Monday, February 16, 2009

Have you seen KnitMap?

It was featured in the spring 09 knitscene magazine in the checkit product reviews!
What is knitmap?
KnitMap is a Yarn Store finder. It's a site that catalogues and maps the locations of retail shops that sell yarn, knitting supplies and knitting accessories. You can search to find these locations in the US, Canada, UK and most of Europe. Its anywhere that Google maps will work, and the list is growing everyday! Once you've found a shop, you can rate it's attributes, leave comments, upload photos, and add it to your Favorites.

Why knitmap?

We knit and we like to travel. What better way to see a new city than through its yarn stores! There was no place online where we could easily search for yarn stores in the cities we were planning to visit. While there are store lists out there, they don't have maps, and they certainly don't allow people to rate and comment on them.

When your vacation time is short and you're trying to cram as many sights and yarn into a short trip, you need to be able to tailor your list to your sightseeing schedule. What stores are closest to your hotel? You only have time for one yarn stop, and need to know which store has the best selection? Had a long day of sightseeing and just want a cozy place to sip some coffee and knit in the comfort of fellow knitters? KnitMap can help!

But KnitMap isn't just for travelers; you can use it at home too. We wanted a site where knitters let people know what they thought of their local yarn shop or recommend other places they have been. We wanted to let anyone update the list of yarn stores and add yarn shops we didn't already have in the database. You can post about your local yarn store's Open Knit Nights, your local knit group meet-ups, who has the best coffee or snacks, and who carries the hard to find yarn you're looking for.

All of these things you can do on KnitMap right now. So what are you waiting for?

Happy travels and shopping!

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