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About Us

About Colorful Stitches


Colorful Stitches is a retail source for the hand knitter or crocheter who wishes to work with the finest designer and natural fiber yarns from around the world, including hand-dyed and hand-spun artisan products. Our selection includes yarns that are a pleasure to use, including some hard-to-find exotics like:

Qiviut, Cashmere, Angora, Bamboo, Camel, Yak, Alpaca, Buffalo Down, Guanaco, Llama, Wool, Mohair, Silk, Linen, Soy, Cotton

We also offer a wide selection of designer pattern collections, books, knitting and crochet tools, equipment, buttons and embellishments like ribbons and trims. We stock current issues of Vogue Knitting International magazine and are a Ravelry Pro representative selling most of their patterns in-store. Committed to offering quality instruction and assistance for your current project, regardless of whether you have purchased your yarn from us, we always have experienced knitters on site to help. Colorful Stitches features workshops with visiting designers and publishes an eNewsletter keeping customers up-to-date about knitting fashion and creativity. is our full online store which features much of what you find in the physical store, and occasionally offers web-only specials. Yarns with color swatches, projects, patterns, books and notions are organized in easy-to-shop categories. Let us help you shop any time of day.

Colorful Stitches was founded in 1993.


Our Retail Store in Lenox, MA

Our physical store is a two-story boutique, with the "Knitter's Loft" upstairs, a destination for relaxing and knitting or attending workshops. We are located in the center of the historic New England village of Lenox in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Lenox is a year-round tourist destination known for area cultural and natural outdoor sport activities.

Historic Village of Lenox, MA

Lenox was a prominent farming town dating from the mid-1700's. It held its first town meeting in 1767 and the farmers, traders, merchants and innkeepers participated actively in the Revolutionary War. Lenox served as the county seat for Berkshire County for 81 years, and when court was in session this small town grew in importance and sophistication. By the mid 1800s, Lenox was discovered by famous and wealthy residents of Boston and New York and became the summer home of many prominent families. Soon construction began on gigantic mansions which their wealthy owners called "cottages". Some of these mansions exist today and can be toured by the public, such as the home of Edith Wharton and Ventfort Hall, now a museum dedicated to the "Gilded Age" of the Berkshires.

When the Guilded Age ended in the early 20th century, a new era began in Lenox. In 1937, the Boston Symphony Orchestra began offering concerts at its new summer home, the Tanglewood Estate between Lenox and Stockbridge. In the succeeding decades Tanglewood has become famous as one of the world's leading music festivals, attracting more than 300,000 listeners for concerts each summer. More recently, Lenox added a nationally recognized theater arts festival and educational institution, Shakespeare and Company. Many other summer arts festivals featuring theater, music and dance have joined in making the Berkshires and Lenox the summer cultural capital of the Northeast U.S.

Today, Lenox is a charming village with an assortment of boutique shops, galleries and restaurants arranged within easy walking distance of Colorful Stitches' location in village center. Find unique fashion apparel, gifts, accessories, art, jewelry, gourmet food and home decor all by walking around a couple of blocks.

In 2017, Lenox will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its founding on March 5, 1767. For more information about Lenox and the Berkshires visit or