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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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  • Pullover with brioche elements at hem, forearms and yoke.

    Hasargaknit

    Naama Ido is the designer behind Hasargaknit. “A few years back, I have decided to give myself more and do only what I want,” Naama says. “I have left everything behind and hit the road. In the space that have been created by this action of letting go my ability to create started blooming, and this …
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  • Progress keepers with heart charms, each made from a different kind of stone.

    Hawari Bazaar

    In addition to beautiful yarns and clever patterns, Michigan maker Corinne at Hawari Bazaar offers elegant and fanciful stitch markers.
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  • Classic cabled sweater with simple lace panels.

    Thea Colman

    Thea Colman is the cable-loving designer at Baby Cocktails. “After working in various advertising agencies, I took a break to be home with my young daughters and fell into knitwear design, mostly by accident. I’d always been a knitter who couldn’t follow directions without changing things, so the …
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  • Colorwork sweater with row of whole lemons, then row of leaves around the yoke.

    The Little Foxes

    Gina Marquis is the Virginia-based artist behind the yarn, knitting patterns and crochet patterns at The Little Foxes. “I learned how to knit in 2008 and have not been able to stop!” Gina says. “I love designing unique clothing items that are perfect additions for your wardrobe and fun to create. …
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  • A baby, shown from the back, is wearing a two-color crochet cardigan with an intricate series of smaller and smaller squares with zigzag corners.

    Tinna Crochet

    Tinna is an Icelandic textile artist and crochet designer. She is the published author of three crochet pattern books in Icelandic. In 2018, Tinna started selling her patterns online in English. Patterns make beautiful use of colorwork.…
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  • Old-fashioned lantern stitch marker in silver metal and coordinating faceted glass beads in warm tones.

    Walleye and Wool

    nd Melissa started Walleye and Wool “to create items that reflect the beauty that we find in nature, like the Northwoods and just in our own garden. … You'll see stitch markers and progress keepers with little fish, bears, moose, flowers, and birds.“
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  • Deep, cool greens and blues, with pops of neon yellow.

    Oh No He TINT’D

    Canadian dyer Brian Long is the mathematician turned scientist turned yarn colorist behind Oh No He TINT’D. Colorways are crisp, with names that reflect Oh No He TINTD proud-to-be—LGBTQ+ vibe. Yarns are ethically sourced and cruelty-free.…
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  • Blog Post: Changes to Tech Editor Listings

    Tech Editors, I’ve updated the Yarn Database Tech Editor signup form to include some checkboxes for specific services you offer. The complete list is: Accessible Formatting Charts Copy Editing Illustrations Inclusive Sizing Pattern Pattern Grading Pattern Layouts Pattern Naming Pattern Writing …
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  • Medium slime green yarn with a slight sheen

    Thought to Thread

    Tyler is the San Diego dyer and designer at Thought to Thread. He loves developing beautiful colors to express his personality and is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ Community.…
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  • Drawstring bag with bold poppy print and faux cork reinforcing bottom section.

    Good Stuff Crafts

    California knitting designer Brenda Castiel offers a line of project bags and notion pouches as Good Stuff Crafts. Wonderful fabric choices complement the precise construction.
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