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).
Please keep in mind that shop hours change and vary. Be sure to check individual store hours before you visit.
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. Classes are offered for both beginners and advanced knitters and crocheters, or you can chose from project-driven classes. Check the store newsletter for class times and dates. Private lessons are available. Gift certificates can be purchased.
Mia Bella Yarns
1815 St. Johns Ave., Highland Park | (847) 748-8419
Mia Bella is an inviting shop that allows you to get cozy on the couch and sit and knit or crochet with a cup of coffee or tea. Staff will help with any questions you might have about your project. And you can find a wide variety of yarn, needles, notions and supplies for knitting, crochet and spinning. Books and single patterns are also sold here.
89 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake | (815) 455-2919
Not just a yarn shop. Sunflower Sampling features eclectic gifts and knitting notions. In addition, you will find knitting classes and project help here, too.
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 in ahead of time as you plan you 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.