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All Social/Help times have been suspended and classes postponed until further notice due to the Covid-19 virus. Restart date is subject to change.

Virtual help and social time is being offered using Zoom. Please call, email, or follow us on social media for more information.

We offer a wide range of classes and workshops for any skill level, all offered in small-sized groups.
Here, not only will you learn about the yarns themselves, but how to knit, crochet, and more.

Tuesday Social/Help Time with Tony

Join Tony for social/knitting help time!

Every Tuesday morning from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Sliding scale for Help. $10 is suggested. There is never a charge for socializing.

Monday and Friday Social/Help Times with Terry

Join Terry for social/help time!

Every Monday morning 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Every Friday afternoon from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Sliding scale for Help. $10 is suggested. There is never a charge for socializing.

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January 2020

Knit a Shift Cowl or Nightshift Shawl

January 9 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$130.00

Class Dates: Thursdays January 9th, 23rd, February 6th, & 20th Class Hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm Class Cost: $130 for 4 two-hour sessions over 8 weeks. Skill Level: Experienced Beginner - Intermediate Class Description: Choose one of these two hot projects designed by Andrea Mowry to learn or expand your skill in mosaic knitting! Mosaic knitting is the simplest of all the colorwork techniques because you are never working with more than one yarn at a time. These are great projects…

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My First Knit Hat

January 11 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$100.00

Class Date: Saturdays, January 11th, 18th, & 25th. Class Times: 1-3pm Class Cost: $100 + materials Skill Level: Beginner + Class Description: Hats are a great way to begin learning how to knit in the round. You may choose one of these simple yet stylish hat patterns. All are free and available on Ravelry. We can help you with downloading and printing the pattern if needed. Knit Night Hat by Judy Marples (slouchy) Barley by Tin Can Knits (beanie) Classic…

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Sanditon Mystery Knit Along (With the Designer!)

January 12 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$100.00

MKAL Class Dates: Sundays - Jan. 12th, 19th, & 26th, Feb. 2nd, 9th, & 16th. Class time: 11am-12pm Class Description: Join us for the Sanditon Mystery Knit Along is led by the designer - Kristen Ashbaugh Helmreich! Kristen has been designing and leading Mystery Knit Alongs for almost 10 years! Her projects are always fun and engaging and broken into "clues" that coincide with an episode of a favorite TV series. The Sanditon MKAL is based on a brand new…

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Top-Down Circular Yoke Sweaters

January 16 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$130

Class Dates: Thursdays, January 16th, 30th, February 13th, & 27th Class Hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm Class Cost: $130 for 4 two-hour sessions over 8 weeks + class materials. Skill Level: Experienced Beginner to Advanced Class Description: Nearly every top knitwear designer has recently created a top-down, circular yoked sweater! Learn how simple this traditional Nordic design is to knit and while learning colorwork! You may choose from one of these four patterns: Humulus by Isabell Kraemer Koivua by Caitlin Hunter…

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New Event Testing

January 20 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$30 – $300
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February 2020

Learn to Knit – Daytime (4 sessions)

February 1 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$130.00

Class Dates: Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd Class Hours: Saturdays, 1-3pm Class Cost: $130 +$20 Materials fee. Skill Level: Beginner – (For both right and left-handed students) Class Description: This four-part, 8-hour class will launch you upon your knitting journey! In the first two classes, you will learn the most common method to cast on, how to work the knit stitch in a manner that works for you. You will also learn the method of knitting most suitable for…

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Learn Brioche with the Skreppa Cowl

February 6 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$100

Class Date: Thursdays, February 6th, 20th, and March 5th Class Hours: 5:00 – 7:00pm Skill Level: Intermediate Class Description: This is a lovely cowl in fingering weight yarn that will teach you the basics of two-color brioche in the round with the added bonus of some increases and decreases for a branching pattern after you get the hang of the stitch. Brioche is fun once you develop the rhythms for knitting and purling the brioche stitch. Materials Needed: Pattern: Skreppa…

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Intro to Shawl Shapes Workshop

February 29 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$45

Date: Saturday, February 29th Time: 1-4pm Level: Intermediate (or advanced beginner, see below for skills needed) Class Description: Do asymmetrical shawls have you mind-boggled? Are you confused with or the increases work on a  crescent shawl vs a semi-circle? And what about a basic triangle shawl or a side to side? So many different designs! Join knitwear designer, Kristen Ashbaugh Helmreich as she walks you through each of these design types step-by-step with easy to understand instructions. In this 3-hour…

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March 2020

My First Top-Down Sweater

March 5 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$130.00

Class Date: Thursdays March 5th, 19th, April 2nd, & 16th Class Hours: 10:00 – 12:00pm Skill Level: Beginner+ Class Description: Top-down, raglan sleeve style sweaters are a great style for a beginning knitter's first garment! Constructed in one piece from the neck down, there are no seams to sew together at the end. You will be taken step by step through the process with two weeks between classes to work on each step. Material Needed: Worsted weight yarn such as Berroco Ultra Wool, Berroco…

