Shop Spotlight – The Knitting Cove

Nestled in historic downtown Port Jefferson, Knitting Cove and Yarn Shop has been a fixture in town for over 50 years. Friendly and inviting to knitters and crocheters of all levels, our cozy shop carries yarn from Berroco, Cascade, Plymouth, Juniper Moon, Lana Grossa, Alpaca Yarn Company, Feza, and more!

We offer monthly class sessions, specialty classes and Sweater Club throughout the month. There will be special sales and many kits to choose from.

We are thrilled to have an amazing array of talent in our shop for the crawl!

  • Toby Roxanne of Toby Roxanne Designs will be with us on Thursday, April 19th from 5 – 8pm,
  • Shanna from Lambstrings Yarn on Friday, April 20th
  • Jessie from Yarn Over New York on Saturday, April 21 st
  • and on Sunday, April 22nd Andi Javori from Javori Designs.
  • We will have extended hours for the crawl and join us on Thursday evening
    from 6:30 – 8:30pm for a wine and cheese party to celebrate the start of the 4th Annual Long Island Yarn Crawl!


Don’t forget…we have moved to

116 East Main Street, Port Jefferson.

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 enthusiasm.

This year, we have started “The Shawl Club”. Every 4-6 weeks, we start a new shawl knit-along. Each one features a different yarn which gives you an opportunity to try something new. Our next featured shawl will be Architexture by Jennifer Weissman and we will be knitting it in Araucania Huasco Heathers. Pick up the yarn during the crawl and be ready when we start on May 4th and May 5th.

Yarn Crawl Highlights:

  • We have been very busy designing new pieces for this year. We have new store patterns for both the knitter and the crocheter. We will be featuring new patterns for hats, cowls and baby sweaters in brand new kits.
  • During the crawl, we are lucky to have a new indie dyer trunk shows from Cozy Color Works. Sandy, the force behind the yarn, will be in the shop on Friday and Saturday to talk with you.
  • Have you seen Wollmeise Yarns from Germany? As the only shop on Long Island carrying this yarn, it’s a great opportunity to see this beautiful yarn.
  • Anne Canadeo, the author of Black Sheep & Company Mysteries will be at the shop on Saturday. Stop by and talk with her and your story might be in her next book. If you have a copy of one of her books, bring it along and she’ll be happy to sign it.
  • Have you tried Lykke needles? We carry the full range of Lykke needles and hooks, including all kits and extra cords.
  • Saturday, April 21st is Local Yarn Store Day. We will be celebrating with surprise special events throughout the day.
  • Keeping with our yarn crawl tradition, we will be hosting a wine and cheese party on Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Stop by to unwind after a day of crawling!

Yarn Crawl Specials:

  • Our store pattern for the yarn crawl is a baby blanket made with Ella Rae DK Merino Superwash and all Ella Rae yarns will be discounted 10 % during the crawl.
  • We’ve restocked Nancy’s Nook with new sale merchandise so be sure to check it out.
  • With every purchase of $75.00 or more, you will receive a special gift from Knit.


Shop Spotlight – The Knitting Garden


The Knitting Garden


The Knitting Garden welcomes everyone to the Fourth Annual Long Island Yarn Crawl. As always, we are thrilled to be part of the Yarn Crawl again this year! The best part for us is seeing all our old friends and making new ones.

The Knitting Garden is conveniently located in Huntington Village at 49 Green St.  The Knitting Garden offers an extensive and beautiful selection of yarns in a bright & cheerful atmosphere.  We have many new samples, specials & kits for you!

Need help starting a project? We can help you choose the right pattern, yarn and needles whether you are a beginner or an expert.  Drop in anytime and have a seat at our active, friendly knitting table.   Knit with friends or get help your project. There is no problem too small or too big whether knit or crochet.

We offer lots of classes, KAL’s, and instruction in a friendly & welcoming environment. Sign up for our email list to know what’s happening at our shop.

Come and celebrate this year’s Yarn Crawl at our wine & cheese gathering Thursday April 19 from 5-7 pm. Please join us!

We are very excited to welcome Backyard Fiberworks to our shop on Saturday, April 21.  Be sure to join us  & check out their gorgeous yarns & Trunk Show!

As always our Sale Corner will be well stocked with oodles of bargains!


