A-MAJOR-KNITWORK is a major yarn shop for all your knitting and crocheting needs. The shop sells the latest high-fashion yarns alongside high-quality basic yarns, and offers a large selection of needles, accessories, books, leaflets, and buttons. The owners offer custom charting services and technical help.
WIFI is available. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and join our Ravelry Group.
The shop is a perfect spot in the heart of the San Fernando Valley where a skein of yarn becomes a-major-knit wearable, snuggable, or giftable.
We are grateful that you continue to support our local yarn shop. We don't just sell materials. We're also here with instruction, technical support, and friendship. Studies have shown that knitting and crocheting are good for your mental health, so we provide excellent therapy too!
We're located near Lake Balboa Birmingham High School on the SE corner of Balboa and Vanowen in a strip shopping center behind the Jack-in-the-Box. There is plenty of parking and easy freeway access to both the Ventura (101) and San Diego (405) freeways.
|Tuesday||12:00 pm - 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||12:00 pm - 7:00 pm|
|Friday||11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
After hours by appointment
Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl 2018
April 19 - 22
and Local Yarn Store Day
Saturday, April 21
"the vibrant green-yellow-pink blossom-life of spring
the watery-blue radiant sunshine-breath of summer
the metallic-earth-toned glowing-decay of autumn
the grey-white-holly-festive slow-motion of winter"
Welcome to the yarns and colors for all seasons at A-MAJOR-KNITWORK
Yarn Crawl is a once-a-year opportunity to spend quality time with
fellow yarn-lovers, meet-up with friends, and
discover the local yarn shops you've always wanted to visit.
Thursday, April 19 -
Sunday, April 22
Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM
Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM
Details on how to participate are available at the shop and on the
Yarn Crawl website.
Details of trunks shows and special events are in our latest newsletter.
Pre-order your crawl tote bags now: $12.00 + tax
Fix Mistakes Class with Kim
Fix Knitting Mistakes
Let's Start with Picking Up a Dropped Stitch
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Basic knitting (cast on, knit, purl)
Reading the stitches and recognizing the knit stitch and the purl stitch.
Fixing a dropped stitch in garter, stockinette (on the knit and purl side), and how to correct mistakes at the beginning and end of a row.
Arrive at class with three completed swatches approximately 4"x4" in a smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn.
Bring extra yarn, needles, and crochet hook size F or G.
Swatch 1: garter, do not bind off, leave on a needle
Swatch 2: stockinette, do not bind off, leave on needle
Swatch 3: seed st, do not bind off, leave on needle
Needles, and Yarn of your choice, but we recommend a smooth, light colored, worsted weight yarn and #8 or 9 needle.
You will need #F or #G crochet hook.
CALL THE SHOP TO SAVE YOUR SPOT
PRICE: $35 for one two-hour session with Kim
DATES AND TIMES:
Saturday, May 12th from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm
Watch for dates for PART 2 where we will continue fixing dropped stitches in knit-purl patterns, and you will learn how to fix missed yarnovers and missed decreases.
Learn to Knit Socks
From Beginner to Advanced with Mindy
Let's all start with a basic sock.
This will be an ongoing series of classes.
Thursdays: 1PM - 3PM or 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Cost: $35.00 for 2 hours of instructions
The 2 hours can be divided over up to 3 weeks because we know that some people are slower knitters. Consider using a bulkier yarn to learn.
(yarn must be purchased at the shop)
Now it's time to challenge yourself with classes tailored to the sock pattern you want to make. Try something new! Here's a short list of techniques to learn:
Stretchy Cast On and Bind Off
Different Heels, Knitting Two-at-a-Time
How to Measure Your Foot
Magic Loop, Two Circular Needles, Working with the new FlexiFlips
Cost: $35.00 for 2 hours of instruction
(yarn must be purchased at the shop)
Call to reserve your spot. Space is limited.