Come celebrate our GRAND RE-OPENING during the GBYC, Sept 15-18!


We’re excited to welcome you all to our gorgeous new space in beautiful, friendly Maynard!  We will have been open for a few weeks by the time of the crawl, but it is just in time to be GRAND!
With that in mind, we’ll have loads of prizes and surprises, but here are the things you’ll want to know ahead of time.
First off – our hours during the yarn crawl will be:
Thursday 9/15: 10-8
Friday 9/16: 10-6
Saturday 9/17: 10-5
Sunday 9/18: 11-5
Next!  All Island Yarn brand yarns will be 15% off during the crawl…this includes all of our hand-dye, reclaimed cashmere and combo fibers!  And, if you have ever made anything our of our yarns, wear them in, and you’ll score a prize just for walking through the door wearing it!
We also, like last year, have dyed a BRAND NEW color just in time for the crawl!  Bring your creative naming abilities because our Name the New Color contest will be back!  You could win a FREE skein if you have the chosen name!
Island of Color sign-ups are also back open, and if you join during the crawl, you’ll score yourself a FREE knitting Island Yarn knitting journal!!
We have a great deal planned for our newest yarn, Poosh!  If you harken back for Lopi sweaters, but wish they were a bit more cozy and luxurious, this will delight you to no end!  Dig through those old patterns or check these out if you want to come prepared!
We’re going to have THREE sessions of class-lets!
On Friday, 9/16, from 11-2, Ann Gibson will be in teaching Judy’s Magic Cast-on!  This is a great cast-on to have among your knitting skills for toe up socks, and amazingly nice finished edges.  Ann is full of great info and ideas for this useful skill!
On Saturday, 9/17, from 12-3 you can come and learn German Short Rows.  These are different from your regular wrap and turn short rows….more invisible, and no picking up wraps!  We’ll have yarn and needles at the ready, but if you don’t want to waste time casting on and knitting a few rows, show up with about 20 stitches cast on with 3 or 4 rows knit.
On Sunday, 9/18, from 12-3, come and learn to work a lovely braided edge that you see on so many headbands, mittens, hats, even sweaters.  A great skill to bring a little pizzazz to your edges!
We have a great Louisa Harding and Noro Trunk show ready to go!!  You can get a sneak peak here – also where you can find all the patterns so that when you come and and inevitably get inspired from these gorgeous FO’s, you’ll be pattern-ready!
Our free pattern for you crawlers is going to be our great one-skein Moonshine Chunky hat Mason.  And loaded shelves of Moonshine Chunky for you to cast on!
We’re also introducing a BRAND NEW game!  Just for knitters (sorry to my lovely crocheters….I haven’t figured that one out yet)…and a perfect stocking stuffer or swap gifts for all your knitting friends!  We’ll play a few rounds on Thursday night (9/15) knit night and the winners will take home a FREE game!
In addition to our packed full GRAND PRIZE basket, we have many other awesome raffle prizes throughout the store.  You get a ticket when you buy your passport, one with the free pattern and then another for every $10 you spend during the crawl!
We can’t wait to see you all!!  Happy Fall Knitting!!!  🙂

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