April 2, 2016

Fibre Space: Alexandria, Virginia

Fibre Space.  I have been a fan of this store's blog for some time, admiring all the yarn lines they carry and knitting ideas shared each week.  Imagine how happy I was when I figured out that Fibre Space, in Alexandria, Virginia was actually a few subway stops away from where I was staying in Washington, D.C. (Get off at the King Street/Old Town station).   Of course my trip would not have been complete without a visit to this store.

Fibre Space was incredible.  I liked everything about it.  In addition to all the varied yarn lines it is roomy enough to hold classes/knit nights.  It is so well stocked with knitting needles, yarns, fiber, patterns, and yarn bags.  Just about everything you can imagine.   The staff were sweet and so helpful.  But seriously, the yarn...

Highland Handmade Sugar Maple Sock
Jill Draper Makes Stuff
Everywhere I looked were more special skeins.
Shepherd's Wool

The Fibre Company Terra


Hazel Kits, Crave Yarn & Hedgehog Fibres
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK

Crave Yarn

Sweet Georgia

And then there was the most beautiful table of Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK

There were so many gorgeous knitted samples too.  Seriously, it was knitting heaven.

Knock Out Round Shawl (free pattern on their website):  Neighbourhood Fiber Co. Studio

Bonnie Banks Shawl in Dovestone DK

Braidsmaid (by Martina Behm) in Sweet Fiber Yarns DK
I was completely mesmerized by this store.  I just kept walking around the store looking at all the incredible yarn.  How I wish this yarn store was near my house. If it was I would just hang out there all the time.  I would volunteer to work there for free!  The really great thing was that Looped Yarn Works which I visited in Washington D.C. earlier in the week had a different variety of beautiful yarn....so between the two stores the choices are unbelieveable.

And right around the corner from this store was an antique store with the most incredible selection of vintage buttons (so many tubs of them). The owner told me that he gets so many knitters coming in.  It is definitely worth a visit too.

It was so hard to choose what to buy.  Here a few skeins I picked:
Crave Yarn Summit Fingering, Hazel Kits Entice Fingering & Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn

I loved every moment of my time in this store.  If you ever have the chance to Fibre Space I strongly urge you to go!  Can I come with you? ;o)


  1. Thank you so much for introducing me to this wonderful space! I will definitely check their website!

    1. It was one of the best yarn stores I have ever visited.

  2. what a beautiful looking shop, and I love their window display! You made some great purchases, too.

    1. This shop was really incredible...it was very stressful just choosing a few skeins to take home.