Any knitter’s best friend should definitely be their local yarn store owner; these lovely people are always there to help us when we’re agonising over yarn choices, stuck with unintelligible patterns, or in desperate need of just the right size of needles 5 minutes before closing time. Where would we be without them? And yet, despite the friendly and personal service we get from these dedicated store owners, many small stores feel the difficulty of competing against the big businesses with their seemingly bottomless resources and huge online logistical solutions.
To help redress the balance, I will be running a regular feature where I’ll get to know some local yarn stores and the hard-working people behind them, so that we can all find out why our local yarn stores are so brilliant and most definitely worth supporting.
I have a few stores already in the pipeline for this feature but I would love to hear any suggestions for more stores to include in future. If you shop at a local yarn store that you love, or work for a local yarn store yourself, use the LYS Spotlight Suggestion Form to nominate a store.