The winner is…

Thanks to everyone that participated in this years crawl. We had 94 people visit every shop and more charity knits than before! The grand prize winners for the crawl are:

  • Katie Kelly – First prize – gift cards
  • Aimee Saccio – Second prize – KFI box
  • Ilene Weinstein – Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2019 package, Urth yarn and Addi bag and needles
  • Lorraine Hansen – Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2019 package, Urth yarn and Addi bag and needles
  • Adina Glass – Cascade blanket kit
  • Sara Wolf – Cascade baby blanket kit

Passport prize winners were all notified today in email. Charity knit/crochet winners will be notified before Friday in email.

Congratulations to all!

Door Prize Winners

Thanks to all that crawled in 2019. Here are some of the door prize winners:

The Knitting Cove & Yarn Shop:

  • Thursday – Alison Steck-Sholl
  • Friday – Ellen Sarcone
  • Saturday – Y. McCoy
  • Sunday – Patrice Mollica dsem

The Knitting Garden:

  • Thursday/Friday – Ruthi Ferrago
  • Saturday/Sunday – Renata Stern.

Sew What’s New and Yarn Too!

  • Fri/Sat: Katie Kelly & Steph Cross
  • Sat/Sun: Maddie Hackett & Sharon Stevenson
  • Overall: Diane Craddock


  • Thursday – Erin Kanelos
  • Friday – Diane Craddock
  • Saturday – Kathy Keavy
  • Sunday – Joanne D’Angelo

The Knitted Purl:

  • Thursday – Not Boshnick
  • Friday – Kathy Prinz
  • Saturday – Linda Blair
  • Sunday – Frances Barone

Long Island Yarn and Farm:

  • Thursday – Terry O’Brien
  • Friday – Renee Couvertier
  • Saturday – Peggy Burke
  • Sunday – Pat Tomassi

Black Sheep Knitworks:

Vicki ,Carrianne, Jennifer, Ann ,Mary, Virginie, Sharon, Terry, Beverly, Sherrie, Renee, Ilene


  • Thursday – Diane Salto
  • Friday – Wally
  • Saturday – Claudia Comay
  • Sunday – Deanna Schiffman
  • Thursday-Friday – Phyllis Power
  • Saturday-Sunday – Jane Floyd
  • Hats & Blankets donations: Jolene Wrede

More door prize winners will be posted as they roll in.

The Grand Prize Drawing will be pulled at 7pm on April 17th at Knit. Winners contacted shortly after.

Crawl Trip Advisory

We are so very excited for the 5th annual Long Island Yarn Crawl this weekend! Here are some key things to know:

  • Print a passport – Get a passport and get one stamp or ten. Turn it in at the end of the weekend to be entered for a prize. Those who received ten shop stamps will be entered for the grand prize drawing.
  • Shop Hours & Specials – Shops may have special extended hours for the weekend or special events happening. See the shop page for their hours and a link to every “shops spotlight” blog post which has a background on the shop and their special events.
  • Social Media – Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We will be sharing yours and the shops posts all weekend. Tag your posts with #longislandyarncrawl or #longislandyarncrawl2019
  • Bring your charity knits into the shops labeled.
  • Special event Long Island Yarn Crawl bags are your gift with a $40 purchase (while supplies last). You can also purchase a bag for $5.
  • NEW! Katrinkles stitch markers are available at each shop for that shop and the yarn crawl, $2 each. Quantities are limited. Collect them all!

Most of all enjoy! We all look forward to seeing you.

Crawl prizes, including the grand prize will be pulled on April 17th at 7pm at Knit.

Shop Spotlight – Knit

Knit is located in the historic village of Roslyn at 1353 Old Northern Blvd.  The shop is a “hidden gem” nestled on the side porch of our building.  Crafters are welcome to come and sit at our tables where new friendships are made and old friends get together.  We like to call our store the “Cheers” of knitting stores, the place where everyone knows your name.  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to help you. 

The first Wednesday of each month is Knit Nite from 7-9pm.  Bring dinner and spend the evening knitting and crocheting with people who share your love of the craft.

