Village Yarn Shoppe

Winter 2020 Class Schedule





Shift KAL: January 17th, 24th, 31st & February 7th (2:30-4:30) - Class Full

In this Friday afternoon Shift-themed knit-along you will have your choice of knitting Andrea Mowry’s Nightshift Shawl or Shift Cowl.  These beautiful designs utilize the deceptively simple technique of mosaic knitting to create a visually stunning fabric. 

Cost $25.00 (KAL does not include pattern or materials.  Kits will be available for purchase.)



Fulled Tote Bag: January 18th & 25th (2:00-4:00) - Class Full, Waiting List Started

Have you noticed the stunning Cowichan-style tote bags in our windows? Have you been hoping to find out how these were made?  Join us for two Saturday afternoons where our guest instructor and designer of these lovely bags will guide you through the process. 

Cost $35.00  (Class includes pattern.  Kits will be available for purchase on day of class.)



Finishing Class:

January 28th (2:30-4:30) - 1 space remaining

March 3rd (2:30-4:30) - Class Full

In this 2-hour Tuesday afternoon class you will learn techniques for finishing that give your knitted creations a clean handmade, not homemade, look.  The last little details you give your hand-knit projects make all the difference.  Techniques taught will be weaving in ends, blocking, seaming, and little hints and tricks we have learned along the way.  You will also learn to fix dropped stitches and knit/purl mistakes. This class will have homework that will need to be completed in preparation for the lesson.  Details will be provided upon reserving your space. 

Cost $25.00  



L’Envelope: February 1st, 15th & 29th (2:00-4:00) - 2 spaces remaining

In these 2-hour, Saturday afternoon classes we will be making Sally Melville’s “L’Envelope”.  It’s kind of a poncho, shrug, shawl, capelet, thingy.  Call it what you will, it is a fabulous addition to any wardrobe. Wear it over your jacket or sweater.  It is flattering on all body types and is quite stylish.  The pattern can be knit up in several different weights of yarn and has a wide range of sizes.    

Cost $40.00 (Pattern must be purchased from the designer.)



Circle Mitts: February 4th & 11th (2:30-4:30) - 3 spaces remaining

Join us for two Tuesday afternoon classes where we will be making the intriguing “Circle Mitts” by Sybil R.  These fun fingerless gloves are knit from the thumb out creating a fabulous spiral outwards to create the palms, then utilizing short-row shaping to create the cuffs, and finally a three-needle bind off to seam the edges. 

Cost 30.00  



Toe-Up Socks: February 8th & 22nd (2:00-4:00) - Class Full, Waiting List Started

Come join us for our most popular class.  This class will run for two Saturday afternoons.  Techniques taught during the two classes will be knitting on circular needles with a magic loop, the Turkish cast-on, kfb toe increase, creating the gusset, heel turn, and stretchy bind-off.  Be warned knitting socks is addictive.  

Cost 35.00  



Needle Felting: 

February 14th (2:30-4:30) - Class Full

March 17th (2:00-4:00) - 3 spaces remaining

Have you ever wanted to learn to needle felt?  Join us on a Friday afternoon to make the adorable “Dancing Hare”; an easy beginner 3-dimensional animal created by using a wire armature around which a needle felted body and coat are added. Needle felting is a relaxing, addictive hobby.   

Cost $30.00 (Includes Pattern. Kits will be available for purchase on day of class.)



Grown Together Mittens: February 18th & 25th (2:30-4:30) - 1 space remaining

This mitten pattern is the work of pure genius.  “Grown Together” by Aino Vikman creates a pair of mittens knit together as one piece, utilizing a steeking technique to separate the two.  Join us for two Tuesday afternoons as we teach you how to create these fun mittens.

Cost:  $30.00 



Trigger Mittens KAL:

February 21st, 28th & March 6th, 13th (2:30-4:30) - 2 space remaining

In this Friday afternoon KAL we will be making Trigger Mittens from the popular “Saltwater Mittens” book.  These beautiful stranded mittens knit up fairly quickly in a worsted weight yarn.  Choose your design and join us for a fun afternoon of knitting.

Cost $25.00 (Books and Kits will be available for purchase on first day of KAL.)



Thrummed Mittens: March 8th (1:00-4:00) - 3 spaces remaining

A thrum is a wisp of roving that is knit into your project every now and then to create a soft and cozy, super warm inner core.  Thrumming can be added to mittens, hats, socks, slippers, anything really; once you know how, the sky’s the limit.  In this Sunday afternoon class you will learn the art of thrumming; from making your thrums to knitting your thrums into your mittens.  

Cost $30.00  



All lessons must be paid within 48 hours of enrollment in order to reserve your space.  Lessons do not include materials (unless otherwise specified).  A list of materials required for your lesson will be provided  upon reserving your space.






"Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence.  Of course, superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage."
~ Elizabeth Zimmerman~