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Learn to Knit Daytime

March 5 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$130.00

Class Dates: Thursdays March 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th  Class Hours: 1:00 – 3:00 pm OR 6:00 – 8:00 pm Skill Level: Beginner – (For both right and left-handed students) Class Description: This four-part, 8-hour class will launch you upon your knitting journey! In the first two classes, you will learn the most common method to cast on, how to work the knit stitch in a manner that works for you. You will also learn the method of knitting most suitable for…

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Learn to Crochet

March 7 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$100.00

Class Date: Saturdays March 7th, 14th, & 21st Class Hours: 10:00- 12:00pm Class Description: In the first class you will learn how to tension the yarn, how to create the basic crochet stitches – chain, single crochet, & double crochet, slip stitch, and how to work flat and in the round. In the following classes, you will start on a hat to practice your new skill. You will also learn how to read a basic pattern. Materials included with fee: •   Pattern for…

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My First Knit Hat – March

March 7 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$100.00

Class Date: Saturdays March 7th, 14th, & 21st Class Hours: 10:00 – 12:00pm Skill Level: Beginner + Class Description: Hats are a great way to begin learning how to knit in the round. You may choose one of these simple yet stylish hat patterns. All are free and available on Ravelry. We can help you with downloading and printing the pattern if needed. Knit Night Hat by Judy Marples (slouchy) Barley by Tin Can Knits (beanie) Classic WWII Watch Cap Koko Bean Hat by judithmarieknits…

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My First Shawl

March 7 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$130.00

Class Dates: Saturdays, March 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th Class Hours: 1:00 – 3:00pm Skill Level: Beginner + Class Description: Choose from one of two different designs. Both shawls are good introductions to some basic shawl, easy techniques!  One shawl uses a single color for a snug and cozy triangular wrap! The other shawl uses three colors to create a stunning crescent pop of color that can be worn any season. Material Needed: Pattern: Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower Yarn Minimum…

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Socks on 2 Circulars

March 7 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$130.00

Class Date: Saturdays March 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th Class Hours: 3:30-5:30pm Skill Level: Intermediate + Class Description: Learn how to knit top-down socks on two circular needles with this simple yet flexible pattern. There are 3 sizes and 3 different heel flaps to choose from so you can customize for the perfect fit. You may choose to knit one or two socks at a time. Material Needed: Pattern: Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes Yarn: 350 - 450 yds fingering weight Needle: 2 US #1 needles. 1-…

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Learn to Knit a Brioche Cowl

March 12 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$130.00

Class Date: Thursdays March 12th, 26th, April 9th & 23rd Class Hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm Skill Level: Experienced Beginner to Intermediate Class Description: Choose from one of two different designs. Both cowls are great introductions to knitting the Brioche stitch!  One uses a single color of a lovely self-striping, tubularly constructed alpaca yarn – Berroco Aero which creates a large circumference cowl that is worn doubled and is as light as a feather! The other uses two colors of worsted weight yarn – one solid…

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Learn to Knit – Evening

March 12 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$130

Class Dates: Thursday evenings March 12th, 19th, 26th, & April 2nd Class Hours: 5:30 - 7:30pm Skill Level: Beginner – (For both right and left-handed students) Class Description: This four-part, 8-hour class will launch you upon your knitting journey! In the first two classes, you will learn the most common method to cast on, how to work the knit stitch in a manner that works for you. You will also learn the method of knitting most suitable for you. In the second…

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April 2020

Fixing Mistakes – Beginner Level

April 2 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$35

Class Date: Thursday April 2nd Class Hours: 1:00-3:00pm Skill Level: All levels Class Description: Ripping back is frustrating and often unnecessary! In this beginner level class the student will learn to recognize correctly worked stitches and what to do when things don't look right or go horribly wrong! Then learn techniques for how to correct your work like how to un-knit (tink), pick up dropped stitches, untwist stitches, add or remove yarn overs, and other techniques to use when a…

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Learn to Knit – April

April 4 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$130

Learn to Knit - April Class Dates: Saturdays April 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th (Please note time difference on the 25th) Class Hours: 10:30 – 12:30pm (1:00-3:00pm on April 25th because of LYS Day.) Class Cost: $130 +$20 Materials fee. Instructor: Terry King Skill Level: Beginner – (For both right and left-handed students) Class Description: This four-part, 8-hour class will launch you upon your knitting journey! In the first two classes you will learn the most common method to cast…

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My First Knit Hat – April

April 4 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$100

Class Date: Saturdays April 4th, 11th, & 18th Class Hours: 1:00 - 3:00pm Skill Level: Beginner + Class Description: Hats are a great way to begin learning how to knit in the round. You may choose one of these simple yet stylish hat patterns. All are free and available on Ravelry. We can help you with downloading and printing the pattern if needed. Knit Night Hat by Judy Marples (slouchy) Barley by Tin Can Knits (beanie) Classic WWII Watch Cap Koko Bean…

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Learn to Knit Basic Socks – April

April 4 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Yarn Refuge, 3368 Lakeside Ct
Reno, NV 89509 United States
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$130

Class Date: Saturdays April 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th Class Hours: 3:30 – 5:30pm Skill Level: Beginner + Class Description: Learn the basics of sock knitting! In this class you will work step by step in the classroom to create your first sock in worsted weight yarn. The first session will take you through casting on and working the cuff of the sock. The second session will trouble shoot and work through the leg to the heel flap. The third…

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