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A passport booklet is required to participate in the yarn hop. Passport booklets are available for purchase at any participating shop, and are $5 (includes tax) from Sept. 15-Oct. 20. During the dates of the hop (Oct. 21-26), they are $6. Passport booklet purchases are final and non-refundable. The booklet includes an informational page for each shop and a yarn hop project pattern (more about that below!)


Each shop you visit will stamp your passport. A purchase is not required to have your passport stamped, however, each hop participant must accompany the passport (please do not bring in a passport and have it stamped for your friend who does not come into the shop, for example.) One passport per person, please.


If you have stamps from 8 shops, you will be entered into a drawing for 10 different prize packages with retail values between $100-$125. If you have stamps from all 10 shops, you will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize, a basket of yarn, tools, and accessories with a retail value of at least $500. If you visit all 10 shops and don't win the grand prize, your name will go into the drawings for the other prizes.


Each passport booklet includes a postage-paid envelope. To enter the drawing, simply drop your stamped passport in the mail within five days of the end of the hop (no later than Friday, November 1st) to be entered into the prize drawing. You can also leave the postcard at your last stop, if you like. No purchase is necessary to enter, see a participating shop for details.


All shops will be open during the core hours, and several shops will be open later on Thursday and Friday. See the hours page or your passport booklet for details.


Each shop will give a ball of yarn to each hop participant. You can combine your yarn hop yarns to make a project, the pattern for which is included in your passport! Both a knit and crochet pattern are included.