Downtown Yarns

Downtown Yarns Downtown Yarns is a female owned neighborhood yarn shop in New York City dedicated to keeping the craft of knitting alive and well among the members of this wonderful and diverse community.

All are welcome! Local yarn shop in the East Village that offers a wide selection of yarn, fibre, books, magazines and notions for knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting and spinning.

Operating as usual

awwee our beautiful yarn sister @monicahofstadter shared her cutest angora hat pattern with us! Takes 2.5 little @galler...
12/14/2020

awwee our beautiful yarn sister @monicahofstadter shared her cutest angora hat pattern with us!
Takes 2.5 little @galleryarns #belangorangora in this festive color!! 😍🎉!!! we lovee that fuzzy halo!

#downtownyarns

hiii friendsss!December is here! 🤍⛄️thank youuuuu everyone for continuing to support us during these hard times!We are s...
12/02/2020

hiii friendsss!
December is here! 🤍⛄️
thank youuuuu everyone for continuing to support us during these hard times!
We are still being very cautious here @downtownyarns !
We really appreciate your mindfulness, time and patience especially since this is normally our busiest season🙏🏽🥰✨

We’ll be open Xmas eve and New Years eve: 12-4pm & closed Xmas and New Years day (schedule pending if it feels safe to do so then 🤞🏽✨)

#downtownyarns

hiii friendsss!
December is here! 🤍⛄️
thank youuuuu everyone for continuing to support us during these hard times!
We are still being very cautious here @downtownyarns !
We really appreciate your mindfulness, time and patience especially since this is normally our busiest season🙏🏽🥰✨

We’ll be open Xmas eve and New Years eve: 12-4pm & closed Xmas and New Years day (schedule pending if it feels safe to do so then 🤞🏽✨)

#downtownyarns

soo excited for this beautiful crochet pattern! link in our bio🎨✨Valencia used a soft chunky baby alpaca 🤩 by @plymouthy...
11/18/2020

soo excited for this beautiful crochet pattern! link in our bio
🎨✨
Valencia used a soft chunky baby alpaca 🤩 by @plymouthyarn

sharing from ✨ @valenciashanellenewyork

Feeling like royalty in my Truffle Ruffle collar 👸🏾
The pattern for this crochet collar is available in my Etsy shop 💞💕💞💕

#crochetpattern #crochetcollar #handmadecrochet #valenciashanelle #crochetersofinstagram

feeling a bit nostalgic...Here is my niece Hannah dressed up as Kiki ❤️waiting for the cutest trick o treaters a few Hal...
10/31/2020

feeling a bit nostalgic...
Here is my niece Hannah dressed up as Kiki ❤️
waiting for the cutest trick o treaters a few Halloweeens ago... 🍫
This year we have safe, pre- bagged goodies, 🍬🍫🎃😭!
Hope to see some socially distanced trick o treaters!

(waiting for a new shipment of #rowanfeltedtweed !!)

#downtownyarns
#kikisdeliveryservice
🧹📻🥖🥰

please join @irinapoludnenko for another fun Zoom class!! 🤩“Design Your Own Hat!” 2-week class: Oct 27th & Nov 10th, Tue...
10/24/2020

please join @irinapoludnenko for another fun Zoom class!! 🤩
“Design Your Own Hat!”
2-week class: Oct 27th & Nov 10th,
Tuesdays, 7-9pm, $40 🎉

To register, please send Irina an email [email protected] 🍂

please join @irinapoludnenko for another fun Zoom class!! 🤩
“Design Your Own Hat!”
2-week class: Oct 27th & Nov 10th,
Tuesdays, 7-9pm, $40 🎉

To register, please send Irina an email [email protected] 🍂

yaay! @sarahearlymakeup stopped in last week for her $100 @nycyarncrawl gift certificate to our shop! 🎉Congratulations S...
10/24/2020

yaay! @sarahearlymakeup stopped in last week for her $100 @nycyarncrawl gift certificate to our shop! 🎉
Congratulations Sarah!
always so exciting to win!
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yaay! @sarahearlymakeup stopped in last week for her $100 @nycyarncrawl gift certificate to our shop! 🎉
Congratulations Sarah!
always so exciting to win!
🎉

🍂🍫🍬🍭🎃👻oooh loving alll these #ombresockduo yarn by @alexcreates !!!(color names are posted in our stories 🎨 saved under ...
10/19/2020

🍂🍫🍬🍭🎃👻
oooh loving alll these #ombresockduo yarn by @alexcreates !!!

