Coffee & Stitches with AndySunflower Café
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Coffee & Stitches with AndySunflower Café

One of our fabulous customers, Andrea Robinson, will be joining us in our shop with her new mobile coffee cart! Andrea recently created AndySunflower Café to connect and meet with as many coffee lovers in the Chicagoland area as possible. Any means to serve coffee and have great conversations is what matters most to her, and we can’t think of a better time or place to get everyone together than for the Chicago Yarn Crawl! Bring your project, buy yourself a cup o’ joe, and let’s start off the second weekend of the crawl just chilling with each other and some amazing coffee. Complimentary pastries will be served.

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Paper Daisy Creations Meet ‘n Greet & Trunk Show
Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

Paper Daisy Creations Meet ‘n Greet & Trunk Show

Lisa K. Ross is the creative force behind Paper Daisy Creations. Though she didn’t pick up knitting until adulthood, it quickly went from a hobby to a lifestyle. Her designs for adults and kids alike are timeless, yet bold and colorful. She might be known best for her incredibly unique and fun sock patterns. This mom of four boys from Bloomington, IN, is just fun to be around, so please take this opportunity to come out and meet here while she is in town! She will have many samples with her as well as discounts on her patterns, so don’t miss it!

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Lorna's Laces & Mrs Crosby at Three Bags Full Knitting Studio
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Lorna's Laces & Mrs Crosby at Three Bags Full Knitting Studio

Amanda Jarvis, owner of Lorna's Laces & Mrs Crosby yarns will be at Three Bags Full on Wednesday evening, July 31st from 7-9 p.m. She will bring a selection of her hand-dyed yarns for a Pop-Up Shop that evening. Amanda will also do a hand-dying demonstration. Take advantage of Amanda's color expertise to help you choose colors for your next project! All are welcome and there is no charge for the event. Call ahead or e-mail to let us know you're coming.

Phone: 847-291-9933 or E-mail: knittingstudio@aol.com

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Windy City LYS Trolley Tour
Jul
31
2:30 PM14:30

Windy City LYS Trolley Tour

Park your car, and let us do the rest! Take the Windy City LYS Trolley Tour and visit four of the Chicago shops participating in the Chicago Yarn Crawl. Join shops Nina Chicago, Firefly Fibers Arts Studio, Sister-Arts Studio and Knit 1 for a fun, yarn-filled tour around to each shop!

This 4-hour tour starts at Nina Chicago, where you’ll be able to pick up your custom Windy City tote bag. Shop for 45 mins and enjoy local treats and beverages. Then board the trolley to continue the tour to the next LYS. En route, knit, relax, and enjoy the tour as we guide you to each shop, sharing their unique characteristics they bring to the Chicago fiber community!

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Meet Diana Wiley founder of Handspun Hope at String Theory
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Meet Diana Wiley founder of Handspun Hope at String Theory

Join String Theory for their meet and greet with Diana Wiley, founder of Handspun Hope!

We tell you all the time that your purchase here makes a world of difference. Join us to hear an incredible example of this from Diana Wiley, founder of Handpsun Hope. Diana will tell you about the women in Rwanda who have survived genocide and are rebuilding their lives with the help of her organization. Learn about their lives and the very special yarn they make.

This event is Free

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Meet Dyer Stephanie from Asylum Fibers at Firefly!
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Meet Dyer Stephanie from Asylum Fibers at Firefly!

We are so excited to be hosting a fun meet and greet with indie dyer Stephanie from Asylum Fibers! Coming from Queens, NY, Stephanie’s bright and saturated colors brings vibrancy to any project you make! Working on a project with Asylum Fibers right now? Bring it in for a fun makers night! Show off your finished objects with Asylum Fibers to inspire fellow makers! We’ll be sitting and making from 6pm - 8pm, come join us and get to know the dyer behind the yarn!!

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Class - Seaming Techniques with Julie Hoover
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Class - Seaming Techniques with Julie Hoover

We are so excited to welcome prolific knitwear designer Julie Hoover to Knit 1 for the Chicago Yarn Crawl!

Possibly the most intimidating part of any pattern, the focus of this class is to cover best practices Julie uses for blocking projects and seaming garments—two essential topics that will help you raise the bar on your finishing skills.

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Adelaide Fiber Company Trunk Show!
Jul
28
to Aug 4

Adelaide Fiber Company Trunk Show!

