Skärmavbild 2015-09-04The yarn in Turkey is so much cheaper than in Europe - and especially Sweden. Lot's of the skeins are only a third of what you'll have to pay where I live. Turkey has a large national production of yarn.

The yarn bazaar in Istanbul is called Tarihi Kürkçü Han. It's located in a small narrow street. Stop at the train station Çemberlitaş and follow the map to Mahmutpaşa Yokuşu.

Our first attempt to visit the shops was in a Sunday, when most of the shops in the street were closed, so also this yarn bazaar. We could only look at a closed door.

tarihi kurkcu han garnaffär istanbul turkietTry number two was far more successful and you could say that I in seconds entered the yarn heaven. There were plenty of small yarn shops from floor to ceiling. The clerk made some funny noices when I wanted to buy enough yarn for a knee-long thick cardigan. Obviously they knit or crochet smaller projects in Turkey and don't fill up a whole suitcase with just yarn.