Classes

 CLASSES & SPECIAL EVENTS: WINTER 2016

To register for a class, 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 free in the Smith's Shoes plaza, and our well-lit, clean, flat, and convenient parking lot makes us very accessible. For those with mobility 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 classes. Thanks!
 


KNITTING CLASSES

OMG Sock: Toe-Up -- $39
two Saturdays: January 30 & February 13, 2016. 10:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

Many of our favorite sock knitters rave about this technique! Purchase your copy of the pattern at home or in the shop via Ravelry
Techniques covered: Judy's magic cast-on and toe-up sock techniques. 
Materials Needed / Homework:  approx. 400yds of sock-weight yarn and appropriate needles.  All materials are available at In a Yarn Basket and discounted 10% for the class. 

How to Make the Most of Ravelry -- $12
Saturday, February 6, 2016. 12-2pm
Instructor: Erin Halsey

Ravelry.com is an amazing website for knitters, crocheters, and spinners. It's a robust database for yarn and patterns as well as the premiere social media site for yarn-crafters! Learn how to take advantage of the resources Ravelry has to offer, from the advanced search tools to advice forums to pattern shopping.
Materials Needed: Bring your favorite electronic device and connect to our free wifi.

Make Your Own Roving Indiana Passport Pouch -- free!
Monday, February 15, 2016. 1:00-2:30pm OR 5:30-7:00pm

Create your own knit or crochet passport for the yarn crawl! Easily fits your passport, business cards, receipts, and souvenirs from your travels! Registration is required, so sign up today!
Materials Needed: 
Knit: 110yds/65g feltable worsted-weight wool; US 9 needles; notions kit. 
Crochet: 120yds/70g feltable worsted-weight wool; size G or H crochet hook; notions kit.
All materials are available at In a Yarn Basket and discounted 10% for the class.

L-Train Scarf -- $TBD
Saturday, February 20, 2016. 10:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Julie Koeppen

This slipped-stitch scarf pattern is easier than it looks. Choose one of our ready-made kits, or pick out your own unique combination of colors.
Materials Needed:  two skeins of Mini Mochi sock yarn (one solid, one color-changing) or 200yds each of any solid and self-striping/gradient sock yarns; US 9 needles.
All materials are available at In a Yarn Basket and discounted 10% for the class.

Beginning Knitting for Kids: Doll Hat -- $39
Monday, March 14, 2016. 12-2pm
Instructor: Donna Kinkead

Not going anywhere for Spring Break?  Make a hat for your doll or teddy bear and learn important knitting and pattern-reading skills.
Materials Needed:  200yds worsted-weight yarn (Encore recommended); 16" US 9 circular needles (included in class price -- a $17 value!)

Advanced Beginning Knitting for Kids: Toasty Headband -- $39
Monday, March 15, 2016. 3-5pm
Instructor: Donna Kinkead

Use the skills you learned in the Beginning Knitting for Kids class to make a toasty headband for yourself that you can personalize.
Materials Needed:  200yds worsted-weight yarn(Encore recommended); 16" US 9 circular needles (included in class price -- a $17 value!)

PRIVATE LESSONS
Knitting and Crocheting

$18 for the first hour; $​​15 for subsequent hours; $12 for subsequent half-hours

Interested in learning the basics one-on-one or with a friend? Brushing up on rusty techniques? Stuck on a particular project? Call and schedule your private lesson so we can give you the personal attention you need! Materials purchased for private lessons are also discounted 10%.


SPECIAL EVENTS & MULTI-MONTH KNIT-ALONGS

Monthly Granny Square (Crochet) -- $5/session
the first Tuesday of most months, January-May & August-November 2016, 6-8pm
(​We will not meet in March, June, or July, so we will occasionally meet twice a month to make up the difference.)
Instructor: Sherry Weeks.
 
Learn to crochet the “Granny Square” way: a timeless classic that can be used to create a whole array of items, from clothing and afghans to toys and household goods.  In this class, you will learn to make nine 12”x 12” granny squares that can then be incorporated into an afghan.
Techniques covered:  chains, single crochet, double crochet, weaving in ends.
Materials Needed:  one 200yd skein of worsted weight yarn (sample knitted in Encore); one crochet hook in size F, G, or H. All materials are available at In a Yarn Basket and discounted 10% for the class.

