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Yarn Shop Reviews
Washington

A New Yarn
12345 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98125
206-367-1112

Reviewed by Kathleen Dutill

A New Yarn is a great shop in North Seattle. Its actually a non-profit yarn shop which left me wondering what kind of stuff they'd actually have. Its amazing! The shelves are full of all different kinds of yarn some directly donated, some purchased by the manager using donated money. All of the money they make goes to a domestic violence counseling agency to help women and kids. Its a really warm environment with coffee and tea set out, a big table for just sitting, talking and knitting, and yarn displayed anywhere they can fit it. The staff is really helpful and so friendly. Parking is a little tricky, but there is street parking close by if you can't find the parking lot behind the condos next door. The hours vary, and because of the small staff they are only open the first Saturday of the month, though the manager told me they'd be open every Saturday starting in February of 2008. I recommend checking it out to anyone in search of a good deal. They also accept donations so its a good place to donate your stash of yarn you won't use. 1/08

Acorn Street Yarn Shop
2818 N.E. 55th St.
Seattle, WA
206-525-1726.

Reviewed by Helen Grieve

The Acorn Street Yarn Shop is a wonderful shop located in the University District in Seattle. The shop is packed with lots of wonderful yarns in mostly natural fibers. The staff is very friendly and enthusiastic about helping you pick yarns for your projects. I've also enjoyed the classes I have taken there.

Allinda Knitting Boutique
W. 321 Indiana
Spokane, WA 99205

Reviewed by Patricia A. Zielinski

This store is a little of the main thoroughfares of Spokane, I hadn't been in for a few years and was very happy to see it still in business. The owner is quite friendly and tries to help with yarn selection and calculating the amount of yarn needed for a project. The store also caters to machine knitters - with one section of the store having cones of yarn. This is not a huge shop but does offer an assortment of yarns beyond what one finds big discount places.

Amanda's Art Yarns & Fibers
18846 E Front St.
Poulsbo, Wa 98370
360-779-3666

Reviewed by Betty Reed

Amanda has a very large selection of yarn. She owns sheep and spins her own too. She is very helpful in converting patterns for a specific yarn. I also love that pattern selection she has. You feel at home the moment you walk in the door.

This shop was reviewed by a second knitter.
Reviewed by Deborah Hogness

Amanda's is funky and fantastic. The most lovely selection of both exotic and mid-priced yarn. Amanda is warm, extremely knowledgeable, always helpful and a very talented teacher. Always a markdown bin and all the help you need. I love this place.

This shop was reviewed by a third knitter.
Reviewed by Susan Smith

I stumbled into this store on my vacation this year (it's up a set of stairs and I walk with a cane sometimes...), and it was wonderful! I had my 7 year old daughter with me and Amanda couldn't have been more charming. She talked at length with my daughter about beanie babies and Pokemon while I browsed. And she has a great knack of listening to you talk and figuring out exactly the types of yarns and projects that you'd enjoy - just from her observations. When I went in there, I certainly came out with yarn and patterns. Then my daughter and I went to lunch across the street and while we were eating, we decided to go back and buy more! This vacation was largely a yarn expedition for me, and I visited about 12 shops in the Seattle area. There were a handful that I will definitely visit again next year. Amanda's is at the top of my list!

And for those who will be visiting this area, Amanda's shop is in a darling town FULL of pedestrian traffic and wonderful shops to visit - a bead shop, toy stores, a rubber stamping store, ceramics store, great food - ALL in walking distance. There was even a craft fair on the waterfront (across the street) the day I was there! What more could a gal possible want? A+ !

Ana Cross Stitch
713 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
360-299-9010

Reviewed by Irene Anda

I love this yarn store in Anacortes, Washington. It is located on the main street of town and is a great stop before getting in the ferry line to the San Juan Islands. I like to treat myself to a new book or yarn project before going to the ferry. The women who work there are lots of fun and very helpful. They sponsor an informal knitting group on Friday mornings and on the second Sunday of the month, also one day knitting cruises out of LaConner.

