March 2015

To register for classes call or stop by the shop.  Payment is requested at the time of registration to guarantee your spot.  All class supplies are available at In a Yarn Basket and will be discounted 10%.  PLEASE bring your “doodads” to all classes!  This is your tool box of supplies; scissors, stitch markers, pencil, tape measure, tapestry needles and crochet hooks.

Parking is economical down here on South Walnut Street —- as in FREE!  Our well lit, clean, flat and convenient parking lot makes us very accessible.  For those with handicap challenges, the designated parking places are close to our door.  If you have a driver, have them pull up at the fire lane for easy drop off and pick up. 

 Many of our customers and employees are highly sensitive to fragrances so we ask that you please refrain from wearing personal body fragrances to class.  We very much appreciate this.


ALL CROCHET CLASSES are private lessons, scheduled at your convenience.  Call or email to schedule whatever you would like to learn or skill you would like to improve.  We specialize in beginners to advanced!


KNIT 101

2 Mondays, February 23 & March 2,  5:45—7:45

 Class Fee $42

This is a basic, generic, no-frills just learn how to knit class.  And you will succeed!  All you need is a pair of scissors and your positive attitudes (but chocolate to share never hurts)!  By the time your four hours of class time are finished, you will be ready to start a scarf, washcloth or enroll in one of our many beginning knitting classes.  Class fee includes yarn, needles and our favorite “How to Knit” books. Instructor:  Kathy Shewmaker


 Friday, March 6, 1:30—4:30 PM

Class Fee $26

Crochet, cable, knitted, long-tail, provisional, stretchy, magic loop--- what do they have in common? If you know they are all cast on techniques you get to sit next to the teacher! How about I-cord, bias, suspended, invisible ribbed or sewn? These are some of the of Cast Off (or Bind Off) techniques you will practice in class.  Learn when and why a specific Cast On or Bind Off should be used and possibly discover a method you enjoy much more than the way you’ve always done it.  For the Cast Off techniques,  please have several “live” swatches knitted from worsted weight yarn, 20—30 stitches cast on.  Handouts will be provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker


Tuesday, February 24th, 5:30—7:30 PM   OR  Friday, February 27th, 12:30—2:30 PM

Class Fee: $12

This is one of the hottest techniques on Ravelry and once you figure it out there are endless possibilities!  The pattern is free on Ravlery so you need to print it out and bring your own copy as well as your stash yarn; colorful, space-dyed, self-striping or lots of different colors in the same weight.  AND needles in the appropriate size for your yarn.  Come play with us!


3 Mondays: March 9, 23, & 30,  6—7:30 PM

  Class Fee: $38

This adorable child’s vest is loaded with techniques that will broaden your knitting skill set.  If you are a beginning knitter, this is the perfect first garment project.  More experienced knitters will enjoy the color changes and may even learn a new technique like the Old Norwegian Cast On, joining and working in the round, changing colors so there is no jog (Jogless Stripe), decreasing, picking up and knitting, Twisted Stitch Stretchy Bind off and Seaming.  Materials needed: five different colors, 100 grams each, of worsted weight yarn, one 24” circular needle in the size to obtain the gauge of 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch, another 24” circular needle AND set of DPNs in a size smaller than main needle, 2 stitch markers, stitch holder and tapestry needle. Before the first class: knit a swatch with the correct gauge and bring to class.  There are two weeks between the first and second class to allow for homework.  Pattern included in the class fee.  Instructor: Lisa Ross


Aeon Vest

6 Wednesdays: March 25, April 1, 15, 29, May 13 & 27, 5:45—7:45 PM

Class Fee: 

Free if you purchase the yarn from us.  $10 per session if you use stash yarn

This stylish vest is knitted from the top down beginning with a twisted ribbed collar. Fronts and back are worked separately until they are joined under the arms.  This garment is loaded with techniques and wonderful details, like pockets! For Intermediate knitters, which you probably are but don’t think you are!  We will be holding your hand and knitting along with you.  You do need to purchase your own pattern on Ravelry.  Our shop sample is knitted with Malabrigo Rios but any yarn with a gauge of 19 stitches / 4” in Stockinette Stitch will work.  Spaces are limited and you must have completed a gauge swatch by the first class. 



