The crawl will take place in "hybrid mode" again this year - visit any of the 31 participating shops in Oregon and Washington by making a trip in person or making an online/phone purchase, get your passport stamp, and get entered in some fantastic prize and gift certificate drawings. We've got an entire section of our online store set up just for Slow Crawl visitors - get your passport there, pick up some shop swag or fun accessories and notions, and grab the yarn for our lovely patterns once the Slow Crawl begins on Friday, May 27.
If you're visiting us in person: just show us your Slow Crawl passport and photo ID, and we'll get you hooked up with your sticker and pattern codes - no purchase necessary.
Online visitors: you'll need to make a purchase in order to receive your sticker and pattern codes; we're posting some great options to fit any budget in our online shop under the LYS Tours and Crawls section. Please let us know you're doing a virtual visit for the Slow Crawl by leaving us a note in the comments section of the order form when you make your purchase.
PLEASE NOTE: Our in-store mask policy is subject to change over the course of the summer. Any changes will be posted to the homepage of our website as well as to social media.
THE PATTERNS: 2022
This year's designs embrace the 2022 Slow Crawl's loose theme of "Celebrate Nature." They're both nods to some of the botanical / gardening aspirations of shop owner Lindsey Spoor. Samples of both patterns are on display in the shop. These patterns are FREE as part of your Slow Crawl visit in person; to receive them as a virtual Slow Crawl participant, please place an order of any size in our online shop, leave a note that you're doing the Slow Crawl in the comments section in the order form, and we'll put the codes in with your order.
The Shingle Plant Shawl, designed by shop owner Lindsey Spoor, was inspired by a visit to a micro-greenhouse's booth at a holiday market. The shingle plant (Monstera dubis) is a tropical vine that creeps along the ground until it finds a vertical surface... then it climbs up and grows its leaves in an alternating, slightly-overlapping configuration. We've used one ball of a solid color of Juniper Moon Cumulus and a ball of Cumulus Rainbow to create a piece that'll let you practice several crochet skills, PLUS end up with a visually stunning piece to complement your garden party outfits.
Lindsey also designed this year's knitting pattern, the Mason Bee Mitts. While perusing a Japanese stitch dictionary, she encountered a motif that reminded her of the little houses that people use to attract and shelter the "super-pollinator" insects called mason bees. These mitts have a basic structure and use twisted ribbing and a unique - but easy! - stitch pattern to create the small mesh insert on the back of each hand. Berroco Vintage DK gives you a great selection of colors with fantastic stitch definition that is also easy-care and easy on your yarn budget!
Come visit us at our brick-and-mortar shop in Stanwood!
9913 271st St. NW Suite A Stanwood, WA 98292 Shop phone: (360) 631-5801 Email: Lindsey@stillyriveryarns.com Text: (515) 833-0689