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Trunk Show and Yarn Dying Workshop

Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 for the dye workshop.  Limit 12 students.  Cost $40.00 for the class ( due at sign up) and $40.00 for the materials (due at time of class).  Sign up now!!! 757-486-5648.

Trunk show and meet and greet, Friday, April 17th at 4pm.  Check it out!!


*Dye two skeins: One hand painted variagated skein
One ombre skein from a pre-knitted blank
*Learn to use commercial grade acid dyes safely.
*Discuss color theory, inspiration and what to knit with yarn
dyed in these particular ways!
*Take home two skeins of yarn that YOU dyed!
*No experience necessary!

*Class Price: $40
*Supplies Fee: $40
*Class is 3 hours
*Wear clothes that you don’t mind being stained or wear an apron. All other supplies provided.
The Yarn Club Saturday, April 18
11 am-3 pm



Classes are taught by experienced knitters with patience and support.  We offer classes from beginner to advanced techniques to satisfy the most inquisitive knitter.  Our Staff is always available to help.  Bring in a dropped stitch or a late night goof and we will do our best to get you back on track.


Join us Wednesday evenings from 5 - 8 for evening social knitting and crochet.  Stop by to see what's knitting up at The Yarn Club, meet new friends and learn new techniques. 



Learn To Knit

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Knitting is fun and simple once you know the basics. The Intro to knitting class will teach you the fundamentals that you need to know to begin a long and wonderful friendship with your needles. In the first class we will learn basic cast on techniques, how to knit and purl, we will introduce you to different types of yarn, and have you become familiar with the online community of Ravelry. You will be provided with practice yarn; however, you will need to purchase your needles and project yarn at The Yarn Club before class starts. The class is 2 weeks with a week between them. I will be here during the off week so you can come in to ask questions or get any help you may need. The second week of class we will begin our projects. I have chosen 4 scarf patterns and 4 shawl patterns for you to choose from. You can find the pattern information on Ravelry. If you have any questions, please ask for Jillian at the shop and I will be happy to get back to you.

 Two session class.

Cost: $45.00 plus materials


Beginner Crochet – Shawl Class

Dates: April 11, 12:00-2:00

Time: 10am-12noon

Cost: $35 plus materials

Melissa is taking the “Seems like Old Times” shawl and livening it up with different textured and colored yarns!  This is a great beginner shawl, and by choosing different colors and textured yarns, each shawl in this class will be unique!  

During this class you will go beyond basic stitches (ie. Double crochet) to create simple lace, learn how to use different yarns in the same project and how to read a crochet chart.  If you do not know how to do basic crochet stitches, please join us for the Basic Crochet Stitch Class on April 11 (see below).


1 skein Fingering Weight Yarn (350yds or more) – such as Baah La Jolla or Aspen, Tosh Sock, Anzula Nebula or Anzula Squishy.

4 Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails (50 yds each, located beside the register)

1 Skein of Mohair or Lace Weight yarn (optional, for experimenting with different textures.  Sample uses NFC Silk Mohair.)  You may need an extra skein of fingering if you do not use the Mohair.

G Hook (or size desired to obtain gauge)

1 Locking stitch marker


Optional Pre: Class

Learn Basic Crochet Stitches

Date: Saturday April 11

Time: 10am-11:30am

($10 those in the Shawl Class, $25 those not)

For those who have never held a crochet hook and want to learn the basic stitches before starting their first project.  This class will teach you chaining, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet. 

There is no specific pattern in this class, it is purely to help people to learn how to do the individual crochet stitches before starting their first project.

Supplies needed:

Fingering or above weight yarn

Appropriate sized hook (G for Fingering weight)


Fish Lips Kiss Socks with Lora

Monday April 13 at 10am for session 1

Saturday, April 25th 10:00am for session 1

It's back!!!!

