3 Ways to Enjoy Interweave Yarn Fest 2019

Interweave Yarn Fest 2019 is our fifth and biggest one yet! We’ve added Wednesday classes and more booths in the marketplace. Looking over the class list—not only knitting but also crochet, spinning, weaving, and other fiber crafts—can feel overwhelming. If it were me (I wish!), here are three groups of classes I would sign up for right now.

Discover Lily’s helpful tips for all kinds of knitting, and make your stranded colorwork pucker-free with Jeanne Giberson. Photos by Interweave and Jeanne Giberson.

Discover Lily’s helpful tips for all kinds of knitting, and make your stranded colorwork pucker-free with Jeanne Giberson. Photos by Interweave and Jeanne Giberson.

The Skill Builder

Do you love to knit but want to learn new techniques? Interweave Yarn Fest isn’t just for expert knitters; we offer lots of classes for knitters at every step of the journey.

Knitting Tips, Tricks & Hints
Lily M. Chin is full of clever ideas. I defy anyone to leave this class without learning something new.

Increases & Decreases: Expanding Your Repertoire
I spent years using only one increase (k1f&b). I needed a class like Miriam Felton’s to demystify M1P and LLI and sk2p.

Heretical Knitting
Annie Modesitt is on a mission to keep knitters from hearing that they’re doing knitting wrong. She’ll help you understand your knitting better, however you like to do it.

Improve Your Colorwork Tension
Even knitters who are experts in some parts of the craft can struggle with stranded colorwork. Jeanne Giberson loves colorwork knitting—and teaching knitters how to master it.

Knit two different things at the same time with Alasdair Post-Quinn, or conquer your fear of lace with Miriam Felton! Photos by Alasdair Post-Quinn and Miriam Felton

Knit two different things at the same time with Alasdair Post-Quinn, or conquer your fear of lace with Miriam Felton! Photos by Alasdair Post-Quinn and Miriam Felton

The Adventuresome Knitter

Are you ready for anything in your knitting? Try one of these classes for a challenge.

Reversible Colored Knitting
Reversibility is a fascination for Lily M. Chin, and this class explores several of her favorite methods for colorwork that looks good coming and going.

Two-Pattern Double-Knitting
Alasdair Post-Quinn is the double-knitting wiz! In this class he’ll teach you to knit different designs on the front and back of a project.

Two Socks at Once: The War & Peace Method
Sock maven Kate Atherley will show you how to knit one sock inside another. See if you can pull one sock from inside the other like Anna Makarovna.

Fearless Lace Knitting: How to Fix Mistakes
Even an unflinching frogger can pause before trying to fix mistakes in lace knitting. Not so Miriam Felton, who will show you how to correct errors large and small.

To Sweden for mini-mittens with Jeanne Giberson or Japan with Barbara Benson? Why not both?

To Sweden for mini-mittens with Jeanne Giberson or Japan with Barbara Benson? Why not both?

The World Traveler

Knitting can connect you with people and traditions around the world. Here are a few Interweave Yarn Fest classes that will teach you the skills of global knitters.

The Language of Lace
Join Orenburg lace expert Galina Khmeleva to discover three amazing lace knitting traditions: Orenburg, Estonian, and Shetland.

Selbu Lapel Mittens
Catch Jeanne Giberson’s fascination with colorwork mittens as you learn to make a miniature Norwegian mitten.

Knit Weaving
Lily M. Chin is a master with yarn and needles in all kinds of techniques. Also known as Swedish Weaving or inlay, this knitting style adds color in an unusual way.

Elongated, Lifted, and Cinched: Unusual Techniques from Japanese Stitch Dictionaries
Even if you can’t read Japanese, Barbara Benson will teach you to work patterns from Japanese stitch dictionaries that will make your jaw drop with their creativity and intricacy.

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of an early bird discount for $20 off your first workshop until January 1, 2019, with the code IWYF19.

(Featured Image: Photo by Sarah Köster / EyeEm / Getty Images)


Enjoy the crafts of Interweave Yarn Fest all year long!