Maine Yarn Cruise
May 26 - September 4, 2017

Shop Updates & Events

Jun
22
to Sep 4

Grand Prize

Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, Freeport

Stop by to get your passport stamped and enter to win our Grand Prize – A Find Your Fade Kit featuring Mother of Purl's very own hand-dyed yarn, Blue Moon Silky Sock.  Prize includes the yarn, pattern and a Mother of Purl tote bag.  Hope to see you soon!

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Jul
1
to Aug 31

The "Goat" Grab Bag

The Cashmere Goat, Camden

We are making room for new yarns coming into the shop.  With a purchase of $15 or more, you will have the opportunity to choose a grab bag gift.  The bag will be marked with the weight only – no peeking allowed.  It will contain 1 skein of yarn possibly a discontinued yarn or color – how fun!!!

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Jul
30
to Sep 4

Grand Prize

The Cashmere Goat, Camden

The Grand Prize for the shop is 1 skein of Done Roving, 2 skeins of Manos Alegria in complimentary colors with the pattern called Color Melt by Kristen Finlay.  Also included is a bottle of Euclan wash, Size 5 needles, shawl pin and a Cashmere Goat project bag.

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Aug
1
to Aug 31

August Prize

The Cashmere Goat, Camden

Congratulations to our June winner Beverly from Old Town Maine.  Our July Winner will be announced on Facebook. Our August prize is a skein of Annie Blatt French Angora Yarn called Absolu with a cowl pattern, shawl pin and a Cashmere Goat project bag!!

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Aug
1
to Aug 31

August Prize

Halcyon Yarn, Bath

Our drawing this month is the sweet Cowl in a Cup! So sit back, relax, and knit this luxurious prize. Includes: One skein Jade Sapphire Cashmere, one mug, Pressure Drop Scarf Pattern (Designed by Sierra Roberts) a 3oz soak wash, a $10.00 Halcyon Yarn Gift Card, and a muslin project bag. See you soon!

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Aug
1
to Aug 31

August Prize

Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, Freeport

For our August prize we are featuring a simple Playing with Color Shawl kit.  The pattern was designed by our very own Deb Lawless and we're highlighting two Berroco yarns in this kit, Nebula in a blue and purple colorway paired with a beautiful blue Ultra Alpaca Fine.  The kit also includes needles and a Mother of Purl project bag.

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Aug
23
10:00pm10:00pm

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 Ends and fiber are available for purchase at the end of the tour. Tours are the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10 am, please reserve spot in advance, or for groups by appointment. Call to make reservations at 800-225-8023. Admission is FREE.

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Aug
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Workshop: Sock Blank Alchemy

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Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, Freeport

In this class you will work with dye on a knitted sock blank as if painting with the dyes.   Once re-knit, your message is secretly contained within the knit garment, but only you will know!  For more information, click here.
Wednesday, August 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

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Aug
12
9:30am 9:30am

Workshop: Watercolor Dyeing with Speckles

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Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, Freeport

In this workshop, you will learn how to apply dyes in and onto areas of the yarn to achieve a soft watercolor effect, then apply a punch of color byadding speckles.  This combination yields a unique and striking effect on your finished skein!  For more details, click here.

Sat., August 12 from 9:30 am-12:30 pm

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Jul
26
10:00am10:00am

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 Ends and fiber are available for purchase at the end of the tour. Tours are the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10 am, please reserve spot in advance, or for groups by appointment. Call to make reservations at 800-225-8023. Admission is FREE.

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Jul
23
9:30am 9:30am

Sock Blank Dyeing Mini-Workshop

Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, Freeport

Sock Blank Alchemy
Sunday, July 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Onef of summer dyeing mini-workshops is the Sock Blank Alchemy.  In this class you will work with dye on a knitted sock blank as if painting with the dyes.   Using either free-hand or stencils, you will create designs, symbols, words of inspiration and good intentions onto the fabric.  Once re-knit, your message is secretly contained within the knit garment, but only you will know!  Spread a little good magic.  Two sock blanks are included in this workshop.  To register, call Mother of Purl at 207-869-5280.

 

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Jul
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Knitting on the Beach!

The Yarn Sellar, York

On Tuesday July 11th we'll be knitting at the beach! We're meeting up at 6:00 pm across from The York Beach Dairy Bar (104 Long Sands Road, York Beach – look for the giant ice cream cone). Bring a chair and let's knit! The shop will be closing at 5pm on the 11th.

