Workshops at Lion Brand Yarn Outlet

Workshops 2017

Summer sessions begin July 10!

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Sunday July 9:

      My First Lace Shawl

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

In this 3-hour workshop students will learn the basic principles of lace knitting, how to properly work a yarnover, strategies for keeping track of their work, how to undo mistakes (a crucial skill for lace knitters!), and how to insert and use a lifeline. We will also tease out the stitch multiple from the pattern instructions, and discuss how to bind off loosely and block the finished shawl. Students will learn new techniques on a small swatch in class and cast on for their project before the end of the session. 

Tuition: $55/ 3 hour session

Skill Prerequisite: Must know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off without supervision. 

  • Materials~
  • Yarn: 1 ball Shawl in a Ball in the color of your choice
  • Needles: Size US 10.5 (6.5mm)
  • Accessories: Stitch markers, scissors, yarn needle.

Sunday July 16

Crochet Bowls & Baskets

11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Soft crocheted bowls and baskets are a great way to display a collection of seashells, yarn or even fruit! They can be made to coordinate with seasonal decor and their softness creates a welcoming feel in any room. In this class students will make a small bowl and learn the crochet magic ring beginning, working in the round to make the flat bottom and the vertical sides, how to crochet a handle and more.

Tuition: $55 / 2.5 hour session

Skill Prerequisite: Must know how to chain, sc, hdc.

  • Materials~
  • Yarn: 2 balls Fast Track yarn in contrasting colors
  • Hooks: Bring a selection of hooks in sizes K 10.5 (6.5mm) – N 13 (9mm)
  • Accessories: Stitch markers, scissors, large eye blunt needle.


Sunday July 23

Continental Knitting

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

In continental knitting, sometimes known as European knitting, or left-hand knitting, the yarn is held in the left hand. Continental knitting is a very efficient method of knitting, requiring the shortest number of specific hand motions per stitch. This knitting style is often easier to learn for people with crocheting experience, since the way the yarn is fed is very similar to crochet. In this class you will learn how easy it is to convert to continental knitting and a k1 p1 rib will never be the same again! 

Tuition: $50/ 2 hour session

Prerequisite Classes: Knitting 1 or skills listed below.

Skills Required: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Recognize the knit and purl stitch and be able to work them in a pattern without supervision. 

  • Materials ~
  • Yarn: bring or buy 1 ball of smooth, light colored worsted weight yarn. 
  • Needles: Bring size US 8 or 9 or the size you use to work worsted weight yarn. 

Sunday July 30

Crochet Amigurumi – Elephant

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Making little toys, or amigurumi, is a great way to learn new skills! They are quick to complete and pack a lot of technique into a small package. Making this adorable elephant you’ll learn a variety of shaping and finishing techniques.

Tuition: $60 / 3 hour session.

  • Materials~
  • Yarn: 1 ball Vanna’s Choice in Silver Blue (or color of your choice)
  • Hooks: Bring crochet hooks size US G or H. Amigurumi should be worked at a tight gauge to keep the fiberfill from showing through.
  • Accessories: fiberfill included

Sunday August 6

Log Cabin Basics for Knit & Crochet

11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Log Cabin blankets are a classic for both knit and crochet. This workshop will examine the basic structure of log cabin patterns, some of the fascinating effects that can be created with color choice as well as the techniques to create it for both knitters and crocheters.

Tuition: $55 / 2.5 hour session

Skill Prerequisite: Must have basic skills to make a rectangle in either knit or crochet.

  • Materials ~
  • Yarn: 2 balls of Hometown USA in light, contrasting colors
  • Tools: Needle or hook appropriate to the yarn
  • Accessories: Stitch markers, scissors

Sunday August 13

Chevron Shaping for Knit & Crochet

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Take a turn for the dramatic! Chevrons and ripples are fun to work and create dramatic effects with bright contrasting colors, or more subtle tonal effects with chromatic choices. From scarves to ponchos to blankets, nothing beats a chevron! Students will make a small phone cozy in class.

Tuition: $50 / 2 hour session

Prerequisite: Must have basic skills to make a rectangle in either knit or crochet.

  • Materials ~
  • Yarn: 2 balls of worsted weight yarn in light, contrasting colors
  • Tools: Needle or hook appropriate to the yarn
  • Accessories: Stitch markers, scissors



Classes will be cancelled and noted on this page on the preceding Friday if we do not meet our enrollment minimums.
Please note: payment is required to reserve your spot. If we’re closed, please leave a message at 201-939-0611 with your name and the name of the class you wish to sign up for, or fill out the form below and an Outlet Associate will contact you to complete the registration process. In the event a class fills up, we will honor the time stamp on your voice mail or message to determine who signed up first.