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« on: September 19, 2003 06:26:00 PM »

Since I have taken up knitting last year, I've been buying all my yarn for stores like Zellers etc. I'm interested in going to a nice yard store and buying some really beautiful thick chunky yarn, and admiring everything. Where in and around Vancouver are your favourite stores? Any places to get good deals?
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2003 08:22:07 PM »

There is a very good one on west 4th avenue, somewhere between Arbutus and Granville. If it's not there, it's just a bit further west, i do believe.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2003 05:52:12 PM »

The one the previous person was thinking of is called Homecraft.  it's on 4th just a little west of Vine.  It's tiny and old, but they're super helpful and have a pretty good selection.
there's also one up main (I'm not sure how far, but south of broadway) that i haven't been to, but that looks really good...
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2003 10:59:29 AM »

There aren't a lot of good yarn stores in Vancouver, but I buy most of my yarn from these three:

A Touch of Wool - 4273 Dunbar Street - near 16th?)
Knit 'n Stitch - 2460-A Marine Drive, West Van - http://www.knit-n-stitch.com
Wool & Wicker - 120-12051 Richmond (Steveston) - http://www.woolandwicker.com

I didn't know about Homecraft, but I'll check it out now!.

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2003 02:47:15 PM »

Knitwear Architechts in Yaletown

They have some gorgeous mohair right now - I made a cute pink toque  and it took about 2 hours.


In terms of thick and chunky, they have some heavier cotton, but no chunky wools.

« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2003 06:25:24 PM »

Birkeland Brothers on Main, at 19th. Small but lovely selection of medium- to high-end yarns, including yarn that they card and spin themselves - a super-chunky one-ply that sells for about $10/lb. It's my favourite yarn store.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2003 11:32:14 PM »

I can't remember the name but there is a yarn store in Burnaby at Kingsway and MacKay (across the street from A&B Sound, in the building beside Staples/BC Housing).  

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2004 11:02:57 AM »

Are any of these store downtown?  I will be on foot.

Can I get to this one?
Homecraft Importers
2348 West 4th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6K 1P1
Tel: 604-738-2614
Retail: bobbins lace, tatting, and imported and domestic yarns for rugs, petit point, needlepoint, knitting, crocheting and weaving

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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2004 11:02:30 AM »

That is not too far away from downtown...you could walk over the Burrard Bridge up to Fourth or take the Fourth Ave bus (the #4 I think) and get off just after Arbutus...
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2004 03:17:53 PM »

Hi there,
There is also a yarn store in Yaohan shopping centre in Richmond.  It's super pricey, but they sell Gedifra yarn and lots of other luxury yarn.  I think they have a lot of "sales" there.  
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