Law escapee sought refuge in sticks and string whilst studying, was much saddened by the closure of a local yarn shop so she set out on her own. In the five years since she's bought out the two other business partners, won two awards and built the most amazing, positive, affirming and conscientious little business in the centre of Nottingham and she'd love you to be part of it too. Here is our yarn shop manifesto:
The shop needs to be comfy, cosy and colourful so we've stuffed Knit Nottingham full of the best yarns in a rainbow of colours, tonnes of fabulous patterns and needles and notions to set your heart a flutter. Customers are welcome to sit and chat whilst perusing our wares (we have six chairs to prove it) and we also offer a 'partner-sitting' service to keep them out of your hair (Eleanor can literally talk about anything!).
We stock a comprehensive range of yarn from King Cole, Cygnet, Patons and Regia. Every yarn we stock is something that we love and want to knit with and we don't worry about choosing colours because once we've chosen to stock a yarn then we get every available one. Our yarns conform to standard yarn weights and we're more than happy to help with substitutions. We set out to be reasonably priced - not necessarily the cheapest but just good, honest value for money (and knitting time).
Every skein of yarn deserves a great pattern so we've got over 300 good'uns for you. They range from laceweight to superchunky, the most complicated cables to the simplest of garter stitch and there's something for every member of the family (including ted!). We keep them frequently updated - new ones every month or so - so you can keep up with the trends.
Have a pattern that you don't understand? Coming back after a long hiatus? Don't worry - we can help you there too! Eleanor is our resident tutor with over four years experience in teaching knitting and crochet (including for the National Trust and featured on the BBC!) with a straight-talking, patient, fun and flexible approach to the craft because it's only sticks and string afterall. Our classes are well organised and topics range from beginners' knitting and crochet and how to alter (or even design your own) patterns to fit and flatter. Due to Eleanor being available at the shop for the rest of the week, our lessons are supported unlike any others - forgotten that fancy little stitch we learnt last Sunday? Pop in after work and we'll get you sorted, we're open until 6.30pm afterall. Get in contact if you want Eleanor at your event.
We are the only independent, local, yarn shop in Nottingham City Centre so we like to be involved all things crafty and social. We organise regular pub meets, knit and crochet alongs and a yearly shop birthday party that is the highlight of the social calender in Nottingham (or if nothing else, lots of cheap booze and tasty cakes). We have good links with the local universities, colleges and schools and help out local charities when we can with bags of donated yarn and needles. Join us on our active Facebook group, our lively Twitter feed and our dedicated Ravelry group.
Love the Knit Nottingham gang.
91 Mansfield Road
0115 947 4239
Mon - Sat: 10.30 - 18.30