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Great Yarns Classes in Raleigh


Yarns used for classes at Great Yarns/Yarns Etc… must be purchased from our shops.

Payment for class is due at the time of registration and is not refundable within three (3) days of the class start time.

All purchases of class supplies (excluding the class registration fee) can be applied toward your shop’s discount card.

Private Lessons available upon request

Call either store to schedule a private lesson if you don’t see a class that works for you.

Drop-in: Knit or Crochet

Pam and Martha

Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring your current project and sit and relax for an hour or two

Beginning Knit

First and Third Thursday of the month at 11:00

$30 per person; no reservation necessary

Afternoon, evening, and weekend instruction can be scheduled on an individual basis at a time that works for you and the instructor.  Call soon!

Beginning Crochet

First and Third Monday of the month at 11:00*

$30 per person; no reservation necessary

Afternoon, evening, and weekend instruction can be scheduled on an individual basis at a time that works for you and the instructor.  Call soon!


Only $10 to participate!

Wednesdays, 1/24, 31, and 2/7          4p – 6p

Looking for an interesting project and good company to help you get through the dreary winter months?  Come join our Knit-a-long!  We’ll be making Elizabeth Smith’s “Anora,” a trendy, but classically flattering sweater that can be personalized to suit your taste.  Pam is knitting hers in tonal neutrals (like the pattern sample on Ravelry) for her 20-something daughter, but you might want to make yours in jewel tones or brights….  Share ideas, compare notes, and make a friend or two while you stitch your own style!

Knitting Project Classes

Cloudburst Hat

Two Sessions    $40      Martha

Tuesdays, 1/10, 17             3p – 5p

An interesting pattern knit in a colorful worsted weight yarn makes this an inspiring project that will keep your head both stylish and cozy during what’s left of our Winter months!  Martha will teach you to read a chart and give you tips for a hat that really fits…..especially since the pattern comes in several sizes!

Advanced Beginner Knitters; Pattern: Cloudburst Hat by Corey Ellen Boburg


Vancouver Fog Mitts

Two Sessions     $40          Martha

Wednesdays, 1/11 and 18              3p – 5p

Learn the tubular cast on and how to do cables with this cute mitts that are knitted in the round.  Quick to knit and fun to wear….

Advanced Beginner Knitters, Pattern: Vancouver Fog Mitts


Little Coffee Bean

Two Sessions      $40       Rosemary

Mondays, 1/23, 30          11a – 1p

Want to try top-down knitting? Have a cute little one in your life?  This class is for you!  Rosemary will teach you the ins and outs of this construction technique, as you create a darling design in either stripes or a solid/variegated.  Advanced beginners who can knit, purl, and know a bit about increasing will improve their skills and learn how to pick up stitches, too.

Advanced Beginner Knitters, Pattern: Little Coffee Bean by Elizabeth Smith


Bah, Bah, Knitted Sheep

Two Sessions        $40         Ellen

Wednesdays, 1/25 and 2/1         3p-5p

Offered again by popular demand!  Get an early start on Valentine’s Day and join Ellen to create these adorable sheep, perfect to treasure or give as gifts.

Advanced Intermediate Knitters, Pattern: Sheep by Susan B. Anderson


Coastal Walk Shawl

Three Sessions          $50             Pam

Thursdays, 1/26, 2/2, 9           12p – 2p

This asymmetrical shawl is fun to knit and adds feminine polish to your wardrobe. Lace instructions are both written and charted, so this is a good project for those wanting to make the transition.  The garter stitch border features short rows, but you don’t have to knit in the wraps!  A DK weight gauge keeps you warm on those cold February days….

Intermediate Knitters, Pattern: Coastal Walk by Joji Locatelli

Crochet Project Classes

Lily’s Poncho

Three Sessions          $ 50               Pam

Tuesdays, 1/17, 24, 31      12p – 2p

Made a New Year’s resolution to unleash your inner free spirit?  Crochet this vintage-inspired poncho in a jiffy with worsted or aran weight yarn and you’ll be ready for all of 2017’s creative adventures!  If you can make a granny square, this class is for you.  Striped or solid…..you choose; we guarantee your design will be unique!

Intermediate crocheters, Pattern available with class.


African Flower Heart Pillow

Two Sessions       $ 40               Pam

Wednesdays, 2/1, 8            1p – 3p

If you’d admired the African Flower motif projects you see on Ravelry, but are a bit intimidated by all of those pieces, then this is a good project to learn the technique, experiment with color, and finish up quickly.  Crocheted in traditional red and pink…to match your decor…or even honor your favorite team (like our sample!)….you can make one for each of your favorite Valentines!

Advanced Beginner Crocheters, Pattern: African Flower Hippy Heart by Heidi Bears


Finishing Techniques

One Session,             $35                 Mary

Fridays, January 13 and 21       10a – 12p

Come learn some tips from the expert on the best ways to transform your labors of love into beautiful garments or other equally lovely finished products.  From seaming to button holes, to weaving in those pesky ends, Mary will share her knowledge, experience, and tricks.  For all levels.