December 2014

We have wrapped up classes for 2014.  January and February schedules are being finalized and we have some exciting new project for 2015.  Join our email list and get the new information first! Thank you for a wonderful 2014.




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, Nov. 17 & 24, 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


Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 - 8:30 PM     OR

Saturday, November 15, 1:45-4:45 PM

  Class Fee: $25

This simple technique looks complicated (don’t we love that?!!) and can be adapted to many garments.  Just in time for the holidays, we are sure you will want to make at least 4! You will need 2 different colors of sock weight yarn and a circular needle, 24” US #5.  You can use a heavier weight yarn for a larger scarf.  Pattern included in class fee.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker


Saturday, November 15, 10:30-1:30

Class Fee: $18

Have you been a little skittish about adding color to your knitting?  This is the class for you!  Prerequisites for this class:  you must know how to cast on, knit a swatch to gauge and knit in the round.  Homework before class: choose 2 colors DK weight, knit a swatch to 6 stitches per inch, cast on and knit 2 rounds.  Pattern included with class fee.  Instructor: Julie Koeppen


Friday, November 21, 1:00—4:00PM    OR   Tuesday, December 2, 5:30—8:30 PM

Class Fee: $25

Mistakes happen! This class will help make correcting mistakes easier and learning how to fix your goofs increases your confidence and skill level.  There is homework before the class but the good news, you won’t be graded! Using worsted weight yarn in a light color on size US 7 needles, knit 4 swatches, 24 stitches wide and 4-6 inches long.  Three of these swatches should be stockinette stitch (knit one side, purl other side) and one swatch garter stitch (knit every row).  Do not bind off the swatches.  Put the live stitches on holders with at least 36 inches of yarn attached.  Bring your swatches, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hook and if you have one, a circular needle size US3 or smaller. Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker


Thursday, Nov. 20, 1-3:30 PM OR Monday, December 8, 1—3:30 PM
Class Fee: $15
Includes all supplies and pattern!

Bells are always in season and these ahhDORable felted ones can be made in all different sizes and colors. We will provide 100% wool yarn in an assortment of weights so you can choose your comfort level — large to small. Bring your DPNs sizes US #8, #10 and #11. You will do the fun felting at home but instructions will be given. Instructor: Linda Boyle



3 Saturdays:  Nov. 8, 10:30—12:30, Nov. 22, 10:30—1:30 & Dec. 6, 10:30—12:30

Class Fee: $45

These socks are of the top-down variety and you will be using worsted weight yarn. There are three classes with one “no class” week between sessions so no excuses for not getting all your homework completed!  Please note that the second session is three hours long.  You will need one skein of worsted weight yarn wound into 2 balls and two circular needles size US 4 or size needed to obtain gauge of 6 stitches per inch.  The needles can both be 16” or 24” or one of each.  Pattern provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker



Saturday, November 22, 1:45-4:15 PM  OR   Friday, December 21, 12:30—3:00 PM

Class Fee: $10 PLUS purchase of yarn

Boot cuffs are hot fashion items again this year and while we are not always first out of the gate with the latest trend, we do know these are very attractive AND easy to knit! Learn cables and knitting in the round while you whip out what could be your Go To holiday gift.  You will need a skein of aran weight yarn, we are recommending Homestead by Plymouth, size US 8, 16” circular needles or size needed to get the gauge of 3.5 stitches per inch. Pattern provided.  Instructor: Julie Koeppen


2 Mondays, December 1 & 8, 5:45 - 7:45 PM

Class Fee: $25

The Estonian Rib design mimics the Entrelac technique but without all the work! This pattern pops with the high-contrast combination of Mini Solid and slow-striping Mini Mochi sock yarn.  You will learn a nice double rim technique, knitting in the round with circulars and DPNs and decreasing in pattern. This is the perfect class for those who have finished beginning knitting. You will need 1 ball each of Mini Mochi sold and striping, 16” circular and DP needles in size to get gauge, probably US #4 and also a 16” US 3.  Pattern provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker 



Friday, November 14, 1—3:30 OR Tuesday, November 18, 5:30—8 PM
Class Fee: Free with the purchase of Zoom Loom Kit**
** If you already have a loom, purchase the animal kit and bring your loom.

If you haven’t seen the shop sample of these Zoom Loom animals, you must stop in. Zoom Looms are great fun and a good way to use up yarn bits; these kits open up a world of ideas —- as in animal world! We’ve got lions, sheep, frogs, turtles and chameleons. (Oh My!)


2 Saturdays, December 13 & 20th, Noon—5 PM
Class Fee: Free but we ask you use yarn or kits purchased from us.

Why not treat yourself to some relaxing knitting or crocheting during this busy season? It’s the perfect time to finish up last minute gifts or whip out something new like a beaded bracelet or necklace, mini ornaments or decorations. We’ll have the spiced cider in the crock pot!


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!

  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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