With so many knitters involved and with some pretty tiny (but wonderful) local yarn stores to visit, we found it was best to split up into different teams – a record 8 teams in 2015!! Each team is lead by two clever and talented volunteer team captains who will check everyone in at the beginning of the day. You’ll get your bags and pre-ordered raffle tickets and those of you who chose to pay cash can do so at that time. Didn’t pre-order your raffle tickets? No worries!. Team captains will have them available to sell throughout the day. Then, your adventure begins.
Our routes are designed to take knitters to 4 awesome stores around Toronto. The routes change slightly each year, check out some recent route maps here:
2014 TTC Knitalong Routes
2013 TTC Knitalong Routes
2012 TTC Knitalong Routes
2011 TTC Knitalong Routes
Team captains will keep everyone on track and make sure you have a great day. About 15 minutes before it’s time to move to the next stop, they’ll let you know. Past Knitalong participants know that the TTC travelling make for some of the best fun of the day so if you stick with your team, your experience of the day is likely to be that much more memorable. Our simplified schedule allows generous travel time, plenty of knitting AND shopping time at every store on each route. There are scheduled lunch stops on each route and knitters will have some choices of where to get their food.
THE (NOT SO) SMALL PRINT
Registration does not include the cost of transit -- you are responsible for bringing your own Metropass, Day Pass or tokens. TTC day passes currently cost $11.50. You can share this pass with one other adult so buddy up if you can. Fare details including prices can be found here on the TTC website.
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Group Sign Ups
The TTC Knitalong allows people to register in pairs only.
Once you register, you will be sent a ticket. Don't forget to print out your proof of purchase and/or invoice and bring it with you.
Because of the automated system we use, we you need to choose a free Waitlist “ticket”. If you don't get a spot on the team you want, please register for a "Waitlist" ticket using the registration system. You will be asked for your first and second choice teams when you sign up for this. Please note that you cannot register for a team AND the waitlist. We will remove people from the waitlist if they are already on a team.
NOTE: Everyone who signed up for the waitlist in 2014 got a place!
Registration is automatic this year! Please note that you are limited to registration for one team only. Anyone who signs up for multiple team tickets will have all their tickets cancelled and will not be permitted to participate in this year's TTC Knitalong.
One of the questions / comments we get the most is about the weather! As the TTC Knitalong takes place mid-summer, it can often be quite warm. While we have tried controlling the weather through sheer force of will but just in case, its a good idea to dress for hot weather! Its also a good idea to plan to bring sunblock and a water bottle to stay safe & hydrated :)
Lunches are scheduled throughout the day at local spots convenient to the route. Meal costs are not included in the cost of registration. We have tried to schedule meal-times at locations that have multiple options and price-points. If you have specialized dietary requirements, email your questions about the recommended lunch locations and we will try to provide you with as much info as possible. Many knitters like to pack a few favourite snacks to enjoy while travelling.
Dinner is optional at the final meeting place - you can expect to pay $5-12 for an appetizer, $10-15 for a sandwich or main, $2-3 for a soft-drink, $6-7 for a beer, which is pretty typical for a downtown restaurant. We wish it could be less so you have more money for yarn! Please respect our hosts and do not bring outside food or drink into the restaurant.
If you are unable to attend, please notify us as early as possible. Cancellations within less than 72 hours before the start of the event will not receive a refund (if paid in advance) and will be wait-listed for the next TTC Knitalong.
We welcome participants of all ability levels. Unfortunately, due to constraints of the TTC such as lack of access to elevators etc, we recommend anyone with mobility issues bring along a friend or companion to help out. This person is welcome to participate fully in the TTC KAL without paying the registration fee.