String is NYC’s premier yarn boutique, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It is renowned for its carefully curated collection of fibers, exclusive runway-influenced handknit designs and customized patterns, and professional finishing services.
String first opened its doors in 2002 when fiber enthusiast and author Linda Morse brought her singular taste and NY-centric design aesthetic to the neighborhood. Linda sourced and added Italian-produced luxury yarns, packaged under the String brand, to the store’s product range, and frequently worked with fellow New Yorker and fiber-phile, Stacy Charles to bring the finest yarns to US knitters.
When Linda decided to retire in late 2014, it was only natural that Stacy, her longtime collaborator and co-owner of Tahki Stacy Charles, would step in to purchase the store and keep its traditions alive.
Our Luxury Yarns
Filati Biagioli Modesto is one of the oldest and most distinguished mills in Italy, with a specific focus on producing cashmere and other luxury fiber yarns and fabrics for the fashion industry. The original spinning mill, established in1919 in Pistoia by Arnolfo Biagioli, was destroyed during WWII, and rebuilt in nearby Montale shortly thereafter. In the early 1960’s, Arnolfo’s son Modesto, opened a research lab, dyehouse and handknitting mill in Prato, developing widely-recognized best-practice standards to create the optimal handknitting yarns.
All yarns packaged under the String brand are developed and spun at the Prato mill, using fibers sourced from the finest cashmere goats and dyed to the season’s fashion color palette.
Our Incredible Designs
Each season a collection of fashionable garments and accessories will be offered to provide discerning knitters with inspiration for our collection of yarns. We scour the season’s fashion collections and present silhouettes to a hand-picked roster of designers, including up-and-comer Annabelle Speer and String’s in-house specialist Lidia Karabinech to be interpreted into handknit garments. Then they are painstakingly translated into handknit patterns, formatted to provide optimal fit, with most garments being offered in sizes from Small to 3X. The patterns are available exclusively through our String@ Collective of LYS.
Our String@ Collective
From coast-to-coast, we have selected the leading yarn boutiques to exclusively distribute our luxury yarns and incredible designs. These LYS will provide you with the ultimate shopping experience, whether you choose to walk through their doors or shop online on their websites. You will find an exceptional assortment of yarns, knowledgeable staff and an unmatched level of service and expertise.