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Anzula is coming to TYC Thursday, September 24th from 3-6pm!

Classes are taught by experienced knitters with patience and support.  We offer classes from beginner to advanced techniques to satisfy the most inquisitive knitter.  Our Staff is always available to help.  Bring in a dropped stitch or a late night goof and we will do our best to get you back on track.


Join us Wednesday evenings from 5 - 8 for evening social knitting and crochet.  Stop by to see what's knitting up at The Yarn Club, meet new friends and learn new techniques. 



Knitting with charts class with Sheila:

Tuesday 9/15 4-6 pm. $25

Anyone that’s wants to learn to knit from charts should join us for this class. You’ll be amazed how much easier it is to knit your lace or cables if you can follow a chart. This will advance your knitting skills!

All you need is a pattern you’d like to knit! Even the most difficult lace pattern or that shawl you’ve always wanted to knit but thought was too difficult. You’re welcome to bring your project/yarn.

If you can’t make it Tuesday let me know and we will arrange another class.


Tunisian Crochet Class and CAL with Claire

Tuesday 13 OCT, 20 OCT, 27 OCT, 3 NOV, from 4:30-6:30 and 4:30-6 for the CAL

Hi! Join us for an intermediate-level tunisian crochet class and Crochet-a-Long (CAL). We will be doing the De Danann Shawl by Aoibhe Ni found here (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/de-danann). It's part of a pattern booklet (Legendary Shawls) she designed, all of which are amazing. The pattern we'll be working is a rectangular, back and forth wide scarf, with diamond eyelet pattern. 

You'll Need:
- A 5 or 6mm Hook, whatever works for your gauge. Does *not* need to be a tunisian-only hook, but it does need to be completely straight (not thumb rest bumpouts) to prevent stretching out the stitches.

- 800 yards of lace-weight yarn (She used Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace) purchased from TYC.  Claire is using Tosh Prairie.

- 121 size 8 beads

How: The format will be a class with a CAL follow-on. The class will teach Aoibhe Ni's method for Tunisian including decreases, eyelets and the basic x-uple treble stitch and how to calculate it. The CALs will be for support and troubleshooting, and we can share lessons learned from working the pattern on our own.

Cost: $25.00 for first class, CAL follow-ons are free.
Dates: Tuesday 13 OCT, 20 OCT, 27 OCT, 3 NOV
Time: 4:30-6:30 for first class and 4:30 to 6 for the three CAL session
Where: Yarn Club in Virginia Beach


Yarn Over - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlqzkNaIOWA

Eyelet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlqzkNaIOWA


Hi Everyone
On Wednesday, October 7th at 3pm we will be resuming our Lace CAL group! It is open to anyone to join. You do not need to have crocheted lace to join us, but you do need to be proficient in the basic crochet stitches (chain, single crochet, double crochet, double triple crochet). I will help you read the pattern and learn the more advanced stitches as we come to them.

Our pattern is Wisteria-12 by Bernadette Ambergen. The pattern is available from Bernadette’s Etsy story (see link on pattern page).

You will need approximately 1300 yards of lace weight yarn. On Thursday, September 24th Anzula will be at the shop for a trunk show from 3-6pm. They have some fabulous lace weight yarns such as anzula-Breeze Anzula-Wash My Lace Anzula-Mermaid and Anzula-Meridian. Or we have a bunch of other fabulous lace weight yarns in the shop like Prairie by Madelinetosh.

Let me know if you are joining us (either in shop or virtually through ravelry) and what yarn you are using!


Cabled Poncho Knit-a-long

Fridays from 11-1 with Bonnie


Knit a fantastic fall poncho with big cables and lots of style!

Materials: 7-8 skeins of Chunky yarn such as Tosh Home or Malabrigo Chunky and a US 11 needle.

Cost:  Only the yarn and your needles.


Learn To Knit

Stop in and ask us.  Classes added to fit your schedule.

Get on your needles quickly and find out why we are so addicted to this wonderful craft.  The first class will teach casting on and knitting.  The second class will teach purling and some basic increases, decreases and how to fix mistakes.  Sheila will help you choose a simple project and have you knitting like a pro.

 Two session class.

Cost: $45.00 plus materials


Beginner Crochet – Shawl Class

Dates: Call for a private lesson

Time: 10am-12noon

Cost: $45 plus materials

Melissa is taking the “Seems like Old Times” shawl and livening it up with different textured and colored yarns!  This is a great beginner shawl, and by choosing different colors and textured yarns, each shawl in this class will be unique!  

During this class you will go beyond basic stitches (ie. Double crochet) to create simple lace, learn how to use different yarns in the same project and how to read a crochet chart.  If you do not know how to do basic crochet stitches, please join us for the Basic Crochet Stitch Class on April 11 (see below).


1 skein Fingering Weight Yarn (350yds or more) – such as Baah La Jolla or Aspen, Tosh Sock, Anzula Nebula or Anzula Squishy.

