Welcome to our KnitWit Yarn Shop –
Your One-Stop Shop for the Best Yarns!

We are a family-owned yarn store with a passion for providing quality yarns, patterns, and accessories for all your knitting and crochet needs. Our store is filled with a vast collection of premium yarns sourced from all over the world, with a particular focus on local yarns. KnitWit Yarn Shop has been a cozy favorite in Portland, Maine since 2004. In 2022, we moved into our new larger flagship location in the west end to have more space to provide you with more options for yarns, accessories, and classes.

At KnitWit, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop for all your knitting and crochet needs. We offer a wide range of accessories including needles, hooks, and stitch markers, as well as books and patterns to inspire your creativity. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced knitter, we have everything you need to complete your project.


Our team of experts is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and is always available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. From selecting the right yarn to finding the perfect pattern, we are here to help you every step of the way.

We understand that everyone has different preferences when it comes to yarn, which is why we offer a variety of options to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you prefer natural fibers like wool and cotton, or something more luxurious like cashmere or silk, we have something for everyone.


We also offer classes and workshops for knitters of all levels. Whether you're just starting out or looking to learn a new technique, our classes are designed to help you improve your skills and create beautiful, one-of-a-kind projects.

At KnitWit, we are committed to providing a friendly and welcoming environment where knitters and crocheters of all levels can come together to share their love of yarn. We invite you to browse our selection of yarns and accessories, and hope that you find something that inspires you to create something truly special.

As of March 2020, Jennifer and Chuck Fleck took over as owners of KnitWit. Jenn is a long time knitter and enjoys crafts of all types: crochet, spinning, painting, sewing, etc.  Chuck is also a knitter, and also enjoys creating with woodworking and 3d printing. When they aren't working, they spend their time camping or scuba diving.  


We are located in the West End of Portland, Maine at 34 Danforth St. Please see our in-store shopping policy page for the latest information about shopping in-store.

Because we are downtown, we do not have our own designated parking lot but below are some good parking options in the area:

Free street parking is available on Danforth St, Maple St, and other side streets.
We are just two blocks from Commercial St, that offers metered parking. That is is main tourist street in town along the water with a lot of shops and restaurants.
There are several parking lots and garages in the area. This website from the City of Portland has information on what is available.