How does the LYS Tour work?

How To Tour

Mark your calendars for Wed, May 13th – Sun, 17, 2020 and get ready to celebrate the 15th year of the LYS Tour.


Starting in April, snag an LYS Tour passport from our website, or your local shop. Plan your route, then hit the road. Visit any - or ALL - of our 25 participating shops.

At each shop, your passport will be stamped, and you will receive a free knitting pattern, and a free crochet pattern. Yarns featured in the patterns are discounted 10% just for the Tour! Be sure to enter for the daily drawing at every store you visit. Each shop will give away one prize tote AND one $30 gift certificate each day of the tour. That's 10 prizes per shop, for a total of 250 prizes that you could win. We are so thankful for our sponsors and prize bag donors for helping make these amazing gifts possible!

Helpful Tips for Touring:

You'll need a Tour passport, a trustworthy map/GPS, and a car (or a carpool/buspool)!

Be sure to put your name and contact information in your passport just in case you accidentally leave it at a shop! 

Visit any participating shops you wish, in any order you wish. Plan the route that best works for you (and your group).


The Washington Department of Transportation has several tools that might be helpful as you travel: Seattle traffic information/views from traffic camerasTraffic alerts for the Puget Sound Region, and Information on toll roads around the Seattle area.

NOTE: Please be aware that you may need to take a ferry to Port Townsend, Whidbey Island, and/or Bainbridge Island. Get all the information on the Washington State Ferries system here!


Grand Prizes are awarded after the Tour ends. When you've visited the required number of shops, you may turn in your passport for entry into the grand prize drawings. The drawing - live on Facebook - will take place approximately 5-7 days after the Tour (watch for announcements on our social media page). Gift certificates will be awarded, and winners can select which shops they would like to spend their winnings in $50 increments. (For example, the $150 winner could select up 3 different shops for their certificates).

Contact your fiber-loving friends, mark your maps, arrange your carpools, and plan your Tour.  We look forward to seeing you!

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