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I Love Yarn Day 2017 Giveaway!

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The Craft Yarn Council’s I Love Yarn Day is celebrating it’s 7th year! On October 14th, get out there and teach someone to knit, crochet weave or spin! This is such a fun concept! Share the love of your craft with others.  You can check out the Craft Yarn Council’s website for great resources on learning the craft! Once you teach someone to cast on….who knows where they could go! As you well know, once you catch that knitting or crochet bug, it’s all over.  Plymouth Yarn would love to help you in your journey to teach a newbie! Comment on this blog and you could win any 2 of our Cuzco Cashmere, Incan Spice or Reserve Sport kits, 1 for you and 1 for a friend! Tell us about your favorite yarn shop or knitting group so that other folks, just like you, can discover somewhere new! Five lucky people will win two of the following kits (chosen at random, colors may vary)…

F794 Incan Spice. Pattern is free to download!

F794 Incan Spice. Pattern is free to download!

F803 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is also free to download!

F803 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is also free to download!

Share your projects with us! Use hashtags #plymouthyarn and #iloveyarnday on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

F782 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is free to download!

F782 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is free to download!

3156 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is available at your favorite yarn shop through Ravelry Pro.

3156 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is available at your favorite yarn shop through Ravelry Pro.

3136 Reserve Sport. Pattern is available at your favorite yarn shop through Ravelry Pro.

3136 Reserve Sport. Pattern is available at your favorite yarn shop through Ravelry Pro.

Giveaway rulesTo enter– tell us your favorite yarn shop or public knitting group (please include city and state of the location) by commenting on this blog from 10/10/17 through 10/20/17.  Plymouth Yarn employees and their immediate family are not eligible. Contest is open to US residents 18 or older only.  Valid email address is necessary for contest entry.  Yarn will be delivered from Plymouth Yarn to valid US addresses only. All entries must be received by 11:59pm on 10/20/17.  Multiple entries will be disqualified.  Approximate prize value is $100.  Five winners will be chosen October 23rd, 2017 by random number generator and notified via the email provided.  Must respond to notification email by 10/31/17 or prize is forfeited. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

 

 

138 Comments so far
  1. by Donna Engborg

    On October 10, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    My most recent favorite yarn shop I discovered in New York.! The Brooklyn General store in Brooklyn New York. Super nice place.

  2. by Amy Rouse

    On October 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Fav and new to me shop is

    Knitty Gritty Yarn Shop
    Syracuse NY

    They carry so many yarns I’ve never seen before, and the owner is so sweet and accommodating!

  3. by PJ Armstrong

    On October 10, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    The best LYS is the new Knitty Gritty Yarn Shop in Syracuse NY! Owner Kerry is awesome and mixes local indie dyers and good national yarn companies.

  4. by Jackie Holecek

    On October 10, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Love all yarn. My retreat group is getting together next weekend…knitting all weekend! Can’t wait.

  5. by Louann Neville

    On October 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Our LYS in Waxhaw,NC called “Tangles” holds a knitting group social every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8. It is an opportunity to share projects and know how while making friends.

    I also belong to a larger knitting group called Sip n Stitch. It is a group of friends who meet once a month to also share projects and ideas. It is part of the “New Friends of the Carolinas” group.

    I have learned so much from my knitting buddies about different yarns and resources to learn new techniques.

    I love to knit!

  6. by Danielle Hoffer

    On October 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    My favorite LYS is Kid Ewe Knot in Bridgeville PA! I just recently discovered and the owner and staff are so helpful and they have a great selection of yarn for all projects!

  7. by Carol Lee Parry

    On October 10, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    A group of girlfriends meet up at the public library 2x/month. We all bring unique talents and creativity to the table!!!

    With the colder temperatures coming in to our area, knitting and crochet instruction cannot be far behind!

    Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

  8. by Pam ORoark

    On October 10, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I like my LYS – Kid Ewe Knot in Bridgeville, PA!

  9. by Lisa Dilts

    On October 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Love. Love. Love!!! Yarn shop. I don’t have a favorite right now, but always enjoy exploring.

  10. by Jen Martin

    On October 10, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    My favorite yarn shop is one I found on vacation this year… The Yarn Club in Virginia Beach, VA. They were so much fun I went twice in one week. They were super helpful and they have SO MUCH YARN and in such amazing colors and they stock so many indie dyers’ yarns. They are very active in social media also, so I love seeing what they will post everyday…. new yarn and other fun stuff they get in stock like crazy bags, links to patterns and photos of projects. I want to move there just so I can go to this shop.

