Hippy Strings - Yarn for the Soul - Yarn store based out of Sexsmith, AB
yarn store, grande prairie, sexsmith, alberta, crochet, knitting, yarn, premium, boutique
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Welcome to Hippy Strings!

Visit our unique and charming shop in the historic Sexsmith Train Station. Beautiful yarns and notions for all your knitting or crochet projects.

``Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.``

We LOVE Yarn

We carry a variety of premium yarns and assorted accessories to fit all your knitting & crocheting needs.

Some of the brands we proudly carry
“Sometimes the heart speaks best through your hands”

Where are we located?

Visit our unique and charming shop in the historic Sexsmith Train Station. Beautiful yarns and notions for all your knitting or crochet projects.


Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm


Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays


10000 -100 Str Sexsmith, Alberta, T0H 3C0


Phone #
(780) 568-2102



“In the rhythm of the needles there is music for the soul”

Meet the Team!


Robyn Young

I still remember my first Knitting project; a half done baby blanket for one of my younger cousins. It consisted of pink,yellow,and cream stripes with a blue border. It never did get finished. I think I finally threw it away when I was about 16. It was still sitting in its black garbage bag that I kept it in stuffed way back in my closet. I was only 7 at the time when I started it, and I was constantly asking my mom for help when I made a mistake. Usually it was a dropped stitch. I didn't have the patience for it so I eventually gave up. Fast forward almost 20 years and I am a co-owner of a yarn shop! How cool is that?! (F.Y.I- I no longer keep my projects in garbage bags lol) I got back into knitting about 5 years ago and I have been addicted since! My ultimate day would consist of rainy weather, Starbucks, a chick flick on the t.v, and working away on whatever knitting project I have on the needles at the time! I hope you all enjoy our store as much as we do. We hope to create an inspiring atmosphere where you can get ideas for your next project, or to come and just visit and work on your projects!


Sherrill Young

My gramma taught me to knit and crochet. I loved it because it was time spent with her. I’m amazed that it stuck because I was such a tomboy! But it did and I loved sharing that with her. She was so patient and never laughed at all the holes and mistakes in my projects.
I stopped knitting for a long time after she died and then Robyn encouraged me to start again. I couldn’t believe how much things had changed and all the wonderful new yarns, tools and patterns. It was a whole new world!

I could spend hours just exploring yarn options and patterns. Pinterest and Ravelry are now an obsession! So many things to knit and so little time! I always have at least three things on my needles at all times, ok, maybe five!

Our yarn store is the epitome of a dream come true. It combines my love of antiques and vintage items with Robyn’s boho vibe. We love the Old Train Station. It is the perfect fit for our store. We have filled our space with beautiful yarns, great tools, all those perfect little stitch markers, notions and buttons to make your project perfect. We carry local, Alberta and Canadian based hand dyed yarns, local honey, handmade soaps and bath products, locally roasted coffee, beautiful handcrafted jewelry, yarn bowls and mitts, toques and scarves.

Come and visit us and bring your projects to work on in our cozy attic Knitting Circle room. The coffee is always on.

``The yarn forms the stitches, the knitting forges the friendships, the craft links the generations.``