Midwest Living Review
Opened in 2007, Sarah Jane's Yarn Shoppe stands in a brick strip mall on the northeast side of Fort Wayne near the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. And, yes, there really is a Sarah Jane—sisters Linda Yovan and Sally Rang named the shop in honor of their mother, who they credit with teaching them how to knit and crochet.
The cozy storefront has a mostly white interior to showcases the vibrant cubbyholes of luxurious yarns. Toward the back is the knitting corner, a small open area with comfortable couches where customers can drop in for a lunch hour or an afternoon. Pattern books are arranged by project for convenient reference, and Sarah Jane's carries supplies and inspiration for all skill levels. Ready-to-wear items are also for sale.
Sarah Jane's offers a full calendar of seasonal project-based classes and basic instructional classes in a small on-site classroom. Most sessions are two hours and cost $20 to $45 plus supplies. Yarn prices are higher here than at the big-box franchised craft stores, but the quality and selection are miles better. Still, customers can easily drop a hundred dollars stocking what they need to make a lovely scarf or sweater.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.