  11. by Cameron Slaby

    On October 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    The Flying Needles in Williamsburg, VA!

  12. by Margaret Blotcher

    On October 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    My favorite yarn shop is Coveted Yarn in Gloucester, MA. I love to go and sit and knit. The owner, Robert Porter encourages knitters and crocheters to come in the shop and chat, knit, crochet and share ideas etc. Very welcoming atmosphere. I especially like to go on Saturday afternoon with my friend Sharon.

  13. by K. Ghelerter

    On October 10, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I am from Jacksonville, Florida, but my favorite yarn shop is Asheville NC Homecrafts in the Grove Arcade. I have been stopping by once a year to see Marie, and buy some of her fabulous yarn. Her local yarns are absolutely incredible. I cannot say enough about her kindness and friendliness. That, plush great products, make one FABULOUS yarn shop!

  14. by Geri Barnes

    On October 10, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    My LYS, of course! Kid Ewe Knot in Bridgeville PA
    We like each other so much that we travelled to Scotland in the spring on a Whisky and Wool tour with Rowan Tree Travel.

  15. by Karen

    On October 10, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    The best yarn shop around northeast Ohio is Brackenmoss Farm Fine and Rare Fibers. It’s a new shop in our small town of Madison. The owner is wonderful and raises rare sheep for their fiber (and as pets – she loves them). The shop is a delight of different fibers to feel and read about and a wide variety of yarns. It’s worth a stop if you’re ever driving through Ohio on Rt 90. It’s less than a mile off the freeway.

  16. by Rose Birchall

    On October 10, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    My favorite LYS Is
    Stitch In Time
    Howell, MI

    Great selection!

  17. by peggy gallagher

    On October 10, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Iron Horse yarn shop in Natick, MA is a lovely shop.

  18. by Vickie

    On October 10, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    My LYS is Sheep and Shawl in South Deerfield Mass. Awesome classes!

  19. by Julee Sparks

    On October 10, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I have 2 local yarn shops – both are exceptional!! Yarning for You in San Marcos, CA is near me. Lynn and Lacey are two incredible ladies. Love going in, seeing so many amazing yarns, getting inspired and knitting… shopping too of course!! 😉

    The Knitting Tree LA is near my mom…On Manchester in Inglewood, CA. They also have many incredible yarns…all kinds! We always find something that we can’t resist… Everyone is Friendly & wonderful.

    We have used Plymouth yarns for blankets for mom’s great- grandchildren. (One on the needles right now)

    Can’t recommend either shop enough!!

  20. by Teresa Knittingdancer

    On October 10, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    My favorite yarn shop is Hook A Frog in Madison, Alabama.

  21. by Linda Mouat

    On October 11, 2017 at 2:19 am

    There are no specialty yarn shops in my area, so I either go to Michaels, or order my yarn online. Amazon sometimes has deals on yarn. West Boca Raton, Florida.

  22. by Beth Emery

    On October 11, 2017 at 4:23 am

    I’m fortunate to live in Bath, Maine and shop at Halcyon Yarn

  23. by Rose Birchall

    On October 11, 2017 at 6:08 am

    My favorite LYS is
    Stitch in Time
    Howell, MI
    Great selection.

  24. by Allison

    On October 11, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Are you close to Boynton Beach? The Knitter’s Nook is there. Their number is 561-495-1095 if you are ever headed there, give them a try!

  25. by Danelle in

    On October 11, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I’ve got new knitters queued up-LOL! I work with a group that knits preemie things for a local hospital, so I’m frequently starting newbies.

    Fave local spot is Yarn Barn in Lawrence, Kansas.

  26. by Nadibe Bongio

    On October 11, 2017 at 8:57 am

    My favorite yarn shop is Knitty Gritty in Syracuse, NY. It’s a new yarn shop and we desperately needed one!! They carry beautiful yarns and are very helpful!

  27. by Maureen

    On October 11, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I enjoy going to the Three bags Full yarn store in Northbrook Illinois

  28. by Christie

    On October 11, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Kid Ewe Knot in Bridgeville, Pa. is by far my favorite yarn shop! They carry wonderful yarn, notions, and offer classes in a variety of subjects from socks to shawls. They even have a yoga knitting class! (Sadly I have yet to try it). The owner, Heather, is so very patient and extremely helpful and knowledgeable whenever I’ve made a boo-boo. You can find out more at kideweknot.com.

