New York City Vacation – The Yarn Stores!

What would a trip to New York City be without visiting yarn stores?Smiley's YarnOur first stop was Smiley’s Yarns on Jamaica Avenue in Queens.Smiley's YarnBecause Smiley’s Yarns has closeouts, it is hit or miss. There was nothing that caught my eye the day we went.Lion Brand Yarn StudioThat’s not what happened at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. There is something so exciting about buying my favorite Lion Brand yarn at the studio because they have every type and color I could want.Sampling Wall - Lion Brand Yarn StudioI stocked up on Fishermen’s Wool and even left with some new colors of Amazing.Downtown YarnsI stopped by Downtown Yarns in the East Village because it got awesome reviews on the web.Downtown YarnsIt had a great collection of yarns and I left with some variegated Lamb’s Pride in retro colors.Purl SohoAnd I just had to stop at Purl Soho because of its beautiful ads in the Vogue Knitting magazine. It did not dissapoint! In addition to having yarns I’ve never seen before, they had an amazing fabric collection.Purl SohoThey carry Liberty of London fabrics and Kokka fabrics from Japan. I left with some Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarn and some Kokka fabrics – one piece with owls and birds on it!

2 thoughts on “New York City Vacation – The Yarn Stores!

  1. LeeAnn – I know what you mean! I was in NYC for a week. I went to each yarn store twice except for Smiley's. I didn't buy anything at Purl Soho or Downtown Yarns the first time I went to them because there was so much to think about 🙂

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