Shops in Chicago

My partner and I will be Chicago for a few days in the latter part of June. Can anyone suggest yarn and fibre shops that I should try to get to? I have never been to Chicago before so am not clear on districts but our hotel is near N Michigan and E Superior. Many Thanks Phil


murfpapa's picture

When MMKR met last year in Chicago, we all met at Loopy Yarns. It was a nice place and I WOULD like to live there, (It IS a yarn shop after all, lol).

beenieg80's picture

Loopy Yarns is a great shop, it's on the south end of the loop (downtown). I would also suggest Knit1 on the 3800 block of North Lincoln Ave it is located between the Irving Park and Addison stops on the brown line train. Also when you get here in your hotel room you can check out and search Chicago IL to see a map and, if provided by others, reviews of the yarn shops in the area searched.

PhilNmtl's picture

Thanks for this great advice.
I actually called Loopy tonight just to check on class schedules. The woman I spoke with could not have been more welcoming. There is a spinning class that I would love to sit in on even if I am only there for the second meeting of it. No problem from their perspective especially since I know a few of the basics of drop spindle spinning. I am really pleased that this is possible