- READER REVIEWS
Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm; Sun, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
6 at 68th St.-Hunter College
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Handmade capelets, beaded scarves, baby sweaters, and other fashion-knitting samples hang from the walls like works of art at the luxury knitting shop String. Owner Linda Morse, a knitting hobbyist and former dot-com CEO, decided on her 60th birthday that it was time to open the kind of high-end knitting store she had always envisioned but could never find. She originally opened String on Madison Avenue in 2002 but by 2007 it had outgrown that space, and Morse moved it here to the first floor of a stately Lexington Avenue brownstone. The two-room shop — with beautiful lamps, arched doorways, and clean white shelves — has the city’s largest selection of high-quality yarns such as merino, silk, and cashmere, as well as basic cottons. String’s in-house designer, Lidia Karabinech, creates personalized patterns for customers and gives one-on-one knitting lessons in the back room. The store also offers StringDirect, a monthly pattern club, and Live@String, a program of in-store talks by knitting personalities.