The 3rd Annual Lakeside Yarn Crawl kicks off today with an unveiling of our exclusive yarns! Two limited edition, hand-dyed colourways from Hannah at Palindrome Knits – Oh Canada! and True North. These are available in Kisa Fingering – a cashmere blend sock yarn, Three Sisters Sock – a superwash BFL blend, and Edith Fingering – 100% BFL.
The Lakeside Yarn Crawl runs from Saturday, June 3rd – Monday, September 4th. There are eleven local yarn shops located all over the Bruce-Grey-Simcoe region participating this year. Please check websites or call for shop hours.
Pick up your passport at the first shop you go to and try to visit as many shops as possible. Each shop will stamp your passport. There are draws to enter at each shop, featured yarns & patterns, and a Grand Prize drawing at the end of the crawl for the passports with the most stamps.
Alliston Yarns – Alliston
Eliza’s Buttons & Yarn – Barrie
True North Yarn Co. – Barrie
The Purple Sock – Coldwater
Creemore House of Stitches – Creemore
Purrsonally Yours Fabric & Wool Shop – Meaford
Purl 3 – Orillia
Riverside Yarns – Owen Sound
Docknits – Port Elgin
The Knitting Basket – Rosemont
The Wool & Silk Co. – Shelburne
While you’re planning your visits you might want to keep the many great events in our region in mind – lots of different WWKIP Day events, the Alliston Potato Festival, Barrie’s Craft Beer & BBQ Festival, the Coldwater Steampunk Festival, Creemore’s Childrens Festival, the Meaford International Film Festival, the Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia, Summertime Blues in Owen Sound, Celebrate Canada Day in Port Elgin, or visit Shelburne’s Street Festival.
Pack a picnic, grab your knitting, and get exploring!