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Yarn and supplies for fiber lovers in Longmont, Colorado

Spill the Tea with Marie Greene & LYS Tuesday June 11th! 

Join us as we welcome Marie Greene AKA Olive Knits for a live event - we are "Spilling the Tea with Marie!" The 8th annual Four Day Knit Along with Marie Greene kicks off in July and you need your yarn to join along!  We'll share our recommended yarn at the event, talk about our in store Hybrid KAL you can join, and offer special deals for those registered.  Don't miss it!

Our event is Tuesday June 11th at 3 eastern, 4 central, 5 mtn, 4 pacific. 

Yarn For the Masses Trunk Show! 

Meet Alyssa of Yarn For the Masses on Friday June 14th starting at 4 pm through Community Handwork Friday Evening!
Yarn for the Masses is hand dyed, easy to wash and dry, wool-free, and allergy-friendly yarn perfect for those who need something easy to care for or want yarn free of animal products. 
Alyssa's yarn will be here Friday through Sunday June 16th!

Join us at Estes Park Wool Market June 8 & 9, 2024!

The Mission of Estes Park Wool Market is to bring together natural animal fiber producers, educators, retailers and consumers for the benefit of the industry.  Longmont Yarn Shoppe will be there, hosting the Knit in Public Booth for all to enjoy, plus you will find a curated selection of LYS products at our booth for sale as well as demonstrations by our teachers. We can't wait to see you at Wool Market!

It's time to grab your ticket for the 2024 Fiberside Summer Crawl! 

Our Fiberside Community has created the perfect
“getaway” for you! Join us for a virtual Fiberside Summer Crawl!

This virtual yarn shop crawl will take you on the road to visit Fiberside Chat collaborating shops located all over North America. These zoom tours will take place every Sunday from July 7 to August 25, 2024, starting at 8 pm Great Britain, 4 pm Atlantic, 3 pm Eastern, 2 pm Central, 1 pm Mountain and Noon Pacific time.

Join Longmont Yarn Shoppe & Rowan Tree Travel in Greece in May/June, 2025!  

Hold my spot! Have you traveled with Longmont Yarn Shoppe & Rowan Tree Travel & Fibercraft before and trust us to provide a great experience?  Are you so excited to sail through Greece that you are willing to reserve a spot without seeing the full itinerary? This retreat has been long in the planning and is now being announced!
A Registration Form and a non-refundable $50 booking fee are all that are required to reserve your spot on the trip before it officially opens and is released for general registration on July 1, 2024

The Hold My Spot sign up will available on the LYS Home Page on Wednesday, May 15th at noon mountain time HERE.  

About this trip

Are you ready for our floating knitting retreat in the Ionian Islands of Greece? We will enjoy the adventure of life aboard The Aegeotissa II - a 12-cabin boat which looks like a pirate ship! With 8 days to enjoy 5 spectacular locations in the Ionian Sea, plus 3 nights in Athens, you will have plenty of time to swim, nap, knit, nap, eat and explore! 

Our time in Athens will be spent in The Plaka District - famous for its labyrinthine market streets filled with everything from cheap souvenirs to hand crafted goods.  The Benaki Museum is one of our favorite stops and we will have plenty of time there to admire their amazing traditional costume and textile collection.  We will meet with Lise Condis of TreLiz! Yarn for a trunk show and to collect our knitalong kits of a locally designed shawl - perfect travel knitting! The next day we will fly from Athens to Corfu to begin the real adventure!

Fabulous food is served for both breakfast and lunch on board the boat as well as in the many tavernas you will have to choose from in port. Our normal days will be spent motoring to a new location in the mornings after breakfast, a swim stop at an enticing and remote beach while lunch is prepared, and then a short journey to port where you can disembark and explore. Along the way we will have time on islands such as Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Meganisi, Ithaki and Kefalonia!  Between swim stops we will visit an olive press, a weaving studio and ruins which are claimed to be The Palace of Odysseus, but our plans will be flexible to take into account weather conditions which can be variable in Greece in May!

Our voyage will end on Kefalonia where we will visit with ladies from The Harokopio Textile Association who are preserving the textile traditions of the island, and a farm to table restaurant visit to learn how to cook the dolmadakia like a pro! 

Flying back to Athens from Kefalonia, we will meet up with Lise Condis of TreLiz! for our final dinner.

Expected Price Range: This trip is expected be in the $5000 to $7100 range depending on accommodation level.

Traveling on the Aegotissa with RTT&F

Accommodation on the Aegeotissa requires going up and down ship ladders (very steep stairs), walking across a gang plank to get on and off the boat, and being able to keep your balance while we are underway. This is a 100 ft yacht, not a cruise ship, so you will feel the movement of the boat. Rowan Tree Travel does not take responsibility for injuries caused by mobility issues. If you are unsure of whether you will be able to get around on the boat, please contact Heather at (603) 738-2009. Electricity for CPAP machines cannot be guaranteed depending on the port we are in and the number of people needing access.


