Yarn Spot

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 spendΒ all your money there πŸ™‚

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 ownerΒ 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!Β 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 FallΒ 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!


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

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

  3. 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!

  4. Such an inviting, cozy space, thank you for sharing it with us! πŸ˜€

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

  6. Everything looks so lovely.

  7. 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 πŸ˜‰

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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 :/

    • 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. 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 πŸ™‚

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

    • 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 πŸ™‚

  13. Just such a lovely shop! Such beautiful pics – I would be too tempted in that shop, and spend far too much money πŸ™‚

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

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