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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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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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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The Grey Sheep Co.

A small family farm on the Surrey Hampshire borders. The wool comes from their fine flocks exclusively nurtured and bred for their quality fiber. Every last fleece is hand sorted on the farm to ensure that only the best quality fibers go into their yarn.

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Kind Words From Customers


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


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


The Woolly Thistle is really my favorite online store


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.