Free Beginning Knitting and Crochet Classes!

At Northwest Yarns, we are fairly certain that everyone would like to know how to knit and crochet, and if they do not yet know how, it is only because of lack of opportunity. To help populate the world with knitters and crocheters, we offer free beginning knitting and crochet classes!  
If you would like to get your knit and crochet on, please drop by for one of the classes below.  Needles, hooks and yarns for class are available for purchase at our store -- or feel free to bring your own.
If you already know how to knit or crochet, but have questions about your project that you would like some assistance with, feel free to stop by as well!

Beginning Knitting Class - Every Wednesday at 4:00 PM

Beginning Crochet Class - Every Friday at 5:00 PM


Kids are great, and we love teaching the next generation all about fiber arts! Kids that are 13+ are welcome to participate in our classes unaccompanied by adults. Kids younger than 13 years old are required to be accompanied by an adult that will also be participating in class so the adult can provide support both in and out of class.





Beginning Wheel Spinning



Margaret is here to answer the call of all you fledgling spinners out there. In this two part series, you will learn the mechanics of wheel spinning on our various rental wheels. Try out a few and select one that feels best.

Spinners will be provided with fiber for practicing in class. As always, a 10% discount on materials required for classes will be extended to students.

Class Dates & Times: 5/26 & 6/2 1-2:00 pm
Cost: $60

Sign Up for May Beginning Wheel Spinning Class

Sign Up for June Beginning Wheel Spinning Class



Beginning Spindle Spinning Class



Margaret is back and teaching spindle spinning! She will lead a new flock of spinners in Bellingham into the wild blue yonder of fiber arts! Spinners signing up for this spindle spinning class will receive a beginner spindle kit including your very own spindle and fiber for practicing in class. As always, a 10% discount on materials required for classes will be extended to students.

Class Dates & Times: 5/26 & 6/2, 11-12:00 pm
Cost: $60

Sign up for May Beginning Spindle Spinning Class

Sign Up for June Beginning Spindle Spinning Class






Two at a Time Toe Up Socks To Fit 

Knitted Socks

In this intermediate class learn to knit socks two at a time with magic loop from the toe up so they perfectly fit your feet! You'll make cozy house socks with a gusset using bulky weight yarn.  You'll need one skein chunky/Bulky yarn approximately 123 yards we recommend Plymouth Chunky Merino Superwash and size 10 40" circular needles or size to obtain gauge. Students will receive a 10% discount on all materials for the class.

Skills required knitting, purling, and left and right increases and decreases.

Dates/Time: June 13th & 20th 6-7:30pm
Cost: $60
Two at a Time Toe Up Socks To Fit Sign Up 


Intarsia Knitting 

Intarsia carrot

Learn all the techniques used in Intarsia knitting. This class will teach you how to knit areas of color such as pictures, shapes or polka dots into your projects. You will learn how to keep your tension even as you work each color change and how to avoid gaps in the fabric. You will also learn how to evaluate and design intarsia patterns along with the use of color charts using multiple yarns, carrying yarns and carrying and interlocking new yarn colors. Bring your own swatch pattern, or one will be provided.  Classes will include two two hour sessions with practice time in class and homework between classes. Additional information will be provided upon class registration.

Materials required: 3 balls of worsted weight yarn in different colors, and a pair of size 8 needles. 
Students will receive 10% off materials purchased for the class

Date/Time: : Saturday June 15th & 22nd 11- 1pm
Cost: $45
Sign up for Intarsia Knitting 



Beginning Lace Knitting

Lace Knitting
Want to make holes in your knitting... on purpose? Do we have a class for you! Join us for this beginning lace class, and learn how to knit the Gothic Lace Cowl by Tin Can Knits. This beginning lace class will guide you through all the lace knitting basics you need to complete this lovely cowl, including basic knitted lace increases and decreases, reading lace charts, how to read your knitting, and how to use lifelines.


Class Dates & Times:  6/29, 11-12:30
Cost: $45

Sign Up for Beginning Lace Knitting