(color names are posted in our stories 🎨 saved under “yay projects” after it disappears :)

happy monday!sooo happy @gregorystitch stopped in this Saturday!!Congratulations for winning the @nycyarncrawl first pri...
10/19/2020

happy monday!
sooo happy @gregorystitch stopped in this Saturday!!
Congratulations for winning the @nycyarncrawl first prize!! A $225 gift certificate to our shop!
🥳🤩🥰😍🎨🙏🏽
!!!!! so exciting!!!!
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!!! this lace Alpaca Boucle is the cutest! Love their neon butts in the last slide!@hedgehogfibres🎨✨🦖🎾678 yards/100g, $3...
10/14/2020

!!! this lace Alpaca Boucle is the cutest! Love their neon butts in the last slide!

@hedgehogfibres
🎨✨🦖🎾
678 yards/100g, $36 🍬

#alpacaboucle
#hedgehogfibresalpacaboucle

🎨✨🍬🎾@hedgehogfibres #hedgehogfibressock 🦄
10/14/2020

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@hedgehogfibres

#hedgehogfibressock 🦄

hiii friends!!Thank youu sooo much for stopping by on Yarn Crawl week!Here is the schedule for the rest of October 🧡🎃!We...
10/10/2020

hiii friends!!
Thank youu sooo much for stopping by on Yarn Crawl week!
Here is the schedule for the rest of October 🧡🎃!
We will be closed tomorrow, Sunday! We’ll see you Monday, October 12th, Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

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#downtownyarns

🤩eeeeee!! We are so excited for tomorrow!!! Hope you can join us while we hang with our special guest @valenciashanellen...
10/08/2020

🤩eeeeee!! We are so excited for tomorrow!!! Hope you can join us while we hang with our special guest @valenciashanellenewyork

• Sharing from:
@valenciashanellenewyork

Hi friends! Tomorrow I will be going live with my favorite yarn shop in nyc to discuss my fall accessories. Don’t miss it! Starts at 10:45am Eastern Time at @downtownyarns 💕

hahha help! we can’t fit this colorway in the shelf 😂🎨🤪@eisaku_noro #NoroKureyon 🤩#downtownyarns
10/08/2020

hahha help! we can’t fit this colorway in the shelf 😂🎨🤪

@eisaku_noro #NoroKureyon 🤩

#downtownyarns

getting ready for the yarn crawl :)We’ll be open 11am-7pm, Monday-Saturday, October 3rd - 10th. Closed on Sundays!All ya...
10/02/2020

getting ready for the yarn crawl :)

We’ll be open 11am-7pm, Monday-Saturday, October 3rd - 10th.
Closed on Sundays!

All yarn will be 10% off! 🥳

We’ll be going on IG live everyday of the crawl, 10:45am-11am 👾🎨✨🐿!

After the yarn crawl, we will resume our regular hours, Mon-Sat, 12-7pm, closed Sundays. Letting 2 customers in at a time 🙏🏽✨🍂!
Thank youu friends!

#downtownyarns

Hii friends!! On yarn crawl week, we’ll be donating 15% of our sales to 🌸ᕼEᖇᗷᗩᒪ ✿ ᗰᑌTᑌᗩᒪ ᗩIᗪ ✿ ᑎETᗯOᖇK 🌸we love and admi...
10/01/2020

Hii friends!!
On yarn crawl week, we’ll be
donating 15% of our sales to

🌸ᕼEᖇᗷᗩᒪ ✿ ᗰᑌTᑌᗩᒪ ᗩIᗪ ✿ ᑎETᗯOᖇK 🌸
we love and admire all the work they do and would like to support them ❣️

Sharing from @goodwitch.nyc

Please share :~)))⁣ ☆☆╮ ᕼEᖇᗷᗩᒪ ✿ ᗰᑌTᑌᗩᒪ ᗩIᗪ ✿ ᑎETᗯOᖇK is preparing to resume ongoing Care Box and bulk community distribution in October (very soon!)

