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New Classes, Knit-a-longs and Crochet-a-longs are happening all month!



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. 



Knitting with charts class with Sheila:

Friday, November 5th 4-6 pm. $25

Anyone that’s wants to learn to knit from charts should join us for this class. You’ll be amazed how much easier it is to knit your lace or cables if you can follow a chart. This will advance your knitting skills!

All you need is a pattern you’d like to knit! Even the most difficult lace pattern or that shawl you’ve always wanted to knit but thought was too difficult. You’re welcome to bring your project/yarn.

If you can’t make it Tuesday let me know and we will arrange another class.


Learn to Crochet

Oct 29th & Nov. 5

Learn the basics of crochet with Sheila.

Cost: 45.00 plus materials


Learn To Knit

November 12 & 19 FULL

December 3 & 10

Get on your needles quickly and find out why we are so addicted to this wonderful craft.  The first class will teach casting on and knitting.  The second class will teach purling and some basic increases, decreases and how to fix mistakes.  Sheila will help you choose a simple project and have you knitting like a pro.

 Two session class.

Cost: $45.00 plus materials


On Wednesday, October 7th at 3pm we will be resuming our Lace CAL group! It is open to anyone to join. You do not need to have crocheted lace to join us, but you do need to be proficient in the basic crochet stitches (chain, single crochet, double crochet, double triple crochet). I will help you read the pattern and learn the more advanced stitches as we come to them.

Our pattern is Wisteria-12 by Bernadette Ambergen. The pattern is available from Bernadette’s Etsy story (see link on pattern page).

You will need approximately 1300 yards of lace weight yarn. On Thursday, September 24th Anzula will be at the shop for a trunk show from 3-6pm. They have some fabulous lace weight yarns such as anzula-Breeze Anzula-Wash My Lace Anzula-Mermaid and Anzula-Meridian. Or we have a bunch of other fabulous lace weight yarns in the shop like Prairie by Madelinetosh.

Let me know if you are joining us (either in shop or virtually through ravelry) and what yarn you are using!


Cabled Poncho Knit-a-long

Fridays from 11-1 with Bonnie


Knit a fantastic fall poncho with big cables and lots of style!

Materials: 7-8 skeins of Chunky yarn such as Tosh Home or Malabrigo Chunky and a US 11 needle.

Cost:  Only the yarn and your needles.


Tea with Jam and Bread Knit-a-Long

Wednesdays in October and November.

Join Terry as she knits up a cozy winter pullover.  This is the perfect follow up project to our Dirty Martini KAL.  Terry is using Malabrigo Rios, I am using Swanns Island Worsted, Copper Corgi Jones Street Worsted or any other Worsted weight yarn will work well.  The pattern contains some short rows and pockets.  these techniques will be taught as you get top them.


Not Quite Plaid

This giant shawl has knocked us off our needles.  Join in on Weekday afternoons and Satrudays to knit a long with friends.  All you need is 4 skeins of fingering weight yarn.  We recommend Baah Yarns, La Jolla for a warm and wonderfully squishy wrap.


PUYU Bias Color Block Wrap

Weekdays around the table.  WARNING!!  This yarn is heighly addictive!

This wrap stole our hearts the minute it jumped on the needles.  Puyu is a super light alpaca and silk blend from Amano yarns.  It feels like a cloud.  This wrap is made up of increases and decreases.  Join us and learn several different techniques.  Uses 6 skeins of yarn and a size 13 neelde.


Kantha KAL


This one is for our more adventurous knitters.

Join Andrea as we tackle Contiguous sleeves, knitting with two different weight yarns, slip stitch techniques, sweater fitting from the top down and much more.


Fish Lips Kiss Socks with Lora

TBA, 10-2 for the toe class.

TBA, 10-12 for the heel class.

Please call to register.  Limit 6 students.

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


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 Ravelry.com 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 (sgrakes@gmail.com) 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: $45.00


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: $45.00 plus KnitCompanion Download fee






This is the fabulous lady who taught me to knit, my Mom. If she could teach me, she can definately help you. Meet with Lora any day around the table and by appointment.

Meet Will. If you know him, you love him. Calm, cool, creative and all around good guy. Will manages the place and can help you learn to knit, crochet or figure out a pesky pattern.

When Terry is not fishing (knitting on the beach with a fishing pole near by) she is around the shop helping out with the patience of a saint. Terry also runs our Wednesday evening Stitch group. If you knit or crochet, please join Terry and her fun Knit-a-longs on Wednesdays.


One of our most talented crocheters and knitters.  Shelia is fantastic at teaching to all skill levels.


Our photographer extraudinere!  Melissa runs our Wednesday Crochet-a-longs each week at 3:00pm.  Hookers unite!

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.