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Top Spots For Knitting In Denver

January 21, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: thelambshoppe.com)

(credit: thelambshoppe.com)

Knitting is an art that has been growing fast over the years. Knitting has become modern, creative and even hip thanks to some of these amazing knit specialty stores that have popped up all over town. Learn how to make your own special gifts, pick up some truly luxurious yarns or just stop in and get inspired by all the amazing craft supplies. What ever you do, be sure to check out these great spots for knitting in Denver.

(credit: thelambshoppe.com)

(credit: thelambshoppe.com)

The LambShoppe
3512 E. 12th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-2223
www.thelambshoppe.com

If you are looking for an extensive selection of yarns for knitting, as well as plenty of supplies and even a coffee bar to sit and shoot the knitting breeze, then The LambShoppe should be your first stop. It carries just about everything knitting you could ever want, plus it offers a selection of classes for every skill level. Have you never even picked up a knitting needle before? Then check out the novice course that the website jokes is for those that “knows how to spell knot, purl and crochet” while advanced classes are offered for those that know “lace stitches and intricate stitch patterns.” So no matter what your level or what you are looking for, LambShoppe is a perfect stop for your knitting needs.

I Love Knitting
600 S. Holly St., Unit 102
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 399-5648
www.iloveknittingdenver.com

I Love Knitting is another fantastic yarn store that you could easily get lost in for days. With tons of premier yarns and supplies coming from all over the world, you can make some truly special gifts. I Love Knitting also offers a wide array of classes including classes on making socks and felted flowers. Or take one of the many knitting classes from beginner through expert level. I Love Knitting also advertises that its expert staff is available to help if you run into any problems with your own knitting projects. So be sure to stop in and make friends with these amazing creative people and begin your knitting project today.

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Fabric Bliss
828 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 893-7922
www.fabricblissdenver.com

Located right in the heart of the super-creative Santa Fe Arts District, Fabric Bliss is a heaven for those involved in knitting or fabric arts of any kind. Rent some craft time in the studio, drop by the knitting lounge, shop for the most amazing yarns or take a knitting class. Many of the classes are specialized offering a simple and direct approach to creating a specific item or gift, instead of just teaching a stitch or two. Or, if knitting is not your thing, then just pick up some beautiful handmade gifts from Denver-area artists. No matter what you are looking for, Fabric Bliss is a must-shop destination for all things fabric crafts.

Madame DeFarge’s Knitting Salon
Denver Public Library
10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 865-1480
www.denverlibrary.org

Looking for a place to stop and visit with other knitters and stitchers? Well check out Madame DeFarge’s Knitting Salon. Every Monday, these lovely crafters get together in the Fresh City Lounge at the Central Denver Public Library to enjoy each other’s company, knit, talk about knitting and share knitting ideas. It is free and open to everyone, so head down and make some like-minded knitting pals. This is just further proof that the library is for far more than just books and the Dewey Decimal System.

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Fancy Tiger
59 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 733-3855
www.fancytiger.com

Anyone that is in the know when it comes to local craft stores already knows about Fancy Tiger. This once-small craft store recently moved down the street to a much larger and much more drool-worthy crafting mega-store, and it’s one of the most creative and inspiring locations in town. For knitters, it is a fantastic spot, with plenty of amazing high-quality and eco-friendly yarns, patterns, books and supplies. Looking to take a class? Then check out some fun classes like “My First Knit Socks” or “Snowy Day Cowl” or just bring in your project for its “Knitting Help Night” and get some help from the Fancy Tiger experts. Really, even if you have never picked up a knitting needle in your life, this is one store you must check out.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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