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!

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 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

  • 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.

Shop Spotlight: The Knitting Garden

The final shop we have to spotlight is The Knitting Garden (631-923-3222) at 49 Green Street in Huntington. – Facebook  That is all the store specials happening yarn crawl weekend so you can plan your stops.  We look forward to see you out and about next weekend visiting as many stores as you can.  Have a great time!


The Knitting Garden, located in Huntington Village, is a friendly neighborhood shop. We encourage you to stop by to work on your project, browse, and be inspired by the gorgeous and ever-changing selection of yarns. Meet up with old friends or make new ones around our work table. Whether you are an expert knitter/crocheter or a novice, you are always welcome at The Knitting Garden.

Joann Esposito, the owner of the Knitting Garden, has created a warm atmosphere for her clientele.  Some of the best compliments an owner can receive is how friendly and welcoming a store is and here at the Knitting Garden that is heard often.

We offer many classes & workshops at The Knitting Garden, including our very popular Square of the Month Club, shawls, hats, socks, scarves and Fair Isle!! Every Tuesday evening is our Knit night.  Plan to join us soon!

The Knitting Garden Shop

Specials Planned

The Knitting Garden will be offering a sale on all Rowan yarns between 20 – 40% off. Special shawl kits are in the works at a 20% discount, you will have to stop in to see.

Knitting Garden Shawls