Yarnia is the only yarn shop where you can design your very own custom blend of yarn, and buy it by the pound. You choose the fiber, color, thickness, and amount, and we'll wind up your custom cone of yarn for you right on the spot -- perfect for knitting, crocheting, or weaving!
Not only that, but the yarn here is sold not by the skein, nor the hank, but by the pound.
Don't know how much yarn you'll need for a project? Or maybe you know how many skeins or yards you tend to use for a given project, but don't know how to translate that to ounces? We've got lots of tools to help.
We specialize in budget-friendly, custom knitting and weaving yarn on cones, here at Portland's only DIY yarn shop. Bring in your patterns, your inspirations, and ideas and we'll help you come up with the right yarn for your project.
Not from Portland? Check out the links at the top of the page to learn more about our Online Shop and Custom Yarn Creator.
What our customers are saying about us...
All I will say for now is that I never feel looked down on at Yarnia for my age, for my budget, for me not being a well-known friend/clique member/millionaire - all of which is just the tip of the iceberg with the other places I have had the misfortune of shopping at. Their great customer service and unassuming attitude goes a LONG way for me!
Candice B., Vancouver, WA
Yarnia may seem scary to the uninitiated but I bought a cone-end a couple of weeks ago to see what it would be like knitting with unplied yarn and honestly, I really love it, and it was not as hard as it looked to me - the end result is an amazing fabric that will leave you hungering for more.
Yarnia, you are the best! I want for no other LYS.
“This is such a different and wonderful yarn shopping experience! We locals love it and I totally recommend it to anyone traveling through. They have a wonderful selection of yarn on cones (skinny) -- you pick out what you want and the magic machine winds them all together into your unique, self-designed yarn -- just for you. There are plenty of wound combos on cones already for ideas and lots of shop samples so you can see how the yarns knit or crochet up. And the prices are SO FABULOUSLY LOW! Sweater quantities for $30 or less! I love them!”
"The owner is a sweetie and will help you out with explanations for the newbies, suggestions for the stumped, and pre-made samples for the creatively blocked. The pre-made cones are often amazing and sometimes cheaper than making your own."
“I love Lindsey's highly personal vibe - in the blog and the newsletter and at knit night/in classes. That feeling of "I know her" is as much of the reason I trek to Yarnia as the fiber. And, I love that Yarnia is part of Supportland!”
When you are in a bind and need to match a yarn that has either been discontinued or (in what is often my case) you simply have no freaking idea what it is and where it came from this is your place! I came in trying to do both things mentioned above and found all the help I needed, not only did the lady in charge correctly match both yarns that I brought in but she offered to knit me up a quick swatch just to test it out! Awesome! I'm definitely going to be coming back and taking one of their classes/getting some of their kits (which look super fun!) Great place, I'd recommend visiting asap. :)
Katrina Q., Portland, OR
“Oh Yarnia, you call to me from across the East side. There is something so tempting, so SEXY, about being able to create the perfect yarn for any project. Construct your own perfect blend of color and material, make your yarn just the right weight."
Clare M., Portland, OR