Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring Bandit Knit A Long

Come join our April knit a long!
This month we will be knitting Springtime Bandit by Kate Gagnon Osborn
a FREE pattern
using 4 skeins of Terra by The Fibre Company.
20% off
the Project of the Month
In store or online.

Join our KAL (knit a long) and use yarn purchased from Chelsea Yarns, take a photo of the finished product, post it on one of our social media sites (Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram or email us at and you will be automatically eligible to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to purchase goods at or at our shop in Colts Neck NJ. 

As an added bonus we have written out the chart for those of you who wish to use it.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Classes At Chelsea Yarns

Our classes started today and it was so exciting to see all the new students eager to learn in the Knitting Basics class.
Be sure to stop in or call us for any questions regarding sign ups for any of the classes. 
(855) 233-YARN

Knitting Basics
Learn some knitting terminology, long tail cast on, knit and purl stitches, bind off.  Project will be a scarf.
Supplies Needed:  #8 short needles with light colored worsted weight yarn or
#15 short needles with chunky weight yarn, measuring tape, scissors – the beginnings of your tools bag.  Optional:  row counter
Fee: $60 (2) two-hour sessions

Tuesday, March 12 10:30-12:30 Part I
Thursday, March 14 10:30-12:30 Part II

Tuesday, March 19 10:30-12:30 Part I
Thursday, March 21 10:30-12:30 Part II

Tuesday, April 9 10:30-12:30 Part I
Thursday, April 11 10:30-12:30 Part II

Tuesday, April 23 10:30-12:30 Part I
Thursday, April 25 10:30-12:30 Part II

Tuesday, May 14 10:30-12:30 Part I
Thursday, May 16 10:30-12:30 Part II


Saturday, May 18 10:30-12:30 Part I
Saturday, May 25 10:30-12:30 Part II

Knit Basics Plus
Refresh long-tail cast on, knit and purl stitches, bind off.  Learn to maneuver the yarn back and forth creating ribbing, stockinette stitch or stitch patterns, the importance of gauge, how to pick up a dropped stitch.  
Project can be the next level scarf.
Supplies Needed:  appropriate yarn and needles, tools bag
Fee:  $30 (1) two-hour session

Tuesday, March 19 1-3

Tuesday, April 23 1-3

Sweater Basics
Create a miniature cardigan.  Will cover increases, decreases, picking up stitches for neckline and bands, button holes, seaming.  There will be homework after each session
Supplies Needed:  #7 or #8 needles, worsted-weight yarn, Chibi needles, coilless safety pins, measuring tape, row counter, calculator, tools bag
Fee: $100 (4) two-hour sessions

Tuesday, May 14 12:30-2:30
Thursday, May 16 12:30-2:30
Tuesday, May 21 12:30-2:30
Thursday, May 23 12:30-2:30

Learn to block your pieces, different seaming methods including the 3-needle bind off), picking up stitches for ribbing.
Supplies Needed:  #6 and #8 knitting needles, several colored worsted-weight yarn, tapestry or CHIBI needle, safety pins, tools bag, homework.
HOMEWORK:  With #8 needles and light-colored weight yarn, make the following:
One knitted swatch of 30 sts, stockinette stitch for 30 rows, bind off.
Using a different color, one knitted swatch of 30 sts, stockinette stitch for 25 rows, bind off.
Two knitted swatches left on needles or stitch holders:  30 sts in stockinette stitch for 30 rows.  DO NOT BIND OFF!
Fee: $35 (1) two-hour session

Saturday, March 16 10:30-12:30

Saturday, April 13 10:30-12:30

Saturday, May 11 10:30-12:30

Baby Bootees
Need a little gift for that new baby?  Try out this pattern and customize it with your choice of trimmings.   See store for sample.
Supplies Needed:  set of #5 double-pointed needles, (1) 25 g ball of DK-weight yarn, Chibi needle
Fee:  $30 (1) two-hour session