Expected Price Range

Shared & Cozy Shared Spot: $5000 - $5250

Single Spot: $6850 - $7100

Dates May 21- June 1, 2025

Dates shown are fairly firm but could shift by 1-2 days. If tour dates shift by more than 7 days, starting or ending, then the booking fee is eligible for refund or transfer.

Group Size

This group will have between 14-17 participants. There are a limited number of Single (4), Shared (4) and Cozy Shared (4) spaces available for pre-registration. 


This tour includes flights on small planes to and from the islands and will be available for registration when flights are able to be reserved. The itinerary for this tour will be released on July 1, 2024. Rowan Tree Travel reserves the right to alter any part of this tour in order to address weather conditions, unforeseen circumstances or to improve the participant experience. 

Tour Activity Level
We would describe this trip as a Retreat. If you'd like to review our trip activity levels, take a look here.


This tour requires an RTTF Mobility Comfort Level of 3+. No Ground Floor Cabins, steep boat stairs, ladders & gangplanks, walks of up to 2.5 miles on the islands, and archaeological sites with uneven terrain.


Booking Fee

$50 non-refundable booking fee per space is required and applied towards the final trip price.If a tour is canceled by RTTF or the dates shift by more than 7 days, starting or ending, and the dates no longer work for you, then the booking fee is eligible for refund or transfer. If you decide not to join the trip and the dates remain within the stated range your booking fee will be forfeit. 


You will be sent a link to the itinerary with the final dates, tour prices and a deposit invoice (typically 7 days after tour release date) on June 28, 2024. A $1,000 deposit will be required by July 8, 2024 in order to keep your reserved spot and officially register.  

To learn more about what a trip may entail, please visit the Our Tours page of our website.

DO NOT purchase flights until the trip is guaranteed by us to go forward.


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Check Out Photos From Our Fashion Show!

Every year we celebrate our community and their amazing talent by hosting a Customer Trunk Show in the shoppe, followed by a fashion show on Main Street during Art Walk.  We roll out the red carpet and our models show off the fine work our our community. 

Take a look at some photos of our recent fashion show on Main Street!  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Customer Trunk Show, and those who modeled in the fashion show and cheered from the audience! 

Photo Credit: Crystal Scheidies

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Featured Events

Knit for a Good Life Retreat! 

We welcome ergonomic expert Carson Demers (author of Knitting Comfortably) who will lecture on ways to avoid bodily stress and strain during knitting and offer individual suggestions through small group classes.  Plus 1:1 time with Ann Budd & dye your own yarn with Jennifer Miller of Theodora's Pearls!

May 16-19, 2024 

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Fiberside Chats

You can meet some of your favorite designers and creators! Join us for a series of new online gatherings with Longmont Yarn Shoppe: Fiberside Chats!

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Fiber Fridays

You won't believe the opportunities that await you on Fiber Fridays! We've invited back some of the amazing guests we've hosted at Fiberside Chats for ongoing classes to Fiber Fridays! Take a deeper dive into techniques, learn new skills and unwind your week with LYS in our 1-3 hour classes on Fridays, hosted entirely on Zoom.

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Is working in a a yarn shop your dream job?
Longmont Yarn Shoppe is always on the lookout for staff that are a fit for our friendly & skilled team. If you are interested in a position at LYS, fill out an  application & send in a brief video & cover letter to gail@longmontyarn.com. If we are hiring we will be in touch, and if we are not we will keep your application on file for when we are!

See What Our Friends are Saying

Sandi is an excellent teacher who spends time making sure each student understands all concepts and has time to ask questions. Do not cast on before going to the first class! You will learn information that first night you will want to incorporate. Sandi is also willing to answer questions via text or email and is so helpful if you drop by the Shoppe with any issue/question you may have. This class has truly been an exceptional value when I see what I've accomplished and learned. You will come away with new confidence and knowing that you can now enjoy making sweaters on your own for yourself and others and have the knowledge to customize the fit!"

When I saw the Custom Class being offered at LYS, I thought, 'this is my chance to not only make a sweater, but make a sweater that might actually fit.' Being a self-taught knitter, Sandi taught me tips, gave great advice, and guess what gang... I have a sweater that fits, and I can proudly wear... And I love knitting! I recommend this class to anyone, but especially someone who is unsure of their ability to create a sweater. Sandi has lots of patience and gives one the encouragement to overcome the doubt that you, too, can make something from start to finish.”

Kris is a knowledgeable, patient and fun teacher. We are all very pleased with our clogs, and will certainly be scheduling another class—I think socks are next!"