Welcome

 Janet Avila, owner of String Theory Yarn Company

Janet Avila

At String Theory we believe that everything is connected to everything else; somehow what we do here in our small circle has both personal and global impact. That’s why we feature yarn from companies that provide an opportunity for impoverished women to feed their families and send their children to school. That’s why we support companies that limit their use of harmful chemicals, precious water and petroleum. That’s why we sit and knit.

At any time during the week, you’ll find someone sitting at our table chatting with a friend, getting a little help, looking for encouragement or avoiding the laundry at home. On Sundays, our Sit and Knit is more like a party. There are lots of people and always something going on. Check the schedule here.

We love color (and supporting artists), so you’ll find an assortment of hand painted yarns from Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, Abstract Fiber, Miss Babs, Pagewood Farm, Manos del Uruguay, Misti Alpaca, String Theory Yarn or Mountain Colors. They arrive serendipitously and disappear quickly. Other yarns come from organic fields of cotton, women’s cooperatives in South Africa and a ranch in Oregon. Come explore.

Beginners are always welcome. Need help picking up a dropped stitch or deciphering pattern directions? Stop in, we’ll do our best to get you going again.

We’re located on Main Street in downtown Glen Ellyn, less than one block north of the Metra train station. If you are driving, check out the parking map below.

Glen Ellyn downtown map