Wet Coast Wools is a new yarn shop down in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver. Glenda, the owner, carries an interesting variety of yarns. She’s got Noro, Debbie Bliss, Sirdar, Lion Brand, and Cascade, but she also has a number of selections from local dyers, including Rain City Knits, Indigo Moon, Drama Llama, and Oceanwind Knits. While I’m familiar with Indigo Moon and had heard of Drama Llama, I’d never seen Rain City Knits or Oceanwind Knits, both of which are gorgeous lines of yarns with beautiful colours. Glenda’s also got Imperial Yarns–yarn from a ranch in Oregon that’s over a hundred years old, and whose policies on production include a focus on sustainability.
Other great things about the store…you can find Jordana Paige bags there. Glenda’s got a pair of socks knit by the one and only Barbara Walker on display. And there’s some really great baby yak yarn that kind of made me wish I could roll around in a pile of it, it was so soft.
The front window of Wet Coast Wools has some fun knit items, including this robot and a slice of cake.
Glenda’s also got some great merchandise with their logo on it. These awesome sewing kits are going to be in the Yarn Harvest goody bags this year.
The shop is bright and airy–when I was there with a couple other guild people, Donna, our guild president, commented that it was great to be in a yarn shop where she didn’t feel like she was bumping her elbows into the shelves.
And here’s some of the fun yarn that they’ve got, from Rain City Knits:
So, Wet Coast Wools! You can find them at: 2923 West 4th Ave. Vancouver, V6K 1R3. Glenda will be offering an in-store raffle and cupcakes on the 22nd in celebration of Yarn Harvest.