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"Travel Blog: A Yarn Shop Grows in Brooklyn"
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Planet Purl heads to the Big Apple for a two-part yarn crawl. First up -- Brooklyn!
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A Yarn Shop Grows In Brooklyn... and sometimes in the least likely of places.  Many people praise Brooklyn for being the most “neighborhood-y” borough of New York City.  If that’s the case, then M & M Yarn Connection might be the most “neighborhood-y” yarn shop in the city, maybe the country.   The store is completely un-marked, sitting in the basement of a row house, on a typical tree-lined residential street.  The odd marketing strategy seems to have worked well enough though, since the shop’s been open for 28 years.

M & M was bursting with energy on our visit, with several women talking over each other back and forth across the shop, and the owner jumping in and helping many of them with a friendly word of advice, sometimes in English and sometimes in Yiddish.  Everyone seemed like they knew each other, and their was an excitement that you don’t often see in a yarn store.The yarn selection was also pretty vibrant, with most of the stock seemingly devoted to bright color blends.  They carry Steinbach Wolle, Austerman, Classic Elite, Tahki, Lanas, and Di Ve among others, but the real draw is the atmosphere and the people in the most unique yarn shop we’ve come across yet.

M & M Yarn Connection
1766 46th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11204
718-436-5262
 

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