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 last decade, the Tour has spanned five full days and has included as many as 25 local shops! We always host the LYS Tour the week following Mother's day in May.
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.