Free Patterns

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One fun perk of the Shop Hop are the free patterns you get just for stopping in to each shop. Every store on the hop designs a brand new pattern just for the hop and you get to take a copy home with you! Some great patterns have been designed over the years for the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop. Hats, ... Read More

You’re a Shining Star

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  "You're a shining star  No matter who you are Shining bright to see What you could truly be" -Earth Wind & Fire No matter who you are – while you are at All About Yarn – you are a shining star! Under new ownership since July 2016, Julie and Gunnar have worked hard to create a comfortable, cozy & ... Read More

Sheepy Yarn Shoppe

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After celebrating our 25th anniversary last year, we realize how time flies when you enjoy this world of fibers. Check out Sheepy Yarn Shoppe's huge selection of yarns, patterns, knitting and crocheting accessories, books and dozens of model projects and garments. With over 400 different yarns, it is great to walk through our wide aisles, open floor space free from obstructions ... Read More

The Times, They are a Changin’

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Happy spring from The Yarnery! Much has happened since last year, in the world and at The Yarnery, but one thing is exactly the same: we can't wait to host all of you at this year's shop hop. While the prizes, specially dyed yarns, free patterns and other swag make the event awesome, there are two reasons we really love ... Read More

Bubbles in the Wine

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  Lila and Claudine’s Yarn & Gifts Different on the outside…same on the inside! Lila and Claudine’s welcomes you to join us as we celebrate a time gone by….both Gramma Lila and Gramma Claudine spent time listening and dancing to the music of Lawrence Welk, who was born and raised in North Dakota in 1903.   The Lawrence Welk Show was ... Read More

Luck Be a Lady at Unwind

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Unwind Yarn Shop  It’s that time of year again! Shop Hop! We had a talk with the “Chairman of the Board” and the Shop Hop will be “A Swinging Affair”. “Lady Luck” will hopefully be on our side with the weather, so everyone can travel safely and won’t have to worry about “Flying to the Moon”. You will be “King ... Read More

Donations Begin!

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Beginning Wednesday, March 15th you can donate to receive an EZ or VIP Pass at any of the 14 participating Shop Hop shops...your purchase goes directly to local food shelves. What's an EZ Pass?  Instead of making a separate cash donation at each shop during the hop, donate $50.00 in advance (at the shop of your choice), and you'll be guaranteed ... Read More

Flash Dance at Amazing Threads!

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We Inspire, You Create! We sample every yarn in our shop for YOU! Amazing Threads is inspired by FLASH DANCE for Shop Hop 2017. We hope you share in the fun by supporting CROSS, our local food shelf! We really enjoy sharing our inspiration with all the hoppers.  Stop in to catch a glimpse of each of us in our ... Read More

Are You Ready to ‘Get Down Tonight’ at 3 Kittens?

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It’s hard to believe that the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop is just a couple of weeks away! ‘I’m So Excited!’ At 3 Kittens, it’s time for a ‘Celebration’ and we’re ready to ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie.’ We’ll be ‘Working Day and Night’ to get our store ready for all of you hoppers. We’ve got a little sparkle and a lot of ... Read More

Springtime in Paris…um…Woodbury

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"Don’t you feel it growin’, day by day People, gettin’ ready for the news Some are happy, some are sad Oh, we got to let the music play What the people need is a way to make em smile it ain’t so hard to do if you know how You’ve gotta get a message, get it on through.. " -Doobie ... Read More

Double Ewe Brings Color to the Hop

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Soon spring will be upon us. A time of year I always anticipate with a feeling of eager childlike wonder. When the fields surrender their winter blanket and dress in the colors of spring. When the birds return in all their colorful plumage to brighten up our sky like a rainbow. It's a time when we can all feel like ... Read More

A Message from Cynthia at Lakeside Yarn

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As we prepare for the 11th Annual Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop, I have been thinking deeply about the love we feel for the world of yarn and how much we want the non-knitting world to know that love. I would like to share with you the "Revelations of a Non-Knitter", written by a dear friend of mine, Carolyn Swartz, from ... Read More

Gaga over StevenBe

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Last year we at StevenBe had the privilege of being nominated as one of the top 10 yarn shops in the North America by USA Today. We’re going to make sure that your 2017 Shop Hop experience here is worthy of that title! Stepping into StevenBe is like walking into a two story temple dedicated to our love of the … Read More

Music…makes the people…

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“Music, makes the people, come together…yeah!” – Madonna Darn Knit Anyway is so excited for this years theme – Inspired by music! Who isn’t inspired by music? Music can bring us back to a specific place and time. What was your prom song? Do you remember? ” What song did you sing to your kids to get them to fall … Read More

Attention Minnesota Yarn Shop Hoppers!

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Together we raised $55,036 for local food shelves! Because of the timing of the shop hop, much of the money raised was eligible for a match from Minnesota Food Share. Incredible! Fiber people are so generous. Thanks for supporting your local food shelf and participating in the 2016 Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop. We are very grateful.

Custom-Dyed Yarns – better and brighter than ever!

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Fifteen shops, each one with a special custom-dyed yarn available especially for the 2016 shop hop! With a great mix of local, regional, and nationally-known dyers, you are sure to find exactly that perfect colorway for that project you’re dying to knit – whether it’s one of this year’s exclusive FREE patterns, designed specifically for this year’s hop, or another … Read More

Thank You, Sponsors!

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As we all get ready for Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop 2016 we would like to pause and send out a HUGE thank you to all of our Sponsors!  With their help we work very diligently to bring you the best hop each year.  Thank you so much from all of us who participate in the Mn Yarn Shop Hop.

Did you hear about Linden Yarn & Textiles’ speakeasy, old sport?

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We adore the shop hop at Linden Yarn and Textiles! One aspect we always get jazzed about is the theme of the hop and the promise of creative expression and interpretation it holds. We can all agree that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is one of the great American novels and it’s been a rich and vibrant starting point … Read More

Darn Knit Anyway – Tattooed You

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Another successful Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop is under our belt and we are gearing up for 2016! Last year the Shop Hop theme was “Inspired by Art” and we chose to be inspired by Tattoo Art. Our yarn was dyed by Sun Valley Fibers, a beautiful blue we called “Tattoo Blue” and a deep purple we called “Purple Ink”.   We … Read More