Knitopia

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Other Crafts Classes Seating Snacks/Refreshments Wifi Spinning Supplies Chain Store

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Fall/Winter Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm, closed Sundays/Holidays (or by chance)

Spring/Summer Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm, closed Sundays, Mondays & Holidays (or by chance)

Hours

Mon - Sat:
11:00AM - 05:00PM

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by Anonymous on Wednesday, Oct 31 2007 at 03:06PM UTC

Finally a yarn shop for Langley City. Nice people. Lots of yarn! I haven't had time to really look yet (I just stumbled on it yesterday), but I will definitely go back.

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Dec 27 2007 at 07:31PM UTC

Glad they moved from White Rock. Makes my time go quicker. Very friendly and really know their products

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by Anonymous on Saturday, Jan 12 2008 at 11:02AM UTC

Langley's gain is White Rock's loss. Haven't been to the new location yet - but if it's anything like the 'old' one - it will be fabulous. And with Lynne running the show, I can't see it being anything but a knitter's utopia.

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by Anonymous on Friday, Feb 15 2008 at 02:21PM UTC

Definitely, White Rock's loss. Don't like that the moved from White Rock. :(

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by Anonymous on Friday, Mar 21 2008 at 09:20PM UTC

Selection is tremendous to the point of sensory overload --why they say "knitting nirvana" on their business cards I guess. They also have spinning fiber and traditional rug hooking supplies. Friendly and helpful staff too.

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Oct 02 2008 at 08:04PM UTC

Hi Lynne,
Yes, I still owe you a trip, and now to your new store! Can't wait to gather my friends and come visit from Bellingham!
Love,
Nancy
NW Handspun Yarns

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by Anonymous on Saturday, Oct 04 2008 at 05:24PM UTC

I bought yard from your store that was great but it lost its body and has stretched out realllllllllllllly big. I have taken the sweater apart and need to know what to do to make it smaller. Someone please help. Thanks Pam, Pender Island, BC

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by Anonymous on Friday, Dec 26 2008 at 02:57PM UTC

Come to regular fibre night (mostly knitters, but also spinners, rug-hookers, and crocheters) -- Thursday nights, 7-9:30ish.

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by Anonymous on Wednesday, Jan 21 2009 at 09:53PM UTC

You have a wonderful selection of wool. I'll be coming in, tomorrow. I love the different colours. :O)

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by Anonymous on Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 at 12:17AM UTC

Arrived 3 min after closing, peered into window and could see someone in there. Sign on window said could come to knit on a specific night but that NO help would be given. As a new knitter this did not make me feel welcome at all! Finally made it back during business hours and it smelled awful. Somewhat helpful but introduced me to her son who was there...very weird.

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by Anonymous on Sunday, Feb 01 2009 at 03:22AM UTC

Lynne rocks my world - so helpful and friendly and makes a point of bringing in yarn that comes from humanely treated sheep - big plus for me! I'm glad Knitopia is in Langley and I am so grateful to the staff who go above and beyond for me every time I'm there :)

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by Anonymous on Sunday, Feb 08 2009 at 05:27PM UTC

I went into this store after reading all of these comments. I found the staff to be very unfriendly (she sat there on the phone the whole time and didn't even acknowledge that we were there) and I found the story very unorganized. Needless to say I didn't get anything and likely won't be back.

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by Anonymous on Wednesday, Feb 18 2009 at 03:00PM UTC

Well.........I just got home from visiting this knitting store and have nothing but good things to say! Especially the fact that it did not smell weird and there was an exceptionally helpful staff person. She was great and really helped me with a pattern and choosing wool. Even the other customers were helpful (apparently the other customer had been an ex staff member!) Anyways it was a great experience!
Pam Jameson

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Feb 19 2009 at 01:53PM UTC

This is a fantastic store! I found the staff very helpful and friendly. The owner especially. Some of her staff are not as enthusiastic as she is but that doesn't mean they were not helpful!
Kathy

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by Lynn on Friday, Apr 10 2009 at 10:59AM UTC

I arrived 5 minutes before closing and the salesperson said "come on in!". I knew what weight of yarn I needed and for a specific project and she happily spent the time finding me just the right one...awesome! Then I saw the wall of fibre and said that I better come back another time and she said "oh no, it was a long drive, have a look around...no rush". How great was that. She gave me some tips on different fibres since I'm pretty new to spinning.

It's too bad that others have had bad experiences because I'd have to say that in a heartbeat I'd pop my son in the back of the car and we'd head on over for a look see.

:o)

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by symphony91 on Sunday, Apr 26 2009 at 01:00AM UTC

Nice, varied selection, and a lot of it...scored some good sock yarn on sale. What stood out even more than the yarn was the beautiful selection of rovings...a "spinning nirvana," no doubt about it. Whether or not the store is "organized" probably depends on your definition of organized...all the cubbies had labels with prices on them, which is good enough for me. Can't say too much about service, as I was just browsing and didn't require any attention from the staff...seemed friendly, though, from what I saw in the thirty seconds at the cash register.

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by Corinne on Saturday, Aug 15 2009 at 04:13AM UTC

Walking into Knitopia is Utopia. It's wonderful to see walls and displays so nicely ORGANIZED and INVITING. Knitopia is an experience. The STAFF at Knitopia are real live people who are really into the craft of knitting. I find it warm and inviting and I wish I had more time to just go hang out there and take in all the colours, textures and fragrance of real, live CLEAN wool fibres that come from real live sheep. Now, if you want to SMELL something, come on over to my place and take a good whiff of my raw fleece that I just hand sheared off my own BAAAAING real live sheep with four hooves that need cleaning and trimming regularly, will gladly slime you as you offer an apple out of your hand,.Or why not go for the ultimate experience and stimulate your olfactory organ like never before: aim for the whole essence of the wool at the OTHER end. Better still, come when I'm skirting a freshly shorn fleece. Then you can savour the aroma of the root, the very beginnings of all yarn, on your hands as you drive home, satiated with the experience and new appreciation for those nice, clean, colourful, fancied up and perfectly processed, ready to knit balls of wool that you don't have to pick VG out of or worse.
And, what's "wierd" about introducing one's child who has come to work with his mother in a lovely little wool shop? I think it would be "weird" to disregard his presence.
Life is what you make it. If you have a sour attitude and outlook, you'll have sour experiences.
Smile as you go.

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by Shelle8118 on Wednesday, Apr 27 2011 at 11:49PM UTC

Checked it out the first time the weekend of the Fibre Arts show...so I met the husband and he was great - talked my ear off! I'll be back to check it out... I didn't buy anything because I was going to check out the show!

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by diane pitman on Sunday, Jun 19 2011 at 04:50AM UTC

Have found myself wanting to do some knitting or just visit your store. I remember when you were located on 152St. and since you moved I don't k know where you are. Could you e-mail me the address. I would really appreciate it. Thanks

Sincerely,

Diane Pitman
604 583 1466
778 919 9295

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by daphne on Monday, Sep 17 2012 at 05:26PM UTC

I ave received your name from Wineberries. I believe I may be able to donate a Thumberlina (New Zealand) spinning wheel to you.
Daphne

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by gayathrigirl on Tuesday, Sep 25 2012 at 11:44PM UTC

Hi Daphne, I have just been down to Knitopia this morning and they are retiring and closing the store! If you do not hear from them about your spinning wheel and are still looking for a home for it, please call me. Susan (604) 536-6831.

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