Where Yarns Bloom and Knitters Grow
Popular North Andover yarn shop moves from Water Street to historic building in Old Center.
Owner Jacqui Driscoll has built a strong following at A Garden for Knitters, by showcasing yarns from small independent fiber producers and dyers. Her favorites are yarns produced by organic methods and quality yarns from a producers’ own flocks. It was fun to see all the selections on display. The new location is packed with colorful yarns and tools of the craft.
Knitting is Making a Comeback
I don’t knit, but this shop makes me want to learn how! Lucky for me, they will return to offering full, project-based classes this fall.
A quick Google search shows you that knitting is making a comeback. My sister and several friends have all expressed an interest in learning to knit. My friend Kitty knits gorgeous Fair Isle patterned sweaters that would cost you $500 to buy. And who doesn’t love a little baby in a sweater and matching hat. My new goal — maybe ambitious — is to knit such a set. Will I see you in a fall class at a Garden for Knitters?
Here’s a peek inside the shop!
Wall of Colorful Yarn
Basket of Yarn
Soak — No-Rinse Soap
Charlie & Oscar
While your at A Garden for Knitters, pick up a plush Lifting Spirits mascot. Proceeds from the sale of both Charlie, the miniature horse, and Oscar, the Viatnamese pot-bellied pig, go to Andover-based Lifting Spirits.