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Yarn Shop Reviews

Beads & Fibers
2 Mill Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Owner: Bethany Barry

Reviewed by Judi Anderson Seal

I discovered this shop while on vacation during the summer of 2004. This two-level store offers yarns, needles, accessories, patterns and classes on the upper level, and a wide-variety of beads, fixings, patterns and classes on the lower level. It has a welcoming space and staff.

High View Farm
Vermont Hand Painted Yarns
560 Daniels Farm Rd
Waterford, VT 05819
Owners: Doreen and Michael Billig

Reviewed by Joanie Hahr

Doreen has some of the most beautiful yarns I've seen. She has a small shop located on Railroad St. in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. She carries her own wool/mohair, cashmere, wool, acrylics, etc.

Kaleidoscope Yarns
15 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452

Reviewed by Michelle Delisle

This is an absolutely charming yarn shop that I feel very lucky to have nearby. Their huge selection of yarns includes just about every variety of wool and cotton including blends and lots of novelty yarns. I am always amazed that they can stock so many different manufacturers and just about their complete lines of colors. My favorite part about coming to visit is that as soon as you walk in you are totally surrounded with new finished garments that are displayed to really help you decide if a certain pattern is right or not. Many of the sweaters, accessories and kids clothes are knitted in the classes they have. I have to highly recommend that if you ever visit Vermont for foliage or skiing or whatever, you need to stop in to the shop to see just how unique it is.

Lamb's Yarn Shop
38 Kendall Avenue
Rutland, VT 05701

Reviewed by Donna Powers

This is an old fashioned yarn shop in the back of the owner's home. It is the best yarn shop I have been to. The service is friendly and Mrs Lamb is always ready to help you with a pattern or a problem. She will order yarn for you and ship it to you if you are from out of state. The shop has all the latest yarn, in fact I found the self striping sock yarn there before I saw it anywhere else. A great selection of bamboo needles and double pointed needles are available too. So if you are heading up to Kilington for skiing, head on down the mountain into Rutland and stop and see Mrs. Rogers.

North-East Fiber Arts
7531 Williston Road
Williston, VT

Reviewed by Ann Cardinal

This is a higher end shop offering a wide variety of European yarns that are hard to find around these parts. Though it is at times somewhat expensive, the quality of the yarn and the samples to browse betray the owner's immaculate taste. They also offer classes that I have heard wonderful things about.

This shop was reviewed by a second knitter.
Reviewed by Susan Blanton

Northeast Fiber Arts is known locally as, The Knitter's Candy Store. There is an extensive collection of yarns from basic to novelty, along with knitting accessories, felting, spinning and weaving materials. There are classes for knitting and other fiber crafts offered throughout the year. The store offers discount programs Frequent Fiber and Big Knitters clubs. NFAC prices and selections are comparable to other knitting shops in the area. During my time as a knitter, I have called upon the owner of this shop for assistance and have been very pleased with the help I received. If you stop in, you will be awed by the beautiful fibers from all over the world and get new ideas when perusing the extensive selection of completed pieces on display. A truly wonderful shop in Williston Village for knitters of all experience levels.

Not Just Yarn
20 Technology Drive (just off Putney Rd.)
Brattleboro, VT 05301-9180

Reviewed by Karen Gypson

They carry tons of yarn, patterns, kits, needles (including bamboo and other wooden needles), and also carry needlework and cross stitch supplies. They also offer framing, finishing, and repair services and have classes.

White River Yarns
1011 North Main St.
White River Jct, VT 05001

Reviewed by Linda Gibson

White River Yarns has a very good selection of yarns, mostly Plymouth but includes others. She carries Addi Turbo needles in all different sizes. Have a problem with your knitting bring it in and Lois will help. She has gotten me out of more messes then I care to count. Extremely friendly and comfortable atmosphere, has a recliner that the gentlemen love to sit in while the wives shop. She is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00-6:30 and Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00. Good hours for people who work. 5/08

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