The origin of the literary term "spinning a yarn" had nothing to do with Charles Dickens' storytelling skills, but with his penchant for dashing argyle sweaters. Keep your favorite novelist warm with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a "Learner's Permit to Knit" class and supplies at LambShoppe on 12th Avenue. Voted "Denver's #1 Arts and Crafts Store" by Denver Channel 7's A-List in 2009, LambShoppe is a haven of yarn, knitting, and crocheting supplies and classes. The "Learner's Permit to Knit" is stitched together over several sessions, with Groupon pupils receiving a free pair of knitting needles (a $10 value) and six basic knitting patterns (a $24 value). Show up with unraveled socks or purchase a skein at the store and learn how to deftly purl, increase, decrease, cast on, and bind off, granting the ability to conjure up a tapestry of homemade scarves and hats. By the end of the course, students will have the weaving knowledge for larger items such as sweaters, shawls, and knee high giraffe socks. LambShoppe's coffee bar is a cozy den for working or socializing, and their store carries a colorful wall of knitting name brands like Noro, Colinette, and Lantern Moon.
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Skeins of yarn form a colorful rainbow of shades from square cubbies lining the walls of Lamb Shoppe. Knitters can find all the materials and accessories, such as buttons or needles, necessary to carryout everyday projects or reanimate injured sock monkeys. Lamb Shoppe also provides a handful of classes and events for students to pick up new skills and create cool accessories.
3512 E 12th Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80206Get Directions