inspiring yarns for creative hands

23 W. Main St. Bozeman, MT   406 556 5786

From luxury yarns for special occasions to affordable basics for everyday.

We are proud to have the best selection of Malabrigo yarns in Montana! Stix is a Brooklyn Tweed stockist in the northern Rockies and we always stock as much local yarn as we can get. Our store is staffed by professionals who are always willing to help you with your project. We teach classes, host events, offer knit and crochet alongs — there’s always something happening at Stix!

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Upcoming Classes

Our professional instructors offer a variety of knitting and crochet classes September through May. Whether you want to pick up a new, rewarding hobby or advance your existing skills, Stix has a class for you. Our classes are FREE when you purchase the materials required for the class at Stix.

Please call (406) 556-5786 to sign up as our classes do fill up.

Class Policy

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Crafternoon

Date: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Crafternoon

Date: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Come on in on Thursday afternoon to show the Stix Chix what you’ve been working on or just to have a laugh or two with other (fiber) nuts!

Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Learn to Crochet Intensive Series

Date: Sat, Feb 10, 17 & 24
Time: 10:15 am - noon
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Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Learn to Crochet Intensive Series

Date: Sat, Feb 10, 17 & 24
Time: 10:15 am - noon

Learn to Crochet Intensive is for the student who wants an in-depth introduction to the craft. Get your crochet off to a great start by learning about yarn and hook choices, practicing the basic stitches, and learning how to read a pattern. In this three week class you will learn the fundamentals while working 3 fun project: wrist warmers, a cowl (or scarf) and a hat.

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Learn to Knit Intensive Series

Date: Wed Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Learn to Knit Intensive Series

Date: Wed Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

This class is for the student who wants an in-depth introduction to the craft. Get your knitting career off to a great start by learning about yarn and needle choices, practicing the basic stitches (knit and purl), and learning how to read patterns. In this four week class you learn the fundamentals of knitting while making a pair of fingerless mitts and a hat in the round.

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Knit Colorwork hat

Date: Sat Jan 20
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Knit Colorwork hat

Date: Sat Jan 20
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

You know you have always wanted to learn how to use two colors in one row! In this class you will learn how to hold colors in both hands and practice getting consistent tension. Even if you don’t love this particular design, we chose it to give you ample practice on changing colors. You must have knit a hat in the round and be comfortable doing the single color decreases on your own. Make this hat first and then make the more complicated colorwork mittens that we have planned for February!

Homework alert! Please stop in to choose your colors, cast on and knit the ribbing before the class session.

Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Easy Knit Mittens

Date: Wed, Jan 24 & 31
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
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Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Easy Knit Mittens

Date: Wed, Jan 24 & 31
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

If you have knit a hat in the round, now it’s time for you to knit mittens to match! Using double pointed needles, you will learn how to knit ribbing and increase stitches to create a nice thumb gusset. We recommend bulky yarn for quick-knit mittens and to get the most out of the class sessions. But the pattern we like has options for lighter weight when you want to make another pair.

The pattern is The World’s Simplest Mittens by tin can knits

 

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Easy Knit hat

Date: Sat Jan 27 & Feb 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Time: or Wed Feb 21 & 28 @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Easy Knit hat

Date: Sat Jan 27 & Feb 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Time: or Wed Feb 21 & 28 @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Learn how to join your knitting into a circle, knit a cylinder and decrease for the top of a hat! Join the beginners in the Learn to Knit series and walk out wearing a beanie!

 

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Knit Brioche Basics Workshop

Date: Sat Jan 27
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Knit Brioche Basics Workshop

Date: Sat Jan 27
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Whether this is your first brioche project or you just need a refresher, this is the workshop for those who love brioche! Here you will learn the basics of knitting brioche. Rather than a full project of this technique, this workshop will be an opportunity to learn and practice the basics. After you’ve picked it up, you can pick a project, choose yarn and go home to cast on. Throughout February, we will have an Open Brioche Knitting time to come in when you need encouragement and help.

Workshop fee: $15, we will provide contrasting worsted weight yarns, you bring a circular needle in a size #6 – 8

 

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Easy Cabled Knit Hat

Date: Saturday Feb 3
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Easy Cabled Knit Hat

Date: Saturday Feb 3
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm

If you have knit a hat in the round, you are ready to learn to cable a hat! Cabling creates texture and once you see how it’s done, there will be no stopping you! (No need to tell anyone that cables are really easy!) You must have knit a hat in the round as you will complete the decreases on your own.

