Compatto offers a wealth of yarn, buttons, gifts and knitting supplies within its massive store in Santa Monica, CA. The shop is tight but never cramped and carries more than 30,000 items for hobby lovers and knitters. It also offers free classes for beginners and experienced knitters, with no appointments necessary. Hand dyed cashmeres and hand painted silks are nestled along with the hand dyed alpacas and hand painted soy or bamboo. Hand spun silk strung with sequins, beads, crystals or semi precious stones share space with cottons, merinos, tweeds and organic fibers. Metered parking is available out front, and the staff is extremely friendly and outgoing.