nancy O first opened in 2005, in a quaint historic building on Big Shop Lane. Our goal was to create a gathering place where people could come for creative inspiration and camaraderie. A place for knitting, a place for connecting, and a place for shopping, with gifts and fashion accessories complimenting the rich colors and textures of the hanks of fine yarn lining the shelves.

Our shop enjoyed over 7 years on Big Shop Lane, until 2012, when the opportunity came to expand into larger space. Still in Ridgefield, nancy O is now located in a restored 18th century building at 23 Catoonah Street.

The tradition continues on Catoonah. The selection has expanded to include beautiful sweaters, funky clogs, and adorable baby gift items, alongside a wide array of accessories inspired by the incredibly gorgeous fibers that we bring in from around the world for our knitting customers.

Our place is still a gathering place, and we feel a warm connection to our customers who we’ve come to know as friends. The new shop feels like home already, as customers enjoy our “knitting lounge”, where comfy couches are set beside a fireplace. On any given day, you’ll find customers stopping by to say hi, to meet one another, and to gather whether shopping, knitting, or simply connecting.

We hope you’ll come visit us soon to become part of our nancy O community.