Coming up on October 14th, 2023 is I Love Yarn Day.
I love yarn day is a time to celebrate yarn and yarn crafts. This is a day for people who love to crochet, knit, weave, needlepoint, and any other fiber art crafts. It is a day for all you yarn enthusiasts to share your fiber craft with someone new. Teach someone to crochet, knit, needlepoint, or weave. Introduce someone to yarn by educating them about yarn fibers or yarn weights and of course you can take someone yarn shopping! Pull out your yarn or bag of scrap yarn and create something new or different to give as a gift.
According to The National Day Calendar "The Craft Yarn Council founded I Love Yard day in 2011 spreading the love of yarn crafts for generations to come. The Craft Yarn Council is a nonprofit comprised of leading yarn companies, manufacturers, publishers, and consultants in the yarn industry. “A survey conducted by the council affirms the numerous health benefits of yarn crafts like knitting and crocheting,” Jenny Bessonette, Executive Director of the Craft Yarn Council said. “We invite all of our followers to participate by posting and talking about how yarn has affected their lives.”
For more information on I Love Yarn Day visit the Craft Yarn Council
In honor of I love yarn day, I would like to share with you some awesome online yarn shops. These online shops are from different places all over the world and have yarn that is hand dyed, undyed, and made of all different types of fibers.
Arcane Fiber Works - Located in Canada, this family owned business that has a "collection of hand-dyed colourways, fresh out of the dye pots and ready to ignite your imagination!" These hand dyed yarns come in may beautiful colorways and their yarn is very soft and easy to work with.
expression fiber arts- Is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, it is a women owned business that has hand dyed yarns in many different colorways. This shop also has many knitting and crochet patterns, some for sale and some for free.
Hobbii- Copenhagen, Denmark, they are considered a one-stop shop for yarn lovers around the world, since they have a variety of yarns and accessories. They have a large internet presence and always have big yarn sales. Every Monday they host a bingo game where you can win yarn, you just need to download their app to play and on Tuesdays they have a live shopping event on Facebook, where they have yarn discounts and giveaways.
Jimmy Beans Wool-Reno, Nevada, is a family owned store that opened its doors in 2002. Jimmy's has a large variety of yarns, patterns, kits, and classes. They have a cool feature on their website called sketchbook, a tool to help you plan out your projects.
Knit Picks- Vancouver, Washington was started in 2002 by the Petkun's. The stores motto is "Handmade is Love". They are one of the yarn shops that work with independent designers by selling their patterns on their website.
Lion Brand- Carlstadt, New Jersey Lion Brand is a yarn brand that has been around for five generations and is still a family owned business. Their yarns are sold online, at craft chains, discount chains, and independent shops across the United States. They offer a variety of yarns in different fibers and weights.
Love Crafts- Based in the UK, they are a global community of makers that began in 2012. On the website you can find patterns for crochet, knit, cross stitch and more. They have a large yarn store with yarns from many different companies and lots of good sales.
Premier Yarns- Charlotte, North Carolina. They boast high quality yarn at affordable prices. Like Lion Brand, Premier yarns only sells their brand of yarn on their website. The yarn is Oeko-tex standard 100 class A certified, meaning it has been tested for harmful substances and is suitable for people with sensitive skin.
Sierra Yarn- Based in Peru with an office in Fulton Missouri, they have 25 years in the textile industry and specialize in Alpaca yarns. Alpaca yarn is soft to the touch and considered Eco friendly yarn. Click to learn about the Benefits of Alpaca.
Wool2dye4- Waynesboro, Virginia, has been around since 2005, they manufacture, distribute, and sell quality undyed yarns. Most of their yarn is sold in bulk, ten-100gm skeins per package, which works well if you have a project that needs a lot of yarn or if you want to try to dye your own yarn.
Wool Warehouse- Is a yarn superstore based in the UK, they carry over 40 different brands of yarn from all over the world. Like other yarn superstores, they carry needles and hooks, knit and crochet accessories, needlecraft supplies, and even fabric.
*Disclaimer- D60 Crochet does not receive any compensation from listing these websites, this was done strictly to share some great places to buy yarn online.*
I hope this information has been useful! If you know of any online shops that should be added to this list leave it in the comments below.
Happy I Love Yarn Day!