It’s time for a new quarantine-friendly hobby and what better season than fall or winter to pick up knitting or crocheting with soft and warm yarns or a new cozy accessory from a small business in Downtown York. Downtown York is celebrating I Love Yarn Day with four specialty shops that offer yarn and yard-made items, all located in the Market District.
Step inside Ewe and Me Yarn Shop on North Beaver Street and you will instantly feel the need to knit and crochet an item in every color and variety of yarns offered in owner, Joan’s, superbly organized and esthetically pleasing yarn shop. The 100 year old building located at 36 N. Beaver St. is full of charm and character, and of course every type of yarn you can imagine. Ewe and Me Yarn Shop offers luxury and budget-friendly yarns and supplies for knitters and crochet enthusiasts from hand-dyed yarns created locally in Pennsylvania to yarns from a women’s cooperative in Uruguay. When safe to resume, Ewe and Me will begin hosting classes and Knit Nights but in the meantime, Joan encourages yarn lovers of all skillsets to stop by Ewe and Me to show what they’ve been knitting or crocheting and to treat themselves to a new yarn for an upcoming cooler weather hat, scarf, sweater, or blanket.
In Downtown York’s Central Market resides a vendor by the catchy name of Naked Chick Art who brings ‘raw’ art in the from of handmade artworks and pieces made from repurposed, reclaimed, and natural items. Celebrate ‘I Love Yarn Day’ with a stop by Suzanne’s Central Market stand and treat yourself to a handmade crocheted boa, perfect for wearing out and about in the fall, or a custom cozy crocheted blanket.
Cherie Anne’s in the Market District of Downtown York has been selling yarns since their business’ inception in 2008. Owned by mother and daughter duo, Cherie Anne and Amanda, this quaint shop sells loose-leaf teas, hand-crafted jewelry, knitwear and accessories, baby gifts, and a selection of hand-dyed variegated natural fiber yarns. Cherie Anne’s is a few doors down from Central Market, making it a prime destination for a perfect Saturday shopping trip in Downtown York.
Not only is Pineapple Home Gallery the place to get 100% soy hand-poured candles made by owners, Zach and Carlos, but it is also a place spreading the love of all things yarn. Zach has a talent for crocheting unique items which can be seen displayed around his store from the colorful hanging jellyfish to the warm crocheted hats. Pineapple Home Gallery recently moved from Central Market as a vendor to a new storefront located at 49 N. Beaver St.