If you don't see your frequently asked question listed, please contact our Customer Service department for help.

Ordering & Shipping

When will my order ship?

Our normal processing time is 2–3 business days before an order is packed and shipped from our warehouse. We do our best to ship within this timeframe, but please feel free to call if you need faster shipping options. We will email a shipping notification once your order ships with any available tracking information. See our Shipping Information page for more details about our shipping process.

How can I get expedited shipping for my order?

If you need a faster shipping option than our normal processing time of 2–3 business days, we provide Next Day Air, Second Day Air, and Three Day Air through UPS within the Continental U.S. You can select one of these options during checkout for an additional cost.

Expedited orders placed before 12pm ET will be shipped same day. Expedited orders placed after 12pm ET will be shipped the following business day. UPS does not ship on Saturday and Sunday, so orders placed close to the weekend will only be shipped on business days. For example, an order placed on Friday using Next Day Air will be delivered on Monday.

If you have a drop-dead date for which you need to receive an order, please contact Customer Service for the most accurate advice on how to ensure that your will receive your order in time.

How do I redeem a String Gift Card?

To redeem your Gift Card online, simply put the gift card number in the Gift Card Number field when checking out. If you are using multiple cards, put the authorization number from the back of the cards and the gift card values in the Special Instructions box on the Payment & Review page during checkout, and we will apply the balance to your order.

What are my payment options?

We accept all major credit cards—Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. For checks or money orders, please mail them with a list of what you would like to purchase including quantities and prices, and remember to include shipping costs, which can be calculated using our shipping charts. Note that money orders and check orders are held two weeks for bank clearance.

We do accept PayPal for online orders too. But we cannot accept PayPal for phone orders.

All listed prices are in U.S. Dollars.

What does the error message TROUTD mean when I try to place an order?

This error message appears when the security authorization for your saved card on file has expired with our website. To correct this and be able to place your order, please delete/remove your saved method of payment, and select the use a new card option. You can still enter the same card information in the new card fields, as it is not an issue with the card itself.

Why can’t I find my order listed under Recent Orders or in my Order History?

In order to view an order under your Order History, you must be logged into your account when you start the checkout process. Phone orders do not appear in your online Order History. If you have questions about an order placed over the phone or when you weren’t logged into your account, contact customer service and they can help you.

Shopping & Products

What does it mean if an item is backordered?

If an item shows 0 in stock or you want more than we have in stock, you are able to add the quantity you wish to purchase to your shopping bag. We will backorder this item for you and send it when it is back in stock. We don't charge for backorders until they ship, and most backorders take an average of 2–3 weeks to be back in stock. We will keep your backorder in our system for as long as it takes to receive more stock, unless you choose to cancel it.

Will my yarn order come from the same dye lot?

We try to fill all yarn orders with a uniform dye lot. If we don't have the quantity you ordered in a single dye lot, we will contact you to see what you would like to do. If it is a regularly stocked yarn, we can usually backorder the yarn and fill your order when new stock arrives so that the quantity you ordered can be filled from one dye lot. If the yarn is dyed in small batches, this isn't always possible.

How do I request a specific dye lot of yarn?

You can place an order with a specific dye lot request in one of 2 ways: either place an order for the yarn through the website and listing the dye lot in the Special Instructions text box on the Payment & Review page during checkout; or call Customer Service and place an order with one of our representatives. If we have your dye lot in stock it will usually ship in 2–3 business days. If we do not, we will contact you.

What is your Return Policy?

Please see our Return Policy page.

Why can't I download the PDF pattern I purchased?

Prior to purchasing any digital pattern, you must first sign into your account or create an account. Either of these can be done through our Log In page. If you are still having difficulty accessing your digital pattern, contact Customer Service for help.

How will I receive my PDF pattern?

You can access digital patterns you’ve purchased through your Pattern Library, which you can find on the My Account page. There is no expiration time for downloading digital patterns.

String Store Closing

Why are you closing?

Unfortunately there has been a steady decline of the high-end luxury yarn market due to the pandemic, making it unsustainable to continue the business at this time.

Will the website stay active?

Stringyarns.com will stay active until later this summer, then it will be incorporated into yarn.com

How long do I have to use my gift card?

Gift cards can be redeemed at stringyarns.com while the website is still active.

Can I use my gift card on yarn.com?

String gift cards currently cannot be redeemed on yarn.com. When stringyarns.com is incorporated into yarn.com, then String gift cards will be able to be redeemed on yarn.com

Is the yarn on the website going on sale?

Not at this time.

Who do I call for help?

The Customer Service team at WEBS will be happy to assist you. You can contact them at customerservice@yarn.com or 1-800-367-9327.

Is there someone to do finishing?

WEBS does not have a finishing service. However, WEBS does offer in-person and virtual drop-in classes and our instructors can help guide you through finishing your project.

Are you going to be opening somewhere else?

We currently do not have plans to reopen String in a different location.

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