In June 1, 2013 the doors opened for the first time realizing my dream of Alliston Yarns!


We have hundreds of colourful yarns, buttons, books, patterns, needles, indeed all the accessories needed to work with yarns adorn the walls and shelving of this adorable nook.


Hand knit and chrochet shawls, blankets, sweaters, dresses and doll clothing cover the walls.  The shelves are topped with many  gifts ideas including stuffed animals, wooden toys and home-made accessories.  Five hat racks are kept filled with baby hats/bonnets, youth and character hats.


Our highly qualified staff have crochet, knitting and finishing classes available as well.


We are open 6 days a week.


Alliston Yarns Philosophy

Our philosophy has been to somehow give back to the community.


This is why we started a program called " Head to Toes" and Alliston Yarns in the Headquarters of this Alliston charity.


What is "Head To Toes"?

Many people have unwanted yarns, crochet cotton, needles, and crochet hooks.  They are encouraged to drop them off at the store where they are picked up by caring people who manufacture items with these and then return the items to the store to be donated to Family Christmas Basket in the Alliston area.


To date, we have received 820 handmade items from scarves, hats, mitts, socks, sweaters, headbands, ladies' cowls, wheelchair blankets, blankets for babies, toys for children, slippers for adults/children 


We anticipate that every year going forward will be bigger and better and appreciated all the help we receive.


If you want to donate to the cause please contact us by clicking on our contact page or call us at 705-434-0880 

YEAR-TO-DATE DONATIONS: 820 and counting!


Items Needed Now: Community Help for the winter season by using yarn provided at the store and creating something and then returning the yarn and your creation for a donation! Thank you, Alliston! 

Recent Contributions: The week of Nov 13-19 we received 100 more items! 50 hand-knitted mittens, hats, and scarves plus another donation with 3 bags full of hand-knit scarves! THANK YOU ALL! Our 2021 Total was 1722! 

The new items donated are 820 in total so far! Keep it up!!! 

Charities we support

Childrens Aid Society

Salvation Army

Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie

Elizabeth Fry Society


Alliston & District Humane Society