Sorry, I don't know the area...
But... you can find a lot of knitting supplies in the 100 yen stores now... I was really shocked to start seeing stuff show up on the racks. In the big cities we have ABC Craft stores... but I find that they are really expensive. If you can hunt down a few hundred yen stores you can really find a lot of what you'd need.
If you have a book off in your town (used book store) they often have a craft section that has lots of (CHEAP) used craft books for inspiration~