144 East 74th St
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NY, NY 10021
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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.)  



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!  


Our KNITTING WITH THE DESIGNER Series features nationally-recognized designers, authors and artists in the fields of knitting, crocheting and the fiber arts. 


Creative Director and Founder of ARTYARNS

Saturday, February 11, 2017 ~ 12 to 4 pm


Renowned designer and author, Iris Schreier of Artyarns, will provide insights into her process, technical advice and knitting instruction in this workshop for two of her gorgeous new designs, the Decadent Poncho Cardigan and the Key of Life Shawl. You choose one of the two and begin knitting with Iris guiding you along the way.  

With sign-up, you'll receive:

  • all Artyarns yarns needed for the project with your choice of project and colors.
  • a copy of the pattern
  • 4 hours of instruction, tips and tricks, and guidance from designer, Iris Schreier.
  • 15% off all in-store purchases made on the day of the class.

Decadent Poncho Cardigan:  $250 (includes workshop fee and all Artyarns for the project).  Skill Level:  Beginner and up.

Key of Life Shawl:  $180 (includes workshop fee and all Artyarns for the project). Skill Level:  Advanced beginner and up.



designer and author of DROP DEAD EASY KNITS

NYC-based and internationally renowned designer, Kirsten Kapur experiments with the interplay between fiber colors and textures in her original knitwear designs and patterns. Her designs have been published in many books and magazines, as well as independently on Ravelry. She is the co-author (with Gale Zucker and Mary Lou Egan) of Drop Dead Easy Knits and the author of Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book One.

Glama Wrap ~ Saturday, March 4, 2017 ~ 9 am to noon

In this workshop you'll learnhow to work dropped stitches to create a fabric with beautiful drape ~ the Glama Wrap. You'll look at how substituting yarns and using different yarn weights impact the look of the finished project, as well as how to work the pattern using more than one color.

Skill Level: Beginner and up.

Lucy & Ethel Cowls ~ Saturday, March 4, 2017 ~ 1 to 4 pm

Have you admired beautiful lace projects in knitting books and online, but were afraid that lace was too difficult? This project is a wonderful way to get started knitting lace. In this class we will learn to knit lace, work from charts and discuss the many yarn and color options for these pretty two-color cowls.

Skill Level: Advanced beginner and up, should be comfortable working in the round.

With sign-up, you'll receive:

  • an autographed copy of Kirsten's new book, Drop Dead Easy Knits, containing 30 easy knitting pattern, including your class project pattern
  • 3 hours of instruction, tips and tricks, and guidance from designer, Kirsten Kapur.
  • 15% off all in-store purchases made on the day of the class.

$85 + materials for one class or $140 + materials for both.  Includes workshop fee and a copy of Kirsten's new book!





January 28 - Cables (The Basics)

10:00 - 11:00 am

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.


    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.