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Celebrating Nine Years! (And we just signed a ten year lease – keeping us in the Mile Square City til 2023!) 

Patricia’s Yarns is an exclusive retailer of hand-dyed, cheap natural fiber, thumb artisan yarns for hand knitting and crochet.

Patricia’s Yarns is owned by Patricia Scribner, a Hoboken resident and an avid knitter and crocheter. Patricia’s Yarns was a dream until April, 2004 when Patricia left her career at a financial firm with a goal of doing something she loves in the town that she loves. The shop became a reality in July of that same year.

Patricia designed her shop to best display the beautiful yarns she hand selects from around the world and to make a cozy and inviting space just for you. It is the goal of Patricia’s Yarns to fulfill all of your knitting and crocheting needs.

More than just a retail shop, Patricia’s Yarns is proud of its ongoing commitment to the city of Hoboken and beyond. We are honored to partner in philanthropy with the following organizations: (Locally) the Hoboken Homeless Shelter, the Hoboken Historical Society, the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, numerous local public and private schools, (Nationally) Caps to the Capital, Heifer International, The Mother Bear Project, and Project Linus.

As always, thank you to our wonderful customers for nine years of support.

Ten Things about Patricia.  Written by her husband, Adam.

  1. She has told me we can live anywhere – as long as it is in Hoboken, NJ.
  2. A Jersey Girl, she was born and raised in Bay Head, NJ.
  3. Her happy place when she’s not at the shop: (locally) walking the Hoboken waterfront, (far away) LeVernet, France.
  4. She falls asleep during movies – even great ones like Star Wars.
  5. She does sudoku puzzles each night before bed.
  6. She moved to Hoboken in 1999 at age 23 and opened Patricia’s Yarns when she was 27.
  7. Taught by her mother, Patricia learned to knit when she was a little girl.
  8. She knits incessantly.  Her favorite patterns are classics from Elizabeth Zimmermann.
  9. We met in college.  She was 19 and I was 22.
  10. She is a wonderful wife, an incredible mother, and one of the hardest working people I know.


Patricia and Grace




Patricia’s Yarns website created and maintained by Adam Scribner.  For inquiries about the website, please email Adam at:


Beginner’s Knitting

$95 for four 90 minute classes

Learn the basics of knitting including how to cast on, for sale knit, viagra dosage purl, increase, decrease, and bind off. Materials are included. Classes are limited to 7 students.

January: 4 Tuesdays 7-8:30 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, & 2/5 Full

January/February: 4 Saturdays 10:30-12:00 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, & 2/9 Full

February: 4 Wednesdays 7-8:30 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, & 2/27 Full

February/March: 4 Tuesdays 7-8:30 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, & 3/19 Full

March: 4 Saturdays 10:30-12:00 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, & 3/23 Full

April: 4 Wednesdays 7-8:30 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, & 4/17 Full

Beginner Classes fill up quickly so call the shop to sign up today.

At Patricia’s Yarns, we offer classes where the student becomes proficient with knitting. It is our mission to have students master techniques so they can be applied to any project. If you have a project in mind that doesn’t fit to a scheduled class, we can arrange a private class to provide personal, tailored instruction to complete your goal.

Project Classes:

JUST ADDED: Knit “Elijah” by Ysolda – Toy Knitting Class $60

Sophie was so popular that we have decided to add another “Toys by Ysolda” Class – this time the project is Elijah the Elephant! 

Again, this toy is knit in one piece so there is no seaming upon completion. This adorable toy will make anyone smile.   Date: April – Three Sundays, 2-4PM 4/7, 4/14, & 4/21.  

Knit “Sophie” by Ysolda – Toy Knitting Class $60

Explore toy knitting and learn numerous skills in this three session class.  This adorable toy bunny is knit in one piece so there is no seaming when you are done.  Makes a great gift for the special little one in your life.  You will learn a challenging cast-on, picking up stitches, and increasing and decreasing methods.  Pattern included.  Date: March – Three Sundays, 2-4PM 3/10, 3/17, & 3/24. FULL

Winter Accessories $45

Knit yourself, or someone you love, a hat, scarf, mittens, or fingerless gloves.  Let us walk you through the stitch patterns.  This is a great opportunity to learn new techniques on smaller projects: cabling, color work, shaping, and more.  Date: January: 2 Wednesdays 7-8:30 1/23, & 1/30 Full

Holy Cowl $45

Today, cowls and infinity scarves are a must-have fashion accessory.  Knit up your own or a gift for a friend.  Choose from one of many great shop designs.  Date: TBD

Private Lessons

By appointment only, $50 per hour.  Fantastic if your schedule is hectic and you want a class tailored to your needs.  

Coming Soon:

Charity Knit Night

A new charity knit night is added each season.  “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or check back for here for more details.

Great Opportunity for Local Teachers

Patricia’s Yarns would like to sponsor Hoboken Elementary and Middle School teachers who are interested in offering knitting classes to their students. Over the summer, Hoboken teachers can take free beginner knitting lessons and receive free materials to teach knitting to students during the 2012-2013 school year.  Knitting is a great hobby that teaches kids mathematics, repeated patterns, following directions, fine motor skills, and how to make things with their own hands.Teachers must work in Hoboken Schools. Interested teachers can call the shop for details 201.217.9276. This opportunity is first come, first serve and space is limited.

Fine Print

To secure your place, registration may be processed in the shop or over the phone with payment of Visa or Mastercard. If you are unable to attend class, you must contact us no later than 14 days prior to the start of class in order to receive a store credit.  If notice is not given we cannot issue you a credit.



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To purchase our bookCurse of the Boyfriend Sweater, mind  written by Patricia Scribner, visit is a novel featuring seven original knitting patterns. Curse is a tale of love, this site loss, friendships, and knitting set in New York City and Hoboken, NJ.  Makes a great gift!  For more on Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater, click here.