The Big List of Yarn Shops
My gift to all those aiming to reach SABLE aka Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy! Being a seeker after woolly variety and living in an out of the way place I shop for most of my yarn online. Almost all of the stores I list here I have ordered from and the few that I haven't have either been highly recommended by knitters I know or supply one of my favourite, often hard-to-come by, yarns. The list is added to regularly, and the info given is updated periodically. Occasionally stores are removed from the list, usually because they no longer supply the yarns I was buying from them, or they may have stopped shipping abroad. You'll find suppliers you'll know alongside suppliers you probably won't. But because I'm generally happiest knitting with premium, natural fibre yarns you may notice a lean towards the 'high end' stuff. Don't worry though, there's something here for everyone! Please note: the opinions expressed here are my own and I have benefited in no way from sharing them with you. All the 'buttons' link to the relevant website, hover your cursor over them to read a short store review. All these online stores are great but my absolute top recommendations get a tick. A flower symbol indicates that eco-friendly, organic, and/or plant dyed yarns are available.
* Please remember that if ordering from abroad there may be VAT, import duty or similar to pay. In the UK, at time of writing, this is not the case if ordering from within the EU, but will apply to goods ordered from Norway, Iceland and other non EU countries, the USA, Japan, Australia, etc. unless the total value of the order, including shipping costs, is no more than £15. For currency conversion I use xe.com.
* Stores in Australia and Canada coming soon.
* Looking for a yarn store near you, or to visit while on holiday? Try knitmap, a searchable catalogue of yarn stores from all over the world.
Disclaimer. A store's position in the list will be alphabetical or random and should not be assumed to indicate any kind of ranking. Any quoted stocks, prices, and special offers are of course subject to change. And please note, these are my personal recommendations and none of the entries in this list have been sponsored. Enjoy!