Knitting Community: Yarn Stores in Arizona
Cotton Fields Quilt and Knit
Located in Avondale, this store is geared toward quilters and knitters, though the emphasis does seem to be on fabrics.
Knit 1, Bead 2
This lovely store, located in Jerome, seeks to empower crafters to be more creative. The shop is full of yarn and beads, and its site declares that the shop specialty is Koigu yarn.
The Fiber Factory
Mesa's Fiber Factory is one shop that lives up to its name. With more than 4,000 square feet of fiber, it's a one-stop shop for knitters, crocheters, tatters, or anyone else who loves fiber.
Located in Safford, Cotton Clouds bills itself as a major mail-order source for cotton yarns, and they do have a dizzying variety. They also sell kits, patterns, tools and color cards. If you can't make it to the shop, you can order a catalog that comes with samples.
Jessica Knits, located in Scottsdale, has a lovely website, but the bad news for non-locals is that you can't order from the site. They are happy to take orders by phone, and you can check the site for your favorite brands before you head to the store.
Tempe Yarn and Fiber
Located in Tempe, this shop offers yarn, fiber, dyes spinning wheels and looms, as well as products from local designers such as handmade drop spindles and knitting bags. The store supports knitting knockers for breast cancer survivors, and you can find free patterns and more information there.
Kiwi Knitting Company
Kiwi Knitting Company, located in Tucson, specializes in New Zealand wools and other yarns. They also offer patterns, publications, classes and a warm, fuzzy atmosphere.
The website for Loose Ends in Winslow, Arizona, is not very detailed, but if you ever find yourself standing on a corner and in need of some fiber, this is the place to go.