You will need 1 skein of Biscotte & Cie Sock yarn divided in two cakes

a 32"-40"size US 0-1 Needle for Magic Loop

Cost:  class 1 is $25.00, class 2 is $15.00.  All the help in the world is free


Secret Garden Shawl by LilyGo Crochet-a-Long

Wednesdays at 3pm.  You may join in any time.

Free meet up with Melissa.  Yarn must be purchased from The Yarn Club.

Materials: 450-1700 yds of laceweight or light fingering yarn.  F crochet hook, size 8 beads, and stitch markers.


Knit-a-long with Sock Yarn Shawls Book II or Knockout Knits


Mondays starting at 2pm


Crochet – Beyond the Basic


Students must know and be proficient with the basic crochet stitches. This class is perfect for students that have taken the beginning crochet class and have practiced and completed a basic project. This is also a class for those that need a refresher, want to learn advanced stitches and techniques or want to learn how to read a written or charted pattern.

Different yarn choices, types and patterns will be discussed.

Students will need to sign up for if not already.

Because of the difference in skill sets the class project will be tailored for each student. Students will need to contact Sheila Rakes by email ( to discuss a project for the class. Student will be responsible for getting their pattern, appropriate hook and yarn prior to the start of class. Supplies must be purchased at The Yarn Club.

Pattern sugestions:

Elise Shawl by Evan Plevinski

dent de Lion Shawlette by Abigail  Bailey

Garbo by Nancy L. Drew

Jewel of the Shrug by Kristin Omdahl

Mini skeins of practice yarn will be provided.

After the initial class, students are encouraged to attend a “crochet a long” with the instructor for additional help if needed.

Cost: $35.00


KnitCompanion Class


– Learn about the apps popular capabilities.  Transforms any pdf pattern into highly interactive knitting instructions and lets you track you progress through a pattern including sliding markers, counters, highlights, and annotations.  Work for all types of patterns including charts!

Requirements – IPAD or IPAD Mini, or any iDevice that supports iOS 5.x. KnitCompation free app (for basic class) or purchased app (for complete class).    KnitCompation is 0.99 cents for 30 days or $9.99 for a one year subscription.  Must be signed up on Ravelry.

Disclaimer from Sheila– "I am not a registered KnitCompanion instructor but have a working knowledge of the app and its capabilities.  As with any program, there will be features that I may not have working knowledge of and we will not cover all features in this class.  This basic and more complete class will give you a working knowledge of the app and its capabilities and allow you to start using this wonderful tool for your knitting projects."  

Cost: $35.00 plus KnitCompanion Download fee






Rusty Boyd:

Rusty Boyd has spent a lifetime with fiber.  He learned to crochet at age 9 and at age 34, he learned to knit, fulfilling a lifelong dream and carrying on an aunt’s legacy.  Rusty’s own designs have been published by Skacel, Love of Knitting, and Love of Crochet Magazines.  He enjoys knitting socks (2 at a time), finding new shades of orange, and most recently spinning his own yarn.


Sue Alfred recently moved from the Northern Virginia area. She and her husband have retired to a cottage in Sandbridge along with a zoo of 4 cats, a dog, a bird, fish and many orchids. She learned to knit as a teenager. But, after having two boys and working full time, knitting went by the wayside. Forty years later, a friend said she would like to learn to knit. Sue started knitting again to teach her friend and knitting became a passion. She has worked for the past 7 years in a local yarn shop in Haymarket, VA called Needles in the Haymarket. There she taught beginning knitting, beginning crochet, entrelac, Advent lace scarf, casting on and off with an I-Cord, and Judy’s magic cast on for toe up socks. Sue is known to be a very patient teacher and really enjoys teaching.


Stephanie is a married mother of 4 (three boys, one girl) with a wee bit of a crafting addiction. She took up crocheting when her second child was a few months old, and followed this up with dyeing, knitting, spinning, and weaving. In her spare time that she manages to squeeze out of her busy life, she also does some jewelry and wire work, dabbles in photography, and is experimenting with various body care products.