Yarn Junction Co is a family owned business that was created in July 2014 by Beth, her sister Kate, and her son Brian.  Beth was the owner of Beth's Yarn Basket in Carroll, Iowa, and noticed that many of her customers were from the Des Moines metro and had been making the two hour pilgrimage by car just to get those hard to find yarns! She knew that Des Moines needed a store of its own, and that the historical and beautiful Valley Junction district was where it needed to be. 

We knew it takes a team to build a store, and there was no one better at building a business than Kate. She is the financial guru of YJC, and ensures that the lights stay on and that we will be in business for decades to come.  Kate is also an avid knitter herself,  and together with Beth help ensure we have the best yarns in store for your projects. 

Then there's Brian. He doesn't know how to knit, or crochet, and even has difficulty folding fitted sheets, but every new business these days needs a tech guy.  Brian is building our lovely website where you can purchase the same yarn that is on the shelves of our store, and he even ships it to you lickity split.  He is also head of security, or so he likes to say. 

Kate, Brian, and Beth on our first day (7/2014)