About Us

Welcome to Over The Rainbow Yarn, where your fiber dreams come true. Located on School Street in the heart of downtown Rockland, we are constantly curating a collection of quality fiber and tools to support all fiber artists. From the most inexperienced beginner just making her first stitches, to the most accomplished knitter or crocheter working on her latest, most complicated creation, we have everything you need to bring your most cherished wooly vision into reality. Needles, hooks, patterns, books, and yarn, glorious yarn in lace weight, sport, DK and bulky, wool, alpaca, silk, blends, even cashmere! We stock a large range of yarn, tools, notions, books and patterns for hand knitters and crocheters and as well as roving for spinners and felters.

If there’s something you need to know, we also offer many opportunities for learning.  With at least one, and sometime more, classes every week, there’s bound to be something just right for you.  We are the home of the 5 Minute Learn To Knit Guarantee and the 15 minute Mini-Class.  There are open help hours twice a week as well, where you can come in with any problem, question or issue and we can get you on track and back on your merry way.  And with 3 open Stitch N Spin circles there’s plenty or casual social time.  If you are a serious yarny, or even if you are a novice looking for a new fiber family, we’re your home away from home.

Come see us. We’re waiting to welcome and inspire you.

Our Products

Visit our online shop to purchase the same yarn that we sell in our brick-and-mortar store any time and anywhere.

We offer a plethora of options from Berroco, Plymouth, Quince & Co., and more. We feature a “Maine Yarn” section including artisan small batch yarns from local fiber producers, Knitter’s Pride and Addi knitting needles and crochet hooks, felting supplies, Eucalan wool wash, notions and an excellent selection of buttons to complement your hand-made creations.

Our massive Galway Worsted wall is certain to include the color palette of your dreams. You’ll have to see it to believe it.

Classes and Events

Community SpaceWe offer regular classes in basic and advanced knitting and crocheting ( see our Events Page here ), and community space for knitting or crochet circles or guild meetings. Our skilled staff can answer questions and help you fix mistakes. Whether it’s learning your first stitches or a new complicated lace pattern, we’re here to support you. From choosing the perfect yarn and pattern for your first hat to designing your shawl or sweater, we’re here to inspire you. With tastings and trunk shows we will introduce you to the latest and greatest yarns and tools. With regular classes and events we will connect you to the vibrant fiber arts community. Sport weight or chunky, lace or Aran or Faire Isle, traditional patterns or craft activism, we’d love to see what you’re working on so stop in any time.

Join us for Stitch ‘N’ Spin Three Times Every Week.

Charity Knitting

Knitters have such generous souls, and we like to promote that with our annual Midcoast Mitten Tree and our charity knitting policy. See our charity knitting policy.

Wish List Gift Registry

Come in any time and fill out a wish list. It will help us help your friends and family pick out the perfect gift for you. Read about our wish lists.