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Local Yarn Shop Day is April 27th!

LYS (Local Yarn Store) Day is right around the corner and, as always, we are making a big deal out of it! We are so grateful for your support and community over the past (almost) seventeen years. We are planning an amazing day with prizes, demos, exclusive kits and special deals from our suppliers. Save the day in your calendar; you won’t want to miss it!

Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at River City Yarns.

Freebies: it pays to come early on LYS day. We will be handing out a complimentary “treat bag” with every purchase in store, while supplies last. And your purchase can also get you entered into our door prize draw. We have 3 fun and fabulous door prizes to give away and you’ll receive one entry ticket with every $20 portion of your purchase (before tax). $20 = 1 ticket; $40 = 2 tickets; $100 = 5 tickets; $200 = 10 tickets! It’s one more great reason to stock up on LYS day!

Demos: come and learn some great tips, tricks and techniques. See how to use some of the tools you may not be familiar with. Bring a friend who doesn’t knit (yet) and we’ll show them how. Demos will start at noon; there’s something new at the top of each hour.

The Whisper Popover

The Whisper Popover

Limited Edition Kits: we're celebrating LYS Day with some limited edition offers, in conjunction with some of our favourite suppliers. From Hand Maiden, we have the Whisper Popover, a top down yoked garment with a simple one row elongated stitch cable detail (the Indian Cross-Stitch), designed by Ruth Gallo. Knit using Hand Maiden’s Wisp, it makes a featherweight garment perfect for that extra layer where a sweater would be too much. You will need 1 skein of Hand Maiden Wisp (400m) for S/M, or 2 skeins (800m) for L/XL,XXL. (Purchase 2 kits if you would like to work a larger size.)

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Our special friends at Ancient Arts have a very special LYS colour way combo set to mark this special day! Their Bees Knees colourway was offered in one of their sock clubs last year and was so popular, owner Caroline agreed to bring it back in a new base and team it with a 10 gram mini skein of Black Cherry. Both yarns are dyed in Ancient Arts brand new Merino Singles base, a soft and super lovely merino, ideal for shawls. We think the mini skein is perfect for edgings, or adding a bit of extra colour to your next design. Available at River City Yarns on April 27th, while supplies last.

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And our friends at Blue Sky Fibers are extending a free pattern download on April 27th! With your purchase of Woolstok, you'll receive a free download code for the Sanborn Sock pattern by Virginia Sattler-Reimer ($9 US value). Knit from the top down in Woolstok; a 100% Highland Peruvian Wool, Sanborn socks are extremely soft and warm on your feet. This intermediate pattern is written for both women’s and men’s sizes. We love a great worsted weight sock pattern! And as a special gift from RCY, we have made up Woolstok Sanborn kits and tied a complimentary mini skein of Woolstok on every package as a thank you for shopping with us on LYS day and throughout the year!

We really appreciate all that you do to shop local and support small business.

Earlier Event: April 17
Brooklyn Tweed Skipp KAL
Later Event: May 13
Brooklyn Tweed "Arbor" Trunk Show