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 8th: 6:30 am - 5 pm

Saturday, October 9th: 6:30 am - 5 pm

Sunday, October 10th: 6:30 am - 5 pm

Private shopping times available by appointment on Saturday evening.


Covid-19 Safety Precautions:

Maintain social distancing and respect staff requests regarding customer numbers; masks required inside in accordance with the Dane County mask mandate.


Three door prize packages, generally a yarn kit or fun tools pack.

To enter prize drawings, you can:

  • Customers will be able to enter for any prize of their choosing with their tickets

  • Customers receive one raffle ticket for attending, no purchase required. (Digital participants may also submit an entry via web form.) Customers will receive additional entries for every $25 they spend.​

In-person events and activities:​

21st Birthday Party! On Friday evening, we're celebrating our 21st year in business with a ticketed event (available soon on our website) with drinks, snacks, music, and bonfires.

We are also hosting Four Crows Fibers for a pop-up shop during all open hours during the weekend!

We're also planning to host IG lives again, on a variety of fun techniques in our various crafts that people can tune into or



Phone: (608) 848-2755