Wildfiber Visit – Los Angeles Yarn Store

One Pico on Santa Monica Beach

No trip to Los Angeles is complete for me without a visit to One Pico, the restaurant inside Shutters, which overlooks the beach in Santa Monica. The food is always great and the views refreshing.

After a walk along the beach, we headed over to Wildfiber, a yarn store in Santa Monica which several people have recommended.

Nestled in the middle of a strip of stores, Wildfiber is a great oasis for yarn lovers. There’s homey feel from the minute you walk in the door and a large sitting area for knitters to hang out and significant others to nap. If I lived in the Los Angeles area, this would be one of my LYS.

While the staff were attentive, they didn’t follow you like you were going to steal a ball of yarn like some stores do. The phone kept ringing with customers hoping to stock up before the Thanksgiving holiday, I guess yarn can be more comforting than some relatives.

Wildfiber Yarn Tasting

Comfortable knitting at Wildfiber Santa Monica

Knitted Sweater at Wildfiber Santa Monica

Yarn and other eye candy at Wildfiber, Santa Monica

Vintage Knitting Needles for sale at Wildfiber, Santa Monica

There was a large selection of wools including some old standards as well as some unusual finds. I had a difficult time choosing what to buy. I wound up buying a skein of Pagewood Farm’s Glacier, a thicker sock yarn than Chuguak, in a black with reds and golds. While I didn’t have a project in mind, I’ve discovered that wonderful skeins of sock yarn can be used for a variety of different projects other than socks.

I know that I will be back to visit Wildfibers the next time that I’m in Los Angeles.

Submitted by Knitted Yarns Editor-in-Chief

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