  29. by Vicki

    On October 11, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I used to drive 45 minutes from my home in El Cajon to Village Yarn and Sweater Co. In Fallbrook, Ca. The owner Jan Mettzger, and her dachshund Hanna, who was the Queen of the shop would help anyone with any problem. Jan taught many to knit and crochet and also did dog training at the local park. Sadly, Jan passed away and my treks came to an end. I still miss those wonderful Saturday’s , knitting with friends.

  30. by Barb Hill

    On October 11, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I feel very fortunate to have L&B Yarn in this college town. I have lost track of time and can’t say how long it’s been since sisters, Amberly and Leslie, opened their centrally located store. They greet regulars by name, make friends with newbies and couldn’t be more helpful. They will impress you with their knowledge and skill in both knitting and crochet. They have coordinated fashion shows and book signings with a local knitting designer, taught many classes, had knit toy drives and knitted knocker drives. If L&B doesn’t carry what you need they will order it or find an appropriate sub. Okay, enough already, I’ll end here, because now I want to go yarn shopping. Norman, OK is lucky to have L&B Yarn.

  31. by Ali Abercrombie

    On October 11, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    My favorite yarn store is the Wisconsin Craft Market in Madison, WI! They have a great selection from all over the country and super helpful staff if you have questions.

  32. by Sherry Beck

    On October 12, 2017 at 12:53 am

    My favorite group is my Thursday ladies group. We meet every Thursday at Hobby Lobby to crochet and/or knit and just be friends! The group is free and so very fun. Lots of companionship and encouragement. I don’t have a favorite yarn shop because I love them all! Yarn, yarn, and more yarn!

  33. by Rita Darlene Brown

    On October 12, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Favorite Yarn Shop:

    Pam’s Knit & Stitch
    Great Falls, MT 59403

  34. by Deb Adams

    On October 12, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Favorite yarn shop is Shirley’s Yarns & Gifts in Hancock, Maine. An amazing selection of yarn, needles, notions, books and buttons. And friendly, helpful salespeople.

  35. by Carrie Evans

    On October 12, 2017 at 11:20 am

    We had a lovely yarn store, but it just closed. :(

  36. by Allison

    On October 12, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Check out our website under the find a shop and see if you can find another in your area!

  37. by Kristine McRae

    On October 12, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Check out the Yarn Underground in Moscow, Idaho. Great little LYS, friendly folk who teach everything from spinning to Fair Isle. My Swiss grandmother taught me to knit and crochet when I was a tiny toddler. I knit to this day, sixty years later, and have a small flock of wool sheep and alpacas. Last year, I taught several college students to knit.

  38. by Kimberley Sellars

    On October 12, 2017 at 11:49 am

    I live in Mobile, Alabama, and we have one single lys in our entire area. The name of said shop is Mobile Yarn. The owner, Heidi, is absolutely amazing. She has taught me everything I know about knitting, and instilled in me a love for fine yarns. And of course my top 2 favorites are Plymouth yarns! I have so many people interested in me teaching them, and all because of Mobile Yarn and Heidi.

  39. by Yolanda Sheehan

    On October 12, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Waynesville Fiber Friends is our local stitching group. We’re looking forward to our new LYS coming soon.

  40. by Linda Gibson

    On October 12, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    My favorite yarn shop is Six Loose Ladies in Chester VT. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. They also have knitting groups Thursday morning and evenings.

  41. by Helen Sisco

    On October 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    So gorgeous! Ready for all kinds of cool weather knits… first hard freeze last night in the Adirondack Mountains! brr Favorite Yarn shop is in Bristol VT, “Yarn & Yoga” !!!

  42. by Yvette Tillema

    On October 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Oh yes, love Adirondack Yarns in Lake Placid, NY. There are some fabulous give aways. My favorite thing I’ve seen ver knitted is a garter knit scarf made from a varigat d Plymouth single in a great colorway. I can’t get past it. Just the simple design with the colors makes it hard to beat.

  43. by Yvette Tillema

    On October 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I’m sorry about the mistakes above. iPad touch screen. I should have checked. It should be, My favorite thing I’ve ever knitted is a simple garter knit scarf made with a variegated Plymouth single. Geesh, embarrassed!

