your yarn and where to place the beads as you are making these crocheted chains. We will teach you to chain first if you don’t already know how. One, three hour class, patten included. – $17.50
New Dates soon
Sock Club…sock lovers or wannabe sock lovers this is for you, it’s been five years but it was fun before and I have found a fantastic teacher for us to once again start a Sock Club…this club or class will meet once a month on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10-12…Meghan will help you with all types of socks from novice to expert, you decide what you would like to learn and take away from each session. Meghan even has a recipe to help you create your own socks if you are interested and how to darn your handmade socks as well. A wonderful way to meet and make new friends, come join us. We will start with six months of classes, beginning in Sept. and running thru Feb. and then we will begin again. Class cost is $60 plus materials of your choosing from All About Yarn.
Dates are Saturday’s: Sept., 12, Oct. 10, Nov., 14, Dec., 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13. This class has started and the dates are left on here as a reference…we will most likely offer this again!
Building in Color
Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter has created a 2nd book with a carefully designed sequence of patterns aimed at introducing you to the wonderful array of stitches and techniques used in color knitting. Each of the 10 patterns focuses on new skills and ways of using multiple colors of yarn. Every panel in Building in Color will add to your knitting education as you learn to expertly knit with multiple colors while creating individual panels that will be assembled into a colorful blanket. Hikoo’s Simplicity is an exquisite merino/acrylic/nylon superwash yarn that we have been using for multiple projects at All About Yarn for two years now and is the yarn that will be used for your blanket. This class will meet once a month, typically on the last Sunday of the month, except for holidays, from (2-4) for a year…beginning with panel one the first month and continuing on through panel 10, one month at a time. Month 11 will cover seaming and month 12 is picking up stitches for the border. Just think in one year’s time you will have learned so much, made new friends and have a beautiful keepsake blanket as well. This time frame also allows you to knit on your other projects too. Look for new dates in the future!
Nothing is more comfortable than felted slippers on your feet…and once you make a pair of these you’ll be making lots more. Give a pair away and the requests will never end. Lots to learn in this three week class…excellent pattern reading class, three-needle bind off, make one’s, increases, wrap & turn, turning, attaching a second sole and how to felt. A suede sole can be added if you want after felting. Must know how to knit and purl and recognize stitches to take this class. Six hours of class, pattern included -$35
Magic Loop – a one day class
Hate double points but want to make mittens, hats, socks which require double points then this is the class for you to take. Diane will teach you how to knit in the round using the magic loop method. The first hour you will practice with scrap yarn and the second hour of class Diane will help you start a simple project like a chunky fingerless mitten. As with all classes materials for your selected project must be purchased at All About Yarn. Two hours of class. – $15
Ladder Yarn Necklaces
Join us for a fun afternoon of making necklaces using Ladder Yarn. Diane will teach you how to make these crocheted necklaces that you don’t need to know how to crochet to make! Several can be done over the two hours of class time and the sliding bead to dress it up is included. An excellent and inexpensive way to make gifts. – $15
The Gatsby Necklace-
And here’s another necklace creation and perfect too if you are a Downton Abbey fan…this one is all knitting! Diane will teach you how to string your beads on to your yarn and then show you how to place your beads. One, three hour class, pattern included. – $17.50
Does making your own yarn sound or look intriguing? Come and learn the joy and intricacies of using a spinning wheel to make something you will be able to knit, crochet, or weave with. It is a truly wonderful, meditative process to pass time, and the end result is lovely, too.
This class is for those who want to learn all the basics of spinning fiber from sheep, and the focus will be on understanding the unique properties of sheep’s wool. This class will meet for 8 hours over the course of a 2-day weekend. Spinning wheel is provided for class use. Class size is limited. Materials are included in class fee. – $75