Classes

We offer classes for all levels and interests in knitting, crochet,weaving and spinning. Check out our offerings below and then get in touch to reserve your place in the class of your choice.

 

Crochet

  • 45 Degree Cowl

    $30

    It's 45 degrees! Not the temperature, dear stitchers, the shaping! Crocheted entirely in single crochet on the diagonal it is far easier than it looks. But don't tell anyone!   Must be able to chain and do a single crochet. Saturdays, September 20... learn more »

  • Beginning Crochet–Dishcloths and Grannies

    $60

    Learn the basic crochet stitches in this fun class. Instructor Debbie Lee will take you through the loops of chain, single crochet, and double crochet.   Fridays, September 19, 26 and October 3, 10  6 PM-8 PM Instructor--Debbie Lee learn more »

  • Crochet Sit and Stitch

    We are excited to offer two chances a month for crocheters to meet and spend time sharing ideas and inspiration.  Crochet hooks are always welcome at any of our regular Sit and Stitches but you have asked for crochet specific... learn more »

  • Moebius Cowl

    $45

    Now the fun really begins. Yes! You can create a crochet moebius from the center out that has NO seam. You will be amazed at how the construction works.   Saturdays, October 25 and November 8  11 AM-2 PM Instructor: Bobbi Hayward   learn more »

  • Reading Crochet Charts

    $30

    Once you move beyond grannies and washcloths crochet patterns often involve reading charts. Those charts may seem daunting but this class will give you the tools you need to unlock any chart. Thursdays, October 16, 23  6 PM-8 PM Instructor: Debbie Lee learn more »

  • Shell Stitch Cowl

    $15

    Step up your skill set and see what a beautiful yarn can do. This cowl will add spark to your conservative business coat or jacket. The double crochet shell pattern with a unique "as you go" scalloped edge and a... learn more »

  • Sit and Stitch

    As a community yarn store we want to offer you a place to meet other stitchers and share ideas and inspiration. While you are always welcome to sit and stitch we do have some designated times when people gather.  These... learn more »

  • Private Lessons

    Whether you prefer one-on-one attention or have a busy schedule that makes it hard to take a class, our private lessons can help.  Learn to knit or crochet, perfect a technique, work on a challenging project with a mentor,  or... learn more »

Knitting

  • Ann Weaver’s Round Shawls are Fun and Easy to Knit!

    $60

    In this new class from the fabulous Ann Weaver you will learn the ins and outs of knitting circular lace shawls. You'll learn how to cast on for a round shawl using a crochet cast-on; work on double-pointed needles for... learn more »

  • Beginning Knitting

    $45

    If you are excited to begin knitting, please join us for this fun intro class.  We will cover casting on, knitting, purling and binding off - everything you need for a great first project. Sundays, September 21 and 28  10:30- 12... learn more »

  • Calliope’s Odyssey Shawl

    $60

    Designed by Romi Hill as part of her Muses collection this shawl uses two colors of fingering weight yarn to beautiful effect. There is lace, there is texture, there is slipped stitch color work! Something for everyone. Join shawl knitter... learn more »

  • Ann Weaver’s Color Theory and Log Cabin Knitting: The Albers Cowl

    $45

    Ann Weaver is back at the Spot with a perfect opportunity to experiment with color by using small amounts of yarn and simple techniques.  The Albers Cowl is a classic design and this class will expand your color vocabulary and... learn more »

  • CustomFit

    $20, includes pattern

    Amy Herzog has been changing the way we look at knitting sweaters since before the publication of her book, Knit to Flatter. Now she has taken her expertise and experience working with knitters and put it into CustomFit. Using your... learn more »

  • CustomFit Starter Package

    $30, includes pattern

    Amy Herzog has been changing the way we look at knitting sweaters since before the publication of her book, Knit to Flatter. Now she has taken her expertise and experience working with knitters and put it into CustomFit. Using your... learn more »

  • Laura Nelkin’s Elongated Stitch

    $65

    This workshop dives into the magic of elongating your stitches. You'll learn what happens when you wrap your yarn more than once around the needles and play with tons of possibilities for manipulating these elongated stitches. Skills gained in this... learn more »

