About Us

Where We Are Located:

3600 I-70 Dr. Southeast, Suite E

Woodridge Center

Columbia, MO 65201

(We are on the outer road of I-70 on the south side.)


(573) 443-1299




Vickie Spain

Our Staff:
Susan Gressman will typically be in the shop on Wednesdays from 12:00–2:00 pm, in order to help answer any of your knitting questions.  She received her Master Knitter certification in 2013 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience with knitting, and teaching others how to knit.  Nancy Workman works on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30–5:00 pm and Saturday afternoons.  Many of you remember her from the many yarn shops she has worked in over the years in Columbia.  She also is a very knowledgeable knitter, crocheter, spinner and love  to help others with their projects.  Kendra Feltych works with us on Saturday mornings.  She has been knitting for over 60 years, enjoys the process of knitting, and the camaraderie and fellowship of knitting with others.  She is very patient and willing to help others with their knitting issues.  Finally, I am  Vickie Spain.  I have been knitting for over 30 years including working in a couple of the local yarn shops.  Before opening Castaway Yarns, I taught mathematics and math education for over 17 years.  I love helping my customers decide what they would like to knit, what yarn will be a perfect fit for their projects, how to knit, and assisting when knitting problems arise.  We all look forward to seeing you in the shop and helping you with your projects!

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Shop Policies

Return Policy

We are happy to exchange or return yarn within TWO months of purchase that meet the following conditions:​

  • Is in our system or accompanied with a receipt,

  • Was not purchased while on sale,

  • Was not a special order,

  • Has not been wound or used, and

  • Has been kept in a clean and odor free environment.


There are no exchanges or returns on needles, books, patterns, or sale items.  A restocking fee of 15% of original purchase will be charged on returns of 10 skeins or more.

Class Policy

  • Missed classes will not be made up unless the instructor was unable to teach or the shop was closed to inclement weather.

  • Refunds for missed classes will not be made.

  • Refunds for pre-paid class registrations will be made only if we are notified at least 2 weeks in advance of the beginning of the class. 


Winding Yarn

We are happy to wind yarns purchased at the shop.  **A fee of $2.00/skein will be charged to wind yarn not purchased at the shop.


Pattern Copies

Printing fees for ALL patterns are $0.25 per page. 

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy may be found HERE.