This is a list of sites I’ve found I refer to constantly for both my knitting and vintage needs:

download Handweavers Studio
They sell a great range of very fine yarns which are ideal for fine knitting (particularly fair isle), plus some more unusual yarns such as bamboo, tencel and rayon.

download Toft Alpaca
Toft produce a wonderfully fine alpaca, some of the softest I’ve ever handled (and I’ve handled a lot)

download  Jamieson & Smith
Excellent quality Shetland Wool providers, good range of colours, particularly useful for vintage patterns calling for 2 and 3-ply yarns.

download Fyberspates
Produce a beautiful quality 4-ply silk/merino mix which says it all in the title: Scrumptious.

download  Ravelry
No need to preach to the converted, but if you haven’t come across this site, it’s an imperative for all knitaholics.  Wonderful project planning section plus groups and forums, opportunities to learn and connect with other like-minded knitters.

download Loop
A world of unusual and great-quality yarns at your fingertips. If you’re ever stuck for inspiration, have a browse through their well-organised site.

download  I Knit London
Great community website for knitters from the London-based shop.  Watch out for events, classes and knitting groups.

download  Knit On The Net
Run by Susan Crawford, knitwear designer, vintage fashion lover and author of ‘A Stitch In Time: Vintage Patterns 1920-1949′. Great free patterns as well as handy tips and knitting news. Also writes a blog under the pseudonym ‘Just Call Me Ruby’.

download  Ida Rose
Lovely site from the U.S. full of public domain 20th century reproductions – Fleisher’s, Bear Brand, Corticelli etc.  Well worth a look, especially for the 1930s books.  Will post internationally.

download Freddies of Pinewood
Excellent value ’40s and ’50s repro clothing, highly recommend their dungarees.

Pattern Sales

Unfortunately I haven't been able to spend so much time on pattern sales recently and the site has suffered as a result, so sadly I've decided not to continue with selling vintage knitting patterns. read more ...

About Me

I've been knitting and crocheting since the age of seven, taught by my mum and nans who instilled in me a love of the patterns they knitted from originally. Over the years I developed a style of my own, adapting these wonderful designs for a modern fit and yarn choice. read more ...

Vintage Tips

If you're new to the vintage knitting pattern game, have a look at these useful tips first - they'll help you decide which wool to use and if the pattern needs adapting ...

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