Garage Sale 2017 Complete Guidelines

knitch Customer Garage Sale 2017

Why a Garage Sale?

  • Reduce…reuse…repurpose…your outgrown knitting/crocheting stuff. Pass it on!
  • Support your local yarn store and your fellow knitters and crocheters.
  • Support your yarn passion: You earn dollar-for-dollar in-store credit at knitch for everything you sell in the Customer Garage Sale. In Store Credit will be given to you on your personal account – dollar for dollar!

Guidelines for Participation:

  • Print this document and read all instructions carefully. We have tried to anticipate any questions you might have. Call or email with questions for which you do not find answers below. 262-646-9392 OR
  • Gather your knitting and crocheting-related items. Acceptable items include: yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, patterns, pattern books, and accessories such as stitch holders, knitting bags, needle cases, etc. Items must be clean and in good condition.

 Sorry we DO NOT ACCEPT: needlepoint/embroidery/cross stitch supplies; quilting/fabric; magazines; free download/photocopied patterns; finished knitted or crocheted items.

  • Tag each item securely. (Stickers are available at knitch.) Write on the tag:
    • The price you would like to receive for the item. (The price you set is the price you get–buyers may not negotiate a lower price.)
    • Your initials in CAPITAL LETTERS followed by #1, 2, 3 etc. (Example: Nita Knitter’s items would be numbered NK1, NK2, NK3 etc.)

(Place multi-pieced items in a securely sealed clear plastic bag.  knitch will not be responsible for loose items or lost tags.)

You may either tag yarn by the skein, or count one bag of several skeins as one item.

However, you MAY NOT tag a bag of 10 skeins of yarn to be sold “1.00 each”

  • Fill out the inventory sheet (Page 3 of this document. Make extra copies if needed) Fill out the three left-hand columns of each sheet, listing your items in numerical order. For example, Nita Knitter’s items would be listed:

NK1: bag of 5 balls red cotton yarn, $2.00

NK2: size 13-16” circular needle,  $1.50

NK3: size H crochet hook, $.50 (And so on…)

Please write legibly. We will use the inventory sheet to check your items in and out of the Garage Sale AND to track your sales.

Check In: If you choose to have unsold items returned to you rather than donated, staff will check you in comparing your inventory list with what you are selling. Otherwise, just drop your items and signed paperwork off. Sorry we are unable to return needles & notions.


June 16-18: Collection and check-in of Garage Sale items. Bring your properly- tagged Garage Sale items and completed inventory sheets to knitch during regular business hours. No collections will be accepted after Sunday, June 18

June 23-25: Shop the Garage Sale during regular business hours. Cash or check only.

June 26-28: Post-sale organization period. Please wait until June 29 for results.  We will call you as soon as we have finished collating the data

June 29-July 7: Pick up: If you don’t want your items returned, you may opt (at check-in) to have us donate your unsold items to a knitting-related charity. No needles or notions will be returned to customers. We will be closed for inventory July 1-4

Even if you do NOT choose this option, any unsold/unclaimed Garage Sale items that are not picked up by close of business                              (5:00pm) on Tuesday, July 7 will be donated.

Proceeds from Garage Sale: All proceeds from the garage sale will go onto the computer on your account. Items purchased with Garage Sale Proceeds are not eligible for Rewards.


The Customer Garage Sale takes place outside the knitch computer-based Rewards Program. Therefore:

  • Garage Sale purchases do not earn Rewards points.
  • Garage Sale Proceeds cannot be used to earn Rewards points

Inventory Sheet for Printing