My search for local yarn stores in the big apple continued but this time, I decided to venture off the island and check out the shops in Brooklyn. I popped out of the subway to lively streets with pedestrians enjoying the warm day.
The first shop on my list was La Casita Yarn Shop (“little house” in Spanish) which besides serving up yarn, also served coffee and pastries. It was also selected as one of the best 5 knitting stores in New York by CBS NY. Unfortunately, when I walked up to the door, it was closed 🙁. The note read something about enjoying the outdoors over the long weekend. From peeking through the window, I knew I would return on a future trip. Alas, I later found out that the shop closed permanently sometime during the summer. They even had a farewell party on July 1st! Even though I never shopped there, it made me sad that a yarn shop closed. 😢
Given my bad luck in finding several stores closed during my trip I called ahead to my next destination and was relieved when a friendly voice answered. Argyle Yarn Shop is a few blocks from the southwest corner of Prospect Park. If I’d had more time, I would have liked to walk through the park and see the botanical gardens or even the zoo.
The shop was bright and roomy and I was warmly greeted by the staff. They had the wall of cubbies full of yarn and baskets and displays everywhere. A large table and comfy chairs welcomed knitters and crocheters.
I was lucky in that they were having a 20% off sale on sock yarn! And even though I had absolutely no business buying more yarn, I took home this skein of Heritage Wave by Cascade Yarns (75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% Nylon).
They also had a basket of other sale yarns where I found these two lovely MadelineTosh A.S.A.P. super bulky skeins in gorgeous fall colors (100% Superwash Merino Wool). Really, could you have resisted?
As I left, I smiled at their yarn egg display. Imagine sitting in a nest full of yarn!
14 thoughts on “Next stop on the F Line – Bergen Street, Brooklyn”
No, I wouldn’t have been able to resist either – absolutely georgious blue and purple shades!
I’m thinking they’ll make great knit hats. I have several yarns I can mix with them.
Ooh! I was in Brooklyn about a year ago and sad I missed these two treasures!
Next time! At least for Argyle. At the end of a lovely street near cafes and shops.
I do love New York! Thanks for this yarn travel guide.
Beautiful shops, and such lovely yarns. I would have indulged as well. Lovely red, will knit a perfect bright winter item. Pity about the little shop that closed, I bet it was lovely, with coffee and yarns to enjoy at the same time. 🙂
All the best with your studies, keeping my fingers crossed for you. 🙂
Great ideas for the red! My studies are challenging me. It’s been a long time since I’ve been a student. Pulling an all-nighter doesn’t quite feel as good at my age. LOL!
I am keeping my fingers crossed for you, I know you will be able to do it. 🙂 LOL. Since that does come with age, you know, we keep going until it is done.
Keep it up. Hugs to help you along.
I am also unable to resist the temptation to purchase more yarn. I’ve become a bit of a regular at my LYS; it’s less than a 10 minute drive from my house. The atmosphere there is warm, inviting, and friendly. I know the names of everyone who works there, and we’re always exchanging the latest updates on our current projects. I actually make special trips there whenever I complete a project so I can share it with them, and it’s not uncommon for me to pick up some yarn while I’m there!
Yay! I like to support LYSs.
Ooh, purty sock yarn. ☺
Isn’t it? I already rolled up my ball and selected a pattern…
I have yarn in my stash very similar, sometimes you have to buy yarn :))
I’m curious to see how it knits up. It should be nicely variegated.