We need materials as well as funds to cover the cost of shipping Care Boxes, formulating free herbal care + to pay the Black herbalists + artists we’re collaborating with. VENMO @yves_______ at: chat_noir_ ⁣⁣
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Non-BIPOC herbalists + “wellness” brands: Join us! To donate supplies DM @goodwitch.nyc ⁣⁣

If you are a Black person seeking no-cost plant-based care, stay posted for the announcement that our request line has reopened (soon!) :~)⁣

Visit HMAN.love for more info and HMAN.love/Journal, a space for collective conversation on care, centering the voices of queer, trans + disabled Black people. New contributions coming soon!⁣⁣ `*•.¸,¤°´☆.。.:* Link in Bio. ⁣

✿ ⁣

H😈MAN is a grassroots organization we co-founded with @yves_______ , providing free plant-based care to Black people seeking support due to the ongoing crisis of racial violence + injustice. ⁣

Slide captions in alt-text`*•.¸,¤°´☆.。.:* :~)

getting ready for the yarn crawl! We’ll be open 11am-7pm Monday-Saturday. Closed on Sundays!All yarn will be 10% off! 🥳 ...
10/01/2020

getting ready for the yarn crawl! We’ll be open 11am-7pm Monday-Saturday. Closed on Sundays!
All yarn will be 10% off! 🥳
We’ll be going on IG Live everyday of the crawl from 10:45-11am 👾🎨✨🐿 !

#downtownyarns

@irinapoludnenko is having another fun Zoom class! Socks for Beginners: Learn to knit in the round using double pointed ...
09/30/2020

@irinapoludnenko is having another fun Zoom class! Socks for Beginners: Learn to knit in the round using double pointed needles and worsted weight yarn.
Love all her cuff variations!
3-week class: October 7, 14 & 21. Wednesdays, 7-9pm ^ - ^

To register please send her an email to [email protected]

🎨🌈🤩 we love @rhicharddevrieze Fynn ! worsted merino 🐑175 yds/ 80 g#rhicharddevriezeyarns #downtownyarns
09/17/2020

🎨🌈🤩 we love @rhicharddevrieze Fynn !
worsted merino 🐑
175 yds/ 80 g

#rhicharddevriezeyarns
#downtownyarns

Sharing from our lovely friend and artist, Mahkeddah ✨🌸🎨 We love and appreciate youuuu @konjocrochet•Morning greetings s...
09/09/2020

Sharing from our lovely friend and artist, Mahkeddah ✨🌸🎨 We love and appreciate youuuu @konjocrochet

Morning greetings sunshine people! I’m dreaming about warm days, spring air and hugs. 👉🏿 Konjo Crochet™️ is open for orders and delivery 📦 Send us a DM to order. 🧶 The putty gold dust Sojourn Bandana is ready to ship, press the #Etsy link in our bio or #dm ! We also have unlisted colors available. 🚚 Curbside pick up and delivery available in Brooklyn, NY! #cleanhands #warmheart #bhooked #crochetwear #womenownedbusiness #smallbrand #womenempowerment 🧶 We appreciate your support!
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Talent: Jah’nira
Sojourn Bandana & Ribka Halter: @konjocrochet
Earrings: @martinesdream
Photos: @waynelawrence
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ooh @irinapoludnenko is doing another fun workshop! 🎨“Basic Sweater Design” Class on Zoom!4-week workshop, Wednesdays, S...
09/03/2020

ooh @irinapoludnenko is doing another fun workshop! 🎨

“Basic Sweater Design” Class on Zoom!

4-week workshop, Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 7-9pm.
To register, please send Irina an email at [email protected] 🥳

my dreamy sister @gggg9_9gggg made this amazing fair isle outfit using @jamiesonsofshetland #jamiesonsspindrift 🌸! 🤩😍😳 B...
09/02/2020

my dreamy sister @gggg9_9gggg made this amazing fair isle outfit using @jamiesonsofshetland #jamiesonsspindrift 🌸!
🤩😍😳
Based from a #childspanelgansey in #AliceStarmore ‘s book, #BookofFairIsleKnitting !
Omigosh so in love 🌸😩🌼💖

the shorts!!!

