Buenos Aires Yarn District: Goodbye, Argentina!

Last week I packed up my camera and tripod and headed to Buenos Aires, my last stop before returning Stateside. What a fun three days!

Bins Full of Malabrigo Yarn in Buenos Aires
A sight for sore eyes!

The weather was fresh and sunny, and I behaved like a proper bad tourist - I eschewed the traditional sights in exchange for a stroll and great conversation with a dear friend through the city's yarn district and antique fair.

If you do go to the Buenos Aires yarn district, Milana hilados has Malabrigo and Manos yarns for half the price that they are in the US - that's right, Malabrigo Rasta for $10 a skein! Drool.

Wall of yarn in Buenos Aires

With a lot of yarn to show off, some stores came up with creative ways to display it.

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One yarn store, Moussa, caught my attention for being completely staffed by men- what a great idea!

Male retail workers at Moussa Yarns in Buenos Aires

 

 

 

It's definitely not something you see every day...

We also went to an antique fair in a beautiful old part of Buenos Aires, where I fell in love with everything tiny and delicate.

Street musician - accordion player in Buenos Aires

Bronze antique figurine, Buenos AiresThe neighborhood is called San Telmo, and a hundred years ago was a very rich neighborhood with famous families living in gorgeous homes.

Antique german clock with a round face

 

 

 

The fair was jam-packed, with tourists, girls selling empanadas, musicians, couples dancing the tango on just-big-enough squares of linoleum.

Everything was set to the tune of a street accordion.

 

I also grabbed this short video of a street accordion player amid the general hubbub.

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Accordion Player in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.

Okay, that's it for traveling posts...

I'm in Bozeman, Montana for the month of October, working on Intermediate Scarves and Stitches, All About Yarn, and Brioche Stitch 101.

I'll also be teaching classes at Stix Yarn, so if you're in the area, call them at (406) 556-5786 and sign up.

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8 thoughts on “Buenos Aires Yarn District: Goodbye, Argentina!”

  1. I’m glad to know you’ll be closer and that we’ll get to see you soon, but I will certainly miss living vicariously through your international travels! Thanks for all the wonderful posts. Safe journey.

    1. That’s so cool that you like my international posts! I feel so lucky to have friends and students who care about where I go and like the little stories I tell. Hugs!!

  2. Loved your international posts & pictures. WhooHoo! So glad you will be in Bozeman & at Stix teaching. I hope I can make it to a class!!

  3. We’re in Buenos Aires for 6 months; I’ll have to find this part of town! Did you go to the Recoleta market? It’s great fun to see what the craftspeople have made, especially the knitters and jewelry makers!

    1. Ooh, yes, do! Grab some Malabrigo for half price! :) I didn’t go to the Recoleta market, I was only in town for like two days. :(

      I’ll be back though! I totally fell in love. Have a great time in Argentina! I have a wonderful knitting friend in B.A., also a KNITFreedom student, who is a Spanish-English translator and just absolutely special. Let me know if you want me to hook you two up! :)

  4. I’ve been in Buenos Aires for just a few week and when I found out about the yarn district I went to google to see what I could find out. There I ran into your blog. I now feel that I have been twice blessed! Loving your blog and a Yarn Heaven right here! Last weekend I went to the yarn district and you were right! Milana is my favorite so far. I need to go back and check out the rest. I also liked the tiny Arte Natural shop with all it’s shawl pins and interesting fibers. For those who are here. Take bus #15 to Scalabrini Ortiz and Cordoba. That’s in Palermo District. Be warned the shops close at about 1pm on Saturdays!

  5. I am in Buenos Aires after a 5 month tour with a camper from Canada to Argentina.
    Before I fly back to Vancouver I will visit the wool shops and purchase gifts for my friends in the knitting club, will let you know my impressions.
    Saludos
    Greti

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