Saturday, November 19, 2011

Where To Buy Knitting Supplies

We're updating our list of local shops where you can buy yarn, needles and other supplies, since the old one was created over two years ago.  We'll start with stores where you can get affordable, but adequate, supplies and move from there to local yarn shops where you can purchase almost anything, including high-quality, hand-spun and hand-dyed fibers.

Servicible and Medium quality yarns

Manny’s (Main Street, New Paltz). Small selection.

Michaels (Kingston or Poughkeepsie).  Inexpensive-to-medium quality yarns for general use.
       Poughkeepsie: Route 9, near Barnes & Noble
       Kingston: Route 9W, near Hudson Valley Mall

Jo-Anns (Kingston or Poughkeepsie). Inexpensive-to-medium quality yarns for general use.
       Poughkeepsie: Plaza Mall, Route 9
       Kingston: Route 9W, near Staples

Matlyn's Dream (Water Street Market, New Paltz).  Not really a yarn shop, but has a small selection of interesting yarns, plus many of the standards. Worth a look.

Ben Franklin (Uptown Kingston Mall, near Hannafords). A general crafts store with a surprisingly good selection of all qualities of yarn.

Better quality yarn. Look for stores in your community

White Barn Sheep and Wool (815 Albany Post Road in New Paltz).  A specatular new addition to the New Paltz Community, Paula Kudera provides a warm and welcoming shop in a converted barn with an ample selection of all types of yarn and a full range of supplies for every stage of your knitting. You will also find classes, knitting groups and handmade items there.  For hours, directions and more information, see White Barn Sheep and Wool(Gives 10% discount to current Knit With Judy students)

Out of the Loop (2593 Route 52, just off Taconic in Hopewell Junction). Very large selection, helpful, all price ranges.  For hours and directions, see Out of the Loop.

Rainbow Sheep Shoppe (Off Route 9W, near Boces, in Pt. Ewen).  For hours and directions, see Rainbow Sheep Shoppe.

The Knitting Garage.  (A.L. Stickles Variety Store, 13 East Market Street in Rhinebeck).  Walk through the store to the back, where you'll find a small, friendly sitting place with a decent variety of nicer yarns.  Call for hours and directions:  845-876-3206.

Cornwall Knit Shop (227 Main Street in Cornwall).  For hours and directions, see Cornwall Yarn Shop.

Country Wool (59 Spring Road in Hudson).  Also has classes and retreats.  For hours and directions, see Countrywool.

The Yarn Source (Monroe).  Call for hours and directions: or 845-238-6528.


  1. There is also the Knitting Garage in the back of A.L. Stickles Variety Store in Rhinebeck, NY (walk through the store to the back). Small, friendly and a decent variety of nicer yarns. No affiliation on my part, just thought it should be on the list. Happy Stitches!

  2. You are so right, Jan. I love your store and meant to include it. Thank you for the gentle reminder. I add Stickles right now!