A knitter’s guide to the best places to buy yarn and craft supplies in Scotland
If you’re a knitter heading to Scotland, one of the best-loved countries in Europe, for a getaway – or you’re a local looking for the best knitting shops near you – we’ve got you covered. Alongside your trips to see the breath-taking views Scotland has to offer, from Loch Ness to Arthur’s Seat, don’t forget to get your knitting fix! For good quality yarn and supplies, read on to discover some of the best Scottish wool shops, haberdasheries, and craft stores around.
Fankle Yarns is found down a wheelchair-accessible lane in the seaside town of Prestwick, Ayrshire. A jewel box of colour, this yarn emporium is a hub of the local crafting community where Scottish-made products and sock yarn are specialities. Friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable, the shop is filled with yarns and accessories to delight.
20A The Cross
Visit the website: fankleyarns.co.uk
The Wool Haven
A warm welcoming wee haven with a great range of yarns from acrylics and cottons to pure wools, plus lots of lovely buttons, bags, patterns, needles, hooks and books.
All are welcome to our monthly Knit2gether knitting and crochet classes. We gladly offer help and advice and can deliver locally or post out. Pop in!
21 Langside Place
Glasgow G41 3DL
Visit the website: thewoolhaven.com
Woolies Wool Shop
Recently reopened after a change of name and a refurbishment, Woolies Wool Shop, situated in the centre of Dumfries, offers a wide choice of yarns, buttons, threads and haberdashery. We stock Rowan, Stylecraft, King Cole and Sirdar yarns. Come in for a look!
Woolies Wool Shop
8 Great King Street
Visit the website: wooliesdumfries.co.uk
The Handspinner Having Fun
A quirky shop on the beautiful Isle of Skye, we sell hand spun, hand dyed and commercially produced yarns and fibres. Sourcing locally, when possible, The Handspinner Having Fun aims to inspire your creativity with the finest yarns, fibres, and haberdashery.
The Handspinner Having Fun Ltd
Old Pier Road
Isle of Skye
Visit the website: handspinnerhavingfun.com
The Yarn Cake
Come and visit Glasgow’s award-winning knitting café! Specialising in natural fibres and British brands, we stock a variety of yarn from Drops to West Yorkshire Spinners and a changing selection of indie dyed yarn, notions, needles….and we’re a café, too!
148 Queen Margaret Drive
Visit the website: theyarncake.co.uk
Wool For Ewe
With yarns for every budget and patterns for every style, this multi award-winning LYS is a must for all yarn lovers. Pop in and meet this mother and daughter duo, or give them a call and you are on the way to getting started on your next project.
Wool for Ewe
83-85 Rosemount Place
Visit the website: woolforewe.com
LilyK Yarn shop, based in the heart of Banchory, Royal Deeside, offers a range of colourful European yarns supported by their creative designers, in a unique and welcoming atmosphere. Furthermore, dyed yarn, crochet workshops and online shopping services are all available.
60 High Street
Scott Skinners Square
Visit the website: www.lilyk.co.uk
The Orry Mill
The Orry Mill is a contemporary and vibrant yarn shop, passionate about quality, colour and great design. Our speciality is in natural fibres, and we offer all our customer a bespoke yarn service, with advice and training to develop their craft projects.
We stock: Rowan, WYS, Regia, Bobbiny, Knitpro, Pony & more
The Orry Mill
18a Glasgow Road
Glasgow G76 0HU
Visit the website:theorrymill.co.uk