There’s always something new going on at Knit: knit-a-longs, classes, trunk shows, bingo night.  Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @knitlongisland to see our latest projects and keep up with what’s happening at the shop.  Sign up for our newsletter at

Yarn Crawl Highlights

  • We have been very busy designing new pieces for this year and making new samples.  We will be featuring new patterns and have several new kits.
  • We are excited to be hosting a trunk show, Cozy Colorworks, again this year.  Sandy, the force behind the yarn, will be in the shop on Friday and Saturday to talk with you and help you with your yarn selection.
  • Handmade swifts and yarn spindles from Wools of Whimsy using White Maple or Red Oak wood.

Yarn Crawl Specials

  • All Marisol yarns will be 20% off during the crawl.
  • We’ve restocked Nancy’s Nook with new sale merchandise so be sure to check it out.
  • With every purchase of $50.00 or more, you will receive a gift from Knit.

Shop Spotlight – Knitting Cove & Yarn Shop

Knitting Cove and Yarn Shop is in the historic town of Port Jefferson. A short walk from the harbor with great places to dine and small, inviting shops for the whole family.   Friendly and inviting to knitters and crocheters of all levels we are excited to be participating in the yarn crawl again!  We look forward to seeing our old friends and meeting new!

We offer a wide variety of yarn, needles, notions and project bags! We are happy to have special guests, Lambstrings, 7th Floor Yarns, Toby Roxane Designs and a trunk show or two! 

You can always find a warm welcome, people around the table talking, laughing, crying, eating and of course, knitting or crocheting!  We love meeting new people and having them join our community.  It is always so gratifying when we can help someone master a new skill, learn how to fix a mistake or let us provide finishing for their project.  Learning about the projects our customers are making and why they make them, the new grandbaby, a wedding shawl for a new daughter-in-law or a blanket for a child who is going away to college is always such a thrill and helps bring us closer together as a family.

I couldn’t do everything I do without the help and support from my partner, Barry and the amazing ladies in the shop, Wendy, Pat and Susie! 

We can’t wait to see you all!

Shop Hours for the 2019 Long Island Yarn Crawl

Thursday, April 4th 9:00am – 8:30pm Kickoff Party starts at 6:00pm

Friday, April 5th 9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, April 6th 9:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, April 7th 9:00am – 5:00pm

Shop Spotlight – The Knitted Purl

The Knitted Purl’s 1500 square foot shop is located in the historic hamlet of Oyster Bay on the North Shore of Long Island. We offer current and aspiring knitters and crocheters a comprehensive assortment of yarns, needles, notions, patterns, books, and a comfortable, cozy space to learn, share, and collaborate.

We have LOTS in store for you during this year’s Yarn Crawl!!!  Trunk Showsfrom Freia Fine Handpaints and Three Irish Girls, a Meet-n-Greet with Tina Whitmore, creator and owner of Freia, kits galore, door prizes aplenty, and a super-spectacular Spring Cleaning Sale!!  Enjoy discounts of up to 50% on brands including Malabrigo, Manos, Spud & Chloe, Shibui, Cascade and oh so much more!!

You will find your basics and your specialty fibers at The Knitted Purl . . . some of our customer favorites are Zen Yarn Garden, Freia, Three Irish Girls, Lorna’s Laces, Mrs. Crosby, Shibui, Madeline Tosh, Koigu, and up-and-coming designers and hand dyers debuting harmonious color palettes and fiber sensibilities that are sure to excite! Our space was designed to inspire creativity, education and a shared passion for the fiber arts.

Enjoy Trunk Shows from Freia and Three Irish Girls and meet Tina Whitmore, owner and creator of Freia Fine Fibers at 3.

Come have fun with us at The Knitted Purl. We have yarns, kits, and surprises galore in store for you !!

