August 19th - October 7th

2022 Sweater KAL

Our Annual Sweater Knitting Event!

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! Silhouette is flattering on all body shapes + can easily be adjusted
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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!

Birlinn Yarn

"Our products, like our Hebridean sheep, are rare and small in number. Sustainably produced, they glean their aesthetic qualities from the Hebridean landscape and culture." - Meg Rodger 

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Daughter of a Shepherd

The Daughter of a Shepherd journey began with the 2015 clip of the Hebridean sheep who graze Escrick Park Estate. We aim to support all aspects of British manufacturing in our processing and production.

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UIST Wool

UIST Wool runs a spinning Mill & Wool Centre on the island of Grimsay in North Uist, part of the Outer Hebrides an island archipelago off the north west coast of Scotland.

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Kind Words From Customers

★★★★★

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 selection of yarns from other countries!

Donna
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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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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
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I love the quality of wool that you provide!

Laura

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.