Our third annual Yarn Shop Day was the best yet. With hundreds of shops involved, thousands of customers visiting and a huge range of workshops, guest appearances and spectacular window dsiplays, we were blown away with the support you showed your local yarn shops! Here is a selection of some of the fun you had.
Spike the hedgehog greeted excited customers and the Let’s Knit team at Franklin’s in Colchester.
Our editor, Sarah, made a new furry friend!
White Gecko‘s Sian Morse made Chris, our cheeky monkey!
This cute bundle of toys were part of a mascot competition at Skeins and Bobbins
Abakhans couldn’t get enough of our Tiny the elephant pattern!
Knitting designer Nicky Fijalkowska created these cheerful budgies for Seeded in Southsea
Christine’s Wool Shop went all out to decorate their shop front in bright coloured yarn!
The Yorkshire Makery in Slaithwaite made colourful window box flowers from carrier bag yarn!
Sewendipity in Stalybridge yarnbombed their street in patriotic style!
Keltra Crafts in Bathgate created an amazing yarn tree display
TAJ Crafts on the Isle of Wight had their customers making pompoms to decorate the shop
Wool For Ewe went all out with this sheepy display
We love the window display on The Wool Boat, complete with British Wool Council‘s Baabaraa!
This red, white and blue display at Knitique looked fabulous!
We love these giant needles on display by The Artful Buttoner
LOVE A BIT OF CAKE
What better way to celebrate YSD than with cake?
We love this amazing knitting-themed cake at Skeins and Bobbins, Kinross
TAJ Crafts on the Isle of Wight enjoyed this tasty creation
We adore the use of the YSD logo on this cake at Knitters of Romily
Christine’s of Bourneville had chocolate for all!
ADDING TO OUR YARN STASH
LGC‘s Jessica popped in to her local yarn shop, The Wool Cabin in Clacton to update her stash!
KNIT AND NATTER
Looking very relaxed and at home at The Slipped Stitch in Sherborne!
Jenny Wren‘s Yarns in Ipswich were teaching the next generation of knitters
Black Sheep Wools had the amazing Sue Pinner on hand for crochet expertise!
Crochet lessons were provided by Crafternoon Treats who were also at Black Sheep Wools
The lovely people at Yarn ‘n’ Yarns knitted these baby hats for their local hospital
Phew! If Yarn Shop Day proved anything, it’s that our amazing Let’s Knit readers really do love their local yarn shops!
Of course, Yarn Shop Day isn’t the only occasion to visit your local craft shop. Whether you’re looking for advice, the right yarn for the next project on your list, workshops to learn new skills, or are even just searching for a little inspiration, your local yarn shop should be your first port of call.