Store Profile: Aunt Debbie’s Knit and Stitch
5628 Vedder Rd
Chilliwack, BC V2R 3M7
Nestled at the far end of the Fraser Valley, you’re missing a terrific opportunity if you don’t visit Aunt Debbie’s Knit ‘n Stitch shop in Chilliwack.
Aunt Debbie’s moved this year, but thankfully the new location is only a couple of blocks further down Vedder Rd. from the old one so you won’t be too far off if you go to the old address.
The yarn stock is very good, but I think Aunt Debbie’s big strength is it’s inventory of magazines. It’s the only source I’ve found in the Lower Mainland for reasonably-priced copies of The Knitter magazine (from the UK) — and they also have a very nice selection of back-issues! I’ll definitely be going back to fill in the holes in my collection.
The staff have always given me exactly the right amount of attention — helpful but not hovering. They recommended a new (to me) magazine that I ended up buying, and we had an excellent discussion over the new Namaste bags the last time I was there.
Notions — I’m all about the notions… Oh! And as the store name implies, Aunt Debbie’s also carries cross-stitch and needlework supplies; an excellent source for smaller blunt needles for weaving in fingering and laceweight ends.
I’d also like to mention the excellent hand lotion they carry. Lavishea comes in an solid-but-soft cake with amazing fragrance (I fell for “Ginger Blossom”). It’s not at all sticky when applied, so I can get back to knitting immediately after using.
You definitely owe it to yourself to visit Aunt Debbie’s — you won’t be disappointed.