LYS Day

Local Yarn Shop Day is next Saturday! April 30th, all day. Bring your projects, a friend and join us for a fun day doing what we love! I’ll have lots of drawings, a special Tunisian crochet prize, treats and loads of coffee and tea.

This community keeps growing and we always find room for more friends. Don’t be shy, you can sit with us.

crochet classes

We get asked on a weekly basis about crochet lessons. It’s hard to please everyone and attendance can be hit or miss with all the different schedules. Tracy came up with a brilliant plan that will (hopefully) make it easier for all.

Calendly. Have you heard of it? Tracy was the first to tell me about it!

Here is how it works:

1) Click on the link for Calendly and select your day.

2) Select your time

3) Type in your name and email. There is also a space to add a friend if you want to take the class together.

4) Select the class you want to take

5) Your class is scheduled.

There is a description of each class and a list of materials required. Tracy has asked you pay the day of the class. Please be respectful of her time and let us know if you are unable to attend.

We hope this will make it simple to schedule for anyone wanting to learn crochet. If you have any questions, please call the shop and we can get you sorted.

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.

Toe-Up Sock Class

Faith will be teaching a two part Toe-Up sock class. You will need to be able to knit and purl and how to join in the round. Magic loop, or use double point, or 9 inch circulars can be used.


Class fee is $30 for both sessions.

Sunday’s, February 6th and 13th at 2:00pm

cuff down sock class

Brenda will be teaching you how to knit a sock cuff down, one at a time. You will also learn how to do the kitchener stitch to finish up the toe and bind off. She loves to knit with a 6 ply sock yarn but you can use any sock yarn you choose.,

January 16th at 1:00pm $15 ~ plus materials

Skills needed are the knit and purl stitch, how to join in the round and how to use either double points or magic loop.

Space will be limited with this class. Please call the shop 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.

Year of Gnomes

We will be participating along with Imagined Landscapes in her Year of Gnomes KAL. Sarah has designed 12 gnome patterns and has come up with a fun way to knit them all through the year. You can find more info on her website linked here.

The shop will also have drawings for prizes in 2022. Whether you do one gnome or twelve, you will have an opportunity to enter a drawing. Join us on January 2nd if you need more info, want help choosing a pattern or picking colors.

cast on party

What will your first project of the year be? Will it be a knit or crochet? Will it be for you or to gift to someone special?

Join us for our annual Cast On Party, January 1st 10:00am – 5:00pm. Susan from DSM Dough (new year resolutions don’t exist in here) will be making our treats. Open to anyone, no registration required. Come for an hour or stay all day. There will be drawings, treats, and lots of laughter. If you have never come to an event at our shop, don’t be shy, I guarantee you will leave having made a new friend or two!