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“Lovely shop!”
Review of This is Knit

This is Knit
Ranked #20 of 178 Shopping in Dublin
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Owner description: Dublin's best location for quality knitting and crochet supplies. Traditional Irish Tweed and exclusive locally hand-dyed yarns a speciality.
Detroit, Michigan
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely shop!”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Lovely selection of yarn and knitting supplies. Staff has great love of knitting and crafting! Many patterns to choose from. I was here the day of the yarn tasting with Louisa Harding and Debbie Bliss, wish they would have had a seat for me but the event was sold out!

The shop is set in a great building with other shops. Well worth the trip!

Visited August 2013
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great yarn shop”
Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

I often buy stuff here for my wife who's been a knitter for years. They stock a wide range of high quality yarns and have lovely, helpful staff who always go out of their way for customers.

Visited June 2013
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Thisisknit, Owner at This is Knit, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Thanks for the great review - looking forward to helping you the next time you're in "town"!
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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent yarn shop”
Reviewed 22 June 2013

This shop is really worth a visit. Well laid out shop design with a good mix of fabulous yarn (including local hand dyers), completed projects for inspiration, and friendly and helpful staff. I can even recommend the cafe on the balcony outside the door when shopping fatigue sets in.

Visited June 2013
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Thisisknit, Owner at This is Knit, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we have to agree that The Pepper Pot Cafe is top notch! Those delicious scones and gorgeous cakes tempt us every day...
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice variety, good yarn, knowledgeable staff, delightful location”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

This is one of the best (if not the best, I just haven't been to all of them) yarn shops in Ireland. They have a good range of both known brands, like rowan and malabrigo, and some lesser known local names, like hedgehog fibres. They stock a wide variety of knit pro needles and knitting accessories as well.

The location is very central (just a few minutes walk from trinity college, grafton street, temple bar and st stephen's green) and the shop itself is lovely. The shop is well lit (even some natural light) which always makes colour shopping easier. There are some lovely places for tea and cake in the same shopping centre so you can make a day of it.

The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. They're quite active on facebook, twitter and ravelry, and are very much involved in the local fiber arts community. Despite that, it's not cliquey, and you only have to pop by a couple of times to be greeted like a regular.

They get some good names for classes, like Kate Davis (I so wish I had been in Dublin for that one), but also make use of local talent too. I took a great workshop on advanced lace knitting with a local expert and learned a lot. Once a year they also do a yarn tasting, where you spend an evening hanging around with other knitters trying out a large selection of different yarns they stock. If you can, it's very much worth going to.

If you're a local knitter, crocheter or spinner, want to be, or just passing through, this is definitely a place you want to visit.

Visited December 2012
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Thisisknit, Owner at This is Knit, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
Thanks for the lovely review Suzi! We're blushing a little here...

We're hoping Kate will pay us a return visit at some point so you may get the opportunity again, you never know...
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24 reviews
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“Awesome”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

The shop is awesome and the staff are fantastic. Whether you are an expert knitter or trying it for the first time, there is something in this store for you. I can't say enough good things about the people working here, they are super friendly and very knowledgeable. The classes they offer are first rate as well.

Visited November 2012
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Thisisknit, Owner at This is Knit, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
I can only say we're thrilled to hear all of this - thank you so much for such a positive review!
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