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Frequently Asked Questions

Approximate knitting tensions on standard Domestic knitting machines

4ply Yarn  -  5 to 6 tension

3ply Yarn  -  3 to 4 tension

2ply Yarn - best to knit 2 ends per feeder so 4 to 5 tension

Chunky  - various knitting machines exist, so best to knit a trial square and adjust to preference.




How quickly will my order be processed?

We aim to process all orders (as long as the yarns are in stock) within 1-2 working days.  If for any reason there is a delay we will endeavour to contact you to let you know.



How much is postage?

For UK orders under £39.99 we charge £4.80 (2nd Class tracked and traced).  For orders over £39.99 it’s FREE UK Mainland ONLY !    Northern Ireland is classed as Offshore Uk and postage is chargable


Orders Under

Orders Over


3-5 days delivery
UK DELIVERY 1st Class Royal Mail
(Next day, not guaranteed)
£6.57 £6.57
NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY (only available on orders placed by 1pm) Monday to Friday £15.00 £15.00
48 HOUR DELIVERY Monday to Friday £10.00 £10.00
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY* 5-14 days  Priced by location  Priced by location


*For AUSTRALIA/CANADA/ICELAND/NEW ZEALAND/USA consignments we will confirm shipping costs to you post checkout and send a separate paypal payment request



Can you supply me a proof of purchase receipt?

Yes, all orders come automatically with a receipt, but if you want a more formal receipted invoice for your accounts please request this when you order.


Do you supply designer companies?

Yes, we certainly do!  Please contact us by phone or email, or by using the query form, letting us know who you are, the name of your business and based on your required quantities we can provide our designer pricing.


Are all your yarns on the website?

The majority of our yarns are on our website.  However, if you are looking for a specific yarn or for example bought a yarn from us a few years ago and can’t find it online anymore then please get in touch via phone, email or post (if it’s a yarn previously purchased from us and you have any ends left then please forward a sample to us in the post). We’ll definitely try and help you find what you are looking for!


Can I use any of your yarns for crocheting?

Yes, many of our yarns, including our mercerised cotton are now used widely for crochet.

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What do I use – cone or ball?

This is a question we get asked all the time!!  All our machine knitting yarns are on cones.

Some of our hand knits are also on cones as well as on balls.  By using cones for hand knitting you are actually saving costs, which is reflected in our pricing and you’ll also be glad to know that knitting from a cone reduces the number of knots in your knitting. 

And we’ll let you into a little secret – all wools you buy on balls actually start life on cones!  So we are simply cutting out a process, with the quality just as good, which is reflected in the number of customers now hand knitting direct from our cones.


I’m looking for a specific colour but can’t find it online...

If you are a small business and can order 12kilos to 30 kilos depending on yarn in one colour or  we can dye to your specific shade, no problem.


Can I come and visit you?

Yes, we’d love to see you!  We’re based in the City of Leicester and our Mill Shop will be open again after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm.
Friday 9am to 2pm 

As it can get very busy it is essential to book in advance.
Please phone +44 (0)116 240 4464 to book your visit. 

For how to find us please click here.

We look forward to seeing you!


Do you sell accessories for knitting machines?

Unfortunately, we don’t sell accessories for machines, but we’d recommend you contacting either BSK or Metropolitan who will be able to help. 

Click here to see our list of knitting machine suppliers.



If you have other questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you.

Either fill in the form below or call us on +44(0)116 240 4464




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