Monday, June 19, 2006

Knitting Basket

Where: 2900 Warden Avenue, Bridlewood Mall
(at the intersection of Warden Ave. & Finch Ave.)

When: Open everyday

Phone #: (416) 498-7325

Knitting lessons and mail orders available.
This store has fine DMC crochet threads up to size 80. Perfect for Irish crochet lace.
Always has yarn on sale.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Romni Wools

Where: 658 Queen Street West
( on the north side of Queen St. W., about 100 meters away from the intersection of Bathurst St. & Queen St. W.)


Phone #: (416) 703 -0202

Feature: The largest yarn store I've ever seen in my life, with a huge collection of kitting & crochet books.

The overall prices of the yarns are cheaper than the other stores in Toronto.
If you are a student, don't forget to bring your student card. They offer an extra 10% discount.

Big sale in July, everything is 20% off.
Boxing Week sale on December 27 every year, everything is 25% off.

Lettuce Knit

Where: 66 1/2 Nassau Street (in Kensington Market)

Note: Lettuce Knit moved to another place nearby on July 5, 2006. The new address is 70 Nassau Street, just one door west from the old store.


Phone #: (416) 203-9970

Feature: high quality natural fibres, large collection of sock yarns.

This is a small but cozy yarn store with a very friendly "knitting" mood inside. A good place to shop for natural fibres and hand-dyed yarns. Knitting, crochet, and spinning classes available.

The Naked Sheep

Where: 2144A Queen Street East, in the Beach area.

How I get there from Scarborough: get off at Woodbine Station, take the south bound Woodbine Bus to Queen St. E., take the east bound Queen St. street car for about 5 minutes, and the store is on the north side of Queen St. E.


Phone #: (416) 691-6320

Feature: High Quality yarns with a huge collection of Rowan, Debbie Bliss and Noro.

This is a nice store for yound and hip knitters and crocheters. Knitting and crochet classes available. Listen to Knitcast 24 - Toronto to know more about this knitting store and knitters in Toronto.

Village Yarns

Where: 4895 Dundas Street West
(get off at Islington Station, take the 37 Islington Bus to Dundas Street West, walk to the west side of Dundas St. W. for about 150 meters and the store is on the south side of Dundas St. W.)


Phone #: (416) 696-2670

Feature: High quality yarns, and they have evey issue of Rowan magazines, Jaeger pattern books and many other surprising patterns (but mostly for store display only).

This is a big yarn store with everything so well organized. The yarns are placced according to their weights and styles. So when travel around the store, you would smoothly get into the novelty yarn area, aran weight yarn area, DK yarn area, lace yarn area, etc, and the gauge and price information is listed on tiny little tags, so everything is clear.

The hand knitted items dislayed here have very professional finishings. It's worth to go and just have a look on those sweaters.

The Wool Mill

Where: 2170 Danforth Ave.
(near the Woodbine Station, on the north east side of the intersection of Woodbine Ave. & Danforth Ave.)

When: Monday to Friday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed

Phone #: (416) 696-2670

Feature: Knitting classes at $10/hour. Many back issue knitting magazines to dig! Yarn at good price. Discount yarns.

This is a traditional kind of yarn store. They offer a variety of "classes" of yarns from Rowan to Red Heart. Very nice service.

The Yarn Boutique

Where: 1719 Bloor Street West
(near the Keele Station, at the south east side of the intersection of Bloor St. W. and Keele St. )

When: Tuesday to Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, Saturday & Sunday Closed

Phone #: (416) 760-9129

Feature: Knitting Classes, big collection of Inox and Clover needles, crochet stuff, and the price of the yarn seems lower than many other stores.

It looks like a tiny store but it's very roomy inside.

What is this blog about...

I travel around the city of Toronto during this summer, and look for yarn shops... If you know a yarn store in Toronto that is not in this page. Please tell me (together with the address of the store). I will get there and put a record here. Also, if any of the information on this page is incorrect. Please email me and I will correct it as soon as possible.