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Zoe asked in Games & RecreationHobbies & Crafts · 1 decade ago

Where to buy yarn?

I love to knit but I find the stuff at Michaels craft store to be expensive, at 7-10$ per skein. Is there some place online I can get it cheaper? Even if it's a mixed lot, or in bulk...


I'm from Canada :)

Update 2:

I'm not really looking for anything in particular... I'm into the fru-fru stuff (ribbons and sparkles and fluffies), but I have no preference when it comes to material, colour, or weight.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Smileys has some pretty good prices. Also, Herrschners.com has weekly sales that offer some pretty good bargains--but you have to be quick. The new items come out Wed afternoons and the good stuff is often gone by Thurs morning. Right now, they have some of their worsted weight holiday yarn (with sparkle wrap) for $1.88 per skein. The dark blue looks really nice.

    You might also try this: the Joanns near me takes competitor coupons as well as their own. I go down there on Monday with Michaels and Hobby Lobby coupons from the Sunday paper as well as Joanns internet and flier coupons. That way I can buy 3-5 skeins at a time for 40% off. If my husband comes with me, I can have him do the same thing and get all the yarn I need for a project nearly half off. Even if I have to do it on two different days, it is worth it for the savings.

  • marcom
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Where to buy yarn? The best place to buy cheap Knitting Yarn online is at Amazon.com who stock a massive collection from leading brands. They have a huge collection of Yarn in their Arts, Crafts and Sewing store.


    Just like material,- cotton, wool, knits, blends, silk, taffeta, linen, - yarn comes in a variety of different styles and types. Some yarns are great for certain projects, other yarns will be disastrous.

    You will find a massive range of Yarn including Acrylic Yarn, Alpaca Yarn, Angora Yarn, Bamboo Yarn, Cashmere Yarn, Cotton Yarn, Hemp Yarn, Linen Yarn, Merino Yarn, Mohair Yarn, Nylon Yarn, Polyester Yarn, Silk Yarn, Soy and Wool Yarn,


    There are many different fibers that can form a knitting yarn. Cotton is the most popular natural fibre and wool is the most common animal fibre. However, other types of animal fibers are used too, like angora, cashmere and the latest trend in knitting yarns - the alpaca knitting yarn.

    No matter what you're knitting, there is a yarn for you!

    Source(s): Buy Knitting Yarn Online http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Yarn/b?ie=UTF8&node... .
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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not sure what state your in but where I'm from some great places to go are 1. Micheals 2. JoAnn Fabrics 3. Crafts 2000 (it's a warehouse of craft supplies that have discounts all the time). These are all in Michigan!

  • 1 decade ago

    Often I find that JoAnn's Fabrics runs specials on yarns, hand dyed almost always cost more, but if your looking for Coats n Clark, the average is about $4.00 per skein. You can also order many brands from their website if there isn't a store near you.


    Happy Knitting!

  • 1 decade ago

    Sigh, how do I tell you this, but that's what most average yarns run in price. But, go to Smileys.com, Elann.com, www.yarn.com (Webs) all of which ship to Canada. Paton's has a Canadian base, too, and an outlet store that's on-line, too.

    Source(s): I have been knitting for 53 years.
  • Kimmy
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    it depends on what type of yarn you are looking for. Give us something to research for you

  • 1 decade ago

    Try the craft section of any Walmart. They (at least int he US) carry a brand called Red Heart that is pretty in-expensive.

    Good Luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    i get most of my stuff at hobby lobby, they have every kind of yarn that you can think of.

    my altime favorite craft stuff and its cheap!

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