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Genuine Purl

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  • 140 N. Market Street
  • Chattanooga, TN 37405 United States
  • (423) 267-7335
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Knit night every Thursday evening from 5-7
Special events throughout the year such as Trunk Shows, Happy Hour, Anniversary Sale.


Mon - Fri:
10:00AM - 05:00PM
10:00AM - 04:00PM

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do you sell paternayan yarn for needlepoint projects.



by Carol on Monday, Jun 30 2014 at 09:51AM CDT

The ladies are good listeners and they remembered what I said and seemed to be anxious to find just the right yarn for my project. I had been looking for a considerable amount of time in various yarn stores and the internet for a DK weight of washable blue wool that will not pill. They came up with 2 choices - one less expensive and the other very expensive. I was very excited to get to choose and to actually have yarn knowledgeable people to help me. I am not into stashing yarn but their store certainly tempted me! I really appreciated their selection of patterns and how they were displayed. The entire store is well arranged and very clean. Unfortunately, yet fortunately, our daughter graduated from a nearby college so we will not be making the trip to southern TN from W. TX. Genuine Purl is an awesome yarn shop that I only wish I lived closer to - nothing like their hands on, caring attitude. It is hard for me to understand why some reviewers did not experience good customer service.


by filypretzel on Wednesday, Sep 12 2012 at 08:13PM CDT

A wonderful shop! On a weekend visit to the area, we walked over to this store from the Aquarium. The shop has a great yarn selection and we enjoyed the friendliness of the staff and other patrons. When my friend discovered she’d left something in a restaurant we’d just left, they looked up the telephone number for us before we could ask for the phone book. So helpful! I found some lovely yarn there, too!


by kenetha65 on Saturday, May 05 2012 at 04:58AM CDT

Aw. I'm heading back home to Louisville from Atlanta on Sunday and hoped to stop by here. Can't be open all the time I guess. Catch you next time I'm in town!


by Stacy394 on Friday, Feb 03 2012 at 02:10PM CST

I love this store and their staff! Being a new knitter, I'm a bit "needy" and they are always willing to help me fix, rip-out, repair my project. Their knitting classes are fantastic and I could not be more pleased with absolutely everything. The yarn selection is gorgeous and they have never steered me wrong with my choices.


by tabarker on Sunday, Oct 30 2011 at 11:29AM CDT

I just moved back to the area and was trying to find a yarn shop nearby. I'm so glad I found the Genuine Purl in my search. The ladies were so helpful, they have a good selection, and the atmosphere was very inviting. I will definitely be back to the shop for my future projects.


by Anonymous on Saturday, Aug 13 2011 at 11:19PM CDT

I visited this store a couple of weeks ago while on holiday. The ladies were very friendly and helpful, and they had a lot of yarn stuffed into this small space! I was pleased to see 2 patterns knitted up as samples that I had been looking at knitting. It was nice to be able to see them in person. They had a nice selection of the big yarn co.'s and some lesser known yarns as well.


by Ann Hill on Saturday, Jan 01 2011 at 06:35PM CST

I have been searching and searching for 2 patterns with absolutely no luck. I understand that you carry Knitting Pure and Simple patterns - according to the Pure and Simple internet site. Do you have the pattern #214 and #982??? PLEASE do!!!
Happy New Year - Ann Hill


by Molly on Saturday, Mar 20 2010 at 07:12PM CDT

Just went to the Genuine Pearl, and I'm very pleased with my purchase. I got the wool I was looking for at a great price. I noticed the also had a glorious selection of buttons, and I was tempted to buy a few even though I don't need any now. I didn't end up leaving with the buttons, but I will definitely be going back for them.
While I did find what I needed, I have to say that the girl working there didn't seem to know the wares extremely well, and I could have found what I got just as quickly by myself.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this store.


by Jalama on Tuesday, Oct 27 2009 at 12:56AM CDT

I visited this store over the summer and had a wonderful time there. I happened to visit in June right when they had begun their summer sale and got some great deals. There were many people in the store, but I got just the right amount of attention. Just mentioning, not in a negative way, the regular crowd there was somewhat older and my husband did not feel as comfortable as he has in other yarn stores. There was not enough seating for him and there did not seem to be many regulars just hanging out knitting. They have a nice selection and a lovely wall of lace yarns. The notions and needle selection is limited. They have some needlepoint yarns as well. I would visit again if I was in the area.


by Anonymous on Thursday, Oct 08 2009 at 02:56AM CDT

I visited Genuine Pearl this past Saturday and was very displeased to discover how "snooty" and unfriendly the owner and staff were towards crocheters. Very discouraging and there are plenty of crochet friendly local yarn shops. I would urge crocheters to bring their business elsewhere. What a shame!


by anonymous on Tuesday, Oct 06 2009 at 10:09AM CDT

Very anti-crochet yarn store. Key words - Yarn store. Being nasty towards people who could still purchase your yarn is a ridiculous strategy if you're trying to run a successful shop. I won't be back and will encourage other crocheters to keep driving when they get to Chattanooga!!!!


by Anonymous on Sunday, Oct 04 2009 at 08:51PM CDT

Our crochet group had made plans to do a yarn shop road trip for over 6 months and included Genuine Pur in those plansl. However, both the employees were rude and downright nasty to all of us because we primarily crocheted, even though several of us knit as well. Their selection was so-so, but their attitude was repugnant. Don't waste your time with this shop if you crochet, unless you like to be abused and mistreated


by Anonymous on Friday, Oct 17 2008 at 07:12PM CDT

Love the gals at Genuine Purl. Always ready to assist the customer with problems in projects


by Anonymous on Thursday, Aug 28 2008 at 05:32AM CDT

I just visited with a friend and found this to be a really nice yarn store. The customer service was good, especially considering my 2 1/2 y/o was running around. I liked the selection of yarns, but even better was the selection of needles and tools and books/magazines. They even had a nice selection of buttons that would be nice additions to projects. It seemed like there was a little knitting lesson going on while I was there or at least a sit and knit with a couple people in the midday and they seemed to really be having a nice time. I wish I was closer so I could visit this store more often!


by Anonymous on Monday, Jun 16 2008 at 06:44AM CDT

I like Genuine Purl, but did not have a good customer service experience at the store. The selection is good, and I can always find something unique when I visit.


by Anonymous on Sunday, Feb 10 2008 at 09:42AM CST

I just visited this shop last week (Feb. 5, 08) and loved it. I'm not the most experienced knitter so I can't really speak of the selection; I got some koigu, berroco, and regia for the ever growing sock stash and cascade 220 for clogs. However the service was outstanding. I was asked several times if I needed help, even though I was just browsing, and not in that annoying are you trying to steal something way that some employees tend to have. Also while I was in there one of the employees was helping a customer with her knitting and couldn't have been more pleasant while doing it. Then when I was finished the lady who was ringing me up started talking about all the yarns stores in Birmingham, which is where I am from. I was very impressed by the polite and knowledgable staff and would recommend stopping by if you are in the area.

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