Coronavirus Update - Effective Tuesday, April 7th

This week is predicted to be an especially tough week for our country and community. As more data is collected and more is learned about how the virus is spread, we do not want to put anyone at risk. Although we have implemented multiple safety measures to protect everyone in the shop, we feel an enormous responsibility to err on the side of caution to better protect our community.

Effective today, Center of the Yarniverse will no longer accept in-person appointments to privately shop in the store. We will, however, continue to offer phone sales and virtual shopping using FaceTime. We can also schedule a private meeting through Zoom and take you through the shop. We continue to offer curbside pick-up, free local delivery, and shipping options. 

We are available by phone Tuesday through Saturday, 11am - 2pm.

Stay tuned for another shopping option coming soon!

All of us at Center of the Yarniverse miss you dearly. Our dream has always been to build on the wonderful community of crafters, not just be a yarn store. We can’t wait until the day we can re-open our doors and welcome you back with open arms...and hugs!

"Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises." - Elizabeth Zimmerman

  • We continue to offer gift cards. They can be purchased in-store or by phone and mailed or emailed to you.

  • We are temporarily suspending our in-person social stitch groups on Wednesdays and Fridays until further notice. We are now meeting virtually using Zoom.  See below for more information.

As things continue to change, we will adapt to provide the yarn therapy we all need right now. Thank you so much for your continued support.

Please refer to the CDC and VA Department of Health for the most up to date information regarding Coronavirus ( and

Updated Business hours:

Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 2pm (phone sales only)

Weekly Sit & Stitch

Our Sit and Stitches are now meeting virtually!


Our time together is now more important than ever!

 Lets stay in touch by meeting virtually using Zoom!

Wednesday evening Sit & Stitch meets from 7pm - 9pm.

Friday morning Sit & Stitch meets from 10am - noon.

Join us using the following link:

 Center of the Yarniverse meeting ID: 614-892-6684

New to Zoom? Click this link for helpful tips: 

Thank you, Jessica, for sharing!

In anticipation of the James River Yarn Crawl, join the Crawl Shawl KAL/CAL! Come to the shop to see these beautiful shawls worked up in Kim Dyes Yarn Napolean Sock and grab a kit to make one of your own. Nailya Plaskey designed this amazing shawl in both knit and crochet versions that allow us to travel "Down the River to the Ocean"! Get yours started soon so you can wear it to the JRYC



100 N. Railroad Avenue Ashland, VA 23005

Just across the tracks from our original location!

Urban Girl Yarns at Center of the Yarniverse December 1, 2018

LET'S GET TOGETHER (Temporarily paused while we meet virtually on Zoom - see above)

Friends and Fiber - it doesn't get much better than that! Meet up with old friends and make new ones at these regular Sit & Stitch events:

  • Wednesday nights @ Center of the Yarniverse (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
  • Friday mornings @ Center of the Yarniverse (10:00am - noon)
  • Every 3rd Thursday @ Origin Brewery (6:00pm - 9:00pm)


Come in and find beautiful yarns in a variety of fibers and textures to knit and crochet, as well as patterns, kits and accessories. You will find something for every project and every budget.

What will you create today?


Interested in taking a class?

Click the link below to see upcoming classes taught by our amazing teachers.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so please stop by to shop, work on a project, or learn something new.

Center of the Yarniverse

100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland, VA 23005

(804) 362-7800

Hours TEMPORARILY CHANGED TO APPOINTMENT ONLY - see Coronavirus Update for more information

Open today

11:00 am – 02:00 pm

Click the down arrow to see the full schedule.