New knitters and crocheters coming to the Knit Cafe and yarn loving visitors to Copenhagen often wonder where the good wool shops are, and/or which are the best places to find cheap yarn to get started. Copenhagen is fabulous for yarn shops and I realised the other day that while I may not know ALL the places here to buy yarn, I’ve visited a fair few of them in my regular searches and window shopping sessions for supplies. So, here’s a list off the top of my head, which I’ll try my best to keep updated!
Sommerfuglen has a huge range of luxurious yarn brands including Madelinetosh, Hedgehog Fibres, Rowan, Noro, Isager, Hjelholts Uldspinderi, Fleece Artist, Handmaiden and …. the list goes on. Also a wonderful place for some colourful window shopping and inspiration.
Uldstedet close to Nørreport was started by knitwear designer Sus Gebhard in 1983 and yarn lovers can find Uldstedet’s very own Gepard yarn brand as well as Opal, Laine du Nord, Isager and Rowan yarns and Sussannes hardwood knitting needles.
Panduro Hobby is a huge fun general hobby store with a limited selection of colourful yarns and felting stuff on the top floor. They also sell children’s knitting needles.
Stof 2000 is mainly a sewing and supplies chain store. The main store at Nørreport stocks some basic yarns and needles.
Søstrene Grene and Tiger are two cheap and cheerful chains, both with huge stores on main street Strøget. Both are the cheapest places in town for needles and crochet hooks and have limited ranges of very cheap yarn (SG for plain cotton and Tiger for wacky acrylics)
Rasmilla is a tiny and cosy shop on Hallandsgade. Own brand yarns as well as a good selection of Istex and others. Much loved by local knitters!
Håndarbejdes Centret can be found in Amager Shopping Center. They sell a range of cheaper yarns, often have great deals and have a good range of Regia sock yarns.
Byens Sycenter on Amagerbrogade is my go-to place for basic wool yarns. They mainly sell Drops in a range of fibres and colours. They also sell Knit Pro needles. Lots of sewing machines too!
Bilka the huge supermarket in Fields shopping center has a good selection of cheap yarns, needles and accessories.
Nicoline Garn is a small and very friendly yarn shop on Nørrebro selling Drops and a few other ranges. The display is intuitive and well coordinated too.
Therese Garn is a small yarn shop selling Hjertegarn, Mayflower and Onion among others, and is much loved by local knitters!
Hope you find what you’re looking for! Or you can join one of our local Wooly Wanderings meetups if you’d prefer some company.