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How does the LYS Tour work?

Mark your calendars for Wednesday May 15th - Sunday May 19th, 2024 and get ready to celebrate the 18th year of the LYS Tour!

Shops will all keep the minimum hours of:

10am - 8pm PST Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday; and

10am - 6pm PST Saturday & Sunday

Contact individual shops directly to inquire about extended hours.

Featured Patterns - Past Years

Tour Patterns

Every shop has a new knitting and crochet pattern, designed specifically for the Tour. Customers who visit in person will receive download codes for these patterns for FREE.

Patterns can be downloaded from and in some cases also from a secondary website. If you're Touring remotely, you can receive a shop's patterns for free by placing an order of any size from the shop during the Tour dates.

Pattern download codes will expire July 1, 2024, so don't delay in redeeming the patterns.

Tips for Touring

You'll need:

  • a Tour Passport (or just the stamp page)

  • a trustworthy map/GPS/maps app

  • and a car

It's also fun to travel together with a group of friends!


The LYS Tour does not provide transportation for the event.


Pro Tip

Be sure to put your name and contact information in your passport just in case you accidentally leave it at a shop! This is actually a common occurrence.

The Tour is what you make it

Visit any participating shops you wish, in any order you wish. Most shops will have recommendations for local favorite places to grab brunch, lunch or coffee along your route - be sure to ask!

Plan Your Route

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

Ferry Schedules

Please be aware that you may need to take a ferry to visit some of our shops! Get all the information on the Washington State Ferries system here!

Official Rules
& Fine Print

If you want to know all the details about prizes, who is eligible to win and all that jazz - you can download the PDF here.

At each shop:

Here's a checklist for what to do while visiting each shop!

1. Have your passport stamped.

2. Enter the daily drawing (the form may be paper or digital).

3. Pick up your FREE knitting and crochet patterns.

    (Patterns may be offered as a download code)

4. If desired, purchase the featured pattern yarns at 10% off!

5. Admire the unique features of each shop, and take notes about what caught your eye. This is helpful in planning future visits. 

6. Be mindful that each shop has its own health and safety guidelines.

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