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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.

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    September 23         10:30a – 12:30p

Saturday     October 21          10:30a – 12:30p

Saturday   November 11        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.

Monday , October 2    4:00 – 6:00pm

Saturday, November 4    4:00 – 6:00pm

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     Sep 24      2:30-4:30p

Sunday     Nov 5       2:30-4:30p

Sunday     Jan 7      2:30-4:30p

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, Nov 6,  1:00-3:00pm

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.

October 9, 23, November 6      6:30 -8:30pm

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  Oct 3,  10-12

Tuesday Nov 14,  10-12

Tuesday   Dec 5,  10-12

Crochet Halloween Pins

Single session              $45                 Jody

Mmust know how to crochet basic stitches: single crochet, double crochet to attend.

Price includes class fee, handout including the patterns, and kit to make 2 pins – a ghost and a pumpkin.

Sunday, Oct 8  2:30 – 4:30pm

Learn a New Crochet Stitch

Students must know basic crochet stitches: single crochet, double crochet.
Bring to class (or purchase before class) worsted weight yarn and a 5.5mm/’I’ hook  (this is a good project for folks to do 2 or 3 colors)
10/15 Zigzag Crochet (ripple stitch)
11/12 Shell Stitch
12/3 Wrapped Double Crochet


4 classes          $45              Mary

Wednesday 4:oo -6:00p

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

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


General Knit with Mary

5 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

September 19, 26, Oct 10, 17, 24

2nd series

November 14, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19

General Knit with Jane

6 classes                  $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.

Mondays   10a – 12p