We are located in one of the hippest communities around! One of the most notable small town historic districts in the United States, downtown Guthrie is filled with Victorian architecture, quirky wild west history, neat shops, and so much more.
When I set out to open my shop forever ago, I refused to use the traditional “bins” to display yarn, and the thought of being in a strip mall made me cringe. Yarn is organic, natural, beautiful, tactile, colorful, textural and needs to be experienced in all its glory. To poke it into plastic and metal boxes in a generic commercial setting would make me rather sad.
Unique people require unique surroundings. I’m much happier when surrounded by amazing architecture, remarkable antiques, ghostly legends, brick sidewalks, and interesting characters. There’s always a good story to tell!
We know how to have a good time here at SWAK. Throughout the year we have lots of parties, yarn tastings, and other fun events. We even went on a grand cruise to Nova Scotia a few summers ago. Good company, tasty food, fun times.
•We’re Here to Help
Our technical proficiency in all things knit and crochet is inimitable, and we love to share what we know. Buy your yarn from us, and we’re here to help. No fuss, no charge, no hassle. All we ask is that if it involves more than a simple dropped stitch and such, just to give us a heads up so we can make sure we have the needed staff on hand to help you out.
Want to learn a cool new technique? Watch for our Flash Classes returning in the new year. All classes are free, you just have to buy the materials from us. There is a small $2.50 fee for each instructional card used in our Flash Classes.
We have knitted swatches of the yarns in our shop. Feel free to flip through them anytime. We keep them organized by gauge, and all are knit to the gauge recommended on the ball band. I personally knit these myself.
We knit lots of samples! All of our samples are from current patterns and yarns stocked in our store. When the samples are no longer current, we mark them for sale at a bargain price.
In addition to the samples we knit and crochet, we frequently feature trunk shows filled with samples from current pattern booklets.
•We’ll Wind Your Yarn
Purchasing yarn in a hank? We’ll be glad to wind it into a center pull ball for you. If we forget to offer to wind it for you, don’t be shy – just ask! If we’re super busy, like on a sale day or during a big event, you may need to leave it or bring it back another day. Otherwise most of the time we can do it while you wait.
•Best Customers in the World
Hands down, we have the best customers a gal could hope for. You all keep us smiling and happy to be here every day.
•We Love to Give Stuff Away
I have a couple of $20 gift cards burning a hole in my pocket. We’ve shared some of the things that we think make our shop truly special. Now it’s your turn. What do you love about SWAK?
I’ll randomly pick two winners on Monday.