This yarn store is owned and operated by Lion Brand Yarn and only their yarns are available for purchase (for higher end yarns go to Purl Soho). Still, it is one of the largest and most comfortable yarn stores in the city. The store is fairly roomy and nicely laid out, and there is a large table in the back where customers can knit or crochet and get free guidance from the very friendly staff. Lessons are offered there or on the second floor. If a lesson is being taught at the back table, or there is a table full of knitters, the sound level will reflect that.
It can be library quiet during a weekday, but it was 70.8 decibels when we visited on a busy Sunday due to background music, a table full of knitters receiving informal instruction from an exuberant instructor, and lots of chatter. Though noisier than usual, it was still pleasant.
A restroom is available for customers.
Monday through Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
34 W. 15th Street (betw. 5th and 6th Avenues), New York, NY 10011