What better way to kick off fall than with a self-guided tour of New York City's finest yarn shops? It's time for the 2012 Yarn Crawl! Come explore the city and discover its vibrant knitting community this Columbus Day weekend!
WHAT: The 4th Annual New York City Yarn Crawl! Raffles, gifts, discounts, scavenger hunts, and tons of free fun!
WHEN: Saturday, Sunday and Monday; October 6th, 7th and 8th. Purl Soho's shop hours will be 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 12pm-7pm on Monday.
WHO: You, your friends, and 10 of New York City's most exciting yarn shops, including Purl Soho!
WHERE: All over New York City, from Brooklyn to Central Park to Soho!
All along the Yarn Crawl you'll find special discounts and prizes, great opportunities to meet fellow yarn enthusiasts, and chances to win a free Yarn Crawl raffle. This year's big prize baskets are filled with goodies from the official Yarn Crawl Sponsors: Berroco, Classic Elite Yarns, Interweave, Lantern Moon, Louet, Skacel, Rowan, Potter Craft, Knitter's Pride, Karabella Yarns, STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books, Westminster Fibers and more. And don't miss the super fun Yarn Crawl scavenger hunt! The stars of the 2012 hunt will be the monsters of MochiMochi Land. Visit every participating shop during the three-day Crawl, find all of the "clues", and you will be entered to win an additional prize! For more details about the scavenger hunt just click here. Purl Soho will also be hosting our own free raffle with prizes from Jade Sapphire, Blue Sky Alpacas, Cascade Yarns, Swans Island, Monterey Bay Spice Company and more. Plus, everyone who attends the Yarn Crawl at Purl Soho will receive a great gift! On top of that, Purl Soho will celebrate the weekend with very special discounts. One of our most loved yarns, Manos del Uruguay's Clasica Handspun Semi Solids and Multi Colors, will be 20% off all weekend long. With a rustic texture that's perfect for felting, this gorgeous worsted weight wool is a super popular fall favorite! Also on sale at 40% off during Yarn Crawl Weekend, Brave Brown Bags are always stylish and hardworking! Designed to replicate the classic grocery store paper bags, these beautiful bags are formed by hand in a sturdy eco cotton canvas. They're the perfect way to tote your haul from shop to shop! While Purl Soho opens an hour early on Saturday and Sunday, the Yarn Crawl extends into the night with post-Crawl rendezvous spots so you can share your best yarn tales and meet kindred spirits! So, if you are in New York, around New York or can get to New York, we hope to see you for the annual festivities of the Yarn Crawl! To find all participating stores and event information, please visit the New York Yarn Crawl right here!