The Shop

The Yarn Maven

The Yarn Maven is a bright and friendly yarn shop in historic downtown Smyrna, Delaware. We carry a variety of yarn to suit your needs, from wool and alpaca to organic cottons, linens, blends and even acrylics, in an assortment of solids, hand-dyes and prints. We also offer a large supply of needles and hooks, and have classes for beginning and experienced knitters. We carry an assortment of print patterns and books, and we are an official Ravelry pattern sales shop.

We have a large table/seating area where knitters are welcome to sit and work on their projects any time the shop is open. Our official Knit Night is on Wednesdays from 4pm-8pm and Knit Saturday is every Saturday from 11am-4pm.


We have a great selection of hand-dyed sock yarn! New colors and brands arrive each month as we continue to expand your choices for shawls, socks, sweaters and other projects that call for these beautiful yarns. We also carry wool, cotton, acrylic and luxury fiber blends in all weights, from lace to super bulky.

  • Adirondack Yarn Co - Silky Sock
  • Brown Sheep - Nature Spun Fingering, Sport & Worsted, Wildfoote sock yarn and Prairie Spun DK
  • Cestari - Mt. Vernon and Ashlawn
  • Classic Elite - Adelaide, Escape, Sprout, Mika, Liberty Wool, Liberty Wool Light, and Inca Alpaca
  • Dream in Color - BFL Sock
  • Fyberspates - Vivacious
  • JaggerSpun - Zephyr lace
  • Lorna's Laces - Shepherd Sock and Shepherd Sock Quintets
  • Mirasol - Huasco Sock, Sulka Legato, and Ushya
  • Opal - 4-ply and Light sock yarn; we receive a new collection nearly every month!
  • Queensland - Kathmandu Aran 100
  • Regia - sock yarn: 4 ply, Kaffe Fassett, Arne & Carlos and Pairfect!
  • Schoppel - Jeans Ball, Gradient, Zauberball, Zauberwolle and Edition 3
  • Socks, Yeah! sock yarn
  • Susquehanna Knitting Company - Hand dyed yarn from Maryland in five different bases
  • Universal - Bella Cash, Cotton Supreme DK & Worsted, Flax, Uptown DK and Uptown Worsted

Needles & Notions

  • Knitter's Pride Needles and Hooks
  • Tulip needle protectors & stitch markers
  • Local Handmade Stitch Markers
  • Blue Striped Room Project Bags​
  • Shaune Bazner shawl pins
  • Eucalan - no rinsing needed!
  • Cable needles, darning needles, knitting thimbles, stitch markers, etc.


  • Ravelry - We are a Ravelry PRO shop, which means we have access to over 100k digital patterns for you!
  • We also carry some print patterns, including Churchmouse, Vermont Fiber Co, Quince & Co, and more.
  • Knit Purl Hunter books
  • Knitting Pure and Simple
  • Susan B. Anderson books


  • Books, notions, bags and more for your favorite knitter or crocheter
  • By Hand magazine
  • Katrinkles wood needle gauges
  • NNK hand-poured resin tins
  • Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf gift set

Gift Cards

We now offer two types of gift cards for your convenience!

FestiveThe Yarn Mavencards are available in the shop, and can be loaded for any amount over $20.

eGift cards are fast and a fun surprise to send to the yarn lover in your life. They may be purchased here