The James River Yarn Crawl is a self-guided tour of six knit shops located in Virginia. Shops in Ashland, Midlothian, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach are all participating in the special event. Each shop is hosting special events, giveaways, and extended hours during a two week period.
Knitters and fiber enthusiast who visit all six shops (and have their passport) can be entered to win a $1,000 prize pack! Each of the six shops is providing a $150 gift basket giveaway for visitors to their shops. There are even personal yarn crawl colorways at each shop and one colorway designed just for the events! I love the red, white, and blue themed colorway that was dyed by What the Flock.
This weekend, I visited Yarn Matters in Williamsburg. Yarn Matters is one of my favorite yarn shops! They carry my favorite lines of yarn and recently began selling their own line of yarn.
Pennsylvania based dyer What the Flock, dyed a unique colorway for Yarn Matters based on the Pantone color of the year, living coral.
As part of the event, Yarn Matters shop owner Marina Hayes released a kit and pattern for her new On Board cowl. Yarn Matters is also featuring homemade project bags by Fiddledeede as part of their events.
This weekend, I purchased supplies for a hooded poncho I’ve been wanting to make for the past two years! Yarn Matters had the perfect weight and color fiber I needed to make the project a reality.
Dances with Wool
Dances with Wool is also participating in the yarn crawl and providing visitors with a plethora of items for crawl participants with free or reduced items with purchases.
The yarn holder “bra” was free with a purchase of $50 or more, while the needle gauge is $4 with a $25 purchase. The yarn holder and gauge are pictured below.
I recently purchased the yarn for my 2019 fair entry from Dances, and it’s going to be epic!
I won’t make it to all six shops this year, but I’m hoping to visit Center of the Yarniverse in Ashland later this week. Have you participated in a yarn crawl before? What was your favorite part?
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.