Canvas Works
525 Columbia St. SW
Olympia, WA 98501
360-352-4481

Reviewed by Chris Finklein

This is a wonderful yarn shop complemented next door with a wide-selection fabric shop as well. Great yarn offerings but without a lot of folks who want to offer any help. It's the kind of store that presumes you know what you are doing from picking out a yarn to checking the dye lot numbers at the counter. I made the mistake of not buying enough initially and attempted a few days later to get additional skeins via an email message and subsequent phone call. Long after I found the yarn in a different place, I received a long overdue response. In this day & age of customer service and attention, Canvas Works fails to match their nice products with much quality. Visit them at your own risk. 5/07

Cashmere Cottage Yarns
102 A Maple Street
Cashmere, WA 98815
509-782-0382

Reviewed by Patty Cone

This is one of my favorite shops. Jan and Judith always make you feel welcome. Classes are offered at a variety of levels. If you have a question about a pattern or stitch, they will help you be successful. The yarn selection is varied. If you can't find what you want, Jan and Judith will track it down. Every year I look forward to the Fiber tour where a day trip is planned to visit a variety of yarn shops. Make sure to stop by on a Wednesday to knit with a wonderful bunch of knitters. 2/11

Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
118 Madrone Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-780-22686

Reviewed by Linda Morrison

When good knitters go to heaven...well this is it. Every detail about this store is perfect. The windows are always beautifully dressed and walking through the door is almost enough to make any knitter swoon. The choice of yarns is just right, always fresh. Samples are abundant Supplies top quality, the owners have hired very patient and knowledgeable folks. I have never had the opportunity to spend an afternoon at their cozy knitting table chatting, but if I never tie a knot.....and always buy enough yarn to finish my projects, block carefully, and always check my gage, I will hopefully end up there one day. The only bad thing I can think of to say about this gem is that it is always filled with excited knitters. Lots of helpers though. Never have I been disappointed when I travel out on the peninsula to this inspiring spot.

Elite Needlework
205 Chelan
Wenatchee, WA
509-662-9773

Reviewed by Patricia A. Zielinski

In Washington there is a very nice store in Wenatchee. It is located in a pale yellow house on a one way street. The owner is very nice. Classes are offered; there are supplies for needlework as well.

Evie's Yarn Emporium
1314 Commerce Ave.
Longview, WA 98632
360-577-0130

Reviewed by D. Nelson

Large selection of yarns and notions. Friendly shop with lots of help to find and finsh your projects. 2/11

Fancy Image Yarn
SE 591 Arcadia Rd
Shelton, WA
360-426-5875

Reviewed by Sharon Dubois

This is my hangout when I get away from Dodge. Myra is extremely knowledgeable and has her business in a building just above her home. She has classes and when you go in she takes time to ask any and all questions and will even offer coffee so you can just sit down and knit or just visit.

She has a couple of resident cats which sometimes you can't see until you reach for a particular yarn and lo and behold, there they are. She hand dyes her yarns and they are absolutely breathtaking!!!! She has a large variety of fancy yarns and makes out the patterns that she creates for a particular yarn attached.

It is a very relaxing place to come and learn new techniques.

This shop was reviewed by a second knitter.
Reviewed by Evie Baxter

I was so impressed with the warm attitude and the help and patience Myra has for anyone and everyone who comes to her shop. She has so much to chose from and many patterns in stock, as said before she hand dyes and has a good variety. She has a knack for putting yarns together to fit just about any patterns you want to make.

If you are looking for a good yarn shop and are in the area you can't miss.

I live in Chehalis WA and will drive to her shop, about 1 hour one way trip.

