We're reintroducing you to 5 more unique shops, plus talking about safely Celebrating 10 Years of the L.A. County Yarn Crawl.We feel the need to talk a bit about Covid and how we're handling it for the 2022 L.A. Yarn Crawl. The decision to hold the Crawl was not made lightly. We care about the health and safety of all of you, our vendors, and our staff.
We’d like to assure you that each and every shop is adhering to strict Covid protocols mandated by the State of California and Los Angeles County. We've created a list on our website of the Covid protocols each shop is following. Click HERE to see the full list. As circumstances change, shops may update these protocols. We encourage everyone to visit this page before you start your crawl so you know what each shop is doing.
We have a wide variety of shops participating in the crawl and they vary in size and layout. Because of this, some may be limiting the number of customers allowed in the shop during the Crawl. So please be patient if you need to wait outside if a shop is especially busy. We recommend bringing along your project so you’ll have something to do if there is a wait.
It has been a long two years since our last Yarn Crawl. But at this point, all shops are currently open and customers have been telling us they are looking forward to the next event. With the safety protocols in place and the fact that over 76% of adults in LA County are fully vaccinated, the stores as a group feel we can go forward with the LA Yarn Crawl this year. Here are the final five shops you'll be visiting during the 2022 L.A. County Yarn Crawl!
Wildfiber Studio of Santa Monica welcomes you to our inviting, inspiring, and relaxing environment. In our beautiful and well-curated shop, you can find an inspiring selection of yarns, tools, patterns, and books. Find the latest in luxury yarns, natural fibers, artisanal hand dyes as well as reliable favorites. Our classes range from absolute beginner knitter/crocheter to macrame, embroidery, weaving, and more!
The Knitting Tree, L.A. is a community-based yarn store located just minutes from LAX, in the same complex as the awesome woman-owned Three Weaver's Brewery, in the arts district of Inglewood! You'll be warmly greeted as you explore this 1500 square foot center filled with a uniquely SOCAL collection of yarn and accessories! From local BIPOC indie dyers (many of whom were mentored at the store) to national favorites, the owner Annette Corsino believes in educating and supporting makers of all kinds! TKTLA hosts an extensive array of classes in the fiber arts including knitting, crocheting, weaving, embroidery, and spinning, as well as their latest project class -- Knitting an Emotional Support Chicken. Come sit at our table, make new friends, have some good belly laughs and create something new!
L’Atelier on Ventura is located in the middle of Encino on Ventura Blvd at the Plaza Del Oro Mall. We offer unique fibers, high-quality yarns for every price point we carry. We believe if you spend your precious time, the materials should be the best you can afford. Look for free one on one instruction and custom pattern writing for yarn purchased from us and of all a desire to connect with you for all your fiber knitting and crochet needs.
Buku Yarns is a gem of a shop located in La Verne. You will find hand-dyed yarns by multiple local indie-dyers including the shop's namesake line of BUKU Yarns, dyed by the shop owner, Amanda Rios. Buku Yarns offers a wide variety of classes that appeal to beginners and seasoned veterans alike. They also offer many drop-in options for knitters and crocheters to get help on any project that suits your fancy.
Located in the heart of the Historic Pasadena Playhouse district, Wollhaus was started when Ulli & Kathi had a vision to build a community around creativity and thoughtfully selected yarns, tools, and workshops. We are honored to carry Brooklyn Tweed, Woolfolk, Blue Sky Fibers, Madelinetosh, Knit Collage, Malabrigo, Juniper Moon, Shibui, CocoKnits, Amirisu, Laine, Addi, and many others. We offer classes, trunk shows, and workshops. Enjoy our creative space and when you are ready, our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the perfect next project. Come and join the fun!
Celebrate 10 Years Maker's Style: By Making Something
The Celebration Continues!
This week we're excited to bring you 2 brand new patterns designed as part of the 10-year celebration, plus reintroduce you to 5 more unique and amazing shops.
You're invited to celebrate 10 years of the Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl like makers do - by making something amazing! We've created special Treasure Hunt patterns to encourage each crawler to make the event their own and create something beautiful.
Treasure Hunt Patterns
You'll find we have both knit and crochet versions of our Treasure Hunt Patterns that are written to use 5 different colors of fingering weight yarn. This way you can show off the variety of yarns you'll discover during the 143 miles of the L.A. County Yarn Crawl's 15 different participating shops and showcase them in this piece.
