For $10, today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of products or services at Urban Yarns, with locations in Point Grey and Edgemont.
Urban Yarns is a mega house of luxurious yarns, patterns, tools, and more. Peruse the online shop of products and pick out the ideal shade of silky merino wool ($14.95) for crafting a hat, body suit, socks, or iPod case. For those who need a little guidance, kits (most ranging from $15.95 to $274.95) and a variety of patterns (usually $4.95 to $7.95) are available, giving you that extra nudge on your way to needle and knit mastery. A friendly staff will happily help you pick out the best yarn type for your project and explain the nuances of each spun thread.
Urban Yarns also offers classes on a variety of different topics. Use your Groupon toward a beginner crochet class ($95), a glove class ($75), or a beginner knitting course ($95). The courses, which typically meet once a week for four weeks, give you a chance to connect with fellow knitters.
In-store purchases only.
- Know your Alchemy from your Blue Sky Alpacas and your Gedifra from your Koigu? Urban Yarnites do and can explain the hundreds of luxury yarns the store carries (and supplies to its vendors), as well as the accessories that work best. – Lucy Hyslop, Sun
- …the city’s most luxurious yarns made from cashmere, silk, and merino. – Rebecca Philps, Vancouver Magazine