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The Sow's Ear


Locally owned and operated since 2000, The Sow’s Ear is the Midwest’s first combined yarn store and coffee shop!

The warm & inviting atmosphere of The Sow’s Ear is the perfect place to relax, sip a drink and grab a bite to eat while knitting your next masterpiece or just relaxing with friends. Our friendly staff prides itself on providing excellent service, camaraderie and knitting assistance if needed. We love our customers and look forward to meeting you!


Before Hopping to The Sow's Ear, you should know the following things:

Hours of Operation

Friday, October 7th: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 8th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 9th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please note: The café opens at 6:30 AM each day, but Yarn Staff does not arrive until 9am.


Covid-19 Safety Precautions:

Masks are recommended, especially if individuals are unvaccinated. Please follow PHMDC guidelines for Dane County's current transmission level. Staff will be masked.​


Door Prizes! Examples include class vouchers, yarn, and patterns.

To enter prize drawings, you can:

  • One raffle ticket is awarded just for stopping by the shop

  • One additional raffle ticket is awarded for every $25 spent in store on yarn and notions

In-person events and activities:​

Late Night knitting on Friday until 9pm!



Shopping with your Sow's Ear tote bag will give you 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. Bags can be purchased same day for this weekend only. 



Phone: (608) 848-2755

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