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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.

Learn more about Yarn Database

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

This Just In …

  • Scarf has waved texture, including a second color on the front to bring out the design.

    Jeny Staiman

    Seattle designer Jeny Staiman says, “Fundamentally, I approach knitting like an engineer: I want to understand what makes something work. I zoom in and examine the detail. I question traditional ways of doing things. … The most important questions to me are, what is the most fun for me? And then, …
  • Seven mini skeins in red, blue, green, cream, purple and black. Most skeins are tonal and a few are variegated.

    Lichen and Lace

    Canadian Megan Ingman is the proprietor and dyer of Lichen and Lace. Formerly the owner of Lettuce Knit yarn shop in Toronto, Megan and family moved to New Brunswick in 2012 to live a more relaxed lifestyle. Inspired by the sea, the forest and marshes of New Brunswick, Megan creates beautiful …
  • Woman wears black halter top with lacy bottom edge, solid bra cups, then lace from the cups to the neck closure. A crocheted skull features prominently.

    Lunar Still

    Lithuanian crochet designer Lunar Still has a beautiful collection of Gothic garments, collars, gloves and more. “As an artist, I strive to make something different but very sustainable and versatile,” Lunar says. “I believe that Gothic-style clothing should be one of a kind, not designed for …
  • Mother and small child wear a hat with a texture broken into triangles. Each triangle has ribs running either horizontally or vertically.

    Ewelina Murach

    Ewelina Murach is a Polish designer living in the UK. “I love knitting and experimenting with textures and constructions,” Eweline says. “I also enjoy simple knits with interesting yarns.” Many patterns are available in adult and children’s sizes.…
  • Woman holds aloft the edges of a long netting-style cloak. The cloak has openings for the head and arms to poke through and the “sleeves” continue in an asymmetric shape to the floor.

    Nessa’s Knots

    Rhode Island designer Vanessa of Nessa’s Knots offers crochet patterns for spooky creations, from bags to garments to stuffed animals, er, creatures. Vanessa also sells custom creepy crochet-theme stickers, hoodies, etc. “When I first started crochet I had a tough time finding designs that fit with …
  • Dark lavender variegated yarn fades to black with splashes of cream and hints of navy.

    Crow & Crescent Yarn

    Crow & Crescent Yarn Co hand-dyes beautiful bases with love in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to the yarn, Renee offers patterns for stunning socks, hats and cowls. Note: Kit listings may contain URL links to Ravelry.…
  • Colorwork of very serious bunny head takes up entire side of cowl. It is flanked by two plants. Above its head is a spotted mushroom. Colorwork is black on variegated yellow background.

    Children of the Rice

    Los Angeles-based Jen Immer is Children of the Rice. The shop offers playful patterns for knitted colorwork cowls. Check out Instagram for links to Jen’s jewelry and clothing lines, as well.…
  • Jumble of single ply aran weight miniskeins.


    Cowgirlblues is a Cape Town-based dye house and design studio specializing in South African wool and mohair. Yarn is for sale through the site and through retailers in Europe, Australia, Japan, South Africa and the US. Bridget sells patterns as well as regular hanks and mini skeins in each yarn …
  • Woman in garden wears sun hat and loose-fitting V-neck stockinette and lace tank.

    Aimee Sher Makes

    Aimee Sher is a Taiwanese American knitter, spinner, and sometimes sewist and weaver who has a passion for thoughtful design details. Inspired by the foods and experiences and creations of the Asian American diaspora, they began designing in 2021.…
  • Warm cinnamon brown solid yarn on a BFL base.

    1918 Yarn Company

    1918 Yarn Company is the house-dyed yarn of Ohio’s Harps & Thistles Yarn Emporium. Owner Cindy Michael says, “We chose the name 1918 Yarn Company because it’s the year our building was built and this building was where our company came to life. The bases are named for the buildings here …
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