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About Us

Where We Are Located:

3600 I-70 Dr. Southeast, Suite E

Woodridge Center

Columbia, MO 65201

(Click on the map for interactive Google directions.)


(573) 443-1299



Vickie Spain

Our Staff:

Bambi Tracy is a wonderful knitter of 12 years and has years of fiber arts retail experience.  She's great at helping you find that just-right project and picking out colors for you!  Mary Rollins retired from nursing and LOVES to knit.  She's been knitting for about 7 years.  Mary is wonderful at answering any knitting questions you may have!  Martha Dragic learned to sew at an early age, and took up knitting when she retired about 6 years ago from the MU Law School faculty.  She has experience with garment construction and fit, and loves working with the colors and textures of yarn.  Vickie Spain has been knitting for over 35 years and has worked in a couple of our local yarn stores between teaching jobs.  Before opening Castaway Yarns, she taught junior high Mathematics and Science, tutored Mathematics at Columbia College, then earned her PhD in Mathematics Education and taught Education classes.  She loves helping customers decide what they would like to knit, what yarn would 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!  :-)

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Shop Policies

Return Policy

We are happy to exchange or return yarn within 30 days of purchase that meet the following conditions:​

  • Is in our system or accompanied with a receipt,

  • Was not purchased on clearance (40% OFF) sale,

  • If the yarn to be returned is currently on Special sale (25% Off or less), then you'll receive the sale price, 

  • Was not a special order,

  • Has not been wound or used, and

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

  • A restocking fee of 15% of original purchase will be charged on returns of 10 skeins or more.

  • There are no exchanges or returns on needles, books, patterns, or clearance sale items.  

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.

Pattern Copies

Printing fees for ALL patterns are $0.50 per page. 

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy may be found HERE.  

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