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"Travel Blog: Planet Purl Takes Manhattan"
Author:  planetpurl
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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We saved this shop for last to end on a high note and we were not disappointed.  In fact, if we lived in NYC, this shop would be our favorite knitting spot.  We stopped in on the Monday after Thanksgiving and you would have thought they were giving away yarn judging by the number of shoppers and knitters.

String is located in a lovely neighborhood of townhouses on Mahattan's tony Upper East Side.  The shop is really cheery and bright and had a wonderful energy to it.  It's stuffed with yarns from Koigu, Sublime, Filatura di Crosa, Fiddlesticks, Prism, Classic Elite, Tahki, Rowan, Prism, Artyarns including a silk/cashmere blend made exclusively for String, Araucania, Blue Sky Alpaca, Misti Alpacas, Noro, and Trendsetter.

And our favorite part -- the back room is all cashmere!  Including some milled just for String to their specifications.  I loved the neon brights in cashmere.  So unusual.  There is even Koigu cashmere dyed specifically for String.  And for the first time ever, I was in the presence of gorgeous Qiviut in a shop rather than at a fiber show.  Bliss.......

Owner Linda Morse knows her luxury yarns.  In addition to stocking her shop with the softest yarns on the planet, she is also the author of Luxury Knitting.  The shop offers a pattern club where you receive two patterns a month and a 20% discount on the pattern yarns.  You can get more information on their website

String is within walking distance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum and Central Park.  If you want to plan a perfectly romantic day in NYC, take a horse drawn carriage ride through the park, then do some yarn shopping at String.  Wonderful, no?  The shop is between Park Avenue and Lexington and you can take the subway if the horse drawn carriage is not your thing.  The 4, 5, or 6 will take you to the 86th Street station, just 4 blocks from the shop.

130 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
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