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yarns etc… Classes in Chapel Hill


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.

Open Knit


Wednesdays from 11:00a to 1:00p  and Saturday 2:00-4:00p

Bring your current project and sit and relax for an hour or two with other friendly knitters.

Needle Felting: Create a Fantasy Creature

$85        3 sessions + materials      Wendy L. Feldmann of Waltzing Dog Studios

Back by popular demand!  

Learn from the master who created all the beautiful fantasy creatures you’ve admired at Yarns etc… Needle Felting skills covered will include basic needle felting, creating and attaching appendages, how to blend color and fibers, and surface application of fibers. More advanced help will be available for those needing it.  Price includes basic supplies.

Wednesday February 21, 28, March 7       6:00 -8:00pm

Learn to Knit

$30       Single session for novice knitters                   DJ

Knit, purl, bind-off, cast-on.  All the skills you need to start your first knitting project.

Saturday    January 13           10:30 – 12:30p

Saturday    February 10         10:30a – 12:30p

Saturday    March 10             10:30a – 12:30p


Knitting 201

$30             Single session               DJ

You’ve learned the knit and purl stitches, as well as cast-on and bind off. Now let’s take it up a notch. Learn  how to read a pattern and  how to perform the the most used increases, decreases, and other important tools you’ll need when shaping your work or even knitting simple lace patterns. Also, this class covers simple problem solving skills so you can get yourself out of a knitting jam.

Sunday, January 28         3:00 – 5:00pm

Saturday, February 24    4:00 – 6:00pm

Saturday, March 17          4:00 – 6:00pm

Continental Knitting- ‘picking’

$ 30                       Single session                     Jane

Know how to knit English/American but want to learn Continental (aka the other way)?
It’s great for color-work and it will give your hands a rest by using other muscles.
Many say it’s a faster way to knit, so if you want to speed things up, give this try. Join us for a 2 hour workshop.

Monday, January 22      1:00-3:00pm

Monday, January 29      7:00-9:00pm

Finishing your projects

Single session          $25                 Mary       

Bring your nearly finished project to get professional help completing it and  learn to finish like a pro yourself.

Tuesday  Jan 9            10:00a – 12:00p

Tuesday Feb 6,            10:00a – 12:00p

Tuesday March 6        10:00a – 12:00p

Learn to Crochet

Single session          $38                    Jody

No experience necessary! Learn the basics of crochet and open a door of crafting fun! Students need to purchase 1 skein of solid light colored worsted weight yarn and a 5.5mm/’I’ crochet hook

Sunday     Jan 7      2:30-4:30p

Knit a Top-down Sweater

3 sessions             $55                Jane

Top-down knitting makes this project easy to shorten or lengthen to your needs and requires no seaming at the end.

Basic knitting skills required. Pattern from Pure and Simple, or one of your choosing. Pattern and yarn need to be chosen before class begins. Yarn to be purchased only from Yarns etc…

Class will meet every other week to allow plenty of time for knitting.

February 8, 22, March 8           6:30-8:30pm


3 classes          $50             Mary

Friday  Feb 2, 9, 16       10:00a-12:00p

Get the information and support you need to knit your perfect pair of socks.


Knitting with Color! – Fair Isle Tecniques

$25   Single session            Mary

Always wanted to try to make those beautiful colowork designs using 2 colors at once? Come learn the basics of stranded knitting and watch your garments take on exciting new options and looks!

Wednesday  Feb 28     6:00-8:00pm

Knitting Tips and Tricks

 $25    Single session            Mary 

Come find out all the little tricks the pros know that make your knitting so much easier and better looking at the same time!

Wednesday Feb 21      6:00-8:00 pm

General Knit with Mary

6 classes per session      $75

Pick a project and knit in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Now’s the time to tackle that project that’s a bit outside your comfort zone.

Tuesday  7:00 – 9:00p

1st series

Jan 9, 16, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

 2nd series

March 6, 13, 20, April 3, 10, 17