About Us

Serving Knitting Lovers, Yarners and Crocheters in Oshawa, Durham Region and the GTA for 50+ Years

Knitting pros and novices alike have been coming to The Wool Queen in Oshawa for over 50 years.  Jannalaine is the owner and operator of our store and has instilled a strong commitment to friendly culture and informative customer service. Whether you are tracking down a specific type of yarn or wool, or you’re just looking to learn a fun and relaxing new hobby, you will find everything you need from her at our shop.

Help Those Less Fortunate
Interested in helping the less fortunate in our community? Knit and crocheted items are being accepted in-store for the Casting Off the Cold initiative. Hats, mitts, scarves, afghans—for baby, child or adultwe will gladly accept anything you create, and we'll distribute to those in need in the Durham Region.

Donate Your Leftover Yarn
We also collect leftover yarn and needles for a charity called Learning for Hope located in Peru.  Learning for Hope teaches Peruvian children how to knit, giving them a practical skill that will last a lifetime. Also, if you like, they accept handmade infant hats for the babies living higher up in the mountains who often suffer from frostbite. There is a basket located just inside the door for your donation.

The Red Scarf Project
We were contacted by a member of the AIDS Action team. She works in partnership with many AIDS organizations.  This year, the team is joining forces with the AIDS Committee of Durham Region to help reach their target of red scarves which will be tied around lamp poles in downtown Oshawa. The purpose of The Red Scarf Project is to raise awareness on World AIDS Day which is held each year on December 1st.  The scarves will have a note on each one indicating the person looking at them can take them for warmth, for hope and for the homeless – whatever the need may be. The scarves are 6 inches by 60 inches and can be knit or crotched to any design you wish, as long as it is done with red yarn. Please feel free to drop off the scarves at the store by November 21st, and we will ensure they are delivered. Thank you so much for helping our community!

Come Visit Us
The store is right on Simcoe Street South, north of Gibb and south of John, on the west side, beside Oshawa Appliances. Come in, stay a while and see what’s new! You can also get to our location from Highway 2 by driving south on Centre Avenue, then left at Gibb, then left at Simcoe and finally north of Village Union School; or from the 401, just take Simcoe Street North until you arrive north of Olive and look for us on the west side. There is both street and rear parking available.

Call us anytime to learn more about our knitting and crochet supplies.  Don't forget you can reach us anytime by clicking the Message Us button located in the bottom left section on any page, through clicking the Contact Us link located in the site's footer, or by calling us directly (the shop's number is on the home page). 

We hope to see you soon.