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.
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knitting and crochet. Stop by to see
what's knitting up at The Yarn Club, meet new friends and learn new
Learn To Knit
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Knitting is fun and simple once you know the basics. The Intro to knitting class will teach you the fundamentals that you need to know to begin a long and wonderful friendship with your needles. In the first class we will learn basic cast on techniques, how to knit and purl, we will introduce you to different types of yarn, and have you become familiar with the online community of Ravelry. You will be provided with practice yarn; however, you will need to purchase your needles and project yarn at The Yarn Club before class starts. The class is 2 weeks with a week between them. I will be here during the off week so you can come in to ask questions or get any help you may need. The second week of class we will begin our projects. I have chosen 4 scarf patterns and 4 shawl patterns for you to choose from. You can find the pattern information on Ravelry. If you have any questions, please ask for Jillian at the shop and I will be happy to get back to you.
Two session class.
Cost: $45.00 plus materials
Hairpin Lace Cowl in Bulky or Fingering Yarn
March 10, 17, 24, 5:30-7:00pm
Hairpin lace is very simple to learn. The portable of this project
makes it easy to crochet just about anywhere when the loops are on the
This class will need to be about 3 sessions. Students must have
Approximately 450 yards of yarn
Hairpin lace loom
Stitch markers (at least 10)
Size G or H crochet hook
Scrap Yarn (at least 12 yards of a contrasting color for "guides" on
Fish Lips Kiss Socks with Lora
Monday April 13 at 10am for session 1
Saturday, April 25th 10:00am for session 1
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
Secret Garden Shawl by LilyGo Crochet-a-Long
Wednesdays at 3pm. You may join in any time.
Free meet up with Melissa. Yarn must be purchased from The Yarn Club.
Materials: 450-1700 yds of laceweight or light fingering yarn. F crochet hook, size 8 beads, and stitch markers.
Knit-a-long with Sock Yarn Shawls Book II or Knockout Knits
Mondays starting at 2pm
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: $35.00 plus KnitCompanion Download fee
Cost: $35.00 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.
Stephanie is a married mother of 4 (three boys, one girl) with a wee bit of a crafting addiction. She took up crocheting when her second child was a few months old, and followed this up with dyeing, knitting, spinning, and weaving. In her spare time that she manages to squeeze out of her busy life, she also does some jewelry and wire work, dabbles in photography, and is experimenting with various body care products.