opened in 2006 with the goal of creating an environment where knitters of all skill levels would feel welcome.
Owner Sue Caldwell visited yarn stores along the East Coast with the goal of opening a shop that fosters a community of local crafters.
Specializing in locally hand-dyed and hand-spun yarns, the Hampden shop offers a wide selection of natural fibers. Classes range from “Learn to Knit” to making knit jewelry.
Winners of Baltimore Magazine's "Best Knitting Shop" and CityPaper's "Best Yarn Store." Lovelyarns promotes “yarn bombing," or knitted graffiti. It is working with the Baltimore Museum of Art
to plot a yarn bomb in the spring. The exact location has yet to be determined. It recently yarn bombed a window and bench at South Moon Under
in Harbor East as part of the store's "Window Wonderland" promotion. You can also see its yarn bombing in front of its Falls Road store.
The business has expanded and moved twice, and now occupies a 2,000-square-foot two-story space with classrooms upstairs and retail downstairs.