Welcome to The Woolly Thistle. We specialize in stocking the best yarns from the United Kingdom and Europe right here in the USA.
We scour the globe for hard to find knitting yarn from small producers and independent mills around the world.
When you order from The Woolly Thistle you receive your yarn quickly and without the added cost of international shipping.
I started my yarn journey on the longest night of the year, back in December 2011, when I embarked on knitting Kate Davies' Owlet Sweater for my then 5 year old daughter, Maya.
I had learned to knit (and had knitted various garments) as a young girl in Scotland but had put the knitting down for several years. Upon picking up my new circular needles on that December night, and while following the well written and friendly pattern by Kate Davies, a new appreciation and enjoyment for knitting grew and quickly became a passionate pursuit.
There followed lots more knitting and eventually a podcast. The Woolly Thistle Podcast (formerly known as New Hampshire Knits) published its first episode September 15, 2014.
The Woolly Thistle welcomes and seeks out customers, designers, authors and yarn makers of all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, locations, ages and orientations who possess a love of wool and craft.
We value your work and your contribution to making TWT a safe community. We are actively working to be anti-racist in our business as well as on a personal level too.
We value working with BIPOC designers who enjoy designing with the yarns we offer here at The Woolly Thistle. If you would like to work with us we encourage you to get in touch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.