Best of British yarn – part 2

I could go on all year about the amazing British hand dyers, spinners and fibre farmers available to us now. It was difficult to narrow this down to just two blog posts! But the follow up post to this blog contains six more of my pick of the crop. I already have a stash of The Wool Kitchen and Eden Cottage Yarns in my possession, ready to cast on. And I’ll certainly be buying from each of these beautiful indie knitters this year.

Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca silk cashmere Shoormal

Old Maiden Aunt
Where: West Kilbride, Scotland
What: Handpainted yarn
Who: Lilith
Favourite: Alpaca Silk Cashmere 4ply in ‘Shoormal’

The Little Grey Sheep Gotland 4ply Its not gonna be me

The Little Grey Sheep
Where: Surrey
What: Hand dyed British yarn
Who: Emma Boyles
Favourite: Gotland 4 ply in ‘It’s not gonna be me’ / Gotland lace in ‘Kingfisher’

Eden Cottage Yarns BFL Sock Misty Woods

Eden Cottage Yarns
Where: West Yorkshire
What: Hand dyed yarns
Who: Victoria Magnus
When: 2011
Favourite: Anything in colourway Misty woods

The Wool Kitchen Nimbus

The Wool Kitchen
Where: London
What: Hand dyed yarns
Who: Helen
When: 2014
Favourite: 4ply Sock in Nimbus

Hedgerow yarns Sunset Boulevard

Hedgerow yarns
Where: North West England
What: Hand dyed  and hand painted yarns
Who: Jane
When: 2014
Favourite: Merion/Nylon Sock in Sunset Boulevard

Viking Yarns 4ply Sleepy Hollow

Viking Yarns
Where: Devon
What: Hand dyed yarns
Who: Helen
When: 2016
Favourite: 4ply sock in Sleepy Hollow







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