I-91 Shop Hop Yarn Crawl 2021

by Isabella


Posted on August 9, 2021


Did you catch the vlog series I’ve been doing over on my YouTube channel? Local to me (in the Connecticut area) there is a yearly yarn shop event that takes place each summer called the I-91 Shop Hop.

There are 9 yarn shops along interstate 91 and each year they host a “shop hop” event with collaboration between all the stores. Grab a “passport,” collect stamps, win prizes, touch (and buy?!) all the yarn! You can follow the trail from New Haven, CT all the way to Putney, VT (about 3 hours one way)- and you don’t have to do it all in one day. This year the shops extended the timeline so instead of hosting it over a long weekend, it is running from August 10-21 (2021). 11 days to visit them all and enjoy the yarns each has to offer!

Aren’t local? Don’t worry! I’m taking you along the trail with me! A couple podcasters were asked to go ahead of the trail and do some tours/interviews with each shop. I’ve got 9 individual vlogs taking you into each shop, introducing you to the owners/staff, showing you all the pretty yarns, and even offering some giveaways! And most of the shops have online stores you can check out too! It’s been a rough year for everyone, especially small businesses and especially especially yarn shops that thrived on a community aspect, so I know each of these LYSs would appreciate your support and I always appreciate the views. Come shop hop with me!

1: KNIT NEW HAVEN – New Haven, Connecticut:

Knit New Haven Website. Instagram. Facebook. Chloe’s patterns on Ravelry. I’m wearing: Necklace, my own design, no pattern (want one? comment!) Odyssey Cardigan by Ambassador Crochet.

2: THE YARN BARN – Woodbridge, Connecticut:

The Yarn Barn Website. Instagram. Facebook. I’m wearing: Necklace, my own design, no pattern (want one? comment!) Odyssey Cardigan by Ambassador Crochet

3: VILLAGE WOOL- Glastonbury, Connecticut:

Village Wool website. (no instagram) Facebook. I’m wearing: Beachcomb by Tif Neilan.

4: EWE & YOU FIBER ARTS -Windsor, Connecticut:

Ewe & You Fiber Arts main website. Ewe & You online shop. Instagram. Facebook. I’m wearing: Tegna by Caitlin Hunter.

5: MARJI’S YARNCRAFTS – Granby, Connecticut:

Marji’s Yarncrafts website. Instagram. Facebook. I’m wearing: Tegna by Caitlin Hunter.

6: NORTHAMPTON WOOLS: Northampton, Massachusetts:

Northampton Wools Website. Instagram. Facebook. Northampton Wools Book (affiliate link). I’m wearing: Fandeco Tee by Fiber & Fox (me).

7: WEB’S- America’s Yarn Store – Northampton, Massachusetts:

WEBS website. Instagram. Facebook. I’m wearing: Fandeco Tee by Fiber & Fox (me).

8: HANDKNITS- Brattleboro, Vermont:

HandKnits website. Instagram. Facebook. I’m wearing: Fandeco Vest by Fiber & Fox (me).

9: GREEN MOUNTAIN SPINNERY- Putney, Vermont:

Green Mountain Spinnery website. Instagram. Facebook. 99 Yarns and Counting Book (affiliate link). Green Mountain Spinnery Knitting Book (affiliate link). Green Mountain Spinnery on Ravelry. Kate’s patterns on Ravelry. I’m wearing: Fandeco Vest by Fiber & Fox (me).

For more information on the I-91 Shop Hop, you can follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

Or want more yarn store vlogs from me? First, let me know on the video comments if you like this type of content, and then check out my vlog playlist for all the shops I’ve visited so far!

Thanks for coming along- happy Shop Hopping!

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