Best yarn shop
Moving into a new storefront in North Center has allowed this crafter favorite to double its space for colorful hand-dyed yarns from the likes of Madelinetosh, Shibui, and Anzula. Bring your latest project with you: Knit 1 has a big backyard, abundant natural lighting, and two classrooms for craft circles to use.
3856 N. Lincoln Ave., knit1chgo.com
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