Store Profile: Homecraft Importers
2348 W 4th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6K 1P1
An institution in the Vancouver knitting scene, Homecraft has been in business since 1952. Serving the traditional knitting community, Homecraft has nonetheless kept up with the times in its selection of yarn lines — Berroco, Patons, Phildar and Needful Yarns.
On a recent blitz tour of 6 or 8 Yarn Harvest shops, it was the only one where I actually purchased yarn (FWIW, I bought two balls of Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic Superwash in a dark black-green colourway). I was particularly pleased with their extensive selection of Aero needles — my personal favourites.
Homecraft also carries stitching supplies — cross-stitch, needlepoint, and embroidery. I’m told their back room is a wonder to behold, although I have to admit I was concentrating on the knitting yarns and notions out front and totally missed it.
The store itself has rather subtle signage and can be easy to miss when you’re driving. Trust in the address — find a parking spot and stop in.
I had lunch a couple of doors down at Terra Breads and was very happy with my artisan bread turkey sandwich. (And I’m fussy about my bread.)