We are open. Yarn 40% to 50% off

Hello friends, we are still open at the store.  Given that it is such a small store with a big open space in the middle, it is relatively easy to maintain a safe distance of 2m apart. Customers are welcome to wait outside for anyone to leave if they are more comfortable. We also have hand sanitizers and wipes to disinfect between customers. As of now I have been open 7 days but I will reassess on Saturday March 28th and post new hours on Google Maps.

The photo is what’s left of my manufactured yarn inventory with a little bit of overstock I think, in the draws. Interestingly, still lots of grey and black in Ultra Alpaca, two greys in Ultra Alpaca Chunky, and charcoal, grey and  black left in Peruvia Quick, all beautiful natural yarns from Berroco. All are at least 40% off. I will now be selecting yarns with lower inventory to be at 50% off. Baskets and needles are also 40% off.
Fleece Artist Handmaiden is now drop shipping any yarns to customers through their stores. Please email me to inquire. shoshanaknits@gmail.com

Open 7 days a week, and over 70’s have 50% OFF regular yarns

wanderlustHello Friends,

I am still open, and will be until I am not allowed to be. Only 5 people maximum fit in the store, so it is under any threshold of concern.

The Little Big Yarn Shop will be open 7 days a week at least until the end of March. Mon-Thursday 12-5:30 pm, Fri 12-5 pm, Saturday 12-5:30 pm and Sunday 12-4 pm. Hours may be extended as needed. Please check back.

Also effective as if today anyone over 70, (or living with someone over 70) will have 50% OFF all manufactured yarns, baskets and needles as of today. All other customers now enjoy 40% OFF all manufactured yarns, baskets, needles and notions.

We will also be extending the 20% off Fleece Artist and Handmaiden Yarns.

As a precaution, we have hand sanitizer as well as disinfectant wipes and use them between customers on the checkout system. The bathroom is now closed to the public. There are never more than about 5 people in the store but if anyone wants to wait outside until the store is clear of other people that can also be accommodated.



Open this weekend Fri to Sunday Handmaiden 20% off this weekend only!

Hello Friends, please ignore my last post.

I will now be open Friday and Saturday this week. And as a special bonus open Sunday!

Not only that, but Fleece Artist Handmaiden yarns will now be offered at a 20% discount all weekend, as well as all the other clearance prices. Don’t forget all needles and notions and baskets are also 30% off.


I found the missing Vintage Dk

So to my customer last night, just after 5 pm wednesday March 4th, whose name I can’t remember and didn’t record, I found the missing Vintage Dk. Please contact me today so I can put some aside for you. Sorry I’m an idiot sometimes. Seriosuly, there’s only so many places it could have been and I forgot to look in one.

Also now on 40% discount, remaining

Ultra Alpaca Fine sock yarn, 2 greens orange blue and red remaining

Berroco pure wool worsted, only grey and black left,

Drops Polaris, super bulky wool, 2 greys and cream left


Almost All Yarns Needles, and Baskets now 30% off

Store Closing Sale continues:

All regular yarns needles and baskets now 30% off (Fleece Artist Handmaiden excluded) until March 12th

Further discounts of 40-60% off select yarns.

I will be closed early Thursday March 12th at 4:30 pm and closed entirely Saturday March 14th for Fibres West.




Yarn Moving Fast

Wow, what a week last week. I was able to catch my breath yesterday and put out yarn and I emptied 12 buckets. That is astounding. I figue I have about 40 buckets of yarn left, so I may not be open until the end of April. We will see.

New at 50% off Berroco Fuji regular 9.95, now $4.97, a gorgeous silk blend summer worsted weight. I still have a good quamitity in 3 colurs and a fourth colour.

I have also just put out, a lace blocker at 50% off, two yarn holders and a yarn spool, all 50% off.

I still have quamities in Berroco, Peruvia Quick, Ultra Alpaca, and Ultra Alpaca Chunky. Beautiful soft wool, and wool alpaca blends.



New at 40% off and Store Sample Sale

Well folks I am always bringing out new things for the big clearance closing sale.

