Explore Cashmere and Angora, while walking the streets of SF

Its finals week. I was almost lost with my design process, until I walked past this small colorful store, that had yarns falling on their window display, which gave me nothing but joy. I walked in and bought some colors that went along my collection, hence finding a purpose.

So anybody stressing out about where to get the coolest, brightest and richest yarns in San Francisco? Here is a list of local knitting stores, that might get you want you need:


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On the corner of 18th street and Shanchez, is the San Francisco’s premier yarn and knit supplies store, locally owned by Allison Isaacs, offers fibers of all thickness and textures, with an amazing set of vintage patterns, magazines and stitch encyclopedia.

Customer review: “ Fantastic knitting shop, 
Incredible selection of wool, knitting tool and books.They provide knitting classes perfect for kids and adults wanting to improve their skills.Found a beautiful merino wool to create this little elephant.
Staff were very helpful, I will be back.”

Atelier Yarns:

A store that you might almost miss, but the cute lights and colorful yarns drag you back and you just want to go into this small store on Divisadero street. They are a local independent, family owned business, contributing to the American entrepreneurial spirit alive and healthy. They specialize in luxurious natural fibers and hand-dyed gems, also offering private knitting and crochet lessons. Visit this store in the summer, to get you knitting game on!

“The gal helped me figure out how to amend my pattern and find needles that were appropriate for the yarn.”

Princess Animal:

Take a quick stroll through this store, while you’re in Mission/ Dolores. This local store has some of the best Artisanal pastel yarns. Not just a yarn store, but its a full craft store. They are known for a section of yarns that is dyed by local dyers and offer an exclusive line of of colorways specially dyed for Princess Animal, that’s named after the neighborhoods in San Francisco.

“They offer small lots of hand-dyed yarns (many done locally) at fairly decent prices, and a very nicely curated set of patterns, kits, and books.”

This summer, make a trip to these local stores and meet some of the warmest people, who might also be able to help you learn knitting!