Maine Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Maine
Despite the name, Quilt Essentials in Auburn is a delightful shop for knitters as well as quilters. The shop has a growing selection of yarn, books, needles and notions, which can also be purchased online.
Located in Bath, Halcyon Yarn is a shop with a thriving mail order and Internet business as well. The shop offers fine yarns, tools and accessories, as well as fiber and equipment for spinners, weavers and other fiber fans.
The Knitting Experience Cafe
Located in Brunswick, The Knitting Experience Cafe is a yarn store/tea and coffeehouse that invites knitters to stay and knit awhile. They sell about 20 different brands of yarn, and the site includes a regularly updated blog.
Purl Diva in Brunswick is a yarn shop with attitude. They sell about 35 different brands of yarn and a good selection of tools and accessories. The site also includes a great blog.
Stitchery Square in Camden is a great source of supplies for knitters and needlework aficionados. They sell yarns from about a dozen manufacturers, as well as kits, accessories and books.
Unique One Sweaters and Yarn
Located in Camden, Unique One Sweaters and Yarn specializes in custom sweaters knit by machine by local knitters. The shop also sells locally produced yarn as well as other yarns and notions for knitters, which can be purchased online.
Rosemary's Maine Made Gift Shop
Rosemary's Maine Made Gift Shop in Cornish is a combination ice cream shop, gift shop and yarn shop that also offers knitting classes. The shop has a wide range of yarn and accessories.
Pine Tree Yarns
Pine Tree Yarns in Damariscotta is a knitter's paradise located in a historic home. Classes are available for beginners as well as sweater knitters, and the shop has a good selection of yarns, including hand-dyed yarns made at the studio.
Grace Robinson and Co.
Grace Robinson and Co. in beautiful Freeport has a good selection of luxury and designer yarns, as well as supplies for needlepoint. Site includes detailed directions, store hours and contact information.
Naturally Fuzzy in Harrison is a little difficult to find, but it is worth the drive. The shop specializes in natural fibers from New England and doesn't stock novelties. They offer classes and discounts for guild members.
The Custom Shop
The Custom Shop in Kennebunk is all about home decor and redecorating, but also sells yarn from about a half dozen vendors. The shop also sells needles and other knitting supplies, and offers knitting classes.
The Irish Ewe
Located in Norway, The Irish Ewe specializes in fine knitting yarns from Ireland as well as yarns and accessories from other parts of the world. The shop also carries Irish goods and offers some free patterns on its website.
Central Yarn Shop
The Central Yarn Shop in Portland has a good selection of yarns at discount prices. Some information about products is available online. The shop hosts regular classes for knitters and spinners.
Seaport Yarn in Portland heralds itself as a candy store for knitters, and there is a lot of eye candy to be seen and felt here. They have a great selection of yarn, including some hard-to-find yarns, and all can be purchased online.
Tess' Designer Yarns
Tess’ Designer Yarns has been offering fine hand-dyed yarns in exceptional colors for over 25 years and is located at the edge of the Old Port in downtown Portland.
Maranacook Yarns in Readfield recently underwent an expansion that doubled its size, so the store is now teeming with yarns from Maine and elsewhere. The shop offers a variety of classes and accepts orders by phone and e-mail.
Ardith Keef Yarn and Gift Shop
Located in Gorham, Ardith Keef Yarn and Gift Shop has a wide array of yarns and knitting supplies as well as fun and thoughtful gifts. Many yarns, needles and accessories are available for sale online.
Korner Knitters in Standish has about 400 different kinds of yarn from more than 30 manufacturers. Yarn is always 10 percent off the retail price, and bargains can always be found in the Kloseout Kitchen. Check the website for monthly sales. Orders are accepted by e-mail.