Lancaster Yarn Shop Turns 10!

Lancaster Yarn Shop is celebrating 10 years of knitting for fun (seriously)!

Lancaster Yarn Shop opened in October 2008 on Gallery Row in downtown Lancaster.  Within a year, we had moved to Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse, a fun, crafty town. The shop has become a destination for knitters and crocheters and everyone who appreciates fine yarns.  We love great yarn, well-written patterns, and our busy teaching studio.  Thank you for being part of our fiber community!

We’re celebrating our tenth anniversary all month long!  Every day in October, one lucky shopper will receive a FREE LYS limited edition, 10th anniversary tote bag!  On October 20, we’re having a PARTY from 1:00 – 4:00 PM!  Stop by for a piece of cake and enter to win an outstanding prize: a stash of incredible yarn!


Lancaster Yarn Shop has been active in the local arts and crafts community from the beginning, featuring regular events such as Thursday Knit Nights, First Friday, World Wide Knit in Public Day, and an expansive schedule of Classes and Free Workshops.  We have introduced the Lancaster Knitter’s Retreat, bringing teachers like Franklin Habit, Melissa Leapman, and Lorilee Beltman here to teach.  Local artist Christa Whissler taught us how to do hyperbolic crochet.  Our work was included in the Coral Reef Project at the Smithsonian Institute, and we chartered a bus to Washington DC to see the exhibit.  We developed our house brand Kettle Dyed Yarns, which includes Kettle Dyed Sock and LUMEN.  Check out the Ravelry pages for these yarns to see the amazing projects posted by our customers!


We will continue our tradition of being knitting ambassadors by offering interesting and exciting events,  Classes and Free Workshops.  On Saturday, November 3, the always popular Ann Weaver will be teaching two Classes:  ZIP it up! Installing Zippers in Knits and Braid-O-Rama! Latvian Braid Variations. And on November 10, the 10,000 New Knitters Project comes to LYS!  We will have FREE beginner knitting workshops all day long.  Our traditional First Time Sweater Knitting Class starts in January, Winter Yarn Camp is in March, and the Lancaster Knitter’s Retreat 2019 takes place in April.  Next year will also see new colors from Kettle Dyed Yarns, exciting new yarns from a variety of mills, Trunk Shows from local and regional artists, and a host of new, special events!

A good yarn shop creates and encourages a community of knitters and crocheters (and others!) who are passionate about yarn.  We feel very lucky to be part of such a community. Come see us soon!

Written by: Wendy Ellis, Owner of Lancaster Yarn Shop

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