Florida Yarn Shops
Stitch Niche in Dunnellon has a good collection of basic yarns, as well as original patterns for sale. A limited number of items are available for sale on the website, and a few free patterns are also available.
Located in Gainesville, YarnWorks has been open in that city for 18 years, and it's owners have been in the fiber business for more than 30 years. The shop is dedicated to yarn and needlework, and you can view some of the items they sell online.
KnitWitz in Jacksonville is a bright, airy store carrying a good selection of yarn and accessories. A couple of free patterns are available on the site, and you can keep track of the store's events by joining its e-mail list.
A Stitch in Time
Located in Jacksonville, A Stitch in Time bills itself as the store with the largest selection of needlework in north Florida. They've also got plenty of yarn of all weights, including novelty yarns, as well as patterns, accessories and more.
With locations in Miramar and Miami (where the shop is called Elegant Stitches), Tropical Yarns has a great selection of yarns, patterns, needles and accessories, which can be purchased online. The shop also sells hand-knit "freeform purses" using around 40 different types of yarn to make a unique work of art.
The Knitting Closet
The Knitting Closet in Palm Bay sells yarns, books and tools as well as machine knitting parts. Items can be purchased online. They also sell yarn on cones in addition to skeins, balls and hanks.
Located in Pensacola, King's Sewing is a sewing machine retailer that also sells yarn and other knitting supplies. They carry yarns from more than a dozen brands and also sell spinning wheels and accessories.
Stuart Stitchery and Yarns
Stuart Stitchery in Stuart emphasizes needlepoint but also carries a good selection of knitting yarn. The store is open only a few days a week, so check the website for current hours before you go.
Knit 'N Knibble
Knit 'N Knibble in Tampa is set up so that knitters will come to the store and stay a long time. A design center allows patrons to surf the Internet for ideas about knitting, and lots of sweet treats, coffee, tea and comfortable chairs are always available.
Great Balls of Yarn
Located in West Palm Beach (as well as Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Jensen Beach and Palm Beach Gardens), Great Balls of Yarn has one of the best store names ever. It's also a great store, with tons of different luxury yarns, frequent store events and classes. Six free patterns are available online.
The Black Sheep
The Black Sheep in Winter Park has been in business nearly 30 years selling yarn and needlepoint supplies. They offer a good stock of fibers and yarns, as well as instructions, and they host a monthly Stitch N Bitch.