Lakeside Yarn News

A 2-Day Collaborative Event with North Light Fibers!

We are excited and proud to be collaborating with North Light Fibers, a micro yarn mill located on Block Island, Rhode Island, to bring you a very special two day event at our shop in Excelsior. North Light Fibers makes handcrafted, minimally processed artisanal yarns from raw cashmere, merino, alpaca and more.

North Light Fibers Kickoff and Trunk Show

On Sunday, October 1st, owners Sven and Laura Risom will delight and educate us about yarn and fiber as well as take us through a virtual tour of the Micro Yarn Mill and the extensive work that produces their exquisite yarns. You will see knitted results of those yarns in a North Light Fibers trunk show, with many new garments, accessories and beautiful designs.

It will be a great event as North Light Fibers will take us all the way from raw fiber through the designing process to end with gorgeous designs by world class knitwear designers such as Julie Hoover, Norah Gaughan, Fiona Ellis and many more.

No registration is required, but if you want to let us know you’re interesting or attending, you can do so on our Facebook event page.

Sunday, October 1st, 3-5pm

Lakeside Yarn
347 Water Street
Excelsior, Minnesota 55331


Pizza, Wine & Design: Pattern Launch Party

We will be launching a new design in collaboration with North Light Fibers using the newest yarn in their collection. The new design will be featured at the North Light Fibers booth at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY on October 21 and 22nd, but you get to see it first! Special kits for the to-be-revealed design will be available for purchase in limited quantities at this event and you won’t want to miss it!

Olive’s Fresh Pizza Bar in Excelsior will be open just for Lakeside Yarn for this private event, and if you haven’t experienced their fresh pizzas, you are in for a treat! $10 gets you in the door and all you can eat pizza! Beverages will be available for purchase. We’ll also have drawings for several of your favorite Lakeside Yarn design kits throughout the evening.

Prizes, drawings, pizza, wine, new yarn design…we can’t wait!

Monday, October 2nd, 5-8pm

Olive’s Fresh Pizza Bar
287 Water Street
Excelsior, MN 55331

$10 in advance
$12 at the door (cash only)

Click Here to Register
Alernatively, call us at (952) 401-7501, or stop into the shop to register in person.

Join the Lakeside Loyalty Club!

We are happy to introduce our new Loyalty Club where loyal customers will be rewarded for their purchases at our shop! When you spend $400 on yarn at Lakeside Yarn, you will be rewarded with a certificate that will get you:

How to Participate
Print out the Lakeside Loyalty Card, fill out your information, and then bring it in to the shop when you make your next yarn purchase. We will keep the card at the shop for safekeeping, so you don't have to worry about losing it! Anytime you make a yarn purchase, just tell us your name, and we'll keep record of your progress toward the reward. Easy peasy.

The Fine Print
Only full price yarn purchases, net of returns, qualify for loyalty card credit.
Purchases of classes, gift certificates, books, patterns, needles and other notions are not eligible for credit.
Reward certificate must be presented at time of redemption. The $40 credit must be redeemed in full in a single transaction. The $80 purchase may include any full price merchandise, including yarn, classes, books, patterns, needles and other notions.
Reward certificate will be applied to yarn purchases first.
Purchases must be recorded at the shop AT THE POINT OF SALE ONLY. It is the responsibility of the customer to request loyalty card credit.
Reward certificates expire one year from the date of issuance.
The program may be modified or terminated by Lakeside Yarn in its discretion, with or without notice and without further obligation

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with our Shibui MIX Party on November 17th! Keep an eye out at the shop for new Shibui models, as we can't keep our hands off this yarn! And please bring in your finished Shibui projects for a show-and-tell! We'd love to see them!

Knitters' Night Out: Every Thursday Night

Join us every Thursday evening from 5-8pm for Open Knit Night and meet and greet new and old knitting/crochet friends. We will continue to offer "light help" during Open Knit and will set up tables and supplies for any food or beverages you wish to bring to share.

My Own Private Yarn Shop

You and your knitting group can reserve the shop during non-business hours, for your own private knitting time and a little inspiration. There is no fee, and no purchase requirement, but sometimes it just helps to be surrounded by good things as well as good people. Call us at 952-401-7501 if you want to give it a try.