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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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  • Five skeins from deepest purple to moss green.

    Skein and the Stitch

    Jess is the UK artist behind Skein and the Stitch. “My love for knitting began during the years of my PhD as a creative escape from research and snowballed from there. After years of honing my craft, I discovered a love for hand dyed yarn and decided to experiment! From that point, I couldn’t stop …
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  • Gotland locks in more than a dozen shades.

    Felsted Fleece

    Felsted Fleece is operated from Brick House Farm, a Smallholding of around nine acres, just north of Chelmsford, in Essex. Neil and Cara have worked to run the farm as an environmentally sensitive, sustainable smallholding, keeping rare breed pigs and sheep. “We chose Gotlands specifically …
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  • Outline of sheep hopping over a fence.

    Sally Ridgway Designs in Felt & Fibre

    Tasmanian dyer Sally Ridgway is the woman behind Sally Ridgway Designs in Felt & Fibre. Sally has been producing beautifully dyed wool tops (roving) for felting and spinning, all made with love by her own hands. “I originally started as a felter but realized quickly I needed to start dyeing my …
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  • Warm variegated yarn in honey and peach with a bit of cool green.

    Native Fibers

    Meghan Bailey of Native Fibers is a proud descendent of the Karuk Tribe of Northern California. “I love art. In all its many forms. I am a creative soul. I am never happier than when I am out in the studio creating. Color has the ability to set a mood. It is a means of expression. I have this …
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  • Adorable red, long “haired” cow with horns. Cow is licking its own nose with long pink tongue.

    Cottontail and Whiskers

    Bea King is the talented UK designer at Cottontail and Whiskers. Patterns include lots of amigurumi, as well as shawlettes, bags and more. Wall hangings for every occasion and some that haven’t been invented. “Have a browse through my shop, and I dare you not to smile at least once!!” Bea …
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  • Cowl in mohair with lace in a chevron pattern.

    Into The Wool

    Sarah Solomon of Into The Wool is a knitwear designer, writer and teacher based in New York City. With a background in woven construction and dressmaking, Sarah brings a love of details and fine finishing to her hand knitting designs.…
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  • Rainbow over traditional farm building.

    Subito Farm Designs

    Subito Farm Designs is a mother daughter team of pattern designers/artisans based in Carlisle, Massachusetts dedicated to creating domestic and locally produced yarns and finished goods. All of our yarns are raised/grown, processed, spun, and dyed in the United States.…
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  • Triangular shawl, striped on the bias.

    WinterWhiteKnits

    Jennifer is a designer based in Canada who offers knitting and crochet patterns as well has readymade items. Jennifer has a mixture of chunky knits and patterns for finer yarns, with plenty of choice for beginners, too.…
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  • Cowl in two colors featuring motif reminiscent of pine cones. This cowl is knit flat in the shape of a triangle and then joined and worked in the round.

    Tellybean Knits

    Stephanie says that not long after the birth of her first daughter, nicknamed Tellybean, she “became discouraged by my baby girl’s lack-luster wardrobe. I thought, “It needs some spice!” In an effort to shnazzy up Tellybean’s wardrobe, I began designing knitting patterns for babies. Thus, Tellybean …
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  • Pom pom beanie with vertical chevrons wrapping around the head, and ribbed edge.

    The Cali Co.

    Cali of The Cali Co. is a knit pattern designer, specializing in chunky, textured beanies/toques.…
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