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2123 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY, 40206
United States

(502) 822-1315

Our Events and Classes

 

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, and Knit-a-longs

want to learn?

Just stop in!  Buy your materials from us, and we will gladly take a few minutes to show you how to knit, crochet, or drop spindle - free of charge!  Lindsey, Tina, and Anastasia can all teach beginner knitting.  If you are looking to learn to crochet or spin, please contact us first to make sure Lindsey or Tina is working.

 

Beginner Toe Up Magic Loop Sock Class

May 25, June 1, June 15, and June 22

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Cost $40, plus one skein of finger weight yarn and one pair of size US 1 40” circular needles

Four, 1-hour classes to to learn toe up magic loop socks.  Learn cast on using Judy's Magic Cast On and beginning the toe increases. Learn tips on how to create an even fabric with the magic loop method.  Learn a quick way to use spare yarn for an afterthought heel to continue working on your sock when you do not have time to pay attention to the details of turning your heel until later.  Learn how to pick up stitches in an afterthought heel and use short rows to turn a heel. Learn a stretchy bind off to ensure the sock will have a comfortable fit over your foot.

Skills required:

  • Basic knitting knowledge

  • Standard increase and decrease stitches

  • Materials to Bring:

  • Appropriately sized 40” needle for yarn chosen

YOU MUST PURCHASE THE WORKSHOP THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR IN-STORE TO RESERVE A SPOT!

Toe Up Magic Loop Sock Class for Beginners
40.00
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Market bag

May 27, 2017 2pm - 4pm

$45

includes yarn and pattern

One, 2-hour class where you will learn to create a lace mesh bag that you will finish at home.  You will need to know how to do a basic knit stitch and cast on. You will learn to read a basic pattern, how to do a yarn over increase, a knit two together decrease, and other knitting tips.

Skills required:

  • Basic knitting knowledge

  • Materials to Bring:

    • US size 6 needles

YOU MUST PURCHASE THE WORKSHOP THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR IN-STORE TO RESERVE A SPOT!

Market Bag Workshop
25.00
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Solar Dyeing Workshop

June 17, 2017 11am – 12pm

$20

includes one dye kit

One, 1-hour class where you will learn the basics of solar dyeing.  Each Dye Kit includes a jar, pre-mixed dyeing solution, and a 55-yd mini-skein (100% wool).  Multiple dye stocks in various colors will be available to choose from.  Extra Dye Kits are available for those who want to make multiple skeins, or even a whole mini-skein set.

Make sure you wear clothing that you wouldn't mind getting dye on - no matter how careful everyone is, accidents can happen!  This class will be held outdoors.  We will have a tent set up, but please wear sunscreen if you need it and be prepared for warm weather.

Skills required:

  • None

  • Materials to Bring:

    • NONE

YOU MUST PURCHASE THE WORKSHOP THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR IN-STORE TO RESERVE A SPOT!

Solar Dyeing Workshop
20.00
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Extra Dye Kit
5.00
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Color Changing Shawl With Mesh Lace Edging

june 24, 2017 2pm - 4pm

$45, includes yarn and pattern.

One, 2-hour class to learn to create a lace mesh shawl with solid welts between the wedges. This pattern you will finish at home.  You will need to know how to do a basic knit stitch and cast on. You will learn to read a basic pattern, how to do a yarn over, knit two together, and other knitting tips.

Skills required:

  • Basic knitting knowledge

  • Materials to Bring:

  • US size 6 needles.

 

YOU MUST PURCHASE THE WORKSHOP THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR IN-STORE TO RESERVE A SPOT!

Color-Shift Shawl Workshop
45.00
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Timeless Crochet Shawl
60.00
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Timeless Crochet Shawl 

July 15 1pm - 4pm

Cost $60, includes 5 skeins of bamboo pop or $40 credit toward yarn of your choice.

One, 3-hour class to learn how to create a beautiful crochet shawl pattern that you will finish at home.  You will need to know how to do a crochet stitches. The first part of the class will be to discuss how to plan your shawl and color combinations. Then you will begin instruction on the crochet steps, reading the pattern, and how to make a tassel.

  • Basic knitting knowledge

  • Materials to Bring:

  • Size H hook or 5mm.

 

YOU MUST PURCHASE THE WORKSHOP THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR IN-STORE TO RESERVE A SPOT!

 
 
Double Knit Frog Potholder
30.00
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Double Knit Potholder

July 29 2pm - 4pm

Cost $30, includes yarn and pattern.

One, 2-hour class to how to double knit a frog potholder. You will learn how to cast on with two colors, read a double knitting chart, learn how to create a double knitted fabric, and how to cast off a double knitting project.

  • Basic knitting knowledge

  • Materials to Bring:

  • US size 1 1/2 needles.

 

YOU MUST PURCHASE THE WORKSHOP THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR IN-STORE TO RESERVE A SPOT!

