Local Yarn Store Day 2022

Celebrate

Local Yarn Shop Day 2024
with Double the Stitches

LYS Day 2024 is almost here, and once again I'm celebrating all the things that I cherish most about Local Yarn Shops. These intimate spaces serve as a gathering space for all those with a love and passion for the fiber community.

Local Yarn Store Day is a brick-and-mortar yarn shop appreciation day created by TNNA members. The seventh annual LYS Day will take place on April 27th and is designed to show support for small businesses while bringing together a unique community of knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners to drive awareness and celebrate the craft. Vendors and retailers alike are coming together to showcase the benefits of locally owned yarn stores through an array of special products, classes, and more, and I'm so proud to be one of them!

How does this event work?

When you purchase yarn to knit your own Trust Fall Shawl from a participating LYS on Saturday April 27th, you will receive a Ravelry Coupon Code to download your copy of the shawl pattern from Ravelry.

A Low Vision and Screen Reader Accessible version of the pattern is also included! I’m on a mission to help increase the number of knitting patterns available for those with Low Vision and those who use Screen Readers to access patterns. Your pattern download includes 2 PDF files.

Lets Support Local Yarn Stores Together!

To support all the amazing Local Yarn Stores, the Trust Fall Shawl pattern will be FREE with the purchase of the yarn to make it the weekend of LYS Day - Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th - from participating yarn shops.

The pattern will also be available to purchase on Ravelry and Payhip.

About the Trust Fall Shawl:

Drawing inspiration from a quote by Maya Angelou, my wish is for all knitters to embrace the courage to trust the process, time and time again. Knitting a pattern can often feel like a trust fall—a leap of faith into each stitch, trusting in the accuracy of instructions, and in your own creative abilities.

Enter the Trust Fall Shawl—a crescent-shaped embrace of yarn, where familiar bands of stockinette stitch intertwine with delicate eyelets, enveloped by textures that are both comforting and effortless to create.

The crescent shape of this shawl was selected with intention. It offers not just beauty, but ease. It’s a canvas for uninterrupted knitting, with shaping increases gracefully nestled at the beginning and end of every row.

And here's the magic: the Trust Fall Shawl is not just a pattern—it's an invitation to make it your own. With its infinite adaptability, you have the freedom to customize its size and adjust yarn usage to suit your vision.

Trust in the process, trust in your skills, and let the

Trust Fall Shawl guide you on a journey of creative expression.

What will you need to knit your own?

The Trust Fall Shawl uses approximately 750 yards (686 meters) of DK weight yarn.

I used 2 balls of Jody Long Alba to create the design. This subtle and stunning tweedy yarn combines a luxurious blend of Merino Wool and Superfine Alpaca, accented with a taste of viscose sourced from German sustainable forestry.

You'll also need ...

• US 7/4.5 mm 32"/80 cm circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• 3 Locking Stitch Markers - for garter tab
• 2 Regular Stitch Markers - for border sts

Note: You may substitute a different yarn with the same amount of yardage. Because of the content of the yarn, the yardage for Alba is different than a typical hand dyed DK weight yarn. Make sure to check the yardage of any yarn substitution to ensure you purchase enough of the same dye lot!

Join the LYS Love KAL!

To add extra excitement, community & camaraderie ... I’m hosting a great big Trust Fall Shawl Knit-Along with live events, including a Cast-On Party and 2 Knit Nights – all free to attend and hosted on Zoom.

Make sure you pre-register for all 3 events; each session will have a unique link.

🧶 Join me for a Cast-On Party on Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. Eastern. Grab your yarn and needles, and we’ll get to know each other a bit. I'll walk you through the stitches used in this shawl so you'll have the support from me to knit your own, and I’ll answer any questions you have about the pattern.

🧶 Join me for the TWO LYS Love Knit Nights on Saturday, May 18 & June 8 at 7 p.m. Eastern. We’ll chat about our projects, yarn, tips & tricks, and more. I love having an opportunity for us to connect. Feeling stuck? Let me help!

Pre-registration for the Zoom Sessions is required.

Look for the details in your welcome email!

There are 287

Participating Local Yarn Stores

... and counting!

Do you own a Local Yarn Store?

