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Knit a Square, Share a Cuddly Critter Giveaway!
To celebrate the 2016 New York City Yarn Crawl and the release of Nicky Epstein’s new book, Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Critter, Sixth & Spring Books is thrilled to announce an Instagram giveaway for yarn crawl participants!  Whenever you find one of the scavenger hunt animals from Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Critter, snap a picture, share it on Instagram, and tag the photo with #KnitaSquare and #NickyEpstein. Each photo with the designated hashtags will earn one entry in the contest.  PRIZES: Two winners will receive a free copy of Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Critter.  One grand prize winner will receive a free copy of Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Critter AND one free admission to Nicky Epstein’s Knit a Square class at Vogue Knitting LIVE! New York in January 2017. Winners will be notified via direct message on Instagram approximately one week after the conclusion of the yarn crawl.

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Annual Scavenger Hunt  
Hello fall!  We've been busy all August gathering New York state's best acorns for this year's scavenger hunt.  We've put them in classic Bell jars, and settled atop each jar is an adorable little knitted animal from Knit a Square Create a Cuddly Creature, Nicky Epstein's super-cute new book from Sixth & Spring Books. All you have to do is visit the LYSs and find the little creature on top if it's jar, write down the store name and the number attached.  Visit as many stores you can (and take advantage of all the great deals!) When you're finished, email your list of store names and matching numbers along with your name and phone number to Please type the words "SCAVENGER HUNT" in the subject line. Email entries must be received by Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 5pm EDT.  One entry only per person. Qualified submissions will be drawn at random for the grand prizes below.

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Scavenger Hunt Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS! We hope you all had fun even if you didnt win this time. Winners: please look for an email from to arrange to pick up your prizes.

GRAND PRIZE #1: Dell Ann Teschendorf

GRAND PRIZE #2: Alexa Daly

GRAND PRIZE #3: Chrishanty Djiwandono

CONGRATULATIONS Store Raffle Winners!

Ahem.  Drum roll please.....  AND THE WINNERS ARE:

Annie & Company: 1st: Clementine (no last name listed)  2nd: Laura Anzaldi  3rd: Elizabeth Zollinger

Argyle Yarn Shop: 1st: Beth Shultz 2nd: Melissa Price 3rd: Anne Miller

Brooklyn General Store: 1st: Jackie (no last name listed) 2nd: Seth Muzzy  3rd: Cynthia Klotz 

Downtown Yarns: 1st: Erin Brown 2nd: Toni Brogan 3rd: Bruce Smith

Knitty City: 1st: Simone Rutkowitz 2nd: Christine Lipscomb 3rd: Tiffany Wong

Purl Soho: 1st: Bella Foxx 2nd: Monica (no last name listed) 3rd: Hannah Read 

School Products: 1st: Vivian Roston 2nd: Vivette El Fawal 3rd: Lana Thomas

Seaport Yarns: 1st: Pam Woodworth 2nd: Lindsey Seltmann 3rd: Mary Osisami

SlipStitch Needlecraft: 1st: Deanna Schiffman 2nd: Armenuchi Khachtyan 3rd: Connie Orenstein

String Yarns: 1st: Ginger Novack  2nd: Lindsey Seltmann  3rd: Meg Brophy

Winners: your local yarn shop will contact you directly about your prize!

Please forgive misspellings! Winners must pick up all prizes won. If a prize isn't claimed by

October 7, an alternate winner will be chosen.

Individual Store Raffles 

Each participant on the yarn crawl is entitled to one free raffle entry at each store they visit, over the course of the crawl weekend.  Just sign in at the store and you're automatically entered.  Each store has 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. The more stores you visit, the more chances to win!

1st Prize: Lantern Moon's perennial favorite Rice Basket stuffed full of yarn, books, patterns and other goodies from our sponsors.

2nd Prize: A Kelly Connor Designs canvas roll top bag or tote and Vogue Knitting LIVE! day tripper package featuring 1 class, 1 lecture, and a Marketplace ticket and other gifts from our sponsors.

3rd Prize: A Kelly Connor Designs canvas project tote or n​eedle case stuffed with gifts from our sponsors.

Grand Prize for 10 correctly identified animals:   A sleek, ten-needle set of Addi Click Turbo interchangeable knitting needles from Skacel Collection, a beautiful hardcover mini-library from our friends at Abrams Books, a gorgeous kit from Jade Sapphire Exotic FibresNicky Epstein's new book Knit a Square Create a Cuddly Creature, a glove/cowl kit from String Yarns and a lovely kit from Tahki Stacy Charles; all in Lantern Moon's classic Rice Basket.

Grand Prize for 7 or more correctly identified animals: Six skeins of Brooklyn Tweed's gorgeous Quarry yarn to make the pretty Riverbend cardi (plus the pattern of course!), a beautiful hardcover craft mini-library from our friends at Abrams Books, a gorgeous kit from Jade Sapphire Exotic Fibres, a lovely kit from Thaki Stacy Charles and Nicky Epstein's new book Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature, all nestled in Lantern Moon's classic Rice Basket.

Grand Prize for 5 or more correctly identified animals:  Bagsmith's famous Project Bag loaded with a Big Tie Cowl knitting kit in pumpkin spice, a beautiful hardcover mini-library from our friends at Abrams Books, a gorgeous kit from Jade Sapphire Exotic Fibres, a lovely kit from Thaki Stacy Charles, and Nicky Epstein's new book Knit a Square Create a Cuddly Creature; all nestled in Lantern Moon's classic Rice Basket.

All prize items are subject to change without notice based on availability, delivery or other unforeseen issues.