Store Profile: Urban Yarns
Urban Yarns Point Grey
4437 West 10 Avenue
Urban Yarns Edgemont
3111 Highland Boulevard
North Vancouver, BC
Toll Free: 1-877-488-YARN (9276)
Urban Yarns has two locations — one in Point Grey (Vancouver, near UBC), the other in Edgemont Village in North Vancouver. This is the Point Grey branch.
They’re quintessential examples of the new urban yarn shops. Sharp and lavish, but with not without a sense of humour. When we visited the Point Grey store on one of our mini-crawls to drop off Yarn Harvest materials, we were delighted to find a display in homage to the recent Royal Wedding.
Among the usual quality lines, Urban Yarns carries Spud and Chloe, Debbie Bliss, Dream in Colour, Rowan, and Tilli Tomas (don’t’ja just love their beaded and sari silk yarns?)
Parking at both locations can be problematic (they’re well located in busy retail neighbourhoods), but we’ve always been successful in finding a spot within a block or two. Near the Vancouver location, there’s a Tim Horton’s at the end of the block, and we can personally recommend Burgoo Bistro across the street from previous visits to Urban Yarns.