Katmandu Chunky believe it or not, 50% off (red only) reg $20

Berroco Macro, now 40% off, reg $24. 95

Noro Silk Garden and Yuzen now 40% off, reg $14.95

Sandnesgarn Strompgarn, alpacca dk sock now 40% off, reg $6.95

Store and Rowan Sample Sweater and Shawls are also now on sale for mostly $25, but things like hats will be $5. SOme of these pieces have about $200 worth of yarn in them. Get them while you can.


Store Closing Further Discounts

We are now at 20% discount on all regular priced yarns (Excluding Fleece Artist and Handmaiden)

As you know from my last email the store will be closing probably at the end of April, so don’t miss out. Come and get what you need for your projects. There are still several selection of sweater quantities of yarn but that won’t be the case for much longer.

Further discounts on some yarns 30% to 60% off.

Select hand-dyed yarns, 40%-50% off
Rowan Kidsilk Haze 50% off,
Rowan Fine Lace 50% off,
Zealana Air and Air handpaints 50% off
Rowan SoftYak Dk 50% off
Berroco Corsica 50% off
Berroco Fiora 50% off
Berroco Mykonos 60% off
Rowan Fur 60% off


50% off Zealana Air regular $24, now 12$, super luxurious blend of cashmere, silk and brushtail possum down.


50% off Berroco Corsica, regular $13.95, now $6.98

Plush Cotton Cashmere blend, perfect for summer evenings, or those with wool allergies.


Store Moving Announcement

After almost seven years in the store at 1683 East 13th, I have decided to move the business to Squamish. Many of you know, I moved out of the city three years ago in April. So, with that in mind, I hope you understand my desire to simplify my life and sell yarn from there. Location tbd.

I will miss you all very much, but I will still be able to see you at yarn shows, such as Fibres West, Knit City, Olds Fibre Week, and the Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Festival. I also hope to get to Campbell River and Victoria for shows there, though perhaps not every year.

I will also be working on my online store in future, focusing only on Fleece Artist Handmaiden Yarns. Shows, online sales, and in store sales, really are three different businesses.

My yarn business has always been successful because I am innovative and flexible and this is another chapter in that story. I went from the front window of my friend Stephanie’s store http://www.devilmaywear.ca/ Devil May Wear, to a kiosk, to a live work space in Gastown, to owning my own little bricks and mortar retail space in Vancouver, with yarn show sales. At the same time I bought and built another business with my husband Adam, The Little Big Workshop, https://thelittlebigworkshop.com/ making props for film and television with my yarn sale proceeds, which has exceeded all of our expectations, and is still growing.

Since my store is now for lease, If you know of anyone who would like to inquire about it, please give them my email. shoshanaknits@gmail.com
I hope to remain open until the end of April, but that may change if someone wants the store sooner.

Following is the graduated clearance pricing scheme going forward. Yes the discounts will increase but the availability of yarn and colours will decrease. As of tomorrow, there will be no returns of yarn. All sales final. The discount scheme will not be moved up, unless a specific yarn quality runs low.

Thank-You for understanding.

Clearance Pricing Scheme:

All regular priced yarns (excluding Fleece Artist Handmaiden) and needles and Big Blue Moma baskets/bracelets

Feb 4th until Feb 15th   10% off
Feb 16th until Feb 29th  20% off
March 3rd until March 13th 30% off (Closed March 15th for Fibres West)
March 18th until March 29th  40% off
April, if still open 50% of regular priced yarns.

Yarns will also be further discounted as numbers dwindle. Some odds and ends may go to 60% off. I will update which yarns are dropping in price on the website.

Moma Baskets and Bracelets 25%

As a special pre-Christmas treat Big Blue Moma Fair Trade Ghanian Baskets and Canadian made leather measuring bracelets, now 25% off. Give the knitter in your life a special treat, of a beautiful basket or trendy bracelet.

Bracelet regular 30$, now $21, gold, silver, bronze, mauve, pink and green


Baskets regular $75, now $52.50

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