You can find all the fun details and download the patterns right now on the Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl website! The Treasure Hunt patterns are in addition to the traditional free patterns each shop gives out during the crawl. They are something extra special to celebrate this year's Crawl. Now learn a bit about 5 more shops participating in this year's Yarn Crawl!
Alamitos Bay Yarn CompanySince the last Crawl, Alamitos Bay Yarn Company has been under new ownership: Carla, Michelle & Sandra have taken over this great shop and kept the community thriving! All three ladies have at least 13 years of history as both customers and teachers with the shop. With a beautiful and unique waterfront setting, you'll find a wide range of yarns in all fibers that are the perfect inspiration for your knitting, weaving, and crocheting projects.
Located in Redondo Beach, L'Atelier has been open for an amazing 46 years, making it the longest open participating crawl shop. They specialize in unique yarns, including cashmere, silk, bamboo, alpaca, fine wools, and spectacular blends. Shoppers will be able to explore a realm of knitting that is fresh and exciting. L'Atelier is also unique in that they are the only participating shop with 2 locations - Redondo & Encino. We'll share more about their Encino location in our next email.
Yarnover TruckThe Yarnover Truck is your local yarn boutique on wheels! Southern California's only and the country's first mobile yarn store! Our 107 square feet of space is packed full of our specialty, gorgeous hand-dyed yarns from 10 different talented indie-dyers, including 14 different stunning exclusive colors dyed just for the Truck. We'll be in a different spot each of the four days of the crawl. Here is where you'll find us:
- Thursday 3/24: The Altered Stitch (10-6)
- Friday 3/25: Alamitos Bay Yarn Co. (9-6)
- Saturday 3/26: The Knitting Tree LA (10-6)
- Sunday 3/27: BUKU Yarns (10-6)
Yarnaholics Store & BoutiqueYarnaholic™ Store & Boutique sits on Historic Route 66 in Claremont, where you'll find lifestyle products that complement any fiber enthusiast, including custom colorways from artisan dyer partners. The shop has undergone a name change, formerly Bourgee Boutique, and an ownership change too. The current owner is Gina Carlson, who took over the shop from her mother. This shop is a next-generation shop with over 20 years of serving the Claremont yarn community.
Gather DTLA is located in the heart of the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles, within walking distance of many of downtown's landmarks, including Grand Central Market, the Bradbury Building, Disney Concert Hall, the Broad and MOCA art museums, Angel's Flight, and numerous fantastic restaurants. Our shop is nestled inside of the Last Bookstore's mezzanine level next door to the Spring Arts Collective. All three offer reason enough to visit Gather DTLA and satisfy your yarn, book, and art needs all at once.
Here's the Tote Bag for the 2022 LA Yarn Crawl!
Drum Roll, Please...
Today we are so excited to share with you the winning design from our first-ever bag design contest for the Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl!
And the Winner is
We received a wide variety of inspired and creative entries during the course of the Bag Design Contest. 14 different designs were sent in for consideration! There was a lot of creativity shown and some great and interesting ideas shared with us! Thank you to everyone who sent in a submission!
Our 15 shops deliberated over all the different designs in order to choose one that would best encapsulate the 10th year of the Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl. We're are proud to announce bag design contest winner is Stefanie Le of Elk Grove, California. And her is her design on our 2022 LA Yarn Crawl Commemorative Tote bag!!
Inspired by a family trip to Southern California, Stefanie spent some time knitting while sitting on a park bench in Huntington Beach. She soaked up the sun while knitted for hours. Inspired by that amazing afternoon, her design shows two friends soaking in the sun and enjoying yarn and their time together.
Stefanie's fun design is being printed on a commemorative tote bag. Here are all the specifics about the bag:
- We're using the same bag style we used for the 2020 crawl that was canceled
- It's a zippered tote bag made from 12 oz. heavy cotton canvas
- The size of the bag is 20"W x 15"H x 5" D
- With a large main compartment plus a smaller flat pouch zippered pocket inside
- The handles are 25" long with an 11" drop
- Each bag costs $13.00
It's the perfect bag to use for collecting your yarny treasures as you crawl through Los Angeles County!
Pre Order Your Bag Today
All of the shops will have the Commemorative Tote bags celebrating 10 years available for purchase during the Crawl and many are pre-selling them now. Follow the links below and reach out to your favorite participating shop to ensure you'll get yours! It's also a great way to display the shop buttons you'll be able to collect during the Crawl.
Congratulations again to Stefanie for her fun design and thank you to all who joined in this fun contest! We have more fun things coming in the next few weeks so be sure to stay tuned!