Local Yarn Store Day 2022

The Coterie Shawl is a celebration of all the things that I cherish most about Local Yarn Shops. Defined as an intimate group with a unifying common interest or purpose, Coterie conveys what I have personally found at my favorite LYS.

This year Knitting Fever has been incredibly generous providing yarn support for this special design! Their luxurious Ella Rae Heathered Merino Superfine yarn was an absolute joy to indulge in as I knit my own Coterie Shawl!

How It Works: To support all the amazing Local Yarn Stores, this shawl pattern will be FREE with the purchase of the yarn to make it the weekend of LYS Day - Saturday, April 30th - from participating yarn shops. You’ll receive a Ravelry Coupon Code to download your copy of the shawl pattern.

Coterie is a Low Vision and Screen Reader Accessible Pattern: 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 includes 2 PDF files.

165 shops and counting!

If you’re a LYS Owner and would like to join: Please email me at hello@doublethestitches.com with your shop name, location & website!

🧶 Join Me for Coterie: Live on Zoom!

Join me for a Cast-On Party on Saturday, 5/14 at 8 p.m. 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 Coterie pattern.

Let’s knit together! Join me for the Coterie Knit Night on Saturday, 6/11 at 8 p.m. eastern . We’ll chat about our shawls, yarn, tips & tricks, and more. I love having an opportunity for us to connect. Feeling stuck? Let me help!

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Participating Local Yarn Stores:


