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Knit-A-Way of Brooklyn - OUT OF BUSINESS

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A Yarn Emporium in Brooklyn, featuring all your favorite brands. Large selection of notions, knitting needles and crochet hooks (including full stock of Addi Lace circular needles), knit and crochet books, single patterns, magazines, computer software and videos.

Knit and crochet classes, private lessons and project consultations.

Hours

Mon:
11:00AM - 07:00PM
Wed - Thu:
11:00AM - 07:00PM
Fri - Sat:
11:00AM - 06:00PM
Sun:
09:00AM - 05:00PM

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This one of the WORST yarn shops that I have ever been too. It does not deserve any stars. The owner is clueless. I have heard her give wrong information. She is totally overpriced on most of her yarns. She charges tax which she should not. AND she pockets cash which probably means that she does not record it for tax purposes. I wonder who is writing the good reviews. I live nearby and I belong to several local knitting groups and NO ONE that I know would ever set foot in that store.

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by Merryl on Monday, Sep 20 2010 at 05:55PM CDT

LOVE this store!

Knit-A-Way has a HUGE selection of yarns, and the number of different brands makes you feel like a kid in a candy store. You'll also find tons of notions and tools, including a bunch of different brands of needles.

There's a ball winder and yarn swift you can use (free) if you buy hanks. There are knitting books, includng pattern books, galore, and several knitting magazines.

The owner has always been very pleasant and helful to me, and she has endless patience. She's also happy to special order a yarn she doesn't have in the store.

Once, when paying for my yarn, I happened to casually mention that my purchase was for a chemo cap. To my surprise and delight, the owner gave me 10%! That's a business owner with compassion and smarts.

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by asa138 on Tuesday, Apr 13 2010 at 11:51AM CDT

Great selection of yarns. Good prizes.

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by Rin on Sunday, Feb 28 2010 at 09:52AM CST

I visited this store yesterday for the first time. I am a beginning knitter. The staffwas very friendly , helpful and encouraging. There was so many different types of yarn to choose from! I will definitely be visiting this store again.

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by Anonymous on Friday, Sep 05 2008 at 02:46PM CDT

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this warm and friendly store. Great selections prices and customer service - very helpful.

Sharon

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by Anonymous on Friday, Sep 05 2008 at 02:31PM CDT

Great selections of yarn and very, very reasonable prices. Very pleasant and helpful. I have been to many yarn shops in New York City and this is the best. ***** stars to
Knit-A-Way - # 1 - visitor from Washington

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Sep 04 2008 at 01:54PM CDT

I am the co-ordinator of a knitting circle in Park Slope and 1 of the members mentioned to the group of this wonderful store, Knit-A-Way in Atlantic Avenue. The group had decided to pay a visit, and 'oh my god' what a shop. No regrets from any of the members of the group. We all were so excited. The owner was very friendly and welcoming and what a selection of yarns, needles, notions, book, etc. Such we have not seen anywhere before. This is our favorite yarn shop in New York City. We fell in love on our first visit.
Stay open Knit-A-Way.

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Sep 04 2008 at 01:42PM CDT

The variety and service are wonderful. Great selections - 5 stars and cheers for Knit-A-Way.
A.S.

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Sep 04 2008 at 01:40PM CDT

This is a great place, very welcoming. Thanks for existing. I have never had such a good time elsewhere. Thank Knit-A-Way for being there and for having every type of yarn I need.

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by Anonymous on Wednesday, Aug 27 2008 at 01:03PM CDT

I have been to this shop a couple times and the owner/ customer service person is clueless. I remembered her working there as the cashier for the previous owner. She was not customer friendly, very hostile and rude to customers. I pay for my yarn so I would shop anywhere but the service at this shop sucks.

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by Anonymous on Friday, Aug 22 2008 at 04:52PM CDT

I have gone to the shop about 3 times, I have found that people who work there are unfriendly ,one woman who is sitting at the table on every occasion I've gone there is very,very argumentive towards me. She seems to feel that she is the only one in the world who can knit. the owner does not seem to know any thing about knitting, only selling and making money. I dont think I will recommend the store or go there again.that's not the way to do busines and keep customers.

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by Anonymous on Saturday, Jul 19 2008 at 01:19PM CDT

I just moved from Seattle to New York, I have visited several shops in NYC and whilst travelling in the train I asked a woman (who was knitting, of course) where she buys her supplies and she told me Knit-A-Way in Brooklyn and handed me one of their business cards. I went into the store on Thursday 7/17/08 (a little passed 7:00 o'clock, about closing time) with a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles and asked the woman behind the counter for help to cast on. Without any hesitation, not knowing whether I am a customer of hers or not, she said 'sure I can show you.' and proceeding right away to teach me the casting on method. I was very happy and satisfied with the customer service she has provided me. I have had bad experiences visiting the shops in NYC. This is going the be my favorite yarn shop, therefore I have no hesitation in recommending same to other people. Pay a visit and experience yourself.

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by Anonymous on Monday, Jul 14 2008 at 05:19PM CDT

this is where i go for "emergency" yarn- when i get something in my head and need it right that minute or i'll die. whatever it is, i can always find something in the store to match what's in my brain. when the current owner first took over, the vibe changed completely. she seemed really impatient and uninterested in having customers. the shop itself had a wal-mart feel but the prices and selection ($2 a skein to $$50 a skein and everything in between) kept me coming back. i find the service a lot warmer and more helpful than it was at first. i think she might have been overwhelmed at running a store at first.

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Jul 10 2008 at 12:37PM CDT

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My favorite yarn shop in NYC. It is a fantastic store with great customer service and wide range of products. Very helpful with a friendly atmosphere.

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by Anonymous on Monday, Jul 07 2008 at 09:37AM CDT

Hi,
I met a woman at the knitting store in Hohokus that I frequent and she gave me the name Tatiana Mirer. Her name
is Jan Bahrer. I have a beautiful crocheted bedspread that my Grandmother made for my Mom. It is torn in spots and Jan
told me that if anyone could fix it it would be Tatiana.
Could you please let me know how to contact her. I would
greatly appreciate this. I do want to be able to use this
beautiful crocheted bedspread. My phone number is 202-818-1978. Thank You. Kathy Cozzitorto email address: kcangel25@aol.com

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by hcarey203 on Saturday, Jun 28 2008 at 08:47AM CDT

More needles than I have seen anywhere else. A wide range of yarn, from acrylic to cashmere, though the cashmere is kept behind glass.

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by Anonymous on Sunday, Mar 16 2008 at 02:52PM CDT

Granted I didn't ask for help other than where to find the yarn I was looking for, but I found the staff to be extremely pleasant. I called 10 minutes before they were closing and they said they'd wait for me to come pick up the yarn. That alone will make me go back.

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by PassionKNITly on Sunday, Jan 06 2008 at 10:18AM CST

I hate the way the florescent lights make this place feel like a basement. I've been there a couple of times and the woman was pretty condescending and completely un-helpful.

They do have a pretty nice range of yarns though from redheart to karabella and brown sheep to debbie bliss.

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