Virtual Hop

The Great Toronto Yarn Hop 2021: July 10-17th

2021 is our 15th year of hopping around Toronto’s local yarn stores!⁠ As always, our goals are

  • Support local, independent yarn businesses
  • Fund-raise for Sistering, a support centre in Toronto’s west end for women and trans people experiencing housing insecurity and multiple forms of social marginalization
  • Bring yarn-crafters together and have fun
Were back! July 10-17, 2021. Stay tuned for updates about our 2nd Virtual Hop: yarn-filled week of fun!

How it works:

  1. Purchase a Yarn Hop Passport with coupons for exclusive discounts from 10 local yarn shops
  2. Use the coupon codes in the Passport to online, by phone, or in person (as COVID-19 health restrictions allow) during the Yarn Hop Week from July 10-17
  3. Passports go on sale on June 19, 2021 at $12 each
  4. The exclusive discount codes from participating yarn stores will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.
  5. Join us the evening of Saturday, July 17 for the annual raffle draw and celebration
  6. All proceeds from Passport and raffle ticket sales go to Sistering in Toronto

Wait, there’s more! We can’t have a Yarn Hop without our annual raffle!

  1. Purchase of a Passport will include one raffle ticket for our amazing yarn prizes
  2. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased on our website for $3 each or $6 for 3 tickets
  3. On Saturday July 17 we’ll have a virtual stitch night and raffle off the prizes! (Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to let you know if your number is drawn even if you can’t make it to the stitch night)
  4. The virtual stitch night will be hosted via Zoom with live captioning available. The Zoom link will be provided in the Passport and receipts of raffle ticket purchase.

Proceeds from the Passport and raffle ticket sales will go to Sistering, minus shipping costs for delivering raffle prizes.

We can’t wait to show you the fantastic raffle prizes we’ve got over the next couple of weeks, stay tuned on our Instagram and Facebook page for updates! 

Thank you for everyone’s support over the past years and during these uncertain times, we look forward to hopping with you in July!

*As this is a fundraising event, we ask that the use of each Passport be limited to one person. Store owners reserve the right to request proof of Passport purchase with the use of discount codes. We’re able to ship raffle prizes to Canadian addresses only.

Raffle Prizes

A wholehearted thank-you to our raffle sponsors for their generous support!

Patchwork Fields Kit
Ancient Arts Yarn: Patchwork Fields Kit.
Lichen & Lace: $100 Gift Card.
Two skeins of handspun wool.
Meejum Arts: Two skeins of handspun wool.
Five skeins of yarn.
Purl Soho: Mineral Wrap Bundle.
One skein of Revolution Wool Co Aran
Revolution Wool Co: One skein of Revolution Wool Co Aran.
Shelridge Yarns: Virtual Gift Card.
Sweet Paprika Designs: $25 Virtual Gift Card.
The Knitting Loft: 3 prizes — $25 Virtual Gift Card each.
Thread & Maple gift set
Thread & Maple: Needle Holder Slip and Maple Magnetic Phone Stand.
Two books: Strange Brew and Max & Bodhi's Wardrobe
Tin Can Knits: 2 prizes — Two signed copies of Strange Brew and Max & Bodhi’s Wardrobe each.
Topsy Farms gift set
Topsy Farms: Two skeins of Aran + Poncho/Ferry Blanket Pattern and Eucalan gift set.
Stay at Home Yarn Box
Wool Interrupted: Stay at Home Yarn Box.
Mary W. Martin scarf pattern and Emily C. Gillies yarn.
Emily C Gillies & Mary W M Martin: Fraternal Forever Scarf Kit and Brand New Ebook.
Briggs & Little gift set
Briggs & Little: Three skeins of yarn, mug, pattern, and assorted extras.
Songbird Yarn and Fibres gift set with yarn and tote bag. Tote bag has drawings of birds and reads "Boobys & Peckers & Tits… oh my!"
Songbird Fibres: Wooly Wormhead Hat Kit and Bird Tote Bag