socks-400Socks on Two Circulars

(2 lessons), $45 + materials
Put away your double-pointed needles!
Participants learn to join a round, to knit a small tube on two circular needles, (also handy for sleeves and necks!), to turn a heel, and to close a toe with Kitchener stitch.
Pre-requisite: Beginning Knitting or equivalent skills.
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NIcky Epstein AfghanNicky Epstein Afghan Class

Join this class and knit a selection of unique squares created by  knitting expert Nicky Epstein. Students learn advanced stitch techniques in 10-inch squares so by the end  they have mastered new techniques and are well on their way to completing an heirloom afghan for a family member or friend.Academic Afghan

The Great American Afghan

The Great American Afghan a square at a time is a great opportunity for knitter’s to expand their skills taking on the challenge of learning advanced techniques one square at a time. Knitters find designing with blocks easy, fun, instructive and exciting.

Knitters explore a broad range of advanced knitting techniques one square at a time and work together to create a unique afghan.

And since the squares are made one at a time, they are portable and interchangeable. You’re free to choose a square or color to repeat or omit and develop your own ideas as you go along. Continue reading “The Great American Afghan” »


SOCKS ON TWO CIRCULARS – Put away your double-pointed needles! Participants learn to join a round, to knit a tube on two circular needles, (also handy for sleeves and necks) , to turn a heel, and to close a toe using a Kitchener stitch. Prerequisite Beginning Knitting or similar skills. Instructor Velva  

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NORO – Cotton, Wool, Silk, and Cashmere – Eisaku Noro’s artistry in blending colors and fibers remains unsurpassed. Wearing a garment created with Noro yarn is like wearing a work of art. Noro pattern books featuring designs by Noro, Cornelia Hamilton, and Jane Ellison are available.  

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SPA WASHCLOTH – (1 lesson), $35 + materials Create a linen spa washcloth using hand-dyed linen.  These cloths get softer and softer with time but still exfoliate your skin. What a luxurious gift for a friend or yourself!  Excellent gift – add a personalized soap to make it special. Pre-requisite: Beginning Knitting or equivalent skills. Instructor Penny […]

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Penny’s Picks

SWIRL SCARF OR AFGHAN – ($35 + supplies) Hexagon shaped motifs are joined creating a kaleidoscope of swirling colors in this scarf or afghan project.  

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The Yarn Barn, founded by Sally Roberts and now run by her daughter, Penny Sanford, has been open in the Burke area for 30 years.


Lots of it!

From knitting tips to crochet advice, to assisting you with yarn selection, helping whenyou get “stuck” on a project, or pattern adjustment advice, we are here for you!

Our skilled instructors are on hand to ensure you perfect your craft.


What People Say…


The wide selection of luxury yarns offered at The Yarn Barn make the sweaters I create look like they were created by a high-fashion designer.

What People Say…


The variety of classes the Yarn Barn offers keeping me constantly busy creating new gifts for my family and friends. Thanks Penny for all the support and friendship.

What People Say…


Penny provides superior hands on assistance in her workshops. I would not be as good a knitter as I am today without Penny’s help.