Buenos Aires, Argentina YARN DISTRICT

We went on our honeymoon for two weeks in Argentina in June. Amidst the wedding planning and honeymoon, I managed to miss the part about there being an entire yarn district in BA! Who knew? I happened to come across a few blogs about said yarn district in the airport to Argentina! Thinking I was a city savvy person, I thought it would be easy enough to find from the closest subway station. Being the directionally challenged person that I actually am, we had bit of trouble finding the shops. But once we got there, we found a few blocks full of yarn shops! It was AWESOME!

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I bought lots of yarn and a few other things, as well! There wasn’t a lot of natural fiber yarn as you might expect. There were a ton of acrylic yarns, lots of yarn bombed trees, and interesting displays! The way that you buy yarn here is a bit different than in the U.S. Generally it seems that the process goes like this: you consult with a sales person about what you are looking for and they bring you the yarn to look at and make a decision. In most stores, the yarn was behind a counter -unable to be touched! In 1-2 stores the yarn was more touch-accessible!
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One shop sold woven products, I bought two beautiful scarves!
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On our last full day of our honeymoon, we took an impromptu ferryboat to Uruguay. And I thought, hmmm I wonder…. Manos del Uruguay? There was a shop in the small town we went to! To my surprise; however, the shop sold knitted, woven, crocheted items (but mostly woven) and a few other items. They did not sell yarn, but rather products made by local women using their yarn. I bought a small shawl!

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Have you ever been the the Buenos Aires yarn district? How about other yarn shops abroad? Please let me know if you would like to see photos of what I bought!

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