You can knit local too. Here are 10 local businesses that make or hand-dye yarn in Pittsburgh.
Reminder! September 12 is Local Yarn Store Day. We’ve put together this list of local yarn stores and yarn-makers.
One of the upsides to all of this time at home is that I’ve returned to knitting. I know several other knitters who have picked up the needles again. This list includes all the local sources for yarn we can find as well as links to shop locally online (almost everyone on this list has an online store).
If you are looking to get started, or maybe you are just looking to start a new project, here is a list of local Pittsburghers who make and sell yarn – all offer online shipping. Scroll down for a list of Pittsburgh knitting shops.
Made-in-Pittsburgh Yarn & Fiber
All of the yarn-makers on this list offer online shopping.
Dusty Tree Soap & Dyeworks
Rebecca makes soap and dyes locally-sourced yarns.
Ex Libris Fibers
Hand-dyed wool yarn from a librarian.
Fibernymph Dye Works
Lisa Cannon has been hand-dyeing yarn in the Laurel Highlands since 2011. Fibernymph specializes in self-striping yarns.
HipStrings has its own line of yarn as well as handmade tools for knitting, crochet, hand spinning and weaving. HipStrings has a fiber arts studio located in Allison Park with limited hours. You can buy HipStrings yarn and yarn from other manufacturers as well on their website.
The Ross Farm
Located in Washington, PA., The Ross Farm has been a working farm for over 100 years. The Ross Farm sells yarn and fiber made from the wool of the animals on their farm.
Some Wonderful Studio
Sells hand-dyed yarn & fiber for spinning
Hand-dyed yarn and knitting kits.
The Stitch Party
The Stitch Party offers hand-dyed yarns and knitting kits.
Youghiogheny Yarns specializes in hand-dyed and hand painted yarns.
Strings & Strands by Wendy Colbert
You can find Strings & Strands hand-dyed yarn at Songbird Artistry.
Pittsburgh Knitting Shops
McWalker Yarns // Millvale
- Phone orders
Dyed in the Wool // Ross Township
Kid Ewe Knot // Bridgeville
Songbird Artistry // Lawrenceville
Darn Yarn Needle and Thread // Harmony
Yarns By Design // Oakmont
- Shop online
Sewickley Yarns (formerly Yarns Unlimited) // Sewickley
Shops just outside of Pittsburgh
Raggz Fiber Art // Greensburg
Kathy’s Kreations // Ligonier, PA
Yarn shops that have closed
The Pittsburgh Yarn Company // Wilkinsburg – closed Summer 2020
📸 Header photo courtesy of HipStrings.