Tuesday, April 9 12:30-2:30

Thursday, April 11 12:30-2:30

Tuesday, May 7 10:30-12:30

Infant Socks – Magic Loop
Make these cute infant socks with the Magic Loop.  See store sampler
Knitting Level:  Intermediate
Supplies Needed:  #3  32 or 40" circular needles , 50-65 yds DK-weight yarn, stitch markers, safety pins, tapestry or Chibi needle, row counter, measuring tape
Fee: $60 (2) sessions 

Tuesday, May 7 12:30-1:30
Thursday, May 9 12:30-3:30

Beaded Knitting

Make a knitted sampler with beads and expand your possibilities.
Knitting Level:  Intermediate
Supplies Needed:  DK-weight or sock yarn, #5 needles, 1.25 mm steel crochet hook, 6.0 beads (see store)
Fee:  $30  (1) two-hour session

Thursday, May 9 10:30-12:30

Saturday, May 25 1-3

Crochet Basics
How to get started, what’s a chain, slip stitch, or a crab stitch also known as a reversed single crochet that makes a nice edging even on knitted items.  Try your hand at making basic granny squares to use up all those leftover yarns from your other projects.  
Supplies Needed:  size 8 (H) 5 mm crochet hooks, various colors of worsted-weight yarns   
Fee:  $30 (1) two-hour session

Thursday, March 21 1-3

Thursday, April 25 1-3

Saturday, May 18 1-3

Not Your “Granny” Square Crochet Class
Learn how to create a granny square, which is the basis for for endless possibilities. 
In this class you will learn to crochet in the granny square style using a simple pattern. In this class you will learn how to start a granny square, add new colors. Also how to create a crochet flower and attach them to the granny square.
Fee : $30 

Saturday, March 16 11-1

Come in for one of our newest classes to hit the Jersey Shore. Don’t have time for a full class? Pop in for a quick 1 hour clinic....Brush up on your skills or even learn for the first time. With our skilled teachers we will have you doing new techniques in no time!
We made it simple, easy, and of course FUN. 
Pop on in and see what these new clinics are all about.

Clinic – Magic Loop
In this one-hour session, learn how the Magic Loop method can eliminate the need for double-pointed needles.
Project will be a baby cap in the round
Supplies Needed:  #5 or #6  40”circular needs, (1) 25 g ball of DK-weight yarn, Chibi needle
Fee: $25 (1) one-hour session

Saturday, March 16 1-2

Saturday, April 13 1-2
Saturday, May 11 1-2

Clinic – Cables
In this one-hour session, create a two-stitch cable without a cable needle.  Then with a cable needle move onto the basic four-stitch cable and any of the others in the sampler.  This may be a fast paced session for some.
Supplies Needed:  #8 needles, worsted-weight yarn, cable needle, stitch markers, row counter.
Homework:  Create your sampler by casting on 24 sts and garter stitch for 2 rows.
Fee: $25 (1) one-hour session

Saturday, March 30 11-12
Saturday, April 27 11-12

Clinic – Short Rows
In this one-hour session, learn the most basic short row technique.  See sampler.
Supplies Needed:  #5 or #6 needles, 2 skeins of contrasting DK-weight yarn, row counter, tools bag
Fee: $25 (1) one-hour session

Saturday, March 30 12-1

Saturday, April 27 12-1

Private lessons:  $35 per hour

Class Policies
  • Classes must be paid in full at the time of registration in order to hold your spot.
  • Cancellations must be made three days prior to the start of the class. If you need to cancel a class, we will issue you a store credit for the amount paid. Unfortunately, cancellations made with fewer than three days’ notice result in a forfeiture of the class fee.
  • Classes have minimum enrollments; if these are not met, we reserve the right to cancel classes with 24 hours notice. Refunds for classes we cancel will be given in the method paid.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

TSC Art Yarns

We welcome a new line at Chelsea Yarns. Two well known companies come together to join forces and become TSC Art Yarns. One of our favorites of their creations is Hand Dyed Zara with a generous 240 yards at 5.5 sts to the inch. This 100% merino is heavenly.

Another creation, Tranquility is 60% Merino, 25% Cashmere, and 15% Silk. These fibers are finely milled together to create this soft, lucious yarn that has a whopping 400 yards. A perfect amount to create any of the one skein projects on Ravelry.