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Thirteen and a half years ago, The Yarn Haven opened its doors to knitters and crocheters in the Knoxville area. The past 2 years have been hard. Last year we took a hard hit when our shop was flooded.  After several months of being closed while the shop was repaired, we opened the shop back up and immediately began looking for another location.  Last September we moved to our current location in Farragut.  We began rebuilding the shop, but then in March the Coronavirus caused us once again to have to close our shop for several months.  Although many of you have helped us tremendously to make it through this difficult time, the uncertainty of the future has caused us to pause and rethink what we should do.  We have concluded that we have come to the end of our time as a brick and mortar yarn shop and will be closing our doors in Farragut in the next month or so.

We are ready to move on to the next phases of our lives.  Debi will be moving to Clarksville, TN at the end of July to be near her son and his family.  Leigh will continue at her job as an MRI tech and have her Saturdays free to spend more time with her hubby and her family.  And I am looking forward to a new beginning.

This has not been an easy decision.  But some things in our lives are just meant to be there for a season.  I know many of you will be disappointed that you won’t be able to come to The Yarn Haven to touch and feel all of the wonderful fibers.  BUT...

I am still going to continue to own and operate The Yarn Haven…but I’m going to transition the shop to an online shop.   This new adventure for me comes with a sense of sadness for the fond memories of the past, but with a sense of hope for the future. 

The Yarn Haven will still be your Local Yarn Shop.  There will just be some changes.  Our yarns and accessories will be sold mainly online.  I'm already working on setting up a actual store on our website.  You will be able to order 24/7 and have your order mailed to you or picked up at a designated location.  And I will still offer classes so you can learn new skills and give personal help sessions once it becomes safer to do so.  I will still be sending out weekly emails to inspire you and showcase projects that you can make with our yarns.  And there will still be community gatherings like Sit 'n Stitches, New Yarn Reveals, and maybe even an occasional yarn retreat.  Have a knitting group that meets regularly?  Invite us to come and bring a mini-shop of yarn for your group. I'm open to suggestions of how I can meet your yarn needs.

Local yarn shops as well as many small businesses have had to transition the way they operate.  Many are moving to incorporate online sales to accommodate our changing economy.   The Yarn Haven is having to transition as well. 

So here's how we're going to close our "brick and mortar" store...

Our “Shop Closing” sale will start Tuesday, June 23.  Our shop hours will be 11 am – 3 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 am – 4 pm on Saturdays.  I hope to get everything sold by the end of July.  We will have some fixtures for sale as well.  Each of these will be marked with a price.  Purchases of our fixtures can be made, but some items will need to remain in the shop until they are no longer needed.   If you have a gift certificate or credit slip, now is the time to use them. 

All sales will be final as we close out our brick and mortar shop and begin to prepare for our new adventure of running a
 "Local Yarn Shop Online".

Coronavirus Procedures will still be in place:














If you don't feel comfortable coming into the store yet,  you can still order from the yarns we have on our website by calling us and placing your order during our shop hours or emailing us at any time.

Electronic Gift Cards

We can now email you an electronic Gift Card from our website.  (Click the "E-Gift Card" tab at the top.)  The E-Gift Card will be available to be used in our online website.

You also have the ability to email a gift card to a friend for their birthday, to congratulate them, or to tell them to get well soon.  I hope you will take advantage of this new opportunity to help keep us in business during the Coronavirus pandemic.  And you don't even have to leave the safety of your home to do it.

Our  location:
139 West End Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37934

The space is all on one level with

handicapped parking right

in front of the shop.


Email us anytime (theyarnhaven@bellsouth.net) or call us (865-694-9900) on Tuesdays and Thursdays (11 am - 3 pm)or Saturdays (11 am - 4 pm) with your order
and we can mail your package or you can pick it up inside the shop or curbside.

The Yarn Haven has been in business

since February 2, 2007.

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The Yarn Haven

2007 - 2020