In an earlier post I wrote about buying yarn in Florence. I’ve just spent five days on a short holiday in Berlin and although I spent most of my time in the fabulous museums and art galleries (and the fassbender and rausch chocolate store!), I couldn’t let the opportunity pass to check out one of the yarns stores. A quick look on line showed several that looked promising but the one I most liked the look of, and which was within reasonable distance of where we were staying was Die-Woll Lust.
It’s in a quiet street, Mittenwalder Strasse, not far from the Gneisenaustr U station. It was a small shop front but an enticing one. The window display showed that the lace shawl craze has certainly caught on in this corner of Berlin.
Aren’t these gorgeous?
A clever touch – there is a comfortable bench outside to park waiting spouses! I left my husband reading a book and went inside.
A closer view of the window display from inside the store.
What a lovely store! At a table a small group was taking a sock knitting lesson. Although I speak no German I instantly recognised the gentle burble of a small group of knitters chatting comfortably over the needles. It must be international!
I was amused by these little knitted socks on the chair legs!
Just look at that wall of colours! And this is just a small part of the stock. The shop is not enormous but packed with the most enticing yarns. I would say that the shop is particularly strong on luxury quality lace weight and fingering weight yarns, much of it by Filace. They also had a good selection of sock yarns – Regia, Trekking and others. They also had roving and yarn for felting. They had a good stock of knitting needles, crotchet hooks and other tools by Knit-Pro, and a small but beautiful selection of shawl pins.
.Did I buy anything?
Come on, what do you think?
It was difficult to choose. But I’ll show off my purchases in my next post.