#downtownyarns

hiiiii friends!September already! 😲🌻We will continue to be cautious still and have these funny rules to keep all of us s...
09/01/2020

hiiiii friends!
September already! 😲🌻
We will continue to be cautious still and have these funny rules to keep all of us safe. Please bear with us as we keep adjusting 🙏🏽✨

#downtownyarns

LOVE alll these @jessssiemae #frameworkbralette & #ripplebralette friends!!!🎨🧊🍡yarns used from first slide to last:#grea...
08/25/2020

LOVE alll these @jessssiemae #frameworkbralette & #ripplebralette friends!!!
🎨🧊🍡
yarns used from first slide to last:
#greatadirondackyarnco
#malabrigorios
#alexcreates
#ombresockduo
#madelinetoshdk
#malabrigomechita

#downtownyarns
#jessiemaedesigns

@ Downtown Yarns

Just saw this beautiful show by by one of favorite artists!! Please make an appointment with @fortnight_institute to enj...
08/24/2020

Just saw this beautiful show by by one of favorite artists!! Please make an appointment with @fortnight_institute to enjoy Them in person ! 🙏🏽🌱✨🌼🌱🌸 Sharing from @niggawitagrape

In Battle Petals Fall , is open now through September 15 by appointment only @fortnight_institute ❤️🌸

The Flower Warriors’s petals blow in the wind, eyes wide open with the complexities of life, never fixed but flowing, they bloom under rocks, grow through cracks with the audacity to call their deep wounds, scrapes, while they run, laugh and play. They shine brighter than oiled skin massaged by heavy hands and were able to plant roots even when being trampled by boots. Every day a new day but the ol’ razzle dazzle.

Poem by the one and only @ima_beat_yo_ass_on_dis_train ❤️✨.

Leave that sh*t at home 2020 24x19 .

hi friends!@irinapoludnenko is having a fun zoom workshop: Easy Slip Stitch Fingerless Mitts! 3 week class, Saturdays, A...
08/12/2020

hi friends!

@irinapoludnenko is having a fun zoom workshop: Easy Slip Stitch Fingerless Mitts! 3 week class, Saturdays, August 15, 22, & 29, 7-9pm. $60. For more info and to sign up, please email Irina at [email protected] 🥳

Little reminder about our Augusthours! 🌤🌊🍉See you tomorrow, Saturday 12-7pm!#downtownyarns
07/31/2020

Little reminder about our August
hours! 🌤🌊🍉
See you tomorrow, Saturday 12-7pm!

#downtownyarns

💞🌈🙏🏽✨Sharing from @cgabriel522•Hi friends!I am very excited and nervous for the release of my brain child: “Deconstructi...
07/29/2020

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Sharing from @cgabriel522

Hi friends!

I am very excited and nervous for the release of my brain child: “Deconstructing the Gender Binary: A Guide for Cisgender People.” I have spent the last few weeks developing this guide in hopes that all of you will read it and become better informed about the gender binary system. The purpose of the guide is to provide a starting place for individuals trying to become better LGBTQIA+ allies. Please read through at your own pace, and please please please share it widely! Shoutout to my friends for helping edit and review!! The link to the guide is in my bio.

Thanks so much for your willingness to become better allies!

Love,
Caroline
@ Downtown Yarns

hi friends!we are happy to share that we were eligible for the facebook small business grant of $2,500! it comes in a ti...
07/27/2020

hi friends!
we are happy to share that we were eligible for the facebook small business grant of $2,500!
it comes in a timely manner as we are approaching the slower summer season.

so grateful to be able to exist during these uncertain times. grateful for all of you who have supported us!

grateful for the people who have believed in me 🌈@ritabobry @sheilamclaugh @effiebonestudio 🌈

Along with ordering yarn for the Fall, we will be sharing some of our grant with the Herbal Mutual Aid Network co-founded by 💜 Yves and @goodwitch.nyc 💜 love to continue supporting the work that they do as a grassroots organization providing free plant-based care for Black People seeking support due to the ongoing crisis of racial violence and injustice.

🙏🏽✨

love my shirt! illustrated by one of my favorite artists @niggawitagrape 💕

Everyone’s favorite colorway is back! @skacelknitting organic #zauberballcrazycotton so fun and all slightly different! ...
07/27/2020

Everyone’s favorite colorway is back! @skacelknitting organic #zauberballcrazycotton so fun and all slightly different!

Loving the candy color stripes they make when knit up as shown in our house pattern sample: 6 month sz Baby cardigan. Each ball is $23.

