Monday through Saturday: : 10am to 5pm, year-round.
Sunday : : Closed/
Closed: New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Three life-long knitters own the Whippletree Yarn Shop. With our passions for fiber, color and texture we provide customers with high quality yarns and friendly service. Whether you want to learn the craft, need a refresher after a long hiatus, or are searching for your next challenge, we’re here to help you.
Many of our customers are local, have second homes in the area, or are passing through on vacation. Nowadays you can discuss a knitting problem with strangers in a chat room and buy yarn 24 hours a day. There’s no doubt knitting has become a global community. Eventually there comes a time when you desperately need “HELP”, a little handholding, or simply to give your project to someone and say “Can you fix this?” That’s when a local yarn shop along your travels can save the day. At the Whippletree Yarn Shop we help all knitters in need, regardless of where the yarn was purchased. If you happily complete your project, you will probably start another. Whether you buy yarn from us or another shop, help given is good for the knitter, the craft, and the industry.
Now a little about us:
Andrea plied her trade as a weaver, after earning her B.A. in Studio Arts with a concentration in textiles. She came to the Whippletree in 1985 and has lived here ever since. Born with needles in her hands; well almost, she learned knitting by the “just do it” method. As our knitting master, very few questions stump her.
Shelley, our “Honey-Do”, wears many caps. She knits shop models; handles our pattern photography, editing, and publishing; plus carries out searches, orders and shipping to customers. Somehow she still finds time to knit. In 1986 she added spinning and weaving to her fiber repertoire, and now attends area sheep and wool events; combing thru fleeces in search of her next treasure.
Martha, mother of two, is currently following a different path. As an early childhood teacher at the local Waldorf School, she’s instrumental in shaping the next generation of knitters and handcrafters.
Her love of wool includes chasing the occasional errant ram back into the fold. She wishes for everyone to give knitting a try. When you like it, you love it, but if you don’t enjoy the craft, making the attempt gives you the appreciation of the effort and beauty inherent in a handknit garment.
Come in, Relax, Enjoy and Smile,
Andrea, Shelley and Martha