As the weather gradually cools down in the DFW area, knitwear, bulky sweaters and plush scarves will become the staple for many winter wardrobes. Whether you are knitting for fun or knitting for income, DFW has a wealth of locations best known for their knitting supplies or classes. With such a plethora of knitting locales, the DFW community will be more than prepared to battle the colder weather. These are area knitters’ best options.
Yarn & Stitches
15615 Coit Road, 206
Dallas, TX 75248
Beloved for its friendly and inviting atmosphere, Yarn and Stitches is the ultimate one-stop location for beginner and professional knitters. Offering a wide selection of yarn from magnolia wool and silk to fashion yarn, this knitter’s heaven welcomes people of all ages to experience the world of knitting and crocheting. Yarn and Stitches holds both classes and workshops ranging from how to construct a cowl-necked sweater to creating ruffled scarves and mittens. With single classes beginning at $15, Yarn and Stitches is an excellent source for your knitting needs.
The Shabby Sheep
2110 Boll St.
Dallas, TX 75204
Centrally located near the Arts District of downtown Dallas, The Shabby Sheep is a premier destination for the knitting community of DFW. Hosting classes at the newly opened Klyde Warren Park is just one of the many great facets of this yarn boutique. The Shabby Sheep also invites the DFW community to partake in workshops with knitting experts and fiber specialists and pass time knitting on a rocker specially situated on the shop’s porch. Highly acclaimed by the Dallas Handknitters Guild, The Shabby Sheep is one of DFW’s No. 1 sources for any and all of your knitwear desires.
Yarns of Hope
First Baptist Church of McKinney
1615 W. Louisiana St.
McKinney, TX 75069
Knitting has never been as meaningful as with Yarns of Hope. Yarns of Hope is an active group of more than 20 women dedicated to providing handmade knitwear to the Beacon of Hope Cancer Support Group meetings. Yarns of Hope meets bi-weekly at the First Baptist Church of McKinney and welcomes knitters of all ages and experience levels. With an overall goal of providing knitwear to those in need of support and most importantly comfort, this charitable group creates and donates knitwear for a great cause.
217 S. Jennings Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Housed in the historical Bicocchi building in a district just directly outside of downtown Fort Worth, JenningStreet Yarns hails as one of the top yarn shops in DFW. With one of the largest inventories of yarn in the DFW metroplex, JenningStreet Yarns is locally known for providing top customer service and superior knowledge in the areas of crocheting and knitting. Classes are available at this location from beginner’s instruction to private one-on-one assistance. Whatever your wish may be, drop by this DFW favorite to enjoy a one-of-kind experience in the extraordinary world of knitting.
Desert Designs Knitz Inc.
5100 Beltline Road, Suite 716
Dallas, TX 75254
For more than 24 years, Desert Designs Knitz Inc. has provided exceptional service to Dallas-area residents for their knitting necessities. Merging both a yarn and clothing boutique collectively, this knitwear retailer prides itself in keeping the latest up-to-date styles in yarn collections and fibers. Whether you are looking to knit a trendy scarf or a colorful shawl, Desert Designs Knitz Inc. has a vast selection for you. Offering an assortment of online yarn collections and knitting patterns, this renowned shop will ship your items directly to you so you may order from the comfort of your own home.
Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.