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.
razorback brioche cowl
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost $60 - includes yarn and pattern
One 3-hour class where you will learn to do a 2-color German cast on and the stitches required to knit 2-color brioche. Please be sure to choose two contrasting colors in order to make the stitches more visible while learning a new technique.
Basic knitting knowledge
Materials to Bring:
Size US 10.5 or 11 circular needle (the length of the cable is irrelevant)
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.
WILD WOOLY WEDNESDAYS
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
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!
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.
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.
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.