100g/ 210m, 3.5oz/ 231yds, 2 balls
SIZE: 6 mo (18"), 12 mo (20"), 18 mo (22")
NEEDLES: # 6 ( 4 mm), 4 buttons 0.5"D
GAUGE: 5 sts = 1"
8 rows = 1" in Garter st

#dtyhousepattern are free with the purchase of the yarn for the project 🙏🏽

#downtownyarns
#organiccotton @ Downtown Yarns

oooh feeling this palette today 🖤🦄colors from top to bottom:blacklavandapearl tenplomo#malabrigorios
07/17/2020

oooh feeling this palette today 🖤🦄

colors from top to bottom:
black
lavanda
pearl ten
plomo

#malabrigorios

🌧☔️☁️wish we were in a different kind of world right now...so we can pretend for a bit, it’s gonna Fall and we are dream...
07/10/2020

🌧☔️☁️
wish we were in a different kind of world right now...
so we can pretend for a bit, it’s gonna Fall and we are dreaming about cozy warm sweaters made from these amazing nightshades by @harrisvilledesigns 🦦 It would be fun to make a sweater with all the shades!

They’re American Cormo 🐑 and wool 🐏 woolen-spun in the US. (close ups with their names in our stories) So happy to have them!

DK weight
250 yd/ 100g
$21

#downtownyarns
#woolenspun
#americancormo @ Downtown Yarns

🌻🌱🌞 hot today!@mercigranny sent us her in progress crochet summer hat in @woolandthegang #rararaffiayarn 🤩✨ Looking soo ...
07/02/2020

🌻🌱🌞 hot today!

@mercigranny sent us her in progress crochet summer hat in @woolandthegang #rararaffiayarn 🤩✨ Looking soo good! She’s making the crochet beach hat on craftpassion :)

#downtownyarns
#summeryarn

@ Downtown Yarns

love these guys! alll those fun colors!!!100% linen100g/600 ydslace weight, $20#downtownyarns#balticlinendesigns #summer...
07/01/2020

love these guys! alll those fun colors!!!

100% linen
100g/600 yds
lace weight, $20

#downtownyarns
#balticlinendesigns
#summeryarn 🌻🌾 @ Downtown Yarns

hii friends!i’m constantly inspired and motivated by our Black Trans and Queer Community 💗 each week something horrible ...
06/29/2020

hii friends!
i’m constantly inspired and motivated by our Black Trans and Queer Community 💗 each week something horrible happens but then something amazing happens!
Would love to live in a world without fear and violence ...without the constant loss of beautiful Black life 🖤🙏🏽✨

Please if you can, let’s donate to @blackxcollective this week!

Sharing from @blackxcollective

This year our fight for racial and gender justice has gone into high gear! A number of national emergencies ranging from transphobic murders to police brutality and even a once in a generation pandemic have caused us to radically reimagine ways to keep each other safe. Today @joshuaobawole and the @blackxcollective are announcing a campaign to support Black trans/queer youth led organizing efforts. Our goal: raise $100,000 to expand the essential work of community organizing, education and mutual aid for and by Black trans/queer youth in New York City! In honor of the radical history of Pride & our historic uprisings across the country for Black lives, please help spread the word about this organization's work to create a world where some of the most marginalized members of our society can not only survive….but thrive! Together, we can do anything. Here’s how you can support:
To donate-- click the link in bio!
Comment or DM the amount you donated, to track how much money we’ve raised
Repost this photo set and tag three people in the comments who you want to contribute & share (no amount is too big or small!)
#BlackLivesMatter #BlackTransLivesMatter #QueerLiberationNow
@ Downtown Yarns

Address

45 Avenue A
New York, NY
10009

Downtown Yarns is located at 45 Avenue A between 3rd and 4th Streets. Take F train to 2nd ave stop and walk to Avenue A orTake 6 train to Bleeker street stop orTake the L train to 1st Avenue orTake the M14 A bus to Avenue A

General information

Our friendly staff will help guide you to the perfect yarn for your project. Each season, we offer a schedule of classes and workshops from beginner to intermediate level in knitting, crochet, sock-making, spinning and felting.

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 12pm - 7pm
Wednesday 12pm - 7pm
Thursday 12pm - 7pm
Friday 12pm - 7pm
Saturday 12pm - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Telephone

(212) 995-5991

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