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Classes & Events

At String Yarns, we believe that education gives you an opportunity to become better at what you love. In our upcoming classes you’ll be able to expand your range of pattern choices, minimize your frustrations and increase your fun. Join us for a class, as you...

… develop your repertoire of skills and techniques

… build your confidence

… get a chance to socialize with fellow knitters & crocheters

Take a look at our schedule, and check back often to see more in the coming season. We know you'll find something to enjoy!

(To find more information about specific classes, and to sign up, click on the course offering link.)  



12             "String After Dark" with June Cashmere

As VK Live New York opens, we're excited to have Sy Belohlavek of June Cashmere and Julie Conroy of HANIA by Anya Cole with us. We'll begin with a light dinner and continue with cashmere, yarn tastings, knitting and stories of this very special cashmere. Julie will tell us of her trip to the Kyrgyzstan mountains with a special slideshow, as Sy explains June's commitment to the Kyrgyz people and its hopes for the future. Yarn and exclusive kits will be available for purchase. Everyone who attends will also receive a coupon to use at our VK Live booth during the weekend.

RSVP by purchasing tickets ~ $10, completely redeemable in store that evening.  

13 - 15      Vogue Knitting Live 2017

The store will be open as usual, but we'll also be at Booth 999/1001/1003 at VK Live 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis all weekend long with exclusives, raffles and surprises!  



Each and every member of our String Yarns team brings a special creative energy to our shop. Every one of the staff is an accomplished knitter and designer. You can read more about our talented staff here. 


Take a mini-class (1 hour long) with String before the store opens in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Learn a new technique while knitting a wonderful project.  $25+ materials per class.

January 21 - Magic Loop

Learning how to knit using the "magic loop" method will make knitting in the round a breeze.  You'll never have to change needles or use a double-pointed needle again. Work on a baby hat and then graduate to something just for you.  

January 28 - Cables (The Basics)

Cables appear complicated, but are really quite simple.  You'll learn the basics of cabling while knitting a warm, unisex scarf.  


with Lisa Hoffman

Tuesdays 11:15-12:45 Tuesdays

3:30-5:00 Wednesdays 11:15-12:45

$150 / 6 classes (during an 8-week period)

Register during one of the scheduled class times. 

We all love to knit in a group with old friends and new! Join Lisa for guidance on your personal knitting, instruction on various techniques, and ideas for new projects. Whatever help you need, Lisa is by your side every step of the way. Rolling admission.  Jump in any time. **Only basic knitting skills required.** 


General help and help with new techniques: $50/ hour  
Two students: $100/1.5 hrs (does not include materials)
Children's lessons: $50/hour for one child / $90/hour for two (ages 8 and up)


Whether you need to learn the basics, a new technique or are just confused by a pattern, the experienced staff at String Yarns can help! Each and every member of our team is an accomplished knitter and designer.   

All private lessons by appointment only. Please call us at (212) 288-9276 or email: info@stringyarns.com to schedule an appointment.


Our Master Workshop Series features nationally-recognized designers, authors and artists in the fields of knitting, crocheting and the fiber arts. 

BE A BETTER KNITTER with Patty Lyons ~ December 17th

Join Patty Lyons as she helps you improve your knitting skills and fix mistakes.  Improve Your Knitting Technique and Knitting ER: Tragedies & Treatments will be classes to boost your confidence and skills and face your knitting fearlessly.  

One class - $90 + materials
Both classes - $150 + materials


Saturday, December 17, 2016

9 am – 12 noon

You know how to knit, but do you know how to build a perfect fabric? There’s always room for improvement! Does your knitting “row out” (your purl stitch looser than your knit stitch), are you looking for a better way to control your gauge? What about alternative ways to tension your yarn when working with stiff yarn or slippery yarn? Explore ways to improve your knitting technique by looking at the most important fundamentals, like the job of the left needle tip and the right needle shaft, stitch sizing, and even the correct exit path of your stitch. Explore edge stitches, cast on and bind offs and a huge array of knitting tips. The last part of the class will be open for all knitting questions (that you have put in the “bag of why”), so come with your questions and let’s explore our knitting.

**Basic knitting skills, including simple increases and decreases.  Recognize the knit and purl stitch and be able to work them in a pattern.**


Saturday, December 17, 2016

1 pm - 4 pm

It’s happened to everyone. The one thing that can stop our knitting, and cause us to put our projects into a time out – MISTAKES. Never fear simple mistakes again, as you learn how to take control of your knitting. We’ll learn how to read your knitting and master the basics that every knitter needs to know, how to unknit, how to pick up a dropped stitch in stockinette, how to fix garter, how to fix a mistake in a stitch pattern such as rib or seed, and how to fix your stitch mounts to avoid twisted stitches. We’ll also learn a few fancy tricks like picking up a dropped stitch at the end of your row or using a small needle to safely rip down to. Everyone makes mistakes; now learn that it doesn’t have to ruin your knitting

**Basic knitting skills, including simple increases and decreases. Recognize the knit and purl stitch and be able to work them in a pattern.**


String Yarns Class Policies

  1. All yarn purchases related to our classes will be 10% off. We would appreciate if your class-related purchases are made at String Yarns. Please purchase all required material (yarns, needles, etc.) before the class begins.

  2. Payment for class fees must be paid in full upon registration for the class and reserves your seat in the class. Your payment is your commitment that you will take the class so that String, in turn, can make a commitment to our instructors.

  3. Class fees are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by String. We are happy to offer a store credit if you need to withdraw from the class, provided we receive at least 14 days’ prior notice or your seat in the class can be filled.

  4. If String cancels due to instructor illness, bad weather, or insufficient class size, you will receive a full refund or store credit applicable to another class.