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Yarns On First

Added by Yarn-blue_135_micro Gwenna over 12 years ago / Last Updated over 4 years ago

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Hello fellow knitters and crocheters! Yarns on First is located in beautiful downtown Napa, between Randolph and Franklin streets. We carry many of your favorite brands- Classic Elite, Shibui, Madelinetosh, Cascade, Berroco, Rowan, and so many more, as well as lots of needles, hooks, and notions. Our shelves are stocked with beautiful books, magazines and patterns. No visit to wine country is complete without a stop at Yarns on First!


Tue - Wed:
11:00AM - 06:00PM
11:00AM - 04:00PM
Fri - Sat:
11:00AM - 05:00PM
11:00AM - 04:00PM

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If you're an avid knitter or crocheter, even a trip to wine country isn't complete without a stop in a local yarn shop for your fiber fix. Send the husband and kids across the street to Ben & Jerry's while you sink your teeth into the sweetness of Yarns on First. Feast your eyes on wall to wall (floor to ceiling) color in this friendly well-lit shop, where the midweight yarns are indeed arranged by color. Sock weight, seasonal yarns and kids' yarns have sections of their own, as do specialty yarns. Plenty of books and shop samples for ideas, and the owners are ready to provide assistance when it's needed.

Marcia Schwartz & Jess Mosher just bought the shop in July 2012. I believe they are a mother-daughter team. The yarn selection includes many temptations including Madelinetosh, ShiBui, Mountain Colors, Berocco, Manos, Lorna's Laces and more. I appreciated the variety of price points, since I stopped in for a single crochet hook Addi, of course!), but left with more. For your convenience, the shop has a yarn-winding station in the back for those vacation impulse purchases that you simply MUST start in on immediately.

I expect to have sweet yarn dreams tonight, and may well stop in again before I leave town after I've had a chance to sleep on all the yarny possibilities.


by MKB on Friday, Feb 11 2011 at 09:55PM CST

Was in the area a week ago with my husband on business. Since I like to check out shops everywhere I go, I found this one on Knit Map and stopped by. I'm glad I did. I was greeted warmly and treated like an old friend. A class was going to be starting a little later, but I was invited to just sit down and knit. The store stocks nice yarn and books...plenty of something for everyone. I too like the way the colors are put together.

Thank you ladies! I hope to return.


by francie on Wednesday, Mar 03 2010 at 01:30PM CST

We were visiting Napa Valley and stopped in. I found it to be a very friendly place. The staff was very helpful and went out of their way to find a book for me. I loved the way the yarn was displayed. All the colors were put together and I enjoyed browsing that way.


by 3L3ctricMistr3ss on Monday, Aug 17 2009 at 06:26PM CDT

Very busy place indeed.
When I went in June this place was booming.
I like the feel of a busy yarn shop because it gives me a chance to look around without someone constantly bugging me.

This shop had a good selection of yarn (all the usual suspects) and lots of friendly faces.

I had a positive experience, and I was greeted/acknowledged when I came into the store and a few of the ladies (even the ones knitting at the front table) said let them know if I needed any help or if I just wanted to hang out LOL.


by wcsmith on Thursday, May 14 2009 at 11:41AM CDT

I am new to town and have been by the shop twice. Each time there was a group of knitters at the front of the store and I was barely acknowledged. I did not feel welcome, felt I was infringing on a private party. Will shop internet or OOT for now.


by Anonymous on Wednesday, Mar 11 2009 at 09:54AM CDT

This is an excellent yarn shop. Great selection of yarns. Friendly and helpful staff. If I lived in Napa I would be there all the time.


by Anonymous on Wednesday, Apr 09 2008 at 08:21AM CDT

address is 1305 first st.

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