A list of brick and mortar yarn shops in San Diego County
2021 – Unfortunately, several of our local yarn shops have closed their doors forever. They will be greatly missed. Check out the update to Ramona County Yarn Store below – it’s still open!
It is always a good practice to contact shops before visiting for current hours.
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. Many of our LYS now offer online shopping, shipping, and curbside pickup.
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. Comments are welcome.
Page last updated 6/24/2021.
— 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
Yarns at Border Leather has a new name in honor of it’s founder, Emy
and has a new website, everything else remains the same.
Chula Vista 91910
Kat’s Yarn & Craft Cottage – new location!
4367 Highway 78, Suite 103 in the Wyona Ceter
Santa Isabel, CA 92070
Kat’s Yarn & Craft Cottage is on Facebook
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 – Previously reported as closed, we are happy to report this shop is still open, soon to be under new ownership. Watch this page for possible future updates to the phone number and website address. Information posted below is current as of 6/24/21.
780 Main Street, Suite B
Ramona, CA 92065
Yarn & Thread Expressions
7882 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa 91942
(619) 460-9276 (YARN)
Alpaca farms – these are working farms, always contact first before planning a visit:
A Simpler Time Alpacas & Mill – contact to schedule an appointment to shop or tour.
1802 Alta Place
Crest (El Cajon) 92021
Alpacas & Friends – open to visitors only on event days
10499 Highway 79
Descanso, CA 91916-9744
La Dolce Vita Alpaca Farm – check website for scheduled open house dates. Not open for drop-in visits.
24901 Bareta Star Ranch Rd.
Sadly, the following shops are closed and no longer in business:
Ramona Country Yarn Store, closed May 29, 2021
Yarning for You, San Marcos, closed April 17, 2021
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.