Our knitting pattern this year is called Every Last Drop. It's a pair of fingerless mitts worked in Berroco Vintage Sock, and the pattern has three sizes (adult small / medium / large). The stripes are created by "laddering up" with waste yarn the same way you'd use a crochet hook to fix a dropped stitch. There's a full video tutorial linked in the pattern and on our YouTube Channel!
Our crochet pattern is called The Bags-ket, and it's a drawstring project bag that converts into a basket by turning down the sides. It's a perfect second or third project for new crocheters. We designed it with Laines du Nord Ecotone, but you could also use Coastal Cotton Fine held double.
How do I get my free patterns?
We're encouraging visitors to make use of digital patterns to lessen our impact on the environment through printed materials. You will receive a sticker in your passport that will list a unique, single-use pattern code for you to use to obtain each of our patterns through Ravelry. If you do not use or cannot access Ravelry, we'll be happy to print a copy of the pattern on demand; you can also email us with your code and we will make alternate arrangements.
Please note: All pattern codes expire at 11:59 PM Pacific time on Saturday, July 1, 2023.
Health and safety guidelines during Tour
For the 2023 Tour, we strongly encourage visitors to wear masks while inside the shop due to the close quarters and crowds, but we do not require them during the regular Tour hours.
We will host a mask-required shopping hour each day of the Tour from 9-10 AM. All visitors and shop staff will be masked in public areas of the shop during this time.
We encourage visitors to wash their hands prior to entering the main area of the shop. Our shop restroom is well-provisioned with soap and paper towels!
We have masks available at the entry for anyone who would like one (both kids' and adult sizes).
Parking / detailed directions
Stilly River Yarns is located on the corner of 271st St. NW and 99th Ave NW in downtown Stanwood; the little bungalow with the gorgeous garden is us! We're about halfway between the Stanwood Library and the Stanwood-Camano Thrift Store / Food Bank. Come around to the front of the house with the hanging baskets and the big, shady front porch to visit the shop!
Please pardon the messy-looking exterior of the shop - our landlords are having the building painted this spring/summer, and it has taken longer than anticipated for the prep work to get done.
We have excellent parking options at and around the shop. There are two parking lots on the east and west sides of the building, and there is ample street parking just west of the shop. There's a dedicated accessible parking spot with a ramp up to the front door in the west lot that we share with Krista's PetSpaw. The yellow cars on the image below mark possible parking spots; the blue arrow marks the accessible parking spot; the red pin marks the shop itself.
Note: Please respect signage in the shared parking lots denoting spots for apartment tenants and customers of Krista's PetSpaw.
Detailed directions: If you’re coming into Stanwood from the east via I-5/SR 532, you’ll find us by going west on SR 532; turn right at the light at 102nd Ave NW, and then turn right at 271st St. NW/Pearson St (the Stanwood-Camano Food Bank will be on the corner on your left). Go about two blocks, and we’re on the left at the corner of 271st and 99th. If you’re coming in from the north on Pioneer Highway (the back way from Conway/La Conner), go about 5 miles south on Pioneer, and you’ll see a railroad crossing on the right – turn right and cross the railroad tracks, and you’re on Old Pacific Highway. Take Old Pacific Highway south for 1.5 miles – you’ll cross another set of railroad tracks and start to come through town. About 3 blocks through town, you’ll see 271st St. NW/Pearson Street as your cross street (a gravel parking lot will be ahead on the left, and the Stanwood-Camano Food Bank will be ahead on the right). Turn left on 271st/Pearson, and go about two blocks – we’re on the left at the corner of 271st and 99th.
Things you might want to know about: Our shop restroom is ADA-compliant, and we have a diaper changing table available for any tiny yarn tourists who might be along for the ride; there's also free wi-fi available at the shop so that you can check your project queue and stash listings. We'll have bottled water and grab-and-go snacks available on the front lawn as well. Other stuff: