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Knit, Crochet, and Spend a Day Exploring Yarn Stores on the Line

If you love to knit, crochet, or just want to learn a new hobby, scroll through our list of shops on the line. We started with the shops closest to the city and worked our way out through the Northwest Suburbs. All of the shops are located within a five minute walk of the Metra station.

Norwood Park Metra Station – Woolly Lamb

Woolly Lamb

This Woolly Lamb Yarn Studio has a great selection of yarns, patterns and accessories for knitting and crocheting. In addition they carry specialty buttons from Germany. There are classes for adults and children. The Woolly Lamb also hosts a number of events and holds an “all You Can Knit Nite” on Thursdays.

To get to the Woolly Lamb from the Norwood Park Metra Station head northwest  on Northwest Highway, left on West Raven St., slight left on North Avondale Ave., then right on North Nina Ave. Approximately a 3 minute walk from the station.

Woolly Lamb, 6007 North Nina Ave., Chicago, IL 60631  773-631-6208

Des Plaines Metra Station – Mosaic Yarn Studio, Ltd.

The Mosaic Yarn Studio carries yarn, patterns and accessories for knitting and crocheting. The  studio offers events and classes including private instruction.

To get to Mosaic Yarn Studio from the Des Plaines Metra Station head southeast on Miner St, right on Pearson St., then left on Ellinwood Ave. Approximately a 4 minute walk from the station.

Mosaic Yarn Studio, 1585 Ellinwood Street #101, Des Plaines, IL 60016 847-390-1013

Arlington Heights Metra Station – Fuzzy Wuzzy Yarns

Fuzzy Wuzzy Yarns is one of the premier yarn shops in the Northwest suburbs. This beautiful shop carries a number of specialty items. Their class list is extensive and includes beginner and advanced classes for crocheting and knitting as well as unique offerings such as felted slippers and purses. Fuzzy Wuzzy Yarns is also a drop off site for chemo caps for Halos of Hope .

To get to Fuzzy Wuzzy Yarn from the Arlington Heights Metra Station, head south on North Vail Ave. and turn right on West Campbell St. Approximately a 3 minute walk from the station.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Yarns, 218 West Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847-253-9276

Barrington Metra Station – Gene Ann’s Yarn

Gene Ann’s Yarn carries yarn, patterns and accessories for knitting and crocheting. In addition they carry a number of specialty organic cotton, corn wool, silk and bamboo yarns. There are a number of classes available and if one of their classes doesn’t fit into your schedule they will do their best to create a class for you.

To get to Gene Ann’s Yarn from the Metra Station, head northwest on Park Ave. and turn left on East Station Street. Approximately a 4 minute walk from the station.

Gene Ann’s Yarn, 117 East Station Street, Barrington IL 60010 847-842-9321

Downtown Crystal Lake Metra Station – Sunflower Samplings

Sunflower Samplings

Sunflower Samplings is a combination gift and yarn store. Tucked away in the back of the store is a great assortment of yarns, patterns and accessories.

To get to Sunflower Samplings from the downtown Crystal Lake Metra station, head southeast on East Woodstock St. and turn left on North Williams St. Approximately a 2 minute walk from the station.

Sunflower Sampling, 89 North Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-455-2919

Please note for all multiple stop outings

If you are making a stop-over on a week day, inform the conductor when you hand them your ticket and they will make a notation to that effect when they punch your ticket.  On the weekend this is unnecessary if you are riding on a weekend pass, as it is good for as  much Saturday and Sunday travel as you can fit in.

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