4 Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails (50 yds each, located beside the register)

1 Skein of Mohair or Lace Weight yarn (optional, for experimenting with different textures.  Sample uses NFC Silk Mohair.)  You may need an extra skein of fingering if you do not use the Mohair.

G Hook (or size desired to obtain gauge)

1 Locking stitch marker

Pattern:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/seems-like-old-times

Optional Pre: Class

Learn Basic Crochet Stitches

Date: Saturday April 11

Time: 10am-11:30am

($10 those in the Shawl Class, $25 those not)

For those who have never held a crochet hook and want to learn the basic stitches before starting their first project.  This class will teach you chaining, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet. 

There is no specific pattern in this class, it is purely to help people to learn how to do the individual crochet stitches before starting their first project.

Supplies needed:

Fingering or above weight yarn

Appropriate sized hook (G for Fingering weight)


Fish Lips Kiss Socks with Lora

September 15th, 10-2 for the toe class.

September 29th, 10-12 for the heel class.

Please call to register.  Limit 6 students.

It's back!!!!

You will need 1 skein of Biscotte & Cie Sock yarn divided in two cakes

a 32"-40"size US 0-1 Needle for Magic Loop

Cost:  class 1 is $25.00, class 2 is $15.00.  All the help in the world is free




Crochet – Beyond the Basic


Students must know and be proficient with the basic crochet stitches. This class is perfect for students that have taken the beginning crochet class and have practiced and completed a basic project. This is also a class for those that need a refresher, want to learn advanced stitches and techniques or want to learn how to read a written or charted pattern.

Different yarn choices, types and patterns will be discussed.

Students will need to sign up for Ravelry.com if not already.

Because of the difference in skill sets the class project will be tailored for each student. Students will need to contact Sheila Rakes by email (sgrakes@gmail.com) to discuss a project for the class. Student will be responsible for getting their pattern, appropriate hook and yarn prior to the start of class. Supplies must be purchased at The Yarn Club.

Pattern sugestions:

Elise Shawl by Evan Plevinski

dent de Lion Shawlette by Abigail  Bailey

Garbo by Nancy L. Drew

Jewel of the Shrug by Kristin Omdahl

Mini skeins of practice yarn will be provided.

After the initial class, students are encouraged to attend a “crochet a long” with the instructor for additional help if needed.

Cost: $45.00


KnitCompanion Class


– Learn about the apps popular capabilities.  Transforms any pdf pattern into highly interactive knitting instructions and lets you track you progress through a pattern including sliding markers, counters, highlights, and annotations.  Work for all types of patterns including charts!

Requirements – IPAD or IPAD Mini, or any iDevice that supports iOS 5.x. KnitCompation free app (for basic class) or purchased app (for complete class).    KnitCompation is 0.99 cents for 30 days or $9.99 for a one year subscription.  Must be signed up on Ravelry.

Disclaimer from Sheila– "I am not a registered KnitCompanion instructor but have a working knowledge of the app and its capabilities.  As with any program, there will be features that I may not have working knowledge of and we will not cover all features in this class.  This basic and more complete class will give you a working knowledge of the app and its capabilities and allow you to start using this wonderful tool for your knitting projects."  

Cost: $45.00 plus KnitCompanion Download fee






This is the fabulous lady who taught me to knit, my Mom. If she could teach me, she can definately help you. Meet with Lora any day around the table and by appointment.

Meet Will. If you know him, you love him. Calm, cool, creative and all around good guy. Will manages the place and can help you learn to knit, crochet or figure out a pesky pattern.

When Terry is not fishing (knitting on the beach with a fishing pole near by) she is around the shop helping out with the patience of a saint. Terry also runs our Wednesday evening Stitch group. If you knit or crochet, please join Terry and her fun Knit-a-longs on Wednesdays.


One of our most talented crocheters and knitters.  Shelia is fantastic at teaching to all skill levels.


Our photographer extraudinere!  Melissa runs our Wednesday Crochet-a-longs each week at 3:00pm.  Hookers unite!

Rusty Boyd:

Rusty Boyd has spent a lifetime with fiber. He learned to crochet at age 9 and at age 34, he learned to knit, fulfilling a lifelong dream and carrying on an aunt’s legacy. Rusty’s own designs have been published by Skacel, Love of Knitting, and Love of Crochet Magazines. He enjoys knitting socks (2 at a time), finding new shades of orange, and most recently spinning his own yarn.


Sue Alfred recently moved from the Northern Virginia area. She and her husband have retired to a cottage in Sandbridge along with a zoo of 4 cats, a dog, a bird, fish and many orchids. She learned to knit as a teenager. But, after having two boys and working full time, knitting went by the wayside. Forty years later, a friend said she would like to learn to knit. Sue started knitting again to teach her friend and knitting became a passion. She has worked for the past 7 years in a local yarn shop in Haymarket, VA called Needles in the Haymarket. There she taught beginning knitting, beginning crochet, entrelac, Advent lace scarf, casting on and off with an I-Cord, and Judy’s magic cast on for toe up socks. Sue is known to be a very patient teacher and really enjoys teaching.