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Boston’s Best Places For Knitting

January 21, 2013 6:00 AM

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Boston definitely has a lot of places to find a bench, a soft patch of grass or corner booth, where people can get to knitting alone. However, people looking to get into knitting, buy knitting supplies or meet other local knitters need more than a city hideaway for their knitting time. Thankfully, Boston has a lot of those places too. Most of the knitting shops in and around the city accommodate groups, classes and customers, and these are the best of them.
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Stitch Boutique of Boston

231 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-4633
www.stitchboutiqueboston.com

Stitch Boutique of Boston offers private knitting classes that students can use to get help with a knitting project, correct mistakes or learn techniques. Stop by the boutique for patterns, materials, tools and to meet other knitting fans. It also has an online store where customers can shop for patterns and fabrics by categories, like Halloween and seashore. The shop also offers finishing services for those who need a little extra help getting a project all wrapped up.

Related: Boston’s Best Painting Classes

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Newbury Yarns

166 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 572-3733
www.newburyyarns.com

Newbury Yarns offers a great way to meet other knitting people. It hosts two knitting circles a week for students and customers. It also features a wide variety of knitting and other crafting classes. Newbury Yarns sells a variety of materials for knitting and crocheting as well. Customers may shop online as well as in the Newbury Street store. The store is owned by Aldrich Robinson, who moved here decades ago from England and kept her shop alive on Newbury Street after years of selling her own designs.

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Stitch House Dorchester

846 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 265-8013
www.stitchhousedorchester.com

This shop is a sea of baskets and shelves of colorful fabrics and yarn. Its atmosphere is upbeat, fun and social. Check out Stitch House’s children’s summer camp, potluck dinners and staff fashion shows for even more fun. Furthermore, whether it is sewing, preparing for a baby, crocheting, knitting or trying to figure out how to fix a project, Stitch House Dorchester has a class for it.

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Mind’s Eye Yarns

22 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 354-7253
www.mindseyeyarns.com

Mind’s Eye Yarn hosts several workshops including finishing workshops, patterns and making socks. Its knitting circles are $30 for six months and meet every Wednesday. Mind’s Eye Yarns offers a variety of classes, all at prices per class or per workshop. It even features spinning classes for those interested in picking up spinning. Students get all of the accessories, tools and materials they need to work on projects at home from this one-stop shop.

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(Photo Credit:Bead & Fabric)

Bead + Fiber

460 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 426-2323
www.beadandfiber.net

Bead + Fiber has an aspect to its business that is missing from most other local knitting shops: a gallery for local artists. Though it has cut back on gallery showings in recent months, it still puts up the work of the Bead + Fiber teachers for sale and viewing in the shop. These artists give classes in a variety of crafts, including knitting. Several of its classes combine materials, such as beads and fiber to teach visitors to create jewelry.

Related: Top Arts & Crafts Classes and Activities For Kids in Boston

Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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