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Who we areKnit Wits On Line Wool and Yarn Shop. To keep up to date with what’s new, become a follower on Julia’s Blog!
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 newsKing Cole Opium Has Arrived!
King Cole's much advertised new yarn "Opium" has now arrived in stock! Its thick and thin nature gives an interesting texture and the terrific meterage makes it a very economical knit with most garments knitting from just 2-4 balls - which, at just £4.99 per ball, is very good value indeed! Perfect for summer projects.
New Yarns from Adriafil!
Summer yarns are arriving and our first are from Italian yarn company, Adriafil. As ever, they are unusual, exceptional quality and quite simply glorious. Check our Adriafil's pages for the full details and see my blog for my summer top knitted in Margarita. (We also have new colours in King Cole's Bamboo Cotton and Galaxy DK!!)
Christmas at Knit Wits
Sadly - and somewhat shockingly - a week before Christmas Knit Wits shop was burgled. Amongst other things, our laptop was taken. We are now getting back to normal but we have lost ALL emails prior to December 20th. If you are waiting to hear from us or have pre-ordered yarn -I'm afraid we have no way of contacting you so you need to contact us again. Please be assured that security was never compromised as we don't keep card details and everything is password protected. Please read our BLOG for further details
New Yarns from King Cole!
New for this winter we now have Galaxy Chunky (the gorgeous yarn with sequins!) and new baby Candystripe. Both yarns come with lots of lovely new patterns too!
Cornish Organic Wool DK now available in 50g balls!
Cornish Organic Wool has now introduced its DK range in 50g balls and in a whole new range of fabulous colours!