News from Loopy Yarns
312-583-YARN (9276)
47 West Polk Street, Chicago
Loopy Yarns was named Best Yarn Store in Chicago by Chicago Magazine!

KALs (Knit-A-Longs)
What is a KAL?
  • It's a time to gather with others who are interested in making the same or similar project.
  • KALs will be either project or genre specific.
  • New KALs will be added regularly. Feel free to email, call, or drop by with any KAL suggestions.
  • KALs are not a class, however, each session will be hosted by a knowledgable staff member or guest.
  • It is not necessary to attend every session; just pick and choose which ones work best for you.

KAL/CAL Offerings
Building Blocks Reversible Baby Blanket - Friday
evenings 6:30-8:30 pm February 7, 21, 28, March 7, 14,
21, 28. Knit this timeless heirloom pattern of  building
blocks using knits and purls to create the illusion of
stacks of blocks. Hosted by Krista.

                               Cinnie Cardigan - Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30 February 13, 20, 
                               27, March 6, 13, 20, 27. Make this cute, lacey cardigan that is a
                               perfect seasonal transitional garment. Designed by Chicago's
                               Bonne Marie Burns (aka Chic Knits). Hosted by Vicki.
               
                               Knit Socks - Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30 February 11, 18, 25,
                               March 4, 11, 18, 25.  Must have sock experience. Bring your
                               favorite sock pattern and share the love!

Lace Wraps & Scarves by Knitting Buzz Designs - Friday evenings
6:30-8:30 pm February 7, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28. You've seen the
beautiful wraps and scarves Krista always wears - they are her
designs! Knit any of her lace designs during this KAL. Hosted by
Krista.

How does a KAL work?
There is no prior sign up, all you need is a KAL Punch Card to attend any session. One (1) session = one (1) punch. Punch cards are available in 2 increments:
  • 6 Session Punch Card is available for $30
  • 15 Session Punch Card is available for $60

KAL RED TAPE
Punch Cards do not expire. You must have a Punch Card to participate. Refunds will not be given on any unused sessions/punches. Lost Punch Cards will not be re-issued. Hosts may change.

Take a Knit (or Crochet) at the Yarn Bar!
Back by popular demand, we've reopened the Loopy Yarn Bar! We have our 6 newest yarns waiting for you to test-knit or crochet, providing a great chance to try out these fabulous yarns before you buy. Some of the yarns include Borealis, Brio, Elements from Berroco and 220 Sport Superwash and Sierra from Cascade. The Yarn Bar will only be avalible for a limited time, so come and swatch at your earliest convenience.

Knit 1, Knit Another
Get 20% off your next yarn purchase your latest
project (knit or crochet). How does it work? Bring in
the completed project (before gifted), with the Loopy
ball band or Loopy receipt to receive 20% off your
yarn purchase that day.  Its as easy as that..you can
always save at Loopy Yarns.

Knit Rx is perfect for all our sweater knitters, to gather, to get help & guidance and support you through your sweater project.  Knit Rx meets every Monday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Just come to work on your project and feel free to bring any questions or slip ups that you just can’t quite figure out. This is a FREE service of Loopy Yarns.

Special at Loopy Yarns: Master's Clubs:
Crochet Master's Club meets the first and third Friday of every month and also uses afghan squares to hone your skills. The afghan is called Chain Reaction from  Interweave Crochet. The annual membership fee is $50 which includes up to 24 classes. You can join any time.

Speed Up Your Sock Knitting
Exciting new service at Loopy Yarns: Sock Tubes! Drop off a skein of sock yarn and, three days later, it will be ready to pick up in a form we lovingly refer to as a Sock Tube. A sock tube constitutes the most time consuming step of sock knitting - namely the leg and foot. We transition the yarn to a tube, you add a heel, toe and cuff and YOU'VE GOT A SOCK! There is a nominal fee for this process ($10 if sock yarn is purchased at Loopy; $20 for all other sock yarn).

Gift certificates are always available for purchase in any denomination. They can be purchased over the phone and either mailed to the purchaser or recipient. A store credit can also be created from the purchase of the gift certificate.

Classes
A variety of new classes have been added to the schedule. We keep adding to it, so check frequently!

We carry a blocking board from the Ohio Table Pad Company. It is fantastic for blocking your knitting projects. The size is 33" by 51" but it folds up with a carrying handle to 33" x 25.5". Come check it out!

Have a Knitting Party!
We have created parties and classes upon request! We can work with you and your friends to create a class (or series of classes) or party to meet your needs. This could range from beginning knitting classes for a group of your friends to a project class for a knitting club. Maybe you all want to knit the same sweater or to learn to knit socks together. We can help!