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grandcarriage's picture

I need referrals to good yarn stores in the following cities. Can anyone help?

San Francisco, Ca..... Seattle, WA....Milwaukee, WI... and Vancouver, BC.

Thanks a bunch.


Bill's picture

in San Francisco,
Imagiknits on 18th st. in the Castro
there are several others...but those are the don't miss ones...

grandcarriage's picture

I know of Imagiknits: My photo above is infront of their sign, actually....

RainCityRick's picture

In Seattle:
- The Yarn Gallery in West Seattle (5633 California Ave SW, Seattle)
- Hilltop Yarn on Queen Anne Hill (2224 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle) They have a store in Downtown Bellevue too.
- Acorn Street Yarn (2818 NE 55th St, Seattle) in the University District.
- Weaving Works (4717 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle), also in the University District.

I've had almost no luck in Vancouver, BC. There's a nice shop in Surrey (just north of the border). I'll try and dig up the name of it.

grandcarriage's picture

Have you gone to Tricoter? Is that any good? They do a good book.

No, but I've been meaning to get off the island and into Vancouver for a while to find some yarn shops.



VillageKnittiot's picture

I agree Imagiknits and Artfibres are a must-see. If you make it down to South San Francisco there is also Cottage Yarns ( ) Cottage Yarns is a no-frills-lotsa-yarn kind of place.

Crafty Andy's picture

My life is a Craft, not a blog. 

The Atellier (My speling may not be correct) on Divisadero and near California Street In San Francisco, less yarn than Imaginknit, but some curious skeins. I have ought some nice egyptian cotton yarn from them

RainCityRick's picture

I've never been to Tricoter. I've heard and read terrible things about it (very rude and snooty help)

grandcarriage's picture

Ooh! I LOVE rude and snooty help. The nastier they are, the more I make them pull yarn from inventory, ask a lot of questions and use up their time, and then leave them with all the yarn to put away, not buying a thing. If they're really mean, I pull a ball from the bottom of a carefully set up display and watch as the whole mass spills to the floor. (evil glee, rubbing of hands...) "whoopsie"