Not to be confused with Yarn Shop Day which was created by Lets Knit, Yarn Store Day is an international event created by the TNNA that aims to highlight the bricks and mortar wool shops around the world, the small businesses that empower their local community of knitters, crocheters and crafters through providing products, classes and events to keep customers inspired and educated. This year, to celebrate we have some very special things in store that you will not want to miss!
First up, Beehive Yarns are back! You may remember Beth from our Beehive Yarns Sock Kits last December, they were such a hit that when we decided to run a little pop up to celebrate Yarn Store Day, we just had to invite her back! For two weeks starting on Saturday 30th April for YSD we will we have two of her bases in store – the classic Audrey Sock and the luxurious Pattie Kidsilk Mohair Lace!
We will have 15 colours in each base, and 8 skeins of each colour available. These yarns will be with us for two weeks only – and we won’t be putting them online until Sunday 1st May so those who come to celebrate Yarn Store Day with us will have first pick!
Want to find out more about Beth and Beehive Yarns? Click here to read our interview with Beth
We will also be hosting an in store raffle with 3 amazing prizes to be won! Tickets will be £1 each and you can purchase as many as you like! The winners will be drawn on Sunday 1st May and prizes will then be available to pick up from store during opening hours. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Red Cross for the Ukraine Crisis Appeal who provide humanitarian relief for those affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
First place will receive a copy of two beautiful Laine Publishing books – Stripes and Fair Isle Weekend – along with five balls of Sandnes Garn Alpakka in complementary colours.
Second place will win 3 balls of Krea Deluxe Organic Wool and 3 balls of Krea Deluxe Silk Mohair in matching colours. We’ve thrown in a copy of Eugenie’s Grunge and Glory Cowl as well for a bit of pattern inspiration!
And last but not least, third place will take home two balls of Onion SOFT Organic Wool & Nettle along with two patterns for inspiration- the Dovana shawl by Ysolda Teague and the Snawpaw stranded mittens by Kate Davies Designs!
We’re looking forward to see you on the 30th of April, and of course until next time… Happy Knitting!