Avenue Yarns is here to inspire, educate and support you and your fiber crafts. Join us for a class, some social time, or to shop our carefully selected yarns, fibers, tools and other treasures.

Our Story:

For guidance in selection Rebekah and her team look for tools, yarns and fiber, that THEY want to work with and colors that inspire them. Each offering has been thoughtfully chosen and probably has a little story behind it!
Supporting customers' crafting efforts is a high priority at the shop. "Knit/Crochet Labs" are offered three times per week and are two-hour, small-group sessions with expert teachers who answer questions and provide guidance. There is also a growing list of classes to explore.
Community get-togethers include Thursday evening Knit Nights, Spinning Night, and fun Knit/Crochet-Alongs. Special events such as visiting teachers, "yarn tastings," and trunk shows are scheduled monthly or more. Avenue Yarns loves to share!

Our Instructors:

Faina Goberstein is an independent knitwear designer, author, and professional teacher based near San Francisco, CA. Taking an early retirement from a long career as a math professor gave Faina a chance to let her creativity and long-time passion for knitwear design become a second profession. Faina's interest in a wide assortment of knitting techniques and stitch patterns is evident in her designs and topics of her inspirational classes. Faina is a great communicator and energetic teacher who cares about her students and focuses on sharing her knowledge and excitement about the craft. She teaches at Vogue Knitting Live, Interweave Yarn Fest, and various venues such as guilds and yarn shops around the country and abroad.

Follow Faina on Instagram @Faina.go to see the links in her bio to current classes and workshops taught through Virtual Vogue Knitting and via Zoom as well as online classes on Craftsy and Interweave. Faina designs for her own line of patterns, FGDesigns. Her designs often appear in internationally recognized magazines such as Rowan, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit.Purl, Cast-On and in numerous books. Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs.


Karen Frisa has worked as a knitting instructor since 1998, teaching for local guilds and shops as well as at regional and national knitting conferences. She worked as the Knit Doctor at STITCHES events for several years and especially enjoys working one-on-one with students, helping them with specific questions about their knitting.

Her day job as a knitting technical editor, working mostly for Interweave, exposes her to a wide range of knitting techniques, methods of garment construction, and pattern-writing styles, which in turn informs her teaching. She likes to explain the "why" of what's happening, not just the "how."

Her articles have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Sockupied magazines. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, sewing, spinning yarn, and playing her trumpet.

How We Roll:

Over the years, we've found these policies help us all work and play together nicely.
  • Returns:
    1. All full price yarn can be exchanged or given store credit, purchased in store and online within 30 days of purchase (or of receiving if shipped)  Exchange or store credit cannot be applied to special orders. All Sale! section products are on final sale and cannot be exchanged or returned.
    2. We cannot accept returns on needles, notions, books, patterns or sale merchandise.
  • Class policies: We work hard to offer an exciting array of classes at a variety of times. We also work hard to respect our teachers' time and expertise.
    1. To guarantee your spot in a class, just sign up and pay for it. It is only when we have a minimum of three paid students signed up that we can guarantee a class will run as scheduled. We try our best to keep classes open for sign ups for as long as possible. If a class scheduling doesn't attract the minimum of three students, we will cancel it, offering anyone who has signed up a refund (if paid via credit card or PayPal) or store credit.
    2. If you find you must cancel after signing up for a class, we must have 48-hours notice to adequately alert the teacher and be able to issue you a refund.