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

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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!

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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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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Kind Words From Customers


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!


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


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.


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.


I love the selection of yarns from other countries!


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

Best Selling Kit
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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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.