  • Laura Nelkin’s Laden

    $65

    Laden is chock-full of texture and techniques to tickle your fancy. Heavy cables play against this delicate lace stitch, creating an unexpected fabric that flows around the neck and shoulders beautifully. This faux moebius (or "fauxbius") starts with a provisional... learn more »

  • Sit and Stitch

    As a community yarn store we want to offer you a place to meet other stitchers and share ideas and inspiration. While you are always welcome to sit and stitch we do have some designated times when people gather.  These... learn more »

  • Sweater Clinic with CustomFit

    $75 includes custom pattern

    This fall we are offering a new twist on our Sweater Clinic class. We will be using Amy Herzog's CustomFit program to create perfectly fitting first sweaters! The first three classes will include time to learn about the CustomFit program,... learn more »

  • Toe Up Socks

    $45.00

    There is more than one direction to work a sock and this class will teach you to tackle the project from the toe up. Lovers of toe up will tell you that it is the perfect way to make sure... learn more »

  • Top Down Socks

    $60

    Jennifer Woods, sock knitter extraordinaire, will reprise her sock knitting class! In this four-part series you will learn how to knit socks from the top down using either double pointed needles or two-circular needles (your choice). Knitted socks are a... learn more »

  • Private Lessons

    Whether you prefer one-on-one attention or have a busy schedule that makes it hard to take a class, our private lessons can help.  Learn to knit or crochet, perfect a technique, work on a challenging project with a mentor,  or... learn more »

Projects

  • Calliope’s Odyssey Shawl

    $60

    Designed by Romi Hill as part of her Muses collection this shawl uses two colors of fingering weight yarn to beautiful effect. There is lace, there is texture, there is slipped stitch color work! Something for everyone. Join shawl knitter... learn more »

  • Ann Weaver’s Color Theory and Log Cabin Knitting: The Albers Cowl

    $45

    Ann Weaver is back at the Spot with a perfect opportunity to experiment with color by using small amounts of yarn and simple techniques.  The Albers Cowl is a classic design and this class will expand your color vocabulary and... learn more »

  • CustomFit

    $20, includes pattern

    Amy Herzog has been changing the way we look at knitting sweaters since before the publication of her book, Knit to Flatter. Now she has taken her expertise and experience working with knitters and put it into CustomFit. Using your... learn more »

  • CustomFit Starter Package

    $30, includes pattern

    Amy Herzog has been changing the way we look at knitting sweaters since before the publication of her book, Knit to Flatter. Now she has taken her expertise and experience working with knitters and put it into CustomFit. Using your... learn more »

  • Laura Nelkin’s Laden

    $65

    Laden is chock-full of texture and techniques to tickle your fancy. Heavy cables play against this delicate lace stitch, creating an unexpected fabric that flows around the neck and shoulders beautifully. This faux moebius (or "fauxbius") starts with a provisional... learn more »

  • Sweater Clinic with CustomFit

    $75 includes custom pattern

    This fall we are offering a new twist on our Sweater Clinic class. We will be using Amy Herzog's CustomFit program to create perfectly fitting first sweaters! The first three classes will include time to learn about the CustomFit program,... learn more »

Spinning

  • Introduction to Wheel Spinning

    $40

    Ready to make your own yarn? We'll focus on the inchworm draw technique using wool roving. The Yarn Spot is a dealer for Schacht and Kromski spinning wheels so we will have wheels available to try. You can use one... learn more »

  • Spindles and Wheels

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    We are happy to announce that we are hosting the resumption of regular spinning meet-ups here at The Spot. Almost every Thursday, from 6-8 PM, Spindles and Wheels will gather with, you guessed it, spindles and wheels. The store will... learn more »

  • The “Do-It-All” Shoe Box Drop Spindle Kit

    $30

    Learn to use the portable drop spindle to make your own yarn.  There will be a brief talk about wool preparations, so you’ll know your rovings from tops and batts from rolags!   We’ll discuss the importance of twist in yarn... learn more »

Weaving

  • Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving

    $150

    Come join us to learn the basic skills, vocabulary and fun of weaving on a rigid heddle loom.  We will be warping and weaving a scarf in (almost) a day!  For knitters, weaving is a whole new way to approach... learn more »