After four successful years, 10 yarn shops from Port Washington to East Hampton will be
participating in the fifth annual Long Island Yarn Crawl from April 4 to 7, 2019. Over the course of four days, yarn crafters—knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners—are invited to participate in this self-guided tour of our Long Island yarn shops, which will have extended hours and specials throughout the weekend. It is a wonderful opportunity for crafters to explore what our local fiber community has to offer and meet up with
other local yarn enthusiasts.
Participants are invited to either pick up their Long Island Yarn Crawl Passport from a participating shop or download and print a copy from the Yarn Crawl’s website, longislandyarncrawl.com. Present the passport at each location to receive a stamp as they “crawl” from shop to shop.
Crawlers who collect stamps from all 10 stores will be entered to win amazing prizes: the grand prize of a $100 gift card to each of the participating stores; the second prize, over $400 of yarn donated by Gold Sponsor and local yarn distributor, Knitting Fever Inc. Participants who submit a passport with fewer than 10 stamps will still be entered in a separate drawing, so that anyone who joins even part of the crawl can still win a prize.
Further prizes will be announced as the Yarn Crawl approaches.
Special edition Long Island Yarn Crawl bags can be purchased at participating shops, or are available as a free gift with a $40 minimum purchase (while supplies last). Visitors to each store can enter a door prize drawing, with no minimum purchase. Each store has specials planned for the crawl weekend. Details will be made available closer to the Yarn Crawl weekend here on longislandyarncrawl.com, Facebook and Instagram.
This year’s Yarn Crawl features shops from all over Nassau and Suffolk counties:
● Altman’s Needlearts – Mattituck
● Black Sheep Knitworks – East Hampton
● Knit – Roslyn
● The Knitted Purl – Oyster Bay
● Knitting Cove & Yarn Shop – Port Jefferson
● The Knitting Garden – Huntington
● The Knitting Place – Port Washington
● The Knitting Store – Oceanside
● Long Island Yarn & Farm – Yaphank
● Sew What’s New & Yarn Too! – Islip
Long Island’s only yarn distributor, Knitting Fever, Inc. (knittingfever.com), supports this event as the Gold Sponsor.
This year organizers are continuing the tradition of encouraging participants to give back to the local community during the Yarn Crawl, by partnering with a few local organizations looking for handcrafted items. Crawl organizers are collecting items on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. The charity that helps keeps families together while children receive medical care has asked for knitted or crocheted hats and blankets of any size, from infant to adult. More details can be found at longislandyarncrawl.com/charity-knitcrochet.
Yarn crafters of all backgrounds will explore Long Island’s rich fiber community during the yarn crawl weekend and make connections with fellow crafters. The different offerings and events at each shop are sure to provide crafting inspiration and ideas to all. It will be a wonderful Long Island celebration for yarn enthusiasts and is sure to be an event to remember.