A list of brick and mortar yarn shops in San Diego County
A sign of the times… Due to changing markets and now the pandemic, many of our local yarn shops and sources of yarns and fiber are experiencing difficulties. We encourage members to shop at our county LYS, but cannot endorse a specific shop.
The list below is offered as a convenience for members, but it is increasingly difficult to maintain. If you are interested in visiting any of these locations, you are strongly encouraged to contact the shop first for special hours and visiting instructions. The future of this page is under discussion by the Guild. Comments are welcome.
Page last updated 8/4/20
— Kerry Nare, Webmaster@SanDiegoKnitters.com
The Guild encourages members to buy yarn and knitting supplies at local yarn shops. Everyone enjoys the chance to examine yarn before a purchase. It is wonderful to touch yarn and feel its softness, to see colorways in daylight, to discover the drape and hand of a swatch. And yarn shops are operated by experienced knitters who share their expertise and knowledge about yarns, needles and patterns. Shopping at our local shops helps keep these in-person opportunities available in San Diego. When you have a knitting emergency or a yearning to knit with others, go to your LYS!
Shops are listed as a courtesy and for convenience to Guild Members. Send us updates here. We are happy to add information about new shops in our area. We are unable, however, to post information about sales, classes or special events at individual shops.
The San Diego Yarn Crawl, an annual event in support of LYS, has cancelled the 2020 crawl and is rescheduling for 2021. Details about the crawl and its events can be found at sdyarncrawl.com.
Apricot Yarn & Supply
2690 Historic Decatur Road (Liberty Station)
Barracks 19; #101
San Diego, CA 92106
The Black Sheep – The Black Sheep close in July 2020.
11675 Sorrento Valley Rd. #H
San Diego 92121
Yarns at Border Leather
Chula Vista 91910
Kat’s Yarn & Craft Cottage – new location!
4367 Highway 78, Suite 103 in the Wyona Ceter
Santa Isabel, CA 92070
Needlecraft Cottage, under new ownership as of March, 2020
870 Grand Avenue
San Diego 92109
New website as of March, 2020
Ramona Country Yarn Store (new address, summer 2019)
780 Main Street, Suite B
Yarn & Thread Expressions
7882 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa 91942
(619) 460-9276 (YARN)
Yarning For You
1001 W San Marcos Blvd. Ste 180
San Marcos 92078
Alpaca farms (always contact first before visiting):
A Simpler Time Alpacas & Mill
1802 Alta Place
Crest (El Cajon) 92021
Alpacas & Friends
10499 Highway 79
Descanso, CA 91916-9744
La Dolce Vita Alpaca Farm
24901 Bareta Star Ranch Rd.
Sadly, the following shops are closed and no longer in business:
The Black Sheep, Sorrento Valley, closed late July, 2020
Common Threads, Encinitas, closed as of August, 2019.
South Park Dry Goods Co (formerly The Grove), closed as of April 2019.
Aranitas Yarn By Sofia, closed December, 2018
The Wool Lady (Temecula), closed.
Two Sisters and You, La Mesa, closed.