FALL 2015


Our regular schedule of classes is in full swing, and we are always available to teach private or semi-private lessons for whatever technique you desire.  Call us to arrange a time that fits your schedule.

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.


Heirloom Knitted Christmas Stocking -- $39
three Saturdays: October 17 & 31 and November 14, 2015. 1-3pm

It's not too late to start on the Christmas stocking you've always wanted to knit for your child or grandchild! And there is nothing to be afraid of because Linda has made hundreds of these and knows all the tricks!  OK, well maybe not a hundred but 8 and still going!  Classes are scheduled every two weeks to allow for homework and becoming comfortable with what might be some new techniques. Pre-Registration is required.

Using Ann Norling's Knitted Christmas Stocking pattern as a guide, you will begin with a provisional cast-on which is not in the pattern but makes life so much easier later! Following a chart, you will knit the design using the Intarsia technique.  Please note that some of the designs are trickier than others and designs like Santa require more yarn and patience.  The body of the stocking is knitted flat, the foot is worked in the round and completed with the Kitchener Stitch.  Other techniques include duplicate stitch, sock construction, I-cord and seaming. Instructor:  Linda Boyle

Materials needed:  Ann Norling pattern, Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran in at least 2 colors (more colors may be needed depending on your design and any DK yarn scraps you have will be fine), 24" circular US #4, set of DPNs US #4, crochet hook size G, scrap worsted weight yarn in a different color than your main yarn and a tapestry needle.  10% discount on materials purchased for class.

Fish Lips Kiss Toe (& Heel) -- $29
Tuesday, October 20.  6-8pm

Some of our favorite sock knitters rave about this interesting technique! The pattern is only $1.00 and available for purchase via Ravelry. Instructor:  Lisa Ross.

Materials needed:  approx. 400yds sock/fingering weight yarn and appropriate needles (circulars or DPNs).  10% discount on materials purchased for class.


Learn to Crochet
Call and schedule your private lesson!
Class Fee: $24 or bring a friend and pay $20 each!


Fall Knit-Along & Wrap-Up Party
August 15 - October 14, 2015
Our Fall KAL -- Martina Behm's Fractal Danger scarf/shawlette -- is even more low-key than the Summer KAL was. All you have to do is knit the scarf and bring it to the wrap-up dessert party on Wednesday, October 14 at 5:30pm. Only finished scarves are eligible for prizes.  If you can't be at the party in person, drop off your FO (tagged with your name) at the shop or send it along with a friend, and you'll be entered in the drawing. Happy knitting, and visit our Ravelry group to join the optional discussion thread!

Harvest Cardigan Fall/Winter KAL -- $5/session
three Saturdays: October 3 & November 7, 2015 & January 9, 2016.  10:30am-12:30pm
Print your copy of the free Harvest Cardigan from The Simple Collection by Tin Can Knits -- available via Ravelry -- and join us to work on it over the course of four months. This great sweater is sized from baby to adult. Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker.

Child for All Seasons Mystery KAL (MKAL)
August 2015-June 2016

Over the course of the next year, local designers Lisa Ross and Stephanie Lotven will publish twelve seasonal children's patterns as a mystery knit-along (MKAL). The Child for All Seasons collection is available for pre-order directly through Ravelry or via In A Yarn Basket. The cost of the collection increases as each new pattern is released, so we recommend pre-ordering now to get the best deal. Visit the shop to see the Autumn patterns in person, and check out the Child for All Seasons MKAL group on Ravelry.


You are welcome to join these events anytime. 

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!

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.

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.

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.

Starting in August, the first Thursday Night Knit/Crochet of each month will be an optional pitch-in / pot-luck.  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 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!



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  


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.


¨ 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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