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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...
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« 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!.

Have fun!
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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.

http://www.knitweararchitects.com/main.htm

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

Kristi
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« 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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Diana
« 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...
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« 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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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2004 03:35:10 PM »

the shop on dunbar is a tad further up (more like 30th) but it's pretty good.  the place on 4th is tops though.  just a block or two west of vine as i recall...
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2004 06:26:42 PM »

dressew on west hastings is a great place to find most crafting supplies for dirt cheap.
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2004 08:04:17 AM »

The Homecraft store on 4th is across the street from Safeway.  You can take the #4 or #7 bus from downtown.  It's located approximately mid-block between Vine/Balsam.  It's about 1.5-2 km from the Burrard Bridge.
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2004 12:29:58 PM »

If you stay on the #7 bus it will take you up to Dunbar where you can find A Touch of Wool. They have good stuff.
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2004 10:31:03 PM »

There is a new LYS recently opened on 10th--I'm going to check it out on Thurs. this week with my MIL... I'll post my review then!...
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2004 11:34:21 AM »

Yeah, it's really nice. I couldn't spend a lot of time there but they had some beautiful hand dyed yarns and lots of great knitting books. It had a really nice layout, kind of like Touch of Wool has. AND it's right next to the quilt shop. This is bad news for my wallet.
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2004 11:35:13 AM »

that yarn store on west 10th, Urban Yarns, had an article in the Vancouver Sun yesterday December 7th. It talked about how knitting is the cool thing to do now and many more young people are doing that. But we already knew that, didn't we? Wink
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2005 08:47:27 PM »

Ok, I hope this hasn't been posted already. I recently received some wool, needles and a pattern for christmas. It was really cool wool called confetti superwash, good for socks. It makes a really cool pattern when knit(will post picture when know how to). It came in a bag from what I presume the store it was bought from. Knit and Stitch Shoppe, 2460 A Marine Drive, West Vancouver. I plan to go their and get more of that confetti wool once I am done my first pair of socks. I looked at it's website( http://www.knit-n0stitch.com/ ) and it had a virtual tour, and fromt hat it looks cool. LOTS of wool and stuff, heaven  Grin. Well hope this helps fellow vancouverite knitters.
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2005 09:39:23 PM »

I recommend Birkeland Brothers as well. They have amazing service & answer any silly question you may have (I have a lot of them). They have been around since the 1930's, so they're not part of the many who are cashing in on the new popularity of knitting. They also have a knitting group on Monday nights as well as lessons on other days/evenings.
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