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.

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

Sheepy Yarn Shoppe

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Colors, wonderful fibers, great patterns and creative knitters and crocheters make owning a yarn shop so rewarding. There is a lot of inspiration when you wander through the 400+ yarns in our shop. Check out our huge selection of yarns, patterns, accessories and books as well as the dozens of model garments and projects on display. All of our employees … Read More

Who has a Golden Ticket at StevenBe?

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Stepping into StevenBe is like walking into a two story temple dedicated to our love of the fiber arts. You’ll be welcomed like an old friend, invited to partake in one of our signature blends of hot tea or freshly brewed coffee and shown some of our favorite projects and yarn. Here at StevenBe, the only thing more fabulous than … Read More

Lakeside Yarn: Inspired Again!

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Every year, when the Shop Hop Ends, the staff at Lakeside Yarn starts wondering, “What will we do next year?” And we start to plan, even before we know what the “Theme” will be. The Shop Hop is just that kind of event; the shops put their best creative feet out for all the yarn world to see and our … Read More

New Owner Welcomes You to Knitting From the Heart’s 2106 Hop!

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If you haven’t already heard, Knitting from the Heart is under new ownership. We are so excited about this incredible new adventure of owning and operating a yarn shop! We have been busily packing the store with beautiful luxury yarns while still maintaining a fabulous selection of very affordable yarns. We just can’t wait to have our first Shop Hop … Read More

Unwind 2016

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Come and unwind at the Unwind Yarn Shop. Our shop in Burnsville provides a variety of yarn, patterns and classes. We have many samples in the store, along with our yarn, for you to touch and feel. Our styles that we feature have are classical with a modern twist. You should see that style in our pattern for the Minnesota … Read More

Double Ewe 2016

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O Frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The Hop is almost here! A time to gather and rejoice, us knitters far & near. Crocheters all, young, old, and tall will find a welcome home. For fifteen shops bid you hello as you proceed to roam. “The time has come,” Ms. Kelly said, “To talk of many things: Of skeins of wool and … Read More

Lila & Claudines 2016

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I love stories.  Our lives are all about stories.  They teach us lessons, bring a smile to our face or give us something to think for days. This year the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop is inspired by literature.  There are so many wonderful stories to listen to and read.  I adore audiobooks, they allow me to continue to knit or … Read More

We Knit HERE, We Knit THERE, We Knit EVERYWHERE

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Amazing Threads LOVES the fun and buzz of each year’s Annual Shop Hop. We started this event with 5 other shops more than decade ago and raised more than $10,000 that first year for the Komen Foundation. Each year the number of shops has expanded and so has the fun and the generosity of our customers. Last year’s donations topped … Read More

The Yarnery: A Busy Shop on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue

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We’re excited to welcome you to The Yarnery for another great shop hop! We knew immediately that when literature was chosen as this year’s theme, Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird would be our shop’s inspiration. The book’s iconic original cover will serve as a backdrop for the shop’s decor, featured yarn, and patterns. It’s been a busy … Read More

Twisted Loop 2016

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When the topic of literature was chosen for the 2016 Minnesota Shop Hop, I was thrilled. Not only because the Twisted Loop is located inside the Prior Lake Library but because I love literature, particularly children’s iterature. In a former life I was a Book Specialist at a children’s book store and loved picking out the perfect book for kids, … Read More

3 Kittens Needle Arts: Your Time, Your Place

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It’s hard to believe that the Shop Hop is almost here again. We at 3 Kittens Needle Arts are gearing up to make this Shop Hop the best yet. We are planning our theme, lining up our hand-dyer, and starting to think about pattern ideas for all of you hoppers! At 3 Kittens Needle Arts we see the inner artist … Read More

Don’t Panic! … at Crafty Planet

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With a name like “Crafty Planet” you had to figure we’d do something out of this world, right? We still remember the first time we read Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — the combination of comedy, sci-fi, and general British-ness left a lasting impression that remains in our abiding love for not just Douglas Adams but Terry Pratchett, Tom Holt, Doctor … Read More

All About Yarn 2016

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“All About Yarn” just celebrated 10 years as a business…oh my how time does fly! The shop is located just off the Hwy 10 and Foley Blvd exit…most of you pass it on your way north to visit one of the lakes in this land of 10,000 lakes. www.allaboutyarn.biz My name is Roxanne and I am the owner of this … Read More