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Old 03-18-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
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Canadians, where do you buy your yarn online?
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I was just wondering if anyone knew of good places for Canadians to buy yarn that's relatively cheap, and that shipping doesn't cost a ton.. It seems like most places I've looked either don't ship to Canada, or it just seems so expensive to ship here... So, where do fellow Canadians buy their yarn online? Or do most just not?
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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I'm a whole country from Canada, but I do know that they can buy yarn at Knit Picks.
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:29 PM   #3
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:01 AM   #4
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I'm also in the US, but I know that Elann and Webs ship to Canada as well.

BTW..I went to the Canadian version of google to search for this info.
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:59 AM   #5
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KnitPicks does ship to Canada, but it's over $8 for shipping, plus they charge 10% extra to your amount for "duty". It can add up. I ordered from them before, but I got well over $100 in yarn, so paying the shipping wasn't too bad. I've ordered from them two other times, but had the yarn sent to friends in the States before going to visit them.

Webs ships to Canada, but I'm not sure how they charge the duty. Googling for Canadian yarn shops is the best bet, or just sucking up the difference in cost, if you want really nice, fancy stuff.

Beehive Woolshop in Victoria will ship to you, and they have an excellent selection. I'm not sure about their shipping costs though.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:23 AM   #6
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Elann (which Jan already linked to) is Canadian. And there's Ram Wools, which is based in Canada as well.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:42 AM   #7
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canadian Yarn
hi there fellow canuck!!!
here is the lis where I buy my yarn they are Candian
http://www.chantalscraftycorner.com
www.elann.com (click on page at bottom to go to Cnadian site)
and 2 reallygod places on ebay one is Canadian the other American and they both are reasonable for shipping.....

http://stores.ebay.com/Yarnela-Yarns-Patterns
http://stores.ebay.com/Juliepoolies/Home.html
hope this at least gets you started
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:59 AM   #8
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another one
i almost forot this one...you can order online or they have a free mail order catalogue, lots of knitting supplies as well as every other craft you can think ofhttp://www.herrschners.ca/Default.aspx
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:38 AM   #9
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I couldn't agree more with babydill. If you want to order from the US, take out your calculator! Shipping is generally higher, duties will be added, not to mention the exchange rate. It can be worth it if you are buying things really not available elsewhere or if you are buying a lot. Otherwise, it's not.

I know also two stores in Ottawa: http://yarnforward.com and http://www.wool-tyme.com
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Hi, I have this same problem I don't have a LYS so I do most of my shopping online. This place will give free shipping over $35 They don't sell the cheaper end of the yarn though

http://make1yarns.com/blog/

This place will ship for free after $150. I have actually been in this store once and the owners are the nicest people.

http://www.kelyarn.com/index.html

I also have ordered from Knitpicks sometimes it is cheaper even with the shipping and duty then ordering from another yarn store.
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