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"Travel Blog: Planet Purl Takes Manhattan"
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Planet Purl traveled to Manhattan over the 2008 Thanksgiving weekend for a little sightseeing and a lot of yarn shopping. Join us as we search out some prime yarn shopping spots in the Big Apple.
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If you're in NYC on a Sunday and you just have to buy yarn, you're in luck as Gotta Knit! is one of the Big Apple yarn shops open on Sunday.  In fact, the Sunday we visited they opened at 11:00 in the morning.  So grab a bagel and some coffee, jump on the nearest subway train and get going!

The shop is easy to get to with public transportation.  You can take the B,D, F, N, Q, R, V or W trains downtown to W. 34th Street/Herald Square.  This puts you out at Herald Square and Macy's flagship store.  34th Street changes from West 34th to East 34th as it crosses 5th Avenue.  The shop is between 5th and Madison Avenues.  If you're sightseeing, the shop is only a couple of blocks from the Empire State Building as well.

Unless you live in a big city, the idea of a yarn shop inside an office building probably seems weird.  It certainly did to me.  When we walked up to the building, I thought we had to be in the wrong place.  Thank goodness there's signage.

Even on the ugly, rainy Sunday we visited, the shop was warm and welcoming.  In contrast to the gray skies, the shop was chock-full of colorful yarns from Cabin Fever, Trendsetter, Classic Elite, Plymouth, Cascade, and Reynolds.  There is a nice selection of luxury  yarns from Claudia Handpainted, Blue Sky Alpacas, Artyarns, and Prism, as well as the shops own private label yarn.  If you need needles or gadgets, Gotta Knit! has a good selection of buttons and notions.

Gotta Knit! is well known for their custom knitwear patterns.  See a gorgeous, designer sweater in a fashion magazine?  Bring a picture to Gotta Knit! and they'll write a pattern for you, help you pick out the yarn, and guide you through the knitting process.

Gotta Knit!
14 East 34th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212-989-3030
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