  44. by Sue Lesher

    On October 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    My favorite yarn shop is Fiber Arts Yarn shop in Cape May, New Jersey. A great selection of beautiful yarns in a beautiful town. I love teaching friends to knit so they can share my addiction.

  45. by Karen McKenna

    On October 12, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Four Purls in Winter Haven FL. Best owners and staff. In winter they bring their Fiber Truck to my farmers market Once a month. I live hour 40 min away.

  46. by Lorie Konopka

    On October 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    My favorite knitting group is at Tom Hortons in Defiance Ohio. There aren’t many of us, but we love to knit, crochet and some of us even spin. And we love to teach others.

  47. by Penny

    On October 12, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    My favorite knitting group is Charity Stitch group at Sunrise Senior Living in Leominster, MA. We always have such a great time & make so many beautiful items for various charities!

  48. by Jill Schaefer

    On October 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    I don’t have a local yarn shop, but I order a lot from Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, NV!!

  49. by Gabriele Sondermann

    On October 12, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    My favorite yarn shop is Double Ewe in Circle Pines, MN. It has a great selection of yarns (including lots from Plymouth) and is very welcoming. It’s a great place to shop or just sit, knit and hangout.

  50. by Tiffini Sorcic

    On October 12, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Blazing Needles in Salt Lake City UT has awesome yarns, beautiful patterns, fun activities, and friendly, helpful employees.

  51. by Steff McLean

    On October 12, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    My favorite shop is Yarn Asylum in Clarksville, Tennessee. Group Therapy is Wednesday morning from 10-12 and Thursday night from 6-8. The table is always open for anyone to come by. Great shop, great people!

  52. by Tracy Graczykowski

    On October 12, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    My favorite yarn shop is the Knitch in Delafield, Wisconsin. Great selection and super helpful staff.

  53. by Arica Presinal

    On October 12, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    My LYS is FABULOUS! Babettas Yarn in Fair Oaks, CA

  54. by Anna

    On October 12, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Locally we only have JoAnn, hobby lobby, and Michaels. Hoping to find a neat little place!

  55. by Manisha Iyer

    On October 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Love my LYS. Kid Ewe Knot in Bridgeville, PA.
    http://www.kideweknot.com/

  56. by Susan Demick

    On October 13, 2017 at 5:19 am

    I love Common Thread in Saratoga Springs, NY. it is my LYS. The staff are wonderful and helpful. The classes rock, and the social knitting group on Thursday night is full of hilarious knitters who really care! The store owner, Doreen, went out of her way to help me get special products to help my mom,an avid knitter who is beginning to lose her sight, keep knitting! Thanks so much!

  57. by Lyn Lull

    On October 13, 2017 at 6:29 am

    My favorite yarn shop is The Elegant Ewe, Concord NH

  58. by Orit Tager

    On October 13, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Knit & Pearls in Avon, CT is my happy place. Everyone is helpful and pleasant. Their weekly open knit session on Tuesday evening is my favorite time of the week.

  59. by Karen Chu

    On October 13, 2017 at 7:47 am

    The Fiber Loft
    Acton. Massachusetts

    I am a new knitter and I joined the Wednesday morning class a year ago with Debbie. I have tackled some challenging things and going strong!

  60. by Rusty M

    On October 13, 2017 at 7:52 am

    My favorite yarn shop is Main Street Yarns in Mason,OH. The owner is lovely and I can spend hours browsing around in all the luscious fibers!

  61. by Linda Willians

    On October 13, 2017 at 7:54 am

    My favorite lys is Yarn and Yall in Greenvilke, SC. Krista is awesome and supports the crochet chapter as well as the knit guild. My student is Aliyah Sanders who asked to learn crochet.

  62. by Anna

    On October 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Hi, I am from Hungary
    My favorit LYS is fonalclub.hu in Budapest. This shop is full with handdyed yarns…
    In my town Pécs live Kristina Vilimaite, she is a knitwear designer and my favorit knitting group is her group on Ravelry: animaknits
    Thanks for this giveaway!

  63. by Pattye McAbee

    On October 13, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    My favorite LYS:

    Sealed With A Kiss
    Guthrie, OK

  64. by Anita Taylor

    On October 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    My favorite yarn shop is Sea Needles on Atlantic Ave., Bethany Beach, DE. Great people and a wonderful selection of yarn and accessories.

