The annual Local Yarn Store Day is on Saturday, April 29th - TOMORROW from 10 am until 4 pm! This year ALL four Windsor-Essex yarn stores are participating in the Windsor-Essex Yarn Crawl!
Sue2Knits and Yarn, Little Sheep Yarn Boutique, The Hook Pusher and Shall We Knit are all excited to be participating in the annual Local Yarn Store Day on Saturday, April 29th - TOMORROW from 10 am until 4 pm!
LYS Day is a wonderful way for customers to show the love for their local yarn shops and for yarn shops to thank their customers for their continued support. Get in on the fun and make LYS Day 2023 an event to remember!
What to expect at Sue2Knits for LYS Day 2023:
- There will be yummy goodies. This event will be indoors but you can bring a chair and sit out back to social knit together too. At the end of the day, we will stay open for a extra KNIT Night until 6 pm (at least)!
- 15% off almost everything... yarn, kits, accessories and notions
- Up to 40% off Clearance yarn
- Free pattern with purchase - see below for details
- Koigu LYS Day products with free pattern
- Shop to win! Each purchase you make at a participating shop gives you a chance to win a $50 gift card from that shop. Shoppers will get one ticket to the gift card draw for every $25 they spend in that shop.
Koigu LYS Day Products
We will have Koigu’s LYS Day 2023 Special Collector’s Colours. Grass in Speckles is in stock. Backorders are allowed for Cedar in Speckles and Water in Speckles (20 each coming soon).
We will have Koigu’s LYS Day 2023 special Paint Cans with five 25g mini skeins each. Backorders are allowed for orders on LYS day.
Each paint can comes with the pattern for the Koigu Brave Kerchief.
We will have a few of the Koigu LYS Day 2023 Pencil Boxes in End of Day. Backorders are allowed for orders on LYS day.
Each Pencil box has ten 25g mini skeins and comes with the pattern for the Koigu Friendship Shawl.
There will be an extra draw for this prize from Koigu.
FREE PATTERN WITH PURCHASE PROMOTIONS
Berroco’s LYS Day 2023 Pattern with purchase is Brick and Mortar designed by Mel Kennedy. The pattern includes a knit and a crocheted version using Berroco Ultra Alpaca, one skein for the knit and 2 skeins for the crocheted version.
Double the Stitches Design is thrilled to offer this LYS Love Shawl pattern free with the purchase of yarn. Sign up for her LYS Love Shawl Knit Along. This year’s LYS Day pattern is a long rectangular shawl that will keep you engaged as you knit. The shawl begins with an elegant lace stitch pattern for the center panel. There is no sewing or seaming since the side panel stitches are picked up along the edges of the center lace panel. The elegant pattern is created using lace stitches - no cable needle is needed!
You will need approximately 566 yards (518 m) of DK weight yarn. The suggested needle size is 5.5 mm (US 9) for a gauge of 18 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, worked flat, blocked.
Jessica (the Designer) will be hosting a great big LYS Love: Live! Knit Along with 3 events on Zoom and I'd love for you & your customers to join me!
Make sure to register for all 3 events, since the Zoom Meeting links will be unique for each session.
- Cast-On Party on Saturday, May 6th
- Knit Night # 1 on Saturday, May 20th
- Knit Night # 2 on Saturday, June 10th
The Zoom registration links will also be included in the pattern.
LYS DAY PATTERN CODES EXPIRE ON MONDAY, MAY 1 AT 11:59 PM EDT
Kitation Shawl by Casapinka is a two color asymmetric shaped shawl that requires 800 yards of fingering weight yarn, 400 yards of each colour using a 4 mm (US 6) needle.
The Ravelry codes will work on April 30, 8am EST and will expire at 11pm Sunday night, May 1. There are no extensions.
Rowan’s exclusive free pattern with the purchase of yarn is Checker Weave by Kaffe Fassett. The yarn used in this pattern is Rowan Felted Tweed.
If you purchase yarn for any of the following projects featured in The Almanac Series OR The Almanac Series II, The Fibre Company is offering the pattern to make the project for free such as one of these below:
Lobelia by Joanna Ignatius is a textured crescent-shaped shawl featuring a floral-inspired lace border, lateral braid detail, picot bobbles and lots of slipped stitches. It has been designed for 2 shades of MEADOW.
Malabrigo is helping us celebrate LYS Day with four patterns that can be downloaded for free with the purchase of yarn to make it.
- Coupons will be valid only once per person/account.
- Coupons will be active from April 29th to April 30th.
- Each customer is able to download the pattern directly on Ravelry using the coupon at the moment of purchase. Using the coupons, they will download it for free.
This deal is only available Friday, April 28th through Monday, May 1st, so don’t delay!
**I recommend that you pre-plan your trip to each store for the day as much as you can!! Take a look ahead of time at available patterns, yarn and yardage requirements and perhaps start to fill your cart ahead of time.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!