BEST YARN STORE Minneapolis 2005 - The Yarnery
There are a couple of dozen stores in the metro area where one can wander and fondle the mohairs and the super-light bulky-weight wools. A lot of these stores are come-latelies, riding the stitch-n-bitch wave of knitting popularity. But the old guard is still where it's at: The Yarnery has welcomed knitters in the same old house on Grand Avenue since the time of macramé and ponchos (the first time around, that is). The selection covers a wide range of prices (of course, nobody knits to save money) and is organized to inspire. Like other venues, the Yarnery offers several classes, but the casual Friday-night knits are refreshingly low-key and welcoming.