Mark your calendars and come see us August 9th & 10th 2019 during the SouthWest Yarn Quest — your favorite multi-shop event! We are planning a scavenger hunt that will take you to five great shops in five great towns south and west of the metro. All the shops will have copies of the scavenger hunt list, pick your starting shop and hit the road! Each shop will will have exclusive custom yarn color created just for them by Northern Bee Studio , we’ll have new exclusive patterns, there will be prizes to win, and so much more!
All 5 shops will be collecting school supply donations during the scavenger hunt, so if you’d like to help, please bring a few school supplies along!
Be sure you follow the adventure on Facebook and Instagram! Share with all your knitter, crocheter and fiber loving friends, we would love to see our group grow! Also, please feel free to use the #swyarnquest #northfieldyarn hashtags when sharing photos on social media!
At Northfield Yarn, we
are celebrating Local Yarn Store (LYS) Day with special events, yarns and kits!
Since April 27 is also the day that the City of Northfield is observing Earth
Day, we are especially proud to feature two local fiber farmers and their animals
at our shop that day. Supporting local businesses, supporting local farmers,
and learning more about where the yarns we love so much come from are all an
important part of creating a vibrant community.
Here are some of our LYS Day events and specials:
Pop-up shop featuring the yarns and fibers of Alejandra Sanchez of A Woolen Forest from 10 am – 5:30 pm. Alejandra will have Jasper, one of her angora rabbits, with her, and will be available to talk about raising angora rabbits, spinning fiber, and growing plants for natural dyeing. Alejandra will have angora and wool yarn and roving for sale, along with natural dye plant seeds.
Pop-up shop featuring the yarns of Jody and Jessica Grund of The Grazing Goat Ranch from 1 – 5 pm. Jody and Jessica will have Rosemary and Dill, two bottle baby angora goats, with them, and will be available to talk about raising angora goats. Jody and Jessica will have mohair yarn for sale.
LYS Day colorways from Knitted Wit and Koigu, plus a free pattern with any purchase of Knitted Wit yarn.
LYS Day shawl kits from SweetGeorgia and Kelbourne Woolens.
A brand-new cowl kit from Rewya Fibers.
A free pattern booklet with any purchase of Berroco yarns.
A download code for a free digital copy of any Pom Pom magazine back issue with the purchase of any Pom Pom book or magazine.
Free Rowan patterns with purchase of Rowan Felted Tweed or Rowan Alpaca Classic yarns!
Free Casapinka Magical Thinking LYS Day 2019 shawl pattern with purchase of any three skeins of fingering weight yarn!
Free Cascade Mosaic Cowl pattern just for stopping in the shop!
DOUBLE POINTS on your Frequent Fiber Card.
A raffle for a special gift basket worth $50; everyone spending $30 or more at the shop on Saturday will get one entry into the raffle!
Other special events in downtown Northfield on Saturday,
Saturday, April 27
is a busy day in our town! It’s Earth Day in
special events planned in Bridge Square and Armory Square. Our neighbors at
Content Bookstore are celebrating Independent
Bookstore Day and
will have many new goodies in store! A little further up the street, Games N’ Geek
is hosting a weekend tournament at their store and the Archer House Inn. We
encourage you to take part in other local events, to consider carpooling and
allow extra time for parking, and to be aware that downtown Northfield will be
very lively on April 27!
Local Yarn Store Day
Local Yarn Store Day is a brick and mortar shop appreciation day created by the TNNA Yarn Group. Launched in 2018, the second annual Local Yarn Store Day will take place on April 27 and is designed to show support for small businesses while bringing together a unique community of knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners to drive awareness and celebrate the craft. Vendors and retailers alike are coming together to showcase the benefits of locally owned yarn stores through an array of special products, classes and more!
Do you have a few WIPs that have been in progress too long? How many do you think you could finish in a month and a half if you committed to it? Our annual Spring Finishing Frenzy starts on April 15th and ends at midnight on May 31st. Finishers can share their success and collect a reward at a party on Saturday, June 1st. Fill out this form to join the frenzy, or sign up in the shop! Let’s beat our total of 87 WIPs completed during Fall Frenzy!