Classes and Workshops


KNITTING CLASSES:  (prices vary)

  • Classes and private lessons are held on request.  Please call the shop to schedule your date and time.  Below is a list of classes we currently offer.  If you have an idea or suggestion for a class, please feel free to let us know!

Knit an Elf Workshop:  Join us on Wednesdays in December and make yourself an Elf!  This adorable Elf has bendable legs and can sit on a shelf.  Kits will be available to purchase or bring your own yarn.  This is a free workshop but seating is limited, please call the shop to shoot us an email to sign-up.

FREE:  Wednesday 12/6 1:00-3:00, 12/13 11:00-1:00 and 12/20 12:00-2:00

Beginning Knitting:  This class is for our fumbled fingered friends who don’t think that they can knit. Class covers all the essentials to start and finish a scarf.  No one will be left behind in this class!  You will learn how to cast-on, knit, purl and bind-off.  We will not be starting a project in this class but you will leave with the experience to start and finish a scarf.  No experience required.  

$35 (includes all supplies)


Thrumming WORKSHOP:  Learn how to add roving to your knit projects for added warmth and softness.  Make a headband, start slippers or a hat and we will show you what to do.

Wednesday Nov. 15th  1:00-3:00  $15 (roving is included)

Beginning Socks (top down):  Learn how to make a sock from the cuff down with our beginning sock class.  You will learn all the elements of knitting a sock while creating an adorable mini sock.  Everything you learn in this class will enable you to create baby to adult size socks.

Call to schedule a private lesson.

Top Down or Toe Up socks on 2 circulars, 9″ round needles or magic loop are sock classes that are also available.

Knitting 102… Making a hat in the round:  Level up from beginning knitting and learn how to knit in the round and make a hat.

Knitting 103… Making a top down baby sweater:  Top down sweaters are the way to go now for easy, no seaming, beginning sweaters.  Start out with an adorable baby sweater to learn all the technique then move on up to adult sweaters.

Call to schedule a private lesson.

Fingerless Mitts:  Keep your hands warm and your fingers free with fingerless mitts.  Learn to knit with DPN’s, magic loop, 2 circulars or 9″ needles.

Call to schedule a private lesson.

Beginning Fair Isle:  Tired of knitting with only one color?  This class will teach you how to incorporate two or more colors while making a fair isle hat or cowl.  You will also learn how to knit jogless stripes.

Call to schedule a private lesson.

 Fair Isle

Lace & Beads  Do you look at lace knitting and wish you could knit like that? Now you can! Lace is easier than it looks and we are even adding beads. Learn how to read charts, accomplish lace AND add beads to your knitting without having the strand them. This is a great class, even for advanced beginners.

Call to schedule a private lesson.


Create your own class:  Perhaps you want to take a specific class by yourself?  Perhaps you have a few friends who want to take the same class but you don’t see it listed?  Give us a call!  We are happy to set up private or group classes for whatever you want to learn.  Availability on most weekdays and weekends for knitting.  Crochet classes are available most weekends and Monday or Wednesday.  253-514-6890.  Prices vary by class so give us a call.


CROCHET CLASSES:  (prices vary)

  • Classes and private lessons are held on request.  Please call the shop to schedule your date and time.  Below is a list of classes we currently offer.  If you have an idea or suggestion for a class, please feel free to let us know

Workshop:  Is it knit or Crochet?   You will LOVE making this cowl!  We will be learning how to work in the 3rd loop which makes a neat knit illusion that will fool even the best knitters.
Wednesday November 8th  12:00-2:00pm $25

Beginning Crochet:  Learn all the basics of crochet!  No experience required. This is a great class to learn the basic stitches of crochet and is also a great refresher for getting back into crochet, too!
Saturday December 16th  10:00-12:00p or 1:00pm-3:00pm $35 (includes all supplies)


Crochet 102:  Take your crochet skills to the next level and create a hat!  This class takes you beyond the basic crochet stitches and dishcloths. You will learn to work in the front and back loops, magic circle and practicing reading patterns.
Sunday December 10th  10:00 am- 12:00 pm  $30

Crochet 102 Hat

Tunisian 101:  Do you love the look of knitting but don’t want to learn how to knit?  Take your crocheting to the next level by learning Tunisian Crochet.    This class teaches you the basics of Tunisian crochet by creating a cup cozy.  This class is a requirement to the next step of Tunisian 102.  Pattern provided.
Sunday November 12th  1:00-2:00p  $30


Tunisian Knit Headband:  Take your crochet skills to the next level and challenge yourself to learn something new.  You will learn how to advance your Tunisian Crochet skills by making a beautiful headband.  Makes a quick and easy gift for the holidays.
Skills needed:  Basic Crochet and Tunisian knowledge.
Sunday November 12th –  10:00-12:00p  $30

Tunisian Headband

Crochet Oma Slippers:   Do you remember grandmas crochet slippers that she wore all the time?  Now you can learn to make a fun, quick pair of your own.  These are great for throwing in your purse, tote, project bag or suitcase for taking anywhere.  Must be able to work basic crochet stitches to take this class.


Tunisian Entrelac:  In this class you will be making a beautiful Tunisian Entrelac Blanket.  It looks a lot more complicated than it actually is and it’s very addicting once you start!  You will learn how to make rows and get the skills you need to make a blanket.  You will need to have taken Tunisian 101 or know basic Tunisian stitches (tss).  Pattern provided.

Call to schedule a private lesson.

Crochet Entrelac

Corner to Corner (C2C) Washcloth/Blanket:  This is a very popular and fun project to make right now as you will be learning how to make a dishcloth from one corner to the other.  You will leave with the knowledge on how to take this dishcloth and turn it into a blanket also!  Come and learn this new and fun technique in crochet!  You must already know basic crochet for this class (ch, sl st, dc).

Corner To Corner

Private Classes:  Want to learn something new but don’t like a large class setting?  We offer private lessons at times that are convenient for you.  Private classes are $15 for 30 minutes or $25 for an hour.  Simply call the shop to sign up.

Private Group ClassesDo you have a group of 2 or more friends that want to take a class together?  It’s easy, simply call us and let us know what class, date and time you want… we will make it work.  Rates vary on size of class and techniques learned.

All class prices include the pattern, supplies are not included (except for beginning knitting & beginning crochet) and are given a 15% discount at the time of purchase. 

To register for a class, call or stop by Rainy Day Yarns.  Payment is required to reserve your spot.  Class minimum is 3, maximum is 6.  Students may cancel a class for a full refund up to 48 hours prior to class date.  After that, cancellations (or a no show) will not be refunded as it may cause the cancellation of a class.  Instructors put a lot of time and effort into preparing and traveling to each class and will still receive their fee from late cancellations.   If a class is cancelled by an instructor, or Rainy Day Yarns, you will receive a full refund.

3200 Tarabochia St, Gig Harbor, WA  98335   253-514-6890