The pattern is Northward Hat by tin can knits

Homework Alert! We recommend that you stop in to purchase the yarn, cast on and knit the ribbing to make the most of the class.

 

Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Crochet Brioche Cowl

Date: Sat Feb 3
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
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Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Crochet Brioche Cowl

Date: Sat Feb 3
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Crocheters can make the squishy fabric of brioche too! Using bamboo stitch, you can make a brioche look-alike cowl with your hook and worsted weight yarn.

The pattern is Radicowl by Stix Chix, Tracy St. John

Valentine's Needle Felting Workshop

Date: Sat Feb 10
Time: 12 noon - 3:00 pm
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Valentine's Needle Felting Workshop

Date: Sat Feb 10
Time: 12 noon - 3:00 pm

Join LaVonne Stuckey as she teaches some more about needle felting. She will teach a little but mostly, it’s a time to play with fiber and create a cute project.

There is a fee for this workshop: $25. Roving will be provided. You can purchase a mat and needle at Stix.

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Brioche-A-Long

Date: Sat Feb 10 & 17
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Brioche-A-Long

Date: Sat Feb 10 & 17
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Join us for a brioche-a-long to work on the brioche project of your dreams. We will help you choose a project perfect for your level of brioche experience. Come on down for coaching, support and encouragement while you see what others are up to.

For some patterns look on Ravelry under brioche or tuck stitch.

 

 

Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Easy Crochet Slouch

Date: Sat Feb 17
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
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Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Easy Crochet Slouch

Date: Sat Feb 17
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

This is the perfect hat for you if you have just learned crochet, or if you have been hooking for a while. A simple stitch repeat makes a stylish, cozy hat you will enjoy making and love wearing. Take your pattern- and stitch-reading skills to a new level.

The pattern is Annabelle’s Slouch by Rebecca Langford

 

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Colorwork Mittens Challenge

Date: Sat Feb 24 and March 3
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
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© David Schultz

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Colorwork Mittens Challenge

Date: Sat Feb 24 and March 3
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

If you have already made mittens and have dipped your needles into fair-isle colorwork, you are ready to make these mittens! Stranded knitting makes for warm mittens on its own, but add the alpaca liners and you will soon be wearing your favorite mittens ever!

The pattern is Northman Mittens by David Schultz

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Cabled Hat Challenge

Date: Sat Feb 24
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Cabled Hat Challenge

Date: Sat Feb 24
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

This class could be named “Choose your own adventure” cabled hat. Once you learn the basics of how to cable, you can put them all together and create a new texture. You can choose your own design, get started on the ribbing and get together for some tips and techniques on more difficult directions.

Some patterns to consider: Skiff, Far Hills, Bray, Cleridae, Golden Birch Beanie

Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Advanced Crochet Slouch

Date: Sat March 3
Time: 10:30 am - 1:00pm
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Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Advanced Crochet Slouch

Date: Sat March 3
Time: 10:30 am - 1:00pm

Post-stitches and extended stitches are what give this hat its amazing detailed design. Not for the faint of heart or the beginner crocheter, the Matterhorn will challenge and keep you interested. And it’s so worth the effort when you pop it on your head.

The pattern is Matterhorn by Jennifer Pionk.

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Location

Our address is 23 West Main Street in downtown Bozeman, Montana located next to the historic Ellen Theater between Wilson Ave. and Tracy Ave.

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phone: 406 556 5786

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phone: 406 556 5786

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Hours

Monday 10:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 10:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 10:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday 10:00am - 5:30pm

Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday 10:00am - 5:30pm

Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Stix Chix

Meet the Stix Chix

Tracy St. John

Part owner of Stix, Tracy has worked in yarn stores most of her adult life. She is a an avid crochet designer and has been published in Interweave Crochet magazine many times. She’s so prolific the other Stix Chix are pretty sure she can crochet in her sleep.

Cameron Hildreth

Cameron is a founder of Stix and has been a fiber arts enthusiast for many years. She has attended crafting workshops hosted by Clara Parkes, Pam Allen, and Kaffe Fassett. She has an excellent color sense and she is our resident lace knitting expert.