Skeins

★★★★☆
44.9338 -93.4243
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952-939-4166

11345 Highway 7

Minnetonka, MN

55305

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Mon - Fri, 11am - 5pm; Sat, 10am - 3pm; Sun, closed

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I really love this place. I went here after not finding the needle I wanted at a different store. Was greeted when I came with my book. Asked if I was working on a particular project and then got some world class help. Once I had decided on the yarn, the owner had me knit a swatch -- checked my scale for me and had me try again with a smaller needle. 2nd swatch was a winner. Owner was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

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★★★★★

I really love this place. I went here after not finding the needle I wanted at a different store. Was greeted when I came with my book. Asked if I was working on a particular project and then got some world class help. Once I had decided on the yarn, the owner had me knit a swatch -- checked my scale for me and had me try again with a smaller needle. 2nd swatch was a winner. Owner was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

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Great selection of specialty yarn. Staff was unattentive. When I asked a question about a good yarn to choose for a beginner, the staff woman pointed at a couple of different types while she was talking on her phone. By the time I chose the yarn I wanted to purchase, I had to wait at the register for the staff woman to notice me as she was talking to other women at the table who were knitting with her. After I made my purchase, I asked if I could have it turned into a ball as the yarn was in a hank at the time. The staff woman took me into the back room and showed me how to turn the device used to make the yarn into a ball myself!! Terrible customer service.

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★★☆☆☆

Great selection of specialty yarn. Staff was unattentive. When I asked a question about a good yarn to choose for a beginner, the staff woman pointed at a couple of different types while she was talking on her phone. By the time I chose the yarn I wanted to purchase, I had to wait at the register for the staff woman to notice me as she was talking to other women at the table who were knitting with her. After I made my purchase, I asked if I could have it turned into a ball as the yarn was in a hank at the time. The staff woman took me into the back room and showed me how to turn the device used to make the yarn into a ball myself!! Terrible customer service.

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Great selection of yarns. Staff is very helpful and willing to help with pattern difficulty. Will return for supplies and instructions.
Small instruction area, but they do have open knitting on Monday nights for a nominal amount.

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★★★★☆

Great selection of yarns. Staff is very helpful and willing to help with pattern difficulty. Will return for supplies and instructions.
Small instruction area, but they do have open knitting on Monday nights for a nominal amount.

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Went to Skeins to get help with my daughter's first knitting project. Woman was incredibly rude, insulting and not helpful. Would never go back. I went to a knitting store in Austin, Texas where the staff were lovely and helpful.

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★★★★★

Went to Skeins to get help with my daughter's first knitting project. Woman was incredibly rude, insulting and not helpful. Would never go back. I went to a knitting store in Austin, Texas where the staff were lovely and helpful.

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The owner of Skeins has been fighting cancer for more than 2 years and will be appalled if she sees this post. She has tried to fight this horrible disease with dignity and privacy. I am so disgusted by the posts/complaints I can keep

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The owner of Skeins has been fighting cancer for more than 2 years and will be appalled if she sees this post. She has tried to fight this horrible disease with dignity and privacy. I am so disgusted by the posts/complaints I can keep

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Skeins is a great store with a wonderful selection of yarns across all price points. The owner of the store is a very knowledgable knitter and is very good at help you make substitutions of one yarn for another. Also, they may have only

6
★★★★★

Skeins is a great store with a wonderful selection of yarns across all price points. The owner of the store is a very knowledgable knitter and is very good at help you make substitutions of one yarn for another. Also, they may have only

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I drove 35 minutes to take a look at what Skeins had to offer. The lady working took two minutes away from her group of friends (there were four ladies sitting around a table knitting together, and the one lady working looked annoyed that

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I drove 35 minutes to take a look at what Skeins had to offer. The lady working took two minutes away from her group of friends (there were four ladies sitting around a table knitting together, and the one lady working looked annoyed that

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I have been a great fan of Needlework Unlimited all my life having been a knitter and having lived a couple blocks from the store in Linden Hills. I moved to St. Louis Park and recently stumbled upon this little shop. The owner speaks

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★★★★★

I have been a great fan of Needlework Unlimited all my life having been a knitter and having lived a couple blocks from the store in Linden Hills. I moved to St. Louis Park and recently stumbled upon this little shop. The owner speaks

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I have visited the Skeins yarn shop on many occasions. It is one of my favorite yarn stores to shop in. When ever I am over visiting my in-laws in Minnetonka I make a point of stopping in to browse and talk with the owner about all the new

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★★★★★

I have visited the Skeins yarn shop on many occasions. It is one of my favorite yarn stores to shop in. When ever I am over visiting my in-laws in Minnetonka I make a point of stopping in to browse and talk with the owner about all the new

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Skeins is disorganized, cluttered, unfriendly, and altogether not worth the trip. I've given them three chances, and each time (just for walking in) I was treated like I'd just stolen something or crashed a party. Also, their selection of yarns (unless you like campy) is severely limited. You'd be better off going almost anywhere else. They do not exist to serve you, but rather to inflate their own self-images. Sure, they know their knitting, but that's like saying a bird can fly--big deal. Positive reviews for this place were clearly written by people with a vested interest in its success. I'll try 'em again in like a year. Hopefully by then they'll have gotten over themselves.