Fiber Attic
First St.
Snohomish, WA
360-563-0330

Reviewed by Sue Hulbert

It's worth a visit to see how much stuff she can cram into about 350 feet of space. She carries spinning & weaving stuff as well as a good selection of yarns. But she is really a spinner/weaver at heart. Her name is Kris and there is a certain ambience about the place. The best thing is that it is about half a block from my office and I can walk there which is a good thing because parking is worse than terrible there.

Snohomish is something of a tourist trap and worth a trip.

Full Circle
2036 NW 56th St.
Seattle, WA 98107
206-783-3322

Reviewed by Daralyn Johnson

This shop is located in the Ballard (Northwest) area of Seattle. Though the shop is small, they have a wide variety of both domestic and international yarns, knitting and crochet supplies, stitchery kits, in addition to framing supplies. In fact, they pride themselves on being specialists in needlework framing. This unique little store even has a collection of antique oil lamps and other small collectibles. It is well worth your time to investigate everything they have to offer.

Great Yarns
4023 Rucker (old '99)
Everett, WA
425-252-8155

Reviewed by Sue Hulbert

Great Yarns is in an older house with a basement, so there is plenty of room to carry a large selection. The parking there is terrible, however. They are very helpful people and there is plenty of room for 5 or 6 people to sit around a table and knit, which I try to do at least once a week. The owner's name is Fontelle and she writes patterns and puts them up in kits, as she says her business is selling yarn.

This shop was reviewed by a second knitter.
Reviewed by Angela Batiste

Good points:
They have a lot of yarn. And I didn't have a parking problem.

Bad points:
Everything else.

I've visited Great Yarns twice. I will *never* go again. The first time I went, I called first, and the people were kind of rude- but I gave them the benefit of the doubt, and guessed that they might be busy, and went anyway. Mistake.

The two trips were identical, half of the people working were rude, the other half were frostily polite...they never even got close to helpful. They all treated me as though I was less intelligent than the big, shaggy, half-shaved dog they have wandering throughout the store. If this were the only choice around, I might be willing to brave the situation again. But, in the Seattle area, we're lucky enough to have at least 9 other LYS's within an hour's drive away from Great Yarns, all of which have better customer service policies. And even if they all failed, there would still be mail order. Anything to keep those people from getting any of my knitting dollars.

This shop was reviewed by a third knitter.
Reviewed by Lillian Toberer

I, too, went to Great Yarns in Everett, Washington. At first the feeling I got was one of indifference but being madame defarge I persevered. After 30 minutes of wandering around and seeing everything there was to see I began a conversation with Fontelle about various sweaters hanging in the shop. We ended up having the greatest time and of course bought way too much yarn. (Fontelle's mom even made us coffee!) I always want to alter patterns and change a short sleeve top to a cardigan. No problem. Having driven from Federal Way, with my girlfriend, to Everett just to see this shop I would definitely go back in a heartbeat. Since returning to California, they have been most helpful in finding out of print books and getting a single skein of yarn to finish a project!

This shop was reviewed by a fourth knitter.
Reviewed by Kay Daniels

This is wonderful shop with very helpful people working there. They are always willing to help out with any questions or problems you might be having. It is a place that I feel I can go to and feel at home and comfortable just like with family. They have a superb selection of many different types of yarns. They have classes available to help in discovering new techniques. I highly recommend Great Yarns! There are yarn shops closer to my home, but I will drive the extra distance to shop there.

Hellen's Needlework
320 S 1st St
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
360-336-3024

Reviewed by Sunni Maravillosa

Hellen's Needlework has a nice variety of supplies for several needle crafts, including cross stitch, needlepoint, and quilting. There's a nice variety of yarn, ranging from trusty national brands to handspun and dyed fiber. Prices also span a wide range; and don't forget to check the closeout corner at the back of the store. Knitting classes are offered, too.A nice table with comfy chairs is available for those who'd like to sit and stitch a while with Hellen. Customer service is very good.Shop hours: M-F 10:00 - 5:30 6/09

Hilltop Yarn and Needlepoint
2224 Queen Anne Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
206-282-1332

Reviewed by Jane Kaspers

They have the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff not to mention the most beautiful yarns. I love going there so I can relax in their library or just looking to see what is new.

