The Woolly Thistle welcomes RiverKnits from the UK and their silky smooth 100% Wensleydale 4ply yarn. The couple who are RiverKnits live on this idillic river boat with their young son, and while they used to also run their dye business from the boat as well they have since grown out of that space and now do their dyeing on terra firma. RiverKnits fits perfectly into our mission here at The Woolly Thistle of working with British yarns sourced locally. We are delighted to be working with them!
Here's a little introduction to the couple behind RiverKnits!
"RiverKnits is jointly run by Becci and Markus. We first started dyeing yarn at home on our narrowboat, which was moored on the River Nene at the time. We both left our high-pressure corporate engineering jobs, which enabled us to work at our own pace while exploring the UK waterways, and to spend time with our young son. After a couple of years, the business grew and we moved it into a studio in Weedon, Northamptonshire, and we reclaimed the boat fully as our living space.
We are both knitters and crocheters and we love wool, especially when it’s sustainably sourced. RiverKnits wool yarn is all sourced from British breeds and much of it is spun in the UK too. We are proud supporters of the Campaign for Wool. Our range currently includes Bluefaced Leicester, Wensleydale, and Jacob, all fantastic breeds with different characteristics."
Breed: 100% Wensleydale
Package: 100g / 382 yards
We are delighted to also offer RiverKnits' hand-dyed 100% Jacob yarn and you can see that here!