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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 13th: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 14th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 15th: 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:

Masking is not required. Please follow current guidance from the CDC and Public Health Dane County at the time of the event.


Every purchase over $50 qualifies participants for a gift card!

Spend $50-$99 = $5 gift card

Spend $100-$199 = $15 gift card

Spend $200-$299 = $20 gift card

Spend $300+ = $35 gift card


When you shop using your large Sow's Ear tote bag or purchase a large Sow's Ear tote bag you get 10% off your total Yarn department purchase!

In-person events and activities:​

Four Crows Fibers pop-up shop over the weekend - she has her own stamp, be sure to see her for your additional stamp!



Phone: (608) 848-2755

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