Brooklyn – Cobble Hill
253 Smith St between Degraw and Douglass Sts
Owners Amanda Greenhagen and Jennifer Lopez (not to be confused with Jenny from the block) are giving a new meaning to the words "Brooklyn knitting factory." This half yarn shop, half café is a delightfully cozy environment where patrons can make scarves while noshing on empanadas by the brick fireplace. If grandmother never taught you how to do needlework, you can learn how during one of the workshops, which range from $40 to $70 for a 2--3 hour class. Class goers are known to walk away with homemade fingerless gloves and 3-Ds toys. Pros and DIY-adventurers can pick up Artyarns hand-painted silk mohair ($20 for 312 yards), Sublime soya cotton yarn ($8 for 120 yards), and snag-free Addi Knit Turbo needles ($27).
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