Alabama

All Strung Out Yarn Shop - Auburn 🔗

Hook A Frog - Madison 🔗

Knit Happenz - Birmingham 🔗
Mobile Yarn - Mobile 🔗

Paper Crane Yarns - Calera 🔗

Southern Twist Yarns - Fairhope 🔗

Sparkle Studio - Huntsville 🔗

The Taming of the Ewe - Gadsden 🔗

Yarn Boutique of Decatur - Decatur 🔗

Alaska

Untangled Yarn & Fiber - Ketchikan 🔗

Arizona

Birdhouse Yarns - Tucson 🔗

Grandma’s Spinning Wheel - Tucson 🔗

Isabelle’s Parlour - Wickenburg 🔗

Tempe Yarn & Fiber - Tempe 🔗

Arkansas

Knit Unto Others - Arkadelphia 🔗

Yarn Kandy - Little Rock 🔗

California

Apricot Yarn - San Diego 🔗

Avenue Yarns - Albany 🔗

Cast Away Yarn Shop - Santa Rosa 🔗

Fiber Circle Studio - Petaluma 🔗

Hands on Knitting Center - Redlands 🔗

In Between Stitches - Livermore 🔗

Knitique - Elk Grove 🔗

maisieblue - Murphys 🔗

Needful Things - Turlock 🔗

Old Orcutt Yarnery - Orcutt 🔗

Purls of Joy - Healdsburg 🔗

The Dizzy Knitter - Ventura 🔗

Yarnfun - Eureka 🔗

Colorado

Colorful Yarns - Centennial 🔗

Fingerplay Studio - Louisville 🔗

Knot Just Yarn - Aurora 🔗

The Tangled Ball - Edgewater 🔗

The Twisted Shed - Kiowa 🔗

Connecticut

Driftwood Yarns - Groton 🔗

Ewe & You Fiber Arts - Windsor 🔗

In Sheep's Clothing - Torrington 🔗

Knitty Gritty Yarn Girl - East Lyme 🔗

New England Yarn - Southington 🔗

Village Wool - Glastonbury 🔗

Delaware

The Yarn Maven - Smyrna 🔗

Florida

Dixie Knits - Pensacola 🔗

Four Purls Yarn Shop - Winter Haven 🔗

Innisfree Farm - Fort Myers 🔗

Knit and Stitch Boutique - Cocoa 🔗

Knit or Knot Yarns - Jupiter 🔗

Panbanged Knits & Fiber Shoppe - Brooksville 🔗

She Sells Yarn - Ormond Beach 🔗

Georgia

Heart and Spirit - Atlanta 🔗

Sheep 2 Stitch - Augusta 🔗

Idaho

The Yarn Underground - Moscow 🔗

Illinois

Knit Your Dreams - Quincy 🔗

Le Mouton Rouge Knittery - Bloomington 🔗

Llama Llama Ding Dong Yarn - Palos Heights 🔗

Miss Purl - Chicago 🔗

Mosaic Yarn Studio - Mount Prospect 🔗

The Bird’s Nest - Macomb 🔗

Three Bags Full Knitting Studio - Northbrook 🔗

Yarn Hollow Crete, LLC - Crete 🔗

Yarns Untold - Lisle 🔗

Indiana

Mass Ave Knit Shop - Indianapolis 🔗

Shabby Sheep & Ewe - Columbus 🔗

Iowa

Blue Heron Knittery - Decorah 🔗

Yarn Junction Co - West Des Moines 🔗

Kansas

The Creation Station - Newton 🔗

The Studio Knitting & Needlepoint - Overland Park 🔗

Kentucky

Creative Twist - Mount Sterling 🔗

Eagle Bend’s Yarn & Fiber Shop - Burlington 🔗

Friends & Fiber - LaGrange 🔗

Knit On! - Newport 🔗

Tuscan Rose - Paducah 🔗

Louisiana

Bayou Yarn Shoppe - Lafayette 🔗

YarNOLA - New Orleans 🔗

Maine

Done Roving Yarns & Home Décor - Calais 🔗

HappyKnits - Skowhegan 🔗

KnitWit Yarn Shop - Portland 🔗

YardGoods Yarn Shop - Waterville 🔗

Maryland

Black Sheep Yarn Shop - Timonium 🔗

Briar Branch Alpaca Boutique - Clements 🔗

Cloverhill Yarn Shop - Catonsville 🔗

Crazy for Ewe - Leonardtown 🔗

Knit Locally - Gaithersburg 🔗

Massachusetts

A Garden for Knitters - North Andover 🔗

Marblehead Knits - Marblehead 🔗

Stitch House Dorcester - Boston 🔗

The Sheep Shack - Holden 🔗

