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  • 733 Woodmere Avenue
  • Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
  • (231) 941-1263
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10:00AM - 05:00PM
10:00AM - 04:00PM

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by on

I just wanted to say thank you for sending me the prize I won during the shop hop. I live to far to come in and pick it up. Thank so much!


by Erin on Friday, Sep 13 2013 at 03:21AM CDT

I really like the Lost Art Yarn Shoppe. Gerhild can seem distant at first (so can I, to be honest), but once you spend enough time in the shop to get to know her a little you see she is wise, funny, and willing to share not only her wealth of knitting knowledge but personal stories as well. Since I am allergic to lanolin to the point where superwashed sheep/goat's wool won't cut it, she has helped me a lot to pick out alternatives to sheepswool yarn in my projects that will knit up nearly the same but also stay within my College Student Budget.


by kristin93 on Sunday, Aug 25 2013 at 04:22PM CDT

Fantastic store! I visited this just a few weekends ago, in early Aug 2013, and was greeted right away when I walked in by a very friendly and helpful lady behind their little counter. I loved the selection of yarns. They also have a selection of books that is larger and more complete than I have seen at any yarn store I've ever been to! (And I've been to many!) I loved their selection of sock yarns and lace-weight yarns and am already saving my pennies for a few skeins I had my eye on for the next time I am Up North visiting. They also have a great magazine section and I managed to find a back issue of a Jane Austen Knits I have been wanting. Over all, I highly recommend stopping in if you are in the area. You won't be disappointed!


by Turbogal on Friday, Jul 19 2013 at 02:24AM CDT

I visited this store in July 2013. It is a cute store with a great selection of high quality yarn - lots of beautiful hand-painted yarn. The owner was helpful and didn't mind extended browsing. This is just a shop - there is no place to sit and knit as you find in some shops. This is worth visiting when in Traverse City.


by MariannL on Friday, Aug 24 2012 at 04:01PM CDT

I spent a wonderful morning in the shop on 8/21 while my husband was attending a seminar. Jill was extremely pleasant. Thanks, Ladies.


by Derinna on Saturday, Dec 10 2011 at 08:20PM CST

I would like to know if you would be interested in teaching my girlscout troup, 8 and 9 year olds some basic knitting, so that they could make something by themselves. If this is something you would be interested in, or you know someone else who wouldn't mind giving them some lessons please call me at 231-409-4114. Thanks


by lisa0217 on Monday, Nov 28 2011 at 07:27PM CST

I have to put my two cents in here......I was new to Traverse City three years ago and first went to Yarn Quest on Garfield Road because it was closer to our home. I was in the shop 10-15 minutes without the least bit of an acknowledgement from the two people in the store who were deep into hushed-whisper gossip (I'm assuming at least one of them was an employee). So, I marched out of there and into Lost Art where I was warmly welcomed and guided for a new project.

I've since taken classes and bought *all* my knitting supplies at Lost Art and will never return to Yarn Quest. Gerhild is unbelievably knowledgeable and has shared her wisdom with many.....we are all better knitters because of her!


by Lisa on Friday, Apr 15 2011 at 12:03AM CDT

Did you buy Reynolds HOpscotch for Kids? I am looking for a ball or two of color 5203, lot 1436.

I too was told that I could only buy the book if I bought the yarn as well. I bought the yarn without the book because the books are expensive and the patterns not so sophisticated that I could not figure them out without a pattern. The clerk was helpful and encouraged me to go ahead with the yarn only.

Well now I need a bit more yarn to finish the delightful sweater I made. This yarn knits up beautifully...... I would like to buy from you if you have it.




by lisa on Tuesday, Mar 29 2011 at 09:12PM CDT

Well I am not surprised by the people who were put off a this shop. I too was from out of town and I wanted to buy a pattern book and yarn, I was told I could only but the pattern if I was going to buy the yarn specified in the pattern. If I'd had any sense I'd have walked out right then. I am going to try to get them to take the yarn back as I beleive it was sold to me under a false pretenses. Needless to say I would be buying yarn there ever again.


by noellekon on Saturday, Nov 13 2010 at 08:07PM CST

It's as if they don't like customers. I stood in line for so long that the parking meter expired, though it was only one person being rung up. After that impossibly long wait (listening to gossip that lasted long after the transaction was finished) the owner actually snapped at me and acted like I was wasting HER time. "Are you SURE you want to buy that? It's 5 dollars a skein" (shoots me a disbelievingly scathing look like I would never pay that much for yarn) Unbelievable. I wouldn't recommend this store to anyone, ever.


