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L'Atelier

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L'Atelier specializes in unique yarns, including cashmere, silk, bamboo, alpaca, fine wools and spectacular blends. Explore a realm of knitting that is fresh and exciting. Our ability to create both original designs and interpret the current fashion trends allows us both freedom and flexibility not common to the hand-knitting marketplace. Coupled with the most outrageous and luxurious fibers available along with beads, buttons and trims collected from many exclusive sources, our designs take on a life of their own.

Take a few minutes, curl up with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and entertain your passion for knitting. If you don’t knit, we still encourage you to share our excitement, as any design featured on this site is available as a ready to wear piece.

Take advantage of our specialized service, including expert finishing, classes, custom design expertise and most of all encouragement. We promise an adventure of knitted dreams never before taken.

Hours

Tue - Sat:
10:00AM - 05:30PM
Sun:
11:00AM - 04:00PM

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Snooty? Hell yeah. But the yarn is nice. Clean stop. Just don't dig those ladies gabbing and staring at ya.

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by freni on Sunday, Jan 03 2010 at 10:19PM CST

Definitely my first source for Anny Blatt/Bouton D'Or and Filatura in SoCal. This was my first yarn shop when I first taught myself to knit 6 years ago, and a beautiful shop to sit and knit in. I love the community of women here. I think it's kind of funny when people complain that a yarn shop is snooty, because let's face it, snootiness is kind of part and parcel with the whole yarn shop experience, isn't it? I mean, seriously, the moment a knitter discovers there's a world outside Michael's, it's kind of a whole different ballgame, is it not?

I'm a fairly advanced knitter and don't require much help but the women in this store know their stuff and I always learn something there. They're actually really good with beginners, and if I had a complaint it might be that they tend to spoon-feed beginner knitter a little too much. I'm of the challenge-yourself school of thought when it comes knitting. I say, learn to calculate your own guage! Try that #3 needle! Never tried a lace stitch pattern before? Go for it!

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by knitaround on Thursday, Oct 01 2009 at 03:40PM CDT

I've lived in the area 20 years, and every year or so I drop in to give this closest-of-all-to-my-home yarn store another chance. Then they remind me why I patronize every other store in the area but theirs:

The atmosphere is very in-groupy - think junior high, when you're not one of the Cool Girls. The selection skews heavily to the high end - at least, last time I checked. Think Annie Blatt as the bottom end of their selections. Until about a year ago, they carried only Clover needles - and that small selection was hidden away in a drawer.

If they don't know you, they watch you like a hawk when you visit the store, as if you were likely to shoplift. But try getting help!

Also, when they ran their recent "moving sale" (they moved up the block from the old store), it wasn't a real sale, to reduce inventory (and moving costs) - it was a lot of special purchase stuff that would have embarassed Joann or Michael's.

We have a lot of very excellent LYSs in the South Bay. This isn't one of them.

PS. To top it all off, despite the snooty French name - no one there speaks French!

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