LYS Day 2023

Saturday, April 29th ~ all day celebration

Local Yarn Shop Day was created to celebrate the community shop. And I want to celebrate you as well. I want to thank you for allowing me this opportunity to welcome and serve you in a space that every one of you have helped to flourish.

Please join us for treats, free patterns w/ purchase and prizes. Come and make a new friend or connect with an old one.

beginning brioche

Sunday, April 16th at 1:30pm. Class is $20 plus materials.

Have you tried the brioche stitch before? Does it seems scary and above your pay grade? Never fear. We have the perfect lady to teach you where to begin. Jean will be helping to you overcome that fear and stretch your skill level.

Brioche is a knitting technique that creates a thick, cushiony, reversible fabric that is perfect for cowls, scarves, and shawls, as well as larger items. In this introductory class, you’ll learn how to do two-color brioche in-the-round. You’ll receive the instruction and pattern needed to complete a cozy cowl and the basics for advancing your brioche skills.

Skills required // experience with knit and purl stitches & knitting in the round. 

Materials needed: 

⁃ two contrasting worsted-weight yarns – 2 oz. Each

⁃ Size 6/__cm 16” circular needle

⁃ Stitch marker

⁃ Darning needle

⁃ Scissors

Homework: with darker color, cast on 114 stitches and work 5 rows of garter stitch in-the-round.

Call the shop or pop in to register, class size will be limited.

cuff down sock class

Part 1: Sunday, March 12th at 1:30pm // learn how to cast on and spend the next two weeks getting ready to turn your heel in part 2.

Part 2: Sunday, March 26th at 1:30pm // learn to turn your heel and how to complete the sock.

Erin will be teaching the cuff down method of sock knitting. It’s easier than you think. Socks make a great travel or on the go project. They are small, portable and give you an excuse to buy that beautiful single skein sock yarn you have your eye on..

Class fee is $20 per session plus your materials. Requirements for this class are // knit and purl stitches, knit in the round, and be able to magic loop or use dpn’s.

Class size is limited. Call the shop or stop in to register.

entrelac class

Sunday, February 12th at 1:30pm

Have you seen these clever and beautiful squares knit and wondered how they achieved it? Erin will show you how in the making of the Quant headband. This is a free pattern on Ravelry.

Class fee is $20 plus your materials. This pattern calls for a size 8 needle, but bring sizes 6, 7, and 8 if you have them so you are able to obtain the correct gauge. Must be able to cast on and do the knits and purl stitches. Arrive early to select your yarn used to get this look of color work.

Call the shop or pop in to register. Size will be limited.



Saturday, November 19th

6:00 ~ 9:00pm

What is Friendsgiving? We do it every year, on a Saturday night in November. I get to tell you how grateful I am for you. You’ve made this shop more than a store, it’s become an amazing community. We have giveaways. And we eat.

In the past it has been a potluck ~ but this year it’s been decided to treat you. Come with your knitting and crochet projects and be ready for dessert!

No need to RSVP. You only need to show up and be ready for friendship and laughter.

Boho Style Mosaic Shawl

The Boho Style Mosaic Shawl by Irene Lin was fun to knit. Once I got past the stockinette section and in to the mosaic pattern, it went quickly. Stockinette can feel like forever when you are waiting to get to the exciting and colorful part of any project. I will definitely be making another one as my Olivia has gleefully taken this one for herself.

Unlike Fair isle where you carry the floats to create the pattern, mosaic uses one color at a time. The pattern is made by slipping some stitches and knitting the other stitches. Mosaic patterns are a great beginner project. Perfect for anyone who has never tried color work because they were intimated by the changing of colors.

This was Mary’s first color work project. She ran out of a color at the end of the project and decided to use what she had left from one of the other balls.

The caramel color Mary used as her pop of color in her I-cord bind off is lovely. Patterns are suggestions. Make what you like ~ how you like!

We used Cumbria from the Fibre Co, and Blue Sky’s Woolstok yarn for our shawls. They give this project a rustic look and reflect the pattern well. It’s nice to have so many colors to chose from as I will be making another ~ Olivia has gleefully taken mine for herself.

polka dotted

Brenda made this adorable hat (and perfectly trimmed pom) by Tori Yu. Released this October and in time for holiday gifting, the Delightful Dot Hat can be knit in countless color combos.

Delightful Dot uses DK weight for the main and mohair for the dots. The pattern ranges from baby to XL adult sizes and is knit the round with the mohair held double. If mohair is not your favorite, you can use another DK in a color you like.

It also comes in a cowl version!

beginner crochet parts 1 and 2

Beginner’s Crochet Classes with Tracy

Beginner pt.1 // Learn the basics of crochet; chain, single, half double, and double stitches. The focus will be on the anatomy of the stitch and counting.

Saturday, March 5th from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Beginner pt. 2 // Learn about patterns and shaping, abbreviations in written patterns, symbols, charts, and even get into lace and making motifs.

Saturday, March 26th from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Fee is $15 for each class plus your supplies (crochet hook and yarn).

Call the shop, email, or stop in to sign up.

Mitten Class

The World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits can be knit in almost any yarn weight. This free pattern is a great first mitten. If you know how to knit, purl and join in the round then this is a class for you. I made this pair with the Plymouth, Baby Alpaca. An incredibly soft worsted weight that will keep my hands warm on the cold Iowa days we know are ahead.

January 9th at 1:00pm. Class is free without materials.

Stop in the shop or call to sign up. Space will be limited for this class.