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
Monday - Thursday: 7 am - 5 pm
Friday: 7 am – 7 pm (bonus yarn-only hours 5-7, no café service)
Saturday: 7 am – 5 pm. Closed 5-6:00 for cleaning and restocking. Open 6-7 by registration only for customers in high-risk groups who prefer maximum distancing for their shopping. Please take one of these highly limited slots only if needed.
Sunday: 7 am - 3 pm
We will be limiting the number of shoppers in store during the shop hop, and have designated space for queue management. Curbside pickup is always available.
If someone is at high risk and would still like to see some yarns in person, we'd be happy to set up a personal shopping appointment after hours.
We frequently sanitize high-touch surfaces, and hand sanitizer and masks are provided if needed.
The Cafe is open! Outdoor seating and take-out is encouraged.
Masks are mandatory for entering the shop, per Dane County's Emergency Health Mandate and The Sow's Ear shop policy.
No matter what, everything is available online. There will be NO in-store exclusives.
To enter prize drawings, you can:
Visit the shop in person and write your contact information on a ticket to put in the jar
Visit our website and put your info into our google form
one entry per person for the entry methods above
additional entries for the general prize drawings will be added for every $25 you spend in person or online
Bonus Discounts for participation in our digital live events, see below!
Sow T-Shirt & tote, value $10
Complete Kit in Malabrigo Caprino DK for our own Jen Davis's cowl design, value $20
For the sock knitter: "Happily Knitting Socks," a new book that will teach the beginner and offer fun patterns for the advanced. Plus 1-2 skeins sock yarn, value $40
For the crocheter: "Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary" plus 1-2 skeins assorted yarn, value $40
Bonus discounts for participation in our digital live events, see below!
See below Calendar of events!
Help us to celebrate The Sow's Ear's 20th Anniversary. Every purchase will receive a free anniversary sticker, and there will be a custom celebratory yarn colorway, TBA.
Phone: (608) 848-2755