This shop was reviewed by a second knitter.
Reviewed by Chris Finklein

Hilltop is now located in two spots, on Queen Anne and in Bellevue close to the shadow of Bellevue Square Shopping Center. The Queen Anne store percolates inside an old house and welcomes the visitor with an array of yarns tucked into bookcases circling an old fireplace and wall to ceiling shelves holding gorgeous temptation. My only question was in the knowledge of the gals behind the counter. Friendly and wanting to be helpful but they lacked a true understanding of how to substitute yarns against gauge. I applaud their patience dealing with a novice knitter like me, but when I got home with my purchase and realized the yarn I bought would not work with my intended pattern I was sorely disappointed. Even though they would readily accept returns, since I was from out of town, I elected not to send my yarn back. I've shopped in both Hilltops and found them to be a wealth of selection, ideas and friendly service. I'll go back someday but armed with my own certainty of what I want, not what I might substitute. 5/07

Holy Threads
620 S Washington
Spokane, WA 99204
(509) 838-0779

Reviewed by Rachel Castrovinci

Where do I start? VERY friendly staff! The shop is inside an older, beautiful house that is FULL of a vast selection of yarns. Just being inside the old home is nice! They have two floors with the second floor dedicated mostly to felting wools and some fibers that not very common in other stores that I have been in. They also keep a decent variety of needles and other notions. The yarn selection is unreal! They carry all brands! It even smells wonderful inside the store! I am new to the area and this is already my favorite place to go! I don't know what else to say except that I am in love with the place! 9/07

Island Wools
135 Spring Street #B
Friday Harbor, WA 360-370-5648

Reviewed by Barbara Placek

I discovered this wonderful yarn shop during a vacation in Friday Harbor. The owner is warm and welcoming and she stocks a remarkable variety of yarns at reasonable prices. (Especially for a tourist town.)

Knittery
601 S. Grady Way
Renton, WA 98055
425-228-4694

Reviewed by Sharon Dubois

If you need help of any sort, this is the place to go. Winn is extremely helpful and knows the knitting business inside and out. She has a wide variety of yarns and it's always a pleasure to go in and just browse, as if anyone can do just that. She always helps with conversions of yarns and will not sell you something that you don't need, and she will be honest if you need something or not.

Knot Just Yarn
500 East Fairhaven Avenue
Burlington, WA 98233
360-755-7086
Hours: M, Tu, W, F 10-6; Th 10-8; Sat 10-4

Reviewed by Adelle Jameson Vancil

Knot Just Yarn is a wonderful treasure in the small town of Burlington, Washington. It is in the Skagit Valley and if you are in the area, please drop by and visit them.

Knot Just Yarn, carries an immense variety of yarns. Every time I go into the store I am amazed at how much they have available for me to choose from. And when I am ready to choose, after a good hour or two of wandering and experiencing the yarns, they are ready to help me make the best choices for me and the project I wish to do. I have had help finding the right patterns, the right yarns and Jeri is an expert with color. She put together colors for me I wouldn't have even thought of and the results are fantastic.

The Owner of Knot Just Yarn, Becky, has gone out of her way to provide a wide spectrum of yarns for knitters to choose from (and sometimes agonize over as we want them all!). And she has a knack of explaining things in such a way, that all of a sudden the toughest thing is easy to do. Have her teach you the Kitchener Stitch and you will never again struggle with it.

They have many classes available and have project materials for crocheters, needle or shuttle tatting, needlepoint, cross stitch and also spinning, having the raw yarn and the wheels.

This is a shop you don't want to miss. I think that anyone in western Washington and British Columbia should come on over and see Knot Just Yarn. And if you are passing through the Seattle area, Burlington is only a little over an hour north of Seattle. It is well worth the trip. The yarn and the people there have created a wonderful little sanctuary for knitters.

