Tag: Yarn Shop Vermont

Whippletree Yarn Shop Closing It’s Doors


As many of you know the Whippletree Yarn Shop is the oldest yarn shop in Vermont. It is also one of the oldest in the country. So it is with great sadness that we will be closing the store on August 17, 2019.

In our 21 and 35 years we have met and served many people from all over the world. It has been a fascinating trip, but the course of our lives has changed and it is time for us to change trains.

We would be open to anyone interested in taking the reins and continuing this tradition.

Smile, relax and knit,

Andrea and Shelley



Winterize Your Knitting Basket

Knitting by lantern glow enhanced

Last evening explains perfectly why we keep multiple projects going at the same time. It was the second night of the “Damon” storm. I’m eating dinner in front of the computer and suddenly I am eating by the romantic glow of computer light in a pitch black house. So much for the black sweater I was going to work on.

Out comes my trusty oil lamp in place of the Ott Lite. Out comes the project using ecru yarn and silver needles that reflect the soft glow of the warm lamp light. Winter starts in ten days. Are you sure you’re prepared?

Smile, relax and knit,



The View From Our Window

If you haven’t visited us lately we have a new store. Well, it’s not actually new, but it certainly feels like it. It’s lighter, brighter, more open and has given us renewed exuberance for our business and the new trends in knitting.

The Whippletree opened as a yarn shop in the mid 1960’s, thus making us the oldest yarn shop in Vermont. There have been 4 owners in the shop’s history. Our tenure began in 1996 and except for some minor alterations made at purchase, the interior has remained much the same. Lately we’ve felt a compelling need for a face-lift. So we implemented our Two-Part-Plan, literally put our backs into it, and with our 6 woman crew, achieved the appearance we desired.

As you can see we also have a new website.  We’re very excited about this new format allowing us to share what we’re doing at the shop and also give you a place to comment or ask questions.

Although we aren’t selling online yet, we’ll soon have our Whippletree Design patterns available on Ravelry.  And if you want to buy yarn, we’re happy to take your phone order and ship it via USPS.

We hope you’ll stop in to see us, feel free to write a comment on our site, and most of all enjoy the new Whippletree Yarn Shop.

Enjoy, Smile, Relax,

Andrea, Shelley, and Martha