Visiting Philadelphia

rc_in_sd's picture

Hi guys (meant in the generic, inclusive sense),
I'll be in the Philadelphia are - Plymouth Meeting, specifically - in a couple of weeks. I'm going for some work-related training and I expect to have weeknights free and one Saturday before I fly home. Any recommendations for yarn stores in that area?


QueerJoe's picture

Hey Ray...I've never been to any of the Philadelphia yarn stores, but friends of mine would normally recommend either Loop, Sophie's Yarns, or Rosie's Yarn Cellar

Loop (owned by a guy...Craig...I'm told a very nice guy)
1914 South Street, Philadelphia PA
215 893 9939 - only open till 6:00 PM each evening

Sophie's Yarns
739 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
215.825.KNIT (5648) or 888.EWE.KNIT
Open till 7:00 pm on Wednesdays, otherwise till 6:00 pm

Rosies' Yarn Cellar
2017 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA
Open till 8:00 on Wednesdays, otherwise till 6:00 pm

All of them are in Philadelphia proper, so you'd need transportation to get there...not sure if there are any yarn stores closer to Plymouth Meeting.

Have a good trip!

rc_in_sd's picture

Thanks for all the info, Joe & Tom!

TomH's picture

The yarn stores Joe suggests are all good although each is very different from one another. Perhaps you might try them all. If you're short on time, I think I'd head for Loop. It's a beautiful, spacious store and the staff is very friendly. Here's their web site: and here's their blog:
Here's Sophie's Yarns: -- small shop (they used to have a larger shop but moved down the block last year to their present location
And Rosie's Yarn Cellar: -- typical shop packed with stuff
Have a great visit to the City of Brotherly Love.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Ray Carlburg, you handsome devil you!

You have a fun and safe trip and hope you get some time to have fun while you are there.

Bring me back something!!!!! The liberty bell would be nice!!!!!


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rc_in_sd's picture

I SWEAR it was already like that.