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The Woolly Thistle

Your trusted source for a thoughtfully curated collection of quality knitting products and woolly wool yarns from small producers and mills around the world.

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Vanilla Sweater Starter Set

If you're new to sweater knitting and would like some extra support, we recommend the Vanilla Sweater Starter Set which includes everything you need to knit your first sweater. You will love our 'Knit the Vanilla Sweater Course,' a series of video tutorials to guide you on this exciting journey. The Set also includes all the yarn, pattern, needles and more. Even experienced knitters love the Starter Set because of its great value. Unlock savings of 15% when you purchase the Vanilla Sweater Starter Set over buying each item separately. It's a great deal, and a great knit!

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Kind Words From Customers

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I love the selection of yarns from other countries!

Donna
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THANK YOU for always taking the extra step to protect the items being shipped to me...especially books. They are wrapped and boxed and have always came to me in perfect condition. That is just another reason that you are my favorite yarn shop and I will always support you.

Renee
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I love the quality of wool that you provide!

Laura
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Love the selection of books too! Now I am hooked on all of the woolly goodness!

Diane
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You're the absolute best at getting across what many of these small fiber mills and families do

Barb
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Your website was so easy to navigate, the images loaded quickly, and the photography of the images are perfect! That's what truly captured me, I felt as if I was in your yarn shop seeing and touching the yarn in person. I’m excited to getting this box of love from you! 

Cindy
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Once again the folks at The Woolly Thistle have exceeded expectations with the outstanding selection they put together in the Sock Bag for 2022.

Debra
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I love the stories about the yarn producers. I may never get to some of these places but I sure can use their yarn and dream

Eileen
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The Woolly Thistle is really my favorite online store

Lynn

Stories from Our Yarn Producers

Here at The Woolly Thistle we encourage woolly wanderlust and share information about where the wool was grown and milled. We specialize in finding yarn made at the source whether that be on wild Scottish islands, or in the bucolic Devon countryside. We are passionate about yarns with a story!

WoolDreamers

Ramón and his team at WoolDreamers has reclaimed the use of Spanish Wool. We are delighted to support this worthy cause by bringing you the beautiful and natural yarns made from Spanish Manchego and Merino sheep.

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Studio Donegal

Studio Donegal began its life as an idealistic project to preserve the tradition of hand weaving. Tristan and Anne are now the second generation, running the family business bringing us 100% Irish-made wool products.

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Ullcentrum Öland

Ullcentrum collects Swedish wool from big and small farms on Öland and in the south of Sweden transforming it into beautiful yarns while taking care to protect this natural material and an ecological way of life.

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Shop Quality Knitting Yarn from Small Yarn Producers Around the World

The Woolly Thistle imports unique and hard to find knitting yarn from small crofters from around the world. We take care of the hard part so you don't have to. Your next knitting project deserves the finest yarns and knitting books from the UK, Scandinavia, and Europe! Shop your favorite yarn brands like Jamieson & Smith, Uradale, Rauma, and more!

Explore our hand-curated knitting kits that include everything you need to complete your project, see our instructional knitting video courses, and browse our bestselling yarn for your next knitting project.

We're a small women-owned business contributing to our local New Hampshire economy and other small business owners. We choose our vendors, partners, and service providers with care. When you shop at the Woolly Thistle you can shop with confidence knowing that your dollar is supporting families all across the world.