Massachusetts Yarn Shops
Newbury Yarns, located on Newbury Street in Boston, is described on its website as a high-end shop where sports and knitting go hand-in-hand. The shop's owner, who has lived in Jamaica and England, loves to share her passion for sticks and string and offers classes for beginners and those with more experience.
Mind's Eye Yarn
Mind's Eye Yarn in Cambridge sells spinning and knitting supplies and is known for its handspun fibers, as well as selections from the name brand suppliers. The shop also hosts knitting and spinning groups where people of all skill levels are welcome, and the shop also sells spinning wheels. Check the site for free patterns.
Sheep Street Yarn Shop
Sheep Street Yarn Shop in Canton is a newish shop with a fine selection of yarns, needles and accessories. The shop specializes in natural fibers and has day and evening classes for knitters of all skill levels.
Ladybug Knitting Shop
Located in Dennis on Cape Cod, Ladybug Knitting Shop has a good selection of quality yarns and offers drop-in classes for vacationers and year-round residents alike. The shop also features a sale wall where shoppers can find great deals.
Wool Basket Yarns
Located in Duxbury, Wool Basket Yarns offers quality yarns and supplies to hand knitters. Check the site for monthly specials, or join the sock club for a discount on the month's yarn and free sock knitting patterns.
Sage Fine Gifts and Yarn
Sage Fine Yarn and Gifts in Falmouth has more than 250 types of yarn from numerous manufacturers, as well as all the supplies you need to finish your project. The shop also offers gifts and has regular knitting classes.
Franklin Mill Store
The Franklin Mill Store in Franklin offers home decor items, knitting tools and supplies, quilting fabric, toys, books and much more.
Located in the Berkshires town of Great Barrington, Wonderful Things boasts five rooms of yarn as well as needlework supplies, gifts, jewelry, pottery and more. They stock more than 600 kinds of yarn and sell hand-crafter Shaker swifts.
The Fiber Loft
The Fiber Loft in Harvard is a great place to find supplies for knitting, weaving, spinning and felting. The shop offers finished projects as well as yarns from more than 40 manufacturers. Classes and workshops in knitting, spinning and weaving are also available.
Adventures in Knitting
Adventures in Knitting in Harwich Port has been helping knitters on Cape Cod for 35 years. The bright, roomy store has a good collection of yarn, needles and supplies.
The Sheep Shack
The Sheep Shack in Holden offers a wide variety of yarn, knitting needles and patterns, as well as some books and magazines. A variety of classes are offered at this colorful shop, and drop-in help is available at twice a week Knit Nites.
The World in Stitches
The World in Stitches in Littleton claims to be the largest thread, needlepoint and knitting shop in the state. Its website is under construction, but includes information on the shop's location and hours.
Colorful Stitches in Lennox bills itself as a designer yarn shop in the Berkshires, full of gorgeous yarns from the best companies. Shop online or in person, and be sure to check out the online outlet for deals on closeouts. The site also has free patterns.
The Woolpack in Littleton is a homey, welcoming store with the motto, "unwind your mind, soothe your soul and knit yourself silly." The shop offers more than 15 brands of yarn, as well as a wide variety of needles, notions, bags and buttons.
Creative Warehouse in Needham sells yarn and supplies for knitters, needlepointers and other fiber enthusiasts. Check online for their daily yarn specials, and shop online on in person at this well-stocked shop.
Black Sheep Knitting
Located in Needham, Black Sheep Knitting has been open since 2003 and offers a wide selection of knitting fibers, kits, needles, buttons and project bags, among other accessories. The shop offers regular classes on techniques for folks who love fiber.
Hub Mills Factory Store
The Hub Mills Factory Store in Lowell offers discontinued and closeout Classic Elite yarns, as well as patterns and gorgeous antique spools. Shop online or at the Lowell store.
Webs in Northampton is known as America's Yarn Store, and people form far and wide trek to this store (or order from it online) because of its vast selection of yarns (including its own line, Valley Yarns), accessories and patterns. They offer classes in knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, dyeing and felting and often have celebrity events.
Circles: A Knitting Salon
Located in the Boston neighborhood of Roslindale, Circles: A Knitting Salon has weekly knitting social circles and offers a variety of yarns that are produced by farms, artisans and sustainable manufacturers who have ecological and social consciouses. The shop also has a co-op feature in which customers can buy shares to get discounts and support sustainable fiber production.
Red Barn Alpacas
Located in Sandisfield, Red Barn Alpacas is an alpaca farm that sells animals and offers stud services as well as selling fiber, finished yarn and knit hats and accessories. Order by phone or e-mail, or visit the farm.