House Mountain Yarn Co.

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knitted knockers night!
May
11
5:30 PM17:30

knitted knockers night!

Our May and June Charity Knit project is knitted knockers! Join us for appetizers and drinks while Cindy Huber from the Roanoke knitted knockers program gives us an overview of her chapter’s activities. knitted knockers are special handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. You will need an approved pattern and a skein of approved yarn (click here for the list of approved yarns), a US #4 or #5 set of DPNs or 24” circular, or a size G crochet hook. Free patterns will be available and any supplies purchased to start the project this evening will be 10% off. 

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Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Under the Sea Summer Camp

UNDER THE SEA

  • Teacher: Cathy McElhannon
  • Monday - Friday June 4 - 8
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • We will spend the week working on our needle-felting skills. Starting with a basic cookie cutter mammal, we will work up to 3D underwater creatures. In addition to learning how to needle-felt, students will dye wool and use basic sewing techniques to embellish their creations.
  • We’ll take a daily break mid-morning for a snack and a quick yoga session to stretch and re-energize.
  • Ages seven and older. Class size is limited to six students.
  • Class fee: $150.00
  • Supplies (student will keep) $15.00
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House Mountain Yarn Co. Retreat 2018
Jun
15
to Jun 17

House Mountain Yarn Co. Retreat 2018

Join us in scenic Rockbridge County, Virginia for a relaxing knitting retreat. Expand your knitting skills in a class taught by knitwear designer Laura Aylor, stretch out in a chair yoga class with Wendy Orrison of Center of Gravity Yoga, create an adorable needle-felted hare with our own Cathy McElhannon, and make new friends in a serene mountain setting.

Schedule 

Friday

(Times are approximate; schedule is subject to minor changes)

2:00 pm  Check in at Heartstone Lodge

5:00 pm  Welcome reception at House Mountain Yarn Co. 

7:00 pm  Dinner at Heartstone Lodge

Saturday

8:00 am Breakfast at Heartstone Lodge

10:00 am Class and Trunk Show with knitwear designer Laura Aylor

1:00 pm Lunch at Heartstone Lodge

3:00 pm Chair Yoga* for Knitters with Wendy Orrison of Center of Gravity Yoga (class is suitable for all abilities)

4:00 pm Free time for knitting, hiking, relaxing

6:30 pm Dinner at Heartstone Lodge

Sunday

8:00 am Breakfast at Heartstone Lodge

10:00 am Check out

11:00 am Needle Felting Class at House Mountain Yarn Co.

 

Retreat Options

Knitting retreat price includes all meals (2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch), plus refreshments through the day; knitting class and trunk show with designer Laura Aylor; Yoga for Knitters chair yoga class; Champagne Reception at House Mountain Yarn Co., Needle Felting Class, 10% discount on yarn throughout the weekend. Two levels of accommodations to choose from. 

  • Complete retreat package, single dormitory style bed in the former hay loft*  (includes all retreat events listed above) $325 Click here to register
     
  • Complete retreat package, private room with queen or king bed* (includes all retreat events listed above) $415 (This option is sold out.)
     
  • Local retreat package, includes all events and meals  but does not include sleeping accommodations.  $250 Click here to register
  • There are three cottages/studios next to the lodge that are still available as of April 4. Please call the lodge directly at 540-463-2593  to make a reservation. The cottages vary from $125-$140 per night. You can then choose the local retreat option above to reserve your spot at the retreat.

    There are many hotels and B&Bs in Lexington if you'd like to retreat to your own space at the end of the day; click here for the TripAdvisor link to Lexington, VA accommodations. After making a hotel or B&B reservation, be sure to choose the local retreat option above to reserve your spot at the retreat.

  • Saturday, June 16 class with Laura Aylor and lunch only, at Heartstone Lodge, $45. Click here to register.

*The private rooms are on the second floor of the building, and the loft single beds are on the third floor. The sleeping accommodations at the lodge are NOT wheelchair accessible and you will have to climb stairs to reach them. The knitting class and all meals are on the ground level.

