Hong Kong Yarn Shop Guide

In the 9 weeks that I spent studying abroad in Hong Kong in 2013, I decided to visit every yarn shop I could. I managed to go to 13 places that sold yarn (not all of them being yarn stores). Here is a comprehensive list of where I visited, organized by territories and MTR Stops. For more details, read about each store in the Hong Kong Yarn Hunt series (parts I,II,III, and IV). I’ve rated each with a selection score (size and quality) and helpfulness (English skills of staff and willingness to help). Enjoy and please tell me if you were able to use my guide to explore the yarn side of Hong Kong!

Must Visits!

Best Quality Selection: Filo Kilo
Best Staff and Atmosphere: Wool Workshop and Paris Cotton Singlets
Best For Browsing: Double Knit Yarn & Co. and Tailor and Alteration Needlework Company
Cheapest: Fa Yuen Street Market Stands
Best For Crochet: Yoko Labs and Wool Workshop

Hong Kong Island

Central/Sheung Wan

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Mui Tong Wools

17 Jervois St.
Selection: 4/5
Helpfulness: 4/5

Causeway Bay

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Tailor and Alteration Needlework Club

Room 1402-03 Kin Tak Fung Commercial Building
467-473 Hennessy Road
Selection: 5/5
Helpfulness: 4/5

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Paris Cotton Singlets

15 Pak Sha Road
Selection: 4/5
Helpfulness: 5/5

Tai Koo

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GB Woollen
Shop 405 City Plaza Two
Selection: 4/5
Helpfulness: 4/5

Kowloon

Tsim Sha Tsui

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Yoko Labs
Room 801 Rise Commercial Building
5-11 Granville Circuit
Selection: 3/5
Helpfulness: 4/5

Yau Ma Tei/Mong Kok/Prince Edward

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Knitting World
3/F Prosper Commercial Building
9 Yin Chong Street
Selection: 5/5
Helpfulness: 5/5

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Random shop that sells belts and yarn
Argyle Centre
65 Argyle Street
Selection: 2/5
Helpfulness: 3/5
*Note: Argyle Centre is well worth checking out for a great selection of cheap and higher end  trendy Korean and Japanese clothes

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Filo Kilo
167 Sai Yee St.
Selection: 5/5
Helpfulness: 5/5

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Double Knit Yarn & Co.
179-181 Fa Yuen Street
Selection: 5/5
Helpfulness: 5/5

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Fa Yuen Street Market Stands
Selection: 3/5
Helpfulness: 3/5

Sham Shui Po

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Elegance Workshop, ABC Knits, and various other small shops
Apple Mall, Dragon Centre
Selection: 4/5, varies shop to shop
Helpfulness: 4/5

New Territories

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Wool Workshop

Fortune Commercial Building
362 Sha Tsui Rd
Selection: 4/5
Helpfulness: 5/5

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PC Knitting Company
Tseun Fung Centre
Selection: 4/5
Helpfulness: 3/5

13 thoughts on “Hong Kong Yarn Shop Guide

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  3. This is fabulous! I also love to visit yarn shops wherever I travel. I am frequently in Hong Kong for business, and have 2 yarn shops that aren’t on your list:
    1) Cheer Wool, 48-62 Hennessey Road, 1F, in Causeway Bay. They are expensive as they carry much imported yarn, but they have a great selection and also good sales.
    2) I visited a disappointing yarn shop in Kowloon – around Mong Kok – that I don’t see on your list. I can’t recall the name for you to put it on the ‘don’t bother going to’ list, but advise readers to be suspect of shops near Mong Kok!

    • Cheer Wool was definitely on my list of shops to visit but I think for some reason I couldn’t find it! They must have changed their address from where I first read about them online. Was the second on Nathan Woollen? I worked in Mong Kok this summer and I spent a couple days wandering around during my lunch breaks and I couldn’t find it.

  4. Filo Kilo was one of my favorites from my last visit. Just FYI, the Tailor and Alteration needlework club moved to the 19th floor of the same building. I just went looking for them today.

  5. Great post… Very informative! Does anyone know whether these places will help in case there is something I don’t know how to do?

    There was a place in Wanchai that had workshops but they shut down.

    Thanks!

    • I think depending on the languages you/they speak, they might be able to help. Wool Workshop was very helpful. They spoke English and offered to help me learn how to crochet Japanese style. I lived too far away though.

  6. Hi Vi,

    I’m very happy to tell you that since you published your very comprehensive list, a brand new yarn company has launch in Hong Kong called KPC – Knit Purl Crochet. We spent over year developing and testing our hand knit yarns before launching in May 2014. We have cashmere, merino, and wool cotton yarns, available in a variety of weights and over 100 colours and are really, really proud of the quality.

    The plan is to open our own stand along shop in HK, but until then the yarns are available from The Crafties in Sheung Wan, and, as of the beginning of October, a wide selection of KPC yarns will be available at all three Inside shops; in Prince’s Building, Central, and Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, and Repulse Bay. We will also offer regular knitting and crochet classes at Inside in the new year.

    Have a look at the full range on our website http://www.kpcyarn.com – free delivery in HK on orders over $400HK, free international delivery on orders over $800HK.

    Thank you!

    Sarah

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