 

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Jul
10
9:00am 9:00am

Knitting Cruise - 15% off until June 27

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Over the Rainbow Yarn, Rockland

If you'd like to make your Maine Yarn Cruise experience an actual knitting cruise around Penobscot Bay on a historic schooner, Over the Rainbow Yarn has an adventure waiting for you. Mim Bird from Over The Rainbow Yarn and Heather Monroe from Highland Handmades will be teaching hand dyeing and knitting on the Schooner J&E Riggin July 10-13, 2017. And, this week only, (June 20-27) they are offer a 15% discount on tickets. Hand dyeing, smart knitting, gourmet food, spectacular scenery, and the camaraderie of knitters combine to make a fabulous summer adventure. There's room enough for 10 more and we really want you! Look here for details.

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Jul
1
to Jul 31

July Prize

Halcyon Yarn, Bath

Our July Prize is the Royal Cowl Kit which includes 2 balls Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Kid Mohair, 1 Mini Cone Halcyon Signature Silk Noil, the Royal Quilt Stitch Cowl Pattern, plus 1 Bottle of Soak Wash and a $10.00 Halcyon Yarn Gift Card.  For more information, click here.

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Jul
1
to Jul 31

July Prize

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Mother of Purl Yarn Shop, Freeport

It's summer in Maine, so that means LOBSTERS!  Our July prize features a child's Lobster Sweater pattern designed by Cape Elizabeth knitwear designer Gail Pfiefle and includes 5 skeins of Berroco's Ultra Wool, Nova Platina needles and our own Mother of Purl project bag.  Everything you need to be in full summer fashion.

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Jul
1
to Jul 31

July Prize

Over the Rainbow Yarn, Rockland

Our July Prize is a beautiful solid wood yarn butler from Chiao Goo.  No more chasing your yarn ball around the room or under the couch.  This yarn butler will keep your yarn right where you need it and off the floor.

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Jul
1
to Jul 31

July Prize

The Cashmere Goat, Camden

The Maine Yarn Cruise is in full swing – we've had over 90 cruisers stop by the shop in June!  What a great way to visit the coast of Maine and see all the yarn shops that Maine has.   Bags and passports are available here for $9.50.  It’s not too late to join the cruise.  The July raffle prize for our shop is a kit, including a shawl pattern by Trendsetter and a New Yarn called Transitions Tweed.  Take a peek at the pattern here.   Click here to see who the winner is for the June raffle.

 

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Jul
1
to Jul 31

July Prize

Over the Rainbow Yarn, Rockland

As a bonus, we're offering a 2nd prize in July.  All Cruisers should stop by and enter to win 10 skeins of lavender-colored Pima 100 from Berroco Yarn plus a Pima 100 pattern booklet featuring several fun summery patterns.

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Jun
22
to Jun 30

June Prize

Over the Rainbow Yarn, Rockland

We have two prizes for June, so stop by to get your passport stamped and your tickets to enter our prize drawings.  The first prize features 5 skeins of Berroco Summer Silk with a pattern booklet and the second prize is a project bag stuffed with knitting notions, a skein of Boboli Lace, a skein of Folio with the Honey Cowl pattern including a two-color variation.  Prizes will be drawn at the end of the day on June 30th.

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Jun
21
10:00am10:00am

Summer Solstice Surprise Sale!

Halcyon Yarn, Bath

Happy Summer! Celebrate at Halcyon Yarn with 10% off your order on the longest day of the year. We’ll have refreshments, new items on the Maine Yarn Crawl table, plus a door prize for one lucky solstice shopper in the store. Yarn Crawl participants receive the extra discount on Yarn Crawl featured products: a full 20% off these great yarns and goodies. (The sale is online too, if you can’t make it to the shop.) More details here!

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Jun
17
to Jun 18

Done Roving Trunk Show

The Knit Lit, Kennebunk

Done Roving, one of Maine’s top hand-dyed yarn makers, is holding a Trunk Show at The Knit Lit on Saturday June 17 from 10-4, and Sunday June 18 from 12-4.  Dozens of beautiful, colorful yarns to excite the imagination and tons of garments and project models for even more ideas.  Refreshments and prize drawings, too.  The Knit Lit is found in the Village Marketplace Plaza, 169 Port Road (Rte. 35), Kennebunk Lower Village.  Call 207-967-4434 for more information or email questions to theknitlit@icloud.com.

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Jun
9
to Jun 10

Knit in Public Knitting Marathon & Birthday Party

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Over the Rainbow Yarn, Rockland

Join us for our Celebration National Knit In Public Day and our 5th Birthday Party June 9 & 10.  We’ll be doing another of our 24 hour marathons to celebrate both. Everyone is welcome to come knit a spell, have a cupcake and get a present…’cause on our birthday everyone gets a present. We will also be officially kicking off the Maine Yarn Cruise.  For more information and our location, click here.

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May
27
to Jun 30

June Prize

Quiltessentials, Auburn

Picture this lovely basket, made here at Quiltessentials, sitting in your knitting space!  A perfect carry for your small knitting projects!  As an added bonus, there will be some yummy yarn and a pattern tucked into this basket, waiting for you!!

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