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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Yarn Shopping in London

Tini asked about yarn shopping in London.Mmmh I only buy the British brands locally and all foreign brands(Phildar Phildar Phildar GGH GGH GGH Lang Lang Lang) from source

Polly on All Tangled Up has an excellent review bar the newer shops.
Polly's Yarn Shop Review

Regent Street
For Rowan Jaeger Gedifra, Kaffe Fasset patchwork fabrics.

John Lewis
Oxford Street
4th Floor
Yarn Dept for Rowan Jaeger Debbie Bliss Noro Sirdar Patons Louise Harding yarns and books
Adjacent haberdashery department with fabrics notions etc and pattern counter for Vogue, Simplicity and New Look patterns

Peter Jones
Same as J Lewis concession
Sloane Square
Close to Sloane Square Tube station

Carries the more exotic US brands
213 Upper Richmond Street
SW15 6SQ

Newish shop with online sales.
Carries GGH, Colinette, Alchemy and a loads more difficult to source yarns in the UK
41 Cross Street
London NI

Husqvarna Studio in Putney carry Gran studio and Adriafil yarns and the prices are competitive.Useful to see and try the yarns as the Garn Studio have the most amazing knitting patterns which are free and have been translated to many languages.

I am not recommending any of the newer yarn shops , for me Liberty and John Lewis are just fine.

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