Advanced Brioche

Advanced Brioche

Advanced Brioche


Instructor: Jenna Hycner

Skill Level: Intermediate

Brioche is a wonderful stitch, creating beautiful works in color play. In this class, you will take your basic brioche knowledge and expand upon it to create a dynamic asymmetric shawl. 

The focus of this class will be to enhance your basic brioche skills. You will create a beautiful stitch pattern in this class project. 

Knitting Academy

Advanced Brioche

Advanced Brioche


This is the original Knitting Academy created by Jenna Hycner. A number of sessions will be a repeat of what was offered previously but I’ve added content to each topic. 

What is the Knitting Academy? It is a program developed to help you take your knitting to the next level. You will learn new skills, ways to perfect your technique and to perfect your finished project. Here is your chance to raise your craft to the next level. In the Knitting Academy, we will cover topics that will improve and enrich your knitting. 


Beginning Crochet

Intermediate Crochet

Intermediate Crochet


Instructor: Dianne Portwood

Skill level:  Beginner

Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Make the same beautiful items you see that have been knitted. This class will give you the basic knowledge of crocheting. How to read patterns, basic stitches, yarn to use and much more.

Intermediate Crochet

Intermediate Crochet

Intermediate Crochet


Instructor: Dianne Portwood

Skill level:  Intermediate

This class is for crocheters who have knowledge of basic crochet stitches. In each class we will make a small project to learn new stitches and combinations of stitiches

Amigurumi Owl

Intermediate Crochet

Amigurumi Owl


Instructor: Ivonne Schuh

Skill Level: Beginner and up

Amigurumi, a popular type of crochet, is a portmanteau of two Japanese terms: ami, meaning crocheted, and nuigurumi, a stuffed doll. Let me show you the simple basics of amigurumi with this fun project. Students will learn the basics of amigurumi, how to shape little creatures, create different facial expressions, and dress them up.

Crochet experience is a plus but not necessary. 

Class Policies

Center of the Yarniverse appreciates you for your interest in taking one of our classes.

A class will proceed with a minimum of 3 students, and attendance will be capped at 7 students. To ensure that a class will proceed, please sign up as soon as possible. 


To sign up for a class, please call us at (804)362-7800 or sign up in the store.  If you are interested in a class that is full, we will place you on the waitlist. Waitlisted registrants will be contacted in the order they were received. Unless otherwise stated in the class description, all students are expected to arrive to the first class on time and with supplies ready to go. If you have yarn that needs to be wound, it should be done prior to the first class.  


Payment for class should be made at the time you sign up. If you call we will collect payment over the phone.  

Student Supply Discount

Center of the Yarniverse is happy to offer a discount of 10% off yarn for the class. It is expected that the yarn purchased is the weight and quantity that applies to the class project. Other supplies, to include needles and patterns, are exempt from the discount unless otherwise stated.  

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy

If the minimum for a class is not met, your payment will be refunded. Determining whether or not a class will proceed due to low attendance will be determined by the instructor and/or the shop. 

If inclement weather or reasons beyond the shop's control affect a particular class date, the class will be rescheduled. 

A registered student may cancel a class 10 days prior to the first class and receive a full refund. If you must cancel less than 10 days prior, you will receive a refund if your slot is taken by a waitlisted registrant. Every effort will be made to assist anyone in this situation to receive a refund. 

Private Lessons

We will make every attempt to assist with basic knitting troubles during regular shop hours; however, the assistance is based on staff availability and is on a case by case basis. Our instructors do offer private lessons for $30/hour. Scheduling is based on the instructor’s schedule and availability. It is possible that the instruction may occur when the shop is traditionally closed.