Lamb's Ear Farm
4631 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408
253-472-7695

Reviewed by Sharon Dubois

Lamb's Ear Farm is a terrific shop which has moved out of Roxie's home near Spanaway. Her husband is heavily into knitting also which I think is great. Every time I go in there she's added more stock to her inventory. The shop is in a large house which has plenty of room to store lots and lots of yarns. She has a good variety of patterns and the newest, funkiest yarns available. She always has a smile on her face and is more than willing to assist you. Her husband works another job but always seems to be able to knit up different clothing for his family is no time flat; he sits and chats while knitting with the other patrons who come their classes. They were meeting at Borders and just visiting while knitting. It's a great shop to visit.

This shop was reviewed by a second knitter.
Reviewed by Sandy Farewell

The first time I walked into Lamb's Ear I was convinced that I was incapable of learning how to knit. The owner, Roxi Willoughby, assured me that she could teach anyone to knit. She was right because 6 months later I have knit numerous scarves, 3 felted bags, socks, a sweater, hats, and a doll. I have been able to really push beyond my comfort zone because I know I can always get help and free instruction if I feel in over my head. I also enjoy getting together with other knitters on Fiber Frenzy Thursday evenings. It is a very friendly shop where knitters can enjoy socializing and knitting.

Lamb's Ear has a great selection of yarn and supplies. And when I need something that is not in stock, they are very quick to special order what I need. One of the best options is that you can get fabulous, hand spun, custom dyed yarn (what a treat).

I am so confident of the service and selection at Lamb's Ear that I have recommended them to many of my friends, who have now joined the knitting ranks too. It is a great local yarn shop.

This shop was reviewed by a third knitter.
Reviewed by Chris Finklein

Cute little remodeled house/shop on a very busy street with minimal parking behind in the back alley. A nice selection of standard yarn but not a great amount of designer temptations. Because the few rooms filled with yarn shelves are small, it's cumbersome to slip between the aisles. There is a back room that serves for instruction and group knitting with quite an array of books just outside the door. It's not easy to wander or spend moments considering options because you are bumping into elbows or aware of sometimes being in the way. If you know what you are looking for and don't require much help in your choices, you might have luck. I didn't and I doubt I'll try again because there are too many other options in the same locale. 5/07

Let It Rain
12189 Greenhaven, 108
Mukilteo, WA 98275
425-493-1181

Reviewed by Sharon Miller

If you are traveling up North, there is a little town called Mukilteo just off North 405. The owner and staff are exteremly friendly and hospitable. They have a comfy couch and chairs that you can snuggle up in and knit or crochet. They have tons of yarn, bags, needles, hooks and customer works displayed. The owner took her time and showed me the different yarns from silk to cashmere to alpaca to merino to hemp and bamboo. She also has a clearance bin too! They have knitting/crocheting night. I will definitely go back. Can't wait to try the Wednesday night knitting and crocheting and get to know the gals more. 12/07

Linda's Knit N' Stitch
3382 NW Carlton St., Ste B
Silverdale, WA 98383
360-698-7556

Reviewed by De Kujala

Try Linda's Knit & Stitch in Silverdale, Wa. for a wide variety of yarns and related items. She has a lot of cross stitch materials too and also crochet thread. Linda is her only employee and is always ready to help customers with their projects and if she has time will teach and guide them through to the finished product. I live in Tacoma and shop at Linda's every time I need something.

This shop was reviewed by a second knitter.
Reviewed by Kathy H. Silva

This exceeds all the shops I've visited across the USA. I hit five in Washington while on vacation. I really would advise anyone in the area to travel the extra distance to visit her quaint, busy shop which features many types of yarn both inexpensive and expensive, acrylic and wool. Most of the shops I found in Washington only carried wool. 7/07

Nancy's Knits
17174 116th SE
Renton, WA 98058
425-255-7392

Reviewed by Sharon Dubois

This shop has a variety of yarns as well as a large selection of cross stitching, tatting and crocheting materials. I'm not always comfortable with the knowledge of the ladies who assist you, but they are always cheerful; never rude. They display customer's work and they are selling beautiful needle holders and bags that are handmade. The money goes to the Kidney Foundation which I feel is a worthy cause for contributions. I purchased a needle holder which is very high quality.

