New England Yarn & Spindle, LLC

Crochet Cables Cowl 

Wed. Oct.28, 2015 6-8pm

If you can work a double crochet stitch then you can learn how to make crocheted cables! Learn the two stitches that form the basis of crocheted cables and ribbing as we make a bulky cowl. Have fun as you discover variations of basic twisted sts and cable designs.
$25.00 for one two hour class

Skill Level: Should be familiar with how to chain, slip stitch, and double crochet.

Pre-work: Minimal pre-work will be emailed to students a week before class.

Materials: 1 skein Berocco Comfort Chunky, k-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, removable stitch markers, pencil or pen

Registration deadline: Oct. 21

Crack The Crochet  Pattern Code 

Mon. Oct. 12, 2015  Choose 9:30-12:30 OR 5:30-8:30

Open yourself up to a world of possibilities by learning how to read and understand crochet patterns. While we work together to make the fabulous Sampler Stitch Cowl, we'll discuss the different parts of a written pattern, abbreviations, and common written notation styles. While this class will focus primarily on US crochet terminology, we will also briefly cover differences you can expect to find in UK style patterns. $45.00 for one three-hour sessions plus $3 for pattern.
Skill Level: Should be familiar with how to chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet.

Materials: sock yarn 160 yds, H-8/5.0 mm crochet hook, Removable stitch markers, Tapestry needle, Up to 5 buttons (to finish cowl), pencil or pen, highlighter or highlighter tape (optional)

Registration deadline: Oct. 5

Crochet for Knitters

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Cancellation Policy – If you are unable to attend an in-store class for which you have registered, please notify us at least one week before the class to receive a full refund. We will issue store credit if notified up to 48 hours before class .  If we must cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.


Materials needed for classes are shown on the calendar above.

Empowered Beginner Knitter

Have you always wanted to learn to knit, but your schedule doesn't allow for a 3-week commitment?  Let us plan the Empowered Beginners class around your lifestyle.  You'll get one-on-one instruction: learn to cast on, do the knit stitch, recognize and correct mistakes, do the purl stitch, and bind off.  You will work at your own pace without worrying about holding up a class, or others taking up all of the instructor's time.  This is also great as a refresher course.  Private class $25.00 per hour, plus materials  Please call to schedule.

New England Yarn & Spindle LLC

801 Terryville Avenue, Bristol, CT, United States


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Boho Entrelac Scarf  Wednesdays Oct. 7 (10-12)), Oct. 14 (10-12) & Oct. 21(10-11)

Have you been wanting to try Entrelac?  You'll get lots of help making the Boho scarf. 

This project uses a soft yarn and needles larger than the yarn typically requires to create an eye-catching scarf that is such fun to knit that you will want to make several.

Once you learn the entrelac process, the second step involves adding a simple lace pattern that  really jazzes up this scarf.  Entrelac and lace--what a wonderful combination for a holiday gift!  

 $50.00 plus materials for two 2-hour sessions and one 1-hour session

Beginning Needle Felting Holiday Ornaments  Mon. Oct . 19, 2015

 choose 10am-12pm OR 6pm-8pm

Get started in the addictive art of needle felting!  Decorate your tree with handmade felted ornaments and set some aside to give as hostess gifts.  $55.00 plus  class materials kit.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 12

Crochet for Knitters Tues. Oct. 13, 20, 27 & Nov. 3 6:30-7:30

Unlock the secret of the hooks!  Let crochet designer and technical editor Lindsey Stephens guide you through the most common crochet stitches.  we'll capitalize on the knitting knowledge you already have to make learning to crochet easier.  Over the course of several meetings, this class will allow you to explore this fun craft at your own pace.

No previous crochet experience required.  $50.00 for 4 sessions plus materials

Materials: Smooth worsted weight yarn such as Perfection or encore in a light color

Hook size H-8 or I-9

Registration deadline: Oct 6


The little shop with the big selection

In this Craftsy class taught by our crochet instructor Lindsey Stephens, you'll learn to seam every project cleanly and easily with the best join for the job.

You'll see how to join crochet stitches head to head, side to side, and everything in between — even in pieces with different stitch heights. You'll also expand your toolkit with go-to styles for sturdy seams, seams that mimic your stitch pattern and seams that add a decorative touch to your projects.

Seaming Crochet


Two At A Time Toe Up Socks  Mon Oct. 6, Nov. 2, Nov..9, Nov. 30 6-8pm  Afraid to start knitting socks due to Second Sock Syndrome(SSS)? Avoid this by learning to knit socks two-at-a-time. That way, when you're done, you're done!!! (An additional advantage to knitting socks from the toe instead of the cuff is that you can try them on to check the fit as you knit.)

Learn Judy's Magic Cast-on, Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, and, most importantly, how to use the Magic Loop or two circulars to knit your socks as a pair and avoid the dreaded SSS!!!

$50.00 for one 2-hr session and three 1-hr sessions


Holiday Ornaments
Crochet Cables