Yarns, domestic and imported, accessories and books; classes, crochet threads, DMC. This establishment has it all! Owner Winn has owned this store for 25 years, and before that, worked their since the 70’s! The Knittery is located in Renton, Washington in a sizeable strip mall with tons of free parking. I also would have to mention that there is a Starbucks practically next door!
I had never been to this store even though it is in western Washington. It was about 2 hours from me via car and ferry. I was contacted by a loyal customer to come and visit the store. The perfect excuse to get out and visit a yarn shop, YEAH!!
I had paid and was already in line for the next boat when I realized that I had forgotten my camera at home. I was so mad at myself, so these photos were snapped with my trusty phone. When I arrived Winn was busy at the back table with a customer needing help with her sock.
We had a nice chat, talking about how things have changed in the yarn shop business with the internet and social media, but how knitting was and will always remain a great hobby and way of life to many. I took a stroll around the shop to take some pictures.
The store has really good light between the big windows up front and the fluorescent lighting. Notable yarn brands noticed…Berroco, Plymouth, Juniper Moon Farms, Manos, Rowan, Knitted Wit, and my favorite Jamieson Shetland Wool. The Knittery has a great needle selection and I loved seeing all the books, AND Churchmouse Yarns & Teas patterns; they had all the fun notions as well.
After taking my pictures, they invited me to sit and knit a while. Very friendly shop with a passion to knit and help knitters. The Knittery and owner Winn are gearing up, and ready for the Puget Sound LYS Tour happening May 15-19! If you live or work in Renton, or are just passing through, stop into The Knittery and check out what they have to offer.
If you want me to cover your yarn shop, email me, and we’ll get on it! Also, you can click on any of these images to see their larger form.