inspiring yarns for creative hands

23 West Main St, Downtown Bozeman, MT 406 556 5786

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

Stix is proud to partner with Brooklyn Tweed as a BT destination store in the northern Rockies. Malabrigo is one of our favorites and we always stock as much local yarn as we can: Farmers Daughter Fibers, Western Sky Knits, Ranching Traditions Fiber to name a few. 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.

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 knitting class at Stix Learn to Knit Intensive Series

Date: 4 Saturdays: March 28, April 4, 11 & 18
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm- THIS CLASS IS FULL
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Learn to Knit Intensive Series

Date: 4 Saturdays: March 28, April 4, 11 & 18
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm- THIS CLASS IS FULL

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, a ribbed scarf and a hat in the round. The cost of all required materials range from $60 – $130 depending on what yarn and needles you choose.

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

Date: 3 Saturdays: March 28, April 4 & 11
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
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Sign up for a crochet class at Stix Learn to Crochet Intensive Series

Date: 3 Saturdays: March 28, April 4 & 11
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

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. The cost of all required materials range from $60 – $130 depending on what yarn and hooks you choose.

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Fixing Mistakes in Knitting

Date: Saturday, February 15
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Fixing Mistakes in Knitting

Date: Saturday, February 15
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Have you seen a mistake in your knitting but been perplexed about how to fix it? Most mistakes can be fixed without frogging your whole fabric. Join Tracy in this workshop designed to teach you how to fix the most common mistakes.

Cast on 20 stitches with light colored yarn and the appropriate sized needles and knit in stockinette stitch for a couple of inches to have a piece of solid fabric on the needles and bring to the workshop.

There is a $20 fee for this workshop.

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Mystery Gnome

Date: Thursday, Feb. 13 and 2 Wednesdays, 18 & 26
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Mystery Gnome

Date: Thursday, Feb. 13 and 2 Wednesdays, 18 & 26
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Join Tracy and Imagined Landscapes for a Mystery Gnome Knit-Along! It’s called Gnome is Where You Hang Your Hat.

Head on over to Ravelry to check out the information page here. We don’t know much but we do know that this mystery will be a ton of fun and you might just learn something new. There is a link on Ravelry with a video to help you choose colors of fingering weight yarn. We will meet to choose colors in the store and to start your gnome.

Secret Cupid Gift Exchange

Date: Saturday, Jan 11 to choose and then Sun, Feb 16 for gift exchange
Time: 3:00 pm
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Secret Cupid Gift Exchange

Date: Saturday, Jan 11 to choose and then Sun, Feb 16 for gift exchange
Time: 3:00 pm

It’s time for our favorite event of the year! As makers we rarely receive a handmade gift, so this is the time to make a gift for another maker and then receive one for yourself.  Come in or call by Jan 10th and leave your name to be drawn, then come back to draw the name of someone else. We will help you decide on the perfect gift to knit or crochet your lucky recipient, and the exchange will happen on Sunday , Feb 16.

Please call 556-5786 to sign up by Friday, Jan 10 and then come down on Saturday, Jan 11th to draw your gift recipient.

Tea and WIPs

Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
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Tea and WIPs

Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of tea and WIPs (works in progress) at Townshend’s Tea House located at 402 E. Main St. Hope to see you there.

No need to RSVP, this is a fun, informal, no-host event.

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Bloomfield Hat

Date: Saturday, Feb 22
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Bloomfield Hat

Date: Saturday, Feb 22
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

All this snow has us craving warm, superbulky hats! Grab some Malabrigo Rasta and the Bloomfield pattern by Meg Roke to learn this fun stitch.

There is homework for this class. Please complete the ribbing before class time so you are ready to learn this dip stitch!

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Fair-isle Superbulky Hat

Date: Saturday, Feb 29
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Fair-isle Superbulky Hat

Date: Saturday, Feb 29
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

We will close out Fair-Isle February with a big, adorable hat! Practice colorwork while you make a hat cozy enough for our recent snow!

You will need two colors of superbulky yarn, needles and the Fair Diamond pattern by Emily Marie Davies.

There is homework for this class. Please complete the ribbing on this hat so you can get started on the fair-isle portion.

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Mystery Knit Along

Date: Tuesdays, Jan 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4, 11, 18
Time: 6:00 pm
Materials: THIS Mystery is FULL! Keep an eye for the next one.
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Mystery Knit Along

Date: Tuesdays, Jan 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4, 11, 18
Time: 6:00 pm
Materials: THIS Mystery is FULL! Keep an eye for the next one.

This is not your standard Mystery Knit-Along! If you want to learn a lot about construction and design and are ready to trust us, this is the knit-along for you. The first four meetings will be brief; you will receive a clue to take home and knit. The fifth and sixth meetings will be longer; you will discover what you are making and begin assembly. You won’t believe what you are capable of creating! Basic knitting and purling skills are all you need, join us to exponentially expand your skill-set!

You will need between 1000 – 1600 yards of solid(ish) worsted weight yarn. You won’t buy it all at once but week by week. You will use the needles that you use for worsted weight yarn. Gauge isn’t that important but rather the fabric that you will create.

Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Cocoknits Sweater Workshop

Date: 5 Wednesdays: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Materials: This Workshop is FULL.
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Sign up for a knitting class at Stix Cocoknits Sweater Workshop

Date: 5 Wednesdays: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Materials: This Workshop is FULL.

Julie Weisenberger uses her signature way to knit top-down using English Tailored sleeves rather than raglan sleeves. Learn this method by making the Emma pullover with bulky yarn. The Cocoknits Method brings together a distinct system for knitting a top-down, seamless sweater that you will actually wear and have the time to knit. This method of sweater knitting is perfect for the detailed-oriented, rule-following who wants a well-tailored, well-fitting sweater.

You may choose the Emma Sweater, version A, B or C for your first Cocoknits sweater.

Requirements: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book and Cocoknits colored stitch markers (both available for purchase at Stix).

The first session is a yarn education talk where we give you a small bit of several different yarns to make a gauge swatch and to get acquainted with each yarn and its properties.

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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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Contact

phone: 406 556 5786

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Contact

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.