Kathy’s Knits has brought yarn back to Broughton Street, Edinburgh!
Our Edinburgh knitting shop stocks a wide range of high quality British yarns in a warm and welcoming environment. You’ll find all kinds of needles, crochet hooks, patterns, books and accessories, as well as fleeces and spindles for spinning.
Whether you’re a seasoned yarnie or just starting out, our shelves are stacked full of inspiring ideas and solutions. And, of course, there’s helpful support and advice on hand when you need it.
Our website can only give you a flavour of what we offer. There’s nothing quite like seeing the yarn, feeling the texture, and being able to chat things over. So, we invite you to pop in, browse at your leisure, bring your knitting and let us help you with your latest knitting project.
Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2020
Many of you will be as disappointed as me that there is no EYF in 2020.
Hopefully it will return in 2021.
Some people have already told me that they are coming next March anyway. The overall experience of coming to Edinburgh and Scotland, including visits to yarn shops,is an experience they would like to sample for the first time or repeat.
For that reason, we intend to announce events and guest appearances in the shop during March 2020, in conjunction with Lucy Hague, our friend, the well known pattern designer. We will update you in the months ahead once we have agreed the programme.
A Special Event at Kathy’s Knits in the lead up to Edinburgh Yarn Festival
On 19-20 March, before the official event starts, Lucy Hague, the well known designer, will be launching a new pattern at Kathy’s Knits. Lucy will be at the shop to talk about her work, give advice, and sell her books and patterns. Lucy is not at EYF this year, so this is your chance to meet her.
Also, On Wednesday 20th March, the Kathy’s Knits knitting group will be meeting at the Ox in Broughton Street to chat, eat, drink and knit. Guests are encouraged. You are very welcome to join in. The whole upstairs is booked out for knitters from 7pm, so please pop in if you can.
Finest British Yarns
100% of the stock in our knitting shop is sourced from small, independent farms and producers from within the British Isles. This helps to support smaller, local, sustainable farms. It also minimises the impact on the environment and allows us to offer some exclusive yarns, not available elsewhere in Scotland.
Our natural fibre wool, mohair and rare breed yarns are of the highest quality thanks to a combination of bulk, resilience, softness and warmth.
At Kathy’s Knits 100% of our stock is sourced from small, independent farms and producers from within the British Isles.