Kathy's Knits


64a Broughton Street
0131 556 4837

Our Yarns

We stock some of the finest yarns from across the British Isles, a few of which are exclusive to our shop in the Edinburgh area. While much is centred around Scottish breeds, our stock includes yarns from the Shetlands to Guernsey from hand-picked producers. Here are just a few examples :

Best of British

Our yarns are sourced from a select group of British farmers and suppliers including Blacker Yarns, New Lanark, JCRennie, Jamieson & Smith, Woolyknits, Baa ram ewe and Eden Cottage. All have been carefully chosen for their superb quality, range and reputation.

Hebridean Breed
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We specialise in natural fibre and hand-dyed yarns in beautiful colours, shades and textures to satisfy even the most demanding knitters. And, as part of our quality control, we regularly visit our suppliers and input ideas into product development.

As well as mohair and alpaca, we stock 100% natural wool from some of the rare Scottish and English breeds, the Channel Islands and the Falklands. Our own brand Hebridean yarn is of the highest quality and our Hebridean/Mohair 4-ply blends mohair with the natural dark Hebridean fleece to enhance its softness and ability to work with dyes. When available we stock yarn from St Kilda sheep.

Other breeds include Shetland, Blue-faced Leicester, Romney and Wensleydale, giving us a varied range of weights, colours and textures for all kinds of hand-knit and machine knit projects.

Knitting needles