Buying yarn online can be a bit nerve-wracking. Where do you start? And how do you know the best places to buy yarn for a reasonable price? Never fear – your favorite Yarn Snob is here! I’ve got 10 MORE places for you to buy yarn online with no worries about quality or price.
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1 // WEBS – Yarn.com
Summary: Located in the picturesque Pioneer Valley of Western Massechusetts, WEBS started as a weaving and loom rental store in 1974. Yarn.com was established in 2003 and has exploded into a robust online e-commerce destination for yarn lovers. With nearly 1,000 yarn products and plenty of tools and accessories, WEBS is a one-stop-shop for unique finds and classic standbys.
Free Shipping: None
Known For: Project kits, extensive yarn fiber options, and learning opportunities including workshops, retreats, and online classes.
2 // Mary Maxim – MaryMaxim.com
Summary: This 4th generation family business upholds the high standards and diligence of the original founders of the 1930’s. With over 30 private label yarns and a handful of other brands, Mary Maxim has a decidedly classic flair. Expand past yarn crafts into plastic canvas, diamond painting, and even coloring books in their diverse product selection.
Free Shipping: None
Known For: Value priced yarns, monthly club memberships, and 5,000+ knit, crochet, plastic canvas, and latch hook patterns.
3 // Ice Yarns – IceYarns.com
Summary: Little is known of this Turkish online yarn brand. But loyal customers swear by the unique selection and bulk price savings. Ice Yarns offers subs for many popular yarns at incredibly low prices when compared to in-store options. Be patient when exploring the site but act fast if you see something you like. The best items tend to sell out quickly.
Free Shipping: None
Known For: Bulk item pricing, a strong mix of everyday and novelty yarns, consistent supply of new items and deep discounts.
4 // Annie’s – AnniesCatalog.com
Summary: What started as a modest enterprise in 1975 has exploded into a burgeoning company in subsequent years, catering to yarn lovers as well as other slow craft enthusiasts. Annie’s carries yarns from longstanding, popular brands to support their vast catalog of original knit and crochet designs.
Free Shipping: None
Known For: Full-length online classes, custom kit building, and seasonal knit and crochet original pattern releases.
5 // YarnCanada – YarnCanada.ca
Summary: Canadian makers, rejoice! This one is just for you. YarnCanada ships from Canada to Canadian addresses only. Featuring brands like DROPS, Wool and the Gang, Scheepjes, and Red Heart, they are a go-to site for Canadians to skip the border delays and duties often associated with buying yarn internationally.
Free Shipping: $125+ in Canada only
Known For: Variable price points on yarn, a vast selection of hooks and needles, and supplies for other fiber arts like felting, spinning, and weaving.
6 // Wool and Company – WoolAndCompany.com
Summary: Born out of their South Elgin, Illinois brick and mortar shop, Wool And Company provide the local yarn store experience for makers around the world. Their site is easy to shop, organizing the selection by brand and weight. Get the luxury in-store experience from the comfort of your own home.
Free Shipping: All orders for US addresses; $150+ for Canadian addresses.
Known For: Specialty LYS brands like Blue Sky Fibers, Knit Collage, and Quince & Co.; dee discounts on discontinued yarn; yarn + pattern kits.
7 // Hobium – HobiumYarns.com
Summary: Hobium is the self-proclaimed largest online selling hobby and craft supplies platform in Turkey, offering 6000+ knitting and crochet products. According to their website, they offer the highest quality with the cheapest price. With yarn as low as $1.33, you’re bound to save some money on your next project.
Free Shipping: Varies by country – see more here.
Known For: Inexpensive cotton, acrylic, and novelty yarns; bulk skein discounts; obscure and international yarn brands.
8 // Yarnspirations – Yarnspirations.com
Summary: Find your favorite brands like Red Heart, Caron, and Lily Sugar’n Cream under the umbrella of Yarnspirations. Their goal is to give you everything you need to march passionately down the path of your next fiber arts project. With the help of a strong team of Stitch Ambassadors, expect innovative ideas and designs using yarns you already know and love.
Free Shipping: A free shipping promo is referenced on the website, but it is not clear how to access it.
Known For: Direct shipping of brands under the Yarnspirations label, project inspiration and free patterns, helpful tutorials and tip videos.
9 // Premier – PremierYarns.com
Summary: Established in 2005, Premier prides itself on being an innovator in the classic and novelty yarn space. They have over 90 yarn lines in every weight from superfine to jumbo. With interesting yarns at a variety of price points, you’re in for a pleasant surprise when shopping this intriguing brand.
Free Shipping: $75+ US Only
Known For: Weekly deals and clearance, inspirational patterns, and an attractive rewards program.
10 // Direct from Indie Dyers – Links Vary
Summary: As competition increases, independent yarn dyers are rising to the challenge of creating unique yarns while simultaneously appealing to a new audience via catchy marketing. The power is in the hands of the buyer to discover new indie dyers and there are plenty to be found. I enjoy finding new shops by searching yarn dyeing – related hashtags on social media. Some of my favorites are Lola Bean Yarn Co, Montana Crochet, and Sewrella Yarn.
Free Shipping: Unlikely
Known For: All indie yarn shops are run differently. Search online for shops offering advent calendars, special promotions and events, and fun collaborations.
Purchasing yarn online is one of the great joys of being a fiber crafter. Take this opportunity to be adventurous, creating a chance for true elation when you find that perfect skein.
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I also enjoy shopping at https://www.herrschners.com they have a good selection of well known brands, as well as their own brand and Willow brand yarns. Free and reduced shipping come up frequently as promotions – so it’s worth waiting and watching for those deals. 🙂
Toni L. says
This is a new one to me. Thanks for sharing and for the tip!
Shannon Christina Hall says
I have an absolute love for Indie dyers & for Malabrigo. The best place to find all colors on all bases of Malabrigo is http://www.eatsleepknit.com.
Thank you for this great service, both the video and the blog. Unfortunately the two nearest LYS folded in the pandemic and the next nearest is not so near at all. I now shop exclusively online, unless I travel to a city (for work) which also has a local yearn store. Some great (and new!) suggestions here to add to my stash.
Nancy Francis says
Love Herrschners! Been shopping there for decades! They have really good sales & like Mary Maxim they have a variety of other yarn crafts & other crafts like cross stitch kits & supplies. Their website has tons of free patterns, too!
Thank you for this information. It came at the perfect time. (Do you have a camera in my house?) LOL. I was just say I wish I had more than one online site to purchase yarn. Thank you again.
DB Bourgeois says
I love Lovecraft’s Paintbox yarns. Their cotton and acrylics are so soft.
If you ever find yourself in Florida, there’s a yarn shop in Winter Haven (south west of Orlando) named The Four Purls. They have their own brand of yarn created by one of their purls as a school project, called Emma’s Yarn. Comes in several different weights and fibers and some cool dye jobs. I make a point to visit when I visit by BFF.