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10:00AM - 05:30PM
10:00AM - 06:00PM
10:00AM - 02:00PM

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A small store with a lot of beautyful yarn. Very nice and helpful personal.


by msnookchile on Tuesday, Jul 04 2017 at 01:06PM CDT

Very nice shop with large selection of yarns. The space is fairly small and packed floor to ceiling with yarns, which makes it feel a bit cramped (although this might be seen as a yarn lover's paradise). It's also rather dark, so it was a little difficult to determine the true colors of some yarns. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful and even gave me the special form to take to the airport for a return on the sales tax paid there.
Even given Denmark's reputation for being expensive and the very high rate of sales tax, I still found the prices to be quite reasonable.


by lauralai on Friday, Oct 16 2015 at 02:30AM CDT

Best knitting supply store in Copenhagen! Great selection of some big name brands such as Rowan, Isager as well as a wide selection of less common brands and exotic yarns - great place to start looking if you want to try out knitting with silk blends, linen and other less conventional fibres. It's the kind of shop where I drop in to buy something simple and end up browsing the shelves for an hour dreaming up new projects. It has everything.
In addition to knitting yarn, there is also a lovely selection of Danish embroidery kits, decent collection of buttons, and some knitting books too.


by vermontmary on Monday, Aug 20 2012 at 01:34PM CDT

Sommerfuglen is, indeed, a fabulous shop! They have so much crammed somehow into such a small space! And as noted, the people who work there are lovely and helpful. Besides catering to knitters and crocheters, they carry a large selection of Danish embroidery supplies and kits as well as supplies and kits for doing needlepoint (tapestry) work. Many of the kits and patterns are from the old, beloved, embroidery shop that used to be on the main drag in central Copenhagen... I can't spell its name... but they are classic Danish designs, and really fun to make! I would recommend this shop to anyone who enjoys needlecrafts of any kind!

You should try to get English translations of any patterns you buy– even with the help of my Danish cousin, a very experienced knitter, and "Google Translate", I couldn't follow the pattern that came with a kit I bought! Luckily, the shop was able to send me a copy in English. (Usually they have them on hand... it was my bad luck to go in on a day when they were out of copies!!!)


by Maggie on Monday, Apr 04 2011 at 01:48PM CDT

This is a fabulous store. I was in Copenhagen last week on business and had an afternoon to visit several shops and this was by far my favorite. They have a great selection of yarn and patterns. Many of their patterns/books are in both danish and english. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The other two shops I visited weren't bad but I'd visit this one again in a heart beat.


by Ulla Van Gerrevink on Tuesday, Mar 15 2011 at 05:29PM CDT

I am looking for a Fair Island sweater pattern, pull on and jacket type.

Thank you for you help


by chaka on Saturday, Jun 26 2010 at 05:21PM CDT

A great store - loads of selection of top-notch yarns that I have not seen in Canadian or U.S. shops, and helpful friendly owners with a "you can do it (even though the pattern is in Danish) attitude"! It was hard to chose, but I did come away with linen yarn and linen/cotton blend yarn from Swedish yarn companies, and yes, a Danish pattern!. I completely agree with cblacher's comments (above). Go find this store - you will not be disappointed.


by cblacher on Monday, May 31 2010 at 02:23AM CDT

What a fabulous store - an Art gallery/museum/Aladdin's Cave for knitters! This was the first time I had seen so many finished sweaters, hats and scarves where previously I had only seen pictures, and yarns that I had only seen on web sites. Many kits and finished articles from Danish knitwear designer Hanne Falkenberg, Rowan magazines (again, I have rarely seen these before), many new books, gorgeous scarf pins, tons of buttons. I wandered around in a daze petting the merchandise while my husband and son went off for lunch. Very helpful staff who left me alone until I asked, and they speak excellent English. Luckily for me and my credit card I was so overwhelmed that I only bought one scarf pin and a Rowan magazine from Summer 2006 , who cares, it's still gorgeous, and I am probably never going to make anything from it anyway, I just drool over the pictures! Quite expensive, but so is everything else in Scandinavia, compared to North America. Definitely a destination store.


by llunallama on Thursday, Jan 21 2010 at 01:55PM CST

This is one of the nicest shops I've seen. The staff is wonderful and the selection of yarn, patterns, books, etc is great. I couldn't pack everything I bought so they were more than helpful in having everything sent to me in Canada. I was prepared to wait for weeks and weeks, but my parcel arrived in good order a week after I returned home. I would travel to Copenhagen just to visit this shop.


by jsandell on Wednesday, Jul 08 2009 at 05:26PM CDT

I've been to every yarn store in Copenhagen, Lund and Malmo that I could find on KnitMap (and that was open - a couple were closed for summer vacation) and this one is by far the best! Best selection, lovely person running the store, and a bonus: great button selection! There were more North American yarns by far than any other store (over 30 skeins of HandMaiden Casbah, for example), as well as Danish yarns. Very little acrylic, but a bit if that's what you want. No Opal that I saw at least, which I found easily elsewhere, but quite a bit of other sock yarn (lots of Regia). Danish prices are definitely higher than Swedish at the current exchange rate, but the prices in this store seemed standard for Denmark. I would gladly return to this store again and again.


by blueloom on Sunday, Jul 05 2009 at 09:22PM CDT

Wonderful shop! I found it on Knitmap, then visited it when I was recently in Copenhagen. Great yarns, helpful staff. Good selection of unusual & country-specific (i.e., Danish) yarns.


by melbamandy on Monday, Aug 25 2008 at 08:53PM CDT

Pretty, pretty, pretty.
Tons of Danish designers, including the owner herself. The colours are beautiful and the cashmere divine.
There's a reason why the queen shops here.

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