A round up of the best online yarn shops for your knitting fix
Is there anything better than receiving a plump parcel through the post, ripping it open, and sinking your fingers into brand new, squishy yarn? We don’t think so! Ordering yarn online is like sending a little gift from you to you – without ever having to leave the comfort of your craft corner! To inspire you for your next knitty delivery, we’ve rounded up a selection of fabulous online independent yarn shops for you to browse to your heart’s content… New yarn here we come!
At KnitUK.com you’ll be spoilt for choice… what will you craft first?! The KnitUK website offers a variety of fantastic yarns, needles, hooks, kits, patterns, books, accessories for knitting and sewing, plus exclusive knitting looms which are perfect for all ages and skill levels. All products will be sent to you beautifully packaged for a real treat through the door! Visit the website here.
Little Wool Shop
Located in Cwmbran, South Wales, littlewoolshop.com is a family-run online yarn store. On Little Wool Shop’s website you can find a wide range of well-known yarn brands at very competitive prices. The team are also super helpful and always willing to lend a hand if you have any questions. Visit the website here.
Small is often best! The lovely people over at Tangled Yarn love to showcase the best yarns for knitting and crochet from small independent suppliers and women-led businesses. Tangled Yarn’s online shop makes shopping online easy; you can browse the complete range or book an appointment to visit the studio for a one-to-one shopping experience. Visit the website here.
Ewe Wool Shop
Ewe Wool Shop is based in the beautiful, historic, East Midlands town of Stamford, just off the A1. The shop stocks an extensive range of yarns in-store and on the website to suit all tastes and budgets at discount prices. Ewe Wool Shop also offers crochet and knitting workshops along with exclusive kits and patterns. Visit the website here.
Stitches and Cream
Stitches and Cream stocks beautiful, natural-fibre yarns, products and woolly gifts, mostly from the UK and local independent suppliers and creatives. Catering to the discerning maker, Stitches and Cream is situated in Falmouth Cornwall and has a strong ethos of eco-friendly sourcing and high-quality products, coupled together with excellent customer service and advice. Visit the website here.
Now in its tenth year of trading, Yarn Pile is a trusted online retailer that offers a fantastic selection of yarns including the popular British-based brands, King Cole, Stylecraft , James C. Brett and Woolcraft, plus international brands such as Opal and Schoeller and Stahl. Alongside accessories from KnitPro, we are also proud to now be stocking the hugely popular Dress It Up Buttons in a variety of fun characters and seasonal designs. Visit the website here.
Wool Mania is crazy about yarn! As well as stocking Scheepjes, Opal, Lopi, King Cole, West Yorkshire Spinners, and Stylecraft, Wool Mania also carries needles and hooks from Addi, Knitpro, and Chiaogoo, plus the brand offers free shipping on all orders over £20. And don’t forget to head over to Wool Mania’s blog for free patterns! Visit the website here.
A Bit Woolly
A Bit Woolly has been a UK-based, family-run business since 2008 and is an online retailer of quality, luxury yarns and accessories from Rowan, WYS, James C. Brett, Opal, KnitPro, Artviva and more. A Bit Woolly is proud to now also be stocking yarns from the iconic Wendy brand and accessories from HiyaHiya. If you love to knit and love to laugh, then the Psychotic Knits pattern booklet is a must-buy! Visit the website here.
The Dropped Stitch
The Dropped Stitch’s recently launched new website offers a variety of yarns and patterns from James C. Brett, Wendy and Peter Pan. Our hugely popular personalised craft bags and knitting and crochet bundles make great gifts for special occasions. Spend £10 or more on the website (excluding delivery) and you’ll be entered into The Dropped Stitch’s free monthly draw to win a gift voucher! Visit the site here.
Unique Knit and Sew
Unique Knit and Sew is an established family-run business located in sunny Bognor Regis, on the south coast. The online shop offers a great range of yarns, patterns, haberdashery and sewing materials, and orders can be shipped to all parts of the UK. Sign up to Unique Knit and Sew’s newsletter to receive 15% off your next order! Visit the website here.