Local yarn store day

April 17, 2021


A day to celebrate the brick and mortar yarn shop.

What is LYS Day?

Local Yarn Store Day (LYS Day) is a TNNA program designed to drive traffic to local yarn stores. LYS Day has brought thousands of ‘yarnies’ from across the US and Canada to go to their local shops to see the exclusive, unique products created specifically for LYS Day. Think of it as an international Yarn Crawl!

When is it?

Save the date! This year, Local Yarn Store Day is:
April 17, 2021

Tips & tricks

TNNA knows that our member LYSes are being impacted around the world by COVID-19. 

Click through to this page for some tips and tricks on how to make this year’s LYS Day a success while staying safe and healthy.

Tips For a Successful Virtual LYS Day


A little more about LYS Day

An International Yarn Crawl to Celebrate and Support Local Yarn Shops

Think of it as an international yarn crawl, but you only need to visit one store! Of course, you can certainly visit more shops if you want. If you’re fortunate to live near multiple participating shops, they’d all love to see you!

Contrary to popular belief, the majority of yarn is purchased through local brick and mortar shops, not online. This day was created by a committee of shop owners and yarn manufacturers to show you the benefits of the partnership between your Local Yarn Stores and their Vendor Partners.

Participating shops will have a variety of unique items created by some of our favorite vendors specifically for Local Yarn Store Day! You may see special yarns, special patterns, or any number of other unique items. Most shops have made this a special day to celebrate you, as it is your support that keeps local yarn stores open and thriving!

support your lys

Show love and support for your local shop, the backbone of the industry.

unique/limited items

Limited and exclusive items are made just for this event.

sales and events

Many stores offer sales and events for the day.

Best day of the year

Many stores say it's their best sales day of the year.


What members are saying about LYS Day

needle & skein

Sue & Linda, 
The Yarn Bar

My Anzula


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