Our Story

Matt and Chris live in Dryden, NY and want to see caring community built. Knitting and yarn are passions for Chris and a way she connects with others—

“I learned to knit when I was 5. My Nana tried her best to teach me, but my hole-ridden scarf just ended up in the toy chest.

Fast forward to 2018. I was postpartum with my second kiddo and feeling like nothing was just "mine" anymore. Parenthood had flipped my life upside down and my body, mind, and time were all being used to care for young children. I was drained and at a real low point in my life. I found a yarn shop local to me and dove into my first sweater project. Knitting became a therapy and a way for me to reclaim the person I was aside from spouse or parent. I got connected to a community at this yarn shop that cheered me on, inspired me, and helped me grow as a knitter. I want to inspire others to find the same connection.”

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At Connected Stitches Yarn & Fiber Shop, we believe fiber arts can bring people together. Our vision is to inspire and empower people of all abilities and ages to learn a new skill and gather.

We are committed to providing our customers with a range of classes, exceptional customer service, and a supportive community of fellow knitters and makers. Our values are based on love, connection, and creating brave spaces for people to learn.