HAPPY NEW YEAR from Hook Yarn and Stitcher


Let’s hope it’s a great one for all and that we each try something new. How about learning Fair Isle knitting with steeking? Here’s mine in progress, done in Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. I hope I can finish this before our fiber trip to Iceland!



Men’s Knitting at Hook Yarn and Stitcher

Our first men’s knitting group was a great success and we look forward to seeing more guys each month on the second Saturday. The group is hosted by one of our newest knitters–Matthew Rolnick–and participants at all skill levels are invited to attend.

Join the group anytime from noon to 3pm. Here’s a chance for guys of any age to take on a fun, functional, and relaxing new hobby–and it’s cheaper than therapy! Drop-ins are encouraged. You can visit the Men’s Knitting website here.

2016 Fiber Tour in Iceland

Iceland2008-SudureyriHook Yarn and Stitcher is coordinating a fiber tour to Reykjavik, Iceland for 5 days in April, 2016. Would you like to join us? There won’t be any fancy accommodations on this trip, but we will enjoy plenty of fiber-time, sight-seeing, and exposure to true Icelandic living. If you are interested, please contact Nina. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Our own Jona Hutchins will be our local guide. For more details, please click here.

Be inspired! 

Explore your creativity and artistic expression.  Our prices are affordable, and we offer a comfy, cozy and welcoming atmosphere.  We are your neighborhood yarn shop.  You’ll fall for us hook, yarn, and stitcher!

Knitters and crocheters gather at HYS on Wednesdays and Fridays and inspire each other with their latest projects. We help each other with answers to pattern questions and crafting techniques, and we have lots of fun listening to stories, visiting with Seamus the cat, and sharing treats. Join us!

Wish-List Registry

Introducing the HYS Wish-List Registry! Simply come in to the shop and fill out our Wish-List Registry form. Then, when your family and friends need ideas for gifts for holidays, birthdays and special occasions, they will know exactly what to choose here at HYS.

Like Us on Facebook

When you follow us on Facebook, you’ll be among the first to hear about new yarns AND you’ll be eligible for special offers on featured products. When you see a post announcing a special offer, simply print the announcement as it appears on YOUR Facebook page and present it in the shop at the time of your purchase. Invite your friends to like us so they’ll be eligible too!

Project of the Month

Are you a frequent knitter or crocheter? Are you looking for project ideas and discounts? If so, the Project of the Month is for you! Click POM Guidelines for more information and help support your local yarn shop!

Frequent Frogger Program

Those who knit and/or crochet frequently can take advantage of our Frequent Frogger Program. For every $125 dollars spent at HYS on non-sale items, a $10 coupon will be available that can be used during a subsequent visit.

Participate in our current charity project!  

Choose your favorite date from the perpetual calendar of 365 Knitting Stitches and make up a 4″ swatch (cast on 18-20 sts). Swatches will be sewn into an afghan that will be raffled off with proceeds benefiting Maine Women’s Shelters.  Thank you for supporting this worthy organization!

Spring and Summer Hours

Wednesday—Friday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fall and Winter Hours

Tuesday—Friday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

And please note that we will close whenever the roads become dangerous for driving. Give us a call before you venture out to be sure that we are open.


We are located at 642 Maine Avenue (on the west side of Route 27 / 201) in Farmingdale, Maine. We are right next door to Webber’s Ice Cream; 2 miles from Hallowell’s downtown strip; and 4 miles from the Maine State Capitol building in Augusta.