about us

Darn Knit Anyway opened in 2009 in Stillwater, MN   We are your source for unique yarns, craft accessories and fun gifts, as well as a place that is dedicated to providing a creative outlet for novice crafters and local artists alike. Stock up on supplies, browse for gifts, try a class project, or just hang out in our lounge to work on a project and chat with friends.

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Aimee Pelletier, owner (with Carly Stipes photobomb!)

Founder, Aimee Pelletier grew up crafting with her English grandmother during school vacations,  but it wasn’t until later in life that she became serious about needle arts.  Soon, knitting became a calming activity and valuable creative outlet for Aimee, a mother of two kids.  Now, as Aimee begins her 6th year as a shop owner, she’s excited to have created a place where others can find a creative outlet, friendship, and community.  Her Ravelry name is ‘darnknitanyway’.






Our Amazing Carly

Our Amazing Carly

Resident artist Carly Stipe has been with Darn Knit Anyway since the idea was but a twinkle in her cousin Aimee’s eye. Carly is an established fiber artist, most recognized for her duct tape creations that sold in boutiques throughout the Twin Cities. She has also been an educator at the Textile Center in St. Paul and the Phipps in Hudson.  This mother of three enjoys spinning and creating patterns too!




Amy B

Amy B

Amy B is our Thursday night Study Hall professor.  We can’t say enough great things about our Amy B!    Our customers can’t say enough great things about her either.  For the past 8 years she has been obsessed with all things fiber related.  So far, she only has 2 spinning wheels.  We are lucky, lucky, lucky to have her.   Her Ravelry name is ‘ajballew’






Katie's Family

Katie’s Family

Katie joined our team to have a fun job away from the stresses of nursing.  She is the mother of a teen aged boy, heaven help her!  If the counter isn’t cluttered when you come to the shop, you know Katie worked the night before:)  Her Ravelry name is ‘cronchick’




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Carroll’s Placeholder Photo


Carroll is a long time Stillwater resident.  She basically knows everyone!  She is an empty nester these days as her 2 daughters are off to college.  By day, Carroll works for Community Thread making people’s lives better.   By night, she works for us making people’s lives better!









Michelle has been a regular DKA knitter since we opened. She’s knit so many 12 in 12 sweaters!  Michelle has 3 kids in all sorts of sports.  We’re sure many of you can relate to her taxi schedule.  Her Ravelry name is ‘schmoser’