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
knitting and crochet. Stop by to see
what's knitting up at The Yarn Club, meet new friends and learn new
Learn To Knit
July 16th and 23rd at 5:00 pm
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
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.
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
Optional Pre: Class
Learn Basic Crochet Stitches
Date: Saturday April 11
($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.
Fingering or above weight yarn
Appropriate sized hook (G for Fingering weight)
Fish Lips Kiss Socks with Lora
Saturday, June 6th 10:00am for session 1-FULL
July/August classes are in the works. Please call to put your name on the list.
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 (email@example.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.
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.
– 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
Cost: $45.00 plus KnitCompanion Download fee
MEET OUR TEACHERS
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.