 

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Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

Fiber Camp

FIBER CAMP

  • Teacher: Cathy McElhannon
  • Monday - Friday June 25 - 29
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • We will spend the week playing with fiber! We’ll make art and jewelry (if desired) with pompoms, tassels, yarn, and more. Students will learn basic weaving and will complete a masterpiece using basic drawing skills, a bit of hammering and string.
  • We’ll take a daily break mid-morning for a snack and a quick yoga session to stretch and re-energize.
  • Ages seven and older. Class size is limited to six students.
  • Class fee: $150.00
  • Supplies (student will keep) $15.00
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Jul
9
9:00 AM09:00

Knit Camp

KNIT CAMP

  • Teacher: Ellie Boylan
  • Monday – Friday July 9 - 13
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • We will spend the week learning different knitting techniques including finger knitting and a fun tool the kids can take home to make i-cords. We’ll turn those i-cords into flowers or an octopus. We will use knitting needles to make headbands. We will also learn how to turn a t-shirt into a ball of yarn.
  • Ages eight to twelve.
  • Class size is limited to six students
  • Class Fee: $150.00
  • Supplies (student will keep) $15.00
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Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Crochet Camp

CROCHET CAMP

  • Teacher: Ellie Boylan
  • Monday – Friday July 23 - 27
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • We will spend the week learning a basic crochet skills to make beaded bracelets. We will use old t-shirts to make our own yarn that we will turn into small bowls. We will finish the week making cute pom-pom animals.
  • Ages eight to twelve.
  • Class size is limited to six students
  • Class Fee: $150.00
  • Supplies (student will keep) $15.00
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Needle Felting to Benefit Boxerwood: Woodland Elves
Apr
19
3:30 PM15:30

Needle Felting to Benefit Boxerwood: Woodland Elves

We'll hold four sessions in April:

Friday, April 6 - Toadstools

Thursday, April 12 - Fairies

Thursday, April 19 - Woodland elves

Friday, April 27 - Gnomes

$20 per class, supplies included. Ages six and up. 

3:30 - 5:00 pm

10% of proceeds to Boxerwood

Click here to register.

Sign up for three classes for $50.00. (Call, or drop-in to the shop to register for the three-class deal.)

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Needle Felting to Benefit Boxerwood: Fairies
Apr
12
3:30 PM15:30

Needle Felting to Benefit Boxerwood: Fairies

We'll hold four sessions in April:

Friday, April 6 - Toadstools

Thursday, April 12 - Fairies

Thursday, April 19 - Woodland elves

Friday, April 27 - Gnomes

$20 per class, supplies included. Ages six and up. 

3:30 - 5:00 pm

10% of proceeds to Boxerwood

Click here to register.

Sign up for three classes for $50.00. (Call, or drop-in to the shop to register for the three-class deal.)

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"In Threes" Baby Cardigan Knit Along
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

"In Threes" Baby Cardigan Knit Along

IN THREES BABY CARDIGAN KNIT ALONG

A sweater In sizes 6 months to 5 years
7000+ knitters can't be wrong! This pretty sweater is knit from the top down using basic techniques that create a classic look. Many types of yarn will work with this pattern.

Join us on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30, starting April 10, and we will work one together. As always, 10% off the yarn for any knit along.

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Needle Felting to Benefit Boxerwood: Toadstools
Apr
6
3:30 PM15:30

Needle Felting to Benefit Boxerwood: Toadstools

We'll hold four sessions in April:

Friday, April 6 - Toadstools

Thursday, April 12 - Fairies

Thursday, April 19 - Woodland elves

Friday, April 27 - Gnomes

$20 per class, supplies included. Ages six and up. 

3:30 - 5:00 pm

10% of proceeds to Boxerwood

Click here to register.

Sign up for three classes for $50.00. (Call, or drop-in to the shop to register for the three-class deal.)

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Don't Panic! Fixing Knitting Mistakes
Feb
17
3:30 PM15:30

Don't Panic! Fixing Knitting Mistakes

In this 60-minute class, we’ll go over unknitting, picking up dropped stitches, fixing simple cable stitches, adding a missed yarnover or taking out an accidental yarnover, and more.

