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Notes

Classes available all year long, great designer Linda Daniels is the owner. Please visit their website for a great blog and great information on the store history.

Also open Sundays 1pm to 5pm (October-March)

Hours

Mon - Wed:
10:00AM - 05:00PM
Thu:
10:00AM - 09:00PM
Fri - Sat:
10:00AM - 05:00PM

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Had a very nice visit here. Good selection of yarn

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by Annie on Sunday, Dec 09 2012 at 03:01PM CST

I have been to Northampton Wools a number of time and fine their selection of yarn to be great! And it seems they are always getting new yarns in, as well as a great stock of old favorites. The staff has always been helpful and the owner, Linda Daniels is a knitting goddess!! I do go to Webs but only when I can't find what I need at Northampton Wools, which is maybe only 2 or 3 times a year. Apparently the two stores refer each other (is that that proper way of saying what I want to say??) That in itself it nice to know. If you're looking for great help from people who know what they're doing, go to Northampton Wools!

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by Susannah on Tuesday, Oct 30 2012 at 06:37PM CDT

I love, love, love Northampton Wools! Yes, the yarn is on the expensive side, but it's great quality and for the people who go to WEBS, the prices are pretty much the same. The staff is very helpful and love to help you find the perfect pattern and yarn with which to knit a sweater, socks, or hat. I second that Chiagoo needles are far superior to the Addi Turbos and at almost half the price! I am local, and it's the only place I will purchase my yarn.

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by Sarah on Saturday, Apr 14 2012 at 09:01PM CDT

What a lovely shop. The space is bright and colorful, and the staff greeted me as soon as my friend and I walked in with a smile and a "Do you need any help? Are you just visiting the area today? Let us know if we can help." There was a selection of great yarns and lots of samples knit up. I ended up buying a pattern designed by Linda Daniels, the owner, and yarn to knit the sweater. My friend bought some great new needles that we were assured were better then Addi Turbos. And they are! Chiagoo they are called. She also got some great yarn for a scarf and a hat. I will be a repeat customer without a doubt.

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by Joanie on Thursday, Sep 15 2011 at 01:24PM CDT

I love Northampton Wools and don't understand the poor comments. Beautiful yarn in a beautiful location at 29 Pleasant St., very helpful staff and friendly. It has a huge selection of high end yarns, but if you tell the staff you don't have much to spend they go out of their way to find something that will work for you. And we're not talking Lion Brand or Red Heart people! They invite you to sit and knit and chat in very comfortable surroundings. I will be back again very soon.

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by jayel on Thursday, Jun 30 2011 at 03:19PM CDT

I visited Northampton Wools on the I-91 Shop Hop last week. I learned at the outset that this is a shop in transition, that it has outgrown its current location & is about to relocate, so I was tolerant of a tiny shop in a bit of disarray, trying its best to accommodate an influx of shop hoppers. Staff were friendly but not intrusive, the inventory of yarns, notions and kits offered this frequent yarn shopper some interesting new (to me) products to consider, though the kits could be better marked as to price. There were some intriguing shop samples, and the door prize baskets were put together with care & visual appeal.

I am an out-of-towner, but if I lived locally, I'd make a point of visiting Northampton Wools regularly. It definitely has that boutique feel & its small size gives it the opportunity to carry local yarns from smaller-output producers & dyers that its higher volume neighbor can't. I'd be very curious to see what the shop will be like once settled into its new location. They clearly have put a lot of thought into carving their own niche, and trying not to be "just another yarn store."

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by Susan Wozniak on Monday, Jan 03 2011 at 02:58AM CST

I am surprised by the negative attitudes expressed by several reviewers here . . . I just wonder if the commentators are spoiled suburban matrons, conditioned to shopping at malls where the employees are taught by management to "suck up" to customers rather than dealing with real human beings in intimate circumstances?

I believe in shopping locally and rather than conforming to the fake capitalism that leaves the consumer without choice and which bears an enormous amount of responsibility for the present state of the economy.

I have yet to learn to knit. I have considered it, however. I have been to Northhampton wools about a half dozen times during the three years I have lived in the area. Each time I found the staff respectful of the consumer.

Frankly, if the customer or potential customer wants to be flattered, go to a mall. Better yet, get a puppy. As for WEBS, while they offer many beautiful things, the store is not user friendly nor is the staff as involved with the customer as the staff of Noho Wools is.

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by VangeKnitter on Wednesday, Aug 04 2010 at 01:49AM CDT

Yarn can be on the expensive side, hard to find parking, customer service is not the best, and cramped. OVerall, I would go again if I had to, but wouldn't relish it.

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by WoostaKnitta on Thursday, Feb 11 2010 at 12:45AM CST

I've only been to this shop once, but I enjoyed it. The shop is very small and cramped (so probably not a great place for someone with a walker or wheelchair), but I liked the atmosphere of the place - like it's a tiny, family-owned used-book store. It has a decent selection of yarns considering how small it is, but obviously it doesn't carry a HUGE selection. The staff-person I talked to was very friendly, witty, and helpful.

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by reserve on Tuesday, Jun 24 2008 at 05:38AM CDT

Northampton Wools is a great yarn store if you need to pick up a pair of needles on the go or if you're desperate for a new project and only have time to walk into town (from the college). Otherwise, I'd suggest going elsewhere -- if only because the staff can be somewhat hit or miss, and the yarn is on the expensive side.

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by mehitabel on Sunday, Jan 13 2008 at 09:26AM CST

A very uncomfortable shop, from my standpoint, small and crowded and felt very dusty and musty. The next door shop was a little brighter but still not very pleasant.

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by eudyptula on Monday, Dec 03 2007 at 12:38PM CST

Northampton Wools is locally beloved, but I've had some problems with the place. I once got some good help there, but I usually find them to be chilly at best and intimidating at worst. I'd recommend a quick jaunt down the road to WEBS rather than being condescended at.

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