Shop Spotlight – The Knitted Purl

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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!!!

 

 

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Shop Spotlight – The Knitting Store

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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.

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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
holders:

  • 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

 

#HandmadeLongIsland Contest

The Long Island Yarn Crawl is excited to announce a CONTEST!!
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The hashtag #HandmadeLongIsland contest starts now! What is it? Here are the details:

  • The contest begins January 1, 2018 and ends April 18, 2018
  • Yarn Crawlers will be asked to post pictures of their completed projects to social media (Instagram & Facebook) using the hashtag #HandmadeLongIsland
  • Projects will use a pattern from any Long Island designer and will need to indicate in their post the pattern & designer’s name
  • One picture per project, but participants can enter as many projects as they like!
  • We will select a lucky winner or two via a random number generator.

Things to note:

  • if you have a private FB or Instagram account and are not following us, we will not be able to see your post — so follow us here and here!
  • participation gives permission for the Long Island Yarn Crawl to use your photo(s) on our social media pages, website and promotional materials.

Head over to our Ravelry Forum and be sure to check out our local designers! They are a talented bunch and may be cooking up some treats for the #HandmadeLongIsland contest!

Shop Spotlight – Knit

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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.

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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.

While Knit supports many charity projects, the one nearest and dearest to us is Precious Purls. Each year approximately 900 preemies are born at Winthrop Hospital. Precious Purls strives to provide each with a handmade hat and/or blanket. Working on an honor system, we provide free yarn for those who want to knit or crochet a hat or blanket to donate back to Precious Purls.

Yarn Crawl Highlights

  • In addition to our sock scarf kits which were designed for the 2015 and 2016 crawl, our staff is busy creating new designs for this year’s crawl. We will be featuring our own patterns for ponchos and scarves in brand new kits for both knitters and crocheters.

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  • During the crawl, we are lucky to have three trunk shows from hand-dyers. We are happy to introduce Aptenoknit Yarns, dyed locally by Michael Dworjan. We are the only shop that will be carrying this yarn and it is a must see! Michael will be joining us on Saturday to talk about his inspirations.
  • Neighborhood Fiber Company – a favorite of local fiber festivals and at our store – is sending us a fresh selection of yarn for the crawl. As the only shop on Long Island carrying Neighborhood Fiber Co, this is a great opportunity to see what the talk is about. Hint: We think it’s all about the gorgeous rich colors.
  • Returning again this year, with some new surprises, is a trunk show from Holiday Yarns. We love the sneak peek we had at Vogue Live.
  • We will also be hosting a Berroco trunk show highlighting some of their new Spring Yarns – Summer Silk and Mykenos. We love the new samples that have arrived.  A old favorite from Berroco is back, Suede.  We have a great new project and an old favorite made in Suede.
  • Knit is excited to have The Queens County Farm Museum yarn during the Long Island Yarn Crawl. The fibers are sheared from animals on the farm and dyed naturally with crops grown on the farm. There is also some natural undyed yarn available for those of you who like to do your own dyeing.

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

The mystery KAL and CAL were designed with Mirasol Sulka Legato. Knit will be discounting this yarn and all Mirasol yarns 10 % during the crawl.

With every purchase of $75.00 or more, you will receive a special gift from Knit.

Shop Spotlight – The Knitting Cove & Yarn Shop

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, Ella Rae, Lang, Lana Grossa, Mirasol, and more! We offer monthly class sessions, specialty classes, and hold multiple Sit & Knit and Charity Knit sessions throughout the month. Our Charity Knit sessions have supplied handmade items to both local and international communities alike. We will have special cowl and scarf kits, with options for knitters and crocheters.

We are thrilled to have local Indie Dyers in our shop not only for the yarn crawl but every day. On Thursday, March 30th Suzanne Burkett of Groovy Hues Fibers will be with us, Friday, March 31st we will be joined by Shanna Felice of Lambstrings and Saturday, April 1st, we have the duo of Merilyn Konnerth of Utopia Bath, Ltd. and from Bay Haven Short Tails, Lisa Konnerth. Each of these ladies brings their own special twist to the yarn and fiber community.

Join us on Thursday evening from 6:30p-8:30p for a wine and cheese party to celebrate the first night of the 3rd Annual Long Island Yarn Crawl!

Shop Spotlight – The Knitting Garden

The Knitting Garden welcomes everyone to the Third Annual Long Island Yarn Crawl. We are so excited to be part of the crawl again this year!!

We will celebrate this year’s Yarn Crawl with a wine & cheese gathering on Thursday March 30 from 5-7 pm. Please join us!

We will have many specials and Kits that include:

  • A beautiful wrap made using a variety of Shibui yarns.
  • An easy to knit summer weight poncho using Berroco’s Modern Cotton
  • An adorable, colorful baby cardigan using Simplicity by Hikoo
  • One or two, maybe even three Summer Shawl Projects

All ready to go in specially packaged kits for you.

 

In addition our “Sale Corner” is well stocked with oodles of bargains!

So please be sure to “Crawl” over to The Knitting Garden. You can enjoy a lunch or dinner at Storyville American Table, right next door to us. Just mention you are part of the Long Island Yarn Crawl and you will get 10% off your lunch or dinner check during the Yarn Crawl.

Shop Spotlight – Long Island Livestock Company

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 Livestock Company 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. For the Yarn Crawl, local designer, and our Creative Director, Linda Unger, will be on hand each day to answer your questions and sign patterns.

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, weather permitting, we will have a shearing demonstration each day at 2 pm, and 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. Every day of the Crawl we will give away a different door prize basket featuring goodies from Long Island artisans! We will also have a different Daily Shop Special each day! 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, www.lilivestockco.com/directions as some GPS devices take you to the back of our property. Any problems, please call 631-924-8110 or 631-680-6721.

Thursday Shop Special – “Llove For Llamas” – 15% off any llama-content item, including yarn, roving, books, bedding, socks, jewelry, and blankets. Llama tote bags and pillows not included.

  • Shearing Demonstration – 2 pm
  • Spinning Demonstrations – Throughout the day

Friday Shop Special – “Single Skein Project” – 15% off the yarn to make any of our one-skein project designs.

  • Shearing Demonstration – 2 pm
  • Spinning Demonstrations – Throughout the day

Saturday Shop Special – “Mystery KAL Sale” – 15% off two skeins of our fingering weight in contrasting colors to make the Yarn Crawl Mystery KAL.

  • Shearing Demonstration – 2 pm
  • Observe LaGuardia Community College Vet Tech Students gaining hands on experience with our animals – 1 to 5 pm
  • Spinning Demonstrations – Throughout the day

Sunday Shop Special – “Long Island Grown” – 15% off any of our yarns or roving from fiber grown here on Long Island.

  • Shearing Demonstration – 2 pm
  • Come see what a Llama Lesson is all about – 5 pm
  • Spinning Demonstrations – Throughout the day