Maine Yarn Cruise
May 24 - September 2, 2019

Shop Updates & Events

June Prize
Jun
1
to Jun 30

June Prize

The Cashmere Goat, Camden

Stop by The Cashmere Goat and get your passport stamped and enter our June Raffle! June’s prize includes two skeins of Ella Rae Sun Kissed Speckled Pure Cotton yarn and a pattern to go with it!

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June Prize
Jun
1
to Jun 30

June Prize

Rosemary’s Gifts & Yarn Shop, Windham

Stop by Rosemary’s and get your passport stamped and enter our June Raffle! June’s prize should please both the knitter and crocheter. The prize includes Rosemary’s “Mittens for the Family” pattern, 1 skein of Malabrigo Worsted yarn for a pair of mittens, a set of Double Point needles to knit the mittens, Rosemary’s “Crochet Angel” pattern, Senso Crochet Thread to make Angels and a ChiaoGoo Crochet Hook. Finally you’ll get a square Yarn Bowl to hold the yarn or crochet thread!!

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June Prize
Jun
1
to Jun 30

June Prize

Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, Freeport

Stop by Mother of Purl and get your passport stamped and enter our June Raffle! June’s prize features 1 full skein and 1 half skein of Mother of Purl’s in-house dyed yarn called Blue Moon, 1 skein of JaggerSpun Sock yarn along with the Protest is Patriotic Shawl pattern. Make it up just in time for the 4th of July!

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June Prize
Jun
1
to Jun 30

June Prize

The Yarn Sellar, York

You’ll enjoy two skeins of colorful yarn if you win The Yarn Sellar’s June prize. One skein of Noro’s Kureyon Air and Louisa Harding’s Amitola Grande could be yours. Stop by and join the Cruise or get your passport stamped and enter to win this June prize.

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Early Summer Knit-a-Long
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Early Summer Knit-a-Long

Rosemary’s Gift & Yarn Shop, Windham

Join us at Rosemary’s every Sunday in June – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 3:00-5:00pm – as we work on The Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry. The Shift uses 200 yards each of three colors of fingering or sport weight yarn. Get your yarn and pattern here at the shop and join us on Sundays in June from 3:00-5:00 pm. You can sign up by calling today! We'll have a Ravelry group set up to share info, progress, and pictures. For more information, call us at the shop at 207-894-5770, or email us at:  gifts@maine-crafts.com.

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Early Summer Knit-a-Long
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Early Summer Knit-a-Long

Rosemary’s Gift & Yarn Shop, Windham

Join us at Rosemary’s every Sunday in June – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 3:00-5:00pm – as we work on The Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry. The Shift uses 200 yards each of three colors of fingering or sport weight yarn. Get your yarn and pattern here at the shop and join us on Sundays in June from 3:00-5:00 pm. You can sign up by calling today! We'll have a Ravelry group set up to share info, progress, and pictures. For more information, call us at the shop at 207-894-5770, or email us at:  gifts@maine-crafts.com.

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Lace Shawl Class
Jul
13
to Jul 27

Lace Shawl Class

Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, Freeport

Lace Shawl Confidence: Knitting the Arboe Shawl class was designed for the knitter who is new to lace or who wants to gain confidence in knitting a shawl. Erin Clayton of Erineen Designs, who’s Philomena Shawl is the Maine Yarn Cruise’s Mystery Knit-a-Long, will give you the confidence you need to master simple lace and shawl construction. For more details on this class, please click here.

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Craft & Raft 2019
Jul
14
to Jul 16

Craft & Raft 2019

Happyknits, Skowhegan
Essentially Felt & Fine Yarn, Glenburn

Happyknits, Essentially Felt Studio & Fine Yarn and CrabApple Whitewater have joined forces to bring you this very unique knitting, crocheting and white water rafting experience. Included: two nights lodging, one day of river rafting fun on the Kennebec, meals and, of course, lots of knitting and crocheting. Cost varies from $230 to $420 depending on single or double occupancy. Click here for details.

Grab your paddles (oops! we mean needles) and join the fun! Knitting kits will be available for purchase in Maine woods and water themes. Limited availability, please reserve by June 30, 2019. Call 1-800-553-RAFT (7238) to reserve your spot. For more info, contact Happyknits - (207) 474-7979 or Essentially Felt Studio & Fine Yarn - (207) 942-0365.

