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


#HandmadeLongIsland Contest

The Long Island Yarn Crawl is excited to announce a CONTEST!!

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


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, 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

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 3rd annual Long Island Yarn Crawl!


Luma is The Fibre Co’s newest yarn. Introductory sale on Luma: 10% off 3 skeins or more, in stock and pre-orders. (Stone Point is their new summer poncho pattern for Luma, and this will be our spring KAL beginning in April.)

New Evy Leonard mini crochet kits! 10% off on Saturday

Buy two get one free of any OnLine Supersocke or Indulgence Cashmere Sock yarns

Buy three get one free of any Cascade 220 Superwash, worsted or aran

Discounts on selected yarns from Classic Elite, Sublime, Shibui, Fibre Co, and others

Deep discounts on items in our bargain bin

As always, we have kits for many of our model garments, some of our own design, and new ones are being prepared for release during the crawl. Special prices on kits during the crawl.

Needlepoint Kits, up to 70% off. We will continue to stock blank canvas and fabrics for stitchery, but we are discontinuing large kits and painted canvases, so we have a few lovely items at great prices.


Take advantage or this chance to sign up early for our visiting teachers for spring. In order of appearance: Shiri Mor (April 8),  Evy Leonard May 21, plus Simone Kereit, and Kathleen Dames. Susie Allen will be making multiple appearances through spring and summer.

THURSDAY 9-4 Debbie Johnson, the brilliant hand-dyer of Hampton Artistic Yarns, will be introducing her newest yarn and answering questions about her work. 10% off any of her products while she’s there. Mini skein collections, full skeins, and surprises included.

SATURDAY 9-4 Evy Leonard, color wizard and crocheter of the beautiful blankets and scarves you may have seen in the shop, will be showing her new blankets and introducing mini kits! 10% off her creations while she’s there.

SUNDAY 10-3 Kathleen Dames, prolific knitwear designer and podcaster, will be visiting with a trunk full of her knitted garments. She’ll be happy to chat and answer questions, especially about sweater knitting, her specialty!

Shop Spotlight – The Knitting Place

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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. We have designed an original Spring accessory which will launch on the first day of our Long Island Yarn Crawl.

Our staff is quite skilled, with almost 20 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 – 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.

Yarn Crawl Fun and Fabulous Festivities

  • KNITTED WIT Trunk Show: Come touch, feel, squish and drool over amazing samples and yarns in crazy-wonderful, hand-dyed colors from The Knitted Wit. Their fibers are insane!!! We are huge fans, and guarantee you will be too. You’ll want to “Knit the Rainbow” after you see it all.


  • The Kitted Purl Nook – We are creating a new space at the shop in honor of the Yarn Crawl . . . come visit our “Kitted Purl Nook” filled to the brim with knit and crochet kits for all of our FAVORITE projects. Kits feature yarns from Three Irish Girls, The Knitted Wit, The Fiber Co., Koigu, Zen Yarn Garden, Cardiff Cashmere and more.
  • Artyarns Trunk Show – We will also be the exclusive sellers of Artyarns luxury fibers, and will be featuring a plethora of amazing kits and designs by Iris Schreier. Come ogle over and try on the super yummy and luxurious pieces during your “crawling” adventure.
  • Friday Night Lars Rains Book Signing and Trunk Show – Come meet award-winning knitwear designer LARS RAINS on Friday, March 31st from 6 – 7:30pm. Peruse all of his crazy-beautiful, modern Icelandic knitwear designs, his new book featuring quick and fun accessories (even have it signed!), and enjoy some little bites and bubbly delights! Click on this link to register.


Lars’ design work has been featured in Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Knit Edge, ChicagoKnits,  and Knitty. Lars published his first book of Icelandic patterns, Modern Lopi: One, last year and received awards and acclaim on featured designs.

His latest book, Presto: 10 Accessory Projects You Can Knit In A Weekend, features designs that make use of super bulky yarns for quick, squishy and chic knits.

  • Also enjoy 25% – 75% off select products throughout the store including Alchemy, Tahki, Misti, Classic Elite, Dream in Color, Berroco, Cascade, Lana Grossa and more!!