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Rosie's Yarn Cellar - OUT OF BUSINESS

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Rosie's Yarn Cellar is your Center City Philadelphia Local Yarn Shop. We are located at 2017 Locust Street, just west of Rittenhouse Square. Philadelphia's LYS for nearly 15 years, our knowledgeable and friendly staff is ready to help you with all your knitting and crochet needs.

Wednesdays: free weekly knitting circle from 6-8 pm!


Mon - Tue:
10:00AM - 06:00PM
10:00AM - 08:00PM
Thu - Sat:
10:00AM - 06:00PM
12:00PM - 05:00PM

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Rosie's has gone out of business!

I went by the store yesterday evening and there was a sign in the window thanking everyone for their support. So disappointed.


by Annonymous visitor on Friday, Oct 10 2014 at 06:08PM CDT

I go to Rosie's when I am in the Rittenhouse Square area. The space is uncomfortably small, I did not find the staff very friendly or engaging. The selection is mediocre and find a price was very hard. Although I've been to this shop several times if I had a choice while in Philly I don't think Rosie's would be on my yarn crawl!


by Paula on Tuesday, Mar 11 2014 at 04:32PM CDT

Was in town for flower show and found this and three other in close proximity to where I was staying and to each other.

I popped in on a Saturday and it was like a beehive. Busy, but in a good way. Picked up some roving. Returned on Sunday and sat while my girlfriend shopped. Zackiery, Bridget and Doug, were good company while I was there.

It's a snug little place and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


by anne on Thursday, Jan 23 2014 at 12:06PM CST

Though it appears a small space it is charming. Take off your coat and start looking around. The staff knows when to let you think but step forward if you need any help. I have found get yarns on sale with enough yarn in stock to complete sweaters. Needle selection is very good. They allow you to use their yarn winder even if you bought the yarn somewhere else. One of my top 2 knitting stores in the city.

I think there is something about all knitting stores I visit. My first visit to a new store is always a little formal and stiff. I don't know why except I get overwhelmed.

I appreciate they are open on Sundays.


by kapress111 on Monday, Mar 25 2013 at 02:22AM CDT

It's tiny and dark. The stock is crammed in, making it difficult to see what they have. The prices are located on little tags on the shelves, not on the items. Also, when I went the staff was not very friendly or helpful. My biggest complaint was that the pattern I purchased at the shop for $6 was free on Ravelry (or at least it was at the time of my purchase). It was a "Rosie's" pattern and it was posted on Ravelry by someone affiliated with the shop, so they had to know it was out there free. I understand the shop has a right to recoup the cost of paper and printing for the patterns they put out. However, they should at least inform the customer the pattern is available at no charge on the web.

Regardless of the situation with the pattern, I had made my mind up that I would be going back to the shop before I even walked out the door. If I hadn't been desperate for the needles, I wouldn't have purchased anything because of the staff lack of customer service.


by Susann Lusnia on Wednesday, Jan 04 2012 at 08:03PM CST

Loved my visit to Rosie's! I'm impressed by the array of yarns stocked there - and the quantities they seem to have, given the smallness of the physical store. The two women working during my visit were incredibly helpful, even set me up to wind my skeins into balls after I purchased them. It was worth the ~12 block walk from my hotel to visit this shop! The Ella Rae lace merinos are gorgeous and there is a nice selection of Manos silk blends -- plenty of sock yarns and lace weights.


by anniegeorge on Saturday, Dec 25 2010 at 02:43PM CST

I love this place. Everytime I walk in there I find the most fabulous stuff and sometimes it's even on sale! The staff are great, very helpful and they know their yarns. I don't mind the tiny space as it feels like I'm unearthing a new find that I just have to have everywhere I explore. It's lovely! This is probably the best stocked yarn store I have ever been in. It's even better than the yarn stores in NYC because it has the same stuff and I can get it locally.


by sdfhk on Sunday, Feb 21 2010 at 03:33PM CST

They have lots of very nice stuff, but the physical space is so tiny that browsing is awkward; you're never more than a couple of feet from whomever's working there, and it's downright crowded if there are any other customers. It's fine if I know exactly what I want, but I don't feel like I can take my time in there.


by Laura on Friday, Aug 07 2009 at 03:38PM CDT

I am so glad I visited Rosie's. What a great selection, and so cozy. The Koigo selection alone is worth the trip. If you are in Philly make a point to stop by and be ready to buy.



by Anonymous on Sunday, Dec 02 2007 at 10:41AM CST

one of the few shops that carries the needles for magic loop knitting in sock weight yarns...


by jsandell on Saturday, Oct 27 2007 at 07:11AM CDT

Rosie's has very friendly staff, and a big selection crammed into a tiny space. The space is the drawback, in my opinion. Rosie's is a few cozy basement rooms, with yarn to the ceiling. If there are more than 2 other customers it gets hard to move, and it is hard to see all the yarn, or take one down from the shelf. They do have a broad range of yarns, not all high end, and what they have is very nice. They also have some spinning fibers from Black Bunny Fibers.

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