How does the LYS Tour work?
How To Tour
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.
Don't need the whole passport? Download the stamp page
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 Raverly.com 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.
Helpful Tips for Touring:
You'll need a Tour passport (or just the stamp page), a trustworthy map/GPS, 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.
Be sure to put your name and contact information in your passport just in case you accidentally leave it at a shop! This happens more than you know...
Visit any participating shops you wish, in any order you wish. Plan the route that best works for you (and your group). Transportation tools are linked at the bottom of this page.
The prizes for 2024 will be announced at a future date! So be sure to stay tuned!
Contact your fiber-loving friends, mark your maps, arrange your carpools, and plan your Tour. We look forward to seeing you.
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.
NOTE: 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!
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 you eye. This is helpful in planning
6. Be mindful that each shop has its own health and safety guidelines.