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Summer Workshop
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Workshop

Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, Freeport

Join us for the Short Rows, Big Impact: Knitting the Butterfly Cowl Workshop taught by the designer, Marin Melchior of Marinja Knits. This is a 5-hour workshop where you’ll learn the techniques to make this beautiful cowl. For more details, click here.

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Summer Dyeing Workshop
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Dyeing Workshop

Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, Freeport

Join us for the Create a Rainbow Using Natural Dyes Workshop and learn to use natural materials for dyeing yarn with Jackie Ottino Graf, a Maine artisan dyer. Jackie will guide students through the dyeing process using mini skeins of yarn. All materials included. For more details, click here.

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Early Summer Knit-a-Long
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Early Summer Knit-a-Long

Rosemary’s Gift & Yarn Shop, Windham

Join us at Rosemary’s every Sunday in June – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 3:00-5:00pm – as we work on The Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry. The Shift uses 200 yards each of three colors of fingering or sport weight yarn. Get your yarn and pattern here at the shop and join us on Sundays in June from 3:00-5:00 pm. You can sign up by calling today! We'll have a Ravelry group set up to share info, progress, and pictures. For more information, call us at the shop at 207-894-5770, or email us at:  gifts@maine-crafts.com.

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Meet the MKAL Designer
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the MKAL Designer

The Yarn Sellar, York

We have exciting news...Erin Clayton of Erineen Designs the creator of the Philomena Shawl (Mystery Knit-A-Long) for the Maine Yarn Cruise will be at The Yarn Sellar Saturday June 15th. She will have the 2nd clue of the knit along. We hope you can join us at 11am. Bring your knitting and stay a while. When you join the Maine Yarn Cruise (shop hop) you get the pattern free or you're welcome to buy the pattern on Ravelry.  You need 1,200 yards of fingering weight yarn, 800 in one color, 400 in a second color and a US #6 needle. You have time to get started, so come with your work in progress on Saturday June 15th.

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Early Summer Knit-a-Long
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Early Summer Knit-a-Long

Rosemary’s Gift & Yarn Shop, Windham

Join us at Rosemary’s every Sunday in June – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 3:00-5:00pm – as we work on The Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry. The Shift uses 200 yards each of three colors of fingering or sport weight yarn. Get your yarn and pattern here at the shop and join us on Sundays in June from 3:00-5:00 pm. You can sign up by calling today! We'll have a Ravelry group set up to share info, progress, and pictures. For more information, call us at the shop at 207-894-5770, or email us at:  gifts@maine-crafts.com.

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Early Summer Knit-a-Long
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Early Summer Knit-a-Long

Rosemary’s Gift & Yarn Shop, Windham

Join us at Rosemary’s every Sunday in June – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 3:00-5:00pm – as we work on The Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry. The Shift uses 200 yards each of three colors of fingering or sport weight yarn. Get your yarn and pattern here at the shop and join us on Sundays in June from 3:00-5:00 pm. You can sign up by calling today! We'll have a Ravelry group set up to share info, progress, and pictures. For more information, call us at the shop at 207-894-5770, or email us at:  gifts@maine-crafts.com.

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Gambler's Choice
May
24
to May 26

Gambler's Choice

The Cashmere Goat, Camden

Ready, Set, Cruise! Are you a Gambler? To kick-off the Maine Yarn Cruise and the holiday weekend, we’re having a Gambler’s Choice Sale. A select number of yarns will be 25% off on Friday, 35% off on Saturday and 45% off on Sunday. Are you willing to gamble that your favorite yarn that is on sale Friday will still be in the store on Sunday? Select yarns from Berroco, Araucania, Manos del Uruguay, Noro, Rowan, Done Roving, Lana Gatto, Elsbeth Lavold, Shibui, Malabrigo and all Ella Rae.

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Knitting Retreat
Oct
11
to Oct 14

Knitting Retreat

Happyknits, Skowhegan

Join Happyknits at Crab Apple Whitewater in The Forks on Oct. 11-14, 2018 for an amazing long weekend of Fiber, Fun and Foliage! Surround yourself with knitting and fiber enthusiasts, experience and explore our craft alongside friends at this low-key retreat. Enjoy a couple of workshops, learn some new things, sit around the fireplace and knit a lot as you gain inspiration from your fellow knitters. Price includes three nights lodging, all meals, snacks, goody bag, prize drawings and marketplace – $425 per person double occupancy and $525 per person single occupancy.  Call us for more information, 207-474-7979 or check out the Confluence group on Ravelry.

