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 Fifth Annual Long Island Yarn Crawl, April 4 – 7, 2019. 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!

During yarn crawl weekend the following special events will be in store:

  • Thursday, April 4 – Groovy Hues Trunk Show
  • Friday, April 5 – Long Island Yarn Crawl Savings
  • Satruday, April 6 – Loopy Mango Trunk Show
  • Sunday, April 7 – Asylum Fibers Trunk Show
  • April 4 – 7 – Dimensions. Shawl pins, necklaces, bracelets.

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.

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

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 4th through Sunday, April 7th. We look forward to meeting all of the amazing Long Island Yarn Crawl participants.

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 Spotlight – The Knitting Garden

The Knitting Garden welcomes everyone to the Fifth 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! We are hosting a trunk show from Louet of some gorgeous garments made with their EuroFlax Linen. 

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 4th from 5-7 pm. Please join us!

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

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

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 many new colorways of Cascade 220 Superwash Merino in preparation for a new Monthly KAL to create squares from the Cascade Yarns 2018 Knitterati Knit-Along Gradient Afghan. Each square was created by a different top designer featuring different stitch patterns. We will meet once a month on a Sunday afternoon or Monday evening at the cost of $15/session. There will be 16 squares in all creating a Lapghan, perfect for keeping your legs warm as you knit on a chilly day. Cascade 220 Superwash Merino will be on sale at 25% off during the Yarn Crawl so you can gather your colors and start knitting with us on April 14th! Check out our website http://www.sewwhatsnew.biz/ to register for one or all the sessions and join in on the fun.

All yarns will be discounted 20% during the 2019 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 and 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 raving 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
holders:

  • refreshments
  • 10% discount on all purchases
  • free gift with $25.00 purchase
  • door prize drawings
  • free hand made stitch marker with any purchase

Extended hours for crawl, 10-5, everyday.

Getting Ready…

We are! This years bag has arrived. It is a sturdy nylon packable bag you can take to any store, but of course bring it to your LYS.

A few reminders: Get your charity knits ready (https://longislandyarncrawl.com/2018/11/11/2019-charity-knit-crochet-to-ronald-mcdonald/) and be eligible to win a free Ravelry pattern by putting our posters up around your community (http//longislandyarncrawl.com/2019/01/04/spread-the-word/).  We appreciate the support to your local fiber community!

See you at Vogue NYC!

Next weekend (Jan. 25 – 27) is Vogue Knitting Live at the midtown Marriott – let’s have a contest! During the weekend of Vogue, find one of our posters at the show and take a picture with it. Shy? Take a picture of your Vogue shawl or sweater, favorite thing you bought at the Marketplace, or what you worked on in class. Just make sure the poster is visible! Post your picture (publicly so we can find it!) to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #VogueLIYC2019. One lucky person will win up to $15 worth of Ravelry patterns! One entry per person, winners will be announced by Feb 1, 2019. Good luck and enjoy VKL!

vogue live nyc

Spread the Word

Hear ye, hear ye… Help start off the year by spreading the word, mark your calendars for April 4 – 7. The 5th annual Long Island Yarn crawl is on!

Help spread the word by:

  • Print out two copies of the poster.
  • Posting it in two different public places.
  • Take a picture of yourself and your two posters and post to Instagram using hash tags:
    #spreadtheloveLIYarnCrawl2019, #picturemeLIYC2019

The contest runs January 1 – March 15th. Each Instagram post that contains two images is one entry to the contest. Winners and prizes will be announced March 30th.