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Only at String Theory! - String Theory Yarn Co

Only at String Theory!

When I travel, I can’t resist visiting new yarn stores in other cities. And the first thing I ask is, “What do you have that I can’t find anywhere else?” 

At String Theory, we are proud of our friendly staff, top-notch knitting advice and color-picking help - but we also have a few special items we know you’re not going to find anywhere else.


Migration Yarns: An “only at String Theory” find, Linda Wallace dyes these yarns just for us, in fingering and DK weight, wool and silk blends. You may have seen her work in our store during the Chicago Yarn Crawl, or during the year. Her colors are all limited-edition, so if you see something you love, buy it before it disappears.

Custom colors in Plied: We already carry a full range of colors in Plied North Ave., the light weight yarn that so many knitters are fans of. But we have some colors you won’t find anywhere else, named after the airports that connect our two cities: BWI and Midway. BWI is a gold/ natural twist, and Midway is a honey/ slate mix.

Sister Ananse: We’re lucky to have so many talented yarn dyers in our backyard, and Sister Ananse Yarn, by Naima Bond, is no exception. Her color combinations are eye-popping and original and they fly out the door, whether in fingering or DK weight, or on the “zebra” base. You may have seen her yarns as part of the Good Vibes Yarn Tour or as a special order … or brightening up the shelves.


Keenan Yarn: We love the mural that they recently painted at the pedestrian underpass in Glen Ellyn, so when Deirdre needed some inspiration for our exclusive color we sent her a picture from the mural. This is what she came up with. We loved it so much, she is now working on three more colors to complete the seasons.

Manos Mini Fino Kit
We have stocked yarn from the Manos women's cooperative in Uruguay since we opened in 2004. So when they offered to create a Mini Fino kit just for us, we jumped at the chance. Click on this link and scroll down for several free patterns that use a mini set.

So whether you’re a longtime customer, or stopping in for the first time, we know you’ll find something special here.

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