I spent last weekend in one of my favorite places: New York City. The main goal of the trip was to cross a few items off my bucket list. I got to see Tom Hiddleston (and Charlie Cox) in the play Betrayal. I got to see Aaron Tveit perform in the original cast of Moulin Rouge the Musical, and I got to go to a taping of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Of course, in between all that excitement, I had to make a diversion to a yarn shop. NYC has so many highly-rated ones, after all. We stayed near Times Square, googled “yarn shop near me,” and went to the closest, open shop, which was School Products Yarns.
It’s near the Garment district on 5th Ave., so “Not Fancy 5th Ave,” as my friend Lauren said as we walked in. We were still in for a treat. School Products Yarns is the oldest yarn shop in Manhattan, and they specialize in luxury fibers including merino, cashmere, and alpaca.
Even better, they were selling some of these yarns at super reasonable prices! Raphael helped us find all the good deals, including $15 for 400 yards of fingering weight cashmere.
Lauren got a kit for a beautiful, cashmere sweater/poncho combo for just $150, which is insane.
I got some of that cashmere, some hand-dyed merino and alpaca that was also an amazing price, and some fun thick-and-thin wool. Raphael shared that he sold a bunch of skeins of the same yarn to a designer earlier in the week, so it’s probably going to be all the rage on the runways later.
If you find yourself in Manhattan, take the hike to School Products Yarns. You’ll be so glad you did!