Visiting a strange town last weekend, I spotted a yarn shop so popped in for a visit.
It was reasonably-sized shop with the walls lines in yarns, giving customers plenty of choice. One customer was seeking advice about the right yarn for a pattern while another browsed pattern options. A third was settling in on a sofa for a “knit and knatter” session. And the staff were helpful and knowledgeable.
This was great example of a local yarn shop offering more than just the yarn – the knowledge, advice, support and community are essential ingredients and ones I have found in yarn shops all over the UK.
And this is exactly why Let’s Knit organises its annual Yarn Shop Day – to recognise and encourage these great attributes.
This year’s Yarn Shop Day is this coming Saturday, 6th May. Many yarn shops round the country will be holding special events such as demos and workshops, sales or refreshments. You can find a list of participating shops and their events .
In addition Debbie Bliss has created this special blanket pattern which is only available for free through the shops taking part in Yarn Shop Day.
So if you have a hour or so to spare this Saturday why not use it to visit your local yarn shop.