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!

Becca Smith is returning to Loopy Yarns June 20 & 21
Becca Smith is one of our favorite guest teachers. She is the founder of BagSmith and a lifelong knitter who is always coming up with fun, innovative and creative challenges to entice fans of the needle arts.

We'll have "Big Bumps" out of Merino and Alpaca and Felt Petls (a new rpoduct shown below) in a Trunk Show beginning Friday afternoon, June 20 through June 21.

Big Stitch Stash Buster Assistance: Bring in your stash and, with Becca's help, design a blanket, rug or shawl using your stash and Big Stitch Tools.
Friday night, June 20 between 6 and 8:30  Fee: $10

Big Stitch Tunisian Class: Bring in your chunky yarn from Loopy or
purchase from Becca's Trunk Show to learn 5 different Tunisian stitches
to create this beautiful cowl.
Saturday morning, June 21, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm  Fee: $40

                                        Home Decor & More Workshop: Using Big Stitch Bumps, Apple
                                        Creek Chunky Yarn or Felt Pelts create throws, blankets, [illows and                                         rugs for your home or a beautiful wrap.
                                        Saturday afternoon, June 21 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm  Fee: $40


                Anzula Trunk Show
Tuesday, June 24 between 4 and 7 pm
                       Trunk shows are the best way to see all of their bases
                       and most of their colorways in one place. They will
                       also bring OOAK (one of a kind) skeins


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 13, 20, 27. Knit this timeless
heirloom pattern of  building blocks using knits and
purls to create the illusion of stacks of blocks.
Hosted by Krista.

Lace Wraps & Scarves by Knitting Buzz Designs - Friday evenings
6:30-8:30 pm 13, 20, 27. 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.

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: Crochet Club:
The Crochet Club (formerly called Masters Club) is a time to gather with Taylor and other crocheters on Fridays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Taylor is available for teaching and general help. There is an annual membership fee of $50 that includes up to 24 meetings! You can join any time.

Sunday in the City
Our open knit/crochet time is Sunday afternoons between 12 and 5. Grab your needles and hooks and join us!

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!