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West Michigan Yarn Quest is Coming in April!

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Passports for the 2024 West Michigan Yarn Quest are now on sale!

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This year, the West Michigan Yarn Quest will run from Thursday, April 4 through Saturday, April 13.  These seven wonderful shops are participating:

  • Chicks With Sticks, Portage
  • Country Needleworks, Jenison
  • GarenHuis Yarn Studio, Holland
  • Henny's Yarn Shop, Caledonia
  • J.T. Stitchery, Rockford
  • Knit & Spin, Montague
  • New Ewe Yarn And Quilt Shoppe, Newago

Passports are now only $5! Purchase a passport and as you visit each store during the Yarn Quest dates, you will receive a stamp on your passport, entry into that store's daily doorprize drawing, 15% off regularly priced yarn, and a free knit or crochet pattern!

Visit all seven shops and be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a chance to win a prize valued at $700!  Visit at least five shops to be entered into the runners-up drawing to win one of seven prizes valued at $150.

Get your passport today!


Upcoming Classes:

*New Class - Only 2 spots left!* Stranded Colorwork: In this 3-session class, you will learn techniques for doing stranded colorwork. Make this pretty hat using worsted weight yarn for quick results! The class starts this Thursday, March 7, 6-8 pm, and continues on March 14 and 21.  More information and online sign-up can be found here.

Building Blocks/Building in Color/Building in Lace: The next session will be Saturday, March 16 at 9-11 am. This is a drop-in class (no need to pre-register).  You can find more information here.

Beginning Knitting is a 3-session class to teach you the basics of what is sure to become a life-long passion.  You'll learn to cast-on, knit, purl, increase and decrease, and bind off.  By Class 3, you'll be ready to start your first project! The next class will meet on Wednesdays, May 15, 22, and 29, 6-8pm. You can sign up online here, or call or stop by the store.

My First Socks class is back again! If you're ready to learn to knit socks, then this is the class for you. This 3-session class will teach the basics of knitting socks, from choosing yarn to closing the toe with the Kitchener stitch. Class will meet from 6-8 pm on Tuesdays, March 19, April 2 and 9. You can find more information and sign up online here.

Thursday Night Drop-In is a chance to get some help on a troublesome project or just hang out knit or crochet with a fun group!  There is no charge to drop in.  March sessions will be held on Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 6-8pm. 

Thank you for making us your Local Yarn Shop - we hope to see you soon!


The Chicks With Sticks Crew,

Amy, Michelle, Ann, Darlene K., Orell, Jane, and Darlene C.

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We are open at 5401-3 Portage Road in beautiful Portage, MI
Monday - Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm

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