My friend Rachel has opened a yarn store in Brooklyn called Woolyn (Get it? Wool + Brooklyn = Woolyn). It's a great name for a pretty nice place.
(FYI - I've know Rachel for a while, we were roommates for Sock Summit and Woolyn is selling my project bags.)
Rachel has a wonderful background for a yarn store owner: she has worked in a local yarn store and she has designed knitwear that has been featured in Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits. And she hand dyed yarn for her previous business venture, Studio Avenue Six. She knows her textiles!
Woolyn is stocked with industry workhorse yarns from Cascade 220 and new indie dyers - in fact both Mollygirl and Narwhal Needlework dyed special color ways for Woolyn.
In addition to wool and cotton fiber Rachel also carries the cashmere kit from Lux Adorna Knits which Clara Parkes has just blogged about for Knitter's Review.
Woolyn also stocks roving (Sweet Georgia!) for those who use drop spindles and spinning wheels. There is an area where you can sit down and have some refreshments. And don't forget to browse the highly curated books.
The store opened in mid August which may have been too late to be included in the New York City Yarn Crawl that is happening this weekend (Sept 24-25). If you are exploring the city's yarn stores Woolyn is definitely worth the visit. Near the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the area has great eating, shopping and calling all cat lovers - it's one block from the Brooklyn Cat Cafe.
105 Atlantic Ave (between Henry and Hicks Streets)
By Subway: R to Court Street , 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall, F/G to Bergen St
By Bus: B63, B61 (Atlantic Ave and Henry St stop)