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Welcome to Yarn Database

So, what is Yarn Database? This searchable, sortable site is designed to help you keep track of your favorite yarn community makers across platforms, and find new favorites. It lists knit and crochet designers, spinning fiber dyers and makers, yarn spinners and dyers, accessory shops, and tech editors. You mark your Favorites, and I’ll keep them up to date.

It’s a different approach than a pattern directory, more in keeping with “slow fashion” and building a community of makers. It de-emphasizes popularity algorithms in favor of finding makers you love.

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NOTE: Yarn Database does not link to sites that have unmarked links to Ravelry. See the About and FAQ pages for more information.


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  • Woman on lake shore facing the lake holds open lace crescent shawl with diamond motifs on a garter stitch background.

    Elizabeth Williamson Knitting

    Elizabeth is a Shetlander who feels very passionately about Shetland lace. She loves to teach others in her online classes and face to face workshops as well as creating new designs and patterns which reflect her Shetland heritage, with its rich culture and beautiful places. Note: Patterns on the …
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  • Long cowl worked with mini skeins. Increases and decreases create a dramatic wave effect.

    Janelle Martin

    Janelle Martin has been knitting for more than 35 years. “I never expected to get into designing until a friend challenged me to try it. Ten years later, and I’m still excited that I get to share this passion through my designs and as a knitting instructor,” Janelle says. “My ongoing …
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  • Black and white artist’s rendering of Robbie’s profile.

    Robbie Laughlin

    Robbie Laughlin is a knitwear designer based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The shop offers inexpensive digital patterns for accessories that showcase lots of texture!…
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  • Dark to light variegated yarn in Halloween colors of pumpkin, violet and black.

    Bow Fiddle Yarns

    Louise is based in the North East of Scotland and the dyer behind Bow Fiddle Yarns. Named after a local rock formation, Bow Fiddle Yarns is inspired by local landmarks that translate into vivid colors on a variety of superwash merino, alpaca and silk bases. Louise has added accessories such as yarn …
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  • Variegated yarn rests on a woven plate. Colors are bright and cool and range from mint green to melon orange to deep purple.

    Little Bishes Stitches

    Catherine Gaertig is the German artist behind Little Bishes Stitches Hand Dyed Yarn. Dyeing brings Catherine “an incredible feeling of equilibrium, joy and inspiration.” Integrity in every step of the process is important, Catherine says, “most importantly, the integrity of the environment and the …
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  • Roll-neck knitted sweater with contrasting cables and threads worked through the knitting.

    Rutahandmade

    Italian designer Ruta’s shop features modern knitting and crochet patterns, with lots of cables and lace.…
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  • Braids of combed top spinning fiber in complementary yellows and greens.

    Moonlight Fibre

    Joanna is the talented UK dyer at Moonlight Fibre. The shop offers an array of colorways, from vivid to subtle, on a number of yarn bases, as well as spinning fiber.…
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  • Round granny circle coasters designed as eyeballs, including irises and a highlight on each pupil.

    Sammich Stitches

    Samantha at Sammich Stitches says, “I’m a crochet pattern designer. I like whimsical designs and creating things that look much more complicated than they actually are.”…
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  • Varsity style kids jacket with contrasting sleeves and stripes at neck and cuffs.

    Sandra Magalhães

    Sandra is a knitwear and crochet designer based in Porto, in the north of Portugal. “I am a mother of three, and my passion for handmade clothes and toys was always present,” Sandra says. “Knitting for my family was the inspiration for this project and I love designing new pieces for everyone!” …
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  • Jill Wolcott pattern books on a desktop.

    Jill Wolcott Knits

    “Fashion.Passion.Knit. All my knitwear is so much more than great design. Every pattern is designed to create wonderful thing, while guiding and teaching as well,” says Jill Wolcott. “I use a charting system, Action charts, designed for those who want what you see is what you do. I get obsessed so …
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