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about Smoky Mountain Spinnery on Sat Jul 10 23:20:13 +0000 2010

I found this store on Knitmap and visited while on vacation. Having been in probably hundreds of yarn stores, this is probably the very best. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Incredible natural fibers and yarns. I came away with white yak yarn, the first I have ever seen in a store. Store also has buffalo and qiviut along with lots of alpaca. Store also carries spinning supplies with a fabulous and extensive natural fiber selection. Probably not the place you would sign up for a class but owner offers one-on-one for reasonable price. Will most definitely go back when in area.

about Terri's Yarns & Crafts on Sat Jul 10 23:22:20 +0000 2010

As nice as the owner probably is, this should not be considers a yarn store. Selection is far less than any Walmart would have. Should be considered more of a craft store, not yarn store. Sorry.

about The Whole Nine Yarns on Tue May 10 02:52:29 +0000 2011

I took a Lucy Neatby class and visited the store for the first time. Not a huge store but full of really nice yarn. Many stores are full of common yarns but this shop had an exceptional selection including cashmere, camel, buffalo, mohair, alpaca/silk, cottons, and lots of wool. Employees were very knowledgeable and patient. Large classroom with hopeful lineup of well-known teachers. Would definitely recommend.

about Rabbit Moon Yarn on Fri Jun 01 20:49:24 +0000 2012

This is a brand new store whose owner learned to knit in Australia. Granted, the inventory is somewhat limited at this time but she is adding new yarns all the time. Very helpful and pleasant owner. Just a few miles off I-75. Well worth the side trip.

about The Quarter Stitch on Thu Jul 19 23:53:49 +0000 2012

Right in the middle of the French Quarter. Very nice store owner. However, I was a little disappointed in their yarn selection. But of course, I came out of there with a bag full of brand new Koigu which the owner wrapped into a beautiful MardiGras package.

about Bette Bornside Co. on Thu Jul 19 23:58:00 +0000 2012

Sweet Ms. Bette. The store owner is an extremely helpful and coordial lady. She spent ten minutes on the phone with me trying to figure the best way of getting there. Obviously she does a lot of mailorder. She has one of everything out for you to see and fondle but when you make a purchase you get brand new, clean yarn. Very good selection. I made an incredible find of a full bag of unopened Baruffa Cashwool in natural. I am one happy camper.

about Creative Yarns on Fri Jul 20 00:05:27 +0000 2012

I have been in yarn shops all across the US including NYC. This store is far and away the very best shop I have every been in. The selection is phenominal. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The only problem is that it is so far away from home. If we are passing through during business hours, we always stop by. And even though my stash rivals most shops, I always leave with a full bag and a happy heart!

about KNIT SchTICK on Mon Jul 30 23:21:08 +0000 2012

The store owner is very helpful. She has a great table for anyone to come in and just knit. I was somewhat disappointed by the inventory; however, she had just moved the store. Came away with some Malbrigo silk/wool. The address is 1000 NORTH Bristol St., not just plain 1000 Bristol. Very important.

about Knit 1 Bead 2 on Thu Aug 16 15:12:30 +0000 2012

We made a special trip all the way from Sedona while on vacation. The owner was "not available" until next week and the nice lady working was not fully trained. The two model garments for which I wanted to purchase patterns and yarn were not labeled and the clerk had no idea on either. Stock included quite a bit of Habu and Rowan and was arranged by color. I had hoped to find some local yarn, possibly Navajo Churo, but without luck. It is extremely rare that I leave a store without spending $100 - $200 to support the local shop and my stash. We spent a total of $2.00 on an African porcupine quill to use as a shawl pin. Make the trip only if you have nothing better to do.

about Sedona Knit Wits on Sat Aug 18 00:21:39 +0000 2012

We stumbled onto this store quite by accident while vacationing in Sedona. It had not previously been on Knitmap. Somewhat limited selection consisting of a lot of contemporary yarns and patterns. Very little traditional or breed-specific yarn. Owner seemed very nice. There is a nice table in the back and outdoor area to sit and knit. Maybe she will have more next time.

about Alley Cat Yarn & Fiber on Sat Aug 18 00:26:58 +0000 2012

Found this store through Knitmap while visiting Sedona. The yarn store part was actually just the back part of another store. However, it was a nice find. The owner has her own flock of alpaca with lots of her own mill-spun yarn. There was a good selection of Cascade 220 at the old price of $6.95. Not a whole lot else. Somewhat dark and hidden but that made it felt like a treasure hunt. Probably no classes, no place to sit and knit, but still a fun place to seek out.