You need to create two swatches BEFORE the class (the most enjoyable homework you'll ever have!) One swatch should be a 4” X 4” swatch of garter stitch (knit every row) and one swatch should be 4” X 4” of stockinette stitch. Leave both swatches on the needles. Use light colored worsted or chunky weight yarn, on size 8 or larger needles so it's easy to see your stitches.

The fee for this class is $15.

Saturday, February 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

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Veronika Cardigan Knit Along
Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Veronika Cardigan Knit Along

Join us in knitting this beautiful, cozy cardigan! The Veronika Cardigan is an oversized, loosely structured cardigan with a shawl collar. It uses worsted weight yarn so you can knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Juniper Moon Moonshine, or Berroco Vintage. 

10% discount on yarn for this project if you mention the KAL at the time of purchase. 

Dates: Tuesday, January 16, 30, and February 13

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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Charmed Shawl Knit Along
Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Charmed Shawl Knit Along

Join us in knitting this beautiful shawl by Laura Aylor! The lace section is an easy 12-row repeat, and the border is a mix of horizontal braids and beads. If you've never knitted horizontal braids or added beads to your knitting, we recommend you sign up for one of the Braids and Beads knitting classes above. The shawl requires 775 yards of fingering weight yarn and a US size 5 32" or 40" needle.

The Knit Along meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm:

  • Tuesday, March 13
  • Tuesday, March 20
  • Tuesday April 3
  • Tuesday, April 17
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Lanesplitter Skirt Knit Along
Feb
6
5:30 PM17:30

Lanesplitter Skirt Knit Along

Join us in knitting this sexy, fun skirt that looks great on everyone! The skirt construction is easy and we'll help you knit a waistband that will make this the most comfortable skirt in your closet! Take a look at the pattern on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lanesplitter-skirt(It's free!) We have Noro and other yarns that are perfect for this pattern. 

10% discount on yarn for this project if you mention the KAL at time of purchase.

Dates: Tuesday, January 9, 23, and February 6 

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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Veronika Cardigan Knit Along
Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Veronika Cardigan Knit Along

Join us in knitting this beautiful, cozy cardigan! The Veronika Cardigan is an oversized, loosely structured cardigan with a shawl collar. It uses worsted weight yarn so you can knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Juniper Moon Moonshine, or Berroco Vintage. 

10% discount on yarn for this project if you mention the KAL at the time of purchase. 

Dates: Tuesday, January 16, 30, and February 13

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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Lanesplitter Skirt Knit Along
Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

Lanesplitter Skirt Knit Along

Join us in knitting this sexy, fun skirt that looks great on everyone! The skirt construction is easy and we'll help you knit a waistband that will make this the most comfortable skirt in your closet! Take a look at the pattern on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lanesplitter-skirt(It's free!) We have Noro and other yarns that are perfect for this pattern. 

10% discount on yarn for this project if you mention the KAL at time of purchase.

Dates: Tuesday, January 9, 23, and February 6 

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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Veronika Cardigan Knit Along
Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

Veronika Cardigan Knit Along

Join us in knitting this beautiful, cozy cardigan! The Veronika Cardigan is an oversized, loosely structured cardigan with a shawl collar. It uses worsted weight yarn so you can knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Juniper Moon Moonshine, or Berroco Vintage. 

10% discount on yarn for this project if you mention the KAL at the time of purchase. 

Dates: Tuesday, January 16, 30, and February 13

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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Lanesplitter Skirt Knit Along
Jan
9
5:30 PM17:30

Lanesplitter Skirt Knit Along

Join us in knitting this sexy, fun skirt that looks great on everyone! The skirt construction is easy and we'll help you knit a waistband that will make this the most comfortable skirt in your closet! Take a look at the pattern on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lanesplitter-skirt(It's free!) We have Noro and other yarns that are perfect for this pattern. 

10% discount on yarn for this project if you mention the KAL at time of purchase.

Dates: Tuesday, January 9, 23, and February 6 

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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