Hook A Frog - Madison, AL 🔗

Sparkle Studio - Huntsville, AL 🔗

Thread - Florence, AL 🔗


Birdhouse Yarns - Tucson, AZ 🔗

Grandma’s Spinning Wheel - Tucson, AZ 🔗

Isabelle’s Parlour - Wickenburg, AZ 🔗

Purl in the Pines - Flagstaff, AZ 🔗


Yarn Kandy - Little Rock, AR 🔗


Apricot Yarn - San Diego, CA 🔗

Avenue Yarns - Albany, CA 🔗

Knitique - Elk Grove, CA 🔗

Needful Things - Turlock, CA 🔗

Ramona Country Yarn Store - Ramona, CA 🔗

The Dizzy Knitter - Ventura, CA 🔗


Colorful Yarns - Centennial, CO 🔗

Fingerplay Studio - Louisville, CO 🔗

Knot Just Yarn - Aurora, CO 🔗

The Tangled Ball - Edgewater, CO 🔗

The Twisted Shed - Kiowa, CO 🔗


Driftwood Yarns - Groton, CT 🔗

Ewe & You Fiber Arts LLC - Windsor, CT 🔗

Knitty Gritty Yarn Girl - Niantic, CT 🔗


Four Purls Yarn Shop - Winter Haven, FL 🔗

Knit or Knot Yarns - Jupiter, FL 🔗

Panbanged Knits & Fiber Shoppe - Brooksville, FL 🔗

She Sells Yarn - Ormond Beach, FL 🔗


Knit Your Dreams - Quincy, IL 🔗

Le Mouton Rouge Knittery - Bloomington, IL 🔗

Llama Llama Ding Dong Yarn - Palos Heights, IL 🔗

Mosaic Yarn Studio - Mount Prospect, IL 🔗

The Bird’s Nest - Macomb, IL 🔗

Three Bags Full Knitting Studio - Northbrook, IL 🔗

Yarn Hollow Crete, LLC - Crete, IL 🔗

Yarns Untold - Lisle, IL 🔗


Mass Ave Knit Shop - Indianapolis, IN 🔗

Shabby Sheep & Ewe - Columbus, IN 🔗


Blue Heron Knittery - Decorah, IA 🔗


The Creation Station - Newton, KS 🔗


Eagle Bend’s Yarn & Fiber Shop - Burlington, KY 🔗

Native Twist - Mount Sterling, KY 🔗

Tuscan Rose - Paducah, KY 🔗


Bayou Yarn Shoppe - Lafayette, LA 🔗


Done Roving Yarns & Home Décor - Calais, ME 🔗


Black Sheep Yarn Shop - Timonium, MD 🔗

Briar Branch Alpaca Boutique - Clements, MD 🔗

Knit Locally - Gaithersburg, MD 🔗


Stitch House Dorcester - Boston, MA 🔗

Unwind Yarn Shop - Brighton, MA 🔗


A Piece of Ewe - Bay City, MI 🔗

Henny’s Yarn Shop - Caledonia, MI 🔗

JT Stitchery Yarn Shop - Rockford, MI 🔗

Plum Tree Yarn Shop - Milan, MI 🔗

The Knitters Nest - Clarkston, MI 🔗

The Little Yarn Shoppe - Saginaw, MI 🔗

Unwind Yarn Shop - Brighton, MI 🔗

Yarn on Front - Dowagiac, MI 🔗


A2Z Yarn, LLC - Brainerd, MN 🔗

Amazing Threads - Maple Grove, MN 🔗

Northfield Yarn - Northfield, MN 🔗


Yarn Bar - Billings, MT 🔗

New Mexico

The Happy Place - Portales, NM 🔗


Wooly Mammoth Yarn Shop - Omaha, NE 🔗

New Jersey

A Knit Sheep - Mount Laurel, NJ 🔗

Hooked - Haddonfield, NJ 🔗

Knit Knot & Natter - Pompton Plains, NJ 🔗

Stitch Adventure - Newton, NJ 🔗

Yarnia - Montclair, NJ 🔗

New York

CeCe’s Wool - Guilderland, NY 🔗

Chaumont Yarn House - Chaumont, NY 🔗

Expressions in Needleart - Canandaigua, NY 🔗

Have Ewe Any Wool - Amherst, NY 🔗

Infinite Yarns - Farmingdale, NY 🔗

Knit Long Island - Roslyn, NY 🔗

Lift Bridge Yarns - Fairport, NY 🔗

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

The Fuzzy Bunny - Honeoye, NY 🔗

The Knitting Place - Port Washington, NY 🔗

The Perfect Blend Yarn and Tea Shop - Saugerties, NY 🔗

Thistle Be Perfect Too - Schenectady, NY 🔗

Yarn Cupboard - Jamesville, NY 🔗

North Carolina

A Tangled Yarn Shop - Denver, NC 🔗

Bella Filati - Southern Pines, NC 🔗

Cheers To Ewe Yarn Shop - Huntersville, NC 🔗

Chix with Stix - Lenoir, NC 🔗

The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For - Charlotte, NC 🔗

The Salty Sheep Yarn Shop - Swansboro, NC 🔗

Unwound Yarn - Blowing Rock, NC 🔗

Wildskeins Yarn Company - Hickory, NC 🔗

Yarn and More, Inc. - Nags Head, NC 🔗

Yarns Etc … - Chapel Hill, NC 🔗

YummiYarns - Burnsville, NC 🔗


Black Locust Farm - Lodi, OH 🔗

Chickadee Knit Studio - Perrysburg, OH 🔗

Harps & Thistles Yarn Emporium - Cuyahoga Falls, OH 🔗

Stitch and Skein - Marion, OH 🔗

The Designing Woman - Fairlawn, OH 🔗


Get Stitchin' - Tulsa, OK 🔗

Knit Stars - Tulsa, OK 🔗


BlackSheep Fiber Emporium - Hillsboro, OR 🔗

Fancywork Yarn Shop - Bend, OR 🔗

Seaside Yarn and Fiber - Seaside, OR 🔗


Conversational Threads - Emmaus, PA 🔗

Delightful Ewe - Hollidaysburg, PA 🔗

Echo Valley Fiber - Newtown, PA 🔗

Kathy’s Kreations - Ligonier, PA 🔗

Kid Ewe Not - Bridgeville PA 🔗

Yarningtown - Downingtown, PA 🔗

Rhode Island

Knitting Needles Newport - Newport, RI 🔗

South Carolina

Palmetto Yarn Shoppe - Campobello, SC 🔗

Rows and Roses - Seneca, SC 🔗

Yarn & Y’all - Greenville, SC 🔗


Appalachian Yarn Company - New Market, TN 🔗

