In-person: August 13 - 15 and August 17 - 22, 2021, 10 AM - 5 PM PST all days Please note: we will be CLOSED to visitors on Monday, August 16.
Virtual visitors: The online shop is available 24 / 7 for your Tour purchases and entries into the Grand Prize drawing from 12:01 AM PST on August 13 all the way through 11:59 PM PST on August 22. (Please note: due to the volume of in-store traffic and online orders, shipping may be delayed by several days. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!)
(Drawing form will not open until 12:01 AM PST on Friday, August 13.)
Our 2021 Tour Patterns
Photos courtesy of Meredith Hainsworth (The Old Bridge Cowl) and Gale Zucker (Utsalady Point)
August 13: YAY! It's Tour Day! We are thrilled to present our 2021 Tour patterns to you: The Old Bridge Cowl by Meredith Hainsworth and Utsalady Point by Karen Whooley. These patterns are free when you visit our shop in person from now through August 22, or when you make a purchase through our online store. Our featured yarns are Imperial Yarn Denali for The Old Bridge Cowl and Noro Sonata for Utsalady Point. These yarns will be available with a 10% discount during the Tour dates, both in-shop and online!
For the crochet pattern, please visit Karen Whooley's Utsalady Point page by clicking here. Select the digital option, then add it to your cart. When you go to check out, enter your code and receive the pattern for free. Your receipt will arrive by email with directions on how to download the pattern. If you have any questions, please reach out to Karen by using the contact form on her website - thank you!
Health and safety guidelines during Tour
The following health and safety measures are in effect at the shop during the 2021 LYS Tour to protect our community, our shop employees/volunteers, and our shop family members who cannot yet be vaccinated. We thank you in advance for your cooperation, patience, and understanding.
On the Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of the Tour, our stations for patterns, passport stamps, and daily drawings will be located outside on the lawn and front porch. On the Tuesday - Thursday of the Tour (August 17, 18, and 19), these stations will be located inside the shop.
Regardless of vaccination status, anyone entering the shop must wear a mask over their nose and mouth and wash their hands with soap and water in the shop restroom prior to entering the sales area. Please note that, effective August 12, anyone age 5 and older must wear a mask while in indoor public spaces - including restaurants and retail establishments; this is per directive from the Snohomish County Health District.
If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with one before you enter the shop.
If you do not wish to wear a mask, you may purchase items through our online shop and have us hold them for porch pickup; alternately, you can call or email us with your order, and we can take payment over the phone and prepare your order for pickup. We regret that we will not have sufficient staffing to meet you on the porch for sales assistance during the Tour.
We will be allowing a maximum of 6 customers inside the shop at any given time. At peak times, this may mean that there will be a brief wait before you are able to enter the shop. Please take advantage of our lovely garden area and front porch (some people use the Tour as an excuse to do photoshoots in the garden with their finished projects), grab a bottle of water from our refreshments area, and peruse our list of local restaurants in case you're ready to consider a meal!
Please observe physical distancing guidelines (6 feet / 2 meters) between your group and other customers.
Parking / detailed directions
Stilly River Yarns is located on the corner of 271st St. NW and 99th Ave NW in downtown Stanwood; the little olive green 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!
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. Please note that two of the spots in the east parking lot are reserved for our neighbors in the apartment behind the shop!
Detailed directions: If you’re coming into Stanwood 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/Thrift Store 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 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/Thrift Shop 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 available on the front lawn as well. Other stuff: