Store Profile: Black Sheep Yarns in Port Moody
Black Sheep Yarns is one of the LYS treasures of the Lower Mainland. Helen and her friendly staff were among the first to embrace Yarn Harvest last year and we will be eternally grateful to them.
Black Sheep Yarns is located on the ground floor of a combo retail/apartment block, on a side street off St. Johns Street — Port Moody’s major east-west thoroughfair. Parking is on the street, but on our several Saturday visits it hasn’t been a big issue.
We love the spacious and airy feeling in Black Sheep and the comfortable knitting nook doesn’t hurt at all.
Black Sheep carries moderately upper-end yarns, in well-known lines such as Malabrigo, Louet, Harrisville, Berocco, Sweet Georgia, and Noro. Lisa is very fond of the madelainetosh…
We discovered Alana Dakos (of the Never Not Knitting podcast) patterns on display when we stopped in on our last trip to deliver Yarn Harvest registration materials. I fell in love with the Autumn Vines Beret and Oak Grove fingerless mitts — and both patterns came home with me.
Added later: Open 9am-5pm on Yarn Harvest day. (Normal opening time 10am.)
Parking: Grant St. parking can be a bit tight because of the dance school across the street. BSY has 4 reserved customer spaces – 2 are located underground to the right, behind the store (access via the ramp on Grant St.) and the other 2 are down the alley/Spring St immediately behind the store on the left hand side. All 4 spots are marked with a sign that says “Black Sheep Yarns”.
More parking available on north side of Spring St between Moody & Grant, and on Clarke & St. Johns.
Food: Pajo’s at Rocky Point Park (Best salmon and chips in town) and Gallery cafe on Clarke just a few blocks west.