In 2001, Rita Bobry decided to close her flower shop and turn her crafting hobby into a profession. Her cozy neighborhood knittery stocks needles, patterns and a multitude of coveted, hard-to-find knitting brands such as Debbie Bliss, Brown Sheep and Frabjous Fibers, as well as Frankie, Bobry’s golden retriever. But Bobry is most proud of her impressive selection of locally made fair-trade options. The laid-back hangout also offers two-week beginner crochet classes ($50), lace knitting ($50), hats for beginners ($50) and much more.
|Venue name:||Downtown Yarns||Contact:|
45 Ave A
|Cross street:||between 3rd and 4th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat noon–7pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave; F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave; 6 to Bleecker St|