Shop Spotlight – The Knitting Place


The Knitting Place is nestled in the heart of Port Washington, a quaint little town along the water, dotted with great restaurants, and charming shops. The Knitting Place is filled with an extensive selection from basic yarns to luxurious fibers in an abundant array of color.

Can’t picture how a yarn will work up? We have many knit and crocheted samples to inspire you! If you are looking for unique, our exclusive designs truly set us apart from the rest.

Our staff is quite skilled, with over 18 years of experience. We are versed in both knitting and crochet, and we take great pride in our fine finishing services

We are proud of our warm sense of community. Our communal table welcomes all skill levels. Whether you are new to the craft or an old timer, you are always welcome at The Knitting Place!

Shop Highlights:

  • We will be featuring Myak Yarns and showcasing a trunk show with their yarn.
  • Local Indie Dyer, Stephanie, from Asylum Fibers, will be at our shop on Saturday. We are excited to see all the new yarn she will be bringing.
  • Our annual “basement sale” will be open from 12:30pm – 6pm on Thursday and Friday as well as 10 – 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • There will be door prizes everyday! If you participated in the Mermaid Spell KAL. WEAR IT! You will be eligible for another door prize.
  • Special gifts will be given for purchase over $50 and over $75.

Can’t wait!
Looking forward to seeing you all!

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 Livestock Co 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 our Shepherdess Skincare, an all natural, handcrafted lanolin based product line, accessories such as handcrafted sweater guards, and finished products such as handwoven blankets, scarves, shrugs, socks and so much more.

While you are here shopping,  please save time to tour yourself around the farm and visit with the animals – our sheep, angora goats, hens, “Olive” our angora rabbit, and of course, all of the llamas are waiting to meet you! You’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.

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 or 631-680-6721.



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!

Our shop is stocked with quality yarns (both fashion and easy-care), hooks and needles, books and patterns, buttons, sewing notions, baskets and bags, and greeting cards, too. We also have needlefelting kits and supplies, as well as threads for needlepoint and embroidery. Lots of stitchery kits for beginners, 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 10am-12pm and Thursdays 6-8pm. The Sock Circle meets the First Friday of every month 5:30-8:30pm. Every day at 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 4th annual Long Island Yarn Crawl!

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.

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.

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

  • Jade Sapphire Trunk Show
    Jade Sapphire is a favorite of ours here at the shop. If you are looking for the highest quality and most beautifully hand-dyed cashmere and luxury fibers, look no more. Super-soft, super-luxurious and dyed in over 200 color ways, Jade Sapphire Yarns are sure to please.  Come oogle, oggle, touch, feel and swoon over all of the samples, kits and yarns we are bringing in just for you!
  • Shirsty Cat Trunk Show
    At Shirsty Cat Designs, they are passionate about their fiber arts, and they know you are too. They create beautiful, bright, and unique colorways that inspire a fiber artisan’s amazing and unique creations. All of their vibrant colorways are 100% hand dyed. Their passion for the fiber arts is in every yard of yarn they dye, just as your passion goes into every stitch you make. We will be featuring their BFL sock and Glitter Sock in a crazy-gorgeous assortment of colors . . . come check it out!
  • Spring Cleaning Super Sale
    It’s time to make some room over here at “The Purl.” Join us for the Yarn Crawl and enjoy savings of 25% – 75% off select yarns including styles from Shibui, Zen Yarn Garden, Dream in Color, Mirasol, Malabrigo, Manos, Cascade and more!!!



Shop Spotlight – The Knitting Store


The Knitting Store, a small, quaint boutique store, located at 2 Poole Street in Oceanside, on the south shore of Long Island is very excited to be participating in The Fourth Annual Long Island Yarn Crawl from April 19th  – April 22nd. Knitters across Long Island are invited to participate and earn the chance to win some great prizes. At The Knitting Store, participants will be eligible for lots of great door prizes as well as great savings!  So mark your calendars, begin your journey, and join us for a fun-filled fiber event!

Owners Denise Campbell and Barbara Wilenkin share their expertise and extensive experience with all of their loyal patrons who just love the friendly and helpful atmosphere The Knitting Store provides. Upon entering the store, a customer is greeted with a feeling of friendship and camaraderie where they are surrounded by a community of knitters from beginners to expert. A great feeling of accomplishment permeates as Knitters who start out as beginners knitting simple scarves, end up creating more complex garments and sweaters.