They are opened 7 days a week which is a plus.

Pacific Fabrics
Evergreen Village Shopping Center
1645 - 140th Avenue NE
Bellevue WA 98005
425-747-3551
Manager: Chris Oakley

Reviewed by Donna Pick

I am new to the Seattle Eastside area. I was driving through Bellevue one day and passed this store; since I am a sewer I doubled back to go investigate it. Imagine my surprise to find that instead of the "standard" types of yarns you find in national chain fabric stores (mostly acrylic and Lion Brand), this store carried such big names as Prism, Noro, Trendsetter and Muench/GGH! (Their fabric selection is pretty good too.) Since it is a large strip mall store, there were not as many clerks hovering around like there are at LYSs in general, and I was able to browse the yarn department happily for about half an hour with no pushy interference. The selection is quite good - and they do have the requisite acrylic and Lion Brand stuff too if you need that. The entire yarn section is about 800-1000 square feet and it's easy to move around without knocking a lot of skeins off the shelves.

So Much Yarn
2107 W. Elliot
2nd Floor
Seattle, WA 98121
206-443-0727
866-443-0727

Reviewed by Sara Sheffield

I was traveling through and needed a pattern for yarn that I received as a gift. The shop keeper couldn't have been more friendly and helpful- especially considering that I was only looking for a pattern and hadn't bought the yarn from the shop. I will go back some day and will certainly shop their again. It's nice run into friendly folks! 3/07

Sweet Stitch Yarn Co.
3627 Wheaton Way
Bremerton, WA 98310
360-792-2221

Reviewed by E A Havens

I work for a corporate store that carries a good selection of primarily basic yarns at good prices, and I am always sending people who cannot find just what they are looking for to Sweet Stitch. It is one of the two stores in the immediate area that I go to when I need something different, as well.

Sweet Stitch carries a great selection of specialty and natural fibers in all sorts of colors. I have heard that since my last visit they have also started selling 'remnants' left over from their demos at great prices, so people looking for odds and ends for patchwork projects have a source that has very fine yarns without having to buy a whole skein. they have a very good selection of pattern books, as well as some free patterns, and the woman who owns the place is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. She likes to talk with her customers! What a novel idea!

The thing that I like about this shop is that although they have an abundance of specialty yarns, they have not forgotten natural fibers, and are one of the only places in the area you can get bamboo fiber yarn at. they also carry a large selection of Rowan yarns.

I would definitely suggest checking this place out if you are anywhere near Kitsap County. It is located in East Bremerton, in the Lighthouse Plaza on Wheaton Way.

Tricoter
3121 E. Madison
Seattle, WA 98112
206-328-6505

Reviewed by Jane Wherry

The Tricoter yarn shop in the Madison Park area of Seattle is a must if you are ever in this area. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the yarns are displayed by color horizontally and by type vertically, and the service is extraordinary. All the help is knowledgeable and friendly. You can drop by any time just to knit and visit.

They also provide an assortment of classes, finishing services, and custom design. I highly recommend this shop.

This shop was reviewed by a second knitter.
Reviewed by Betty Reed

After reading the review posted here I couldn't wait to visit the shop. My daughter and I went there and were very disappointed. If we were invisible we would have been noticed more. It was not busy at the time we went. One of the ladies was stocking yarn and walked by us several times. Needless to say that will be my last time there.

This shop was reviewed by a third knitter.
Reviewed by Lillian Toberer

These people need an attitude adjustment. Knitters spend a lot of money on very expensive yarns. When I leave a yarn store without yarn there is definitely something wrong. And if my girlfriend buys only one project I know we will not be returning to that store soon!

