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 stock a large supply of needles and hooks, notions and gift items for knitters and crocheters. In our large classroom space, we 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 10am-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 and Organic Cotton DK
  • Araucania - Alpaca Reina, Huasco Sock, Nuble
  • Ancient Arts - Socknado Color of the Month and more!
  • BC Garn - Lino, Semilla Melange
  • Berroco - Folio, Mercado, Millefiori Light, Skye and Ultra Wool in Worsted, DK and Fingering!
  • Brown Sheep - Nature Spun Fingering, Sport & Worsted and Prairie Spun DK
  • Cestari - Mt. Vernon
  • Classic Elite - Mika organic cotton (we have a good amount in stock, and it won't last!)
  • CoopKnits - Socks Yeah! and Socks Yeah DK
  • Dream in Color - BFL Sock, Jilly and Smooshy with Cashmere
  • Ella Rae - Cashmerino Sport, Cozy Alpaca Chunky, Lace Merino Aran and Rustic Silk
  • Euro Baby - SoftCotton Chunky
  • Fyberspates - Vivacious 4ply and DK
  • Gedifra - Lana Mia Sock and Metal Tweed
  • Haute Boheme - Mimi Fingering
  • Hikoo - CoBaSi sock, Concentric, Simplicity, Simplinatural and Simpliworsted
  • JaggerSpun - Zephyr Lace
  • J Brett - Marble Chunky
  • Katia - Ombre color packs
  • Knitted Wit - Victory Sock and Pixie Plied
  • Knitting Fever - Big Freakin' Wool, Furreal, Indulgence Merino, Painted Dessert & Painted Sky
  • Kraemer - Perfection DK and Worsted
  • Lorna's Laces - Shepherd Sock
  • Mirasol - Khusku, Nuna and Sulka Legato
  • Noro - Kureyon, Kureyon Air, Ito, Kiri, Silk Garden, Silk Garden Sock and Silk Garden Solo
  • Opal - 4-ply sock
  • Queensland - United and United FourSome
  • Regia - sock yarn: 4 ply, Kaffe Fassett, Arne & Carlos and Pairfect!
  • Schoppel - Jeans Ball, Gradient, Zauberball, Zauberwolle and Edition 3
  • Universal - Bella Cash, Cotton Supreme DK & Worsted, Uptown DK and Uptown Worsted

Needles & Notions

  • HiyaHiya Sharps Needles
  • Lykke interchangeable sets
  • Knitter's Pride Needles and Hooks in both metal and wood
  • Tulip needle protectors & stitch markers
  • Local Handmade Stitch Markers
  • Blue Striped Room Project Bags​
  • Shaune Bazner shawl pins
  • Eucalan & Soak - 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 a selection of print patterns, including Churchmouse, KnitBot, Never Not Knitting, Vermont Fiber Co, Quince & Co, and more.
  • Knit Purl Hunter books
  • Books - When we see something lovely, we bring it into the shop for you!


  • Books, notions, bags and more for your favorite knitter or crocheter
  • By Hand magazine
  • Katrinkles wood needle gauges
  • NNK hand-poured resin tins

Gift Cards

We 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