Knitting has incredible health benefits and makes people feel good in just about every way. The Knitting Store is in the forefront of making those benefits a reality by providing a wonderful environment for a community of knitters to gather, knit and talk about everything important in life. As one patron said if you need therapy, come to The Knitting Store!

The Knitting Store proprietors, Denise and Barbara, are constantly searching for the best and more unusual yarns at the best prices. With their expertise and industry knowledge, they strive to be at the forefront of what is trending in the marketplace. Although a small store, the shelves are packed with a variety of yarns, kits, bags and accessories like Berroco, Sublime, Plymouth and Madelinetosh Yarns, as well as knitting needles like ChiaoGoo, Karbonz, Dreamz and much more. This will ensure that you will always find the right tool for your latest project.

We are located in the center of Oceanside where there’s lots of shopping, from large chain stores to fine boutiques. If you’re hungry there are numerous restaurants in the area and two great ones right across the street. And afterwards if you feel like taking a stroll, the Long Beach Boardwalk is just 15 minutes away. Please join us from Thursday, April 19th through Sunday, April 22nd. We look forward to meeting all of the amazing Long Island Yarn Crawl participants.


Shop Spotlight – Sew What’s New and Yarn Too!

Shop Spotlight – Sew What’s New and Yarn Too!
By Madeline Sharrock

Nestled on Main Street in in the hamlet of Islip, New York you will find a remarkable little shop that is full of a colorful and wonderful selection of yarns for your knitting and crocheting projects.

Sew What’s New and Yarn Too! An eclectic shop where yarn enthusiasts can find bins full of yarns from Ella Rae, Mirasol, Sidar, Plymouth and Cascade just to name a few.
The staff at Sew What’s New and Yarn Too! is excited to welcome yarn enthusiasts from across Long Island during the Long Island Yarn Crawl. New selections of yarns are arriving in time for the Yarn Crawl.

The spring yarn arrivals include a selection of Katia’s Rainbow collection. A unique yarn of made of threaded cotton that magically transforms as you knit. The colors are beautiful, and it will be difficult to select just one! Customers may need to walk out with more than one colorway! So lightweight and perfect for spring and summer knitting.

All yarns will be discounted 20% during the 2018  Yarn Crawl. You might even pick up a beautiful skein, hank or ball of yarn and find it has been marked for a further discount. Our staff will welcome you with a smile and a snack.

We also hope you will make Sew What’s New and Yarn Too! a regular place to come a show off your creations whether they are knitted or crocheted. Tuesdays are special for our yarn enthusiasts as we host Open Knit Night from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Feel free to bring your current projects to work on and join in the laughter that generally fills the room.

If you need special assistance, join us on Fridays, when Marion our knitting doctor is in from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. She will help you pick up stitches, find lost stitches and get you going on the right row.

And if you want to learn how to knit or crochet, classes and private lessons can be arranged.

So we are calling all Yarn-aholics to come and check us out and let us make you a fan and regular customer at Sew What’s New and Yarn Too!

Shop Spotlight – Black Sheep Knitworks

Proprietor – Christine Clark

Black Sheep Knitworks is located in the heart of East Hampton Village, in a lovely brick alley off of Newtown Lane. (next to Tory Burch)

We are known for our friendly help, excellent service, and a large variety of beautiful yarn and notions for knitters and crocheters.

Through our “Share the Love” program we offer select yarns for five dollars, which is credited back to you, when a hand knit or crocheted item is returned for local donation.
Maureen’s Haven, a program for homeless people-yes, even in East Hampton -was last year’s recipient of your skill and generosity.

We strive to offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere with patient and knowledgeable assistance. Private or group lessons are available, by appointment, for any skill level, or
knitting issue you may need help with. (such as- “OMG I dropped a stitch!”, I don’t know where I am or how to do this”, “I want to make socks”, “Teach me to knit!, and ”WTF
have I done?!”) Teaching is my favorite part of this journey. The practical
goal is to “support my habit” while providing an enjoyable shopping/learning experience for fiber enthusiasts like myself.

My gratitude to Cori and Marcela for their support.

Throughout the yarn crawl, -in appreciation of you making
the trek- the following will be available to all passport

  • refreshments
  • 15% discount on all purchases
  • free gift with $20.00 purchase
  • door prize drawings
  • free hand made stitch marker with any purchase

Extended hours for crawl:

  • Thurs – Sat: 10 – 6
  • Sun: 10 – 5