Cave Point Shawl KAL -- free!
three Tuesdays: January 19, February 16 & March 15, 2016.  5:30-7:30pm

The crescent-shaped Cave Point Shawl by Paula Emons-Fuessle looks great in our JaggerSpun Green Line sport-weight wool. The main body of the shawl is stockinette with garter-ridges, making it perfect for knitting while socializing. Come see it in person at the shop, and join us to work on it together.
 

Metamorphic Sweater KAL -- $5/session for the first two sessions
three Wednesdays: January 20 (rescheduled to Thursday , January 21), Feburary 17 & March 23, 2016.  6-8pm
Instructor: Lisa Ross.
 
We're knitting Lisa Ross's Metamorphic pullover over two months. This beautiful henley-style unisex sweater comes in an impressive 16 sizes: 6 months to adult 3XL (58" chest). The last session (March 23) will be a party, with free admission!  If you're intimidated by colorwork, consider taking Lisa's stranded headband class on Saturday, January 16, to boost your confidence.
 

Child for All Seasons Mystery KAL (MKAL)
August 2015-June 2016
Spring Collection Debut Party, Saturday, February 13, 1-3pm

Over the course of 2015 and 2016, local designers Lisa Ross and Stephanie Lotven are publishing twelve seasonal children's patterns.. Each of four seasonal collections will include a boy's garment, a girl's garment, and an accessory.  The full twelve-pattern Child for All Seasons collection, the seasonal collections, and the individual patterns are available for purchase on Ravelry. Visit the shop to see the Autumn and Winter garments in person, and check out the Child for All Seasons MKAL group on Ravelry.


ON-GOING ACTIVITIES & GROUPS -- FREE

You are welcome to join these events anytime.

SOCKS-AND-SOCK-YARN CLUB
First Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7:30pm
Get 15% off all regular-priced sock yarn!

Join us for two hours of nothing but socks and/or anything knitted or crocheted with sock-weight yarn.  This is not an opportunity to learn how to make socks, but questions are welcome -- and so are snacks!

RIGID HEDDLE SUPPORT GROUP
Second Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7:30pm

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.

BOOK CLUB
Second Wednesday of every month, January-May 2016, 5:30-7:00pm

Our book club has no “official” membership, so please join us anytime for one of our book club discussions when the book selection piques your interest. Suggestions for future books are solicited from the group and will be voted on by all. We will strive to choose books that are available in paperback, e-book, or Audible format to help keep costs down (so you can save your money for yarn)!  Don’t forget to check the local library too. Other advantages: You get to knit during the book club discussion! You’ll meet new friends, knit and chat away…oh, and snack! Feel free to bring goodies to share.

  TUESDAY LUNCH BUNCH
Every Tuesday, 11:30am-1:30pm (adults only, please)

Lunch Bunch -- because you need an excuse to leave work for lunch and craft with friends for a while!  If driving at night isn't your thing, join us during the day for crafting and lunch.  Sometimes we also have charity projects you can work on. (Please don't arrive too early -- we don't open until 11:00am!)  The first Lunch Bunch of each month is an optional pitch-in / pot-luck.  Secret family recipes and store-bought chips are equally welcome. We'll provide drinks and plates/plasticware/napkins.

  THURSDAY NIGHT KNIT & CROCHET
Every Thursday, 6-8pm (adults only, please)

Knit Night is FREE and open to all fiber addicts.  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 a few hours, and enjoy some uninterrupted knitting/crocheting.  The First Thursday Night Knit & Crochet of each month will be an optional pitch-in  Secret family recipes and store-bought chips are equally welcome.  We'll provide drinks and plates/plasticware/napkins.

As a courtesy to us and in the spirit of good manners, we ask that at Lunch Bunch and Knit & Crochet Night, 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!

 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

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:  $18 first hour for beginning knit or crochet; $15 subsequent hours.  10% discount on materials required for classes.  Call us for more information: 812-330-5394, or email us at yarnsales@inayarnbasket.com.  

BUILD A CLASS

We love parties — why not let us be your entertainment? Birthdays, holidays or Friends' 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.

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¨ 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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