Shop Spotlight – Long Island Yarn & Farm

A unique experience awaits you when you visit us for the Long Island Yarn Crawl – we’re not a store, we’re a FARM! Long Island Yarn & Farm is a 17-acre yarn and fiber farm in Yaphank, committed to the well being of fibered livestock, specializing in llamas. Fiber, mohair and wool are the by-products from the animals on our farm. As a professional shearer and yarn designer, founder and farm owner, Tabbethia Haubold-Magee, utilizes this fiber, as well as fiber from other American farms, in the production of our own yarns. These yarns put a face with the fiber from nature; and through the hand knit garments made, connect people to the animals we love. Our line of yarns are all limited edition, highlighting the natural colors of the animals, spun in small batches and only available through Long Island Yarn and Farm with each skein numbered and entirely Made in the USA. We work with designers to provide exclusive pattern support for all the yarns we create.

We also carry unique items you can only find here including accessories such as handcrafted sweater guards, and finished products such as hand-woven blankets, scarves, shrugs, socks and so much more. Additionally, we offer our very own Shepherdess Skincare, an all natural, handcrafted lanolin based product line.

While you are here shopping, please save time to tour yourself around the farm and visit with the animals – our sheep, angora goats, hens, Mozart and Chopin, our angora rabbits, and of course, all of the llamas are waiting to meet youYou’ll be able to see how last year’s crias (baby llamas) are growing up! There may even be a guest appearance by some lambs from The Suffolk County Farm & Education Center. Please check our Instagram or Facebook account daily for outdoor activity updates.

Yarn Crawl Guests

  • Linda Unger will be here on Thursday, April 4, demonstrating spinning and we will be offering specials on her designs that day as well, like these Sweetbriar Mitts.
  • We will have Lisa Hoffman here on Friday, April 5, co-author of Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales Of Love And Magic, along with copies of the book.  We will be offering specials that day on the designs she has created for LIYF, including the Shelter Island Cowl.
  • On Sunday, April 7, author Anne Canadeo will be here from 12-2 with copies of her latest books, Knit To Kill, and Purls And Poison.  She’s putting together a gift basket of tea and books, and everyone who visits while she’s here will be entered into the drawing for it.

Throughout the four days, we will be handing out discount admission cards for the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair at Hallockville Museum Farm, May 18-19.  There will be a big grand prize drawing of a basket filled with yarny goodness worth between $500-1000, just hand in these cards to be eligible!

Our farm store will be open from 10am – 6pm each day of the Crawl, and we welcome “by appointment only” any other time of the year. We are passionate about our animals and about fiber and look forward to the opportunity to share them with you.

If you haven’t been here before, you’ll be coming to a residential area. We are in a red house, and there’ll be a big black and white wooden cut out of our llama “Count” to greet you at the mailbox! Please see the directions on our website, as some GPS devices take you to the back of our property. Any problems please call 631-924-8110.

Shop Spotlight – Altman’s Needlearts

Altman’s Needlearts is located on Love Lane in the heart of LI’s North Fork, in the midst of wine country. Our agricultural and maritime environment is beautiful, and reason alone to visit the area. But you might as well check out the yarn shop while you’re here… And enjoy the seven food & beverage establishments just on our block!

At Altman’s you will find quality yarns (both fashion and easy-care), hooks and needles, knitting notions, books and patterns, buttons, ribbon, sewing notions, baskets and bags, and greeting cards, too. We also have needlefelting kits and supplies, contemporary embroidery and cross stitch kits and charts, easy needlepoint projects, blank canvas, aida and linen grounds, and all kinds of threads for everything from sewing to needlepoint to embroidery. Lots of kits for youngsters, too!

We offer knitting, crochet, sewing and needlework classes year-round for all ages, beginners and seasoned stitchers alike. We enjoy helping our customers find new projects, and will happily assist anyone with their project, whether it’s an ancient UFO or something brand new.

All are welcome to drop in to our free weekly gatherings on Mondays 10:30am-12:30pm and Thursdays 6-8pm. We are open every day except Sunday. Each time you visit Altman’s you will meet talented and friendly people ready to share techniques and give encouragement with a smile.

We are looking forward to greeting you during the 5th annual Long Island Yarn Crawl!