Knit Tasting


Instructor: Jenna Hycner

Skill level:  Beginner


Knit Tasting – try it, you’ll like it. 


Do you have a hankering to get crafty?  How about knitting?  If you have never knit, or it has been an eon, Knit Tasting could be for you. 


No previous knitting skills required.  In this two-session course you will learn a basic cast on, the knit stitch and how to bind off.  

Knitting Academy


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. 

Knitting Lace with Beads


 Instructor: Debbi Bowanko

Skill Level: Very advanced beginner/Intermediate

 How many knitters see a lovely lace shawl and think, “I could NEVER knit a

lace shawl.”  This class will teach you that knitting lace is much easier than it

looks, it’s just one stitch at a time. And to make things even simpler, my design

only uses five different stitches!

Fair Isle – the Ninilchik Swancho


Instuctor:  Jenna Hycner

Skill Level: Very advanced beginner/Intermediate

Fair Isle is an amazing colorwork technique that can create some spectacular designs.  This is a wonderful project if you are new to or want more experience with fair isle knitting.  Your instructor, Jenna, teaches the traditional, two handed Fair Isle Technique.  Colorwork, in your instructor’s humble opinion, is a lot of what makes knitting fun.  The fun doesn’t end there – what could be more fun than a poncho with sleeves?  Your instructor loves sweaters like this, so much more comfortable than a coat – it is a poncho with sleeves!   

Socks 101 - New Sunday Session!


Instructor: Sandy Aldridge

PREREQUISITE SKILLS: Students should know to to cast-on, knit and purl, basic decreases, knit in the round, and be familiar with reading a pattern.


Have you always wanted to learn how to knit socks but were intimidated by the tiny, sharp needles and thin yarns? Then Socks 101 is the class for you! Using a thicker, worsted weight yarn, students will knit a cuff-down sock - learning sock "architecture" and sock knitting techniques for the cuff, heel flap, heel turn, gusset & foot, and toe. These thicker-weight socks are the perfect boot-sock or lounging-around-the-house sock!

Carbeth Sweater


Instructor: Jenna Hycner

Skill Level:  

Advanced beginner/Intermediate 


Winter is Coming!  Make a Cozy Carbeth Pullover

Pretty sure this sweater will become one of your favorites, both to knit and to wear.  

The unusual construction will hold your interest, and if cropped isn’t your thing, we will cover in class how, when and wear to adjust the length.  We will also discuss how to make changes in the length of sleeves.  

Coming Later This Fall! Beginning Knitting


Instructor: Sandy Aldridge

Skill Level: Beginner 

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit or perhaps you learned to knit many years ago and need a refresher class in the basic knitting stitches and techniques - then our Beginning Knitting Class has you covered! Students will learn about the different yarn types, knitting needle options, and beginning knitting techniques while knitting the "Beginner's Stitch Sampler Scarf" pattern by Kristina Tucker.

Coming Soon...


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.