 

the great american aran afghan kal

1pm-3pm: 1st Thursday of each month starting 8/4/16

5pm-7pm: 3rd Thursday of each month starting 8/18/16

We are working our way through the Great American Aran Afghan book together. We will be doing one square per month, meeting on the first and third Thursdays of each month to work on our squares.  

The book includes 24 squares that are 12" x 12" and offer a variety of beautiful cabled patterns. You can make a huge afghan, or a smaller one and some throw pillows!  We recommend Cascade 220 in natural, which will really make the cables pop!  Of course you can customize your afghan however you'd like - yarn, size, colors, designs...  We can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

 
 

To enroll in a class or workshop, please visit or call the store, or email us.  We can hold a spot without payment for 24 hours if you contact us more than 2 weeks in advance of the class, but will require payment at the store to enroll.  If you contact us within 2 weeks of class, we can tell you how many spots are open but cannot reserve a spot without payment.

CLASS GUIDELINES AND POLICIES

  • All materials for classes must be purchased from A Yarn Crossing.  Students may bring their own needles/hooks/spindles for intermediate/advanced classes.

  • Supplies for kits must be ordered, therefore purchase of a kit requires class enrollment at least 2 weeks before a class.

  • Classes will be canceled if there is only one student enrolled.  These cancellations will be done with at least 5 days’ notice, and the student is eligible for a full refund or to transfer the balance to another class.

  • Cancellations on the student's behalf must be done at least 3 business days prior to class, and the student will be issued store credit.  If the student cancels within 3 days of the class, they will only receive store credit IF the slot can be filled.

  • Full cost of all sessions due on enrollment, not on a per-session basis, except where specified.

  • Private lessons are $40 per hour.  Must schedule at least 1 week in advance, and must review what you'd like to learn with instructor so they may prepare.  No credit issued for cancellations within 1 week due to individual class preparation efforts.

 
 

ongoing events

WILD WOOLY WEDNESDAYS

5pm-9pm

Pick a fiber art, any fiber art, and join us at the shop!  Anyone is welcome to sit and craft any time, but Wednesday nights are organized hangouts, and the group is always lots of fun (and maybe a little wild) and very easy to jump right in with.

 

FIBER FUN FRIDAYS

11am-2pm

Can't meet on Wednesday nights? Want to do both? Excellent! We are now offering a Friday afternoon fiber arts hangout.

 

SATURDAY SPIN INS

10am-2pm:  8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12 

Bring your wheel or spindle, a squooshy pile of warm fluff, and come spin with us!  You can spin on our couches, or if the weather is right we can hang out in front of the building and engage passers-by.  Non-spinners welcome - we love all fiber arts!

 

latino / spanish-speaking knitting group

5pm-8pm:  3rd Saturday of each month

Just another knitting group, and anyone is welcome - but be prepared to speak Spanish!

 

KID'S NIGHT

4pm-7pm: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month

Want to bring your kids, who knit/crochet or want to learn, to a kid-friendly environment where they can meet and hang out with others their age?  This is the perfect place!  Spark your kids' interest in fiber arts by hanging out with them around other kids with similar passions.  This is not a lesson- kids and parents are welcome to help each other, but this is just a social event.  Please stay at the shop with children under age 16 - we are not equipped to provide supervision.

 

LOUISVILLE KNITTING GUILD

6:30pm-8:30pm: 2nd Thursday of each month

The Louisville Knitting Guild meets monthly with the goal to spread knitting knowledge.  The guild provides knitting discussions and short demos, and is free to anyone who would like to attend.  Because there is no fee, all group members pitch in to teach each other and share their knowledge.  They have had knit alongs and knit nights as part of the regular meetings also.

 

MASTER KNITTER SUPPORT GROUP

If you are interested a master knitter support group to complete the Master Knitters Certification by the Knitters Guild of America, just let us know.  We would love to get a regular time scheduled for those working on this challenging task.

 
 

Charity efforts

WARM AND FUZZY

As an ongoing charity effort, we will collect scarves, mitts, hats... anything to keep people warm, and we will distribute them around town in the colder months.

As an incentive to participate, anyone who brings in a donated item will receive a free stamp on their loyalty card.  If the item is made with our yarn, you will get a bonus stamp.

When we do distribution day, we will post an event and invite everyone to come help.  Check out our Facebook page for the article that inspired us!

 

KNITTED KNOCKERS CHARITY KNITTERS

1pm-3pm:  1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month

These knitters want to give back to the community by knitting prosthetic "knockers" for women who have had mastectomies.  Many women in our area are either unable to obtain an expensive prosthesis or find them heavy and uncomfortable, and are already struggling with body image issue on top of their illness.  Help us in our mission to supply every woman with the comfort and confidence that they desire!  You may also drop off any knockers and we will take them to the Brown Cancer Center if you are unable to show up for meetings.  Just ask us about the pattern.