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BEST KNITTING STORE

The Yarnery

Remember when knitting wasn't cool? It must have been about seven or eight years ago when the only people spotted knitting in airports or on buses were grandmothers creating soon-to-be-unwanted Christmas gifts. Not anymore. But back before you could buy a DIY knitting kit for an iPod case at Target, there was the Yarnery. For more than 35 years, the Yarnery has been an artistic and community hub on historic Grand Avenue. Trying to impress your girlfriend by knitting her something, but have no idea how to do it? The Yarnery's staff will hold your hand and help you choose the pattern, needles, and yarn. Are you a hardened knitting addict looking for your next challenge and finest yarn? The Yarnery always brings the goods. The cozy house also unites knitters through classes—from knitting clothes for charities to knitting for men—making the hobby accessible and appealing to just about everyone.

BEST YARN STORE (2006) The Yarnery

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