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Planet Purl heads to Boston for a little American history and a lot of yarn shopping.
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Our next visit was to Newbury Yarns in the chic Back Bay district of downtown Boston.  Surrounded by high end boutiques, and the likes of Hermes, Brooks Brothers, and Chanel, this classy yarn shop is a fine fit for its upscale neighborhood.  A trip this way will give you a very England in New England experience-- the streets look like Chelsea, right down to the presence of popular English shop John Lewis, and the owner of Newbury Yarns used to be a working designer in the UK.  She even designed knit uniforms for the English cricket team, among other clients, and she stocks the sale bin with beautiful vintage discontinued yarns from those designing days.

 

The shop carries a huge variety, especially for its size, stocking Noro, Universal, Wisdom Yarns, Manos del Uruguay, Dream In Color, Feza, Malabrigo, Ella Rae, Jojoland, Reynolds, Dalegarn, Mondial, Maggi Knits, Louet, Elsebeth Lavold, Classic Elite, Shetland Wool, Karabella, Louisa Harding, Anny Blatt, Cherry Tree Hill, Misti Apaca, and Queensland Collection.

 

Newbury Yarns has a big table with plenty of chairs and a lot of classes to offer.  They do courses in lace knitting, knitting with beads, and felting, as well as a comprehensive six-week beginner’s course with the most thorough curriculum we’ve ever seen.  It has a great balance of being incredibly refined while staying very inviting.  A visit is highly recommended.

 

Newbury Yarns

164 Newbury St

Boston, MA 02116

 

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