Yarn Outing: The Yarn Bank

Yarn Outing: The Yarn Bank by Cindy Unangst

Do you really need an excuse to visit a new yarn shop? Me neither, but The Great Northern Yarn Haul has motivated me to start checking off my list of New England Yarn shops.

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Picture of the storefront of The Yarn Bank in St. Johnsbury, VT

The Yarn Bank, St. Johnsbury, VT

The Yarn Bank is an independent yarn shop on Main Street in St. Johnsbury, VT. The Yarn Bank opened in February of 2019 and is owned by Misty Colby

The Yarn Bank is located in a former bank. In the very back you can see the door to the old vault. They carry a wide variety of yarn, from standard yarns like Caron Simply Soft to small, batch hand-dyed yarn.

Close up of a former bank vault  lock
One of the locks from the former bank vault

What Makes The Yarn Bank Unique

What makes The Yarn Bank unique? Easy. The Owner Misty. Not only is she super fun and knowledgable, but she doesn’t just knit, she crochets! [Pausing for angels to sing].

Mis Tori Yarns are sold exclusively at The Yarn Bank
A selection of DK weight Mis Tori Yarns

I have found most indie yarn shops are geared towards knitters. There is nothing wrong with knit, except for the fact I don’t know how to knit! So when I visit a store, I tend to look at it from the needs of a crocheter. Sure all indie yarn shops have yarn and you can’t crochet without yarn, but it is also fun to just talk about crochet and crochet projects!

Classes and Social Events

The Yarn Bank has different drop in social events, as well as classes for crochet, knitters, or making charms out of polymer clay. Check out their site for the most recent schedule.

View of The Yarn Bank store
Look crochet hooks!

Honestly, I wished I lived closer to this yarn store. I know I would be here every week. They have a warm, fun, and welcoming vibe, as soon as I walked in, it felt like walking into a friend’s personal yarn stash.

Visit The Yarn Bank

Brick and mortar:
1194 Main St
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont 05819

They can be found on Facebook and Instagram:
Facebook @TheYarnBank
Instagram @TheYarnBankVT

After visiting The Yarn Bank, I highly recommend grabbing a sandwich and an avocado brownie at the deli in back of Natural Provisions.

Natural Provisios' Marketplace Sign
537 Railroad St, St Johnsbury, VT 05819
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