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Happy Sunday!

When we just moved to San Miguel de Allende, I was ecstatic to find out that there is an actual LYS! It’s been awhile since I had one of those in my neighborhood. If you ever find yourself in this part of the world, you just have to visit it! The shop can be found right in the center of downtown, just minutes away from the main square and cathedral. You will definitely enjoy the walk.

Yarn Shop in San Miguel de Allende

The store is owned by a very lovely lady, Kathy. Originally from San Francisco, Kathy moved to Mexico more than 20 years ago and since then this country became her home. The shop, “Kathy’s Yarn”, is 8 years old; it is based right in Kathy’s house! When you walk in you find yourself in such a warm cozy and beautiful room, that you feel like you never want to leave and you want to spend all your money there 🙂

Yarn Shop in San Miguel de Allende

The shop is bursting with color! Kathy is carrying a great variety of novelty yarns, Mexican cotton and wool. The owner is obviously a knitter and besides yarn you can buy her handknit accessories – shawls, scarves and hats.

Yarn Shop in San Miguel de Allende

Most visitors of the shop are tourists who can’t help but take a look at what is hidden inside this beautiful building. It’s been awhile since I visited this lovely space, the life is pretty hectic these days and I don’t have time to enjoy long walks, but if you ever find yourself in town, here are my personal picks.

I would definitely recommend getting this 100% Mexican wool. Just look at these colors! It is very chunky and rustic, it would make an amazing rug!

Yarn Shop in San Miguel de Allende

Hand dyed 100% organic silk skeins. I’ve never seen a silk like this one before, it is very sturdy!

Yarn Shop in San Miguel de Allende

One of my favorite yarns are these colorful skeins of 100% pima cotton. Hand dyed with natural ingredients, these skeins are so delicious to touch! If you remember I used them for my Fall Raglan sweater awhile ago. I am still wearing it almost every evening! The colors are so beautiful, the fabric created with pima cotton is soft and the unusual “bumpy” thread creates an amazing texture!

Yarn Shop in San Miguel de Allende

I hope you enjoyed this little LYS tour!

You can find “Kathy’s Yarn” in San Miguel de Allende, Aldama 27. It’s open from 12-6 p.m (Sundays 12-5 p.m.), closed on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Have a wonderful day!


By | 2016-05-15T13:08:46+00:00 May 15th, 2016|Travel, Yarn|28 Comments


  1. Melissa May 15, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

    What a beautiful space and such lovely textiles–I love living vicariously through your blog!

    • Alina May 17, 2016 at 5:38 am - Reply

      Thank you, Melissa! I am glad you enjoy these “trips”!

  2. Iliana May 15, 2016 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Wow! Your town looks so beautiful and that yarn shop seems lovely. And I’m in love with that chunky colorful wool!

    • Alina May 17, 2016 at 5:39 am - Reply

      Thank you, Iliana! I will definitely make something with this yarn someday!

  3. Tahnee May 15, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

    That looks like such a heavenly LYS! In any case your amazing photos have made me want to visit this beautiful city, now there’s another reason to go!

    • Alina May 17, 2016 at 5:39 am - Reply

      You would love the town! This shop is so cozy!

  4. Nicky May 15, 2016 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Such an inviting, cozy space, thank you for sharing it with us! 😀

  5. Tina May 15, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

    What a warm and inviting place to visit! The shop looks awesome

    • Alina May 17, 2016 at 5:41 am - Reply

      It’s very inviting! So wonderful to sneak into it away from the town’s frenzy!

  6. Christine May 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Everything looks so lovely.

    • Alina May 17, 2016 at 5:41 am - Reply

      It makes you want to buy everything!

  7. Zeta May 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    The colors of San Miguel are so distinctive that I could tell with certainty that this little corner is located there.
    I remember that you got your pima yarn when you first moved there. That beautiful yarn shop must have made you feel most welcome.
    I would love to visit it someday….
    And since I’m daydreaming, I would prefer it if you gave me a tour there 😉

    • Alina May 17, 2016 at 5:42 am - Reply

      Oh, I would love that! We would eat tons of pistachio ice cream on the main plaza, buy some yarn and knit away in a park!

  8. Andrea @ This Knitted Life May 15, 2016 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Awesome! A special place for sure. I hope to visit someday in my future world travels.

  9. Becki May 16, 2016 at 8:42 am - Reply

    When I first started reading I thought… “Kathy’s Yarn” is such a plain name for a shop in such an exotic (to me) locale. But then I saw the pictures. The inside of this shop is just what I’d expect. Beautiful, exotic, artistic… What a pretty and inspiring space!

    • Alina May 17, 2016 at 5:44 am - Reply

      Very inspiring, that’s for sure! Kathy loves to mix different yarns in one project, it’s fascinating to watch!

  10. Lisa May 17, 2016 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Man, that is a gorgeous, homey shop! no wonder you love it.
    I wish I still lived close enough to walk places like that – cute, charming, rustic. Instead, the only place I live close enough to walk to is Walmart :/

    • Alina May 20, 2016 at 6:27 am - Reply

      Yes, it is a wonderful shop! I love that teh government is really trying to preserve the town’s atmosphere – the building of supermarkets and other modern buildings is forbidden in downtown.

  11. sustainablemum May 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    What an amazing shop! I think I too would be stepping inside to look at the building it looks very interesting. You live in a beautiful place 🙂

    • Alina May 20, 2016 at 6:28 am - Reply

      I am sure every knitter would be tempted to visit this shop!

  12. Sierra May 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous yarn store! I love that she shares her passion right out of her home, thanks for sharing with us!

    • Alina May 20, 2016 at 6:29 am - Reply

      I am glad you like it, Sierra! Can you imagine to have a yarn store in your living room?! If it was me, I would be my best client 🙂

  13. kaydeerouge May 19, 2016 at 2:50 am - Reply

    Just such a lovely shop! Such beautiful pics – I would be too tempted in that shop, and spend far too much money 🙂

    • Alina May 20, 2016 at 6:30 am - Reply

      That’s the main problem! I try to work from my stash right now and stay away from it 🙂

  14. Julie May 23, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    that shop is so stunning to look at- just a riot of colour!! looks amazing!

    • Alina May 25, 2016 at 7:05 am - Reply

      I also think that these colors are so you, Julie! You would love visiting it!

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