Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Yarn District in Buenos Aires

Before I embarked on my adventure to Argentina I did some research on yarn stores. I found out that Buenos Aires has its own yarn district. This area covers about three city blocks although I only browsed a few in one area because my time was limited that morning I did enjoy just seeing how diffrent our shops in North America are from thiers.

One shop in particular that I wanted to visit was Milana (http://www.milanahilados.com.ar)
This was the first shop we visited. I was very impressed with this shop as it was bright and very well taken care of. When I entered the shop I asked one of the clerks working there is she spoke English and her reply was " Muy Poco" which means very little. I asked and if I could touch the yarns as they were behind a counter with scales on them that they use to weight the yarn....by the way yarn is sold by the kilo down there. The yarns were colorful and soft. Everything from lace weight to roving used to do hand felting or spinning. Although the shop was not very big it was still over whelming but wonderful. What to choose and what to take home with me. Not only was I buying for my self but also from PurlGurl -A as well.
After being in the shop for more than half an hour I made my choices. I choose an Acrylic and Wool blend that was very soft that is made especially for the shop and my other choice was a yarn from Uruguay which is right across The Bay from Buenos Airies. I was happy with my choices and I went on my merry way. I checked out a few more stores one called "nube" another called "Cisne". Nube had a larger selection than Milana but mostly Acrylics and far more expensive. Cisne was more Acrylic as well but nothing spectacular. Except for their window display which was a Swan done in skeins of yarn. I only wish I had had more time and money with me that morning but I am sure my husband is glad I didn't.


  1. Im doing a travel to argentina next month to see yarn stores too!!! recommend me the best for you! so i can go directly to it!

  2. Thank you so much for this blog post. I am living in BsAs right now and looking for some inexpensive acrylic yarn so I can participate in an International Yarn Bombing project. (https://www.facebook.com/TheYarnbombingConsortium) Finding out there's an entire yarn district is a BIG help!