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Knit Wits On Line Wool and Yarn Shop is rapidly getting a reputation as one of the foremost wool stockists in the south-west; based in Penzance in the far west of Cornwall it is owned and run by Julia Hopson, also well known for her Guinness World Record Knitting Needles, which are on view in the shop.
Our online wool shop is the culmination of nine months' work trying to copy the wool shop experience as closely as possible on-line. To this end, you can search this site by brand, colour, pattern and yarn weight - just as you can in the shop itself. In addition, our unique "yarn convertor" will convert how many balls of yarn you will need when you want to knit an item in a different yarn to the one specified on the pattern - just as the staff would do in the shop.
When you place an order you will be asked for your card details and delivery address. From this our system calculates your postage and - if you are outside the EU - it deducts the UK VAT (currently 20%). Once it has done this you will see the final payment page and be asked to "Submit Order". Only at this point does the order come through to us. Up until then you can change your order as many times as you like.
We hope you will enjoy our on-line shop and will get the chance to visit us in Penzance in the near future.
yarn converter"how many balls of wool will I need if I use a different wool?"
Our unique Yarn Converter works it out for all our stock.
knitwits newsNEW! Juliet Summer Tweed from Debbie Bliss
Debbie Bliss's new yarn for Summer 2014 is here - and it's gorgeous! I think this is the nicest yarn Debbie has produced for a long time - and the patterns are equally lovely - summer tops, jackets and even a two-piece! Here at Knit Wits, we are very excited about Juliet!
NEW! Summer Print Shades and Patterns from Rico!
Following on from the success of Summer Print last year, Rico have now added new multi-colours and plain colours to this range plus 8 new patterns! This tape yarn is quick and easy to knit up but feels light and airy - perfect for summer tops and over-garments.
NEW! Summer Yarns from Adriafil
We have two lovely new yarns from Italian yarn makers Adriafil for spring/summer: Carioca and Energia. Energia (pictured) is a sparkly cotton blend. Carioca (see picture when you click "read more") is a smooth, silky linen and cotton blend. Both yarns are Aran weight and come with patterns for summer tops. Both yarns are gorgeous!
NEW! Moods and Moods Duet from King Cole
Two lovely new yarns from King Cole - Moods has coloured flecks in it and Moods Duet changes colour subtly. There are 8 patterns with each yarn but, being a standard DK weight, the patterns are interchangeable and it can also be knitted to your favourite DK patterns.
NEW Alchimia Cowl
As the cold, wet weather continues to bite I have designed a cowl from Adriafil's lovely Alchimia Super Chunky yarn. It can be worn 5 different ways so is as versatile as can be! Kit price includes 4 balls of yarn and a FREE pattern. Kit knits on 9mm needles so is quick and easy too! Click on "Adriafil" and then "Alchimia Cowl Kits" to see the colours and place your order. Don't forget to sign up for our new monthly Newsletter when placing your order!
Stylecraft Alpaca DK In Stock!
New from Stylecraft is their Alpaca DK! Great colour range and patterns and lovely and warm as the winter just keeps on going!
Keep Calm and Carry on Knitting Mugs Back In Stock!!
I don't usually like to mention the "C" word too early and I certainly don't put decorations up until December but - for those of you getting organised early - our Keep Calm and Carry On Knitting Mugs are back in stock!! Perfect for coffee and tea in bed whilst opening your stocking on "the day". Also perfect for presents for your knitting loved ones - buy now to avoid disappointment and make your knitter's day!!
Milano from Debbie Bliss
Milano from Debbie Bliss is new for autumn/winter 2013. It is a gorgeous, textured, tweedy yarn which produces a firm fabric - perfect for jackets and coats as well as warm winter jumpers. I have knitted the Peplum Jacket from her new magazine and can confirm that the yarn is lovely to knit with and equally lovely to wear!
New Winter Yarns From Adriafil!
Our new Autumn/Winter Yarns have now arrived from Adriafil in Italy and are truly gorgeous! Check out my latest blog entry for the details or - indeed - go to our Adriafil pages!
Cotswold Leaves Shawl and Filigran Laceweight
Having knitted Val Turner's Cotswold Leaves Shawl for my Olympic Ravellenic Project last year, I am very pleased that we are now selling the pattern and yarn as a kit! This was my first shawl and I found the pattern straightforward - and the finished shawl is an absolute beauty! Quite possibly the most perfect summer project!