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Knits by the Sea Yarn Shop
Tofino, BC

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about Knits by the Sea Yarn Shop on Thu Sep 16 19:43:00 +0000 2010

This is a great place to stop and see some of the hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns from British Columbia. Features shawl pins, buttons, and stitch markers made locally. This shop carries Hiya Hiya and ChiaGoo needles. Other yarns brands of note: Blue Sky Alpaca, Malabrigo, Spud & Chloe, Diamond, Sirdar, Viking, Rowan, Noro & Sublime.

about Kelowna Yarn & Needlecrafts on Fri Oct 01 23:31:56 +0000 2010

This is a small shop that is equally devoted to yarn as well as needlecraft, so I think they can get away with not having a bigger selection. They do have an interesting range of hemps and linens, and if you know where to look, they have a tempting selection of HandMaiden yarns. I *really* liked that they had Brittany needles/hooks as well as Addi Turbos. The owners are super friendly and the place was full of people when I was in - people shopping as well as people learning new skills at the table.

about Art of Yarn on Fri Oct 01 23:36:03 +0000 2010

This shop is jam-packed full of interesting yarns, it is almost overwhelming! I couldn't get a handle on how it was arranged (brand names? yarn weights?) but it was fun to pick my way through and see what is out there. Huge selection of, well, everything. They have some of the fancier yarns that are unfortunately not within my budget right now but they had Qiviut (sp?) behind glass, these people know their stuff. The table in the back was full of people learning and the staff were friendly and helpful. What I really liked was the displays in the windows - simple swatches explaining for beginners the difference between the knit and purl side of a stockinette stitch. Everything you can imagine is in this store, and I imagine that you would have to spend a few hours to get a sense of everything they have.