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A Good Yarn

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Hours

Tue - Wed:
10:00AM - 04:00PM
Thu:
10:00AM - 06:00PM
Fri - Sat:
10:00AM - 04:00PM

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I've been to A Good Yarn twice (this year and last year). I live on the other side of the state, but I consider this the BEST "LYS" in Florida due to the selection, service, and atmosphere. I really want this to be my "local" local yarn store so I could visit them more often.

A Good Yarn stocks some rare finds for the Florida knitter, which includes the brands Blue Sky Alpacas, Be Sweet, Quince & Co., Swans Island, Habu, Biscotte & Cie, the list goes on. However, my favorite thing that they stock here is the spinning supplies! It's so hard to come across a store around this area of the U.S. that has spinning supplies, and a decent stock of them as well. Along with the knitting and spinning supplies, I've also seen that they stock needlepoint and weaving supplies.

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by uberlaut on Thursday, Aug 01 2013 at 03:01AM CDT

This is one of the best yarn stores I've ever been to in my life. Seriously. Right up there with Loopy in Chicago.

GREAT selection of yarn and needles and notions. Friendly, helpful staff. The clientele tends to be a little bit "old lady" but hey, this is SARASOTA. There's no getting around that.

This store is worth a special trip, if you're anywhere nearby.

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by Suwanna on Monday, Jul 29 2013 at 11:53PM CDT

I was fortunate enough to have A Good Yarn as one of my four LYS when I lived in Sarasota. The selection is varied and frequently updated with up-and-coming dyers and lines, the staff is super friendly, the regulars are welcoming, and even though I've been gone for two years now they still remember me when I (all too infrequently) make it down to visit. Susan is constantly expanding her offerings (they now do spinning and weaving too) and adding new classes. My favorite store in Florida!

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by Norma Fehr on Thursday, Apr 04 2013 at 06:59PM CDT

This is my LYS ... Love going there...Everyone there is very friendly and helpful ..and there is an awesome variety of fibers. Lots of samples displays. Very clean and comfortable too !

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by Deborah on Monday, Jul 30 2012 at 03:47PM CDT

I wanted to visit yarn shops while I was visiting my mother. The shop was wonderful. Not only is there a large selection of brands and yarns, but the assortment of colors in each seemed really comprehensive. It was a busy day because of a trunk show, but the staff were friendly and helpful. The shop had good lighting and a comfortable seating area for my mother. Mom, if you're reading this...A Good Yarn will be a regular stop when I visit you in Sarasota.

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by Lindsey on Friday, Dec 02 2011 at 11:24PM CST

What a fabulous store. Large selection of yarn and lots of notions. Staff are very helpful and friendly and there is a great atmosphere. I will certainly visit again if I am lucky enough to be in the area again. Highly recommended.

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by auntkaren on Friday, Nov 11 2011 at 02:54PM CST

Went to A Good Yarn for the first time yesterday. It was a field trip with others from the Naples area.. The store has a great selection of yarns and has a selection of yarns dyed in colors exclusive to the store. Clean, bright and very helpful staff, I never felt rushed even when i changed my mind a million times. Heidi took us thrugh the whole store and showed and explained the yarns and weight. She is a spinner and very knowlegable about fibers. Some of the ladies wanted to discuss getting gauge and Susan took them into the classroom for an explanation and review. All ages were represented and the shop was busy, for a thursday. As a crocheter I felt very welcome and comfortable. Well worth the 100+ miles each way. My LYS??

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by agilitygrrls on Tuesday, Feb 08 2011 at 02:04AM CST

This store has a lot of yarn of all types to choose from as well as a friendly staff who never fail to ask how they can help you. There are all ages of knitters and crocheters who shop and take classes there. Sarasota has a large retired population who frequent the store so that may be why there was the comment about catering to an older clientele. Very clean and well-arranged, I tend to take forever to make decisions but have never felt rushed. A wide variety of classes are offered and help is always available for the asking. I drive by two other stores to get to this one, it's well worth the time and effort.

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by Aimee on Wednesday, Dec 01 2010 at 01:39AM CST

This was a very nice store, very clean. Store has a "Commercial" feel. Has a Nice selection of Yarn including Noro, Classic Ellite, and more. Lots of books and patterns.

Worth the Stop!!!

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by mixplate84 on Thursday, Apr 08 2010 at 11:36PM CDT

Nice store. Lots of great yarns & needles. The staff was decent, a couple of women asked me if I needed help & to let them know if I needed anything, but I felt a little uncomfortable. I think they cater to a older cliental.

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