Yarn Basket CC - Mashpee 🔗

Michigan

A Piece of Ewe - Bay City 🔗

Beyond the Rainforest - Grand Blanc 🔗

Henny’s Yarn Shop - Caledonia 🔗

JT Stitchery Yarn Shop - Rockford 🔗

Knotty Fun Yarn - Perry 🔗

Plum Tree Yarn Shop - Milan 🔗

Stranded Yarn and Coffee - Midland 🔗

The Little Yarn Shoppe - Saginaw 🔗

The Sandpiper - Bridgman 🔗

Threadbender Yarn Shop - Grandville 🔗

Unwind Yarn Shop - Brighton 🔗

Yarn on Front - Dowagiac 🔗

Yarnz To Go - Alpena 🔗

Minnesota

A2Z Yarn, LLC - Brainerd 🔗

Amazing Threads - Maple Grove 🔗

Harriet & Alice - Edina 🔗

iTry Studios - Alexandria 🔗

Knitting Knight - Hibbing 🔗

Northfield Yarn - Northfield 🔗

Yarnology - Winona 🔗

Missouri

Castaway Yarns - Columbia 🔗

Knit Ewe Together - Excelsior Springs 🔗

One City Market - Rogersville 🔗

Yarncom - Creve Coeur 🔗

Montana

Teal Dragonfly Creations - Glendive 🔗

The Farmer's Daughter Fibers - Great Falls 🔗

Yarn and Honey - Great Falls 🔗

Yarn Bar - Billings 🔗

New Mexico

The Happy Place - Portales 🔗

Nebraska

Wooly Mammoth Yarn Shop - Omaha 🔗

Wood & Knit Be Nice Music Studio - Papillion 🔗

Nevada

Sin City Knit Shop - Las Vegas 🔗

Yarn Refuge - Reno 🔗

New Jersey

A Knit Sheep - Mount Laurel 🔗

Beyond Yarn - Union 🔗
Hooked - Haddonfield 🔗

Knit Knot & Natter - Pompton Plains 🔗

Mother Knitter - Red Bank 🔗

Stitch Adventure - Newton 🔗

Yarnia - Montclair 🔗

New York

CeCe’s Wool - Guilderland 🔗

Chaumont Yarn House - Chaumont 🔗

Common Thread - Saratoga 🔗

Expressions in Needleart - Canandaigua 🔗

Fabulous Yarn - Tivoli 🔗

Have Ewe Any Wool - Amherst 🔗

Infinite Yarns - Farmingdale 🔗

Knit Long Island - Roslyn 🔗

Lift Bridge Yarns - Fairport 🔗

North Fork Fiber Arts - Mattituck 🔗

Olivers Originals - Manlius 🔗

Sew What’s New and Yarn Too! - Islip 🔗

The Endless Skein - Cold Spring 🔗

The Fuzzy Bunny - Honeoye 🔗

The Knitting Place - Port Washington 🔗

The Perfect Blend Yarn and Tea Shop - Saugerties 🔗

The Warm Ewe - Chatham 🔗

Thistle Be Perfect Too - Glenville 🔗

Yarn Cupboard - Jamesville 🔗

Yarns N' More - Endwell 🔗

North Carolina

A Tangled Yarn Shop - Denver 🔗

Bella Filati - Southern Pines 🔗

Blue Pelican Gallery Gifts & Yarn - Hatteras 🔗

Chix with Stix - Lenoir 🔗

Fearless Fibers - Clemmons 🔗

The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For - Charlotte 🔗

The Knotty Sheep - Wake Forest 🔗

The Salty Sheep Yarn Shop - Swansboro 🔗

Unwound Yarn - Blowing Rock 🔗

Wildskeins Yarn Company - Hickory 🔗

Yarn and More, Inc. - Nags Head 🔗

Yarn Dreams - Mayodan 🔗

Yarn Tales - New Bern 🔗

Yarns Etc … - Chapel Hill 🔗

YummiYarns - Burnsville 🔗

Ohio

Black Locust Wool - Lodi 🔗

Chickadee Knit Studio - Perrysburg 🔗

Cornbread and Honey Yarn Apothecary - Painesville 🔗

Harps & Thistles Yarn Emporium - Cuyahoga Falls 🔗

Peg's Knit-n-Spin - Olmsted Falls 🔗

Pearl's Girls Knit & Stitch - Elyria 🔗

Stitch and Skein - Marion 🔗

The Designing Woman - Fairlawn 🔗

The Yarnologist - Johnstown 🔗

Yarnies and Swag - Englewood 🔗

Yarn it & Haberdashery - Grandview Heights 🔗

Oklahoma

