Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet, but didn’t know where to start? Are you a seasoned pro and have been wanting to add to your growing stash of yarn? Finding a yarn shop that can help you can be a daunting task, fear not: I have put together a list of Yarn Shops in Lake County (or near Lake County).
Yarn Shops in Lake County
Please keep in mind that shop hours change and vary. Be sure to check individual store hours before you visit. Shops listings are in no particular order.
Three Bags Full Knitting Studio
1927 Cherry Ln., Northbrook | (847) 291-9933
This full-service knitting studio offers a bountiful selection of yarns, notions, and patterns. They offer classes for both beginners and advanced knitters and crocheters, or you can choose from project-driven classes. Check the store newsletter for class times and dates. Private lessons are available. Gift certificates can be purchased.
2 Needle Chicks
406 Peterson Road, Libertyville | (847) 549-3611
Two chicks who love needlework and wanted to leave corporate life behind have opened a store in Libertyville to bring you the best threads, needlepoint canvases, yarn, and accessories available today.
Mia Bella Yarns
Mia Bella was based in Highland Park and is now online only. Find their small-batch hand-dyed yarns online or schedule a private lesson with the owner.
Wool, Warp, and Wheel
5605 Mill Street, Richmond | (815) 678-4063
Located in the heart of historic Richmond, Wool, Warp, and Wheel is a meeting place for the fiber community. This store purveys the finest in natural fibers, color, quality, and design. Plus, you will find patterns that are easy to read and quality tools and notions. Keep an eye out for their newsletter for class information.
3316 Millstream Rd., Marengo | (815) 568-5730
This shop is well worth the trip to Marengo. There is a large variety of yarns to choose from, a wide assortment of needlework supplies, binders of patterns, and so much more. As an added convenience, you can phone your order ahead of time as you plan your next project.
Give knitting or crocheting a try and visit one of these locally-owned, fine yarn stores a try. Tell them Little Lake County sent you!
What is your favorite, go-to store for yarn in Lake County? Let us know in the comments section below.
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by Rosemary Bridges
Rosemary is a mom who wears many hats. She is a working mom and has two little boys. Together with her husband, David, they set off to find adventures all over Lake County. Rosemary moved to Lake County from Chicago as a teenager and has been a resident for over 10+ years. Although the big city lights have a special place in her heart, the quiet suburbs won her over to raise her children.