This shop was reviewed by a fourth knitter.
Reviewed by Chris Finklein

This is the Disneyland of yarn shops! Is there nothing they don't carry? Are there not countless folks everywhere to offer help and ready assistance not to mention fabulous ideas and unusual finishing suggestions? Tricoter is possibly the most amazing yarn shop I've ever visited in a wide experience of shopping. Perhaps their only weakness is that they have so much; it could possibly be a bit of overkill when it comes to making decisions as to kind, color or a million other considerations - not to mention buttons selection. I've shopped over the phone with Julie who is a wonderful wealth of knowledge. Her yarn expertise is legendary. Her generous spirit is a blessing when trying to handle unusual designer disparities. Tricoter publishes their own books that rival National Geographic in color and impressions. This is a destination resort of a knitter's paradise. 5/07

Unraveled Fine Yarns
207 E MCLaughlin Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98663
360-993-5835

Reviewed by Chris Finklein

This is a small shop tucked inside a busy street in the downtown area of the city. Lots of yarn packed into a relatively small space but with some interesting selections and creative touches. I purchased a kit only to return home to find there was not enough yarn inside to complete the project. When I called, the shop owner was very kind and assured me she'd get what I needed to finish ASAP. Never heard from her again. This is a tell-all test-when a question asked is answered with minimal confidence the responder truly knows what they are speaking about. Perhaps if I visited this shop more frequently I'd feel better, but since I was an out-of-town customer I'll probably not be back because there was nothing extraordinary to lure my curiosity. 5/07

The Weaving Works
4717 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-524-1221

Reviewed by Christopher Smith

Like walking into a candy store! Lots of beautiful natural yarns and an amazing selection of buttons. Wool for spinning and blocking equipment for rent. Also lots of great pattern and how-to books. Knowledgeable staff are helpful, always polite, and never taken aback to see a man in their shop.

Yarn Gallery
5633 California, S. W.
Seattle, WA 98136
206-935-2010

Reviewed by J. T. Wherry

I happened upon this shop by accident when I was visiting my daughter in West Seattle. The people are friendly and helpful. There is a lovely array of yarns and they give classes and finishing services. If you are in the area, stop by and visit.

This shop was reviewed by a second knitter.
Reviewed by Justine Ozaki

This is my favorite yarn shop in Seattle. The staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable on knitting, crochet and other needlework. I love the large selection of both fancy, cotton, silk and novelty yarns. The staff has many knitted and crocheted projects around to inspire and give you ideas for your next project. So whether you want to do that dream sweater or a big crocheted afghan, they can help you find a yarn to suit your budget.

The Yarn Garden of Gig Harbor
3220 Rosedale St.
Gig Harbor, WA 98333
253-851-9559

Reviewed by Chris Finklein

This is a terrific spot for fabulous yarn, cutting edge know-how combined with delightful personalities all around the shop. It's not large in square footage but what is stashed on the shelves is classic and always useable. I've wandered in at times without a clue and left feeling like I was pampered with rich inspiration and willing help. If there's anything I've needed they have bent over backwards to help or get back to me over the phone. Shopping in Gig Harbor's Yarn Garden is a treat for the eyes and the soul because if your passion is knitting their passionate insistence on generosity is second to none. 5/07

Yorkshire Yarns
7504 86th St SW, Suite 150
Lakewood, WA 98498
253-589-9276

Reviewed by Marillyn Ketcherside

This is a wonderful shop that will be celebrating it's first anniversary in May 2008. Everyone is welcome, no matter how they use the fibers and yarn. Want to learn something new? She has classes in crochet, knitting, spinning, beading and anything else people are interested in.

And the yarn. She has yarn from very affordable yarn to cashmere, silk, angora, lace, bamboo, many other fibers and handpainted yarns. And if you want some sock yarn. She has a wall of sock yarn and it is now also popping up in other parts of her store. 5/08

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