Top Down Your Way

3 Tuesdays,  March 24, 31 & April 7, 5:45—7: 45 PM

Class Fee: $49

In a Yarn Basket’s sock guru will teach you Sock Anatomy, knitting in the round, knitting a heel flap, turning the heel, working a gusset and decreasing for the toe.  You choose how you want to knit your socks; double pointed needles or two circular needles. The only prerequisites are you must know how to cast on and knit.  This class uses worsted weight yarn and the appropriate sized needle to get a gauge of 6 stitches per inch, usually US # 4 or 5, which makes the project easier to see and faster to knit.  We have OODLES of worsted weight yarn and remember, all purchases for class materials are discounted 10%.    Pattern provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

Two Socks on Two Needles, Two Socks on One Needle

Call or email us to arrange a private or semi-private lesson



Monday & Wednesday, March 16 & 18   OR

Tuesday & Thursday, March 17 & 19,  2—3:30 PM

Class Fee: Beginner (includes supplies) $34    Intermediate $26 (Plus supplies)

This is a two session, multi-level class designed for children 8 years and older. The beginner project is an adorable bunny and all supplies are included.  For those with experience and are comfortable with the fundamentals of knitting will have the option of a fashionable ruffle scarf or a hat and may need to purchase appropriate yarn and needles in addition to class fee.  Class size limited.  Instructor: Donna Kinkead


You are welcome to join these events anytime.


First Wednesday of every month 5:30 - 7:30 PM


Join us for two hours of nothing but socks and/or all things knitted or crocheted with sock weight yarn. Are you confused yet?  Attendees will receive 15% OFF any of our sock yarn. This is not an opportunity to learn how to make socks but questions are encouraged and so are snacks!


Second Tuesday of every month 5:30 - 7:30 PM


Do you have a rigid heddle loom that you need to dust off and get warped? We hear you and are ready to help!  This "club" is a support group to help you warp that loom, encourage your creative side and get you weaving! As a courtesy to us and in the spirit of good manners, we ask that you work on projects with yarn you have purchased from our shop.



  THURSDAY NIGHT KNIT / CROCHET (adults only, please)

6 - 8 PM

Knit Night is FREE and open to all fiber addicts.  As a courtesy to us and in the spirit of good manners, we ask that you work on projects with yarn you have purchased from our shop.  Some shops make this a requirement but we aren't that heavy handed.  We do like to see yarn you have purchased from yarn shops on your travels but box store and mail order yarn --- not so much!  If you are having problems with a project, need help with a technique or a bit of reassurance as you learn a new skill, this is the perfect forum.   Our staff and teachers are always available and eager to help.  If you don’t need any guidance, Knit Night is a great way to meet people in the fiber community, be inspired by what others are doing, get away from the family for few hours and enjoy some uninterrupted knitting/crocheting.


Sometimes group lessons don’t fit the busy lives of our customers and no one should miss out on the fun.  Getting personalized, individual attention means no down time so you will be sailing along very quickly.  We offer private lessons for beginning knitting and crochet, socks and just about any project or technique you can think of.  Fee: $26 first hour for Beginning knit or crochet and supplies are included;  $20 first hour for any other technique and $15 subsequent hours.  Call us for more information: 330-5394, or email us at  


We love parties so why not let us be your entertainment? Birthdays, holidays or Friend’s Night Out, we specialize in youth to adults and will build a class for whatever your group would like to do — crochet, knit, needle felt or wet felt.  Some classes will include materials so the cost will vary.  Call or email for more information.


¨ Several of our customers and staff are highly sensitive to fragrances so we ask that you PLEASE refrain from wearing fragrances to classes. 

¨ During classes please be courteous and silence your cell phones. 




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