We stock a medley of luxury yarns including yak, camel, alpaca, buttery soft merino and Bluefaced Leicester wools.  But that's not all!  We searched high and low to bring you budget yarns which are also nice, soft and cheering to knit.  Our beautiful, strokeable budget yarns are headlined on the right.  

You can buy almost all of our yarns online here.

On Ravelry you can see items made from these yarns by clicking the yarn name then its "projects" tab.  

Looking for a present? We have a range of kits and readymade items, many from local or British companies, as well as yarns and tools.

Knitting needles & crochet hooks

  • Knit Pro Symfonie (including all the standard-length-tip interchangeables, DPNs, some fixed circulars and some Tunisian crochet hooks) 
  • Knit Pro Nova (including all the standard-length-tip interchangeables) 
  • Knit Pro Karbonz (some standard-length tip interchangeables and DPNs)
  • Apple 30cm bamboo straights
  • Clover Soft Touch crochet
  • Clover Amour crochet 
  • Knit Pro Basic Birch chunky crochet
Other Knit Pro lines can be ordered in for you.

Desirable yarnie items
  • Knit Pro blocking mats and wires
  • Knit Pro ball winders
  • Sunflower swifts
  • Yarn bowls
  • Shetland knitting belts
  • Natural dye kits and acid dye kits

For felters & spinners

Merino tops, Bluefaced Leicester tops, Shetland tops, Wensleydale tops, Gotland tops, Ashford top-whorl drop spindles, Wingham Wool felting tools and needles, felting foam, merino prefelt and silk gauze. 

Notions, patterns & other

  • Knit Pro, Clover and Pony notions 
  • Eucalan
  • Patterns & books from independent designers and our yarn brands plus over 84,500 digital patterns
  • Hard-to-find pure silk ribbons 
  • Knitting kits, knitting looms and pompom makers for children
  • Wool fat soaps including shaving soap, gardeners gift sets and lanolin salve

Local goods and artworks

Kits


Readymade

  • Handmade baby garments in natural fibres


Gift vouchers

If you are buying for someone else and think they'd like to decide what, we do gift vouchers.


Yarn winding

Skeins bought here can be wound for free.  You are welcome to use our yarn winder and swift for yarns bought elsewhere, there is a charge of 50p per skein. Skeins cannot usually be wound during Friday morning knit group.


And now for the juicy bit...the yarn!  


Sale

All at 25% off the normal price!

Schoppel-wolle Cashmere Queen
Lang Baby Cotton
Ella Rae Cozy Bamboo
Hjertegarn Extrafine Merino 90
Juniper Moon Farm Zooey
plus a basket of orphan balls 

All books and leaflets for yarns we don't stock now just £1!  

 

The best photos above are by Ana Collins07854 534852.

This is a quick highlight of the cheaper wools that we sell - you may be surprised!

  • James C Brett Cotton On - £2.10 for 50g, a soft cotton/acrylic DK.
  • Rico Creative Cotton Aran - £2.15 for 50g of pure cotton, as beloved by Attic 24.
  • Hjertegarn Lima - £2.85 for 50g.  A worsted weight pure wool, great for jumpers or felting projects.  It's equivalent to and cheaper than Cascade 220.
  • Ella Rae Cozy Bamboo - £2.96 for 50g of bamboo/wool DK (on sale)
  • Rico Baby Classic DK - £3.00 for 50g acrylic/nylon.
  • Hjertegarn Merino Cotton - £3.85 for 50g of this DK blend of merino wool with cotton.
  • Rico Fashion Balance DK - £3.99 for 50g cotton/modal.
  • West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran - £4.99 for 100g of wool/nylon.
  • Ella Rae Cozy Soft - £5.95 for 100g of acrylic/wool with a high sheen.
  • James C Brett Marble Chunky - £5.90 for 200g.  This is a variegated chunky acrylic and you won't need many to knit a big project!

Our yarns (read about how we choose them here)

Chester Wool Company

Luxurious undyed yarns such as camel, silk and alpaca. Undyed, they are beautiful in themselves and you can also dye them at home with one of our acid dye kits.

Easyknits

Hand-dyed by Jon In London, we have splashed-with-colour sock yarn which is a stop-you-in-your-tracks looker.  

Ella Rae

High quality, very good value yarns from an Australian brand.

Hjertegarn

This is the top Danish yarn company. They produce the yarn Lima for Sarah Lund's red jumpers in the TV series "The Killing".  All of their lines are great value.

James C Brett

We have several lines of great value, soft yarn from this Yorkshire company. 

We no longer stock Jamieson & Smith but do have fringe shade cards for both them and Jamieson's, which you are welcome to look at in order to order your own yarn direct from them.


Ethically sourced and thoughtfully crafted yarns in the finest fibres.

Lotus Yarns

A luxury yarn producer, their fibres are sourced from animals farmed in Mongolia.  The animals are well-treated.



Superfine merino wool, kettle-dyed, in the most delicious colours. 

Naked Wool

Shetland DK wool in its natural colours from British mainland flocks.

Rico

We stock every single colour of Creative Cotton Aran, made famous by Lucy of Attic 24, and many other lines.

Schoppel-Wolle

Gorgeous gradiant sock yarn and luxury cashmere blend DK!

The Fibre Company

Yarn for the most special of projects.


Indie dyer Lola is based in London and all of her yarns are based on sci-fi and fantasy.

West Yorkshire Spinners

Lots of British undyed and dyed yarns, including my favourite yarn. Bluefaced Leicester, Wensleydale and wool blends in a variety of weights.  

Stuff worth knowing

Variegated yarns

Hand-dyed yarns such as Sparkleduck and Third Vault Yarns are exquisite and no two skeins are exactly alike.  If you are using more than one skein and there is a big difference between skeins, we recommend knitting two rows from one skein and two rows from another to give an overall blended effect.

Blocking your swatch

Many yarns will change after washing.  Making a gauge swatch and measuring it before and after washing means when you start on your pattern you can be confident that you know what will happen when you wash it, and if needs be can adjust your pattern accordingly. 

Combatting colour bleed

Strongly saturated colours can sometimes bleed colour on washing - especially annoying if you're doing colourwork. Here's advice on preventing this with citric acid or vinegar.