619-460-9276 (YARN) info@yarneshop.com

Classes & Workshops

knitting classWe use a workshop format for all of our regular weekly classes. This gives the artist the ability to work at his or her own pace on a project of his or her choosing and at whatever skill level they have at the time. Each class will have participants with a range of skills, from beginner to experienced.

Our experienced instructors are also happy to help you pick out a project that is appropriate to your skill level that will take you to the next level so you can continue to learn.

You can call ahead to let us know you’re coming and what you’d like help with or would like to learn. Making an appointment is encouraged. 

Participants can bring their own materials (yarn, needles/hooks, and/or pattern) to the shop any time during regular business hours – up until 3 p.m. 

Class cost is $25.00 per participant payable at the time of the class. You will receive up to 2 hours of guidance, instruction and support. Want to stay longer? That’s fine. You are welcome to take a second class for $25.00. 

Please note that your 2-hours cannot be split up between sessions. 

Children’s Classes

While we are successful in teaching very young children, in our experience the ideal age to begin teaching children needle arts is when they are around 9 years old. At these ages, the child has the eye, brain, and hand coordination that lets them pick up the knitting, crochet or loom skills relatively easily. Children of these ages are also able to concentrate for an extended period of time so that they can actually absorb all the various details associated with building successful knitting or crochet skills.

crochetWe do not offer a separate class for children, but we encourage parents bring young children on Saturday morning, so they will be rested and ready to learn. We also require a parent or guardian to be present at the class if a child is younger than 14 years old. Note: we do not charge a class fee for a parent or guardian who is supervising their young child taking a class.


Shop Information

7882 La Mesa Blvd.
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 460-YARN (9276)

Summer Hours:
Thursday & Friday from 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Monday - Wednesday & Sundays

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We are not currently hosting any KAL’s or CAL’s.  When we do resume these events, our format for the Knit-Along (KAL) or Crochet-Along (CAL) is different than that of the regular classes. Participants are asked to purchase the project materials from Yarn & Thread Expressions.

In the KAL / CAL format all participants work on the same design. Yarn choices, colors, minor modifications and size are all left to the creative discretion of the participant. The intent of the KAL / CAL is to enable participants to try out a new skill, design, technique, or yarn type. Most of the designs selected are for advanced beginners and up. We encourage everyone to push their skills a bit and suggest you try a project or two.

Be sure to join our email list to be notified of upcoming Knit / Crochet-Along.

Sit ‘n’ Stitch

The weekly Sit ‘n’ Stitch is an informal gathering for all needle artists to enjoy working on their respective projects in the company of other artists. There is no fee for the weekly Sit ‘n’ Stitch, nor is there any formal teaching. Participants do share ideas, designs, techniques, show off finished projects, engage in good conversation, and occasionally someone brings a treat to share with everyone.

Saturday Sit ‘n’ Stitch afternoons are a relaxing and enjoyable way to share your love of the needle arts.  Try to stop by even if you have only a few minutes to spare.

Saturday afternoons from 12:00 pm – 3:00 p.m.

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