Classes and Events

January-March 2020
Classes, KALs and CALS:
(click class title to link to class product pages)

Beginning Knit

Beginning Crochet

Lucky YOU!!! Great Yarns has changed our format for our Beginning classes to make them more supportive, reinforcing, and inspiring in the long run. For both Knitting and Crocheting the first class will cover the basics and have you leaving with basic stitches and a sampler dishcloth or hot pad to do as your homework.

In the second class, we'll discuss challenges from the first week, how to fix them, and get you set with a pattern and knowledge to make a WEARABLE cowl for you or a friend!!
Individual instruction also available; please call the shop at 919 832-3599 to schedule.

 Knitting Classes:
Single 2-hour class, $30
Wednesdays, February 1st and March 4th, 4:00-6:00PM with Barbara
Learn what to do when you make a mistake in your knitting! Barbara will help you not to panic, get “un-stuck,” and consider your options moving forward. Skills covered: making repairs, ripping out and picking up stitches, and “fudging it.” 
Ursa Sweater by Jacqueline Cieslad
Cast-on Date: Friday January 17, 2-4
Join us as we start the new year off with a new sweater perfect for the cooler temperatures! Ursa is a chunky, snuggly sweater with easy detail - can be made cropped or lengthened. 

This project is great for those with intermediate skills who are comfortable with top down construction and an exposure to brioche is a plus! Amanda will be around to give brioche pointers as you progress through the KAL on Fridays.
Sunday Sock Spectacular
Sundays, January 26 and February 2nd and 9th, 4:00-6:00PM with Beth
This beginning sock class will provide you with all of the techniques you need for making longer socks, with the ease of larger gauge and a not-so-time-intensive project.
Sundays, February 23rd and March 8th
Tired of Second-Sock Syndrome? This sock class will provide you with the techniques you need for knitting two at once using Magic Loop. Yay for You!!!
Friday, January 24, 5:00-6:30PM
Always wanted to try another way of knitting? Beth will teach you how! Please note that this is NOT a beginner class, but is designed for those who are already “throwers.....”
Wednesdays, February 19th, 26th, March 4th and 11th, 3:00-5:00PM
Learn the basics of top-down construction as you knit yourself this easy-to-wear cardigan that will take you from spring into summer. Worsted weight yarn means the knitting goes quickly, PLUS this cardigan comes in both baby and adult sizes, so you can do some selfish knitting or create something beautiful for a little person in your life.
My First Ripple Baby Blanket
Thursdays, January 30 and February 6, 4:00-6:00PM
Whether you know of a little one on the way or want to expand your skills to a larger throw.
Knit Alongs (KALs):
Ursa Sweater by Jacqueline Cieslad
Cast-on Date: Friday January 17, 2:00-4:00PM
Join us as we start the new year off with a new sweater perfect for the cooler temperatures! Ursa is a chunky, snuggly sweater with easy detail - can be made cropped or lengthened.

Cast-on Date: Friday January 23rd, 2:00-4:00PM
New Year! New technique--colorwork! Learn two-color fair isle incorporated in a fun design knitted top down. Once the knitting is complete no sewing of seams. The swoncho is a poncho with sleeves so you do not have to worry about fit such as with a sweater.
Crocheting Classes:
Tuesdays, January 28th and February 4th, 11:00-12:30PM
Mondays, January 27th and February 4th, 11:00-12:30PM
For Beginning knitters and crocheters who have finished their first project or two!! Learn how to crochet in the round, while producing a super-cute hat that will keep you warm during the winter months.
Saturday, January 25th, 10:00-1:00PM
Clever with your sticks, but clumsy with a hook? Learn some tricks that demonstrate how crocheting can actually IMPROVE your knitting....from cute trims to challenging charts to a practically perfect provisional cast on.
February 18th, 5:00-8:00PM
Learn freeform techniques or further your freeform skills in this 3 hours workshop with Lisa. Prerequisite skills: students must have basic knitting (knit, purl) and crochet (chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet) skills.
Springtime Butterfly Shrug 
Saturdays, March 7th, 14th and 21st, 9:00-11:00AM
Experiment with a variety of stitches as you work up this super sweet shrug! Post stitches, shells, and lace will challenge the advanced beginner and entertain the more advanced.  With sizes from newborn to 5/6, you can whip them up for all of the little girls in your family; wouldn't this look cute over their Easter dresses?