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Creative Yarns Inc.

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Drop-in, sit and knit. Helpful staff, hand knit designer on staff to assist with any project. Great selection of yarns for the passionate knitter or crocheter. Lessons and workshops are available.

Join our Social Knit Night, Thursdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Tue - Wed:
10:00AM - 07:00PM
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I am a very ' phasic' knitter----(meaning I get into knitting and then get out for sometimes months or even years. No matter, I go into Creative Yarns and there is 'NINA' just as welcoming , upbeat and helpful as ever, despite my absence. You can always expect the atmosphere to be warm and conducive to sit'n knit and the conversation to be always informative and sometimes just plan fun!

Guaranteed that you will always leave the store with a sense of well-being!!!! (and feel lucky that you made such a discovery!!!


by Neil Mudde on Saturday, Aug 25 2012 at 08:56PM CDT

Today after spending weeks looking for a silver yarn of which I originally bought a large spool many years ago, no idea were I bought it, well it ran out and I needed some more I happened to come across this site on line, called the owner Nina, and to make a long story as short as possible, I took the TTC across town which was a bit of a trip, arrived in the store to be welcomed by Nina as "you may be the person who called about the silver yarn" she showed me a few yarns, not the same,..... fortunately I had brought a sample of my christmas tree decoration a fish, made with silver yarn, she said aha, I have just the thing for you, she went into the store room came out with the exact yarn I had been looking for for so long, the one Nina had is a Rowan "shimmer"
it was the only ball she had, off course I bought it, while checking out, and getting ready for my crosstown trip home I asked Nina if there was a coffee shop near by, guess what? Nina serves coffee in her store!!!, well life does not get much better. Nina made my day, I highly recommend the trip across town, as Nina makes sweaters to order and they look super, the choices of yarn are unbelievable, no doubt if you don't see it there she would order it for you. Thanks again Nina!


by Neil Mudde on Saturday, Aug 25 2012 at 08:35PM CDT

oops pushed the wrong button......I live downtown Toronto, took the TTC to Ellesmere Rd which is a major trip in itself, arrived at Nina's fantastic store,she is a charming lady, and guess what? she had one ball of the very same yarn I had bought years ago, in the back of her store, it simply made my day, while checking out, I asked Nina if there was a coffee shop in the neighborhood, to prepare myself for the trip home, Nina offered me a great cup of coffee which she keeps in the store, life does not get much better, it may be a bit out of the way, but so worth every minute of traveling, either by car, or in my case by the TTC.


by Neil Mudde on Saturday, Aug 25 2012 at 08:28PM CDT

Several years ago I purchased a large spool of silver yarn ran out, searched everywere, even had some sent from Texas, simply not the same, today I decided one more time, check online for metallic yarn, up pops Nina's site, gave her a call, sort of described what I


by betty on Sunday, May 29 2011 at 11:38PM CDT

Nina has excellent taste when it comes to buying yarn for the shop. You will find everything from alpaca to linen to silk to cashmere. Don't see your colour, Nina will special order for you. The atmosphere is so friendly. Coffee is offered on the house as well as munchies. The couches and women (some men) are welcoming for a morning or afternoon or all day knit.


by safibrearts on Sunday, Jan 09 2011 at 12:55PM CST

Even though I have moved from Toronto, Creative Yarns is such a good shop. Nina is very knowledgeable and I love her philosophy that mistakes are not mistakes, just a new pattern.

Always comfortable she encourages her customers to stay and knit for awhile by offering tea or coffee. The selection of yarns / needles is a nice variety. All in all a store that I would suggest to anyone in her area of Toronto.


by anonymous on Monday, Oct 12 2009 at 12:07PM CDT

Whether you pop in once a month, once a week or everyday, you are made to feel like home here. Yarns fit a variety of budgets and needs. There is always friendly advise at your asking, or you can browse the many books and yarn at your leisure. Come sit on a comfy couch with your hook or needles and you just may never go anywhere else, including home

Coffee, snacks and the loo are an added bonus, plus they run classes.


by Anonymous on Tuesday, Mar 03 2009 at 02:13PM CST

A friendly LYSO who's always offering coffee to visitors, snacks, and a bathroom! I might just move in...


by Anonymous on Friday, Dec 26 2008 at 07:25AM CST

hear you had a wonderful xmas party, hope to attend next year. Michelle B.


by Anonymous on Thursday, Aug 28 2008 at 03:58PM CDT

Wow ....what a lovely place to spend an afternoon the creative & talent of the owner Nina is wonderful.......enjoyed my day & purchases of the bamboo needles great .Wish both Nina & her husband the best in their venture.


by Anonymous on Thursday, Aug 28 2008 at 01:16PM CDT

Crochet-friendly! Very reasonable prices. Good selection of tools: brands include Britanny, Addi Turbos, Lantern Moon, Clover. Also for sale is Eucalan wash, and Lantern Moon bags and tool holders.


by Anonymous on Friday, Jul 11 2008 at 11:54AM CDT

Great selection of yarns. The friendliest most helpful staff. Very comfortable at home feel to the place.


by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 07 2008 at 11:42AM CDT

A much needed shop, very professional, friendly and informative. A family atmosphere, drop in seat by the fire and knit and have a coffee, what a pleasant idea. The owner is a very talented designer of all knit fabrics,very creative, and well design what you want. Shop, learn to knit. Highly recommended congratulations!!! RR


by Anonymous on Sunday, Apr 13 2008 at 03:22PM CDT

Comfortable shop, friendly people, amazing selection of quality yarns. The owner (Nina) is a delightful, upbeat person as well as a talented knitwear designer. Stop by and see for yourself. -DB


by Anonymous on Monday, Mar 31 2008 at 12:25PM CDT

You can't do better for service, support, and selection. A lovely, open space, comfy seating, friendly fellow-knitters, a perfect sitting area for knitting. HIGHLY recommended!


by mikemc on Wednesday, Mar 26 2008 at 04:57PM CDT

A wonderful place. Friendly and very knowledgeable staff. The cozy family atmosphere welcomes you and the staff make you feel as if you're family. And the yarns - wow are they great!


by Anonymous on Wednesday, Mar 26 2008 at 02:04PM CDT

A wonderfully bright and spacious store with good quality yarns. The staff is very friendly and helpful and there are comfortable places to sit and knit. I'll definitely be going back there again!

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