All About Yarn
A Yarn Specialty Shop
"Where friends who sit together can knit or crochet together!"
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Mon. - Thurs. (10-8), Fri. (10-5), Sat. (10-4:30),
Sun. (noon-4) - 763-785-4900
Closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Open regular ours Saturday and Sunday!
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At All About Yarn, when your receipts total $300 you then receive 20% off on as large a purchase as you desire on your next shopping trip, classes included!
Classes held morning and nightly here! Open for fiber enthusiasts to sit and enjoy all other times!
My son-in-law holding hand made traditional Christmas Socks from our family pattern now into the 4th generation with the birth of my 1st grandchild.
All About Yarn is on Facebook....check out the link and click "like" and you will receive daily posts in your newsfeed....be the first to see new yarns as they arrive!
Please visit our photo gallery of shop projects. If there is a project you would like to make and you are unable to come to our shop, we will be happy to ship the materials needed to complete the project. Just call the shop at 763-785-4900 for assistance.
Easter basket and bunnies!
Fair Isle scarf from Color by Kristin book!
Thanks again for supporting your (LYS) All About Yarn .
Warm all year long!
Bedford Sweater knit with Madelinetosh Vintage!
Crochet hat made with Plymouth Galway.
Rasta cowl, a free pattern at the shop.
This Knitting Pure & Simple Top Down pattern is my favorite sweater to make. I've made five of them in all different yarns!
All About Yarn's famous fingerless mittens!
Simple Noro Beanies, an All About Yarn favorite!
Thanks again for supporting your (LYS) All About Yarn .
Join us on Friday afternoon from 2-5 pm. Meet new friends! The couches around the fireplace will be reserved for those of you who want to come on in and sit and knit or crochet. The Kuerig is available with lots of choices.
All returns must be accompanied by a receipt. - thank you
Since we have opened we have been providing a space for the "Mother Bear Project" to meet at our shop. They meet every 4th Friday morning of the month from 10-12. More information is available on our web page.
455-99th Ave, NW Suite 180
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(Located at the intersection of Hwy. 10 and Foley blvd.)
Directions at www.mapquest.com
(enter All About Yarn under business name and MN for state, click on directions.)
“All About Yarn” is in it’s eighth year of business and my name is Roxanne, the proud owner of our Coon Rapids-based shoppe. Most people call me Rox at the shop and when you come for a visit and check us out I think you’ll find an exceptionally friendly, warm and helpful environment. We have a beautiful fireplace setting in the center of the shop where classes are held nightly and fiber enthusiasts like yourself can sit and enjoy. My staff and I love new knitters as it just seems like yesterday we were just beginning as well. I learned how to knit a mere nine months before the shop opened… There was a group of us back then all learning together as we entered our empty nester stage of life. You know, we were those traveling parents, who followed their kids around in sports for a living, hehe! Suddenly, however, our kids grew up and the traveling ended and we were confronted with the question: “What were we to do with all the new time on our hands?” Well, we learned to knit and immediately became obsessed. We started traveling around to specialty yarn shops and discovered in the north suburban area there was a definite need for a yarn shop, hence the birth of “All About Yarn.”
In the beginning there were four of us, who opened the shop, each of whom brought something different to the table and to our customers. But after six years together, a pending retirement up north for one partner, hard economic times and a new long term lease awaiting, change was in the air. With the support of my family and friends I decided to keep “All About Yarn” going. Paula, one of the original partners and longtime friend, continued on at the shop, but in a desired part-time position (some days, I’m really jealous). And Cheryl, another of the original partners and longtime friend as well, now does the books. For those that have frequented the shop for years, you might find three of the four of us all there at the same time and wouldn’t know changes were ever made with all the laughter and chatter going on… That’s how it should be.
As a new owner one of my goals was to bring in new yarns to enhance our selection of specialty yarns and I think the shop’s selection of Madelinetosh and Malibrigo is second to none. I’m always on the look out for new yarn, supplies and fun accessories to add. Another highlight of the shop are the classes we offer, specifically our very unique “Pick your own Project” classes which take place each day (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) as well as Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. Each class is a mini social group in which many long term friendships have been developed. Whether you become a new member or have been coming for years, teaching help is provided on as many projects as you desire. All About Yarn also has an ever changing display of sample projects and free pattern support.
Before I wrap this up, I think I should include one last tidbit here about how this shop got its name. As we were traveling around on our new yarn adventures eight years ago, a common phrase was often said to me which I could never quite understand: :)
“It’s not all about you Roxanne.” But it is definitely “ALL ABOUT YARN!”
I welcome you to “All About Yarn” and hope you become a shop regular!
Our Products: Addi Turbo Needles, Alchemy, Aslan Trends, Arucanina, Berroco, Blue Sky Alpacas, Cascade, Classic Elite, Claudia Handpaints, Dreams Needles, Ella Rae, HiKoo, Koigu, Knit Pick Needles, Lamb's Pride, Madelinetosh, Malabrigo, Misti Alpaca, Namaste Bags, Noro, Plymouth, Rowan, Skacel, Shibui, Sirdar, Spud & Cloe, Tachi Stacy Charles,..............currently updating this section.
• A fun, friendly, and relaxing area to shop, browse, and knit or crochet.
• Coffee, soda and water are available for purchase.
• Many free patterns available as well as quick walk-in help.