Chicago Yarn Stores?

Hello Gentlemen,

Next week, the Best Beloved is taking me to Chicago for my birthday! We got a great deal for a room at the Palmer House (thanks to the recession) so will be staying downtown. Any recommendations for yarn stores greatly appreciated - and restaurants too!

Jonathan in DC


Thor's picture

Be sure and go to Loopy Yarns in the historic south loop Publisher's Row area.

I sent your inquiry to Franklin Habit of the Panopticon blog. He lives in Chicago and is HUGE into knitting.


knittingchemist's picture

Most definitely check out Loopy's. You can take the red line (el train) there. They will give you a nifty Loopy's bag since you are a first time customer there. They also have a men's knitting night on Wednesdays. I haven't been to one in a while so I am only assuming that it still happens. If you just need a knitting break or buddy, let me know; I will be working on my scarf and wouldn't mind a knitting buddy.