YSLH Mitts for kidsEastern Iowa Yarn Shop Hop

Various locations  |  July 24–26

Grab your needles and a compass and hit the road for the Eastern Iowa Yarn Shop Hop!

Participating shops will be offering door prizes, discounts and extended shopping hours during the hop. Take advantage of this opportunity to get fresh ideas for fall!

For more information about participating shops, visit

Yarn Soup Loving Hands

2nd Saturday of the month (August 9)

1–3 p.m.

Calling all hand crafters! Join us as we tackle projects to donate to others. We meet the second Saturday of the month to exchange ideas, review patterns, and discuss causes in need of hats, toys, shawls, mittens, etc. Then we get to work! Bring your needles, hooks, yarn, looms, and friends—share the love!

Open Craft Night

Make time for your favorite pastime! Bring your current project, snacks and friends for a night of casual crafting and catch-up. Chances are you’ll leave having learned a new trick or gained inspiration for your next project! Remember, parking is free after 5.

Thurs., August 21  |  6–9 p.m.

Great American AfghanKnit the Great American Afghan

Last Saturday of the Month
(July 26)

10 a.m.–noon

This fabulous afghan is knit one block at a time using a veritable melting pot of techniques! Join us as we each attempt to knit 25 blocks in as many months. No registration required—come as you can to share your tips, learn from others, and experience the joy of completing a beautiful heirloom piece with others.

Knitting and Crochet Classes

Learn how to get started with a knitting project or develop your existing skills with knitting and crochet classes at Yarn Soup! New classes are always being added, so check back often for updates to the class schedule.