Northbrook yarn shop and local economic fixture Three Bags Full Knitting Studio is starting their anniversary sale today, and it runs through April 5. Every year, owner Lynette Swanson brings out yarns from the back room and encourages her customers to pad their yarn stashes with yarns marked down anywhere from 30% off to $1.00 per yarn ball.
Today, the store had expanded hours for the sale, and the rest of the week, the store is open its normal hours of 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. This is the third and largest location for the store, which had continued to expand as the business demanded it. For the sale, bins and baskets are laid about the store, full of deals and hard-to-find yarns. Included in the sale are also several pattern books and yarn notions, and even several of the knitted samples demonstrating the beauty of each yarn.
The store is celebrating its 12th anniversary, making it one of the most longstanding and successful yarn shops in the Chicago area. It is also one of the most successful small businesses in Northbrook, remaining open as other restaurants and shops in the area had fallen victim to the difficult times of the economy in recent years.
After the sale has ended, Three Bags Full will resume its normal schedule of classes beginning April 7. A list of classes can be found on the store's website, and registration can be completed either in person or over the phone in advance of the class start date. Some class highlights for the spring include Knit Your Own Dog, Zebra Socks by Cat Bordhi, and a chevron baby blanket class.
Do not miss the opportunity to get both winter and spring yarns at a discount, along with the support of accompanying patterns with each yarn. Three Bags Full Knitting Studio is located in the downtown area of Northbrook, on Cherry Lane just west of the intersection of Shermer and Waukegan Roads.
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