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Drop-In Sock Club
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

Drop-In Sock Club

The Cashmere Goat, Camden

Stop by the Drop-In Sock Club on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm.  Are you stuck on your second sock?  Can't remember how to cast on?  Just want to get together with other knitters in a supportive environment surrounded by beautiful yarn? Please join us for the Drop-In Sock Club, just for sock lovers!  We are so happy to have Tina Casteris join us!  Basic sock knitting skills are a requirement.  Location is 20 Bay View St., Camden.

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Drop-In Sock Club
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Drop-In Sock Club

The Cashmere Goat, Camden

Stop by the Drop-In Sock Club on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm.  Are you stuck on your second sock?  Can't remember how to cast on?  Just want to get together with other knitters in a supportive environment surrounded by beautiful yarn? Please join us for the Drop-In Sock Club, just for sock lovers!  We are so happy to have Tina Casteris join us!  Basic sock knitting skills are a requirement.  Location is 20 Bay View St., Camden.

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Jagger Spun Mill Tour
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Jagger Spun Mill Tour

Jagger Brothers Mill, Springvale

Jagger Spun, a Maine Yarn Cruise sponsor, invites you to come see a worsted spinning mill in action! The Jagger Brothers Mill has been spinning yarn in Springvale, Maine for over 100 years. The tour will show the process of spinning from bales of fiber to Jagger Spun Yarn. Mill end yarns and fiber will be available for purchase at the end of the tour. The tours run on the 3th and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 10 am at 5 Water St., Springvale, Maine.  Reservations are required.  For more information click here or call 800-225-8023 ext. 26. Admission is FREE.

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Drop-In Sock Club
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Drop-In Sock Club

The Cashmere Goat, Camden

Stop by the Drop-In Sock Club on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm.  Are you stuck on your second sock?  Can't remember how to cast on?  Just want to get together with other knitters in a supportive environment surrounded by beautiful yarn? Please join us for the Drop-In Sock Club, just for sock lovers!  We are so happy to have Tina Casteris join us!  Basic sock knitting skills are a requirement.  Location is 20 Bay View St., Camden.

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Top-Down Stranded Yoke Workshop
Aug
18
12:30 PM12:30

Top-Down Stranded Yoke Workshop

Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, Freeport

Join us for a fun day of learning with Jenn Steingass, yoked sweater designer extraordinaire!  Since 2015, Jenn has published 14 gorgeous yoked sweater patterns, including seven in 2017 alone.  Her approachable patterns and timeless designs are inspiring and beautiful, and we are thrilled to host Jenn for this workshop.  In the Top-Down Stranded Yoke Workshop you will learn how to make a two-color stranded yoke by knitting one of Jenn's designs into a sample-sized yoke.  Click here for more information and to register, or call the shop at 207-869-5280.

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Jagger Spun Mill Tour
Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

Jagger Spun Mill Tour

Jagger Brothers Mill, Springvale

Jagger Spun, a Maine Yarn Cruise sponsor, invites you to come see a worsted spinning mill in action! The Jagger Brothers Mill has been spinning yarn in Springvale, Maine for over 100 years. The tour will show the process of spinning from bales of fiber to Jagger Spun Yarn. Mill end yarns and fiber will be available for purchase at the end of the tour. The tours run on the 3th and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 10 am at 5 Water St., Springvale, Maine.  Reservations are required.  For more information click here or call 800-225-8023 ext. 26. Admission is FREE.

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Drop-In Sock Club
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Drop-In Sock Club

The Cashmere Goat, Camden

Stop by the Drop-In Sock Club on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm.  Are you stuck on your second sock?  Can't remember how to cast on?  Just want to get together with other knitters in a supportive environment surrounded by beautiful yarn? Please join us for the Drop-In Sock Club, just for sock lovers!  We are so happy to have Tina Casteris join us!  Basic sock knitting skills are a requirement.  Location is 20 Bay View St., Camden.

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Aug
11
to Aug 15

Woolways: Hurricane Island Fiber Retreat

One Lupine/Maine Yarn & Fiber Supply, Bangor

Have you ever wanted to escape to a beautiful Maine island with just your knitting, a good book, and the sound of the sea to soothe your soul and awaken your creative spirit? If this sounds like your kind of heaven, please join us for our first Woolways Retreat on Hurricane Island, Maine. Guest artists include Kirsten Kapur, NYC based knitwear designer and author of Drop Dead Easy Knits, Jackie Ottino Graf, natural dye artist of @Forage_color, and Jodi Clayton, owner of One Lupine/Maine Yarn & Fiber Supply.  More information on this retreat is available here.

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