Shop Review - The Wool Tree, South Lake Tahoe

Last week, I had the rare pleasure of a trip to Lake Tahoe. When I travel, my trip is not complete until I hit at least one yarn shop. I found the Wool Tree online, but was unable to find much information, so I didn't know what I was getting into. Was it going to be an unfriendly store with ridiculously high prices? I hoped not, and indeed I was pleasantly surprised. The Wool Tree was a delightful local yarn shop. It makes me envious of the locals who get to visit The Wool Tree regularly.

Why I Liked The Wool Tree


Great Staff

Marie, the owner was wonderfully welcoming. From the moment I stepped inside, I felt like it was in my own LYS. I was able to peruse the yarns at my leisure and I was invited to knit onsite anytime during my stay, or during their knit night on Wednesday from 5 - 7pm.

Excellent Yarn Selection


The Wool Tree had a wide variety of yarns, from the affordable to the expensive. Some of the brands that come to mind were Brown Sheep, Noro, Debbie Bliss, Cascade and more that I can't remember.

A Cozy Store


This is a well-loved yarn shop. There are lots of comfortable places to sit and knit.

Long story short, I did turn up to the Wool Tree's knit night and it was fantastic, wonderfully friendly ladies who had lots of stories to share, knitting some interesting things. Oh and there was FOOD. I got to sample a state fair award winning jalapeno apricot jame with cream cheese and crackers. It was super tasty and I'm totally surfing the web for some to have at Thanksgiving.

My one critique of The Wool Tree was that they didn't have a huge selection of dpns. They had Brittanys, which are great, but the wood is a little tough on my hands. But this is a minor complaint. You know, I didn't ask if they had any that I didn't see, so for all I know they had more.

If you find yourself in South Lake Tahoe and you miss your fellow knitters, just check into The Wool Tree and you'll feel right at home.

The Wool Tree, 3121 Harrison Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 - (530) 542-3947


0 #1 Rena 2011-09-01 23:46
:-) I agree with the wonderful statements that you made about this little bit of heaven for knitters. I too was surprised at the amount and variety of yarns that were there. The owner was there the first time that I went and she was very helpful. I liked the yarn that I bought and actually went back to get more and there was a group of 3 very friendly ladies gathered around a table knitting and visiting with each other. My hubby was in another store and so I made myself comfortable and immediately felt welcome. I have used the yarns I purchased and looked online to find the shop and will now call and place another order. When I return to Tahoe I will be sure to return to this delightful shop and spend more time getting to know the "regulars". Love it!

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