Browse our large selection of knitting and crochet yarns from our favourite brands. We carry yarn from all over the world including Peru, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Norway and Canada. 

  • Akara Yarns

    Dyed by the hands of Rose in the nearby Cookstown area, Akara Yarns features beautiful shades on timeless bases!
  • Bergere de France

    Bergere de France has been producing quality yarns in France since 1946. They have a history of creating trendy and original yarns of excellent quality that is world renowned! 
  • Briggs & Little

    Briggs and Little Woolen Mills manufactures quality wool knitting yarn in a variety of plys and colors in New Brunswick, Canada.

  • Cascade Yarns

    Since the company started in the late 1980’s, Cascade has grown to become one of North America’s most popular yarn brands. Known for creating high quality yarns at good prices Cascade is a knitter's favourite.

  • Debbie Bliss

    Debbie Bliss has her own yarn line made up of beautiful classics in her signature palette. She is also the most published knitwear designer, with over 35 books, 20 booklets and her own magazine. She was also recently awarded with an MBE in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours List for her services to hand knitting and the craft industry.

  • Diamond Luxury

    Diamond Yarns Luxury Collection - a great selection of yarns of the highest quality.
  • Drops

    Drops Designs is based in Oslo, Norway. Known for their gorgeous colour palettes, amazingly high quality yarns, and tens of thousands of free patterns. We love Drops!
  • Ella Rae

    Leanne Prouse is one of Australia's top knitwear designers. She has been designing for more than 20 years and has had her own line of yarns for over five years. 

    Before launching the Ella Rae brand, Leanne was the head designer at Jo Sharp yarns. She is known for her simple, classic designs for women, children and the home and has published over 20 books of patterns.

    Please note that in our opinion, while considered (and labelled) as Aran or DK weight, Ella Rae 'Lace Merino' yarns have a dense, springy twist which makes them lighter than a traditional Aran/DK weight. The Aran will generally work up closer to a Worsted, while the DK will generally work up closer to a Sport or Heavy Fingering. If you have any questions/concerns please feel free to contact us. The Seasons, while labelled a Worsted, can definitely be treated as a Chunky due to its fluffy chained texture. 

  • Estelle Yarns

    Estelle Yarn's philosophy is to provide exceptional quality at a reasonable price. Their high quality yarns come in a range of weights and fibers. 

  • Full Moon Fibres

    Full Moon Fibres is the new passion project of Barrie-based sisters Allison & Jessica. We are thrilled to be offering their beautiful yarns, hand-dyed right here in our hometown!

     For Summer 2020, Full Moon Fibres created a limited edition colourway just for us - Pool Party for One! Perfect for this strange, socially distanced summer - and for the Lakeside Yarn Crawlers looking for one of a kind Barrie magic.

    We currently have the following bases in stock...

    Asteroid Sock Sets: A 115g skein of paired with a 23g complimentary mini skein, both on the same sock-friendly 80% Superwash Merino / 20% Nylon blend.

    Asteroid Sock Minis: Charming 23g mini skeins in the same 80% Superwash Merino / 20% Nylon blend, with 87yds / 80m they are great for small and scrappy projects!

    Galactic Mohair: Irresistibly fluffy 50g / 439yd skeins of mohair and silk, for working by itself or layering with other yarns!

    Orbit Fingering: A combo of merino and cashmere, with a kiss of nylon for durability, these 115g skeins will add a luxurious softness to that extra special project.

    Moon Rock Slub: A rippling, textured yarn created by wrapping superwash merino with a nylon thread. It comes in 100g, 438yd skeins. Perfect for breathing visual interest into basic knits!

    We try our best to capture each colour accurately, but every device will display colours differently, and some colours are hard to capture. Please let us know if you have any questions about colours.

  • Gedifra

    Established in 1922, Gedifra's yarns are proudly designed in Tuscany and made in Italy. Their soft metallic tweed is one of our favourites, with guaranteed mulesing-free wool in a blend sure to delight and inspire the knitter or crocheter who feels like they've tried everything. 
  • Geilsk

    Founded in 2007, Geilsk's yarns combine a sense of humour and whimsy with classic Danish design taste.

    Our favourite Geilsk yarn is their Hamp og Uld, Danish for Hemp and Wool. A lovely earthy texture combined with fun, modern colours - what else is there? It's the perfect choice for a summer sweater.

    In our experience Geilsk Hemp & Wool knits up as a traditional worsted, comparable to the Cascade 220 in weight. 