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★☆☆☆☆

Skeins is disorganized, cluttered, unfriendly, and altogether not worth the trip. I've given them three chances, and each time (just for walking in) I was treated like I'd just stolen something or crashed a party. Also, their selection of yarns (unless you like campy) is severely limited. You'd be better off going almost anywhere else. They do not exist to serve you, but rather to inflate their own self-images. Sure, they know their knitting, but that's like saying a bird can fly--big deal. Positive reviews for this place were clearly written by people with a vested interest in its success. I'll try 'em again in like a year. Hopefully by then they'll have gotten over themselves.

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I was treated like a speck of dirt. I walked into the store, no one greated me. There were 4 people in the store. One customer for sure and it was not certain which of the 3 others were working there. 2 people were kitting and I stood for 10minutes waiting for someone assist me with a purchase. Walked out of the store with nothing but a bad taste in my mouth for how I was treated. Shame on you, Skeins! You suck!

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★☆☆☆☆

I was treated like a speck of dirt. I walked into the store, no one greated me. There were 4 people in the store. One customer for sure and it was not certain which of the 3 others were working there. 2 people were kitting and I stood for 10minutes waiting for someone assist me with a purchase. Walked out of the store with nothing but a bad taste in my mouth for how I was treated. Shame on you, Skeins! You suck!

Pros: none

Cons: horrible service

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Because Skeins is so close to home, I have given them many chances to be my favorite LYS. Unfortunately, I always feel very uncomfortable in the store. I once went in when a book signing was in progress and I felt I was tresspassing on a private party. It was very difficult to get someone to help me when I needed it. The book selection is terrible. The hours are worse. I admit that is also drives me crazy that they don't even have the most basic website with store hours and phone number.

If you live in the area, I recommend Coldwater Collaborative or Needleworks Unlimited as alternatives where I have received prompt and friendly help.

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★★☆☆☆

Because Skeins is so close to home, I have given them many chances to be my favorite LYS. Unfortunately, I always feel very uncomfortable in the store. I once went in when a book signing was in progress and I felt I was tresspassing on a private party. It was very difficult to get someone to help me when I needed it. The book selection is terrible. The hours are worse. I admit that is also drives me crazy that they don't even have the most basic website with store hours and phone number.

If you live in the area, I recommend Coldwater Collaborative or Needleworks Unlimited as alternatives where I have received prompt and friendly help.

Pros: Location

Cons: Poor service, limited hours and no web site

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Unfortunately this is the closest yarn shop to my home, so sometimes I need to go there when I'm in a hurry. The owner has a way of making me feel stupid whenever I ask questions about patterns, etc. Went in there the other day and another person was very kind and helpful. Agree with the other comment--avoid the store when the owner is there.

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★★☆☆☆

Unfortunately this is the closest yarn shop to my home, so sometimes I need to go there when I'm in a hurry. The owner has a way of making me feel stupid whenever I ask questions about patterns, etc. Went in there the other day and another person was very kind and helpful. Agree with the other comment--avoid the store when the owner is there.

Pros: Location

Cons: Owner seems a bit hauty

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The hours are very inconvenient, though that's true of many yarn stores. The selection is odd - lots of novelty/artisan yarns, and some basics, though never in enough quantity to do anything with. The store is very difficult to navigate - stuff is piled everywhere, and the shop is dominated by a table in the middle, where the owner and 1 or 2 friends sit knitting and talking. They pretty much ignore all who enter the store except other friends, or folks they peg as an easy mark (e.g. easily talked into buying expensive items - well-off, but unknowledgeable new knitters). It's a VERY uncomfortable place to shop.

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★☆☆☆☆

The hours are very inconvenient, though that's true of many yarn stores. The selection is odd - lots of novelty/artisan yarns, and some basics, though never in enough quantity to do anything with. The store is very difficult to navigate - stuff is piled everywhere, and the shop is dominated by a table in the middle, where the owner and 1 or 2 friends sit knitting and talking. They pretty much ignore all who enter the store except other friends, or folks they peg as an easy mark (e.g. easily talked into buying expensive items - well-off, but unknowledgeable new knitters). It's a VERY uncomfortable place to shop.

Pros: none

Cons: un-friendly staff, odd selection, bad hours, messy, dark

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This is a beautiful yarn shop with a great selection. The shop also has a wonderful selection of silk ribbon.

The owner is extremely knowledgeable about yarns, knitting techniques and color theory, etc. Although she is not overly friendly, and can be rude at times, her staff is very friendly and helpful. I recommend you go on Fridays when the owner is not there.

4
★★★★☆

This is a beautiful yarn shop with a great selection. The shop also has a wonderful selection of silk ribbon.

The owner is extremely knowledgeable about yarns, knitting techniques and color theory, etc. Although she is not overly friendly, and can be rude at times, her staff is very friendly and helpful. I recommend you go on Fridays when the owner is not there.

Pros: quality and variety of yarn; knowledgeable staff

Cons: owner can be very crabby