Get Stitchin' - Tulsa 🔗

Yarnatopia - Oklahoma City 🔗

Oregon

A Twisted Picot - Hillsboro 🔗

Entwined - McMinnville 🔗

Fancywork Yarn Shop - Bend 🔗

Green Trees Crochet - Hillsboro 🔗

Homespun Quilts + Yarn - Astoria 🔗

Knot Another Hat - Hood River 🔗

Knotty Lamb - Forest Grove 🔗

Seaside Yarn and Fiber - Seaside 🔗

Pennsylvania

Conversational Threads - Emmaus 🔗

Delightful Ewe - Hollidaysburg 🔗

Echo Valley Fiber - Newtown 🔗

Gosh YarnIt! - Kingston 🔗

Kathy’s Kreations - Ligonier 🔗

Kid Ewe Knot - Bridgeville 🔗

Lancaster Yarn Shop - Intercourse 🔗

Luv2Knit & More - Jenkintown 🔗

Moon & Yarn Craft Room - Pittsburgh 🔗

Purls of Wisdom - Phoenixville 🔗

Stitch Central - Glenside 🔗

Stitch Your Art Out - Pine Grove Mills 🔗

Yarningtown - Downingtown 🔗

Yarn Bits and Bobs - McCandless 🔗

Rhode Island

Knitting Needles Newport - Newport 🔗

South Carolina

Palmetto Yarn Shoppe - Campobello 🔗

Rows and Roses - Seneca 🔗

Low Country Shrimp & Knits - Bluffton 🔗

South Dakota

Ewe Knit It - Yankton 🔗

Prairie Road Yarn - Sioux Falls 🔗

Tennessee

Appalachian Yarn Company - New Market 🔗

Ewe & Company - Kingston Springs 🔗

Hook & Needle - Maryville 🔗

Loopville - Knoxville 🔗

Mink Crafts - Mountain City 🔗

Smoky Mountain Spinnery - Gatlinburg 🔗

Sunshine Weaving & Fiber Arts - Lebanon 🔗

The Yarn Patch - Crossville 🔗

Walther Handmade - Harriman 🔗

Texas

Crossroads Yarn - Waco 🔗

JuJu Knits - Fort Worth 🔗

Lone Star Yarn - Bedford 🔗

On The Lamb Yarn Shoppe - Grapevine 🔗

The Quilted Skein - La Grange 🔗

The Sated Sheep - Dripping Springs 🔗

The Tinsmith’s Wife - Comfort 🔗

West 7th Wool - Ft. Worth 🔗

Utah

Needlepoint Joint - Ogden 🔗

Vermont

Hermit Thrush Fiber Co - Bristol 🔗

What A Yarn - St Albans 🔗

Yarn - Waterbury 🔗

Virginia

Backstitches Yarn Shop - Lynchburg 🔗

Center of the Yarniverse - Ashland 🔗

Dances with Wool - Midlothian 🔗

Finnegan's Run - Fredericksburg 🔗

House Mountain Yarn Co. - Lexington 🔗

Knitters Magic - Winchester 🔗

Needles in the Haymarket - Gainesville 🔗

New River Art & Fiber - Blacksburg 🔗

Sew Biz - Fairlawn 🔗

The Yarn Club - Virginia Beach 🔗

Yarn Cloud - Occoquan 🔗

Washington

Heart2Heart Knitting & Fiber Arts - Poulsbo 🔗

LaFavorites Fine Yarn & Boutique - Kelso 🔗

Paradise Fibers - Spokane 🔗

Stranded by the Sea - Edmonds 🔗

The Hook and Needle Nook - Spokane 🔗

The New Knittery - Renton 🔗

Ties That Bind Yarn - Moses Lake 🔗

Yarnfolk - Ellensburg 🔗

West Virginia

Kanawha City Yarn Company - Charleston 🔗

The Blue Ewe - Barboursville 🔗

Yarnability - Harpers Ferry 🔗

Wisconsin

Casting On - Appleton 🔗

Cream City Yarn - Brookfield 🔗

Fibre - Neenah 🔗

Flaxen Fleece - Sauk City 🔗

Fox River Fibers - Big Bend 🔗

Grafton Yarn Store - Grafton 🔗

Icon Fiber Arts - De Pere 🔗

Kaleidoscope Fibers - Cambridge 🔗

Knit Whit's Yarn & Crafts - Baileys Harbor 🔗

Needles ‘n Pins Yarn Shop - Delavan 🔗

The Lost Sheep Yarn Shop - Sheboygan 🔗

Wyoming

Swanky Mountain - Gillette 🔗

The Yarn and The Tale - Rock Springs 🔗

CANADA

Alberta

