Founded in 2006 by a few shop owners who wanted to create a fun event to celebrate the vibrant local yarn scene, the first Puget Sound LYS Tour included 12 shops. With our region well known for quality yarn shops, the Tour quickly grew in size. In addition to being the first of its kind, we believe we are also the largest Yarn Store Tour in the Nation.
In 2006, the Tour began as a three-day weekend. Then it expanded to four days. For the next 6 years, it spanned five days with 25 shops. The 15th Anniversary Tour in 2020 was cancelled because of COVID-19, but we celebrated the Anniversary one year later with 20 shops, spanning 10 days! This year we will be returning to our more conventional, five day schedule.
Each year, the shops gather and work together to plan a fabulous Tour with prizes, free patterns, and discounts.
Our goal is to help our customers learn, grow, and become successful in the art and craft we all love. That’s the principle that’s been driving the LYS Tour all these years. That, and we all like to party.
Please join us May 11th - 15th 2022!