  • Hayfield

    Hayfield yarns are all about bold colors and fun ideas. With a choice of mixes and styles, including some lovely ripples and popping patterns, you'll find inspiration as well as great-value yarn. Includes DK, aran, bulky, and super bulky weights.

  • Illimani Yarns

    After many years in the fashion business, Illimani Yarns decided it was time to focus on the yarn; by applying all of their experience on knits and fine wools to carefully select the very best natural yarns in the world at unbeatable prices.

    Illimani Yarns has worked with thousands of artisans in Bolivia and Peru, many of which have mastered the art of knitting and crocheting. Their mission is to provide the materials and the inspiration to customers to help them create their own artisanal textiles.

  • James C. Brett

    James C. Brett supply knitting yarns and patterns of quality, providing great patterns and premium hand or machine wools in a variety of shades and styles.

  • Juniper Moon Farm

    Nestled in the rolling hills of central Virginia, you'll find Juniper Moon Farm, a place where fine wool sheep and Angora goats produce some of the finest farm yarns in the United States. The flock spends their days grazing on sweet grass and sleeping under the stars.

  • Knitting Fever

    Knitting Fever's private label, Luxury Collection yarns live up to the name by offering some of the finest special yarns & blends from around the world. 

  • King Cole

    King Cole has always been a family business, driven by strong traditional values and a dedication to their chosen industry. Established in 1935, King Cole continues to innovate in yarn production, pattern designs, and colour choices.

  • Malabrigo

    Malabrigo is a family-owned yarn company in Uruguay that was founded in 2005. They are recognized worldwide for their magical hand-dyed colourways and scrumptiously soft merino wool bases.

    All of Malabrigo's superwash processes and colorants meet Oeko-Tex standards. Their wool is 100% produced by Uruguayan farms that allow their  free-range sheep through the hills, herded by shepherds. Like Canada, the controversial practice of mulesing does not exist in Uruguay.

    You are always welcome to contact us for pictures of the skeins we have on hand to ensure that you recieve the exact colours you are looking for! Hand dyed works of art like Malabrigo skeins can be quite different - not just year to year, but even within the same shipment! Don't hesitate to reach out to us for any colour inquiries or concerns.

  • Manos del Uruguay

    Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit social organization which, since 1968, has provided jobs for craftswomen living in Uruguay rural areas.

    Manos del Uruguay craft dyes vibrant, smooth, faded or space dyed colors, which give the yarns an infinity of tones and shades, making the Manos palette something unique, special, and easily recognizable worldwide.

  • Novita

    A family business established in 1928, Novita is the largest manufacturer of yarns in the Nordic countries. The company’s spinning mill in Kouvola, Finland manufactures one million kilograms, or 10 million balls of yarn, per year! Now in the family's fourth generation, we're so happy to welcome Novita to Canada - so you can get it here rather than trying to overstuff your suitcase on visits to Finland!

    Novita's yarns are made to be warm and durable. They also invest heavily in renewable energy sources and purchase their raw materials, including wool, from nearby regions.

  • Noro

    Noro was founded over forty years ago by Eisaku Noro. The handcrafting yarns in particular are well known for their vivid colors and combinations of diverse fiber types.

    They differ from a number of other manufactured yarns in the industry by having lengthier spans of color in the runs, causing distinctive striping patterns, as well as being partially spun by hand versus being produced completely by machines.

  • Opal Yarns

    Opal Yarns

    Opal is a world-renown company based in Hechingen / Germany. Their entire production (printing, washing, steaming and balling), including sales and marketing, is based in one location, and their wide array of colour lines each have a different inspiration & story. With Opal you get unique colours, patterns, and serious sock longevity!

    Please note that some of the items listed will be arriving at the shop this week - we will ship your order as soon as it arrives!

  • Regia Sock Yarns

    Schachenmayr REGIA is a world leading sock wool brand that has been offering high quality expertise in colour and yarn innovations for socks since 1949.

    The yarns even carry a 10 year quality assurance. New collections and design ideas are continually available, including patterns effects that develop as knitted straight from the ball. All of which are inspired by Schachenmayr REGIA´s internationally renowned designers.

    We carry a variety of different lines, including 4ply in 100g and 50g, and 6ply 150g. 

  • Rico Yarns

    Rico Design is a leading wholesaler of arts, hard crafts and textile handicrafts in Europe with approximately 150 employees at its offices in Brakel, Westfalen. Since its founding in 1974 by Franz Jacoby, the product range has continually been expanded with innovative, creative ideas from the in-house atelier.