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  Choose from thousands of knitting patterns, great value knitting yarns, a huge range of sock yarns, lace yarns, everything for baby knitting and a wide selection of knitting needles and books. New yarns, colours and patterns always being added
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Welcome to Modern Knitting

Spring update
Sirdar Cotton Rich Aran is a contemporary take on a classic Aran yarn with a light weight machine washable blend of 60% Cotton and 40% Acrylic giving it a soft and matt appearance. It comes in a range of modern classic that will create beautiful Aran knits for all the family.
Beachcomber DK is a beautiful machine washable natural 100% cotton yarn with a slub texture in a range of shades that evoke that perfect summer day and will knit to all most standard DK patterns. The Sirdar design studio has also created the most gorgeous Cotton 4 Ply yarn in a range of glorious shades combining classic and fashion colours. The mercerised sheen of Sirdar Cotton 4 Ply makes an incredibly smooth yarn creating the neatest and clearest of stitches in both knit and crochet.

Hayfield Fiesta DK is the essential colour pop yarn and part of the great quality, great value Hayfield Essentials range with a super-bright machine washable blend of 50% bamboo and 50% acrylic for an incredibly smooth and silky soft yarn

We have increased our range of felting patterns from Fiber Trends, which are  fun to knit, crochet and to felt and include bears, ballet slippers, mittens, hats, bags, llamas, clogs, boots, caps and even Easter Chickens

Downloadable knitting patterns

an ever increasing range of digital patterns for women, babies, men, unisex and the family to knit and crochet and to download instantly

plus Wildhorse Farm sock knitting and accessories patterns by Lisa Parker and the only place to buy Wildhorse patterns. HeartStrings Fibre Arts, established by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, to bring quality instruction to knitters who want their items to be special, practical and fun to knit
New Baby Knitting yarn

Hayfield Baby Sparkle DK is the prettiest member of the great quality and value Hayfield Essentials range with a blend of 97% Acrylic and 3% sparkly silver Polyter in a girly range of glitterycolours. Hayfield Baby Sparkle is machine washable and creates the most perfect knits to wear with party dresses
Sock yarns

Our sock knitting collection of hand dyed, hand painted, nearly solid colours and self-patterning and self-striping 4 ply and 6 ply ranges is developing a very international flavour.

Checkout Lornas Laces  and Claudia 4 ply from America, Katia Ole from Spain, Rowan and Cygnet from the UK and Trekking, Austermann, Schoppel Wolle, Regia and Opal from Germany

Classic scarf yarns back in stock at sale prices

We have restocked our range of Katia scarf yarns such as Marylin (left)  with a fringe along the edges and classic such as Ondas (right)Rocio and Triana at just £4.75 a ball. We also have limited stock of Katia Evita, Tutu and Sole plus Sirdar Spellbound and Wendy Nina, Many have been reduced and one ball will make a scarf, wrap or shawl in no time. And remember - once there gone there gone