PASSPORTA 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. 1-Oct. 24. During the dates of the hop (Oct. 25-28), 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!)
STAMPSEach 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.) Passports will not be stamped outside the official hop dates.
PRIZESIf you have stamps from 9 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 11 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 $600. If you visit all 11 shops and don't win the grand prize, your name will go into the drawings for the other prizes.
ENTERING THE DRAWINGEach passport booklet includes a postage-paid postcard. You will receive your stamps on one side of the postcard, and put your name and address on the other side. To enter the drawing, simply drop the postcard in the mail within five days of the end of the hop (no later than Friday, November 2nd) 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.
HOURSAll 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.
GIVEAWAY PROJECTEach 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, and were designed by Kennita Tully of Wildflower yarns and knitwear.