At Whitknits we like to specialise in Natural Fibre yarns, such as Merino Wool, Cotton, Bamboo, Alpaca, and Cashmere mix, but we do have a good value Acrylic yarn which is great for knitting and crochet beginners. We have recently taken delivery of DY Basics DK in 26 shades! At £1.80 for 100g it is great for blankets, toys and many other knitting and crochet projects.
We choose our range very carefully, hoping to satisfy most end uses, and offering good value as well as some luxury yarns. There are always new yarns in stock, as well as some classic best sellers such as Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, which is very popular for Baby knitting. Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK is also a great Merino blend, in a lovely range of colours.
We display the yarns by yarn weight, so our customers can see the alternatives for the pattern they choose. We often use www.ravelry.com which is a very good source of inspiration and information resource! Our suppliers are listed on our home page but sometimes we bring in new ones and because of limited space we cannot hold all the ranges in stock. We are happy to take Special Orders (a deposit is usually required). There are some restrictions on quantities we can order, for example most of our yarns are sold to us in packs of 10 balls of one colour, but it is not always necessary to order 10. Please call in or ask for more details.
Sirdar yarns are popular because of their quality and fashionability. They create new fashion yarns and colours every season, and produce extensive ranges of yarns for baby, called Snuggly Baby (the market leader) and classic knitting yarns in a range of yarn weights from 2 Ply to super chunky.
Sublime is the luxury brand of Sirdar, where all yarn lovers can find something to drool over! The yarns range from fashionable summer cottons to beautifully soft baby merino blend with cashmere.
Rowan have been producing top quality, luxury knitting yarn for over twenty five years, the range is regularly updated with exciting new yarns. Their designers are some of the most creative and talented, and recognised throughout the industry. They have a great website for inspiration and their knitting pattern books are beautifully presented.
Debbie Bliss is a very well known designer, whose name has become synonymous with good quality and luxury yarns, which are great for babies and adults alike. In fact even dogs, her book called Woolly Woofers has some funky doggy coats for your faithful friend! The yarns that carry her name are always popular and there is a magazine with a great selection of patterns twice a year as well as books of knitting patterns for the modern Mum, and her baby.
Bergere de France is situated in the Lorraine region of France, the mill is one of the largest and most advanced of its kind in Europe. The Bergere de France range includes knitting yarns of many different blends, ranging in size from super chunky to the finest of cottons. Their patterns books are very innovative, and their colours and yarns are exciting and extensive. They are able to combine style with value, and the cost of a beautiful sweater or cardigan will surprise you! Our new range features summer cottons and blends such as Paradou, Estivale and the popular Coton Fifty.
West Yorkshire Spinners Situated in the original home of the British Worsted Spinning Industry, West Yorkshire Spinners combines state of the art technology with generations of expertise and unrivalled know-how to produce British hand knitting yarns and knitted garments of exceptional quality. They are extremely proud of their British Heritage, they are one of the few remaining worsted spinning companies left in the United Kingdom. ‘We firmly believe that knowing where our raw material comes from guarantees that the quality of the finished product is consistently high.’ As well as a selection of their yarns WYS also produce a range of ready made walking socks, in all the colours of their extensive sock yarn collection. We also keep stock of their Aire Valley Aran, and the Aire Valley Aran Fusions (interesting multi-colour effects).
Adriafil Yarns' fabulous collection from Italy, shows off luscious textures and a stunning range of modern colour! Mirage is a wool mix DK, in many colours, there are interesting stripe effects and super chunky softies, this is yarn for both the fashion conscious and classic knitter. Some of the yarns we have in stock include: EtaBeta a 50% wool blend thick and thin yarn in delicious colour combinations, Chicca with Kid Mohair, a fur effect yarn, Mistero Stripes and Stitches 53% wool, in an interesting stripe combination, Selfie is a wool and alpaca chunky boucle, Sir Biss also a wool rich, thick and thin aran weight, and Unico the most vibrant shades for the perfect warm hat (which you’ll need in Whitstable!!!).
Juniper Moon Farm yarns come all the way from central Virginia, where the sheep and angora goats roam freely, these can be combined with alpaca from Peru as well as other luxury fibres. Last Autumn/ Winter we have had success with a Baby Alpaca chunky called Herriot Great, and stunning aran called Moonshine Trios, sold in skeins, you’ll need a friend to hold it while you wind it! We are able to wind them for you if you prefer!!!