Minnesota Yarn Shops
Gallery of Dreams
Gallery of Dreams in Alexandria has a good collection of the yarns you'd expect, as well as pattern books, bags for knitting necessities and a large selection of felted purses.
Located in Battle Lake, Prairie Needles is only open four days a week, so check ahead before you visit. The shop has a good selection of yarn and offers drop-in knitting classes. Two project kits are on sale each month.
Between Friends Yarn
Between Friends Yarn in Brainerd offers more than a dozen brands of knitting yarn as well as needles, hooks, accessories, books and patterns. Knitters are invited to drop in for help whenever the shop is open.
Zandy's in Burnsville is a nice little shop that's all about community. They have drop-in help sessions, tons of classes and knit-alongs and special events for knitters, needlepointers and fabric fiends.
Sisu Designs in Ely is billed as a knitting and weaving workshop. It carries a good selection of yarn and knitting, weaving and spinning supplies. According to the website it has a "Kaffe Fassett corner" where little bits of yarn by color can be purchased for 50 cents an ounce.
That Little Red House
Located in Grand Marais, That Little Red House doesn't seem to have its own website, but a commenter on the site linked above calls it the best yarn shop on the North Shore, a small shop with great selection.
Yarnworks of Minnesota
Yarnworks of Minnesota, located in Grand Rapids, is a yarn and spinning shop that also sells locally produced goods and "a few surprises." It's located in the historic Old Central School.
Lakeville's Knitter's Palette is the shop for knitters, spinners and fiber lovers. It has a huge selection of yarn and notions, as well as spinning wheels and fiber.
Amazing Threads in Maple Grove is a great source for yarn for dyeing. They have a great selection of dyed yarn as well, and a good collection of patterns. Join the knit club for free patterns and discounts, or the sock of the month club.
Crafty Planet in northeast Minneapolis is a haven for crafters of all persuasions. They sell yarns and fabrics, offer classes and you can have private classes or parties there.
Located in Minneapolis, Needlework Unlimited has a great selection of yarn, supplies and patterns, as well as needlework supplies and kits. Shop online or visit the Urban Knitters for a sit and knit.
Yarnzilla in Minnetonka has an adorable website and an almost overwhelming selection of yarn. You'll also find plenty of patterns, books and needles. They offer classes for knitting emergencies and for knitters with some experience.
Uniquely Knit in New London does not have its own website, but seems to carry a decent selection of yarn and notions.
Nordic Living in Nisswa doesn't have a website, but it is a store where you can find yarn and knitting supplies as well as gifts from Scandinavia and Europe.
Located in Northfield, this shop has a great variety of yarns and strives to build a community of knitters through classes, knitalongs and stitch nights. A $5 a month membership gets you discounts, advanced shopping at sales and entry into yarn tastings.
Just a Little Something
Rochester's Just a Little Something shop supplies knitters and quilters with yarn, fabrics and other necessities. It's located in a great old Victorian Gothic house and may remind you a bit of running around grandma's house.
Bonnie's Spinning Wheel Yarn Shop
Bonnie's Spinning Wheel Yarn Shop in St. Cloud is home to plenty of yarn, knitting needles, supplies and, of course, spinning wheels. You can also shop online and get free shipping for orders over $100.
3 Kittens Needle Arts
3 Kittens in St. Paul has been in business for more than 20 years and claims to carry more than 1,000 yarns. It caters to knitters, crocheters and needlepointers and offers discounts to guild members.
Located in Waite Park, Crafts Direct is a general crafts store that also sells knitting yarn, needles and supplies. Check the website for weekly deals and coupons.
Smitten with Knitten
Another store with a great name, Smitten with Knitten is located in Waseca. They sell yarn, including a lot of Peruvian wool for felters, as well as embroidery and needlepoint supplies.