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Customers and shop staff noticed a difference on this year's LYS Tour. The overall vibe felt very relaxed. Customers mingled, studied samples, and admired displays. Everyone connected more - seemingly in less of a hurry than previous years. It was chill and comfortable and a great time bonding over yarn!

The 2023 Tour welcomed two new shops and had 18 returning shops. It ran over five days, with extended hours (10-8 W/Th/F, 10-6 Sa/Su). We continued our efforts to minimize waste by printing fewer passports. Shops mostly handed out pattern download codes, and one shop tried out digital daily drawing slips! In addition to patterns, shops gave out stickers that could be adhered to a sporty LYST water flask. The new style of bag was a huge hit as well - graced with the design by our art contest winner, Amelia Hillier.

Whether you visited all 20 shops or just a few, we are grateful for your excitement and participation in this year's LYS Tour. THANK YOU for making the LYS Tour one of the largest and longest running in the nation.

View the Official 2023 Passport

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2023 Participating Shops:

Acorn Street

All Wound Up Yarn Shop

Apple Yarns
B Town Yarn

Bazaar Girls

Fidalgo Artisan Yarn & Clothing

Great Yarns​

Heart 2 Heart Knitting & Fiber Arts

Needles & Hooks

Northwest Yarns

Quintessential Knits

Sea Bre's Yarns

Seattle Yarn

Stilly River Yarns

Stranded by the Sea

The Fiber Gallery

The New Knittery

The Nifty Knitter

Tolt Yarn and Wool


We are grateful for our 2023 Sponsors:

Knitting Fever Inc.


Anzula Luxury Fibers


Hazel Knits

Henry's Attic, Inc.


Trendsetter Yarn Group

Fiber Fusion Northwest

Blue Sky Fibers

Fidalgo Artisan Yarn & Clothing

Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

We are exceedingly thankful for the donations for the DAILY DRAWING PRIZE BAGS from the following individuals and businesses:

Acorn Street Shop | Akerworks Inc B Town Yarn | Berroco Yarn Blue Sky Fibers | Bryson Distributing Churchmouse Yarns & Teas | Cocoknits Della Q/Jimmy Beans | Great Yarns! Fidalgo Artisan Yarn & Clothing | Hazel Knits Heart2Heart | Kelbourne Woolens KnitPicks | Knitting Fever & Euro Yarns Kraemer Yarns | Northwest Yarns & Mercantile Simply Shetland LLC | Sirdar/DMC/Rowan Skacel | Stranded by the Sea The Knitting Zone | The New Knittery Tin Can Knits | Trendsetter Yarn Group Universal Yarn | WildFibers

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2023 grand prize drawing winners:

$100 Gift Certificate Winners (12 or more passport stamps)

Patty D.

Sue P.

Kathleen S-L.

Sonya E.

Anita M.

$500 Gift Certificate Winners (20 passport stamps)

Selena L.

Sasha D.

Debra C.

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