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Andrea Waller opened Seaport Yarn in New York City in 2002. Starting with a small inventory in one room, she has built Seaport Yarn into one of the largest yarn stores in Manhattan.


Mon - Tue:
10:00AM - 06:00PM
10:00AM - 07:00PM
Thu - Fri:
10:00AM - 06:00PM
11:00AM - 05:00PM

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by on

It was my first visit to Seaport Yarns and I don't think I'll be back. I didn't see anything that I couldn't find elsewhere for the same price or less.

I also found the store very messy and unorganized. The store moved from Floor 5 to Floor 4... several months ago! Although they have a ton of yarn, it was difficult to find enough in the same dyelot for a larger project since everything was unorganized. You may be different but I get a little nervous when a yarn store is messy and dusty -- I start wondering about the cleanliness of the yarn. Hopefully, they'll be able to organize and give the place a good clean soon.

For those still wanting to go visit, the location is not marked at all. There is no signage either outside or inside. It's very close to Century 21, on Broadway. You should also check their website as their business hours have changed (and the picture on the website does NOT resemble their new location).


by Kate on Monday, Jan 09 2012 at 05:32PM CST

Great selection of yarns. However, the clerk that was there when I was there (owner maybe?) was a bit of a helicopter with me - hovering around, asking me questions, etc. I'm sure some people prefer that, but I am an independent shopper, and if I have a question, I will ask you.


by Merryl on Monday, Sep 20 2010 at 06:42PM CDT

Hectic, but fabulous.

Wonderful selection of yarns in a truly cramped space. It gets so crowded that you can feel like you're on the subway at rush hour.


Seaport Yarns is worth the effort because the selection is great, and the staff, while often very busy, is friendly and helpful.


by PassionKNITly on Tuesday, May 19 2009 at 08:15PM CDT

Hrm, the address moved, but the flag on the map didn't move...


by KnittingKnoobie on Thursday, Apr 02 2009 at 02:32AM CDT

Awesome selection and the woman working there at the time was amazing. Showed us all great, new stuff. Oh and they have a vast book selection like no other I've seen.


by SallyH on Sunday, Nov 02 2008 at 09:35AM CST

They do take credit cards - just as well, given the amazing selection of yarns, books and needles packed into this hidden gem. Lauren was very helpful in pointing out things, but not so attentive that I felt pressured to buy.


by moodeln on Thursday, Jun 05 2008 at 09:39PM CDT

Things must have changed, because I paid with a credit card this last Monday (June 2nd) with no problem. Really good selection, and very attentive customer service; I can see how it could be annoying, but I didn't really mind it.


by fndofjdy on Sunday, May 18 2008 at 08:43AM CDT

I thought this is a wonderful store. Great selection, and price, which is important to me. I didn't have an issue with the no credit card thing, it is just a fact, and just remember to bring cash when u go.


by grmatz on Wednesday, Sep 19 2007 at 07:09PM CDT

incredible selection, but customer service can be spotty. sometimes too attentive, sometimes too lax. and the no credit card thing is just annoying.


by Anonymous on Wednesday, Sep 19 2007 at 06:37AM CDT

Amazing selection, but bring cash or a check - no credit cards here.

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