Virtual Hop

The Great Toronto Yarn Hop 2020 – Around the GTA in 7 Days Passport

Tickets are sold out for the Virtual Hop and raffle, we thank everyone for your support!

In our 14th year, TGTYH has always been driven by these goals:

  • 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

These goals are important to us, so we decided not to cancel this year even in the midst of a pandemic. But how do we organize a yarn hop while ensuring that everyone is safe?

Introducing… Around the GTA in 7 Days Passport!

Here’s how it works:

  1. The Passport includes exclusive discount codes from independent local yarn stores
  2. Passports will go on sale on our website on June 27, 2020 at $12 each
  3. To keep things fair, the exclusive discount codes from participating yarn stores will be emailed to everyone who purchases a Passport on Thursday July 9.
  4. The discount codes in the Passport will be valid for one week from July 11 to July 18
  5. Shop online, by phone, or in person (if safe to do so) during the Yarn Hop week

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 18 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 Google Meet with live captioning available. The Google Meet 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, 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!

Berroco: Pirouette yarn (10 balls) and pattern set
Emily C. Gillies: 2 prizes – Resolve Cowl Kit,
Sweater quantity yarn set
Sugar Bush Yarns: 2 prizes – yarn and pattern sets x 2, plus maple syrup and candy
Knit-O-Matic: $25 gift card
Aberdeen’s Wool Company: 3 prizes – Pickle Jar Kit (40 wee skeins), Australia sets x 2 (4 skeins each)
Stitch Noir: Gradient mini set
Spin Me a Yarn: Self-striping Crazy Dog sock yarn in Lambert’s Cosy Toesies colourway and a SMAY Lambert pin