Login with Facebook

- or -

Knitmap.com account

Don't have an account?

Download Knitmap for Android

Now it's easier than ever to find your local yarn store!

Urban Yarns

Added by Anonymous_small_micro anonymous over 13 years ago / Last Updated about 1 year ago

Update This Listing

If there is anything you want to add, or anything is incorrect about this location, please let us know using the area below.

Do you manage or own this Store?

You can now sign up to have full control of your location on Knitmap. By signing up, you can:

  • Update all information about this Yarn Store, including notes, hours and features
  • Receive e-mail notifications of any comments posted on this Location

Verify Your Elegibility

You must Create a New Account or Log In to your account to manage this location.

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


Urban Yarns is a full service knitting and crochet retail company with two locations and an online store, carrying a large selection and range of yarns, needles, notions, patterns, and books. “Always Something New” is the Urban Yarns motto, which continually motivates us to provide our customers with fresh and innovative products and designs. The store was born out of a love and passion for yarns and the desire to inspire others of all ages and abilities to explore the endless possibilities of this craft. We believe our two stores are visually exciting places to shop and we offer a plethora of colour, fibre, and weight choices, including exotic and traditional yarns in all price ranges.

On our Canadian wall, we are proud to offer products from Sweet Georgia, Gourmet Crafter, Fleece Artist, Handmaiden, and Biscotte & Cie. Some of the many other products we carry include a variety of yarns from Rowan, Madelinetosh, Blue Sky Alpacas, Spud & Chloe, Debbie Bliss, Zealana, Berroco, Cascade, Classic Elite, Malabrigo, Noro, Alchemy, Sublime, to name just a few. Our user friendly and visually appealing online store provides an extensive selection of products that is constantly being updated to make shopping at home an enjoyable experience.


Mon - Sat:
10:00AM - 06:00PM
12:00PM - 05:00PM

Ratings for This Store

Sign Up or Log In In to rate this location!

Type My Rating Average
General: Rating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-star Rating-starRating-starRating-starRating-starRating-star
Atmosphere: Rating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-star Rating-starRating-starRating-starRating-starRating-star
Service: Rating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-star Rating-starRating-starRating-starRating-starRating-no-star
Selection: Rating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-starRating-no-star Rating-starRating-starRating-starRating-starRating-star
Overall: Rating-starRating-starRating-starRating-starRating-star

Comments and Reviews


by on

FYI, there is free parking behind the store. Use the alley between 9th and 10th. Head up the stairs and ring the doorbell and they will let you in. Staff usually park here, so it's almost always ok to double park behind someone who is in the UY parking spots if there isn't enough room.


by dfairser on Friday, Aug 03 2012 at 03:45AM CDT

I love this bright, airy store, jam-packed with quality yarn. The selection is fantastic, the parking- not so much.


by garngamen on Wednesday, Jul 08 2009 at 09:17PM CDT

Yep, I love Urban yarns and comes a very close second after Three Bags Full in Vancouver. This was my Fleece artist galore, and also found great quality sale yarn. Lovely area and shop and an expensive visit ;-)


by paulanina on Monday, May 11 2009 at 03:10PM CDT

This is a great yarn store! I live in Vancouver for a while (now Im back to Brazil) and I had amazing classes at Urban Yarns! I learned about lace, sophisticated patterns etc at the most cool atmosphere! And I still shopping at UY! They send me products over to Brazil! Kathleen and all the UY team are great!!!


by symphony91 on Sunday, Apr 26 2009 at 01:31AM CDT

This store is well suited to those looking for high-end yarns...luxury fibers, hand dyed, that sort of thing. The only store I know of with a selection of beaded yarns. Most of the store is luxury yarns, which the price reflects, but there's also a couple of options that aren't as expensive. The decorating is quite something...you can tell that they put a lot of effort into it.


by spacemika on Saturday, Jan 03 2009 at 10:43PM CST

Some of the yarns are a bit pricey -- you can go across town & find the same stuff for a few dollars less a ball. Great variety of luxury yarns. The service oscillates between friendly and intimidating. I've always felt comfortable just browsing and petting the yarns, but sometimes it can be a bit scary to ask for assistance.


by Anonymous on Wednesday, Nov 12 2008 at 07:21AM CST

Cute window designs, but don't dare take a stroller in - you will be hissed out of the store.


by cbois on Sunday, Jun 29 2008 at 08:13AM CDT

Love the store. It has an area to look at books and patterns. good choice of fiber and brand. Staff very friendly. Nice to see and touch some yarns i only see in magazine.


by beatrice on Saturday, Jan 12 2008 at 11:15AM CST

Looking for mid/upper ends yarns -- you have to visit. Lots of Fleece Artist. Staff is friendly and helpful. A busy area so parking can be a problem.

Leave a Comment

Want to leave a comment or review? You have to sign up for a Knitmap.com account first.

Rating-star Rating-no-star
Get it on Google Play