Saturday, June 16th from 1p – 4p.

YG will be celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day with a picnic potluck and knitting out on our front sidewalk. Our town’s local festival, Celebrate Charlotte, will be going on, with an arts and crafts fair going on across the street. Perfect for public knitting! YG will be providing hot dogs with all the trimmings, all we ask is that you bring a dish to pass to share with your fellow knitters. See you then!

Shop Local for Mother’s Day!

Shop area businesses this Saturday, May 5th, and be entered to win a grand prize basket featuring items and gift certificates from local shops and restaurants. Increase your odds for winning by stopping by as many businesses that day as possible, PLUS get entered to win a second chance prize at each location! YG’s second chance prize is a beautiful shawl pin from Annie Adams. Other participating businesses:

Wee One Welcome Set!

Just a quick announcement… we will be open for regular hours this weekend. Friday from 10 – 6, Saturday from 10 – 4. See you at the shop!

Another adorable model for YG… the Wee One Welcome Set from Chris at Knitting at Knoon. It’s a basic top down sweater, hat and booties. It’s a great pattern to have on hand when you need a baby shower gift! And I love the yarn… it’s Noro, of course. I know, I know… not the most practical for a wee human, but I couldn’t resist. This yarn, Ayatori, practically screamed at me that it needed to be a baby item. Who am I to resist??

Upcoming Classes…

For more classes, check out the Classes page!
Thumbs Up
Saturday, January 21st from 1:00 to 4:00
Fee: $20
Instructor: Jill Bigelow – Suttell
Description: Mittens are quick projects that are always in demand by family, friends and your local homeless shelter. They are easy too…once you master that pesky thumb. Thumb styles vary so one the thumb you are used to knitting may not be the one called for in the next pattern you want to knit. In this class, we will make 3 thumbs then compare and contrast them. You must be able to knit in the round but no mitten experience is necessary.
Supplies and homework: contact store for list and homework assignment
Basic Socks
Thursdays from 6:00p – 8:00p OR Saturdays from 1:30p to 3:30p
January 26th, February 2nd & 9th OR January 28th, February 4th & 11th
Fee: $40
Instructor: Lindsay Potter
Description: In this class, you’ll learn the basic construction of a sock using double-pointed needles and fingering weight yarn. This is a great way to get in the sock craze, but with one warning – once you start socks, there’s no turning back!
Supplies and homework: contact store for list and homework assignment

Holiday Happenings at the YG!

Holidays Hours for YG
Thursday, Nov. 24th – closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, Nov. 25th – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Black Friday Sale!
Saturday, Nov. 26th – 10:00 am – 4:00 PM. Small Business Saturday!
Were you aware that next week is Thanksgiving? Where on earth did November go? All I keep hearing on the radio is Black Friday this, and Black Friday that (and in the case of Art Van, Black Saturday?). Well, most of you know that YG always has a huge Black Friday Sale, and this year is no exception! Set your alarm clocks, drag your friends out of the big box stores, and haul yourself to Charlotte this year! I’ll be opening my doors at 8:00 am ( and if you know me, you know how tough that is!!) and we’ll start selling at 8:01.

YG’s Annual Black Friday Sale!
8:00 am – 9:00 am — 30% off the entire store!
9:01 am – 10:00 am — 25% off the entire store!
10:01 am – 11:00 am — 20% off the entire store!
11:01 am – 6:00 pm — 15% off the entire store!

And for the first time ever, we’ll be celebrating Small Business Saturday too! Check out the link above; it’s a great movement by American Express to encourage all shoppers to support their local small businesses like me, Fay from Fay’s Evelyn Bay, Betsy from Bella’s & Bella Grande’s, Nancy from the Hen House, and Shirley from Tea & Vintage Treasures, just to name a few.

YG’s First Ever Small Business Saturday Celebration!
We’ll carry over the discount from Friday: 15% off the entire store!
Additional discounts on some of your favorite items
Plus, spend $85 or more, and receive a free YG mug!

If you need more reasons to come to Charlotte for the big shopping weekend, check out our other local businesses for their sales; keep up to date with our business here, thanks to CAN DO!. Make sure to plan on stopping at Fay’s Evelyn Bay for coffee after you shop here; she’s offering 20% off your bill for Friday and Saturday if you show her your receipt from a local business. If you need a sweet treat after your hard day’s shopping, be sure to check out Corey’s Carousel for some delicious cupcakes! And be sure to check out Michigan Untapped for their Black Friday specials too!

Learn Toy Making From a Pro!

Toy Making 101 – Snails!
Saturday, November 19th from 12:00p – 3p
Fee: $45 (pattern, stuffing, black yarn for embellishments included!)
Instructor: Chris de Longpré of Knitting at Knoon
Learn toy making from the master herself, Chris of Knitting at Knoon fame. She’s the designer of all the adorable stuffed toys you’ve seen around, including the always popular SnoBuddies, Bunny Hop, and our most recent addition, Monkey Business. You will get in touch with your happy place while constructing a fanciful snail in class, demonstrating a number of useful joining and connecting skills used in making knitted toys.

Mid Mitten Yarn Shops Shop Hop

Passports on sale now!

Be sure to mark your calendars for September 15th, 16th, 17th, & 18th for the brand-new, re-designed shop hop. We’re changing things up a bit this year! Our new name is the Mid Mitten Yarn Shops (MMYS), in place of CAYSC (because who could remember what that stood for, anyway!), and look for a lower ticket price ($15 instead of $20), among other changes. As most of you know, we lost a yarn shop in the year since our last shop hop, but we also gained a fantastic new shop and partner in MMYS, Sticks & Strings in Old Town. So join us, fellow knitters, as we celebrate all the fantastic fiber and inspiration from your local yarn shops, the Yarn Garden, Rae’s Yarn Boutique, Sticks & Strings, and Woven Art!