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Best Knitting Shops In Minnesota

November 6, 2010 5:09 PM

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Silver Creek Cabin
As an avid knitter and knitting instructor, nothing calms my nerves more than getting lost in a yarn shop. If you knit, crochet or just enjoy being blown away by color and texture, check out some of these great knitting shops around the Twin cities and one definitely worth the drive, in Buffalo, MN. Though I haven’t had the opportunity to frequent all of these shops, I have heard about them by reputation and will share with you what I do know or have heard.

Amazing Threads

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Amazing Threads

11262 86th Ave N.,
Maple Grove, MN

Amazing threads may be tucked away in Maple Grove but worth the find. Along with what they tout “amazing threads,” the gals who work there are the friendliest and most helpful. They offer classes and teach them in a beautiful sun lit loft.

Needlework Unlimited


Needlework Unlimited

E 4420 Drew Ave S.
Edina, MN

Tucked away off France, Needlework Unlimited offers up all the yarns and patterns you could ever want and wonderful notions too. The staff is very helpful and they’ve been written up in one of the national knitting magazines.

yarnery Best Knitting Shops In Minnesota


The Yarnery

840 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN

The Yarnery was voted best knitting story by City pages. I have never been, but if you count experience as criteria for a good knitting store, the Yarnery has been around for 35 years. It’s in a house! Knitters like a homey feel. The Yarnery offers that plus, great yarn selection and classes.

3kittens Best Knitting Shops In Minnesota


3 Kittens Needle Arts

750 Main St, Ste 112
Mendota Heights, MN

What I have heard about 3 kittens are the gals who run the shop. This is a fun knitting store. Those I know who frequent 3 Kittens always have stories about their visits. Great yarn selection, books and patterns and they offer kits for those who like a little help in get a project started.

Silver Creek Cabin


Silver Creek Cabin

6 Division St. NE
Buffalo, MN

A friend invited me to Silver Creek Cabin. It’s located in the lower level of a store. It doesn’t seem like much as you head down the stairs until you get into the shop. It’s like a warehouse; rows upon rows of yarn! The lighting is dim in some parts of the store so you have to walk around to more well lit parts to test your colors. But a friendly owner is more than accommodating in helping you get what you need. Lots of pre-knit gift ideas too.

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  • C

    I would have to disagree with Amazing Threads. If you are not completely familiar with yarn/knitting they employees do NOT treat you kindly. It was the absolute worst experience that I have ever had at a yarn shop! All I asked was a simple question about needle sizes with the yarn I had selected, it didn’t have a label of any kind and they treated me like a moron. Will NEVER go back, buyer be warned!

  • V in Minneapolis

    I find Amazing Threads just that, Amazing! You will not find your grandma’s yarns here :) There is a great selection that is ever changing. I find the owner of the shop is not afraid to carry a smaller indie type of yarn to see how it sells and I admire that in a shop. Staff has always been friendly and above all knowledgeable and willing to help regardless if you are a regular or new customer to their shop. There are no “yarn snobs” here but people willing to help and teach.

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