The Yarn Cake is Scotland’s only dedicated knitting café, combining two of life’s finest pleasures under one roof: yarn and cake!

We opened our wee shop in Glasgow’s West End in October 2010 to much acclaim, providing the knitters of Glasgow with a tiny oasis of calm to knit, chat, shop and eat. Our customers are a wonderful, generous and creative bunch of individuals, and we really wouldn’t have got here without their support, feedback and loyalty!

We are very proud to have been nominated in the British Knitting Awards every year since 2013, winning the "Best Independent Yarn Shop - Scotland" category three times, most recently in 2020.

The founding principles of The Yarn Cake are to supply knitters with a good range of good quality affordable yarns and a wide selection of British yarns, both commercial and indy dyed, as well as a good selection of needles, notions and Ashford spinning supplies; coupled with a welcoming selection of German home-baking, teas, coffees and and regular events to bring together Glasgow's knitting and crafting community; we run a weekly knitting group and our annual anniversary event, The Glasgow School of Yarn.

Whether you're a crafter or a cake lover (or both!), our friendly and experienced team are always on hand to help. We are open six days a week (Tuesday to Sunday) from 10am, with late opening for knit night on Thursdays until 9pm.

We are easily accessible by public transport and on-street parking is available.

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