Kurkcuhan – Wool heaven

I have a growing addiction to knitting.
Those who have the same type of addiction know how expensive wool can be in the city which is what pushes me to find cheaper alternatives that provide me with the same quality. I found better!
Kurkcuhan which is situated behind the Egyptian Bazaar in Eminonu (once you head out of the bazaar through the back exit ask your way through to Kurkcuhan) is a haven of wool. Turkey being a big producer of cotton and wool sell their productions overseas but still keep outlets in some areas and Kurkcuhan is a safe haven of outlets where you can buy as much knitting material as you need for 2-3 YTL cheaper than in the city.
You’re faced with piles of yarn and a plethora of people that try to squish you while walking over you (this is part of the experience) to get to the prettiest and cheapest yarn. Everyone there is on a mission so beware! I ended up with a huge 4KG bag of yarn and a smile on my face at the end of my journey to the land of wool.

1 Comment so far

  1. Louise (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

    I have just moved to Istanbul – and as a knitter I really appreciated your tips on where to find yarns. tesekk├╝rler – yet more places to explore :-)

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