Where to buy locally made/dyed yarn online & Pittsburgh knitting shops

You can knit local too. Here are 10 local businesses that make or hand-dye yarn in Pittsburgh.

by Lindsay Patross
September 12, 2020

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Reminder! September 12 is Local Yarn Store Day. We’ve put together this list of local yarn stores and yarn-makers. 

One of the upsides to all of this time at home is that I’ve returned to knitting. I know several other knitters who have picked up the needles again. This list includes all the local sources for yarn we can find as well as links to shop locally online (almost everyone on this list has an online store).

If you are looking to get started, or maybe you are just looking to start a new project, here is a list of local Pittsburghers who make and sell yarn – all offer online shipping. Scroll down for a list of Pittsburgh knitting shops.

Made-in-Pittsburgh Yarn & Fiber

All of the yarn-makers on this list offer online shopping.

Dusty Tree Soap & Dyeworks

Rebecca makes soap and dyes locally-sourced yarns.

Ex Libris Fibers

Hand-dyed wool yarn from a librarian.

Fibernymph Dye Works

Lisa Cannon has been hand-dyeing yarn in the Laurel Highlands since 2011. Fibernymph specializes in self-striping yarns.


HipStrings has its own line of yarn as well as handmade tools for knitting, crochet, hand spinning and weaving. HipStrings has a fiber arts studio located in Allison Park with limited hours. You can buy HipStrings yarn and yarn from other manufacturers as well on their website.

The Ross Farm

Located in Washington, PA., The Ross Farm has been a working farm for over 100 years. The Ross Farm sells yarn and fiber made from the wool of the animals on their farm.

Some Wonderful Studio

Sells hand-dyed yarn & fiber for spinning

Space Cadet

Hand-dyed yarn and knitting kits.

The Stitch Party

The Stitch Party offers hand-dyed yarns and knitting kits.

Youghiogheny Yarns

Youghiogheny Yarns specializes in hand-dyed and hand painted yarns.

Strings & Strands by Wendy Colbert

You can find Strings & Strands hand-dyed yarn at Songbird Artistry.

Pittsburgh Knitting Shops

McWalker Yarns // Millvale

  • Phone orders

Dyed in the Wool // Ross Township

Kid Ewe Knot // Bridgeville

Songbird Artistry // Lawrenceville

Darn Yarn Needle and Thread // Harmony

Yarns By Design // Oakmont

  • Shop online

Sewickley Yarns (formerly Yarns Unlimited) // Sewickley

Shops just outside of Pittsburgh

Raggz Fiber Art // Greensburg

Kathy’s Kreations // Ligonier, PA


Yarn shops that have closed

The Pittsburgh Yarn Company // Wilkinsburg – closed Summer 2020


📸 Header photo courtesy of HipStrings.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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