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The Yarn Company

2274 Broadway, Ste. 1C, New York, NY 10024 40.785551 -73.978524
at 82nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-787-7878 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Books, Children's Clothing, Men's Hats, Menswear, Women's Hats, Womenswear

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Official Website

theyarnco.com

Hours

Tue, noon-6pm; Wed, noon-8pm; Thu-Sat, noon-6pm; Sun-Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 79th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Men's Hats
  • Women's Hats

Children

  • Children's Clothing

Clothing

  • Menswear
  • Womenswear

Entertainment

  • Books

Special Features

  • Personal Shoppers

Profile

This cozy destination spot for knitters was 32 years old by the time siblings Tavy and Assaf Ronen bought it in March 2011. Having grown up in Soho, the Ronens hoped to bring a boutique and gallery sensibility to the roughly 900-square-foot space. Assaf, a corporate lawyer who studied architecture in grad school, cleared out the windows, put in some gallery lights, and created a space for customers to work on projects while Tavy, a daytime finance professor, filled the store with everything from standard yarns to a selection of the hand-dyed, designer variety. Prices start low for basic skeins; on the pricier end there are skeins of luxurious cashmere and beaded mohair-and-silk. But the stock stretches far beyond just knitting needs. Staff members and guest artists host individual and group classes for all levels in spinning, needlepoint, sewing, quilting, and crochet (and knitting, of course) and most of the necessities for the classes are available in-store, making the space a godsend for DIY New Yorkers who wish to avoid fashion district crowds.

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