Whenever I travel somewhere I make sure to look up yarn shops in the area. You get to explore new yarn brands, you get to be in *yarn heaven* AND you get to support small businesses!
Looking for yarn shops in the Windy City? (You probably should be, knit yourself up something quick to protect you from those cold temperatures!) There are tons of great options; it seems like you really can’t go wrong with any of these shops!
Each of the following shops offers something unique and they are all worth a trip into the city to check them out! Here is your go-to guide:
47 W Polk St., Chicago, IL 60605
Includes brands such as Cascade, Malabrigo, MadelineTosh, Manos del Uruguay, Berroco, Plymouth, Rowan and more!
Sister Arts Studio
721 W. Wrightwood, Chicago, IL 60614
This studio includes tons of craft products for ages 2 through adult! Find all of your yarns here, but you also may stumble upon some other craft supplies you love!
1256 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
If you’re into yarn shop aesthetics, this place is for you! The interior design is almost as beautiful as the yarn itself.
3856 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Knit 1 includes incredible brands such as Spincycle, Brooklyn Tweed, Hedgehog Fibers, Malabrigo and more!
Firefly Fiber Arts
2052 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
This shop’s mission is to offer natural, and sustainable fibers to the customer. It doesn’t hurt that the sustainable fibers are also gorgeous to work with!
1630 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Not directly in Chicago, but in a suburb of Evanston (the town that Northwestern University is located in!) If you’re North of Chicago, have a stop in to this quaint shop.
Dye Hard Yarns
210 Harrison St. Unit A, Oak Park, IL 60304
If the name of this shop isn’t cute enough, stop in to shop brands like Dream in Color, Shibui, Malabrigo, Knitted Wit, Brew City Yarns and more!