Five Knitteries You Shouldn't Miss

Knitting boutiques are as unique as their owners. While most will carry a good selection of high-end yarns and patterns, the precise stock will vary according to the owners' likes as well as the likes and interests of their customers. The social aspect of knitting is another important consideration when choosing a store. All these knitteries have classes and other gatherings.
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    Located in the historical Fort Worth South shopping district in a charmingly restored building. The very friendly owner Linda stocks high end yarns of various types, including Navajo hand-dyed churro sheep yarn. Needles and notions. Designer yarn bags at really good prices. Check their web site for classes, even private lessons at $10 an hour. Anyone over the age of 59 gets a 10% discount on their purchases.

    Hours: Tues-Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-4pm. Every third Sunday of the month, social 3pm-5pm.

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    The Shabby Sheep in a charming yellow Victorian

    The Shabby Sheep has an extensive inventory, including Texas-grown yarns and locally designed patterns, a good selection of books, notions and needles, and a variety of other goodies, such as suede soles, exotic wood needle cases with etchings, and unique stitch holders with beads and decorations on them. Classes are varied; on the schedule now are hedgehog classes for $40 + supplies (and the hedgehogs are so cute), and socks for $60 + supplies.

    Located in Uptown Square at 2110 Boll Street.

    Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri, 10am-6pm; Thu 12pm-8pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12pm-4pm.

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    Passion Knit

    Located in University Park in a nice shopping area along Snider Plaza, Passion Knit has big, comfy chairs, a high-end yarn selection, needles and notions, and a good selection of magazines, books, and patterns. Stairs lead to an upper level for classes and social occasions. Next to Penne Pomodoro Italian Bistro; other eateries line the streets.

    Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-8pm (Knit Night 5pm-8pm), Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm

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    Desert Designs Knitz has plenty of high-end yarn and notions, but the inventory is not limited to knitting. Check here for clothing--some hand-knit, but not all--and the most extensive selection of socks I've ever seen.

    Located in Village on the Parkway at the intersection of Dallas North Tollway and Belt Line Road. It's in neighborhood 7, near The Saffron House (fine Indian dining) and Classic Interiors (wholesale furniture and nobody beats their prices).

    Hours: Wed-Fri 11am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm

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    Yarn & Stitches is a cozy little knitting store tucked back away from the street. The staff offers classes most days of the week in knitting, crocheting, and tatting. Several tables lined up down the center of the store provide plenty of room for classes or browsing patterns. Inventory includes magazines, both new and old, a good selection of high-end yarn, and needles and notions.

    Located at 15615 Coit (intersection of Arapaho and Coit in North Dallas) in the Artists' Showplace, between Century Bank and Don Pepe's Mexican Grill.

    Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thu noon-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-4pm