  65. by Cheryl Restelli

    On October 13, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    The owner of my favorite yarn shop retired and closed shop. So, my new favorite yarn store is:
    Mosaic in Mt. Prospect, IL

  66. by Kathy Brown

    On October 13, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    My favorite all time yarn store has since closed, Knitting Today in Wolcottville IN. This is where I learned to knit and she still has the business just not a store. My second favorite yarn store is The Loopy Ewe in Fort Collins CO. I do not live anywhere near there but it is my go to store and whenever I am near it I make a stop to see all the wonderful stuff.

  67. by Vivian Keh

    On October 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    My favorite local yarn shop is called Green Planet Yarn in San Jose, CA. They have a wonderful selection of yarns, but what is most impressive is the staff – really friendly, really helpful. I also learned two new skills by taking classes there – lace knitting and beginning crochet!

  68. by Pam Scriber

    On October 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Live in Greenville SC but my yarn stores of choice are Jimmy Beans and Webs. One day I hope to get there and do some serious damage in person

  69. by Ann Volkes

    On October 13, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Downtown Yarns on Avenue A in the East Village in Manhattan has a surprisingly wide selection in a narrow space with lots of personality. This lovely shop and staff inspire creativity!

  70. by Kathy Tanis

    On October 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    My favorite yarn shop is Spin A Yarn at the Market in Woodstock, Virginia.

  71. by Susan Blair

    On October 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Love teaching new students and watching their progress. I took the class on how to teach knitting offered through the CYC years ago and have taught lots of girls and adults. My favorite store in the area is Needles in the Haymarket. Great owner and nice inventory of many of my favorites yarns.

  72. by Hildy Karmazin

    On October 13, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Knitty City in NYC is my go to LYS. The staff and owner Pearl, are knowledgable, helpful, and friendly. There is a tremendous selection of yarns. I know I will always receive the help I need with any project at Knitty City.

  73. by Claudia Hopkins

    On October 13, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    I live in the small town of Winfield Kansas. There is wonderful yarn shop there called iYarn. Every Saturday morning a group of ladies bring their current projects and bond around our discussions of fiber and life in general. We also started a guild that meets once a month to learn new techniques and try new things. Sometimes we een do a knit-a-long. They are lots of fun.

  74. by Linda

    On October 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Love “Back Porch Quilts” yarns!
    Livingston Mt 59047

  75. by Margaret

    On October 13, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    I have a great group of Knitties that gather at our LYS, Athena Fibers in Sioux Falls, SD. The members vary, but we meet on Sunday afternoon and Thursday evening. The group includes knitters, spinners, crocheters, weavers, dyers, felters, and designers of all skill levels and ages. We laugh and cry and support one another, tease one another, enjoy dinner together, support events related to fiber crafts, help one another when we are stuck, enable one another in pattern and stash acquisition, and go on road trips. We are a family, that like most families has ups and downs, but is generally a safe, friendly group that share a love of fiber and creating beautiful items.

  76. by Rebecca Davis

    On October 14, 2017 at 6:55 am

    My lys is Village Yarn Company in Zionsville, Indiana.

  77. by Nadine Jackson

    On October 14, 2017 at 7:29 am

    My favorite place to shop is wherever I find a yarn that speaks to me! Joanns in Brandon, Fla. is closest physical store. Not a lot of dedicated yarn stores in hot Central Florida (LOL!). I’ve taught a couple of folks and am now teaching my 10 y.o. granddaughter, Cheyenne, to crochet.

  78. by Lynne Wahnefried

    On October 14, 2017 at 7:57 am

    The Yarn Stop in Clawson, Michigan. They are so friendly and helpful here, even if you didn’t buy your yarn from there! Love this place!

  79. by Ann Svenson

    On October 14, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Doreen Kamen, the owner of our LYS, Common Thread, in Saratoga Springs, NY, creates fun events, like this summer’s Knitting Bingo. It encouraged knitters to try new things, learn new skills, introduce new people to knitting, finish long term projects. Our Tuesday afternoon social knitting group almost outgrew the shop it was so popular!
    #commonthreadsaratoga #plymouthyarn #iloveyarnday

  80. by Iris Johnson

    On October 14, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I don’t know of a local shop just for yarn, but I find lots of great yarn at Hobby Lobby in Cleveland, TN. Also order from Knit Picks & Lion Brand.

  81. by Allison Jones

    On October 14, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Mind’s Eye in Cambridge, MA is my awesome, local yarn store! Great seemed ton and the owner is awesome.

