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Quality Yarns from Small Yarn Producers

With the largest selection of yarns from the United Kingdom and beyond, there's something for every project or stash! When you order from The Woolly Thistle you receive your yarn quickly and without the added cost or worry of international shipping. We love yarns with a story and invite you to join us in a little woolly wanderlust while we share the stories about our yarn producers, where the wool comes from and how the yarns are made.

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The Vanilla Sweater
Perfect as a palette cleanser between projects or for first-time knitters! The Vanilla Sweater Course is also available to guide you through each step. This sweater, with a silhouette that is flattering on all body shapes, can easily be adjusted to suit you perfectly!
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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!

Black Isle Yarns

Julie of Black Isle Yarns hand selects wool from the Black Isles in the Scottish Highlands. Black Isle Yarns are available in limited supply and we are so pleased to offer this special, place-based yarn.

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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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Uradale Yarns

Uradale Farm is the home of Native Shetland sheep cared for with certification by the Scottish Organic Producers Association. With these high standards, the result is an outstanding Organic Shetland yarn. Uradale is available in beautiful natural shetland shades along with dyed yarns inspired by the flowers and mosses found at Uradale Farm.


Kind Words From Customers


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


The Woolly Thistle is really my favorite online store


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


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! 


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


I love the selection of yarns from other countries!


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


I love the quality of wool that you provide!


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.