Prairie Spirit Alpacas - Millarville 🔗

British Columbia

Berkana Wool Shop - Nelson 🔗

Stitch and Bobbin - Gibsons 🔗

Uptown Yarns - Courtenay 🔗

Urban Yarns - Vancouver 🔗

Newfoundland

Skivvers Fibre Studio & Wool Craft - Cow Head 🔗

Nova Scotia

AntigoKnits - Antigonish 🔗

Natural Ewe Yarns - Pictou 🔗

Sisterhood Fibres - Tatamagouche 🔗

Ontario

A River of Yarn - Keene 🔗

Artisanthropy Fibre Arts - Whitby 🔗

Grey Heron Yarn Shop - Belleville 🔗

The Knitters Boutique - Burlington 🔗

Little Red Mitten - St. Thomas 🔗

London Yarns - London 🔗

Serenity Knits - Newmarket 🔗

Spin Me a Yarn - Toronto 🔗

Sue2Knits - McGregor 🔗

The Creative Knitter - Ridgeway 🔗

The Wool Queen - Oshawa 🔗

Unwind Yarn House - Newmarket 🔗

Village Laine Yarn Cafe - Ajax 🔗

Yarn It - Cobourg 🔗

Quebec

Mont Tricot - Quebec 🔗

Saskatchewan

Yarn Over Fibre & Crafting Co. - Regina 🔗

Yukon

Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store - Whitehorse 🔗

SOUTH AFRICA

Little Yarn Croft - Johannesburg 🔗

Don't have a LYS near you?

Buy a kit online!

UNITED STATES

In Sheep's Clothing - Torrington, CT

Jody Long Alba

Knitty Gritty Yarn Girl - Niantic, CT

Jody Long Alba

Knot Another Hat - Hood River, OR

Jody Long Alba

Plum Tree Yarn Shop - Milan, MI

Leading Men Dramaturg

Rows & Roses - Seneca, SC

Berroco Remix

The Knotty Sheep - Wake Forest, NC

Jody Long Alba

The Taming of the Ewe - Gadsden, AL

Jody Long Alba, Rowan Felted Tweed, or Homespun DK

Yarncom - Creve Coeur, MO

Ella Rae Eco Tweed, Malabrigo Arroyo, Cascade Heritage 6, Honey Girl Farms Honey Sport, or Noro Sonata Shima

Wood & Knit Be Nice Music Studio - Papillion, NE

Jody Long Alba

CANDA

A River of Yarn - Keene, Ontario

Malabrigo Dos Tierras

Natural Ewe Yarns - Pictou

Buy 3 skeins of Lush Alpaca

Frequently

Asked

Questions

  • When will the codes be active? When will they expire?

    The Free LYS Day Pattern Codes will be active from Friday, April 26th at 8:00 AM Eastern until Sunday, April 28th at 11:59 PM Eastern.

    Make sure to enter the code from your LYS on Ravelry! Click “add to cart” and then “use a coupon code” before checking out.

    If you are purchasing yarn online to be shipped to you, kindly ask to have your unique one-time use code sent via email, so you may download the pattern while waiting for your yarn to arrive.

    No refunds, no exceptions.


  • Will there be a KAL (Knit A Long)?
    YES! 🎉 In celebration of the release of my LYS Day pattern, I’m hosting 3 live events on Zoom!

    🧶 Join me for a Cast-On Party on Saturday, May 4th at 7 PM Eastern. Grab your yarn and needles, and we’ll get to know each other a bit. I’ll also answer any questions you have about the pattern.

    🧶 Join me for the 2 LYS Love Knit Nights on Saturday, May 18th & June 8th, both starting at 7 PM Eastern. We’ll chat about our projects, yarn, tips & tricks, and more. I love having an opportunity for us to connect. Feeling stuck? Let me help!

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