  82. by Elizabeth Decker

    On October 14, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I used to LOVE the Woolly Lamb in Chicago, but sadly it has closed. I still keep in touch with many of the store’s patrons on social media. I currently shop on line or Knit 1 in Chicago or Mosaic in Mount Prospect, IL.

  83. by Elizabeth

    On October 14, 2017 at 9:52 am

    My favorite yarn store is the Knitting Fairy in Grand Prairie, Texas

  84. by Paula Harrington

    On October 14, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Knit-N-Purl in N. Myrtle Beach, SC. Favorite public place to knit. Dolce Aroma Coffee Bar Fayetteville, NC.

  85. by Laura Gabler

    On October 14, 2017 at 10:05 am

    My local yarn shop is Alfred Knitting Studio and sadly they are closing sometime after the first of the year.

  86. by Anya Almgren

    On October 14, 2017 at 10:25 am

    I happened upon Quintessential Knits in Duvall, WA during the annual Puget Sound LYS Tour this year, and have fallen in love with this yarn shop! The variety and quality of yarn is intoxicating and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I always find inspiration for my next knitting projects as I cross the threshold. I even learned how to knit brioche this past summer by taking a class there.

  87. by Angela T

    On October 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

    We are blessed with many fabulous local yarn shops in the Twin Cities, so I’m giving a shout out to several: Amazing Threads, Maple Grove, MN, Darn Knit Anyway, Stillwater, MN and Linden Yarn & Textiles, St. Louis Park, MN. Thank you for the chance to win some of your amazing yarn. Knit on!

  88. by Jana Bleakley

    On October 14, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Favorite spot..Yarn Barn..Lawrence, KS..online..Webs.

  89. by Tammy

    On October 14, 2017 at 10:49 am

    My favorite yarn store is Yarn Cloud, in Occoquan, VA!
    My favorite knitting group meets Tuesdays nights at a Panera in Woodbridge, VA. The Knitterati! :-)
    Knitting with friends and teaching people to knit are my happy place! :-)

  90. by Lisa Gregg

    On October 14, 2017 at 11:16 am

    My favorite yarn shop is the Carriage House in Kingsport, TN. Ohh, the luscious yarns Terri has there! She also sells clothing, jewelry, and Kavu Bags. The knitting instructor is Katherine. Everyone/everything there is wonderful :)

  91. by Debra Duncan

    On October 14, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Park Avenue Yarns
    League City, Tx.
    Wonderful, warm, helpful owner. beautiful yarn selection

  92. by Linda Moody

    On October 14, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I recently joined a wonderful knitting group at the Lynbrook, NY public library called Loops of Love – they get together every Wednesday evening to knit/crochet items to donate to various charities. I really admire these prolific ladies and wish I could knit as fast as they crochet!

  93. by Janet Johnson

    On October 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    The Double Ewe Knit Shop in Circle Pines, Mn is my favorite yarn shop. Great inventory and a wram friendly atomsphere.

    My favorite knit group is the Culver’s Knit Wits which meets every Tuesday at a Culver’s in Coon Rapids, MN. This group has donated over 39,000 hand stitched items to local charities.

  94. by Jen

    On October 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    The Yarn Stop in Clawson, MI! They host an open knit/crochet night every Wednesday & I love going. It’s a friendly & helpful group of people that go & the shop & it’s owners are awesome too!

  95. by Maria

    On October 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I love double ewe in circle pines MN! They have great kals and classes and a nice variety of beautiful yarn! It’s always gonna be my go to shop :)

  96. by Laura

    On October 14, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    My fave LYS is Knit On! In Newport, KY.

  97. by Michelle

    On October 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Double ewe in Minnesota! They closed for a short time and the people who loved it made fb group because it was missed so badlu! So grateful they reopened!

  98. by Danielley

    On October 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Knit Unto Others in Arkadelphia, AR. I just moved away from there and I MISS it!!!

  99. by Tammy Kute

    On October 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I don’t know which is my favorite! I love them all. I suppose I have spent more time in Hobby Lobby or Joann’s. I don’t get out much these days so I get my yarn online mostly these days.

  100. by Lynn Beaulier

    On October 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I love your yarns and patterns. Enjoy reading your blog also!

  101. by Abby Wadkins

    On October 14, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I have been knitting since I was 10, that’s been a few years ago. A few friends of mine and my mothers have a knitting group every Tuesday night.

