LYS Day is this Saturday, April 27th!

Local Yarn Store Day 2019

Local Yarn Store Day 2019

LYS Day is a special holiday just for knitters and crocheters to show local yarn shops (that’s what LYS stands for if you’re new to knitting!) just how much we love and appreciate them. It’s a special day dedicated to the stores that make this hobby their livelihood.

To celebrate LYS Day 2019 we have a new project that is only available in a yarn store! Meet the new shawl I designed called Something About Phoenix:

Something About Phoenix  shawl knitting pattern designed by Heather Walpole

Something About Phoenix shawl knitting pattern designed by Heather Walpole

This easy-to-knit wrap uses 4 balls of Ewe So Sporty merino yarn and is going to be one you’ll love to wear! Something About Phoenix will be FREE on LYS Day when you purchase your Ewe So Sporty yarn to make it at your local yarn shop.

Something About Phoenix  easy striped shawl knitting pattern

Something About Phoenix easy striped shawl knitting pattern

Something About Phoenix  striped wrap knitting pattern

Something About Phoenix striped wrap knitting pattern

How much yarn do I need?

Start by choosing your favorite 3 colors of Ewe So Sporty Merino yarn and see how they play off each other. One main color is held throughout and striped with a secondary color for each wing of the shawl.

If these are three colors that you wear all the time, decide which one is the main color and grab 2 balls of that. Pick up one ball of each contrasting color for the right and left half of the shawl.

Something About Phoenix  shawl knitting pattern with blue tones

Something About Phoenix shawl knitting pattern with blue tones

With 25 shades to choose from, the color combinations are endless! Look at this beautiful blue version. Sapphire was held throughout the shawl with Sky Blue on the first wing and Midnight Blue on the second. Keeping your yarn choices in the same color family makes a no-fail combo, too!

Find a local yarn store near you

Something About Phoenix LYS Day shawl pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Something About Phoenix LYS Day shawl pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ewe Ewe yarns are stocked at local yarn shops across the US. Take a look at our Stockists page to see if you’re shop carries our yarn.

Come see me!

As a special event on the big day, I’ll be at my LYS here in California!

Location: Yarning for You, San Marcos, CA.

Time: Saturday, April 27 from 10am to 3pm.

Come see me and we can pick colors, talk yarn and have a good time celebrating our LYS!

Be sure to stop in to your LYS this Saturday and let them know how much you appreciate them.

Local Yarn Shop Day {new pattern SNEAK PEEK!}

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Have you heard about Local Yarn Store Day? Also known as LYS Day, this event is going to be a ton of fun! It's all about getting in your favorite store and supporting why they're there. The community that a local yarn shop provides is unmatched with other retail stores or finding yarn online. April 21 is a new holiday to show your favorite LYS how much you love them.

You know I love my Ewe Ewe yarn shops. Having managed a yarn store for three years, I have a great understanding of what it takes to create a welcoming environment day in and day out. These shop owners what you to have a great experience every time you come to their store and Ewe Ewe is here to help. Meet our LYS Day exclusive design... Ewe So Summer

Ewe So Summer  shawl from Ewe Ewe

Ewe So Summer shawl from Ewe Ewe

YASSS! Look at that shawl, queen! It's so fabulous, isn't it? Let's look some more.

Ewe So Summer shawl knitting pattern  designed by Meaghan Schmaltz for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ewe So Summer shawl knitting pattern designed by Meaghan Schmaltz for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ewe So Summer shawl  is a big, generous wrap!

Ewe So Summer shawl is a big, generous wrap!

Ewe So Summer is designed by The Unapologetic Knitter using Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe. It's a great pattern that uses slipped stitches and a modified seed stitch to create tiny transitioning pockets of color. Pretty perfect!

Ewe So Summer  features an easy-to-knit slip stitch pattern

Ewe So Summer features an easy-to-knit slip stitch pattern

Plus, it's edged with a beautiful picot bind off. 

Ewe So Summer  shawl knitting pattern

Ewe So Summer shawl knitting pattern

The Ewe So Summer shawl will be available starting Saturday, April 21 through local yarn stores and ONLY local yarn stores. Kinda cool! So what does that mean? It means you'll need to head in to a brick and mortar store to get this new design (and hopefully the yarn to knit it!).

Where can I get this project?

We are excited to announce that these shops will be promoting the Ewe So Summer shawl and Ewe So Sporty yarn for LYS Day on April 21:

The Salty Sheep, Swansboro, NC
Wildfiber Studio, Santa Monica, CA
Yarn Kandy, Little Rock, AR
Gosh Yarn It!, Kingston, PA
Fiber Heart, Dysart, IA
Knitty Gritty, Syracuse, NY
...have you any wool?, Berkley, MI
Stash, Corvallis, OR
The Tinsmith's Wife, Comfort, TX
Revival Yarns, Athens, GA
Sticks & Strings, Lansing, MI
Apricot Yarn, San Diego, CA
Park Avenue Yarns, League City, TX
Jessica Knits, Scottsdale, AZ
Yarn Shop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Twisted Yarns, Spring, TX
Monarch Knitting, Pacific Grove, CA
Yarn It & Haberdashery, Grandview Heights, OH
Ewe and Me ...a yarn boutique, Colorado Springs, CO
The Hillsborough Yarn Shop, Hillsborough, NC 

Great Yarns, Raleigh, NC

Gather Here, Cambridge, MA
Stitch Point, Greensboro, NC
Four Purls, Winter Haven, FL

I will keep updating this list as we get more shops. But! The Ewe So Summer pattern will be available at ANY yarn shop not just ones that carry Ewe Ewe Yarns. Ewe So Summer can be purchased through a yarn store on Ravelry beginning April 21.

Here's all the details:

What: LYS Day new pattern Ewe So Summer! (Available everywhere now!)
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Where: At a participating local yarn store. See list of all Ewe Ewe yarn shops >
Why: Because yarn stores are awesome!

Questions? Comments? Let me know in the comments below!