Meet Janice Dlouhy of Adelaide Fiber Company. She will be here with us on Sunday, July 28th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stop by and pick out your favorite colorway and chat with her. Not able to make it on Sunday? No Problem! The Adelaide Fiber Company trunk show will be with us for the duration of the Chicago Yarn Crawl!

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Class - Fabric Shaping Techniques with Julie Hoover
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Class - Fabric Shaping Techniques with Julie Hoover

We are so excited to welcome prolific knitwear designer Julie Hoover to Knit 1 for the Chicago Yarn Crawl!

This class will focus on common (and some not-so-common) shaping methods using increases, decreases and short rows. Hands-on practice will give you a better appreciation for how fabric can be shaped and how to modify your knitting project accordingly.

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Class - Tubular Cast On and Bind Off with Julie Hoover
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Class - Tubular Cast On and Bind Off with Julie Hoover

We are so excited to welcome prolific knitwear designer Julie Hoover to Knit 1 for the Chicago Yarn Crawl!

One of the most beautiful beginnings or endings to a ribbed edge, Julie will not only teach you how to cast on and bind off like a pro using the tubular method, but also how to adapt it to patterns written using alternative methods.

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Meet the Artist Kick Off Party at Idea Studio!
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Artist Kick Off Party at Idea Studio!

  • Idea Studio 515 S. LaGrange Road LaGrange, IL 60525 (map)
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Idea Studio is lucky to be the first one to have Cathi Nuelle from Stone Barn Fibers/Gypsy Girl Creations come speak about her creative process! She will bring a fabulous trunk show of pieces that are made up in her hand dyed, long color changing yarns. We can't wait to show off our original designs done in her yarns as well, so there will be a lot to see. Each person will get a "Goody Bag" with a 50 gram ball of her hand dyed superwash merino to work on while she is here, along with a lot of other fun things thrown in. Drawings will be held for some great project bags, and of course, plenty of snacks and drinks will be provided. Pick up your passports and bags to get the edge on the next day's scramble!

Cost for the event is $20

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Dierful Yarn Trunk show and Crawl Kick-off Party at Elgin Knit Works
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Dierful Yarn Trunk show and Crawl Kick-off Party at Elgin Knit Works

Join us to kick off Shark week (and yarn crawl) with a trunk show by Dierful Yarns! Meet April from Dierful yarns and check out her amazing hand-dyed yarns. April has created two fantastic color ways for our crawl pattern. You can get your pattern, yarn, passport and check out the rest of Dyerful yarns. There will be refreshments and door prizes as well.

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Yarn Crawl Kick Off Party at Nina Chicago!
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Yarn Crawl Kick Off Party at Nina Chicago!

Kick off the 10th Anniversary Chicago Yarn Crawl with us at Nina Chicago in our new shop! This will be our first special event in our space after our grand reopening. Drinks and food will be served and you will be able to pick up your passports, tote bags, and pins. All other Crawl perks apply, including 10% off yarn and a chance to enter our shop raffle. To top it all off, we will be having a special one-of-a-kind preview and sale of items we brought back from TNNA this year!

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Asylum Fibers and Ovis et Cetera Trunk Shows at Firefly!
Jul
26
to Aug 4

Asylum Fibers and Ovis et Cetera Trunk Shows at Firefly!

  • Firefly FIber Arts Studio (map)
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Firefly Fiber Arts Studio will be hosting two trunk shows during the Chicago Yarn Crawl with Asylum Fibers and Ovis et Cetera.

From Queens, NY, Asylum Fibers is made with colorful, fun, and bold color ways. You’ll fall in love with these exciting skeins!

All the way from Germany, Ovis et Cetera sources all their wool from local European farms. Her natural and jewel toned yarn is perfect for color work knits and textural patterns.

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Yarn Crawl Kick Off Party at Firefly!
Jul
26
4:00 PM16:00

Yarn Crawl Kick Off Party at Firefly!

Join Firefly Fiber Arts Studio as we kick off the 10th Anniversary of the Chicago Yarn Crawl! Pick up your reserved tote, pin, and passport and get the Yarn Crawl perks one night early! Put your name in for our in store raffle, see our trunk shows early, and enjoy 10% off yarn purchases! We’ll be hosting our regular Makers Night with light fare and drinks on us, so bring a project and let’s celebrate!

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