  102. by Jo Ann Watts

    On October 14, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I cannot imagine a more perfect LYS than Double Ewe in Circle Pines MN. The owner, Kelly, and her staff are so knowledgeable, kind and caring. They carry a wide range of yarns in affordable prices, and she has the best selection of classes at all levels. Everyday is a party at Double Ewe!

  103. by Kat Gatzke

    On October 14, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Sadly, there are no longer any decent LYSs near me. So my favorites are all online stores now – Jimmy Beans Wool, Simply Socks, The Loopy Ewe.

  104. by Leslie Summer

    On October 14, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    My FAVORITE LYS is Double Ewe Yarn in Circle Pines, .MN!!! Kelly is so knowledgeable and helpful and patient with me… as is her incredible team! I absolutely LOVE Double Ewe! Worth driving to from anywhere in the Twin Cities metro and outer suburbs… definitely worth the trip. I’m so happy that my LYS is Double Ewe… it’s the best yarn shop, in all my travels across the US, I’ve never found one better.

  105. by Karen St. Dennis

    On October 14, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I get all my yarn at A C Moore in Saratoga Springs, New York.

  106. by Laura Bretz

    On October 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    My favorite yarn store is Yarnia of Old Town in Warrenton, VA! I teach crochet classes there. They have amazing yarns and they are always so friendly and welcoming!

  107. by Bridgette Evans

    On October 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I like Yarnia in Old Town Warrenton, VA. Nice couple owns it. People come in and sit and knit or crochet. Beautiful selection of yarns and accessories!!

  108. by Matthew Biondi

    On October 14, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I live in Charlotte, NC, and my favorite is Charlotte Yarn! I love how helpful and knowledgeable their staff is!

  109. by Jen Naus

    On October 14, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    My 2 favorite local yarn shops are Yarn Cravin in Perrysburg, OH and The Busy Thimble in Bowling Green, OH.

  110. by Nancy Anderson

    On October 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Bloomington Normal Night Time Knitters – Bloomington & Normal, IL. We have been meeting 1 x month for almost 20 years!

  111. by Shawn Edwinson

    On October 15, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Ball and Skein in Cambria, CA

    Visited there over the summer. Large shop and lovely, helpful people.

  112. by Elizabeth Biondi

    On October 15, 2017 at 5:43 am

    My favorite yarn store in Rpaid city, SD is “C R Yarn” on West Main! It is a cozy little yarn store tucked away in the black hills!

  113. by Renee

    On October 15, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I was watching a person who looked like they were knitting socks using toothpicks. I was fascinated, every week she would come in and have something else that she was making. I was able to sit down and chat with her one day and she told me of the great place called the Black Purl. She actually arranged for a couple of us to go there and learn how to make socks and tiny needles. We were welcomed and encouraged by others to keep going and we would get the hang of it. That was about 5 years ago, I have continued to knit and learn different techniques in knitting. I have been able to give back to a dear friend Carolie, she was a patient of mine who encouraged me to knit. So when someone comes into the shop and is new I feel it is my turn to encourage that newcomer and welcome them to the wonderful world of knitting. It is a portable stress reliever, and you are able to make wonderful things for friends and family. If ever in Wausau, WI please stop down and see Beth the wonderful owner of The Black Purl. She is a wealth of experience in the knitting and can fix anything and has a great way of teaching others.

  114. by Deborah Overby

    On October 15, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I have two local yarn shops: Knitting Addiction in Kitty Hawk, NC my must stop shop whenever we go to the beach and Dances With Wool in Midlothian, VA. Jeanne and Debbie are the best!!

  115. by grace

    On October 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Spent I love Yarn day making yarn. I hosted a Spin-In at a local Historical Village.

    Fav Yarn Shop: FiberWild! in Galena, IL.

    Knit in public: The Craft Guild of Iowa City’s night knitters group that meets at a local Panera.

  116. by Dulcie MacQueen

    On October 15, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I love Old Village Yarn Shop in Plymouth, Michigan…. they taught me a few years ago and are a great bunch of ladies! :)

  117. by Sandra Love

    On October 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    My favorite yarn group is our small knitting group that meets every Thursday at a local yarn dyers house. She is always knitting or dyeing something new. She always has an experience to share about a recent show or yarn store.

  118. by Cyndi J

    On October 15, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Knit 2 Together in Russellville , Arkansas , even though I’ve moved away & haven’t been able to stop there in 2 years. Still a wonderful place!

