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During the daily commute to a high-pressure job in magazine publishing, Maxcine DeGouttes spent her subway ride knitting; upon retiring from the rat race, she stuck with her relaxing passion and opened Stitch Therapy in 2004, a Park Slope fine yarn shop. She sells all kinds of high-quality, natural yarns — alpaca, soy silk, merino wool, variegated, and self-striping yarns — in her purple-walled, down-home shop. Many of the fibers are produced at cooperatives: Be Sweet mohair from South Africa, Punta Del Este cashmere and wool from Uruguay, and Mirasol wool-cotton from Peru among them. DeGouttes also sells original, single-sheet patterns, hand-knit hats, bamboo and metal needles, and instructional books — even a few Vietnamese rice baskets in which to toss your skeins. A long, wooden table in the center of the store is where local crafters gather during the day and take classes in the evenings. And the store hosts popular knitting and crochet circles — two-hour sessions with an instructor who focuses on crafters' needs — as well as longer knitting boot camps.
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