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Everything has changed for String Yarns! New owner, new staff, new location, new yarns + designs, new website!

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Mon - Fri:
11:00AM - 06:00PM
Sat:
11:00AM - 05:00PM

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Everything about this yarn store has changed! New owner, new beautiful location, new staff, new yarns + designs...even the website is better!

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by as1231 on Sunday, Oct 14 2012 at 05:58PM CDT

The treatment I personally received from the owner of this shop passed beyond snobbish and rude to abusive and humiliating. With so many fine shops in NYC, you'd do well to pass this one by.

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by sjrb66 on Monday, May 30 2011 at 02:15AM CDT

I used to work on the upper east side, and visited String a couple of times on my lunch hour. Store staff have perfected the snobbish unwelcoming attitude of some high end shops.

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by sharon weinbrand on Monday, May 18 2009 at 05:10AM CDT

please let me know how I can become a member to receive info on the kit of the week. My sister is currently a member.
Thank you

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by KnittingKnoobie on Friday, Apr 03 2009 at 02:28AM CDT

Great service, beautiful store, very high end yarns. Love that it's in a brownstone!

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by Anonymous on Friday, Mar 13 2009 at 09:18PM CDT

Unlike the previous two comments, I did not have such a great experience. I found the shop to be dark and dreary, and the little seating that exists, uncomfortable. In spite of there only being 3 customers, and 1 person sitting at the table knitting, the 3 sales associates did not greet me, nor offer any assistance. I asked several questions, but was told that with the sale yarn you are "really on your own." I explained that I was fairly new to knitting and needed guidance, but was told that if I bought yarn on sale that I would not be entitled to any help! This was a far cry from the other shop that I frequent regularly, where help is abundant no matter what you buy! In fact, they walked away from me because I was considering sale yarn (and had accumulated a rather large pile to purchase!) and not regular priced yarn. When I asked about a pattern, book, and "kit" that had appeared on their website, they were very slow to pull it out and not at all helpful, and totally unaware of what their website had highlighted and had to offer. I put the yarns back into the bins, placed the book on the table, and walked out without purchasing anything. In the past year since I have begun knitting, I have purchased a tremendous amount of yarn from other shops including skeins that were $50 and up. Too bad for them. Their loss!

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by anne14 on Sunday, Sep 07 2008 at 05:27AM CDT

Beautiful shop, even from an architectural standpoint, as it is located in an old brownstone. I happened upon them during a summer sale, and was amazed at the variety and quality of the stock. Purchased Anny Blatt, some Filatura, and some Teva Durham yarn. I will definitely be returning. The owner and staff that were there were very accomodating, I will definitely be returning. Most amazing yarn I noticed: cashmere Koigu !!

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by HiddenTohru on Monday, Jul 07 2008 at 10:09PM CDT

Extremely high end store. The person working there when I went in greeted me when I came in, answered the few questions I had, and was overall quite pleasant. The store was aesthetically pleasing, if not as cozy as most yarn stores, but they had a fabulous selection of high end yarns. A really good "vacation yarn store", perhaps not an everyday store, unless you happen to be someone who makes quite a bit of money but still has time to knit.

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