  119. by Lynn

    On October 15, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    My favorite yarn store is lion brand they have so many different kinds of yarn to use with n so many colors

  120. by Sheri Karobonik

    On October 15, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    My favorite knitting store is Grandmas Spinning Wheel in Tucson Arizona. I love the staff and the knit ins. I learn so much at the knit ins.

  121. by Donna Woods

    On October 15, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    My favorite place to shop for yarn is “Hobby Lobby” in Springfield,MO.

  122. by sandy griffin

    On October 16, 2017 at 10:09 am

    MY favorite place to buy yarn is my local Wal-Mart in Dunn N.C . As far as I know there is no local just yarn store.

  123. by LenoraS

    On October 16, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Sadly, the LYS near me closed. I now rely on online retailers.
    I’m in Greenfield OH

  124. by Kitten With A Whiplash

    On October 17, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I just got back from a week and a half of taking care of Mom who’s a little too close to the Nor Cal wildfires for comfort. There wasn’t a real risk firewise, but her 91 year old lungs needed to stay out of the smoky air. Thankfully she is safe, and the fires are more under control. To get back to the focus of this post, the bus got me back to San Francisco about 9 am. By 11 I was at IMAGIKNIT my favorite LYS>

  125. by Rachee Fagg

    On October 18, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I love Finely the Knitting Party in Prospect Park, Pa.

  126. by Nancy Goldstein

    On October 18, 2017 at 8:21 am

    My favorite yarn shop is Knit On! In beautiful Newport Kentucky just across the river from downtown Cincinnati! I love Plymouth Yarns and have used them in many, many projects! You guys are a great company.

  127. by Hope C

    On October 18, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Our sweet local shop is called Yarniverse in Memphis, Tennessee

  128. by Allison J

    On October 18, 2017 at 8:25 am

    I’m lucky to have a bunch of shops near me and they are all great in different ways. I recently visited Iron Horse in Natick, MA and it is a beautiful store with helpful, friendly staff. As for where, I most love to knit outside.

  129. by Carol Brocco

    On October 18, 2017 at 9:17 am

    In Alturas, CA we gathered together a Temperature Afghan Group. Some knit, some crochet and everyone is creating beautiful and very colorful afghans. The temperatures range from below zero in the winter to above 100 in the summer which results in crazy color ranges. We gather at a local historic hotel, have lunch, visit, and create. Carol from Personally Yours is our cheerleader and provides a wonderful range of Encore yarn for the projects.

  130. by Carol Crawford

    On October 18, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I have two LYS that always have yarn I can’t leave without. Lofty Lou’s in Placerville, Ca. and a new one Auburn Needleworks in Auburn, Ca. When I travel I always look for a yarn shop and recently found Uncommon Threads in Los Gatos, Ca. All shops have such friendly and helpful staffs.

  131. by Carmen

    On October 19, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I have two favorites: yarnology in Winona MN. They were my first LYS and they know me by name :). I also love Unwound Artisan Yarn Shop in LaCrosse WI because my friends opened it recently!

  132. by Jay Aitch

    On October 20, 2017 at 10:01 am

    My favorite LYS is the Knotty Hooker in Castle Rock Washington. The best rural knitting store in the world!

  133. by Dee

    On October 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

    KnitPurl in Portland Oregon is my to-go yarn and supply store. They have everything and are super helpful. A lot of stores can be intimidating, especially to new crafters, but the folk of KnitPurl are completely engaging and happy to talk about, advise on, and applaud your efforts. They are great.

  134. by Jay Aitch

    On October 20, 2017 at 10:11 am

    The Knotty Hooker in rural Castle Rock WA is my favorite LYS. It’s a small town, on the outskirts of Mt. St. Helens, but The Knotty Hooker is stocked well and the owner is really enthusiastic about all things crochet and knitting.

  135. by Julie

    On October 20, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I adore Churchmouse Yarns & Teas (Bainbridge Island, Washington). They were on the LYS tour here this year. Amazing place, and I love their patterns.

  136. by Pamela rapp

    On October 20, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Fiber Creek in Prescott Arizona and Prescott Knitters are the best group…

  137. by penelope

    On October 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    For Yarn’s Sake in Beaverton Oregon. Always well stocked.

  138. by Julie

    On October 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    My favorite yarn shop is The Yarn Shop at Alma Park in Jobstown, NJ. Her yarn shop is right in front of her alpaca barn! I love to watch them play when I pop in to see what new colors are on the shelves!

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