by Lori on Sunday, Oct 17 2010 at 05:56PM CDT

This is a snotty yarn shop. I won't go back, there are other yarn shops in the Traverse City area that treat you much nicer. Inish Knits in cedar is very friendly and so is Yarn Quest in Traverse city. I only spend my money where I am treated nicely.


by Sallie Majerle on Friday, Sep 17 2010 at 01:25AM CDT

Gerhild: Better take me off the Magic Needle Sock Class list for now. We are 'on the road' downstate for Granddaughter's volleyball games and every week they are different days. If you try to schedule a class around my schedule you would never have a class. I'll catch up with you re: the class later on... (after volleyball and basketball)... From now through fall and winter I am 'following the bouncing ball' :-) Thanks for your call. Sallie


by Faith on Thursday, Aug 12 2010 at 09:56PM CDT

I went in this store one two different occasions and met 2 different ladies at the counter. The first was very standoffish... but I was fine with that. I was there to browse. She was eyeing my knitting bag and we chatted about it for a bit, with her claiming she had bag envy.
The second day they were having a knitting class/circle in the back (stockroom) and the sales lady was very helpful and helped me find just what I was looking for.


by Out of Town Visitors on Saturday, Mar 13 2010 at 09:39PM CST

I brought my boyfriends parents, who are out of town visitors, to Lost Art because my boyfriends mother knits. When we walked in a elderly woman was trying to return some knitting needles that she had received as a present (and were not the right size) and the saleswoman at the counter was treating and interrogating her as if she were a terrorist. As we walked around the store and looked and touched various yarns we felt exactly the way as other people above have posted, that we were touching HER yarns and messing up her displays. We ended up buying some yarn and when we all walked out we laughed at how rude and uninviting the grouchy old saleswoman was. We went back another time and had a similar experience with the same grouchy old saleswoman. Later that weekend, we found Yarn Quest on Garfield Ave and had a great experience. The people were friendly, they offered us coffee, and there were knitting classes in session while we were there. My boyfriends parents are here again this weekend and we went to Yarn Quest. We will still walk by Lost Art, but check and make sure that the nice lady is working before we enter.


by anonymous on Saturday, Jan 09 2010 at 03:20AM CST

I was looking around the store, but left after the sales woman gave me the evil eye. Not sure if she thought that I was going to steal something or mess up a display, but either way, felt very unwelcome. It's too bad since we only have 2 knitting shops in TC that are not a chain. By the way, the other shop, Yarn Quest had very helpful and friendly staff. As a result, I will not be back to Lost Art.


by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jun 02 2009 at 11:45AM CDT

I just visited the store for the 2nd time. Both times, saleslady was not standoffish, but actually rude. I was opening a bag of yarn to take 2 balls out and she ran up and yelled "DON'T DO THAT!!!!" I asked her why, did I have to buy the entire bag and she said "No, I thought you were just opening it to feel the yarn". I regret that I spent any money in the store. There are plenty of yarn shops who treat customers better. The woman acted like I was taking her own personal stash. Yuck! Bad experience.


by Anonymous on Sunday, Mar 15 2009 at 08:23PM CDT

I like this store-it's near a chocolate store. I took a class there and it was good but the area for the class was a hallway in the stock room. It was too cramped. The owner knows a lot about knitting.


by littlefarm on Thursday, Oct 23 2008 at 06:17AM CDT

Gerhild has been so helpful with me! Great selection ! She has taught me more knitting techniques! Very calm and patient teacher the only complaint is that I have a hard time following patterns and for now I need a pattern that is word for word until I get more experience. Great store!


by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jul 22 2008 at 08:54AM CDT

Gerhild - your store is fabulous. I believe I will be getting those knitting needles out again this fall. Blessings & Health - Donna Wright - www.wrightjuiceplus.com


by hatstatsnlace on Tuesday, Jul 08 2008 at 03:31PM CDT

Nice store with a lot of selection, from sock yarn to hand dyed to cottons to blends.

The lady in there was a tad stand-offish but not rude(could have been because I brought my mother -- a non-knitter who pondered loudly about why someone from Florida would knit socks or sweaters).


by Anonymous on Thursday, May 22 2008 at 08:53AM CDT

Great folks at this store! Lots of choices of yarn.


by Anonymous on Sunday, Mar 16 2008 at 08:40AM CDT

I was in your store Friday and one of the ladies was working on a bag knitting on circular needles could you send me the pattern and what would the fee be thanks marlissaleep@hotmail.com

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