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La Casita Yarn Shop

253 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.683073 -73.992521
nr. Douglass St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-963-0369 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Art Supplies, Cuff Links/Notions, Decorative Accents, Wine
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Official Website

lacasitayarnshop.com

Hours

Tue-Fri, 11am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-7pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Bergen St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Cuff Links/Notions

Gourmet

  • Wine

Home

  • Decorative Accents

Entertainment

  • Art Supplies

Special Features

  • Cafe in Store
  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)

Profile

This cozy little knitting shop has a modern feel, but its history goes back three generations. Amanda Greenhagen and Jennifer (no relation to JLo) Lopez opened it in 2009, opting for a change of pace after a decade working in real estate, but the building has been in Lopez’s family since her grandfather bought it in 1963. The hominess implied in the name (Spanish for “little house”) is evident in the vintage knitting prints in the bathroom, the wood-burning brick fireplace, and the way Lopez’s parents, who live upstairs, occasionally pop in for visits. Richly hued skeins of wool, cashmere, organic cotton, and even 100% sugarcane yarn sit in cubbies jutting out from the walls, while shelves display pattern books, knitting accessories, and Tocca candles. In-house knitting expert Hannah Wallace works Wednesday through Sunday, and when she’s not helping customers troubleshoot knitting projects, she offers both beginner and expert classes; customers often stop back in to show off their completed handiwork. The small lounge area near the back where crafters can order espresso drinks, wine, empanadas, and muffins, or just sit on the couch and peruse knitting magazines, completes the welcoming vibe, and the summer patio is an added bonus.

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