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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DSC_0197Crochet Coiled Bag

Sign-up to take a class and learn make this great corded bag. An easy and unique project you can complete in a short amount of time.

Select your favorite yarn and create a bag for your projects or to use when you go shopping.

The bag featured here was created using Eisaku Noro’s Kogarashi yarn a unique blend of silk and wool. Of course you can make your bag out of your favorite yarn as long as it is of the appropriate weight.

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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


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…


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.

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.