Smoky Mountain Spinnery - Gatlinburg, TN 🔗

The Yarn Patch - Crossville, TN 🔗


Crossroads Yarn - Waco, TX 🔗

JuJu Knits - Fort Worth, TX 🔗

Lone Star Yarn - Bedford, TX 🔗

On The Lamb Yarn Shoppe - Grapevine, TX 🔗

The Quilted Skein - La Grange, TX 🔗

The Sated Sheep - Dripping Springs, TX 🔗

The Tinsmith’s Wife - Comfort, TX 🔗

West 7th Wool - Ft. Worth, Texas 🔗


Needlepoint Joint - Ogden, Utah 🔗


Hermit Thrush Fiber Co - Bristol, VT 🔗

Yarn - Waterbury, VT 🔗


Center of the Yarniverse - Ashland, VA 🔗

Dances with Wool - Midlothian, VA 🔗

House Mountain Yarn Co. - Lexington, VA 🔗

The Flying Needles - Williamsburg, VA 🔗

Two Rivers Yarns - Purcellville, VA 🔗

Yarn Cloud - Occoquan, VA 🔗


Heart2Heart Knitting & Fiber Arts - Poulsbo, WA 🔗

LaFavorites Fine Yarn & Boutique - Kelso, WA 🔗

Paradise Fibers - Spokane, WA 🔗

Stranded by the Sea - Edmonds, WA 🔗

The New Knittery - Renton, WA 🔗

West Virginia

Kanawha City Yarn Company - Charleston, WV 🔗


Beyond the Rainforest - Wausau, WI 🔗

Cream City Yarn - Brookfield, WI 🔗

Flaxen Fleece - Sauk City, WI 🔗

Grafton Yarn Store - Grafton, WI 🔗

Kaleidoscope Fibers - Cambridge, WI 🔗

Needles ‘n Pins Yarn Shop - Delavan, WI 🔗

The Lost Sheep Yarn Shop - Sheboygan, WI 🔗


Swanky Mountain - Gillette, WY 🔗


AntigoKnits - Antigonish, Nova Scotia 🔗

Artisanthropy Fibre Arts - Whitby, Ontario 🔗

Berkana Wool Shop - Nelson, British Columbia 🔗

Fresh Fibers Studio - Bathurst, New Brunswick 🔗

Grey Heron Yarn Shop - Belleville, Ontario 🔗

Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store - Whitehorse, Yukon 🔗

Mont Tricot - Suttin, Quebec 🔗

Prairie Spirit Alpacas - Millarville, Alberta 🔗

Serenity Knits - Newmarket, Ontario 🔗

Sisterhood Fibres - Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia 🔗

Spin Me a Yarn - Toronto, Ontario 🔗

Sue2Knits - McGregor, Ontario 🔗

The Creative Knitter - Ridgeway, Ontario 🔗

Uptown Yarns - Courtenay, British Columbia 🔗

Urban Yarns - Vancouver, British Columbia 🔗

Village Laine Yarn Cafe - Ajax, Ontario 🔗

Where the Wild Things Grow Gallery - New Brunswick, Canada 🔗

Yarn It - Cobourg, Ontario 🔗

South Africa

Little Yarn Croft - Roodepoort 🔗




  • Is there a cut-off date to sign up?

    There’s a lot of work that goes into setting this up on my end, so this year there is a cut-off date of Saturday, April 16th.

  • When will stores receive the pattern codes? Participating Local Yarn Stores will receive an email with the unique single-use pattern codes in an email, along with an attached spreadsheet (so you can keep track as you gift the codes to your customers), approximately 1 week before LYS Day.

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

    The Free Pattern Codes will be active from Friday, April 29th at 8:00 A.M. Eastern until Monday, May 2nd at Midnight 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.

  • Is the Coterie Shawl difficult to knit? What skills and techniques are used?

    • Long Tail Cast-On (a great opportunity to cast on using both ends of a ball, so you don’t have to estimate yarn length!)

    • Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, k3tog, sl1 wyif, sl1-k2tog-psso, ssk, and yarn over.

    • Garter Stitch Short Rows (wrapping the stitch is not needed, since the k2tog and ssk decreases will close the gaps).

    • Lifelines are always great to use with large numbers of stitches and when knitting lace, though this is not written into the pattern.

  • Will there be a KAL (Knit Along)?
    In celebration of the release of my Coterie Shawl pattern, I’m hosting 2 live events on Zoom!

    🧶 Join me for a Cast-On Party on Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 p.m. 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 Coterie pattern.

    🧶 Join me for the Coterie Knit Night on Saturday, June 11th at 8:00 p.m. eastern. We’ll chat about our shawls, yarn, tips & tricks, and more. I love having an opportunity for us to connect. Feeling stuck? Let me help!

    Sign up:

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✔ a pattern every month,

✔ private coffee chats,

✔ priority pattern support with a stitch & technique library,

✔ fiber friends interviews & events,

✔ behind-the-scenes updates,

✔ and more.

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