Little Houndales Knits was established in 2010 as a result of a love of yarn and a need for distraction from life's curve balls.
In the June of 2010, after our flock of Suffolk X sheep at Little Houndales Farm had been sheared, I searched the internet for a company that would spin the fleeces into yarn. After some research and several phone calls, The Natural Fibre Company in Cornwall created an aran weight yarn from the first batch of fleeces.
I then took a stall at two local Farmers' Markets one morning a month and it was here that I got a feel for the enthusiasm from knitters of how hard it was to find ‘proper wool’ and how pleased they were to find us! From these humble beginnings Little Houndales Knits now stocks a large selection of commercial yarns and premium branded knitting needles and notions - as well as our own-branded yarn of course.
We have an "Alladin’s Cave" for knitters and crocheters here at the farm with amazing yarns, fabulous pattern books from some of the biggest names in the hand-knitting industry, needles and hooks to suit every project, and some lovely notions. We also stock our own range of bespoke ceramic yarn bowls with designs unique to us.
We are open every Tuesday 10 am till 4 pm and Saturdays from noon till 4pm, when my assistant and I will welcome you to browse the yarns and patterns, pick up some tips if you need them and have a cuppa. We are both fanatical knitters/crocheters and are always happy to help you make the project you want. We are also online 24/7 with free UK delivery on orders over £20.