Local Yarn Store Day is finally here! After being postponed from its original April date, the one-day event will be held this Saturday, September 12th. On this day, celebrate your local yarn shop, thanking them for the inspiration, education, friendship, and, most importantly, the yarn that they have provided during your making journey. To encourage you to shop-til-you-drop, several designers and yarn brands are offering free patterns. We picked four that you won’t want to miss. Plan your Saturday thoughtfully, paying close attention to alternative store hours, mask policies, and/or curbside pick up opportunities.

Pemberton Pullover by Bobbi Inteveid

Purchase any Blue Sky Fibers yarn from a participating LYS  and receive a code to download a free Blue Sky Fibers’ pattern, like Bobbi Inteveid’s Pemberton Pullover. The classic pullover, with an extended textured yoke, is knit with Blue Sky’s soft and light Woolstock Worsted. Grab 1230-2091 yards to knit this stunning sweater for a man or woman.

Summer Berries by Heather Walpole

This lightweight wrap is simple in construction, combining stockinette and garter stitch sections, but big on impact. Purchase the yarn to knit this shawl – you’ll need 4 skeins of Ewe Ewe’s Ewe So Sporty – from participating yarn stores to get a free download of this pattern.

Lowther by Lotta Lotta Löthgren

The Fibre Company invites you to head to your local yarn shop to purchase their Cumbria worsted or Cumbria fingering this weekend, and in return will gift you their new Lowther cardigan pattern. Worked seamlessly from the top down this cardigan features cool, twisted stitch detailing along the shoulders, sleeves, and front panels. Choose to knit this for either a man or a woman in one of nine sizes.

LYS Day Diamond Triangle by Iris Schreier

Knit this shawl from the bottom up with lace edging and a whole lot of stockinette. Purchase a special colorway of Artyarns Merino Cloud, designed specifically for LYS Day from a participating store, and receive a copy of this large, triangular shawl.