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Tuesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM
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442 Washington Ave.

(616) 395-WOOL

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Welcome to Friends Of Wool!

Friends Of Wool is a full service yarn shop in Holland Michigan, owned by a couple of old knitters, Ruby Kickert and Rose Walton. We offer yarns of every type and style as well as patterns, books notions, etc. (Check out the products page for more info.) We also do lessons in everything from Knitting 101 to advanced fairisle knitting and finishing.

Our goal is to promote knitting and encourage knitters to learn and have fun. We also have been dabbling in spinning and dying of yarns. Please contact us with any questions you have about our shop and what we have to offer. We will try our best to help you with what ever you need.

Happy Knitting,
Rose & Ruby

Block A Month Afghan

Block a Month Afghan

Our afghan is knitted block by block using a different technique in each one. It is available in Cascade 220 or Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride worsted. We will assemble a kit for you based on colors you request (at least 4, we suggest 6) or we can put together brights or neutrals.
We offer classes each month and you can start anytime during the year. Each class is offered three times in the month. We practice the techniques used for the new block which serves as a gauge swatch. The pattern includes patterns for the practice swatches along with directions and graphs for each block.

KIT IN CASCADE 220 - $90

See the afghan page for pictures and brief descriptions of each block.

Color on Color Scarf

Color on Color Scarf

This scarf is cleverly made with wool needlepoint yarn. It takes advantage of the wide pallet of colors available in small quantities to create the gorgeous effect of rainbow of colors in a variety of knitting stitches and directions.
The scarf is featured in “Scarf Style” from Interweave Knits. Kit containing 80 skeins of Paternaya wool yarn $75
Scarf Style book $21.95
Book and yarn kit $85.00

40's Style Sweater 40's Style Sweater
The inspiration for this sweater came from a book from the 1940's. It is cropped at the waist and banded with a piece that is knitted separately and attached to the main body of the sweater. Our model is knitted from Cascade Pastazza, a blend of Llama and wool.
Kit including pattern and yarn for small or medium sweater $75
Large $83
Rambling Rows Baby Afghan
Make this clever afghan by building one mitered square or rectangle off the last to give the affect of a piece quilt. Our version is the smallest of 3 in the pattern from Cottage Creations, knitted in Plymouth Encore using pastels suitable for any baby's room. Kit including 6 skeins of Encore and pattern. $35
Choose from pastels, primary colors or 5 of your choosing.
Rambling Rows Baby Afghan

Thrummed Mittens Thrummed Mittens
Kit contains patterns, Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride worsted weight yarn and enough roving to complete the adult mittens $16
Choose from any color Lamb's Pride and either all white or multicolored roving.

Entrelac Purse
This small entrelac bag is knitted in the round and felted. The color changes are done by using Noro Kureyon yarn. Kit including handle and magnetic clasp and decorative button, 2 skeins of Kureyon and pattern. $32
Specify color range:
Blues, Browns, Purples, Greens, Brights
Entrelac Purse

Mosaic Evening Bag Mosaic Evening Bag
Kit includes 2 colors of yarn for bag, lining material and chain handle with our exclusive pattern. $20
Specify your color choice and background of black or white, wool or silky cotton.

Luxurious Baby Afghan
Knitted around a center square with a variety of yarn colors and textures. We will put together a kit for your special baby including 6 different yarns in the colors of your choice. $40
Choose from pink, blue, mint green, yellow or white. Includes complete directions.
Luxurious Baby Afghan


(616) 395-WOOL
442 Washington Ave. Holland, MI 49423
Washington Square