2. What is your Ravelry name/group if you have one?
3. Where are you located and what are your hours?
The Knitting Boutique, 910 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite 108, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Monday - Closed
Tuesday and Wednesday – 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Thursday and Friday - 12:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday - Noon to 6 pm
4. What kinds of things do you carry?
We carrry Addi, HiyaHiya, Karbonz and Plymouth needles. We carry Malabrigo, Sweet Georgia, Neighborhood Fibers, Berroco, Noro and other commercial yarn, but we’re most proud of our own “Boutique” yarn line.
The Boutique yarn line is yarn sourced, spun and dyed for us by a farm in Pennsylvania – Sweitzer Mill Farm. In 2013, we started with five different yarn blends all named after Maryland rivers.
Patapsco is our new Falkland yarn, made entirely of fleece from the Falkland Islands. Located off the southern tip of Argentina, this region is known for its cultivation of exceptionally fine wool.
Susquehanna is our Organic Polwarth Silk blend of certified organic Polwarth, named for the county in Australia. We’re combining our Organic Polwarth with Silk, to create a perfect blend. Organic means that the fibers have undergone minimal chemical processing resulting in a finer, softer, naturally white yarn that takes dye with vivid boldness.
Monocacy is our 100% Merino yarn. With a natural twist and spin, Monocacy is incredibly soft, and durable.
Severn is our Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) and Silk blend. BFL sheep has luxuriously long, silken, Shirley Temple-esque locks to go with its blue Roman nose and is known for its threadlike, incredibly light wool. We’ve created a blend of BFL with silk highlights, while adding drape and lightness, making this yarn perfect for multi-season.
Sassafrass is our Merino and Bamboo blend. Our Sassafrass combines the durability of Merino fiber with the softness of bamboo. Bamboo fiber adds luster and drape to a yarn, similarly to silk, but with the added benefits of being naturally antibiotic while pulling heat and moisture away from the skin. Blending bamboo with Merino wool creates a slinky, shiny yarn that has beautiful stitch definition, lovely drape, and is perfect warmer climates.
We’re proud that Clara Parkes’ Knitter’s Review called our yarn “a solid line-up.”
5. How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to open your business?
The store opened in 2011. We wanted to open "A New Kind of Yarn Store" which really speaks to our overall customer approach to new, unique items like our Boutique yarn or how we utilize technology including cameras and monitors in the classroom for instructor's teaching.
6. What's your favorite thing about having your business?
Our customers! Come by the store and you’ll see what we mean!