Death of a LYS-Yarn Connection NYC

It is with great sadness that I note that a friendly New York City yarn emporium is going out of business.  Since it is located on 36th Street and Madison Avenue, a neighborhood I rarely frequet, the second floor shop isn’t one of my usual yarn haunts. Nevertheless, it’s always a source of inspiration.

By coincidence, I was in the neighborhood and stopped by to get a pattern for an Elsebeth Lavold sweater that I had seen in the shop before my wedding. At the time, they didn’t have a copy of the pattern. It is the “Hild” sweater which is an interesting variation on a ribbed pullover that works in Lavold’s viking inspired cables. Since the store was going out of business, I bought the store copy of “Designer’s Choice-Book Nine”. It has a couple of other patterns that I’m interested in.

Death of a NYC Yarn Store - Yarn Connection going out of business

Death of a NYC Yarn Store - Yarn Connection going out of business

One Response to “Death of a LYS-Yarn Connection NYC”

  1. Oh, this is the one at 218 Madison- relatively near Bryant Park, right? Huge window in the front-right corner with a cluttered table in front and a bunch of Manos hanging on the right wall by it? I don’t remember the colorful decal in the window, or the window even, but I was in a rush that day.

    I took a trip to NYC two years back and enjoyed visiting. Got a pattern for a cabled baby jacket and some Lana Gatto Iside I have yet to do anything with (two skeins each my high school’s 3 colors, only prettier! I’m an orange-whore ;-)

    One of my LYS just half-closed. It’s based in Cape May, NJ, and hour bus ride away, but had a branch in Northfield. Northfield closed back in June, but Cape May is still open. If you’re not familiar with the area, Northfield is two cities away from Atlantic City. Cape May is the aforementioned hour-long bus ride.

    Shame to see either store close.

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